Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dresses

The Girls dresses that I am working on are coming along nicely.  They should be finished this week.  Katy is so excited that I am making her a dress.  I keep asking for Kaomi's input because she picked out the fabric for Katy's dress (but I'm making Kaomi one, too).

Recomended Reading

Within the last two weeks I completed reading:

"The Duggar's 20 and Counting" By Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
and "Anonymous Tip" by Michael Ferris.

I enjoyed reading the Duggar's book and picked up a few tips from it.

I highly recommend "Anonymous Tip" to anyone looking for a good intriguing Novel.


I am currently reading "Is There Life After Housework" by Don Aslett and Next up is "A Mom Just Like You" by Vickie Farris and Jayme Farris Metzgar.

Thing I Wish I'd Known Sooner

My favorite quote from the above book:

"Sometimes we just turn a corner, and the unexpected reward is there, waiting.  The walk is worth the surprise.  Those who love may find starfish for breakfast."  -Jaroldeen Edwards

This quote is from the last chapter.  I enjoyed this book and the last chapter was like the icing on the cake.  I even read Jeff a part of it.  It sounds like something I might have done as a child if I had thought of it.  I Pray that God helps me to love my family, so if I have a similar situation I would respond in a good way. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Now I understand...

why we have the hardest time finding clothes that fit Katy properly.  I took Katy's measurements yesterday to know what size pattern I should use for a dress I would like to make her.  She is so scrawny that she measures for a size 2 shirt, she is long waisted so she measures for a size 7 and her actual height shows that she should be a size 4-5.  Needless to say, I'm going to have to pull all my sewing memories for how to adjust a pattern so I can make her a nice dress that fits her well.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Current Books

Yesterday, I finished reading "The Duggars: 20 and counting".  It has a lot of information I found useful and I may just have to add the book to my personal library.  It shows their faith and trust in God and God's blessing on them throughout the whole story.

Next up is:  "Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner: Personal Discoveries of a Mother of Twelve" by Jaroldeen Edwards.

Continuing:  "Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle".  I've been enjoying this piece of History.

Have a I mentioned that I love our Library System.  We have a small library that is in a Consortium with many other small Libraries.  I can go online and search for whatever book I want and put a hold on it then pick it up when it arrives at my library.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Psalm 70:4

"But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, 'Let God be exalted!'"

Thanks God for your Salvation; help me to exalt you and show that I love you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mayonnaise on What!

Yesterday at church I was talking with a friend about how we get our kids ready for church, meal planning and picky eaters.  Somehow we got on the topic of spinach.  Her son likes sauteed spinach with lots of garlic and black pepper; I like spinach with mayonnaise on it. 
Why do I like spinach with mayonnaise on it?  It's what my father did, so I called my Dad.  "Dad, why do you put mayonnaise on spinach your spinach and broccoli?" 
"I don't know," he answered "my father did it.  Do you do that, too?" 
"Yes, I do."
Today I called my Grandpa.  "Grandpa, why do you put mayonnaise on your spinach and broccoli?"  Grandpa simply answered, "Because I like it that way." 
I don't know if Grandpa's father did it, too, but I like his answer.  I like it that way, too.
My Dad also told me that my Grandpa also likes tomatoes with mayonnaise and sugar on them.
I prefer my tomatoes with mayonnaise or ranch dressing, no sugar.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Current Book

I've been trying to do some more reading and I thought I'd try to keep you updated on what I am reading.

Currently I am reading:

"The Spiritual Power of a Mother" by Michael P. Ferris
and
"Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle" by Sallie Reynolds Matthews  (This book is often used as a source of West Texas History.)

I recently finished browsing through "The Well-Trained Mind"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sports World

This week Kent is going to Sports World.  It is a day camp through Student Ministries at our church.
He's having fun.  He is supposed to be learning about how to play baseball in the mornings.  I  think he is a little disappointed that they played catch on Monday (even though you need to catch in baseball), he wasn't real clear about what they did today.  I'm praying that the whole week will be fun for him.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I don't like feet.

Kaomi just came and crawled up in my lap to snuggle and we had the following conversation.

Kaomi:  I don't like feet.

Me:  Why don't you like feet?

Kaomi:  They are dirty.

Me:  God created us with feet; they help us walk.

Kaomi:  I smelled Kent's feet and they stink.

Me:  You're silly.  You are supposed to smell flowers, not feet.

Kaomi got a big grin and got down to go play again.

Chore Charts

I made new chore charts this week for the kids.  Katy has been asking me to make a pink chore chart.  I revised our chore list and made a morning chore chart (pink) and an evening chore chart (blue).  They are all excited about it.  Katy is excited that she gets to wash the dishes once a week.  Kaomi is excited that she gets to help set the table and wipe it off after dinner a couple of times a week.  Then there is Kent...he was reading the chore charts and excitedly said, "Oh, boy I get to do chores on Saturdays."  He loves schedules and routine.  Maybe now he won't grumble if we give him a chore on Saturday, especially if he is just doing his regularly scheduled chores.

The Box Car Children

I had Kent take "The Boxcar Children" out of the library on Tuesday.  Then I told him at quiet time that he should read 1 or 2 chapters everyday at quiet time.  After quiet time on Tuesday I asked him how the story was and he showed me that he was almost done - with the whole book.  He read 12 chapters at quiet time.  He finished the book yesterday and restarted it.  He said it was an interesting story and he should read it again.