Fun with Friends

We had our first “swim” play date of the season.

Since my girls don’t swim, purely by choice, it was more of a wade in the water day.

Look how decked out my baby is for the water though!

011 Dude, life vest and goggles just to get a little wet!!

She cracks me up!!

She actually with Mommy trying not to be overly protective, took herself all the way around the pool holding on to the sides.

I was impressed!010

We did picnic by the pool too.

Strawberries, grapes and pb&j, you can’t beat that!!

Oh and orange juice with frozen strawberries!! Yummy!!


“Your children are the greatest gift


will give you,

and their souls the heaviest responsibility

He will place in your hands.

Take time with them,

teach them to have faith in God.

Be a person in whom they can have faith.

When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”

~Lisa Wingate


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


weird facts…

1.. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. The more you dream.
2.. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg.
3.. The smallest is the male sperm.
4.. You use 200 muscles to take one step.
5.. The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.
6.. Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.
7.. A pair of human feet contain 250,000 sweat glands.
8.. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.
9.. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
10.. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
11.. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
12.. The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.
13.. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.
14.. At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.
15.. There is about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
16.. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
17.. The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.
18.. Your teeth start developing (in your gums) 6 months before you are born.
19.. When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
20.. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.
21.. Your thumb is the same length as your nose.


~friend shared them with me and I am forwarding the wacky to you!!


Have a blessed day friend!!

Our Snack Today

0053 ingredients to make my kiddos happy!!

I got the cute star marshmallows just for fun.

006The kiddos got this on each of their plates.

008They stack them up into pretty flowers.

No tops yet.

009Put them in the microwave for 1 minute and watch them grow!!

013Love the smooshy middles!!

011Then we squish them down with the tops…

014oohheeyy goohheeyy goodness!!


21 beautiful reminders

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it.
FIVE. When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say ‘God bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
SIX TEEN. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY-ONE Spend some time alone.

— the Anthony Robbins organization

Oh No You Did Not Just Say That!!!

Okay, I am starting this off with a quote.

Phot credit: Prolife=ProGod

Here is the video clip:

Color me irritated with this woman.


Also, the definition of the word indoctrination is brainwashing.


indoctrinate  (ɪnˈdɒktrɪˌneɪt) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. to teach (a person or group of people) systematically to accept doctrines, esp uncritically
2. rare  to impart learning to; instruct

Now for the Wikipedia definition…



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Indoctrination is the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies or a professional methodology (see doctrine).[1] It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine they have learned.[2] As such the term may be used pejoratively, often in the context of education, political opinions, theology or religious dogma. The term is closely linked to socialization; in common discourse, indoctrination is often associated with negative connotations, while socialization refers to cultural or educational learning.



So now I remember when I was not happy with Hilary Clinton for telling me I needed a village to raise my munchkins.

She may not be mothering enough to raise one child all on her own and need help.

Well then good for her to be out there asking for the help she needs.

She can also butt her way out of telling me how to raise my kids.

Maybe that was not her intention with her stupid book.  That is how I, and quite a few of my friends, took it though.

I did not do a post on that book or her statements.

I just felt sorry for her.

Now for this…Melissa Harris-Perry…I am insulted.

She is following Hitler.

She is  not out right murdering those who have opinions.

She is doing this in a more sneaky way, under the radar of those not paying attention. She is promoting the plan that slowly weeds out the Americans who think. She said that ” We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.” She just said my children are not my own!!! Are you kidding me???? Trust me, all of my babies were connected to ME via umbilical cord. The government was not all up in my uterus! They did not even cut the cords!! That was my husband who did that!! Government was not even in the room!! I was not a surrogate mother!! THESE ARE MY CHILDREN!! MY GIFT FROM GOD!!! I did not see government getting up in the middle of the night to feed or change them. I did not see the government go out and pick them up when they fell at the park, give them comfort and maybe a bandaid. I did not see one person in the government, ever, bring my children an outfit or a pair of shoes when they grew out of what they were wearing. They did not take my kids to church, practice, parties, the park, on vacation, to dinner and the list goes on. Not one time did the government offer to love and cherish my most precious children, yet this woman says that these children belong to them?

Oh wait, and she says ” once we realize this we will make better investments in government, indoctrination of children.”

She just put it right out there, that she believes in brainwashing the children of America.

Is she hoping that most of us are not of enough intelligence to know what brainwashing is??

How is this not just like Hitler?

He wanted to do the same thing.

Because it comes from a lady who has some education it is okay now?

I am flabbergasted.


Here is what HSLDA has to say about her on their facebook page:

From HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris:

“I am too busy to be dealing with this, but I am too outraged to say nothing. Obama’s new budget calls for widespread funding for preschool for four year olds. He claims that we need to be preparing workers for the global economy.

Several observations.

1. There is no evidence that such programs provide ANY lasting educational benefit.
2. There is no evidence that such programs actually prepare workers for the global economy.
3. I don’t want my children being prepared as workers in the global economy, I want them to be prepared to lead America.
4. Now we now what this MSNBC promo was all about. The village wants our kids. We need more “investments” for the village’s kids. Balderdash. They want our kids lest any of us raise our children to think differently than their worldview.
5. I am sick and tired of paying for other people’s babysitters.”

Here is a quote from John Hancock:
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” -John Hancock, 1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence, History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.


My children are heaven given and no man ought to take from me.

I do not care what plan she is a part of to retard the children of the future.

I will still instruct my children to question, pray and think for themselves.

Not to follow the mainstream unless it is right for them at that moment and to still always question.

I know many others were offended by her words just as I was.

It is our duty to defend our children, nurture their minds and strengthen their faith in the Lord.


I really think this woman was another sign that Jesus is coming soon!

Morning Friend


Today is: Friday

Outside is: foggy and drizzling. I actually really like it!!

I can smell: the dampness in the air.

In the oven for dinner: I am planning on making what I call “root dish”. I take out my good old pyrex and fill it with inch size cuts of carrots, potatoes, onions and bell peppers. Then I take olive oil and drizzle it over the tops. Next I season the veggies with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder all to taste. Then I put my clean hands in there and massage it all up so that every little veggie has some seasoning and oil on it. Cover them up with foil and let them take a nap in my oven at 350 for about 45 minutes. Oh my gosh the house smells sooooooo good when they are almost done!! Yummy!! Then I will serve that up with a little bit of sausage and voila! Hardly any dishes and a delicious meal!!

What I have been thinking about: wow, so much. I have been thinking about this past week. My husband, my marriage, my kids, home schooling (am I teaching them enough), ministry, college for the oldest, crazy stuff in the world… it just has been a week of ADD in my brain!! One of the biggest ones though this week is the fact that my children are being tested at school this week. Yes they are home schooled. Through the school that we home school through they require that the kids are tested every year just to see where they are at. It is just to make sure, kind of, that the parents are not just putting their little sweeties in front of the tv and saying “watch PBS and you will learn something”. Also it is supposed to help us parents know where our kiddos are at. That would be great if we knew what was on the test before so we could teach them that information. We all use our own curriculum from various sources that are not all the same. We all tend to try to find what our kids are in to and try to educate them with those ideas in mind. For example, my daughter loves baking. I then tell her that she is going to be working on research reports and her topic will be gluten free cookies. So now she looks up information on the internet, in books and her dad finds her a local gluten free  bakery that will allow her to come and watch them make gluten free merange cookies. We bring some home. She does her report. She tries to make them herself. Now not only has my daughter learned how to write a research report but it is a life lesson as well. How do you test a child on paper about all that she learned doing this?  This is why I get nervous with testing. I know how much she learned doing this kind of learning, but will it show up on the stupid pigeon hole test she has to take? If her score is not “up there” will she still feel she did well this year? Well, I know she will pass on “how” to write a paper and the grammar part. This kind of stuff has really been filling up my mind this week.

The project I have been working on: Actually I had the two older kiddos working on their home school testimonies.  I was impressed with what they wrote. I will ask them if I can post what they have given me. It was really good.

My mood today: I am a bit deflated. I know that my daughter is graduating and she is not excited about it at all. She is not wanting any of the celebration that comes with it. She is just wanting to spend it with us. That part is fine with me. I thought my whole graduation was stupid. I did it. I did not even get to do my hair the way I wanted to. I had to go in a style my mother chose. I hated it. I looked stupid and did not want to be there. I was embarrassed. I did not want the party after. I did not want to spend time with family that did not really care about me. Where were they while I was growing up? Did they ever come over and do stuff with me? Did they ever call and just want to chit chat? Did they know anything about me at all? Did they know I did not live with my mom? No. They just came out of family duty. I got luggage ( I have still only used twice) and a couple  checks. I thought the whole thing was retarded. So I understand where my daughter is coming from. She has the same opinion. I think it is important to my husband though…how do I get her to see that? How do I get her to see that sometimes we do things for others. I did. I did the whole graduation thing for my mom, not for me. Maybe this is something that she should do for her dad. So I am deflated I guess for my husband, because I want this for him. I know he is proud of her and wants to show off that she had graduated! She is entering into the world now. He wants to celebrate BIG for her, his first baby. She can’t see that. I will continue to try to show her that it may be an amazing thing to share with her dad…a moment of pride.

What I am reading: Well I finished that book Vietnam: I Pledge Allegiance that I was reading with Michael Jr. I am still trying to finish Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul and Desecration: Left Behind Series #9. I am reading my one year bible every day. I love to read but have not been finding the time this week to just sit down and read.

School stuff: Oh I am so stoked!! Where the kiddos go for testing, there is a used curriculum sale. I just got my main curriculum for Belle for $10 yesterday!!! It is the MFW 1st grade I love My Father’s World. It is just really expensive. I watch ebay and go to the used curriculum sites for the books. This book that I got yesterday is $99 used. I got it for $10!!!!! It is in great shape too!! I am so excited!! I left it out on the counter all day just so I could walk past and do the happy dance when I passed it!!! Whoo hoo!!

Our Bible Verse this Week: ” And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.” Acts 10:42

Picture to share:

donations to habitat 222(I am doing the happy dance over here!!)

Have a blessed weekend friend!

On a Prayer Chain

I have been part of a prayer chain since Palm Sunday.

Everyday at 3:30 and 4:30 am, then again at 3:30 pm I am praying for friends who are visiting Russia and Germany right now.

Early, I know.

My husband gets up at that time, so since I get up with him it is not that big of a deal. I do know that the time difference means that they really need to be covered in prayer over there at that time too. The reason for the prayer chain is so special. My friends are on a missions trip. They are educating the youth in Russia and Germany about the tragedy of abortion.

Here is how they were asking for prayer…

“Please join us in prayer for an upcoming Russia & Germany missions trip that a team of us are going on. Please pray for the Spirit’s leading, unity of the team, hearts of the Russian kids that we will be with, their teachers, the translators, the Russian church that is planning everything and coordinating the camp, a Pro-Life conference that we will be having at the church in educating on fetal development, abortion procedures, abstinance, sexual integrity, post abortion & and sexual abuse healing, the church to receive God’s healing from abortion and sexual abuse/trauma, and for all the provisions needed for us to go and for the needs in Russia & Germany. If you would like to be on our prayer chain while we are gone, we would SOOOOOO appreciate it. We definitely need to be covered in prayer. The dates of the trip are March 23-April 16.”

Why is it so important that Russians learn about this?

Did you know that in Russia the average woman has 4 abortions in her lifetime?

It is thought of as a type of birth control.

This breaks my heart.

High abortion rates drive debate on contraceptive methods in Russia

Photo Source: PhotoXPress

I was shocked to read that there are 50 abortions for every 1,000 women of childbearing age in Russia.

In Germany the number is less then 10 per 1,000.

That is still 10 too many yet better than here in America where ours is 20 per 1,000.


There were about 65 kids at this camp they were running.

I have heard that they had divine conversations everyday with the kids!

It has been life changing for everyone.

So many kids hearing and seeing just how much God loves them!!

Here is what I was sent about how things have been going out there for them…

“We have seen the Lord change so many hearts. The first few days at camp the kids were shy and not really expressive. By the third day you could see walls coming down. They would share their stories with you and there was not a dry eye. By the last day at camp no one wanted to leave and there were so many tears….. They are very open. We get text messages, Facebook messages, & calls everyday from them wanting to come see the team and spend time together.”

Praise God!!

What an special event to be a part of.

So glad the Lord opened so many young hearts to the truth.

Now for many of them healing can begin.

It is such a blessing to see prayers being answered!


Isaiah 61:1-3 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.


If you feel you would like to pray for the missionaries too I know it would be so well received.