Thursday, January 31, 2013

Can You Help Me???

So excited for our Blog and all that is taking place. Be on the look out for a few Reviews and Great Giveaways. I'm getting excited about how we can remove all the nasty harmful cleaning products, and vitamins from our homes and use natural ones the Lord has given us!!!!
Would you help me out??? We are trying to help our blog grow before we start these giveaways.
Would you share our blog with your friends and loved ones? If we reach 50 followers this month I will do a great giveaway before all the Healthy giveaways start!  and if we reach 100 followers by the end of the month I'll do a HUGE giveaway! :)
All you need to do is go down there to the left were it says "Join this sight" and click on it, that's it Super easy!
Thank you so much! I'm so excited for what is to come I'm giddy! :)
Have a blessed evening,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Living A Dream

Hello! With us passing 100 days of school this week I thought I'd just share a bit with you about me!
I was homeschooled all the way through school and always dreamed as a little girl that some day I would have my little family and have the perfect little school room with desks and all!
Well not quiet all of it came true, no cute little school desk or room. but I am truly blessed to be able to homeschool and have the joy of watching Liam  have those " I Get It" looks on his face.
He Loves math, and any experiment that he can get his hands on! 

Here is the color experiment form this past week!

 Lanna and Aiden love to get in on the fun too! check Lanna's face out!

He is doing ok with reading, not his favorite thing in school, but he is staring to get it.
This past week was crazy with all the sickness going on in our family that I needed to get dishes done so I asked Liam to read to me while I finished up. He was such a little trooper! he did great.

Here he is sitting by my feet as I washed!

What a sweet boy!!
I'm so thankful that I get to live out this dream. The Lord is so good to us. Who knows what next year will hold, but as for now I just love my Job! :)

Have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

100th Day!

I am so excited to share with you that we have made it to our 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
So we had a fun day yesterday to Celebrate!

Liam thought that 100 was enough days and that we should be done now!
Sorry Buddy we still have at least 80 days to go!!! ;)
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Something New!

With all the changes that were slowly making in our home to help our family be a bit more healthy I have a new strong Liking for Cast Iron!
I had talked to dear Mom sometime ago about wanting one and so for Christmas Mom and Dad blessed me with a Great Set of Cast Iron pans.
I Like them so much I've used them for everything in the past few weeks. Here's just some of the yummy ways we've enjoyed them!

Veggie Pot Pie
 Shepherd's Pie
 And I for got to shoot a picture of this one, but it was a recipe that we got off of pinterest 
It was supper yummy too! So I had to barrow their Picture!

We still have a long way to go in learning how to keep our Cast Iron well seasoned, and no sticking. but so far so good!
Thanks Mom and Dad for the great gift!! We love it, and I'm so thankful that its helping to keep our little family just one step closer to to being a more Healthy!

If you have a favorite Cast Iron recipe, or a tip, would you share it with me?? I'd love to learn more!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's a God Thing!

 Good Morning!
I have been thinking about how GOOD the Lord has been to our family. all the Joys and Blessings that He sends into our lives.
I wanted to share one very special one with you today!
As a girl I played with dolls till I was a teenager and then I started babysitting. but I always dreamed of having a American Girl, But never got one.  Our Elhanna girl started getting their doll magazine sometime last spring and right away fell in~love with all the sweet dolls.
 She would fall asleep looking at the magazine! She would talk about each of the dolls. she just loves dolls.
 Jon and I had talked about how much the dolls were, and even though we would like her to have one, with the price... it would never fit into the budget.
 So we talked about it with her and she was okay with just enjoying them from the pictures.
Well, late one evening after we had put the kids to bed we found a box on our front porch addressed to Elhanna. We were puzzled, But saw that the return addy was from American Girl!!

I was so excited for her that I asked Jon if we could wake her to open the box! :) I know bad Mama right.
      We woke her  and I'll let the pictures tell the rest!

Daddy Reading her the card! 

It was Love at first sight!
 But the neatest thing of all was that all the card said was...

To: Elhanna
From: Jehovah Jireh

We were so blown away by the Love that someone as for our sweet little girl, but even more then that, that they were willing to listen to the Holy Spirit.
The Lord is so Good! He knows our needs and takes care of them in some way or another, and He even sees our wants and dreams!
If you are the giver of this sweet gift for our Baby Girl, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I wish you could of seen her face as she opened up the box, and the smile on her face as she carefully places
 " Marie Grace" back in her spot after shes all done playing with her for the day! May the Lord richly bless you!

I'd Loved  to start my week out with hearing to hear some of the stories of the Lord's sweet Blessings in your life. :)

Have a great week!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Our little Snow Monkeys !

With the Mild last few days we have the kids are praying for snow!!! 
They just can't get enough snow. 
They can play out for hours.
Finally I hear them thumping up the steps to the porch, and I know the first thing I'm going to hear is "Can we have hot coco pleasssssse!"  But we settle for a not too sweet Steamy ( Hot milk with a drop of coffee creamer.) and a story!
Here's just some of the fun from our last snow fall!

 The cats love it when the kiddos are out, they seem to go a bit crazy!

 See!!! :)

With the falling temps here in MD this week, they calling for the single digits, Well say...   Happy Winter!
But to be truly honest with you, this Mama is very ready for SPRING!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Oh baby!!

 Sweet Mama's Milk, there is nothing better for my Sweet baby Quinn. Love these little chubby legs!!

Have a Blessed Day!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Quinn Michael !

My baby boy is 8 Months old, It's so hard to believe. so I thought I'd share some shots with you!!

 I just love this one! Look at that sweet chubby little hand!

Have a blessed week!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


My Heart is so encouraged this morning by the thought of this book! I can not wait to get my hands on it and glean some encouragement, and hope in a very dry and tiring season in my life.
I'm praying about even leading a group study in our area on it. Yes!!!! You read that right. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone, but I'm so encouraged already and I haven't even read the book yet. and I want to encouraged others in there walks with the Lord, and as their role as a Wife and Mama!

So Excited, I'll let you know when I get the book read, and what the Lord is going to do after that!!!
Have a blessed day!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Christmas Joys!

The new year has come and I'm way behind. but it's ok! Life has been a bus since we got home from our trip  for the Holidays. I'll share more about that later, on to the fun that we had in Indiana with my precious family!
Our family!
My parents and 21 grandchildren, #22 was born while we were home.
The men and the teens did an evening out called "Trading up" they stared out with a pineapple and ended the night with lots of yummy food that we shared on Christmas! they had a great evening together.
4 of the 5 high chairs! I love this shot. :)
Fun fellowship while pealing coffee beans.
Lots of cherished cousin time.

   Papa time!                                   
Jon and the guys spent the evening playing games Jon has created. it was a great time of fun.

My Grandma Zeigler and my Niece.
Then Christmas evening we went to the Clouse House, my Moms side of the family.
The kiddos had a ball with the cousins this year, it was great to see them playing.

The Twins helping with the Christmas story

Aiden "helping" Grandma!

Praying you had a wonderful Christ filled Christmas and a blessed start to the new year!