Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quiet Time

Jeremiah loves looking at and carrying around Matt's Bible. At first I was worried that he would tear it up and didn't want him playing with it. Once I thought about it, decided that wasn't a good idea. I want my children to want to read the Bible! Now we talk about what the Bible is, who gave it to us and why. He's started saying Bible, "BeBle".

I love how sweet and serious he looks.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Today is sanctity of human life Sunday. Fitting for the day after the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Abortions is something that gets me fired up pretty quickly. I just don't understand why so many people believe that if you get pregnant and it was unplanned, inconvenient, from an assault or there are potentially birth defects that that baby's life no longer has value.

Psalm 139:13-16 states:
"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."

From this passage, it's clearly seen that every life is created by God . If you've ever knitted or crochet, it's especially clear. Sweet baby booties don't make themselves. Someone has to pick up their needles, pick out the yarn, and decide on a pattern - a creator. I'm a novice knitter, but am learning how much attention it takes! If I stop paying attention I end up dropping or adding stitches, or even doing the wrong stitch. Knitting is something that requires a lot of thought. How much more thought must God spend on knitting us?

In Genesis 1:27 we're told, "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Every human life has the image of God imprinted on them. Gender, race, origin, religion and age has nothing to do with it. If you are a human being, you are an image bearer of God. This is true for babies. Even babies who are inutero. They are image bearers of God. This give their life meaning and purpose.

What breaks my heart is that people would say that because the parents don't want the precious baby, it should be murdered. There are countless people who are struggling to become parents and can't. What wouldn't they give to be able to bring home that sweet "unwanted" child?

As you can tell, I believe that EVERY single life was created by God, has value because they have the image of God, and is wanted. Because of this belief, I believe every life should be protected and have the chance to live. That's why I'm prolife and am praying for the day our nation will be a prolife.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Since we're been enjoy a long weekend, Matt and I have been working on getting little things done around the house. I really wanted to work in out living room and dinning room. Make them more homey and our personality.

We've had a hutch in our dinning room (that we got for free!) since we moved in. I wasn't crazy about it, but the extra storage was great! I had painted it a light blue. Thought it would look really nice since one of the walls of the dinning room is blue. Was not the look I was going for. It ended up being really country. This weekend we painted it black. I love black spray paint! It gives any piece of furniture an updated, polished look. Our dinning room table top is a dark wood and the legs and chairs are black. The dinning room looks like it goes together now.

Next I wanted to do some sort of window treatment. I love the molding we have around the windows, but after almost three years with nothing on them, it was time for something. I love the long sheer curtains. But with having one active little boy and another one on the way, thought it was best to go with something shorter. I saw these curtains and thought we'd give them I try.
I like them a lot. But it blends in a little too much for my taste. I've looked at several stores and online but can't find anything I like. Today I had the, in my humble opinion, brilliant idea of adding an accent color ribbon.

As you can tell from the picture, I didn't have enough of the same ribbon in my craft box. You can get an idea of what I'm going for. I would use a thicker black ribbon. What are your thoughts? Any other brilliant idea out there?

Belly Update

Over half way there! I'm 25 weeks today. Ephram is getting so big! He's much more active then Matt or I remember Jeremiah being. Just about every night we watch him moving. It's kind of creep and yet still incredibly cool that we can see Ephram moving inside me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I love cinnamon rolls. They're just so good! I've been wanting to try making some from scratch for some time, but always found a reason to just buy some canned ones instead. Not anymore!

I've recently become a little obsessed with The Pioneer Woman, especially her recipes. They all sound so simple and don't have ingredients that I've never heard of. Not to mention she posts mouth watering pictures of her dishes. Yesterday I came across her cinnamon rolls recipe. She has 4 different ones! And I want to try all of them, especially the chocolate chip cookie sweet rolls.

For my first attempt, I decided to keep it simple and go with the original. I was overwhelmed starting it. Freaked out when my dough didn't rise like hers did. But they turned out amazing! Now that I've made them I know to add a lot more cinnamon next time. I used the cream cheese icing instead of the maple flavored icing. So yummy! Also, I only did half of what her recipe called for and had enough for 3 or 4 pans! We like to eat a lot of cinnamon rolls, but whoa! That's a ton! I put the ones we didn't use in the freezer. Hopefully they'll turn out just as tasty next time.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Jeremiah is now tall enough to open drawers and pull things out. I usually don't care, except when it's in the kitchen. Never know for sure what he might find.

While I was vacuuming yesterday Jeremiah came running up to me saying "two!". He had 2 spoons. I let him play with them while I finished up. He was mainly using the vacuum as a drum. :-) Once I was done I could find only one spoon. There was no telling where he left, so I didn't worry about it.

As I was getting ready for bed I found the spoon! In my underwear drawer. Gotta say, would have NEVER looked for the spoon there.

At least he put it back in a drawer, right???

Thursday, January 13, 2011


1. What did you do in 2010 that you had never done before?
Taught Sunday and VBS. I was scared to death that I would do something wrong, but really enjoyed it!

2. Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions and will you make more for next year?
Not really. Tried off and on with a few things throughout the year, like couponing, but didn't stick with any of them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister and a good friend

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My Uncle

5. What places have you visited?
No where too exciting. Wichita, Jackson, Oklahoma City. We're kind of homebodies.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A contented spirit

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched in your memory and why?
There are two. April 28th, the day I found out I had lost a baby and August 21st, the day I found out my second son was on the way

8. What was your biggest achievement this year?
I hate vague questions like this... Hmmm... Growing in my relationship with Christ, my husband and son

9. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing too major, thankfully

10. What was the best thing you bought?
You're probably going to laugh, but this is the first thing to come to mind. I got this super soft blanket that I love! I curl up under it ever evening not mater what the weather is like.

11. Where did most of your money go?
Our house

12. What song will always remind you of 2010?
The Doxology (we sing it with Jeremiah every night before bed) This Little Light of Mine (first song Jeremiah "sang")

13. What do you wish you would have done more of?
Studied God's word

14. What do you wish you would have done less of?
Worrying, fretting and stressing.

15. What was your favorite TV program?
Gray's Anatomy and Chuck

16. What was the best book you read this year?
Just for fun, Twilight Series! Don't judge. ;-) A more serious read, Prodigal God

17. What was your favorite film of the year?
Harry Potter 7!!!!

18. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
Honestly, I don't even know! Do know that I turned 25. :-)

19. What political issue stirred you the most?
I'm not very knowledgeable about politics (something I'm hoping to change this year). Something that get me every time is the disregard we, as a country show for human life.

20. Who was the best new person you met?
My nephew, Timothy.