Saturday, March 31, 2007

~~As most of all you know~~~

Jason and JJ have the same disease..Well Jason went to the doctors yesterday and he was told that in his (R) leg the same one that was hit with the softball he also has a tumor wrapped around that main blood flow vein and they didn't see it when they did the first MRI because the blood clots was blocking it and because he was on blood thinner it shrunck the blood clot and they caught it on the second MRI and his doctor sad they will not do a surgry because it is to dagerious so they are putting him on another blood thinner to see if that works and it nothing happens he might loose his leg because that tumor is basically killing the muscle and leg. Please keep us in your prayers and really Jason because he is so upset..


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Trip to the doctor..

JJ had an Orthopedic apt today for a follow up from having surgry and then get fitten for another brase..He will have to have another surgry to removed the rod that is in his leg and replace it with another one in 3 months because he is growing and he will have to have another one once he is a teen.There is a funny thing that before he had ihis surgry on his (R) leg it was always shorter due to the boeing of his bone and then after the surgry we found out his (L) leg is know shorter then his (R)..He is going to have to have a special ex-ray to measure from his hips to his toes and that will determine how short his (L)leg is.. Then he is to go the Physical Theropy for his knees because they are popping out of place and he has to strengthen his muscles.
Kids get out of school early tomorrow and they are excited about that and then spring break will be the 2-9th and I get to sleep in a bit..WooHoo.. We have a meeting with the school about the testing they did for JJ for special Ed. on the 12th and I am kindof nerviuos about that..I really want the help for him I can't stand that fact he is struggling..
Well I need to get to picking up and getting the kids stuff ready for school..

Have a BLESSED day!!!


~~~Total Forgiveness~~~

* I forgive the part of me that holds resentment.
* I release all fear to the healing powers of God.
* I am whole and complete just the way I am.
* I now forgive myself in the here and now.
* I now accept love into my life.
* I forgive family and friends, and send them Love and healing.
* I now ask for God's forgiveness in all things.
* My loving being is contagious, I give thanks to God.
* I set myself free in this moment.
* I allow myself to be fully open to Gods love.
* God Loves me and forgives me.
* I AM grateful for God's forgiveness.
* I now let go and let God..
* I forgive the part of me that holds resentment.
* I release all fear to the healing powers of God.
* I am whole and complete just the way I am.
* I now forgive myself in the here and now.
* I now accept love into my life.
* I forgive family and friends, and send them Love and healing.
* I now ask for God's forgiveness in all things.
* My loving being is contagious, I give thanks to God.
* I set myself free in this moment.
* I allow myself to be fully open to Gods love.
* God Loves me and forgives me.
* I AM grateful for God's forgiveness.
* I now let go and let God.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

~~Dinner In A Bag Mix~~

I thought this was so neat..I am going to try it and I hope you all do to..

16oz stewed tomatoes- (one can)
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups pasta

(to add later)1 pound Ground Beef lean

Combine spices in a small zip bag. Put pasta (elbow mac, rigatoni, shells) in another zip bag. Place bags and can of tomatoes into a brown paper bag with these instructions.

*Instructions*In a large skillet, brown 1 lb. lean ground beef, then drain well. Add tomatoes, 1 can of water, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.Stir in pasta, and cover. Simmer 15 minutes. Uncover and simmer until macaroni is tender and sauce is thickened.


Monday, March 26, 2007

~~Where oh Where~~

Well things have been pretty busy around here for us..We have had several doctors apt with Jason and it looks like he will be Medically retired and things are on the roll for that..We have several apts this week for Jason and JJ. The kids are doing well in school and they are really looking forward to spring break and so am I.. SLEEP SLEEP..LOL
I have been doing really well with my weight loss..I am down to 175..And it feels real good and I feel better,I am not tried and kids love it because they like it when I get outside and play with them.
Well I to get my house cleaned and I will post more later..


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quick Crescent Taco Pie

1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

In a large fry pan, brown the ground chuck. Drain off the oil. Stir in seasoning mix, water, and olives. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles. Place triangles in an ungreased 10-inch pie pan, pressing to form a crust. Sprinkle 1 cup corn chips over the bottom of crust. Spoon meat mixture over crust and corn chips. Spread sour cream over meat mixture, and cover with cheese. Sprinkle remaining corn chips over the top.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.


Saturday, March 24, 2007

~Are You Building Up or Pulling Down Your Home~

“Every wise woman builds her home, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.”
(Proverbs 14:1)

Are you building up your marriage and home,
or destroying them with your words and actions?
What kind of a home are you building?
An angry home or an anointed home?
A boring home or a bountiful home?
A cynical home or a celebrating home?
A depressing home or a delightful home?
An empty home or an encouraging home?
A fretful home or a flourishing home?
A grumbling home or a gladsome home?
A harassed home or a happy home?
An impoverished home or an interesting home?
A jaded home or a jubilant home?
A kill-joy home or a kind-hearted home?
A legalistic home or a loving home?
A mournful home or a merry home?
A negative home or a nurturing home?
An oppressive home or an overcoming home?
A prayer-less home or a prayer-filled home?
A quarrelling home or a queenly home?
A rebellious home or a restful home?
A sour home or a sweet home?
A troublesome home or a tender home?
An unstable home or a united home?
A vexed home or virtuous home?
A worrisome home or a wonderful home?
An exhausting home or an exhilarating home?
Is your home yielded to the Sovereign Lord?
Are you zealously guarding your home?


Friday, March 23, 2007

~~What a day~~~

Well where is begin..I think I will start with yesterday and being at the doctors all day..Jason had a tested yesterday where they had to shock the muscles and they put a needle in his muscle to see if there was any damage to them from the baseball hit and then forming compartment syndrome in his leg..So today we had to go back up there because his doctors wanted to talk to him about the results and he has Tissue,nerve and muscle damage and they said his leg will never function like it should and he will not beable to preform his MOS..So they are starting the Med. Board and he will get 100% medical retirement..They said the proccess will take 3-5 months so sure will keep you all updated..


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast!!

I am making this for dinner tonight..Will let you know how it turns out but it sure sounds good..

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
8 slices thick smoked bacon, uncooked
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon fresh crushed garlic
1 green pepper, ribbed, seeded, and chopped
1 onion, chopped

Wrap chicken breasts with 2 bacon strips each (like a present). Mix BBQ sauce, garlic, and green pepper in bottom of crockery pot slow cooker. Top with the chicken breasts. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 8 hours.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Guess who I am going to miss..

Jason will be in the field for 10 days..He left this morning at 3 am. Please pray for him because his leg is still giving him problems. He has another doctors apt on Thursday and we should no alot more..


Monday, March 19, 2007

~~Creamy Velvet Chicken Soup~~~

1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup half-and-half or light cream
1/3 cup milk
1-1/2 cups finely chopped, cooked chicken

1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter.2. Stir in flour and white pepper. Stir in chicken broth, half-and-half, and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.3. Stir in chicken; heat through. Serve


Sunday, March 18, 2007

This is what JJ calls a brain fart!!! LOL

This is the knot after JJ jumps on a shovel..Front
Side view
Other side..
He said he ran and jumped on the shovel part and the handle hit is forhead..He has a good size knot on his head..


Friday, March 16, 2007

~~Something fun the kids saw at the mall~~

Aubrey catching the wave!!
JJ doing his thing!!
Surf's up for Michael!!!


~~A sad day for us~~~

My family left and the kids are really sad..Aubrey didn't want to let go of my mom and that made it really hard for all of us..If I wasn't holding on to her she would of ran after the van. We are planning on going out to my moms this summer..
I have 3 sick kids and I think this is the sickest they have ever been..I am doing really well with my weight..I am right know 178 and I am so happy.. Welcome to my mother to the blogger world..LOL..I helped her set up a blog and when she gets back she will be posting on hers. I put a poem on there to see if it works..I can't wait till she can get started..

Well I will post more later..
Have a BLESSED day!!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Some more fun!!!

Jon playing in the water
Sandra in the water
Michael asleep at dinner

Check out the new due!!!


Some more at the beach

Aubrey and Sandra playing in the sand
Carrie tip toeing thru the cold water
Me,Carrie and Aubrey very cold..LOL


Our Trip to Virginia Beach

The troop!!!
Michael splashing away
JJ showing his muscles!!!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Some more!!

Jon and the boys


A few pictures when my family is here!!!

Aubrey and her cousin Sandra
Niece Carrie and me!!!
Dinner time..


Monday, March 12, 2007

~~Crockpot Citrus Chicken~~

This chicken turns a beautiful gorgeous brown color and is so moist and delicious.

3 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. Tamari sauce (can sub Soy)
2 tsp. finely minced ginger root
4 lb. whole roasting chicken
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 whole orange, sliced (I have used tangerines, lemons & limes too...alll very good)
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup orange juice

PREPARATION:Rinse chicken thoroughly and drain well. Pat the chicken with paper towels to dry well. Stuff garlic and orange slices inside chicken. Spray a 4-6 quart crockpot with nonstick cooking spray and place chicken inside. Combine honey, tamari and gingerroot in small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. The chicken should be fork tender and thoroughly cooked; 170 degrees into the leg or thigh on an instant read thermometer.
Remove chicken from crockpot and cover with foil to keep warm. Mix cornstarch and orange juice in small saucepan and add the juices left in the crockpot. Mix well, transfer to a saucepan, and cook over medium high heat until the sauce boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Serve chicken with sauce. 6 servings


Friday, March 09, 2007

~~Sargent and The General~~

Who will be in the dog house next!!! LOL


Thursday, March 08, 2007

~~Meatless Tamale Pie~~~

3 Lg onions, sliced in half lengthwise
4 carrots, diced in 1/4" dice
1 Lb. Frozen corn
3 cans beans (pinto, black, kidney or combination)
1- oz can tomato sauce
1 TBS cumin
1 TBS chili powder
2 boxes jiffy cornbread mix + eggs and milk
1 1/2 TBS oil margarine or solid shortening

Slice onions from top to bottom, into thin slices, dice carrots. Fry in 1 1/2 TBS oil until carrots are almost tender. Add beans, corn, tomato sauce and spices. Simmer vegetables and beans for at least 10 minutes.
While vegetables cook, make cornbread and bake on greased cookie sheet until done. Check at half the recommended baking time as you are making very thin cornbread.


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

~~Don't Worry~~~

Let go of all your worries,
Let God see you through;
Just turn it over to Him,
Then they will be so few.

He's there just for the asking,
As we pray to Him each day;
To help us climb the mountains,
That might get in our way.

So when troubles fall upon us,
Get down upon your knees;
He'll lift your spirits upward,
If only you'll say, "Please."

"Help me, God, I need you now,
Don't ever go away;
Your precious Son, my Jesus,
His life for me did pay.

" So, today, I will let go,
And let God have it all;
Then tomorrow I'll look back,
And say, "It seemed so small."
Faith is not believing that God can,
it is knowing that He will......


Monday, March 05, 2007

~~New Look~~

I did some changes and I think it looks good..Did a little cleaning today from the weekend mess and know I am awaiting for the arrival of my mom and my neice and nephew and cousin.My kids wanted to stay home and they did alot of begging but I stood my ground and sent them to school..I know "mean Mom"..LOL
I am doing really well with my weight loss..I have lost a total of 30lbs and I think I am almosr in a 14 and I am so happy..My clothes are falling off so I think I need knew ones..LOL
Well I will be posting more later need to get ready..


Sunday, March 04, 2007

~~My three kids~~

This was taken on today..Don't they look cute


Friday, March 02, 2007

~~A Little House Cleaning~~~

Last Week I threw out Worrying,
It was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me;
I couldn't do things my way.

I threw out those Inhibitions;
They were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth,
Got rid of my old dreams and doubts.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with New Goals,
Started reading it today.

I threw out childhood toys
(remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
Threw out the one from long ago.

Brought in some new books too,
Called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, You should've seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
Haven't seen him in a while.
I believe his name is GOD,
Yes, I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning
And added some thing's Himself.
Yes I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing
And placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - its called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
There just isn't any place.

Its good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the old things on the shelf
.It sure makes things brighter;
Maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.


Thursday, March 01, 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!