Tuesday afternoon I decided that I wanted to make something pumpkin and healthy for dessert (healthy enough that it would be good for breakfast also!). I searched for dairy free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies and found a few recipes but … Continue reading
Robert and I have looked at finances for the next few months. We are taking a backpacking trip next weekend, then we are going to Colorado in October to spend time with my in-laws. The main costs are gas and … Continue reading
I don’t normally hang out in my office after everyone has gone to bed (I try to go to bed right away), but I decided that I needed some quiet alone time. I haven’t been feeling well physically (probably just … Continue reading
Whew. Yesterday was long and exhausting. The day before (Wednesday), I was on my feet for 8 hours baking. Then yesterday I was on my feet for most of the day. When I went to bed last night my body … Continue reading
The next few weeks are going to be pretty busy. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m also nervous about it. I don’t do well with crazy. So we’ll see how it goes. I’m already ready for routine Anyway. This … Continue reading
This post will be in two parts (I have two things I want to share and decided to not have it in two different posts). First, I’m going to share about how I’m simplifying things a bit in the planning … Continue reading
I’m so happy to have my whole family together today. Robert has been working so so hard, even on his days off, so it’s a miracle to have him home. Also my parents will be here this afternoon to celebrate … Continue reading
When my kids were little I made homemade playdough ALL the time. In the fall it was pumpkin spice, the winter was gingerbread or vanilla cookie or peppermint, and other times I would use Koolaid. My kids loved all of … Continue reading
It’s Good Friday and it’s always interesting to me that they call the remembrance of the death of Jesus a “good” thing. Ultimately it was a good thing for all of His children because He gave His life for us. Because of this we have a new life and the forgiveness of sins. We have grace through faith in Christ. I’m so thankful for His sacrifice.
The kids and Robert have today off. We came to my parents’ for the night and will be going to my Meemaw’s tomorrow to celebrate Easter. Sunday we will be celebrating Easter at camp with a sunrise devotional, some traditions at home that we do every year (The Flowering Cross book and cookie cake, Resurrection eggs, and The Jesus Storybook Bible reading… my kids are growing up and they still want to do these things!), and a pot luck and Easter egg hunt (including a scavenger hunt for the big kids) with camp family. This weekend is going to be amazing :-). Easter is one of my favorite holidays! To remember Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection can’t be bad!
It’s also beautiful this time of year in Texas. It’s in the mid to upper 70s or even in the 80s right now. The sun shines often. Right now there’s a slight breeze, and I’m sitting on their huge covered porch. I had forgotten how relaxing it is here. I know that the kids and I will be back to spending a lot of time here during the summer. It’s much harder to be here during the school year!
I don’t have much to say today! I hope you enjoy this Friday and reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us!
I have never been a huge fan of Valentines. It seems to be a “Hallmark Holiday” and just a reason for people to feel like they can’t keep up… especially with children. The kids (well the boys) had to take valentines to school and this morning Ethan asked me why I didn’t get something for his teacher. Umm. I know that teachers like stuff from their students, but I have always been a parent and see both sides. I know their teachers will be okay.
I decided last night (at the last minute) that I wanted to do something special for the kids. I had already bought some amazing cookies from my talented friend, but I wanted them to wake up to something different today.
I decided to set each a place setting with a plate, cloth napkin, a mug, hot chocolate in the mug, their cookies, and then I also made muffins and sweetened cream cheese. I used the confetti from the box with the cookies to throw around on the table. The kids woke up quickly when I said, “Come see the surprise!” They were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed their morning! Again, this was all throw together at the last minute. Nothing difficult. Not Pinterest worthy.
Today at noon I hosted Bible study at my house. I made a pot of amazing coffee (Ruta Maya) and got the water for tea ready. Unfortunately, only one person came. So we just talked and prayed which was really nice. We have decided that in the future if only one other person comes we will go ahead and do the study.
My hubby had to go somewhere today and came home with a sweet Valentine’s gift. 🙂 Well, that’s on top of the blue tooth speakers that he had ordered me (that are coming in today!).
I have an amazing life. Yes, I struggle with bipolar 2 and severe anxiety, along with insomnia… but I have so much. A wonderful husband, beautiful children, amazing friends, this camp to live at and do ministry at, a beautiful view and a home that I love, a relationship with my Creator, and the ability to take good care of myself most days. We also have all of our needs met, even if the budget is tight.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.