Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Isaiah helped make our Apple Pie

Grandma is the best

"close to u" and her little toes too.

Isaiah was overjoyed to share a pallet with Grandma.

Emma love her Grandma very much.

Fun Lessons

Emma wanted to keep Bubba close while she worked. She kept saying "hug u" and "look Bubba".

Bubba loves it

Emma kept saying "look mommy!"

Isaiah's History coloring page


Saturday, October 25, 2008

There are a few things that you have to get right the first time around.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Discontentment is not a product of circumstances; it is the state of the soul.
Debbie Pearl

Monday, October 20, 2008

Your relationship with your husband is the single most important role you will ever play. If you fail here, then you have failed at your life's work and have missed God's perfect plan.
Debbie Pearl ( Created To Be His Helpmeet)


Friday, October 17, 2008

Elijah laughing at his daddy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"At Home"

Being a stay at home wife and mommy makes me think about the subject of feminism on a regular basis.
It is so amazing that in just 50 years the attitudes and priorities of people have changed so drastically!
Why is the business of home considered such a menial task? The media loves to mock housewives and conservative living. How important can doing dishes , laundry and cooking be? What can you possibly teach your child that someone else cannot? To me the answers are too many to list. Yes, housework can be monotonous, but what job isn't? The housework is a means to an end. It isn't the sum of our existence.
I want to create an atmosphere. I want my home to mean something. I want my kids to look back on their home as a place where our heart is. I want the feeling that I used to get when I would go to Grandma's house! A neat, cozy room or the smell of hot baking bread and pies; these things are not really menial at all! They create peace and joy for those who are truly important to us.They make you feel the love that went into them.
If you are "at home " but are lazy and your heart isn't home it will show. If you leave your house a mess and watch soaps all day then you should rethink your attitude about your home. But, regardless of what the media says, this is not the typical housewife.
With all of the "freedom" of feminism ,where are all the happy people? The simple truth is that people used to be happier! I guess it's just to hard to look at the reasons for that.
I realize that there are some careers that can change the lives of others. Doctors and most branches of law enforcement are the only two that really stand out to me. The truth is that most careers are just "jobs". They are a means to attain money and, occasionally, recognition. When you lay on your death bed and look back at your life what will stand out? Would you find great satisfaction in knowing that you spent years of your life as a secretary, teacher, teller, cashier, manager,bus driver,dental assistant, hair dresser... etc. These things may have been useful for a time but hold absolutely no eternal value.Does bringing home a paycheck to a cold home, while the school system and daycare raise your kids really bring great pride and satisfaction? How about peace and purpose?
I want to look back on my life and know that I put my heart- my time and effort - into the place and people that matter most. I want to look back and know that I made people feel like my Grandma does; at home.

The Bakers Rack

I am working on making "happy spots" in my house. I may never have everything done at once but at least there are places where it feels like it!

The scariest thing in the house

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jar Crazy

Today I decided to put spices and baking goods into glass jars. It took a while but was a fun project.


Isaiah finally likes apples! YAY! Even when he was a baby he would shiver in disgust at the taste of them. I guess his taste buds are growing up. :)

Lastnight's Apple Cobbler

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Black & White

There is beauty all around,
When there’s love at home;
There is joy in ev’ry sound,
When there’s love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev’ry side;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home;
Love at home, love at home,
Time doth softly, sweetly glide,
When there’s love at home.
~John McNaughton~

My Babies Love Eachother

This is not an uncommon sight for us. Isaiah and Emma are such sweethearts. Emma loves to get a pillow and cuddle with her brother. The sweet hand on his face while they talk is something that he really loves.

Catching Critters With Grandma

My Boy and His Bugs

A Prayer for Womanhood
God, give each true good woman
Her own small house to keep,
No heart should ache with longing,
No hurt should go too deep.....
Grant her age-old desire:
A house to love and sweep.
Give her a man beside her,
A kind man, and a true,
And let them work together
And love, a lifetime through,
And let her mother children
As gentle women do.
Give her a shelf for dishes,
And a shining box for bread,
A white cloth for her table,
And a white spread for her bed,
A shaded lamp at nightfall,
And a row of books much read.
God, let her work with laughter,
And let her rest with sleep.
No life can truly offer
A peace more sure and deep....
God, give each true woman
Her own small house to keep

~Grace Noll Crowell~

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus says the Lord:
stand by the roads,
and look
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is;
and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.

"A woman makes a better wife when she doesn't try to make a better husband!" -Unknown

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Emma helps make breakfast

Grand grandparents

Emma made grandma follow her into the bedroom and tried to keep her all for herself. She didn't even want me to come in!

Joshua Daniel, 9 months

Babies behind glass ( A new kind of fun at Grandma's house)