Friday, July 28, 2017

An Easy Dinner

This is perfect for an easy dinner! My family loves it and especially with lots of parmesan. You can add garlic bread, salad, or both. Cameron had an eye doctor appointment, I made a grocery trip, and there was very little time to make dinner but I'm happy and everyone is on their way to being contentedly stuffed. 😊

Thursday, July 27, 2017


I'm learning so much in this area and mostly because it is a sheer necessity! I love that she says she prays to be ruthless and for wisdom in what to keep/give...This is what I do! I feel like I get more ruthless over time and don't feel like I've ever been ruthless enough. Before this new school year begins, my goal is to be more ruthless than ever! I don't want the stuff to get in the way of being with my family or the time we're going to need for things such as Biology and Algebra I!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Love is Without "Heat in Spirit"

Charity meaning love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not
charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,
and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give
my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which
is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child,
I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now
I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

Love will dispose men to meekness and gentleness in their carriage toward their neighbors, and not to treat them with passion or violence or heat of spirit; but with moderation and calmness and kindness. It will check and restrain everything like a bitter spirit; for love has no bitterness in it, but is a gentle and sweet disposition and affection of the soul. It will pre- vent broils and quarrels, and will dispose men to peaceableness and to forgive injurious treatment received from others; as it is said in Proverbs 10:12, “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

Our Little Fish

Noah is getting pretty good in the pool!

Bailey is Still Funny...I Think

Bailey after reading some Cameronisms- "Why don't you ever post funny things I say any more?"
Me-"Oh....Do you still say funny things?"
:-D Actually, he does like to joke. I'll have to keep my eye out for them...

Gift #22

I am thankful for the great neighborhood that we live in. -Bailey's Pick

Hildebrant Presidents

The phone rang and Bailey answered it:
Bailey: "Hildebrant residence."
Cameron (sitting at the table eating his food): (In a serious tone) "Presidents?" A pause. "We're not Presidents."


We were taking a walk around the neighborhood and came back around to our house when Cameron said, "Mom? Why do we have pictures of bad guys all over our yard?" as if we were just "decorating" the yard with pictures of bad guys. :-D I had to explain that the security signs in our yard were actually designed to let bad guys know they shouldn't come to our house! ;-)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Our First Trip to the Mercantile

We got to meet Ladd! He's a real nice guy! We had a real special time with cousin Darren!

Another Trip to The Mercantile

We saw Ree AND Ladd both today!  ;-) Everything I have tasted there was amazing! I had the taco salad, we had chips with different salsas (an amazing watermelon salsa), raspberry tea, and a gf chocolate muffin. Sam had a fried chicken sandwich. We had fun shopping and came home with some unique and pretty things. It was great mother/daughter/friend time!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4
cups sugar 
tsp vanilla
1/2 chocolate chips

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Conversation with Cameron

Sam and I had a conversation with Cameron that went like this:

Me- Cameron, you're so sweet. What are you made of? Sugar?
Cameron- Yeah (with a smile on his face)
Me- You know what you're going to be when you grow up?
Cameron- What?
Me- A big teddy bear. (He laughed)
Sam- He's picturing that! (With a giggle)
Sam- What do you wanna be when you grow up?
Cameron- Um, a dad. I think I wanna be a dad.
Me- Dad talked to him about this last night and said that's a wonderful thing but it doesn't pay very well. Cameron, it may be a good idea to have a job too so your family can have food, clothes, a car...
Cameron- I might have a job too.
Sam- Where do you want to work, Cameron?
Cameron- Umm...I think a place that gives money.
Sam and I had a good laugh.
Me- Yeah, that would be a good place!
Cameron- I'm probably going to have an awesome car too! (He said it with such heart that we got another hearty laugh.)
;-) I'mean probably going to have a car like Mr. Smoliak's. But not black (grey). I'm probably going to have a red one. 

The next day he decided it might have fake fire on it too.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017