Wednesday, May 30, 2007

~~Cheeseburger Soup~~

1 lb. ground beef
3/4 C. chopped onion
3/4 C. shredded carrots
3/4 C. diced celery
3 T. butter or oil
3 C. chicken broth
4 C. diced potatoes
1/4 C. flour
8 oz. Velvetta cheese
1 1/2 C. milk
1 t. basil
1/4 C. sour cream
salt and pepper

In a 5 qt. pot, brown beef, drain and set aside. Saute onion, carrots, celery and basil in same pan about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and add broth, potatoes and beef. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.


Monday, May 28, 2007

~~New family activity~~

Aubrey is ready!!!


~~New family activity~~

JJ ready to take a swing
Michael ready to take a swing..


Happy Memorial Day!!!


Saturday, May 26, 2007

~~~There's A Hole In My Sidewalk~~~

Chapter One:
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost .... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two:
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in this same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three:
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit ... but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter Four:
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five:
I walk down another street.


Friday, May 25, 2007

~~What I am doing with my time~~~

Yep,I am baby sitting..I have 3 little boys that I watch.. Xavier is in the overalls and he is 1, Shelby is 10mon old and he is by the coffee table and Brandon is 2 and playing with the book.. I have to say they sure have kept me busy and it has been fun.. Aubrey has been a big help when she gets out of school and the kids love them..


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

~~My Precious Child Be Still~~

Sometimes I ask the question,
"My Lord, is this your will?"
It's then I hear you answer me,
"My Precious Child... be still."

Sometimes I feel frustrated,
Cause I think I know what's best.
It's then I hear you say to me,
"My Busy Child... just rest"

I know the plans I have for you,
The wondrous things you'll see;
If you can just be patient,
Child,And put your trust in me.

I've plans to draw you closer.
I've plans to help you grow.
There's much I do you cannot see
And much you do not know.

But know this, Child ..... I LOVE YOU.
You are Precious unto Me.
Before I formed you in the womb,
I planned your destiny.
I've something very special

I hope for you to learn.
The gifts I wish to give to you
Are gifts you cannot earn.

They come without a price tag,
But not without a cost;
At Calvary, I gave Myself,
So You would not be lost.
Rest, Child, and do not weary

Of doing what is good.
I promise I'll come back for you
Just like I said I would.

Your name is written on my palm,
I never could forget;
Therefore, do not be discouraged when
My answer is... "Not Yet"


Monday, May 21, 2007

~~~May 21,1969~~~

Was the day I was born
Happy Birthday to My Aunt Dorothea
We both have the same birthday and I Love you Aunt Dorothea and even though you are not with us you are Celebrating up in Heaven


Sunday, May 20, 2007

~~~What's Happening~~~

I have been pretty busy these days working on my weight and doing pretty good..I have changed up my routine and joined Curves and I start on Tues. and really excited. From they tell me I have to loose 10 more pounds and I will be where I should be so I am looking forward to that..Still will be working out at home to with " Walk Away The Pounds" and 3 days a week at Curves. I have also been eating right and weighing my food intake..
JJ will start specail Ed classes on Monday and I am hoping with will give him the help that he needs.. Jason's Med Board is coming along and we should hear about another perposal this coming week..We turned down the 1st one due tot he lack of medical they were giving us..
Well I need to get going and will be posting more later..
Have a Wonderful day!!!


Thursday, May 17, 2007

~~Come Back To The Garden Of Prayer~~

How often do we lay out a request before the Father in desperation, to declare what we need. In passion we pray for the first several days like a gardener out planting seeds. But we easily become discouraged when God doesn't move and respond at the speed we desire. So we give up & stop praying...stop seeking His answers and stop believing in His wisdom and fire. But no gardener would ever lay seeds in his garden without returning to the garden each day. Such is the pattern we must follow in faith to move forward and constantly pray. We must keep coming back to pray in the garden where by faith we believe He is there. And we weep in surrender to create the very water that nourishes the seeds of our prayers. And just as the gardener believes something will grow and push up from the dark soil of earth. So we also believe God is working unseen and hears our prayers for all they are worth. Great faith is built in the process of waiting where the heart melts in communion each day. For the patience of the gardener is rewarded in time...and so are we when we press through & pray.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pastor Woody Baumgartner and Family

This is my Mother and Dad's pastor..She just told me this morning that there house burnt down on Friday and they lost everything..Please pray for them as they deal with the loss and the clean up..They were not home when the house was on fire and they are still working on an investigation.From what I was told it started in the garage and worked its way thru the house..Pastor Baumgartner is not dealing with this very well Please pray for him and Mrs B. is shock still..


Saturday, May 12, 2007

~~A Mothers's Love~~

There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above..


Friday, May 11, 2007

This made me smile today!!!

This was sent to me thru e-mail and I got a kick out of it and I thought you all would to..


1. Open a new file in your computer.
2. Name it "Hillary Rodham Clinton"
3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
5. Your PC will ask you................... "Do you really want to get rid of "Hillary Rodham Clinton ?"
6. Firmly Click "Yes."
7. Feel better.

PS: Next week we'll do Nancy Pelosi


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

~~Be My Anchor~~

Be my anchor, Lord, in the storms of life
When I'm tossed to and fro in the mist of strive
When the waves crash about me, and cause such fright
Keep the safety of your harbor within my sight

When the struggles on earth seem so hard to bear
Help me to remember that you truly care
Give me the faith to put my trust in you
To believe whatever happens, you will see me
When the road seems rough, and the way unclear
Let me feel your presence, and know that you are near
Take my hand, Dear Lord, and lead the way
And may the sunrise tomorrow bring a brighter day.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Psalm 23


The Lord is my Shepherd

That's Relationship!

I shall not want
That's Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
That's Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters.
That's Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul
That's Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.
That's Guidance!

For His name sake
That's Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
That's Testing!

I will fear no evil.
That's Protection!

For Thou art with me
That's Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,
That's Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
That's Hope!

Thou anointest my head with oil,
That's Consecration!

My cup runneth over.
That's Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
That's Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.
That's Security!

That's Eternity!


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

~~Hey All~~~

Sorry for not keeping up with the blogging..Been keeping pretty busy with the house and then my neighbor and I am having a yard sale and I have been going thru things to put in and then later today I am going to be tagging them..
Then Aubrey and JJ came home with school project and getting things from the internet and today we are finishing up because they are due tomorrow. I am still loosing weight and doing really well..I am still in a 14 and the other day I was able to get a few things in a 14 and getting rid of the larger sizes in the yard sale..WooHoo.
We should hear about the Med. Board really soon and we are getting so excited about moving back and getting the kids into Christian school..That has always been a dream for me to have my kids in a private school.
Well I need to get back to cleaning..Have a great day!!!