Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's your Type?

Okay so I just started reading this book. This guy researched blood types and what you should and shouldn't eat for your type. It is incredible how many items I eat (things that are healthy) that I should not be eating! Basically for my blood type I should be a vegetarian, YIKES! It's not the veg in vegetarian that scares me, it's learning to cook in a whole new way using things like tofu that gets me. But it would drastically lower the risk to many cancers. I'm going to try it, SLOWLY removing things and replacing with things he suggests I should be eating instead. We'll see how it goes. Thank God he says it's good for me to drink coffee!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Kind of Sunday

Pushing everything that should get done to another day to enjoy a little...

Cloud Watching

Football Playing

Bug Catching
Hope you enjoy your Sunday as much as we did :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Let Pumpkin Season Begin...

My sweet baby brother, who really isn't a baby anymore, constantly begs me for my pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Since it's unofficial pumpkin season, first day of fall is September 22nd, I can now fix that boy some bread. He's away at college now so Mr. Postman will be delivering his, but we'll be enjoying ours tonight :)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

3cups sugar
1cup oil
4 eggs
1 (16oz) can pumpkin
3.5cups flour
2tsp baking soda
2tsp cinnamon
2tsp salt
2/3cup water
chocolate chips

Mix sugar, oil, eggs. and pumpkin. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon alternately with water. Mix well. Add chocolate chips, I usually use 1/2 a bag but it's up to you. Pour into greased 8x4in loaf pans. Bake at 350degrees for 1 hour. It should yield 3loaves.

Friday, September 4, 2009

My One Room Schoolhouse

School is just around the corner for us and I have been working hard on getting us all ready for our first official year of homeschool. It's really odd. Never in a million yrs. did I think I would homeschool my children but the Lord has laid it upon our hearts and we must be obedient to His call. I have prayed since before my guys were born that they would be strong men of God, and come to know and follow Him at a young age. As a Christian parent I play an extremely important role in this. There's a saying "God helps them that helps themselves". Laying a Godly foundation in their education is vital. Now I'm not knocking those that send their children to public schools, I know God can protect and shelter those little minds and hearts from unbiblical teachings. But God has blessed us with the resources and most of all has kept me in the home so it's a no-brainer. Homeschool it is.

Thank you Lord for giving us all that we need. May this school year bring you glory and that we would all be drawn closer to you!

Here's a glimpse into our little classroom.

Here's their cute little desks.

This easil was actually mine as a little girl. It has just sat so I'm so excited that if finally has a purpose again.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

...a room full of rockin' chairs

Here's a little something you probably didn't know about me. I have a secret crush on southern phrases. These aren't just any phrases they are timely, witty and they really get the point across in such a cute way. I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous. Oh how I wish I could just naturally add them to my conversations. But sadly I only know one by heart..."as nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs". I guess watching Fox and the Hound II over and over and over again has paid off. Thanks Cole and Payton.

Here are a few of my favorites:

My cow died last night so I don't need your bull...

If brains were leather, he wouldn’t have enough to saddle a junebug.

The engine’s runnin’ but nobody’s driving.

He’s busier than a one-legged man at a butt kickin contest!

Well that just dills my pickle!