Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Family photos 2019

Since we have moved, I don't know a good local photographer. We decided to go the traditional route of the JCPENNY photo studio this year! Enjoy these precious memories.

Going almost 15 years strong with this handsome guy!

            Look at all my babies together!!
               Christian at 13 is looking way too tall and handsome these days!


Noah at 12 is having  a hard time deciding which smile he is confident with...lol

Joshua at 10 is still just adorable to me.

Rachel at 8 is growing so tall and I am not ready for our oldest girl to be so big!

These 2 guys, Gideon at 6 and Moses at 5 are two peas in a pod.

Naomi at 3 is so girly and dainty but very saucy.

The baby, Mary Elizabeth is now 14 months! 

Daddy's girls

Daddy's boys

Mama's boys 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Keepers At Home: Why Christian Women Should Stay Home

 

In 2019 the world is in such a hot mess with gender roles. There are politicians literally trying to approve laws to allow a transgender male to get an abortion if he wanted to????? Just what in the world has happened to people's minds?

I'll tell you what has happened. People have rejected God's word! From the very beginning God created male and female. If you tell people that now, they flip out and call you a bigot for excluding the filthy LGBTQ community. We expect that from the heathen though, and I say let them rage on! But one thing that makes zero sense to me is when Christian women flip out when you say God created 2 different roles for men and women.

It matters not how you feel, no one can convince me otherwise; that men should be the breadwinners and women should be at home, because it is what the Bible says!

Titus 2:4
 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Timothy 5:14
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

     These verses should be more than enough evidence for Bible believing women to be stay at home wives and mothers.  It's pretty black and white and case closed to any non-biased onlooker, especially since we as Christians are supposed to believe that the Bible is not up for private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation)


However, you have your basic straw man arguments.........

Straw man #1 The proverbs 31 woman was a career woman: 
I never said women are not allowed to make things and sell them. As long as it is a home based business and not taking away from other household duties go for it. If you read Proverbs 31 you can see that she was making her items in her home as her candle went not out at night and she delivered unto the merchants. She was not the merchant herself and out at the market all day, but merely dropped things off there so she could return home.




Straw man #2: It is a sin to leave the house for any reason

Just stop being so ridiculous. Of course you can go to the store and church and wherever else you want to go. You know good and well that taking your kids to the grocery store is not the same as dumping them at daycare for 8 hours a day, so just stop.

Straw man # 3 : You are saying women who work outside the home don't love their families.

Stop putting words in my mouth, I know moms love their children even if someone else watches them most of the day. That is neither here nor there it doesn't change the facts of the Bible concerning a woman's place.

Straw man #4 : God hasn't called me to stay home.

Since when does God need to personally call you on the phone to tell you to follow His Word????

I am sure there are more straw man arguments and I could go on all day . There are also problems that arise with women working outside the home.


Problem #1 Women become financially independent of their husband making it easier to divorce as you are not depending on him for support.


Problem #2 Women and men who are not married are spending 40 plus hours a week together often develop relationships and commit adultery.




Problem # 3 The children now need another caregiver as both parents are at work and often are abused and raised with bad influences that don't reflect the views of the parents.



Problem #4 Women who are blessed with the gift to conceive and bare children will not  be able to hold a stable career while allowing God to bless them freely. They will then succumb to the societal pressures of birth control that cause a whole host of other problems including silent abortions and polluting the water supply with their nasty artificial hormones.





     I will be the first to admit that I wanted to be a career woman, never get married and have children. I was in college and even aiming to be a military officer.  I was cadet Kelly at Virginia Tech for crying out loud! When I got saved and wanted to know the truth of God's word in more areas of my life, I was hungering for truth. When I was shown the verses on women being keepers at home, I honestly didn't fight it.  Deep down I hated the idea of leaving my children and husband each day. I just can't for the life of me figure out why women fight this! The stay at home life is the best life! Kissing and snuggling your littles, reading stories, making memories alllll day long, having dinner and fresh baked cookies when your husband gets off work... Sure there are hard days but so worth it.

I just get sick and tired of Satan's attack on women; elevating career women. Telling them, you can do it all, not be JUST a stay at home wife or mom. Well I hate to bust your bubble, but if you are a mother and also work outside the home do not fool yourself into thinking you are doing it all. The truth is someone else is doing the more important work for you at the Daycare or school. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Welcome to Atlanta

     Back in March our family made the big decision to once again move out of state!
We had our hopes up to move for a few years and things just never seemed to line up. So when we got our tax refund back this year we just stepped out in faith, and booked an Airbnb for a month right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We really wanted our family to attend a family integrated, soul winning, hard preaching baptist church and Atlanta seemed to be the most promising for our family with Stronghold Baptist Church.


   The truck driving job market for local home daily positions was great. The housing prices were not too high.  Also the drive home to VA could be done in a day (8.5-10.5hrs.)if needed.

     Once in Atlanta Chris started interviewing immediately, had about 5 offers in the first week, and decided on a company with a Kroger contract delivering milk.




  The house hunt did not go as smoothly as the job hunt. As a family of 10 you cannot just walk into an apartment complex and sign a lease with so many people. We decided to wait for 30 days of paychecks and get preapproved for a mortgage. Long story short we had to Airbnb for 4 months, and cancel a flipped home nightmare we were under contract with before closing on our new home!


    We love the church, the Atlanta area and are so greatful for our new home.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Modest Mothering Ring Slings

10 plus years into the baby wearing game, I have never tried a ring sling before. The pastor's wife of Stedfast Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX Mrs. Romero just started her own business making custom ring slings called Modest Mothering. I love to support other mommas in their biz adventures. So I figured this would be a perfect time to try out a ring sling. I wanted something very girly so I told her I was thinking polka dots pink, purple, flowers etc.... I sent her some pics of fabric I liked and she found a great piece of fabric to meet my desires with pink hearts.
 We got the slings in the mail pretty fast! I love them! Baby Mary Elizabeth is 2 weeks old now and falls right asleep in it.
Plus the best part is she can make a matching doll carrier for your little girl =). 
I would highly recommend checking out her fb page called Modest Mothering to see all her cute prints she has premade or contact her for a custom sling =).

Monday, September 3, 2018

Meet Mary Elizabeth: Another Logan Baby Birth Story


This Labor Day morning Monday, September 3, 2018 at 8:33 am we welcomed Mary Elizabeth Logan into the world. She is perfect and weighed in at 6lbs 13 oz and measured 20 inches long!

So back to the birth story....If there is one thing I have learned with giving birth to 8 children it's that babies come when they want and how they want. I was beginning to get a little impatient as I passed my due date by 5 days and had an upcoming OB appt. where they wanted to schedule an induction after 41 weeks.....I really didn't feel like arguing or putting up a fight against the physicians reccomendations so we prayed the baby would come before my 41 weeks check up. I had tons of Braxton hicks contractions for the month leading up to the birth and was even worried a few times I might end up delivering the baby in the bathroom at Aldi or Goodwill with all 7 children in tow because they became intense while out and about in the heat with all the kids. However those contractions always went away when I got home, drank some water and laid down. On Sunday evening we were at church and sitting in the back row with probably 200 people in the building and church was extra long and hot as they had a special song service and guest preacher for the start of revival week....I thought maybe the heat and extended sitting in the same position made me feel like labor was starting but I wasn't 100 percent sure, I just wanted to go home and sleep. We got home and got the kids settled. I was in bed by 10:30 or so but was awoken every couple hours with sharp back pains with contractions and thought this must be it...I kept laying back down though because Chris was at work and wouldn't be home til 4 am or so and I  couldn't go to the hospital without him there. Poor guy got home, slept for maybe an hour before I woke him up to tell him we should go get checked in at the hospital (best husband ever). My sister was able to watch the children for us and we headed to the hospital about 6:30am, got checked in about 7am and was at 6cm.


My water had not yet broken  but I was having pretty Intense contractions about 2 minutes apart, I knew that bag of waters was not letting baby's head drop down and so I actually allowed the OB to break my bag of waters and a few minutes later I pushed her out =).



It really happened that fast, the nurses and OB drs cheered for me saying, "she didnt even frown", "Now, that's how you have a baby!", "your amazing". Chris went back home to pick up the kids for a visit and everyone except Naomi wanted to hold her.





My sister called and she was also on the way with my 2 nieces....so we ended having 10 kids in the room for about 30 minutes. We should be able to go home tomorrow afternoon Lord willing =). I thank God for being gracious and merciful in allowing us to deliver another healthy sweet daughter without complication.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Baby Shower 2018



I am always humbled that anyone wants to throw a baby shower for me because I hate for people to think that I need them to buy me stuff for our baby every other year, I would rather find everything at a yardsale or thrift store and not bother anyone.....but each baby either our church, or my sister, this time my mother in law insist on having a shower for me.
 My mother in law, Lisa did a beautiful job decorating and catering the shower as well as hosting the games.
 I foolishly had gotten rid of all of Naomi's 0-12 months clothes not believing I would ever have back to back girls!
 I just asked everyone to get me some more girl clothes and diapers. Opening baby girl clothes is a lot of fun!
 Naomi followed me around the entire time, she is so sweet, I am hoping her and the new baby girl will be best friends. I am so thankful for friends and family welcoming in our new baby girl! Here are some more pictures.
 My mom and my aunt Zetta!
 My mom, sis, nieces and daughters.
Chris' parents and God parents





Saturday, June 30, 2018

New Family Photos 2018!!!

Praise the Lord for another baby girl!!!!
Love, Chris, Kelly, Christian, Noah, Joshua, Rachel, Gideon, Moses & Naomi Logan