Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday #2

Today is the last day I have before we leave for our 11 day beach vacation! It's going to be a busy day!

As I look outside my window:::
The sky is cloudy, as we are expecting some rain tonight. It is beautiful with the pink hue of the sun coming up. Such a beautiful reminder of God's creation.

Right now I am:::
About to bake some cornbread. It is going to get hot this afternoon and I don't want to turn my oven on in the heat of the day. The boys are still sleeping, and I wanted to get my blogging and cooking done before they are under my feet. 

Thinking and pondering:::
All the things that I need to be getting done today. We have to pack for a long trip, and I'm cooking for Monday for the Master tonight. I also have to get my bathrooms cleaned, I really don't like coming home to a dirty house from vacation. I've got a long to-do list today to get the house in decent order before we leave. 

On my bedside table:::
I just finished reading the first four books in the "Love comes softly" series by Jeanette Oke. I'm looking forward to the next few books on my vacation!
Listening to:::
The quietness of the house. The fish tank's water is making a beautiful waterfall sound.

On the menu for this week:::
Beans and cornbread tonight, then the rest of this week we will be in a condo in Gulf Shores. I'm looking forward to all the yummy food!
On my to do list:::
Too much to list for today..
Happening this week:::
We are beach bound early in the morning! I can't wait!!

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Nothing this week. Working on creating memories.

My simple pleasure:::
This week will be the sound of the waves and the sand between my toes.
 Homemaking tips:::
Deep clean your bathrooms once a week. Wipe down the counters at least every other day. But do a good scrub down at least once a week. Trust me, it's worth it.

Looking around the house:::

Is reminding me that I have A LOT to do today.
From the camera:::
This was taken on my Daddy's phone. That is me holding the most beautiful nephew in the universe right there. He was just born about an hour and a half before this picture. I love this baby boy so much. I would go grab him the moon and bring it down to him if I could reach it. He is such a joy. I love him! Does anyone else feel this way about their niece/nephew??

Bible verse, Devotional:::  
  This week I want to focus on Proverbs 31. I've gotten a little sidetracked in my housekeeping this past week and I need some encouragement. I know that a vacation from it will bring a wonderful and new perspective, but I want to focus on how God would have me glorify Him in my home.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

I've been wanting to join in on this Happy Homemaker Monday's for awhile. I follow a blog and ran across a couple of homemaking blogs that do a blog hop with Happy Homemaker Monday.
I don't plan on joining the blog hop, but just hope to get down my Homemaking thoughts on Monday.
I thought it would be fun, and neat to look back later on.
Here's to new traditions! :)

As I look outside my window:::
The weather outside is absolutely beautiful. It is 2:30 in the afternoon. The sun is shining, the grass is green, and it is beautiful outside. I enjoyed playing outside this morning before lunch with the boys.
Right now I am::: 
Drinking my second cup of coffee. I forgot to make coffee this morning (I'm not sure what that was all about). So I brewed me a pot with my lunch, and I'm enjoying my coffee and the peace and quiet. Both boys are napping and I am enjoying the quiet. Robert's had a hard day today and this Mama needed some quiet rest time.

Thinking and pondering:::

Babies. My cousin just had a new baby boy early Sunday morning and my sister-in-law is due any day now with a new baby. Holding that sweet baby boy yesterday made me miss my babies being tiny. I'm starting to get the baby fever...

On my bedside table:::

My planner. I try to get my to-do list together on Sundays before the week starts. It helps me to write down my goals for the week so that they are fresh on my mind. This week is going to be a busy one. We have a 1st birthday party coming up as soon as we get back from our 10-day vacation. We leave next week and I've got LOTS to do before then!

On my tv tonight:::
We have a small tv in the living room. We use it to view movies. The movie in now I believe is "Chuggington." Robert loves it. We just don't watch many movies. We usually only watch tv for family movie night.
Listening to:::
The window unit air conditioning.

On the menu for this week:::
Chicken and rice, dried pinto beans (bean burritos), dried black beans and rice, chicken and quinoa mac and cheese. We're trying to eat up what is in the fridge, pantry and freezer before our trip. I want to get out fridge deep cleaned before we leave.
On my to do list:::
Switching out all Paul's 9 month clothes for his 12 months clothes.
Birthday party invitations
Deep clean living room carpets
Deep clean fridge
Work on packing list
Finalize grocery list for our beach trip
Get tag renewal for van (My birthday will be while we are on our trip and I need it)

Happening this week:::

  MFTM tonight and Mama's birthday is Saturday.

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I just finished my very first apron! I love it. I don't plan on crafting anything this week. I need to get caught up on Project life. I'm ordering my pictures tomorrow, and will probably have to work on it after our vacation!
My simple pleasure:::
Coffee. And lots of it.

 Homemaking tips:::

One load of laundry a day. Wash, dry, fold, put away. It never fails that if I go one day without doing a complete load, I get behind. Then Mt. Everest of laundry attacks my bedroom and I get overwhelmed... leaving it to only get worse...

Looking around the house:::

I need to clean up from lunch. I had to get the boys to lay down right after lunch. Robert will only sleep if I lie down with him. So, I left our PB&J mess on the table. There are also toys scattered along the living room floor that need to be returned to their proper home.
From the camera:::

This is from our Saturday ladies breakfast a few weeks ago. I had a great breakfast with some fabulous ladies!
Bible verse, Devotional:::  
  "Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”  ESV -1 Corinthians 15:33
This verse will be my focus this week. It is Robert's memory verse for Bible class. I was so proud when he said his memory verse last week. I look forward to hearing him quote many Bible passages.

Hope you have a great week! 

Easter and a few more.

Friday, April 4, 2014


I am trying out a new way to post. I am using a blogger app on my ( new to me) iPhone. 
I haven't blogged much lately, and I'm really missing it.
I wanted to share a few things Robert has been saying/doing lately that are so cute. 
The other night I made some Asian chicken thighs and steamed cabbage. Robert was so funny! His Daddy told him to eat his food. He replied " I don't like it" and pointed to his cabbage. He was so funny.
Now when he gets a spanking, which is actually becoming rare these days (yay!), he is saying "you hurt me". Which then makes me want to laugh. 
He is just growing so fast!!
He has learned to count to five with objects. He has been able to count to 10 for awhile... But now he lines up all his cars, animals, food, etc.. And counts it. It is so sweet. Now, just have to keep working on him with the alphabet.
His vocabulary is growing everyday!! It's always fun to hear what new thing he is going to say.
He's starting to grow out of nap time. He will usually go to sleep for a nap whenever I lay down with him. (Which is actually what I am doing as I type... He's just starting to snore and I'm hoping to sneak out and get some housework done). He always says, "mama lay down in this bed." 
Who can resist that??? The dirty house can wait a little longer. He is going to be grown soon and not want his Mama around.
I enjoy a clean house, but I have to remind myself that my children are growing too quickly. I want to cherish these years while they are still young and love me :) 
Robert is such a big helper. He is always helping me clean, and playing with Paul. 
I just love to catch them together playing

Well I think he is asleep enough for me to sneak out and get some cleaning done.
Until next time,