Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tangy Lentil Salad

2 cups water
1 cup dried lentils
1/2 tsp. salt
1 bay leef
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
4 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Combine first four ingredients in a medium aucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Discard bay leaf.
2. Combine the cooked lentils, with cucumber, celery, and onion in a bowl.
3. Whisk togegether orange juice, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl. Toss with veggies and lentils. Stir in cheese.
4. Cover and chill well (at least two hours) to blend flavors.


Monday, February 26, 2007

~~This is so unreal~~~

My kids had a dentist apt today and the dental place called and was asking about the insurance and when we told them we had Tricare they said "We don't except that insurance" and my hubby said well you should have told us when we made the apt. Then the lady preceeded to ask "Well What color are your children" and my husband said what diffrence does that make and she said they don't accept white kids.. When she made that statement I can feel the hairs on the back of me neck stand up and my face getting hot..My hubby is talking to the Jag lawyer and we are going to take action..That statment she made was totally uncalled for and the funny thing is her hubby is one of my husbands doctors..

Sorry for the vent..


Sunday, February 25, 2007

~~What is new with the Hills~~

Well things are still the same with Jason..He has alot of Doc. apt next month to see what they are going to do..JJ will also have some apts to..As for Michael and Aubrey they are doing good..Monday they have dentist apts and they so need it. Next monday my mom and my neice and nephew will be coming for a visit.. And I am so happy to see them..
Well for me it is a another story..lol I was walking my dog and he saw a cat and whipped my arm around and I found out that he ripped my Trapisy(sp) mucsle. I am unable to pick up anything or even really do anything with my (r) arm..They are talking about doing surgry on Wed. Please pray for me..Thanks..
I am doing really good with my weight..I have lost a total of 30lbs and I am down to 185 and I am so excited..

Have a BLESSED Day!!!


Friday, February 23, 2007


The most destructive habit..Worry
The greatest joy...Giving
The most endangered species.....Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource...Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm”....Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome...Fear
The most effective sleeping pill...Peace of mind
The most crippling disease...Excuses
The most powerful force in life...Love
The most destructive pariah...Gossip
The most incredible computer...The human brain
The worst thing to be without...Hope
The deadliest weapon...The tongue
The two most powerful words...Can do
The greatest asset....Faith
The most worthless emotion...Self-pity
The worst thing you can lose...Self-respect
The most satisfying work...Helping others
The ugliest personality trait....Selfishness
The most beautiful attire...A smile!
The most prized possession...Integrity
The most contageous spirit...Enthusiasm
The most powerful communication...Prayer


~~~God Is Like~~~

God is like..
He works miracles.

God is like...
He's got a better idea .

God is like..
He's the real thing.

God is like...
He cares enough to send His very best.

God is like...
He gets the stains out that others leave behind.

God is like...
He brings good things to life.

God is like...
He has everything.

God is like...
Try him, you'll like Him

God is like...
You can't see him, but you know He's there.

God is like...
He's ready when you are.

God is like....
You're in good hands with Him.

God is like...
VO-5 Hair Spray
He holds through all kinds of weather.

God is like...
Aren't you glad you have Him?
Don't you wish everybody did?

God is like...
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor ice will keep
Him from His appointed destination.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

~~Moment By Moment With Him~~

Sometimes we so easily forget,
How unpredictable our lives may be,
We make plans for our tomorrows and our futures,
Not realizing they could change instantly.

Then one day, you wake up, and it happens,
Something occurs that’s not at all like you’ve planned,
Your life has now taken a new direction,
And it may be difficult for you to understand.

God never promised that we’d never have struggles,
That there would always be sunshine and not rain,
But He said He’d never leave nor forsake us,
And with His presence we will forever be sustained.

When God takes us from the height of the mountain,
And then places us in the valley of despair,
It’s here we can learn total dependence,
Upon the One who will always be there.

Oftentimes it’s only through the midst of the trials,
We see God works in ways we’d never have dreamed,
He accomplishes so much beyond our understanding,
And now things may not be at all what they’d seemed.

We may not know why God allowed such a hardship,
We must learn to trust in the One who knows best,
For our future is seen by Him only,
And in Him we can confidently rest.

So when the unexpected may arise in our lifetime,
And the way God is leading seems dim,
May we face it not ONE DAY at a time,
But instead, MOMENT BY MOMENT with Him.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

~~Ham and Broccoli Casserole~~

1 1/2 cup rice
2/3 cups ham (chicken or turkey)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 medium carrot
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg. of thawed broccoli
1--8 oz. jar of cheese whiz
1 1/2 cup of bullion (chicken or beef)

In casserole dish place uncooked rice and layer top with meat. In saucepan combine remaining and cook over medium heat till warm. Pour mixture over meat and rice.Pre-heat oven at 350*. Bake casserole for 45 min. to one hour. After baking let cool 10-15 minutes before serving.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

~~One Day At A Time~~

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life and supremely happy
with Him Forever in the next.


Monday, February 19, 2007

~~God Thinks You Are Wonderful~~

It may be difficult
for you to believe
that God knows your name...
but He does.

Written on His hand
Spoken by His mouth
Whispered by His lips.
Your name.

"I have written your name
on My hand" Isaiah 46:16

"It is not our love for God;
its God's love for us
in sending His Son
to be the Way
to take away our sins.
"1 John 4:10

If you want
to touch God's heart,
use the name He loves to hear.
Call him "Father"
He thinks you're wonderful!


Sunday, February 18, 2007

~~~Firmly Planted~~~

Lord, make me like the tree
that stands in my backyard.
It questions not its purpose
Though the rains are hard.
Lord, I want to be that tree
When the winds blow fiercely away
How it stands so firmly
While the branches gently sway.

Lord, could I ever be that tree?
With its roots stretched far and deep
Seeking only something good
For its life to keep.

Lord, I'll try to be that tree
Who does not toil or spin
Yet You trim its branches
And make it new again.

Perhaps you too can be a tree
One firmly rooted in the ground
One who always remains the same
No matter who is around.

A tree is such a simple thing
Depending wholly on its care
From the master gardener
Who picked its place with care.

We too are like the trees
Put just where we belong
By the God who made this earth
And is He ever wrong?

Learn a lesson from the tree
And see what to you it will bring
For once a year they shed the old
Because they look forward to spring.

Be a springtime blossom
As on a flowering tree
The old is gone, the new is here

If you choose to let it be.


Well I think I got it..

I have been working on my blog all day and I think I have it back to normal..WooHoo..I thought I would change it to the new blogger and I could not figure that out for the life of me..So When i switched it back I lost everything I had recently put on there and I was having trouble putting it back..


~~~ I need some Help~~~

Can anybody please help me..I lost everybodys blog that I had on mine and I just need to know how to put them back on..If you can help please let me know..

Also can someone tell me how to get the previous posts not so close to my blogs


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Computer problems again..

Well this is waht happend this time.We have DSL and my computer was taking way to long to load pages and I asked my hubby to call our internet provider and they said we had the lowest form of DSL and we we paying for the highest one so on Tuesday they came to turn me off and on Wed. they had to run and signal from there home office to see what kind of box I need well while doing that they over loaded my computer and fried my memory card and they called and told my hubby and they said since it was there error and that they are going to replace my whole computer system and they gave me a 1yr free of internet services..I am so happy about that..


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

~~~Road To Success~~~

The Road to Success is not straight.
There is a curve called Failure,
A loop called Confusion
Speed bumps called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
Caution lights called Family
and Flats called Jobs.

But, if you have a spare called Determination,
An engine called Perseverance,
fuel called Hope,
insurance called Faith,
and a driver called Jesus,
you will make it to a place called SUCCESS.

~~Author Unknown~~

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."Philippians 4:13


Monday, February 12, 2007


There once was a woman who woke up one morning,
looked in the mirror, and noticed
she had only three hairs on her head.
Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today?
"So she did
wonderful day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and saw
that she had only two hairs on her head.
"H-M-M," she said,
"I think I'll part my hair down the middle today?
"So she did
grand day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
"Well," she said,
"today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail.
"So she did
fun day.

The next day she woke up,
looked in the mirror and noticed
that there wasn't a single hair on her head
YEA!" she exclaimed,"
I don't have to fix my hair today!

"Attitude is everything.

Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

~~~His Special Way~~~

I never will forget the day,
God touched me in His special way,
And opened up my eyes so I could see!

No matter what I do or say
He's here beside me, every day
And I can feel His love inside of me!

Whenever I am down and out
I turn to Him, and have no doubt
That I will find the comfort that I need.

He gives to me a love so pure
There's nothing here I can't endure
If I give Him control and let Him lead.


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Meet General Winston Hill

Isn't he a cutie!!!!


Meet the new member of our family..

Would like to say hi to our 4 month old Pure Breed English Bull dog..His name is General Winston Hill..The kids love him


Friday, February 09, 2007

My weight loss continues..

I am so jumping for joy..Since I started my way to a better life and eating on Jan 2. I have lost a total of 22lbs. I can tell in my face and my clothes..I still have a way to go till I reach my goal but I am getting there..
Kids are doing great in school and I am so proud of them..Well I need to get them ready for school will post more later..


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Another trip to the Er..

But this time it was for me..It started on Tues evening around 6pm a very sharp pain in my right side that was so bad I doubled over and couldn't walk so Jason called the advise nurse and she said it sounded like I was contipated..LOL but I didn't go for that because all night it had gooten worse and then on Wed I got the kids ready for school and about 11 it hit me again and this time Jason took me to the Er and they said it could be either my Appendix's or Kidney stones so they ran some tests and it was not my Appendixs but I have a really bad Kidney infection and then I has Infintigo on my lips..I think my body is so tired and worn down that it all hit me at once..As of right know I am still in alot of pain but I am hoping to get to feeling better by tomorrow..


You all have to listen to this..

To funny!!!



I thought this was very cute...

For all us ladies trying to loose weight..This is how we need to weigh ourselfs..LOL


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

~~Are You There~~

I stood beneath the waterfall I whispered,
"God, Are you there?"
Then I felt my own heart beat,
In His gentleness.. .to share,

I stood upon the mountain top I whispered,
"God, Are you there?"
Then in echo, I would hear,
Natures sounds...everywhere,

I stood beside the oceans edge I whispered,
"God, Are you there?"
Then a rainbow crossed the sky,
His loves reflection.. .filled my eyes,

I stood at my mothers grave I whispered,
"God, Are you there?"
Then my heart was lovingly filled,
With beautiful memories...to cherish and share,

Then I stood all alone,
God whispered
"Are you there?"
I said, Yes!
Dear God,I send my praises to You above,
For always standing beside me,
With Your never ending love.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dad and Mom!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Happy Anniversay!!!!!


Monday, February 05, 2007

Weekly "To Do" List

Monday - Wash Day
Lord, help me to wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve You with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Tuesday - Ironing Day
Dear Lord, help me to iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice that I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Wednesday - Mending Day
O God, help me to mend my ways, so I will not set bad examples for others.

Thursday - Cleaning Day
Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Friday - Shopping Day
O God, give me the grace to shop wisely, so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Saturday - Cooking Day
Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.

Sunday - The Lord's Day
O God, I have prepared my house for You. Please come into my heart as my Honored Guest so I may spend the day and the rest of my life in Your presence.


Sunday, February 04, 2007

~~ Words To Live By~~

1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
2. You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
3. Love... and you shall be loved.
4. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
5. All people smile in the same language.
6. A hug is a great gift, one size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange. 7. Everyone needs to be loved... especially when they do not deserve it.
8. The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
9. Laughter is God's sunshine.
10. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
11. It's important for parents to live the samethings they teach.
12. Thank God for what you have, Trust God for whatyou need.
13. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
14. Happy memories never wear out, relive them as often as you want.
15. Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.
16. Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.
17. The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
18. Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
19. If anyone speaks badly of you, live so no one can believe it.
20. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
21. Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
22. The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
23. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
24. To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.
25. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
26. Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
27. Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
28. You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
29. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
30. Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.
31. The best gifts to give:
To your friend loyalty;
To your enemy forgiveness;
To your boss service;
To a child a good example;
To your parents gratitude and devotion;
To your mate love and faithfulness;
To all men and women----- charity;
To God ------------ ----- your life.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

"You Are Not Alone"

When you need a parent, He is your Father
When you need a sibling, He is your brother
When you need a spouse, He is your husband
When you need a friend, He calls you friend
When you need restoration, He is your Master Builder
When your heart is broken, He is Your comforter
When you have no place to run, He is Your refuge
When you need healing, He is your Great Physician
When you are thirsty, He is your living waters
When you are in lack, He is your provision
When you are lonely, He is your companion
When everything seems dark, He is THE LIGHT
When you feel unworthy, He is Your WORTHINESS
When you are afraid, He is Your strength and courage
When you wake up and when you lies down, He is there
When you have questions, He is Your Answer
When you need grace in your time of need, He is the open door to the throne room
When you need new clothes, He covers you with robes of righteousness
When you need a gift, He is your greatest gift
When you are hurting, He is the healer of broken hearts
When life is in pieces, He is Your Peace
When you are lost, He is the Director of your soul
God loves you, and no matter what you situation is , you are never alone. He is always with you.


Friday, February 02, 2007

" When you are going through Fire!"

If you are going through a fire in your life, don't slow down, keep on moving, you might get out before the devil even knows you are there! Sometimes we feel like we have nothing left to hope for. When we feel like that, we are being deceived by the devil. The hope that God gives is confidence, and it is founded on God's faithfulness, and it will only grow stronger with the years.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The snow is here..

Well I woke up this morning to snow and we are going to get it thru out the day..By the time the kids get out of school today they should be able to play in it..They are so happy about that..
Jason has another doctor apt. today to see how his leg is going..I will post more when he gets back.
I am doing really well with my diet, I have lost a total of 20lbs and I am so happy..
Kids have dentist apts in the morning and we all have eye apts on Sat..

Well time to get the kids on the bus..Have a BLESSED day!!!