Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent Christmas Books

Advent Reading List

Week 1

We will put up our tree this week so many of our books have a tree theme to them. I have found some wonderful ideas over at Jessica's blog what a blessing her blog has been to our family. I will read sometimes 4 or 5 books a day the girls loves it and so do I.

I have * next to the books we wrapped. Each night the girls get to unwrap the book we will read at the dinner table as a family.

The Christmas cobwebs
The Legend of the Christmas Tree
The Legend of the Candy Cane*
The Cobweb Christmas
The Christmas Magic *
You are Special  by max lucado*
A christmas star called hannah*
Arthur's Christmas by Marc Brown*
The little fir treee By Margaret Wise Brown
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Tomey with CD*
Why Christmas trees aren't perfect and Movie
The year of the perfect christmas tree
Christmas in the country
The legend of the trees on viedio
Mother Teresa
Who is coming to our house
B is for bethlehem A christmas Alphabet

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving

We will be cooking and giving Thanks in Our home this year. In the past we have gone out for Thanksgiving dinner but not this year I will be cooking for the 10 of us. This should be interesting to say the least since my hubby is working 13-16 hr days this week and we have a newborn in the house. I will have my girls helping me and they are all so excited we can't wait to start. Here is what will be on are menu this year.

18.25 Pd turkey that we will brine in all the yummy spices and Apple cider.

Cranberry-apple chutney

Roasted Harvest Vegetables

Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

Spelt and oatmeal dinner rolls

For dessert a deep dish Apple pie and Cherry pie with Whip cream and Ice cream

What will you be serving?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Organic food and local goods Please!

 The answer is yes you will spend a little more on Organic food and local food  but thats okay with me and it should be okay with you. 

 There is so much talk about saving money these days and for good reason. We are a family of 9 well 10 including our dog. We buy as much Organic as we can and we never seem to use coupons. Well most would look at me and say how can you save if you are not clipping and buying cheaper food.

I just don't get it we have people saving money on food by buying really cheap food filled with junk. In the end you are losing your health and filling your body with food that is harming you. Now not all non Organic food is bad but read the labels before you buy.

 As Americans are Priorities are really all messed up. We rather spend our money on  things we simply do not need. Things that will put us into debt and put stress into our lives.

If you are not in debt and just love to save and have a non stressfull life why would you risk your health on bad food to save a little more.

When you buy local you help are farmers and you are buying your food super fresh.

Choose to be  healthy and buy the best food you can which means local and Organic goods. Your children will thank you and you will thank yourself  in the end.  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our baby story

Little Baby Claudia Joy is here with us now and is just perfect. Claudia Joy is our 7th daughter and 8th child what a blessing from God. 7 daughters in our tiny home I can't believe how lucky we are all beautiful and healthy. I always wonder if our 6th baby who is up in Heaven would have been a girl only God knows but we hope to see he/her someday.

Well I didn't have a fast labor but it was perfect and I can't complain. I went in on Sept 29th and was induced at 11am after trying all the natural ways to bring on contractions. You see we have big healthy babies all over 9lbs and some over 10lbs, so we don’t wait much past our due dates. So 11hrs of labor and 30 minutes of pushing and our little girl was in our arms. I was tired but ready to hold our baby. Claudia Joy was born at 11:53pm and she weighed 9lbs 12oz she had kept up with her big sisters being big and healthy. So yes I have been gone awhile but I think I had very good reason to not be blogging.

Welcome to the world baby Claudia Joy!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day Tribute 2009

Happy Veterans Day 2010!

Thank you Hubby for serving our great nation!
We thank all the Veterans and their families for all they have done and continue to do.
May the Lord bless you and keep you safe!