Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cloth Diaper Trial

 

A very sweet missionary/church planters wife at our church was so kind to give me a stash of cloth diapers last Wednesday night!  Included in the stash were 8 covers and about 30 inserts. So baby Moses has been cloth diapered for one week now except the 1 time Chris changed him...lol. So far so good. I AM NOT cloth diapering Gideon because 2 year old poop is just not something I am interested in rinsing out at this time .......totally different than breastfed poop. Plus I would need more covers unless I planned on doing laundry everyday. I have been soaking the soiled diapers in a bucket and washing them every 3 days. So that would be about 10 loads of diapers a month. I estimated that at .75 a load that is about $8 extra in power and water bill combined. Costco Disposables are .19 each so about $30  a month vs. $8 a month in extra bills. A savings of about $22  a month to cloth diaper. Plus is makes Moses' butt look really fluffy and cute. .lol. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

10 Year Anniversary!!!

 10 years with the guy!!! We have been through the good the bad and the ugly, have 6 wonderful children and are growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ together!


I am my beloveds and he is mine! Marriage is honorable in all!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Adam the guinea pig!

I would like to introduce you to Adam our guinea pig! I just love animals but since we are renting right now I wanted an animal in a cage! The Lord really blessed us and we found a sweet little critter cage, supplies and everything for free....Craigslist of course...lol. The kids just love him. Rachel loves him and mothers him the most!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review of the Complete Church Piano Course


About 4 months ago my husband was at our pastor's house and his 12 year old son was showing him how he was learning to play piano. He gave my husband a beginner piano book to take home......(we had no piano or keyboard at the time). So I did what I do best: Craigslist! We found a keyboard and stand for $35 about 10 minutes away. So we started using the beginner piano book and found that we could learn to play Mary Had a Little Lamb and such pretty easily.  Got pretty boring.......We listen to a preacher online named Pastor Steven Anderson. He is pretty controversial even amongst our fellow independant fundamental baptist brethren....lol. I read his wife's awesome blog "Are They All Yours?" and that is how we found his preaching. In addition to preaching he also plays piano and wrote a great beginner book that gets you started out with real hymns instead of nursery rhymes! We quickly ordered one and whatever you may think of his preaching (We happen to love it) this piano book is AWESOME! My husband and I began to learn "Nothing But the Blood" and also watched the Youtube video he had posted to go along with it.
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 We have no musical background whatsoever and I am already up to "Revive Us Again" with the broken chords. Our 7 and 8 year old boys are practicing too!  My nieces were also interested and so I made them a copy of the first song and they are ready for a copy of the next song!

 There is no copyright on the piano book which is awesome too! I am so impressed with the book anytime we have fellowship at our house I show everyone how my non-musical self can play some hymns and everyone usually asks me about the book where I found it, how much it costs...etc. Overall great book and I am 30 now so I think part of my brain is shutting down but I am going to keep on trying til I can atleast get to book 2 out of the 3 books that Pastor Anderson has published.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Crafty Side.....

Since we moved to our rental home and all the walls have been calling my name to decorate them.....My sister bought me some picture frames and wood wall art in exchange for helping organize.





. I really like those wood signs on Pinterest though.

...I went to Hobby Lobby and really wanted to buy one for over our bed...but then I thought maybe just maybe I can make one......I found a piece of wood the other day and the home owners already had some wood stain and white paint in the garage and I have a cricut!!!The result was this!

It is not the prettiest but I plan on finding some more free wood somewhere someday.....lol and trying to make some more!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy King Jesus Day!



So today is the third Monday in January and for some reason even Christian people are celebrating a "king"; a man who denied the resurrection, deity of Christ, the King James Bible and stood for many other things against God....today in my house we are celebrating another day for the King of Kings! He did more for "racial" equality than any other man or woman so let's lift Him up today!

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Acts 17:26 
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Praise the Lord even at the end of this world we will be in fellowship with all nations of people and the color of their skin or the content of their character will not matter....the only thing that will matter is if they have had their garments washed in the blood of the Lamb by calling on the name of the Lord for salvation from an eternity in Hell!

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Friday, January 9, 2015

Our Move


Soooo it's been 5 weeks since we moved to Suffolk, VA! I wish I had taken more pictures of our packing but my camera on my phone died and I had to pack my nice camera away.....lol. My husband did an awesome job! We packed up our whole house with storage totes and didn't have to deal with boxes and tape! We had multiple offers to baby sit our kids but they really were not much in the way! I did have my sister keep them for the final clean up so I could scrub everything down and do touch up paint! Praise the Lord we got every penny back from our security deposit!
 My husband took down all the furniture by himself! A good friend from church helped us unload at the new house and drove back to the old house for the second load of stuff. They even picked up a couch and loveseat on craigslist for my sister in the midst of the move! Another guy from church came and helped set up the bunk beds the next day. We fully unpacked in less than 2 days! These are the only pics I got of the move....lol

                      We put all the hardware in this box so we wouldn't loose any! Praise the Lord for a smooth move and faithful friends and family!