Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Yummy recipes

I can't wait to make the Baked French Toast! I think the kids will love it! I have never heard of it being baked.

Large Family Logistics: recipes

Quote by J.C. Ryle

Parents, determine to make your children obey you, though it many cost you much trouble, and cost them may tears. Let there be no questioning, and reasoning, and disputing, and delaying, and answering again… Obedience is the only reality. It is faith visible, faith... acting, and faith incarnate. It is the test of real discipleship among the Lord’s people. “Ye are My friends if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 15:14). It ought to be the mark of well-trained children, that they do whatsoever their parents command them… It is said of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, that when “He was young He was subject to Mary and Joseph” (Luke 2:51)… Children cannot learn too soon that this is a world in which we are not all intended to rule, and that we are never in our right place until we know how to obey our betters… You must not wonder that men refuse to obey their Father which is in heaven, if you allow them, when children, to disobey their father who is upon earth.” J.C. Ryle

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This dictionary is awesome!!

The 1828 Dictionary - FACE

Derrick got this for us for school.

Here is the difference between the definition of marriage in the modern dictionary and the Webster Dictionary (1828):

Modern Dictionary (2000)-The legal union of a man and a woman as husband and wife. The state of being married, wedlock. A common-law marriage. A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage.

Webster Dictionary (1828)- The act of uniting a man and a woman for life; wedlock;the legal union of a man and a woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children. "Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled." Hebrews 13

I am really going to enjoy the children having biblical definitions rather than worldly ones. I am looking forward to this! Thank you, Derrick!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beware of harkening back to what you were once when God wants you to be something you've never been. - Oswald Chambers

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis


My friend Jenni's husband has joked when he gets to heaven he's going to say, "June Bugs, God? Really?!" I don't mind June Bugs so much but it's cockroaches and spiders that I question the most. I could definitely live my whole life and never seen one of those again and be just fine. Our house backs up to the woods so we see all kinds of little critters and bugs around here. At our old house we only had little baby trees that Derrick had just planted so we had to walk down the street to find twigs, leaves, rocks, and things for our science ! projects. We have plenty of science projects around the new house! We had the "bug man" out the other day so the kids have been collecting all the dying bugs. It makes me a little sad to see the cute, little lightning bugs dying and flashing their tiny lights. Bailey actually got "stung" by a dying wasp that he accidentally touched!

One picture is of the lightning bugs that the kids collected with a little bowl that was in my birthday present from Aunt Kay Kay. ;) The other one is just yuck!

*Also, I wanted to record something that was hilarious that Isabella did at the doctor yesterday. It is probably not near as funny not being able to hear her adorable voice saying it. I wish I could capture her voice in a box and keep it forever because it is the cutest.

We were sitting in the waiting room and Isabella said, "Mama! His pants are broken!" I tried to quiet her. Then I waited until it wasn't so obvious that I was turning and looking. There was a teenage boy sitting behind us with a huge, gaping hole in the knee of his jeans. It was hilarious to me that she thought they were "broken"! Sometimes I cannot contain myself and this is one of those moments that I had to laugh out loud but discreetly so no one noticed.