Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Montage 10/29/09 at OneTrueMedia.com

More kid funnies

A few nights ago, I was watching Glenn Beck (I had it recorded). My 7yo walks into the room and says, "So where is Glenn?" Glenn wasn't on the show at the time. I told him that Glenn was in the hospital with appendicitis. So he replied, "Is that a side effect of H1N1 or something?" I think that is when you realize that the news is on way too much in your home:)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Menu ideas

Have you ever had something for dinner that was, well strange? This usually happens to us the day before store day, otherwise known as use it up day. I try to spend the day using up some leftovers and things that will soon go bad. Today for dinner we had Ramen noodles with green beans and cut up wieners. Strange? YES. But at least we aren't wasting it. I am wanting to change around my menu some. I want to do a two week rotating menu. DH job keeps him from being here for supper, so I thought about keeping suppers light. Something easy and cheap would be nice. I am doing this in an attempt to cut back on time spent cooking in the evenings and also to cut back on grocery expenses. If anyone has any ideas let me know.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Please join in.

Visit As A Mom...

One voice may be small and meek, but the voice of many will be heard.

Bad breath

Overheard conversation between my kids.

5yodd-"Oh, no!"
7yods-"What's wrong?"
5yodd-"My breath stinks like Reese Cups!"

Ha,ha. How cute. She had just had a Reese Cup snack and I guess she thought she smelled like them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ugh!!!!!!!!!! My pics

Last night I was uploading the pictures from Katie's birthday. It said download complete. That means it is finished, right? WRONG!!! I was going to post today about her party complete with all of those beautiful pictures, but they didn't upload. And because I listend to the stupid computer, I assumed it was FINISHED and deleted my memory card. Poof, my baby's birthday pics gone, forever. They were some great pics of her. I want to cry. I feel like a bad mom. I am going to go sulk now. Stupid computer or stupid me??!?!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Please join me in prayer.

Please pray for this little family. We sometimes forget how blessed we really are until we see someone else's pain. Let us pray.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bad, Bad Blogger

It has been sooo long since I have posted here. I am usually looking at others blogs in my spare time and I just don't get around to here that often. We have been busy with homeschool, birthday preps, fall, and such. K's b-day is in a few days and I have not got her anything yet. YIKES!! I better do that soon. I did order her a hot dog stand. It is so cute. It is like a play tent but with a hot dog stand theme. She will love it because restuarant is one of her favortie things to play. My sweet 8mo has been sick this week. I HATE the thoughts of swine flu. She ran a fever, had a sore thorat, and was very fussy. I hope it will be okay. This swine flu thing makes everyone so nervous.

Other than that, life has been well...normal. Which can be nice. Tiring, but nice:)
I promise to try to blog more often. I wanted to have a blog to use as a journal for my kids. I want them to be able to look back on it and be able to read all the thoughts and feelings I had. Pretty cool, huh. Anyway, better posts, I promise. Blessings.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friends of America Rally

This post is a little late, but better late than never. On Labor Day, we attended the Friends of America Rally. We heard rumors that a big crowd was to be expected so we left home at 4:30 am. We arrived at the site of the festivities which was an old surface mine, at about 6:00am. There was already a huge line of traffic but we got there early enough to get a good seat in front of the stage. The Rally lasted until seven that evening and we had a blast. There were 100,000 in attendance. That was a huge number for such a small town. Seeing rallies like this makes me have hope for the future of our country. I really hope this kind of awareness continues because it frightens me to think of what kind of America my kids will have. And since this rally, I am going to make certain that I will try to do more to ensure a better tomorrow for them. At least I will know that I tried as hard as I could for them.

I also would like to add that Glenn Beck is going to be hosting a special 9-12 project tomorrow on Fox News. I think it starts at noon. This project is to try to get average Americans to remember how we all felt on 9-12-09. The day after September 11th. He hopes to once again get Americans to stand together for our families and our country. I think it will be a great show.

Here are some pics from the rally. Ted Nuggent, Sean Hannity, Hank Williams Jr., and John Rich were the headliners for this event.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The state fair

We recently attended our state fair. It was so much fun. The kids love all of the live stock and the rides. This year Coty got to milk a cow!!! His dream come true. Kate backed out on that one. Of course they got to pet lots of animals and even dad got into that. We visted a colonial stand were the kids got to make their own candle and beaded necklace for free. It is good to see people caring enough about our youth to sit out in the heat all day for free. We looked at several different farm tractors, campers, and other equipment. We caught the BMX guys doing their thing at a show. My kids are in love. Of course, we had to get autographs and a picture with the crew. We finished the night off with a few rides. Kate is wide open and ready for any ride. She is definitely my dare devil:( Ohhh the worries I am going to have. We actually rode one ride that left me completley dizzy: she jumped up and said "what's next, momma?" After we left the fair, we stopped by McDonalds for burgers and then we were homeward bound after a very long and full day.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


We have all been sick around here. Everyone down to the baby. Although we are doing some better, we still have a yucky cough and feel very tired. I will be washing all of the bed linens and cleaning up after this nasty cold today. I hope we will feel better by tommorrow. It is state fair time!!!! We promised the kids we would take them. I have to get my energy back up for that one. I feel blessed though, we haven't been sick like this in about a year. So that is a good thing. Hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

They grow up too fast.

It seems like yesterday when I had my beautiful Kylee. She just turned six months and I sit in amazement wondering; where did the time go. I feel like I have missed something. Like I didn't squeeze enough time out of those first six months. Don't get me wrong, she is always with me and we spend lots of quality time with her. I just think I took it for granted before and now I realize how precious our time with them really is. I don't know how I could possibly teach them all they need to know in just 18 years. I am thankful that I serve a might and gracious God that will fill in those gaps for me. I know that they have to grow up but I really grieve in my heart about it. To think that she could be the last baby I have is too much. I pray that the Lord blesses us with more arrows and gives me and my husband the ability to raise them up in admiration of the Lord.

Hold tight to those little ones. Before too long they will be grown and we can only pray for God's help in raising them. So, go, momma. Go and play with them a little more, read to them a little more, and pray for them a little more.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fall, fall, fall

Am I the only one ready for fall? This summer has been a bust here on the east coast. I think we only had a handful of summer like days. It has been rain everyday it seems. It looks like winter outside, all dark and gloomy. The temps are not bad but not what we are use to this time of year. I just feel ready for fall, maybe the weather will match the season. LOL I also can't wait for the colors of fall and the smell of pumpkin and apple scented candles. AHHHHH....

We are hoping to take the kids to a farm that host corn mazes and pumpkin patches. They have never been to an actually pumpkin patch before so it should be fun. We are also planning to go to the state fair in a few weeks. I am hoping the kids have fun. Katie wants to be able to milk a cow and goat. She is such a tomboy at times. Coty wants to see the BMX riders. That boy loves anything with a motor. I just want to see them smile:) Hopefully, there will be alot of low cost activities for us to do in the next couple of months. We have a lot of festivals and things to usher in fall. Hope it will all be a blast.

I am off to work. I have lots of laundry to do and some curtains to hang up. I am wanting to start planning for a small fall garden and some projects to do with the kids. Blessings.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who am I?

Ok, one more post. Candy at Keeping the home, wrote a post all about her and she invited other bloggers to join in. So here goes.

I am a saved by grace follower of Christ.
I believe that the bible is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the TRUTH.
I am married to my best friend.
I have three children.
I homeschool the oldest two.
I love the country.
I like to garden.
I like to read.
I like to learn new things everyday.
I like to see my children's eyes light up when they learn something new.
I hope to have more kids.
I really believe I was born in the wrong decade. I love the 40's and 50's.
I love cheap, uh, I mean frugal things.
I like to make others laugh.
I am known for being "passionate" about my beliefs.
I don't back down from a good debate, except with my MIL, you can't win with that woman:)
The older I get, the more I realise just how secular the world really is and just how close the rapture must be.
I weep for those that are lost and don't even know it.
I weep for the unborn who are murdered everyday.
I can't wait for the day that I hear "well done good and faithful servant."

My van, my van, it is fixed.

My wonderful van is finally fixed. It had some transmission problems which left it with no reverse. We still drove it anywhere we could make a u-turn:) But hubby took it out and his cousin fixed it. Thank you cousin!!! Hubby, myself, and the in-laws put the transmission back in yesterday. Now it runs great!!!!! I love the van. It was a gift from my dad. He bought a newer one and gave us the old one because we could use the room. Hubby would always say how much he hated vans, but now; hubby hearts vans!!!!!

We are also going to the eye doctor today, in our van!! Okay, enough with the van thing already. We really need new glasses. After that it is back home for us. We are waiting patiently for payday on Friday because I need to go to the grocery store badly. I have such a love hate relationship with the store. I am so happy to provide my family with their needs, but when the cashier rings up my purchase....ughhh. Food should not cost that much.

I must go now. My hands are dry and cracked and it hurts to type. I promise to blog more in the future. It has been a busy season in our family. God bless you all. Blessings.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Changing America and the world

This is kind of scary.

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)
National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009 NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.

NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.

NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.


NLE 09 will focus on intelligence and information sharing among intelligence and law enforcement communities, and between international, federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector participants.

The NLE 09 scenario will begin in the aftermath of a notional terrorist event outside of the United States, and exercise play will center on preventing subsequent efforts by the terrorists to enter the United States and carry out additional attacks. This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure.

NLE 09 will allow terrorism prevention efforts to proceed to a logical end (successful or not), with no requirement for response or recovery activities.

NLE 09 will be an operations-based exercise to include: activities taking place at command posts, emergency operation centers, intelligence centers and potential field locations to include federal headquarters facilities in the Washington D.C. area, and in federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector facilities in FEMA Region VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


Through a comprehensive evaluation process, the exercise will assess prevention and protection capabilities both nationally and regionally. Although NLE 09 is still in the planning stages, the exercise is currently designed to validate the following capabilities:

Intelligence/Information Sharing and Dissemination
Counter-Terrorism Investigation and Law Enforcement
Air, Border and Maritime Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Public and Private Sector Alert/Notification and Security Advisories
International Coordination

Exercises such as NLE 09 are an important component of national preparedness, helping to build an integrated federal, state, tribal, local and private sector capability to prevent terrorist attacks, and rapidly and effectively respond to, and recover from, any terrorist attack or major disaster that occurs.

The full-scale exercise offers agencies and jurisdictions a way to test their plans and skills in a real-time, realistic environment and to gain the in-depth knowledge that only experience can provide. Participants will exercise prevention and information sharing functions that are critical to preventing terrorist attacks. Lessons learned from the exercise will provide valuable insights to guide future planning for securing the nation against terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies.

For more information about NLE 09, contact the FEMA News Desk: 202-646-4600.

FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I must be doing something right.

I really must be doing something right. What do you mean? I must be doing something right to make the devil fight me so hard. It seems Lucifer is really trying hard to destroy us, to burden us down. I admit, I have faulted from time to time. I have gave him a little bit of help on that. But still, I have to be doing something right or he wouldn't care so much. I feel like our family has been pulled down and drug through the mud. It isn't serious stuff...We are all here and healthy. It is just stupid stuff. Of course, this all started with our business that went out of business, a bad accountant, and stupid decisions. We thought my husband's new job would be the answer, but his pay is now cut and he only works four days a week now. That is down from six days a week. We also owe a huge debt to the IRS. They started garnishing our paydays, HEAVILY. We have finally, hopefully got that straightened out. We filed bankruptcy. OUCH. Still have to pay IRS of course and our house payment. I burned part of our car with a spotlight that was left on. My dad gave us his van because he got a new one. The transmission went out and it will cost around $2000 to fix it. I have my OB follow up tomorrow. About two and a half months late but oh well. I have no way to get there. My husbands truck, a stick shift, will not hold us all and my MIL is sick and can't keep the kids. There is also so much in between like our grass growing up to my shoulders because our mower was broken and we couldn't get the part to fix it.

I know this is a pity party post for me. I will probably delete it later. I just needed to get it all out. To say it. To release it. I do feel blessed with my children, my husband, and my family. I am BLESSED. It is just sometimes this world will try so hard to break you, to cause you to fail, to cause you to turn away from what is right and true. Sometimes we need to release all that we carry. We need to give it all to God. Sometimes we need to just keep on moving. Doing the next thing, and the next, and the next. Sometimes we just need to be, to be still, to be silent, to be God's little child. To wait and listen for our Father to lead us and to guide us.

I know I am not alone. I know other families out there are hurting and that just makes me hurt more. Perhaps this is just a test. Perhaps He needs to mold and shape us for these end times. Maybe, we need to be stripped of everything. To be brought down and humbled. Maybe that is the only way we will truly listen to God. The only way we really full rely on God.

I do know that these stories are the kind of stories you tell your grand kids. Stories passed on of struggle, trials, and rejoicing. It will define who we are. My kids and grand kids will have wisdom because of the things my husband and I have endured. They will learn to lean on the Lord. They will learn to surrender to Him. They will learn that sometimes you cry but you must pray and keep on going. You can't let IT beat you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Beautiful poem floating around

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt..
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body...
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom ..

Send this to someone who you think is an awesome Mom.

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life


How sad



What's wrong with this picture?
If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying.
This incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. 'These are federal employees,' says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU , 'on federal property and on federal time. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately.'
When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the Corps said (cleaned up a bit), 'Screw the ACLU.' GOD Bless Our Warriors, Send the ACLU to France
Please send this to people you know so everyone will know how stupid the ACLU is Getting in trying to remove GOD from everything and every place in America May God Bless America , One Nation Under GOD!
What's wrong with the picture? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

EDIT: The orginal copy had a picture of marines praying, but I couldn't get it to appear. I think you can still get the message.

I should have known.

You Are the Kitchen

You are creative and inspired. You have a lot of projects going on.

You are also a homebody who enjoys a cozy night with a nice home cooked meal.

You are generous and giving. You enjoy taking care of people.

You have a knack for knowing what each person needs most.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm back

Where does time go? I have been wanting to post here, but things have been crazy around our neck of the woods. Too many crazy things to mention here. Have I told you how big my baby girl is getting? She is growing so fast. I think she is just the cutest thing in the world. She loves to laugh and coo. Big brother and big sister love to take care of her. I over heard my 4yo telling the baby that she was her momma. She then corrected herself by saying your second momma or just your sister.

Do too our recent run in with the IRS, my 6yo now loves to have "government and taxes" rant. It is so funny to hear. Gee,, I hope politics is NOT in his future.
We will be doing testing for home school next week. I still get nervous around this time of year. I am always afraid of getting behind. I guess that is every mom's fear. I also need to get busy on picking our new curriculum. Anyone know any good ones for second grade and kindergarten? I want something with a little structure but something I can add to alot. Oh, and it has to be cheap. I thought about MFW of FIAR. But I have not decided.
I do want to add playing a musical instrument to the curriculum but I don't know what program to use for that either. I don't play any and I can't find anyone around here to teach it. That may be a wait and see thing.

I need to get off the computer and get busy on some housework, but I will try to post more on here. Things have just been too busy. I'll get better, I promise.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Taken from Candy's site. PLEASE READ

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - BAD NEWS

Apparently, it's no longer enough for Uncle Sam to try to force us into taking care of our children Old Sam's way. Now the U.N. is stepping in, on an international scale, and what they are planning to force on families is insane, and MUST BE STOPPED.

If you have never been politically active, then YOU are part of the problem! Stand up, and look around you! We are no longer fighting for our rights, and they are being taken away. I am NOT exaggerating, and YES I'm mad. You should be too.

Take a look at this seemingly "innocent" commercial for children, about the The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

'All children will go to "nice" schools.' Do you know what the UN Convention defines a "nice school" as? It's not private schools, and it's not homeschool. It's public school, but with MORE secularism than ever. If Americans allow themselves to be enslaved under The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, then homeschool will be ILLEGAL in all 50 states, regardless of state laws - they will be overrode with federal and international laws. Christian private schools will no longer be allowed to teach Christianity, without equally teaching all other religions - this means there would be no more CHRISTIAN schools. Perhaps there will be in name, but not in content, subject matter or sanctification.

Did you do something to upset your child lately? Maybe when your child wanted to eat a box of chocolates right before bedtime, and you said "no." Look out! Under The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the child could decide to take you to court and claim that you are not feeding them enough. One child took his parents to court (and won!) because he thought it was cruel of his parents to take him to church three times a week - Sunday morning and evening, and Wednesday nights.
We need an amendment that stands up for PARENTAL RIGHTS. Take a look at this:

The above video states "if we all stand together and raise our voices, Congress will respond." That's right! Let's stand together for parental rights. The U.N. should not have a say in which school our children go to, or if we homeschool them. Nor is it any of the UN's business if our child does something wrong, and is therefore grounded for it.

If The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is ratified, then each child will have a list of rights, of which they will be taught to know by heart in the public schools that they will be attending by the choice of the UN and our government. Here are a few of those "rights:"

The right to privacy - Yep. If you suspect your teenager has pot stashed in his room, you would not be allowed to go in there and find out. Your child could end up dying from a drug problem, but you couldn't interfere, or it would have violated their "right to privacy."

Freedom of expression - If your toddler throws a temper tantrum, you are not allowed to do anything. If your teen starts yelling the 'f' word out the widow of the car while you are driving to the grocery store, you are not allowed to do anything. The parent would have no right to interfere with the child's "freedom of expression."

If your child decides to take home another child and go to their room and close the door and have sex, you cannot stop them, else you'd be violating their "freedom of expression" and "freedom of privacy." Do you think I'm exaggerating? I'm not...

Here are a few excerpts from HSLDA:

"Under Article 13, any attempts to prevent their children from interacting with material parents deem unacceptable is forbidden. Children are vested with a "freedom of expression" right, which is virtually absolute. No allowance is made for parental guidance. Section 1 declares a child's right to "seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice."

In Article 14, children are guaranteed "freedom of thought, conscience and religion." Children have a legal right to object to all religious training. Alternatively, children may assert their right against parental objection to participate in the occult.

Article 15 declares "the right of the child to freedom of association." Parents could be prevented from forbidding their child to associate with people deemed to be objectionable companions. Under Article 15, children could claim a "fundamental" right to join gangs, cults, and racist organizations over parental objection.

Under Article 16, the "right to privacy" is granted to children. This UN sanctioned "privacy" would seemingly establish as the child's right to obtain an abortion without parental notice, the right to purchase and use contraceptives, and the right to pornography in the home.

Article 19 mandates the creation of an intensive bureaucracy for the purpose of "identification, reporting, referral, investigation, treatment, and follow-up" of parents who, in violation of the child's rights, treat their children negligently.

To insure State and U.N. control over their development, Article 7 requires all children must be immediately registered at birth."

The above excerpts are taken from the HSLDA.org website. Please read the article in its entirety - Oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Next, please read this .pdf file called "THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD - The Most Dangerous Attack on Parental Rights in the History of the United States." The information contained in this .pdf document is something that everyone needs to know.

As Americans, we need to take steps to make sure America does NOT ratify this treaty. 192 nations have already ratified this treaty. The "Holy See" Roman Catholic Vatican was one of the first ones to ratify it. I make specific mention of this, because I know a lot of Catholics who will NOT support CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child). Therefore, devout Catholics must be made aware, that if they stand with Bible believing Christians in rising up against the CRC, then they are going against the Vatican's wishes. BENEDICT XVI supports the CRC. Roman Catholics, I pray you DO stand with us on this issue. America must not ratify the CRC! Regardless of what religion you are, please stand with me to preserve parental rights.

To date, the only nations who have not ratified CRC, are Somalia and the United States. U.S. citizens, we must NOT allow this treaty to be ratified!

Please take the time to read The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for yourself. You can read it here.

Here is a list of "Children's Rights," being taught from a UK website.

From what I've read, it looks like Canada and the UK have signed onto this treaty, but have not agreed to every stipulation yet. I know homeschool is still being allowed in Canada and the UK, but I don't know how regulated it is, etc. Obama is pushing for the full ratification of the entire Convention for the U.S, which could make homeschool in the U.S. instantly outlawed. "Primary Education" in article 28 could be defined as government (public) school education only.

Please listen to this video, in which the woman explains this stuff so much better than my feeble attempt:

Steps to Take Action - Time to make a stand!

STEP ONE: Sign the parental rights petition at the parentalrights.org website.

STEP TWO: Contact your state Representatives and Senators. If this is something you have little to no experience in, then consider joining the 10 in 2 program with ParentalRights.org . Here is a quote from their site, summing up the program:

"We need 10-and 2 volunteers who can enlist 10 people to do the following: sign the petition for the Amendment, sign 3 postcards to their Representative and Senators, and donate $1.
Then, we need those volunteers to recruit 2 more people to do the same thing."

I'm volunteering. Are you? Please join me; it'll only take a few minutes of your time, and it could make a BIG difference.

STEP THREE: If you have a website or blog, then please put up an article about the CRC and its atrocities hidden within. The media is not going to get the word out, so it's up to us. If you want to, you can just copy this article I've written and put it on your site - just get the word out! Email and call people as well. Let's do this.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Please take time to read and respond

Barack Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event, uttering the now infamous line, “Well, the first thing I’d do as president is, sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.”

This is what we’ve been asked to do in response to this:

Mark March 31, 2009 on your calendar.

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos or any party supply stores. On the front, address it to…

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20500

On the back write the following message:

This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.

It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.

Mail the envelopes out March 31, 2009.

Forward this to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. The goal is to send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died in the U.S. before having a chance to live.

It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it’s shameful to even bring it up. Let us show the President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard.

Together in prayer and solidarity, we can change the heart of the President and save the lives of millions of children.

An empty red envelope will send a message to president Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue.

Thank you.

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Note: This was taken from Wholly By Grace. Thanks for the heads up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Decluttering okay...not so much

I was doing really well on tossing all kinds of stuff. Really, I was. And then baby girl decided that she wanted to be held all the time. If I put her down she is usually crying in under five minutes. I can barely do the basics.

I did manage to get the kids rooms done before her little spoiled rotten stage started. So now there are tons of bags of toys and clothes setting in my living room. Yeah. There is so much to do here in preperation for spring. It makes my mind go crazy. I will never get it all done in time.

We sold dh's box truck that happened to house all of his tools. Now we have nowhere to put the tools so we have to fix that. Along with a ton of other stuff. Good news is that we made a little money off of the box truck. We will be using that to pay off our smallest bill which is a credit card. It will also fund our emergency fund. Baby steps but still, one day, I will be debt free.

We have to grit our teeth and do our taxes soon. Our taxes is in such a mess because the CPA we had with our business was not filing extensions even though he told us he was. Of course he had no proof of it. But we are stuck with the bill. We owed around $6k in taxes but with the penalties it cost us $12k now:( I have no idea how we are going to pay it off but I guess we will some how.

I am going to get off of here and get busy since baby girl is asleep. I still have dishes to do and laundry to put away. Blessings.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am so so so thankful that I got five hours of sleep last night instead of the usual three. God must have really felt sorry for me and had mercy on my sleepy eyes. Baby girl seems to have colic. I thought breastfeeding babies didn't really get colic but oh well. I am just thankful to have them and the sleep was just icing on the cake;)
Other stuff:
I am ready for spring. I need to air out the house and declutter and organize. Once again the toys are taking over. DO NOT buy toys for my kids. Please. They do not need them. At least some other kids will benefit from the unused toys. I just miss my some what empty house. When we first moved here three years ago, the house seemed so empty. We didn't have the furniture or anything else, to fill it. I sure do miss that. Now there is stuff everywhere. Mostly toys, books, and papers. Even when the house is clean it still looks messy because of the clutter. Maybe I could post some pics as I start the cluttering process. I also want to paint some rooms with some left over paint that I found. Some time this spring/summer, we will be taking up our carpet. We don't have anything to put down in its place yet. But if you know me you know that I hate carpet. We all have allergies and that carpet just traps all of that stuff. I am so tired of vacuuming it and shampooing it. We will just have sub-flooring to walk around on for a while, but that is fine by me. At least it can be just mopped up instead of having to look at a stain on carpet forever:0 When we get more out of debt, we plan on buying unfinished hardwood. I lived with plywood floors before and I can do it again. I better scoot, I have laundry left to do. Blessings.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It has once again turned cold here. We are suppose to get a big snow this weekend. It is hard to be thankful for that. I guess I will just keep trying to think of something:)

Anyway, besides the cold, I have so many things to be thankful for. I have my wonderful little family. I have a baby girl here, despite all the complications. I have very active and smart kids. DH's job seems to be holding out. Which is great news in this economy. He tries so hard to help with the baby, but bless his heart, when he is sleepy, he is sleepy.

I am so thankful that I got everything I needed for Kylee for free or very cheap. I heart ebay. There was a time that I just didn't think I would be prepared. I am also thankful to my fellow bloggers who introduced me to cloth diapers. They rock. I kind of feel bad for putting that scratchy disposible on my other two.

So, that is some of the things that I am thankful for. I am going to go put a load of laundry on and think of some reason to be thanful for the cold.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our baby girl, Kylee was born on February 7, 2009. She weighed 7lbs and 7 ounces. She is very healthy and beautiful.

The birth story is something different all together. On the sixth, I went to a regular OB app and was admitted to be induced. I was to be induced because I wasn't dilating and my blood pressure was going up. So to prevent pre-eclampsia I would deliver. Everything was going well. I was given the medicine to dilate me and it was late afternoon on the seventh. The doctor came in to break my water when I had dilated to a four. When he broke my water, he made the statement "oh, that's not good." And the chaos broke out. Apparently, I had a lot of bleeding when he broke my water. It was what he called "old blood". Then the baby went into distress with a heart rate of 60 and they could not get it back up. So quickly my doctor called in an OR staff for an emergency c-section. I was terrified, not for me but for my baby. It is an awful feeling knowing your baby is in trouble and you can't even hold her in your arms. By God's grace, the OR staff just happened to be already at the hospital. Including one that had left the building. The entire staff took less than ten minutes to gather. My husband, mom, and a nurse wheeled the bed down to the OR room. I could tell they were scared but trying to be calm for my sake. In the OR, the most wonderful anesthesia doctor tried to calm my fears as they prepared for a spinal and the delivery of my baby. Because the doctors believed she would be critical upon deliver, a team of pediatric doctors and nurses were standing by. Finally after getting everything together in a mad, crazy state of hurry, they make the incision. I think that was the moment when time stood still for me. I just begged God to spare her life. Talk about boldly going to the throne of God. A few seconds later, I heard her struggle to breathe. They had to work with her a while but she was breathing. She was so blue. She looked bruised all over. They quickly showed her to me and then took her to the nursery to get her help with her breathing. I asked my husband to go with her and he did. From the time they wheeled me into the OR till the time she was born was a total of eight minutes. Can you believe that? So, they finished the surgery and took me back to my room to recover. Anyone who says a c-section isn't painful is lying!!! I would much rather have a vaginal delivery any day. Later that night my husband brought her to me. She was so perfect. Praise God, she only needed some time in an oxygen tent. She amazed everyone with how quick she came around. And although, it hurt to move, I kept her with me as much as possible and I was still able to breastfeed her. As for the reason for her distress, her umbilical cord had entered the birth canal before her, pinching it off. We still don't know where the blood came from because the placenta was intact, but it has been sent to a lab. So we are home now. I even had my staples out today. All sixteen of them. And while, I will NEVER forget the horror of this birth story, I can only thank God for his mercy and grace. I also thank the staff at the hospital for their quick response. I thank my mom for being there and praying a heart felt prayer. And I thank my husband for being there, even if he got scared and called his boss while I was being sewed up. Honey, I am never going to let that one go!LOL But, I understand and love you. I look forward to having Kylee in our family. She is so sweet, if feels like she has always been here.

Kylee Grace

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting ready for baby

I feel some nesting coming on. I could not possible get everything done. Things like painting is just going to have to wait. I have most of everything I need. My diapers finally came and I love them. They are too cute. My uncle gave us an old dresser to put all of the baby stuff in. It is really neat because on the inside it has the names of all of my aunts and uncles. I have been having some contractions but not bad. I have been having alot of ligament pain especially if I have been standing. I thought it wouldn't be like that considering this is my third. But we still have more time for her to get here....I think.

We also got some chickens. Five hens and three roosters. My uncle, not the one that gave me the dresser, finished our coop and gave us the chickens. Actually, the three roosters are now in the freezer. I Love free food. I hope that the hens start laying next month. I would love to have some fresh eggs.

Because of our stuffy heads, we took the Lowes gift card that dh got from his job and bought a whole house humidifier. I hope it works well. We haven't got it installed yet but maybe in a couple of days we could try it out.

Anyway, that is the kind of stuff that has been going on lately. We are trying to get caught back up with schooling too before the baby gets here. It is going really well. DS is reading everything in sight and DD has learned her abc's. Well, dh will be home soon so I better go. Blessings.