Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Please pray!

Please pray...Tomorrow is the Funereal for my Dear Aunt Denise.
Please pray for my Uncle Gary and their family. as well as my Grandparents, Mom and Aunt and Uncle it's going to be a long day for them.
But their prayer is that many unsaved people will come and hear the Gospel!
She had such an impact on all she knew. what a godly example for each of her nieces and nephews. She is dearly missed already.
Thank you for carrying this burden with me, I covet your prayers.
May the Lord be glorified!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in IN.

We pray that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!!
We sure did!
My post this morning is going to be short, but filled with lots of pix!
We are to pull out this morning in a few hours, and so I want to spend the last few min. with my family!

Our Nativity !
Liam was out fainting sheep again this year!

Mom and Dad's Tree was beautiful!

Aiden loves his Papaw
We were so excited to finally meet our new neice's!!!
They are just Precious!!!!!
Elin & Ava

Grandma and the Girls reading some books

Each year we all look forward to spending time with All the cousins,
so with everyone here we make 32 of us, and we are missing Little Adia (my neice from Ethiopia who should arrive in March!!!)


Lanna and Liam's 1st Sledding
Mama was a wimp I stayed inside and held a baby, but we saw a video of Liam snowboarding down the hill. He loved it. I think were in for it now that he's done it, he's gonna want to
snowboard when we get home!
Lanna & Uncle Carry

L&L with Aunt Carla
the Girls!!!

Well thats it for now!
I have a few more pix to put on but their still on the cam. so I'll get to those when we get home.
Have a blessed week, and a Happy New Years!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksmas in GA!

We're home safe and sound!!! We arrived home to just a dusting of snow, Liam wanted to head right out sledding, even at 1 am in the morning!
Just enjoying our last day of Vacation as a family so I'm gonna make this really short!
Here's just a couple of pix!!!

The Georgia Cousins!
Pepa and Mema's Kiddos!
Thank you everyone for helping to make our visit so special, We love you and miss you!
"Lord willing" I'll have more time to update this week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Eve !!!

With all the fun of this sweet holiday we are so grateful to be down south in GA. with Jon's side of the family! it's been so fun to share in joy with them!
Yesterday we had a Picnic "ThanksMas" ( Thanksgiving & Christmas) with Jon's sister and Mom.
It was beautiful weather so we ate outside!! I'll post some pix later!
Tomorrow we are having Thanksgiving with Dad & Ruth and sisters!
The kids are loving playing with their cousins and just being together!!!
We Thank the Lord for Both sides of our Families and how blessed we are.

Here's just a few pix. I'll down load more after dinner!

Lanna helping Mema
Pepa and Aiden hanging out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Season Fun!

Oh the weather outside is..... Like Indian Summer and our house is all ready for Christmas!!!!
You see here in Garrett Co. MD. we get snow towards the end of Oct. and with that comes the Fun of putting up the tree!!!
So here's just a few pictures of our tree, there's more to come but just to give you a sampling of the fun!!!
And part of why we have it up so early is that I'm having and Christmas Pampered Chef party tomorrow, and I wanted to get everyone in the Mood to Christmas shop! :)
So with that said... If you need anything from them let me know, I'd love to place an order for you!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall is comming to an end!

Fall is just about over here in MD and I'm just now getting our pix up.
It's been a really fun season full of lots of family fun.
I want to post about our trip last weekend to the Corn Maze with our church family.
It was a wonderful day with our dear friends, I'm not sure that we really ever truly made it to the end of the Maze. But it was a great day and the kids had a blast just enjoying God's creation and being out with our friends.
Here's some shots of our day!

Lanna and Daddy on the Hay Ride!
Farmer Liam!

family fun! ( The Foy's)

Our Little Family!

Our family has been really busy this fall with lots of fun stuff. But now that it's the end of Oct. and we've had our first snow flurries that it's time to get all our Christmas Decor. I know your saying " What so early, it's not even Thanks Giving yet." but we spend Thanks Giving in GA. with family so when we get home from there it's Christmas. so this week I'll spend the week slowing putting up our decorations, and then next weekend we'll put the tree up!!!!! I'm so excited. and the cool thing about Christmas this year is that I'm just about done shopping already except for the grandparents and Daddy!!!! I did all our shopping for our kids during garage sale season, and so I have just a few hand made things to do and a couple projects for Hubby to do and were done!!!!
Well were off and running were out of milk and so Wal~mart here we come.
I have lots to share with you I've been researching and learning alot over the past few months about natural things and how to make our home healthier for my family.
I'll share more with you when I have time.
Until then, Happy last few days of fall!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moby Wrap giveaway!

You all know how much I love to wraps and things to keep our little ones near me while I work around the house.
Well a blog that I follow the modest mom is doing a great giveaway for My fav. Wrap the Moby wrap!!! ( I just bought one this past week!) So head over there and check it out!
And oh by the way Gmas, I'll try to post some pix this week of the kids!
Here's the addy! themodestmomblog.com go check it out!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What a weekend!

What a blessed weekend I had, for starters it was our home town fall fair called Autumn Glory. It was a great time of being outside in God's awesome creation and being with church friends. On Sat. We do a service on the streets of our little town. It's my fav. Our praise team and children's chior sing and we have a huge puppet ministry that shares and my Hubby got to share the Gospel. And ended with a great parade.
And on Friday my Sister~ inlaw had their twins. Elin & Ava!!!! So exciting. Both girls are doing well, and are super Adorable. We can't wait to see them at Christmas, until then pix. will have to do.
And to top off the weekend yesterday was my 30th birthday! My day was filled with lots of warm wishes and a party given by my sweet Hubby inhonor of me. Each guest as they arrived gave me a rose. And so you guessed it by the end of the evening I was blessed with 30 of the most beautiful roses I've ever seen. It was a great evening.
I'm sooooooo very blessed.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make my day so very special.
And today our sweet little baby boy turned 6 months!!!! I'll try and post so new pix of him tomorrow. I need to do a photo shoot of him tomorrow all sitting up like a big boy. I was so not ready for that but he's loving it!
So that was my weekend in a blurrrr. I pray you had a blessed weekend too.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Here's just a pix to put in your memory to remind you to pray this weekend for me.

My little display.

Please pray with me.

This weekend I'm setting out on a little adventure towards that Proverbs 31 woman that I so desire to be.
I'm selling Homemade Goats milk soap at our local fall fair. I'm excited to see what the Lord is going to do.

So please pray with me that all goes well and that He is glorified by " The Wash Tub Soap Co." This weekend!

I'll send some pix when I get all set up.

Monday, October 4, 2010

All About Baby Winners

Hey everyone!
It's time to announce our first winners! Drum Roll Please....
Christa and Genesa !!!!
The kids had a great time pulling the names for me.
Our Thanks goes out to Karen & Heather from All About Baby. For allowing us to do a fun giveaway for them.
It was a blessing to work with them. And thanks again Ladies for my Key Chain!
Thanks to all who entered!
Have a blessed week!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's Fall Y'all!

If you're family is like Ours, we are always looking for fun ways to Bless our friends and loved ones.
Here's a really fun "Fall" idea that a friend of ours did for our family this year.
You bake a batch of Cut Out cookies in fall shapes and make little bags of fall colored frosting. and deliver it to friends for them to decorate!
The kids had a blast decorating and enjoying their cookies!

Lanna loved doing Her own "Tookie."

Our finished cookies!
They were sure yummy!
Thanks to our friends for helping us make a new fall tradition!
Go out and bless your friends and loved one's this week!

Recipe for Our Homemade Laundry Soap

Here is the long awaited recipe for the Laundry soap that I shared a few weeks ago, Sorry it's taken so long.
Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter our 'All About Baby' giveaway. so don't forget to check it out!
While I'm up here at the church I'll try and put some pix on for the Grandparent's, I'm sorry it's been a few weeks, I'm guessing you want to see some new pix!
Have a blessed day!

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine
(Duggar’s Recipe)
4 Cups - hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar (I used Dove and it was okay, others used Ivory.)
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled.
Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
*Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores . I found it at our little home town store, but Meijer has it for you IN folks! Baking Soda will not work, nor will Arm & Hammer Detergent - It must be sodium carbonate!!

Here's the fun part!!!!

How much I can save!!!!
Tide 100 oz. = $10.94

Borax = $3.00
Super Washing Soda = $3.00
10 bars of Ivory Soap = $ 4.18
Makes 50 gallons!
Total = $ 10.18

Final Calculations Tied = $14.00 a gallon
Duggar’s Recipe = $. 20 CENTS a gallon!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

All About Baby Giveaway!!!

Hey everyone I'm so excited to share with you about a great little online shop a dear friend of mine growing up and her Mom have started called
All About Baby.

It's a sweet little shop created "By Mom's for Mom's". One thing that I really love about All About Baby is that they Hand make everything!!
At All about Baby They have developed a series of diaper bags, purses, clutches, and breast feeding covers designed by and for "Moms of today".
And Oh my!!! Their little girl's clothes... I'd love to have one of each of them for our little Lanna's closet! Here's my favorite little dress...

And here's the fun part...
The Ladies over at 'All About Baby' have sent me some Adorable little Key Chains to giveaway!

They were so sweet to even send me one to keep for our house. I just love it!
Thanks Ladies!

So here is the giveaway!!!!!
To enter leave me a comment with your email for each entry letting me know the following...

Mandatory entry
1. You must be a follower of our blog, or if you are already let me know,
2. Go over to the 'All About Baby' web site, pick out your favorite thing, and sign up for their newsletter.
3. Come back and leave me a comment telling what your favorite thing is, and that you signed up for their newsletter.
4.Blog about our giveaway and leave me a link to it. (2 entries of you do)
(4 entries in all)

The Giveaway will end Oct.4th. And the winners will be announced on the 5th!
(Winners will be contacted by e~mail on the 4th, so don’t forget that e~mail addy.)


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Coming soon...:

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to let you know about a giveaway were doing in a few days from " All About Baby".
So keep a eye out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A great giveaway

Hey there!!! the kids and I are home safe and sound. the Lord was so good to get us here.
I was blogging again and found a great giveaway at one of my fav. blogs The Modest Momhttp://www.themodestmom.com/ and they are doing a great giveaway for a ERGO baby carrier.
This is a carrier that we thought about getting for our kiddos, but never have, and so here is a great chance to win one!!! :)
So head over to the http://www.themodestmom.com/and check it out!!!!
Even if you don't win I really like this blog, it's full of daily encouragement and fun.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New phones!

This week we had some sad happings going on. Our old flip cell phones thought that they we not like to call each other, and the sad thing was that the kids and I were to go to IN. The next day. So off to the new phone store we went.
As y'all know I'm so not a "techy" so all the new phones look just a bit scary to me. But out we came with some of the most up to date phones there is.
One of the cool things is that I'm up dating right now with it.
I stil have lots and lots to learn about it, but I think I just might like my " little Android" .

Please be praying for my Aunt. She is back in the hosp. and is lots and lots of pain.
The Lord is teaching me so much about who He is and how BHe is going to receive the glory through this tough time for our family. Most of all the He is Good in all this, so how am I going to act and react? The poor me attiude or the one that is going to point oters to Him, so they can see that even like Job, we can still bless the Lord. And trust Him to do what HE think is best. And how it would be so sweet for her to be with the Lord.
Thanks for praying with us. We covet your prayers. We serve a Mighty God.


Monday, September 13, 2010

5 Months old already!

Aiden Macsheyne,
You are our precious treasure from the Lord.
Your smile and little giggle are contagious, You roll all over to get where you want to go.
Your just about sitting up all on your own, And think you need to eat all the time. I guess that means your going to grow!
We love you and thank the Lord for you.
Happy 5 month Birthday Baby Boy!

I will praise Him, Because you are Fearfully and Wonderfully made.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Home Made Laundry Soap!!!

A few weeks ago we had a Ladies luncheon at church, it was such a great time of sharing and great "Lady Like" yummy yummy food!
One of the ladies shared how she makes and uses homemade laundry soap for her family, She went on to talk about how it's just about $.20 a gallon to make it. Yep!!! you read right $.20 a gallon to make it!!!!!
When she said that I was in. I was ready to make it.
Any way that I can save $$$$ is so exciting to me. I love that if we can save more on everyday life stuff, the more $$$$ we have to giveaway for His Glory.
Any way, so we planned that day to get together that next week and make it.
We had a ball. we each made some kinda of bread to snack on and got together. it was so much fun and Soooo easy to do. and the bread each of us made was so yummy!

I'm not going to go into detail about how we did it. but if your interested in it, leave me a commit and I can email the info to you!

So here is all you need to make it. and then just add water!

The beginning!

I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and really like it.
Aiden has really sensitive skin and it's working with him, so that again is saving us lots of $$$$ on not having to buy baby detergent.

Oh so fun!!! We had a great day of fun and encouragement while saving $$$$. and my heart was so blessed just to be with other Moms and Grandmas who love the Lord and want to bless their families.

Like I said earlier, if your interested in making your own , leave me a commit and I can email the info and recipe to you!


Renaissance Fair Day 2

So Sorry it's taken me so long to get Day 2 up for you. We've been really busy this week and my days have been so weird cause of having Mon. off.
O well!
Today we Canned Veggie Soup and Apple sauce. I just loving putting away food for this winter. knowing that we'll have "healthy, good for us" food to eat when the snow starts to fly! :(
But need less to say I'm shot and the house is a mess so I'm ganna keep this short, so that I can get just a bit more done before bed time.

So now on to day 2!!!!
Lets see... we got there before the Castle gates opened so that we could watch the Pre~ Shows. kinda cute, just some little acts to get you to come later to their events !

We had some great food, but no Huge Turkey legs, we didn't really feel like one. and just walked around. it was a fun day.
We ended up heading home about 2 just so we could relax just a bit before Mon. ( Jon had to work).
Here's just a few more pix for you to enjoy!

Just the Three of us!
Aiden and the King and Queen!
Jon got picked at one of the shows to be the "Helper" It was a hoot. I cried so hard with laughter. so much so I couldn't see to take pix.

His stage name was " Bubba" So fun.! and for our LA friends. Should I say Stud Muffin?

Well that was day 2 in a nut shell. we had such a great time that " Lord willing" we'll take the whole family. but each of us dress up to play the parts.
Sooooo much fun.
But I still think the most fun was when I went to get the kids, and Liam came running to me. Saying, " Mama, I haven't seen you in so long, please don't go away again." priceless!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Renaissance Festival day 1

Good Morning!
For our Anniversary back in July I got my sweet hubby tickets for a weekend away at at Renaissance Festival.
We left the older two kids with precious friends and headed out! My heart was torn as they pulled away. We've never left them for this long! But we keep checking in and their doing fine! Thanks everyone.
We're having a blast, everything is Soooooo way cool.
We've seen all kinds of things in this little village. it's been so much more then I thought it would be. when I got the tickets on the net I was just a little nervous that it would be a "podunk" little thing. but thankfully I was so wrong. It's been a great weekend so far. and we still have today to go!!!
At the Festival it's children's weekend. so every where you look you see little Nights Fairies and Princesses. It's so fun. ( But every time I here a little one say "Mama" I turn, it's so making miss our kiddo's.)
So we are off for day 2, here in just a few min. so I need to get ready, but here's just a few pix of yesterday!

The Renaissance Festival 2010!

The Jousting Arena

Jon learning to pay a Didgeridoo. what a cool sound.

The Carillon Bells. Soooo cool.

So Were off and I'm so excited. maybe today We'll have a huge Turkey leg, or Stake on a Stick for lunch. :)
The best part for me is that I love it watch Jon's face as he enjoys this weekend. and for those of you who know my Sweet Jon, Nope he hasn't bought a sword yet, we've looked at lots!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Boba baby Carrier giveaway!

I entered to win the Boba Carrier Giveaway @ Familylicious Reviews! Stop by and enter at http://familyliciousreviews.blogspot.com/
And Go check out Boba's web sight! http://www.bobababycarrier.com/

I'd love to win because it would be so great for all 3 of our kiddo's!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall is near!!!

Fall is in the air her in MD. So much so I've changed our blog!
I'm so ready...
Cooler nights, mean snuggling under the quilts.
Chili little feet from our babies in the morning.
And the smell of the leaves as they change.
Oh, I'm almost giddy thinking about it!
Thank you Lord for the changing of the seasons.
We are so blessed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Please Pray with us.

A few weeks ago I asked for you to pray with us for my family and Aunt Denise.
She was home and doing ok after surgery, but last night they had to take her to the ER.
Please pray that the Lord would heal her body, and for hope and encouragement for her, and the family!
Thanks so much.

Bubbly Fun!

This week has been a really blahhh week for me. lets just say when a Dentist tells you to do something, you should do it soon after he talks about it!
I got really really bad infection in my mouth, so bad that my Dear Mom had to come and watch the kids so I could rest!
I was so thankful that she could come at such a short notice!
Thanks so much Mom for all your help and Dad, thanks for allowing her to come!!!

Well I'll try to update with just a few pix for you.

Ok, I tried and it just won't work, so I'll have to go to church sometime soon and try again.

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Aiden Macsheyne

So sweet I just had to put it on!

Love you baby boy!

This fun week!

Yesterday we had a little party for Lanna's 2 nd Birthday and she got these great little " Bling" shoes, she loves them so much. aren't they cute!

Opening up her gifts!

Her adorable cake Daddy decorated!

It's so great!

She thought so too!

Liam's first bike ride on the road! (see the baby in his pack?)

with the baby!

Lanna and her baby!

So here is the story that goes with the other two pix. I was trying out a new baby carrier and

L & L thought that they both needed one too! so here we are with our babies! :)

Have a blessed week!

Please keep praying for my family, It's been a long week, but be know that the Lord is in control and that He knows whats best!