Thursday, October 22, 2009


“O dear mothers, you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He hath in effect said to you, ‘Take this child and nurse it for Me, and I will give thee thy wages.’ You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be thoroughly furnished unto every good work. If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the man to love his God and serve Him. Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship, but dream not that she is lost to the work of the church; far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord. Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord, as Moses in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple.”
-Spiritual Parenting by Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Brother

Last weekend I got to visit my little brother, Jesse! But this wasn't just any visit... Jesse signed up for the Navy last October and was sent out to boot camp in February of this year. When he graduated from bootcamp in April, Dad, Matt and I flew out to see his graduation at the base in Great Lakes, IL. And that's the last time we saw him! So it had been a long 8 month wait for a good weekend visit. Fortunately he'll be back for Christmas for a few months.

Anyway, we had fun catching up with him. His plane arrived late so the weekend was even more jam packed for him. Ryan, Owen and I got to hang out with his Saturday night. It was so great to have him around again!
Owen and Uncle Jesse

Big sis and little bro! 3 years apart. We've gone from fighting all the time to being good friends

Glad to have an excuse to see this little munchkin


Manly bonding - wrestling with Drewby

And just for the heck of it some cute ones of O

We miss you J, can't wait to see you for Christmas! Keep up the good work in the Navy!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Layout

Hey, for all you Google Reader people who don't actually see my site, take a look at it! I have a new layout! Also, there's a poll on the lefthand side asking what subjects you would like to see more of on my blog. Vote and let me know what you think!

..And if there was any misunderstanding regarding my favorite color being brown, I think I've taken care of that :p

Pregnancy Craving

My most recent pregnancy craving - sandwiches. Go figure. However, nothing satisfies my craving better than some Trader Joe's bread, turkey, havarti cheese, lettuce, dijon mustard and mayo. I've never been a huge sandwich person, but I am now. Weird, I know.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Homemade Bread, Anyone?

This breadmaker belonged to my mom. It holds many memories from when I used to live at home. I remember my mom and I in the kitchen in the afternoon- I always prepared the bread myself. I picked it up from my Dad's house this weekend. It's been about 4 years, but I'm eager to try it again. There's nothing like home made bread! I'm going to try it tonight when my in laws come over. I'm making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. This bread should be fabulous as a side! Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Nothin' like iced coffee in my favorite mug on a gorgeous Sunday morning