Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I thought I better take a picture because it could be another three years before I finish quilting it. :)
I do miss my older boys. I am also realizing what a big help they are to me as I unload the dishwasher and sort the laundry!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
When I think about the many things the Lord has taught us and the many ways He has blessed our marriage, I am filled with thanksgiving. I am so glad BJ asked me to be his wife. :)
Thursday, June 18, 2009
That evening the weather was perfect for hanging out outdoors.
J.R.'s new thing is to wear daddy's hats.
Thank you so much for coming to see us Grandma and Papa!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I can't believe I will be a mommy to FIVE boys! :)
p.s. I bought a really cute skirt for myself after the appointment. I told BJ that I deserve it...especially since we will be saving lots of money by having another boy!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
This is a great recipe I got from an old Taste of Home magazine. My recipe shows that I tried it for the first time in July of 2002. We loved it so much, I even wrote "family meal" at the top thinking ahead to the days of feeding more children! Because you cook the spaghetti in the sauce, it cuts down on the number of dirty dishes and steps. The boys all look forward to this meal...and now even J.R. enjoys it!
1 lb. ground beef
3 c. water
2 (11 1/2 oz.) cans tomato juice (2 3/4 c.)
1 (6oz.) can tomato paste
2 T. dried minced onion
1 to 2 T. chili powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 pkg. (7 oz.) spaghetti (I use the whole wheat kind)
In a skillet, cook gr. beef; drain. Add remaining ingredients, except the spaghetti, and bring to a boil. Add uncooked spaghetti. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parm cheese.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today was kind of a rough day for me. There is so much on my heart right now. This morning a dear friend from our church lost her battle with cancer. She leaves behind a husband and three children (jr. higher, sr. higher, college age). BJ and I are grieving for this family, but are assured that she is in heaven. Her faith was something else...and we watched it grow in that family throughout the past year as she fought for her life. Please keep this family in your prayers.
I also don't know what to think of our future. It has been a little difficult adjusting to BJ's new routine now that he is working a construction job, taking a class, and starting his seal coating business. I kind of miss the days of unemployment.
I wish my mom didn't have cancer. I don't want her to have to go through this. Cancer is just so scary. Please pray for my mom.
While I was doing laundry, Jesse wrote this on the chalkboard. It really encouraged me. I don't understand a lot of things, but at least God knows and is in control...and He is good.
Posted by Elaine at 7:52 PM