Thursday, February 20, 2014

Drying Kids Gloves and Mittens

I know, starting back with a great post, right!
But I know I am not the only mom with this issue.  It has been very snowy all over the country, well most of it anyway.
Our kids have been out in the snow a ton this year and their gloves and mittens come in wet and over time very stinky because they never fully dry. 
I think I found a solution.
First, I washed them to get rid of the horrible smell.
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Then I place those ever helpful toilet paper roll tubs inside the gloves to allow air to get up inside the ends of the gloves and mittens.
Last, set them on the heat register and leave them for a few hours.  Dry and smelling good!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Making a Come Back

    I have been really missing blogging and the communication with the readers.  I have decided to make a slow but sure come back. 

      Blogging seems to push me to be a better everything and I really miss that.

     The next post will be a recap of the exciting year that we have had.  So much work God has done on us.  How is it that trials are so sweet when you look back on them?

     I look forward to the posts ahead!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Good bye for now!

Hi ladies,

     I think I have finally decided to take a long term break from blogging and focus on the other things that God has placed in my life.  Thank you for coming over and spending time on my blog.  Maybe someday God will place this back in my life. 

God bless

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello ladies,
I wanted to let you all know that I am going to take a blogging break to reevaluate what I am going to do with the blog.  God is doing something and I need to stop and listen.  Every time I have tried in the last week to write a post something happens that is very obviously God's diversions. 
So, I will be back February 1st, hopefully with a renewed agenda.
God Bless!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Are you Ready for the New Year?

imageI don’t know about any of you, but I feel so unready for this year that has already come.
I should have a list of resolutions and goals and plans for this new year.  But, I don’t. 
What happened?  I know that there is plenty that I want to change and do, but have no idea what to do next. 
I even had a whole list of plans for the blog and can not find the notebook I keep them in.  I always have that notebook handy. 
Is this God’s way of saying keep your options open and wait for my plans? 
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Well this was a cool discovery.  I had part of thisCB028163 verse come to mind, I looked it up and it fits my situation so well.  I need my strength renewed.  I would love to learn to mount up with wings, I want to run but I am weary.  I would even walk but I am faint. 
God is always so good.  He gives us what we need, right when we need it and not a moment before.  So that is what I will do, I will wait and listen. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!!

I hope you all had a great Christmas.  It was different for us we usually travel for Christmas and decided to stay home because we travelled more this summer than usual.  Here are some of the highlights of our Holiday.
Christmas Eve Jacob lost his first tooth.  So we had both the Tooth Fairy and Santa at our house on the same night.
We watched a few Christmas movies.  Later we went to Christmas Eve Service at church.  We came home and said our Christmas prayer together and I was so blessed by the things that my kids prayed.  I didn’t need anything else for Christmas.
Our Tree!
Max in the middle of the aftermath.  Then last night we went to a friends house and spend time with other families that stayed in town. 
God Bless the remainder of your year!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

20 Beautiful Children Stormed through Heaven’s Gates

I received this in an email a few days ago and it gave me a new perspective.  I thought I would pass it on to all of you.

 Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. They were filled with such joy; they didn't know what to say.
   They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. “where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. “This is heaven" declared a small boy. "We’re spending Christmas at God's house”.

   When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and He called them by name. And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring, those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face. And as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad.“

    imageThen He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.  Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, “Let My power and presence re-enter this land! “May this country be delivered from the hands of fools” “I’m taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!“ 

    Then He and the children stood up without a sound. “Come now my children let me show you around. “Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, “in the midst of this darkness,” I AM STILL THE LIGHT."