Monday, June 30, 2008

Counting my blessings




Counting my blessings
One, Two, Three, Four, Five:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Funny

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Daddy's Girl

my wonderful man with our three week old daughter:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Check Out The Homeschool Toolbar!!!

The Homeschool Toolbar!

http://homeschoolbar.com

It's free of spyware or viruses, does not open pop-ups or hijack your searches, allows you to control your privacy features such as cookies and cache from the toolbar and no personal information is required. It has a Google powered search box, includes an email notifier where you can add all of your email accounts in one convenient place such as Yahoo, Google, persona, business etc...plus it will notify you when one of your accounts receives mail!

The Homeschool Toolbar features include:
Homeschool Resources
The Latest Homeschool & Parenting News

Web search using Google
Integrated Homeschool RSS feeds
Homeschool blogs
Category browsing
Search highlighter
Tons of quick shortcuts
Weather forecast
Quick links to The Homeschool Lounge

Organizing tools such as a To do list, notepad, calculator, conversion charts, maps and more
Radio connected to "Positive & Encouraging K-LOVE" , NPR or your favorite local radio station (this feature is optional and can be added or removed, as can all features..)
Lastly, it will NOT slow your computer down!

To learn more about this amazing and resourceful tool and download your own you can visit the Homeschoolbar website at HOMESCHOOLBAR.COM !

Get your Homeschool Toolbar today! You wont want to surf the web without it!

And if you visit Tiany's Blog to learn more about the new toolbar you can enter her drawing for some fantastic prizes!

She will do a random draw at Random.org on July 1st. And will pick two winners and each winner will get to choose a $25 Gift Certificate from one of the following online Stores: Currclick, Nest Learning, Amazon, or Overstock

Enjoy The Toolbar!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday - Laundry Day & Bath Day



Our beautiful new baby (3 weeks old) really does like her baths!


And who does not love baby laundry?? Could live without everyone elses ;-)
But these sweet tiny pink things are fun to fold.



OK ... I guess I forgot how crazy busy summer can be ... its VBS week here, but also life with a new born can be crazy busy ... Yes Blessed, but also busy. Today I was not sure if I was coming or going anymore, but did manage to take a few really cute pictures. And -really- all the kids got bathed today and we did several loads of laundry! I'd call that BLESSED!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Due Date!

In honor of my actual due date, I took mom and dad out for pie and coffee tonight. OK, so they took me with them, and they enjoyed an hour of uninterrupted conversation ... well at least uninterupted by my big brothers and sister.



I guess nothing makes a mom feel better than having every waitress in the restaurant stop to "ooohhh and ahhh" over her baby. Seriously, from the door to our table we were stopped by 5 differnt women! Then our waitress just about went bonkers and had to bring over three different waitresses to see the "adorable teeny tiny baby"

I know mommy is very glad that she got to go out to Bakers Square tonight instead of still being pregnant :-) And I'm glad to almost be three weeks old!
~Mary

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mary 2 weeks old!



At 2 weeks and 2 days old I now weigh 6 lbs. 15 1/2 oz!!!!
And my mommy is having way too much fun using the edit tools at www.photobucket.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday




Amy hosts this wonderful meme and over at her site today she posted this photo and verse:


Since we just welcomed a new little one into our family less than two weeks ago, I am very touched by the idea of newborn toes, newborn photos and new birth. But as wonderful as these newborns are, how much more wonderful when we committ our lives to Christ and recieve that new life in Christ Jesus. As a mom of 5 dear children I pray daily that they will each come to know they are new in Christ ... and only in Christ.





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Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Sings My Sould Saturdays - Take My Life



I have always loved this hymn ... but Chris Tomlin's rendition has me captivated! I added this song to a list of 18 that I placed in a BirthMusic playlist on my ipod and took that to the hospital last week when our baby Mary was born. Well, as it turns out, our little Mary was born to this song. As she entered this world and as we heard her first cry, we were listening to the chorus that goes "Here am I, all of me. Take my life, its all for Thee." I do pray that will be true of her life ... and mine ... lived all for THEE, Lord.






Artist: Chris Tomlin
Song: Take my life

Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing always, only for my king.
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold not a might would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose.

::Chorus::
Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for thee.

Take my will and make it Thine it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord I pour at your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee,
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee.

Here am I, All of me.
Take my life, It's all for thee.
x3

(Take my life, Lord take my life. take all of me)

Here am I, All of me.
Take my life, It's all for thee.

::Repeated by crowd 5 X's::

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thankful Thursday!




Thankful Thursdays is hosted by Iris please join us every Thursday!

Today I am thankful for our beautiful little Mary
Now one week old!


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday



When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3:24


Falling asleep holding my new baby girl at 24 hours old


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Sunday, June 01, 2008

The love of siblings!