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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Computer down, Arg!

Well,
 I just wanted to let you know that I am having computer problems so I may be missing for a while.

 I also wanted to let you know that we leave Friday for our first event of the season! We will be re-enacting at Greenfield Village for any Michigan readers! Come on out and visit the village!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 12-Perfectionism

Perfection..
FlyLady says that perfection is our enemy and that a job done imperfectly is still a job done.

Jesus was our perfect lamb! Just a thought but if we strive for what only Jesus accomplished and try to do it on our own are we pushing Him away? I guess that I really need to remember that though I am created in His image, I am not perfect. Therefore, my house does not have to be perfect. He has called me to make my house a home. Not a perfect house but a lived in, comfortable home.

So, as I am backing away from this perfectionism will you join me? Let that stress just run right off of you. Give it all to God our perfect sacrifice!

May God strengthen you as you try to walk in His ways!

A friends giveaway!

Head on over to:http://raisinghomemakers.com/2011/daughters-and-sons-of-history-a-giveaway/for your chance to win!

They are giving away a Set of His History Paper Dolls which teach modesty and history through famous women of history! These are a great way to encourage our daughters!



For the boys they are giving away Soldiering Through History:Revolutionary War. What a great way for our boys to learn about history. The boys I believe get to reenact being a soldier.

What great ways for our children to learn about history in an interesting fashion!

Once again head on over to raising homemakers to win!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day!



My Day was great! My wonderful husband bought breakfast so I didn't have to cook. Then we all headed to church. After church he took my mother, grandmother, his mom and myself out for lunch. Then my sister and I sang songs to our mom and grandmother. After a short walk home we cleaned in the garage and the utility trailer(this is our re-enacting trailer). We pulled everything out so we could get to our canvas tents. Then we put up our tent and my mom's tent. Then we put some things back. We sprayed Mom's tent with Camp Dry so it has to stay out. After we got things put where we wanted, we went and played with our new toy. We recently bought, and just brought home, a pop-up trailer. The neighbor came over and said we got a great deal!

Now we are putting the kids to bed so we can put our feet up. Tomorrow starts soon enough.

So what did you do for Mother's Day?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 5 - Priorities

Day 5 -Priorities!

This is a hard one for me. I honestly try but feel I fall short. I am working on applying God's Grace to myself. As flylady would say "A job done imperfect, is still done!" I can't let my perfectionism keep me down. I am a daughter of the King and my priorities need to be in line with the Word.

So, Yes I do try to get up every morning and spend time in the Word. I am currently working on reading through the bible in 90 days. I am almost finished! Something that also helps me stay motivated in this is my Good Morning Girls! (For more information head on over to www.goodmorninggirls.org)

That makes God my #1

#2 Is my wonderful Husband.
 I try to watch my tone and be respectful to him. I try to make sure I am honoring him at all times. I desire to be his friend and companion, his soft landing, the person he runs to, and the person the Bible tells me to be for him. I should always be his helpmeet!

#3 My 5 wonderful kids.
 Between babies and homeschooling I am very busy. I need time to get all the chaos under wraps so that I can effectively school the children while still showering everyone with God's grace and mercy.

#4 My house
 Yes, the house needs to be a haven. A warm place where everyone feels welcome. A place where messes can be made and cleaned together. I want my children to remember me as the Mom who did things with them. Not, the Mom who was always too busy cleaning to do anything with them. I am still struggling in finding the happy medium here. But with God I am getting closer.

#5 Would be myself.
 Most days I tend to forget that I even make this list. I try to remember that I need to stay healthy so that I can do the first 4 things! I know that I am important I am just sometimes so busy with life that I forget about me.

If you had to list your top  priorities what would they be?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Mother and Grandmother!

 I wanted to take today to thank my Mother and Grandmother. I was raised by my single Mother until Grandpa passed away. Then we all moved in with Grandma. Grandma took care of us before and after school while my Mother worked.
Both women worked and sacrificed for my siblings and I. I can't begin to let them know how much it means. I guess the scripture says it best
   "Her children rise up and call her blessed:" Proverbs 31:28aNKJ

After all God knows best!

I guess I didn't understand all that my Mother and Grandmother did until I became a Mother. I can only hope that I have learned these lessons well. I certainly hope and pray that my children one day rise up and call me blessed.

 Now in case they come over and read this.. Thank you both! I love you and indeed I do rise up and call you blessed! We are all hoping to show you how much you are blessed.

Oh and I should also ad that my parents as I call them live just around this short city block. My children are so blessed to have family close by. My younger sister actually comes over here quite a bit. My Grandmother babysits when I need help, and my Mother is always there for me, right or wrong. I can't say thank you enough. You are both awesome!  God Bless!

I just wanted to add that my Mom just stopped by with a new water bath canner for me! Yeah thanks so much Mom. You are the Best!

I am linked up over at:
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

31 Days to Clean Challenge

So today is day three! I missed yesterday so I will be doing both challenges today. Having said that I think my biggest challenge is motivation. I know how to clean, I know why I should clean, I just don't have the motivation to clean. I am really hoping this book and challenge help me find some motivation. I don't know why I struggle with this while other women don't. I just know that I do. Anyone else have the same problem?

If you had this problem before how did you solve it?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bounce Ideas!

Here are the rules and such...

Head over to Bounce’s Facebook page and post their most creative ideas for using the Bounce Dryer Sheets or Bar outside the laundry room by leaving a comment on the Bounce Facebook page.  Then three ideas will be chosen each week and voters will vote for the best one. Weekly winners will have a chance to have their idea made into a video by the "Bounce Fanatics". Check out some of these ideas for inspiration.

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You can leave your comments weekly between Saturday and Mondays until May 27th. Then on Tuesday through Thursday they will create the winning videos. Every Friday the winning video will be posted, in an exciting moment of fame and glory for the winning fan!



Perhaps crazier is better! What would you do?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

31 Days to Clean challenge

I just linked up to join the 31 days to clean challenge! This can be joined over at joyful mothering.Just click on the button over on the right hand side to sign-up!
I will be posting updates at least once a week and linking up there. I am excited to be starting on this journey with such wonderful and godly women!

Let's get started!

Welcome to my blog! I thought I would start by telling you a little about myself. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have 5  young children thus far. (Yes, this is why I titled the blog this way) I am also homeschooling  them. I cloth diaper my young children and believe in home births. I try to cook healthy meals and live frugally. We are also part of a civil war re-enacting group. That about sums me up! I'll try to add more as I think of it.

Well I hope that you enjoy your time here! Things are not always easy but we are doing the best we can with what God has given us. We give Him all the honor and the glory!