Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Banana splits made with SoDelicious vanilla, bananas, Santa Cruz organic caramel syrup (sadly, has been discontinued since we purchased it), Ah!laska chocolate syrup, crushed pineapple, walnuts, and frozen strawberries and mangoes.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do...I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature...For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out....For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing...Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it...What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
But I'm counting on 2 Corinthians 12:9.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
...and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain. (1 Corin. 15:10)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Very fun night! 2/3 of the kiddos fell asleep on the way home. Ryan and I hit the couch for another two episodes of Friday Night Lights. It is our new favorite show. We are just on season one right now. If you don't watch it, I highly recommend it. Definitely a good one for husband and wife to agree upon. We love the characters, and it's the most realistic show we've ever seen.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Now my question to you is this: What is the greatest thing your spouse could do for you? (And you know, you could always mistakenly leave your answer on the computer screen for him to "find.")
I guess my best answer would be - pray for me. Beyond that, I think the greatest thing he does for me is take the kids out of the house for a few hours. It is unbelieveable how much I accomplish and how clear-headed I feel when they return. House is clean, lessons are prepared, and I'm ready to get back to it. I guess that would be a close tie with a foot or head rub. Or you know, back, arm, whatever.
If you feel like answering, all you have to do is leave your response in the comment box. And if you want to get in on more questions, link up at Island Life.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And...sometimes I get so disorganized, I find something like this in the back of my fridge. :0
This is exactly what our laundry room...I mean, my daughter's room looks like right now...and yet, here I sit.
Tornado and I ARE going to get the homeschool room clean TODAY...I just know it...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Next, he was eager to delve back into his The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions. He chose to make - what else - a tornado in a bottle. He read the directions, measured, and put in the ingredients of water, glitter, and dishwashing liquid. His brother and sister enjoyed playing with it when they got home.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I do love to cook, but it's really hard, as any mother knows, to find balance. I think "making meals from scratch" has really been one of the things that has slipped around here. We've started relying on "Amy" too much. Anyway, I needed a little push in the right direction, which is what Sheri, the homeschooling mother of five at Green and Crunchy , has done for me. I have been stocking my pantry and fridge with all the ingredients I see in raw foods recipes. I have purchased more storage containers because...it's more fun to cook or to eat raw if everything is pretty and organized. :)
My first foray was spinach popsicles and spinach smoothies. I'm not going to lie...when I first thought about it, it made me make a face. (Much like my dear mother who exclaimed something like, "Yuck!" when her excited grandchildren told her about their green popsicles...she quickly realized what she'd said and recanted with, "Oh, that sounds good!") The first day I poured myself a spinach smoothie, I used a tiny glass. However, the next day I used my tallest glass. It's good! It really is. I use almost a whole bag of frozen spinach with each batch. (I will try fresh kale next time; we just have a lot of spinach in our freezer from the 10 for $10 sale at Kroger.)