Friday, February 25, 2011


I have this little running game with the kidlets. I tell them I love them but don't tell anybody. Then the proceed to say "but mom everybody already knows you love me."

Today the oldest added on that all mothers love their kids. I told him a few don't but yes most do.

Then I got to thinking about it. According to Biblical love most parents DO NOT love their children.

Heb. 12
5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Proverbs 13:24
24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Hebrews 12:6 (King James Version)
6For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

As we can see Biblical parental love is not an emotion, it's an action.

There is a reason why Titus 2 commands the aged women to TEACH the young women to LOVE their children. It just doesn't come naturally to us. They must teach and we must be willing to learn.

Titus 2
3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Do you see that last phrase there,that the the word of God be not blasphemed. This is serious business ladies.

Have you loved your kids lately. I know I have one sweet bundle that could stand to have a little more biblical love applied.

Alright I've had enough rebuking for the day how about you:-)

Emphasis mine.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gas Prices?!?!

So everyone knows that gas is super expensive right know but how really does it hit home?

Well yesterday was run around town day. I filled up at 9:00 to the tune of $75- ouch!

By 3:45 I had drove 65 miles. I picked up the SIL and went to two Target stores, the "meat" store, the discount bread store, dropped off SIL, home, to school to pick up kids, to the discount food store, the bank, post office, back to school to pay for volleyball camp for Lula then home again jiggidy jog.

Well our 12 year old paid for mini that we love and adore because she is paid for, get 15 miles to the gallon city and 17 miles to the gallon highway. Yes I know that is awful but remember she is paid for and very cheap to insure for so we deal with it.

So my 33 dollars spent isn't the actual cost if I add gas it cost me an additional 13 bucks, so much for being frugal. Do you know how much food I could buy with 13 dollars -ugh?

So for the next week or two I am declaring 3 mandatory stay at home days. Mon., Tues., and Thurs.

So how much are you spending? How much does that quick run the Meijer really cost you, I know it cost me almost a whole gallon of gas to run there. How about those extra activities that the kids are in?

So here's to being "green" and saying no to the extra trips even if they are good deals.

Photo Credit

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

two worlds collide

You know the world were the bathroom is clean enough to take a picture and the world were I actually take the picture. So here finally are the pics of the bathroom you have all been waiting on pins and needles for:-)

So here is our new floor. It's she beautiful!!!
She used to be half linoleum and half WHITE CARPET!!! Gross!!! Gag!!! Yuck!! Who puts carpet in a bathroom? Definitely not somebody with a handful of kids.
Okay in all honestly this is what is usually looks like, sigh. The house will be clean when they all move out right?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Target Run- Run to Target ASAP

Target is running a pretty sweet frozen food deal this week. Buy ANY 7 frozen food items get a $5 gift card!! Here is what $23 bucks will buy you.
If you take off the fruit snacks our total would be just under 19 dollars.!! 19 dollars for 42 items. That's an average of 45 cents a piece. Or you can just think of it as taking 71 cents off each item. Veggies 99- 71 = 28 cents!!! OJ 1.19-.71= 38 cents!!! Mini ice creams 99-71= 28 cents!! Fruit bars 1.99- 71= 1.38!!! Old orchard juice 99-71= 28 cents.
This week is the week to buy veggies and juice. The kids are begging for more fruit bars because they are so yummy but we'll see.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Our Valentine's Day

Here is a few pictures of our Valentine's Day candle light dinner. Who knew that eating burgers by candle light would make them SO happy. The candles lead to hearts and decorations strung from the ceiling fan. In the back of the kids is the valentine that Lula made for Isaac and I, love her!!!
Little fun fact for you too. Kids are much easier to get out of bed when the pancakes are heart shaped.
I hope you had a happy day with your special loves!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here is my attempt to take better pictures of my kids than the gal at Sears. They're not great but better than lasts night family picture disaster!! She's one today!!! Sweet baby girl!