Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn has finally arrived!!

How good I am feeling now that the weather has cooled down here! Yeah!!!

I have energy to walk! Energy to cook again!!! Yeah!!!!

I love Autumn, it's my absolute favorite season.. and then my next favorite is winter!! :)

Our school year is progressing so well. I'm extremely happy with every ones progress. I'm learning how to deal with an almost 18 year old and soon a newborn in the home.

What a wide range of parenting stages I am in.. I often have to remind myself of who I'm dealing with and how old they are..

My oldest daughter surprised me with a baby shower for the new little guy who is due to come in early November.

What a blessing it was to be surrounded by family and friends all there to encourage me in the welcoming of our sixth child.

I could complain of our situation, but I won't. God has taught me to rely on him for ALL our needs.. and he has provided through it all. He has even blessed us along the way.

He has taught me so much on grace, mercy, patience.. that sometimes, I am even surprised at my own reaction to things!!! That's how you know God is working in you.. When you sit back and say to yourself, "Did I really just handle that in that way?" "My old self would not have" ..

Our children are growing in the Lord through all this as well. Having Daddy home was much needed.. and It's been an amazing time of growth...

I am blessed! I am encouraged! I am Thankful to my God!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Monday Meal Plan (2 weeks)

M17-Chicken Pot Pies
T18-Garlic Noodles with broccoli and parm
W19-Crock pot Ribs, noodles with cottage cheese, veggies
Th20-Broccoli/Cheddar/Potato Soup
Fr21-Pizza
Sat 22- BBQ at Moms House
Sun-Tacos with all the fixings

M24-Meatloaf/smashed tatoes, veggies
T25-Garlic Chicken Thighs, Veggies
W26-Baked Mac N Cheese with Ham
Th27-Pasta Fagoli, fresh bread, salad
Fri-Pizza
Sat-Oriental Chicken, Fried Rice
Sun-Tuna Casserole

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day Back to Business...

Today was our first day back to a more "normal" routine.. Back to school, and so much happening.

We started off our day with Cinnamon Rolls, Ovaltine, Yogurt with granola. Yum!

Cleaned up from breakfast, started our school.

The morning went fast, before I knew it lunch was upon us. I made some chicken and cheese quesadilla and little orange segments.

I finished up with my little ones, right after lunch and the older ones went till about 2pm.

I started supper at lunch time, by throwing everything in the roaster oven..

Wednesdays are busy nights for us. We have church, older kids have youth group and younger kids are attending the Olympians program at our church.

With having children ranging from 17 down to 4 and expecting #6 soon. It seems like we are moving in so many directions. My oldest daughter attends vocational school, is driving on her own, and working 3 days a week.

Next in line, is my 14 yo old, He does SOS school and some additional book work that I give him. He did well today, and even took the time to help his younger sisters to do some of their work.

My 11 yo, did his work well today. He also cares for his rabbit.. and went from some new shoes today.. He's wearing a mens 9 1/2, His old sneakers were a 7.. Summer grew him some big FEET!!

My 7 yo is super excited about doing school, she worked diligently and was super helpful with her little sister in helping her as well.

My 4 yo, did a great job. It's amazing what they pick up just from years of hearing me teach the others.. She is working in 1st grade math book, and did her first reading lesson today..

I love,love, love 100 Easy Lessons for reading.. And I've been using the book for years!! I think since my second child. I finally bought a newly used one this year.

For bible with my younger ones we are doing a combination of the ATI Wisdom Books and The Olympians Book from Wednesday nights.

I am so blessed to be able to teach my kids at home.

My favorite scriptures for our homeschooling motto are:

Duet:

6 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on
your gates.

Psalm 127
Unless the Lord builds the house,
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
 

From My Home to Yours!
Blessings~~

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday Menu~Biweekly.. (and it's Tuesday) :)

M3-Chicken on grill
T4-mismosh of camping leftovers
W5-crock pot oriental chicken
Th6-Pasta
Fri7-Pizza Night (homemade)
Sat8-London broil, veggies,biscuits
Sun9-Chicken Spaghetti, PW recipe

M10-haddock with rice and veggies
T11-stuffed shells with salad and bread sticks
W12-crock pot
Th13-leftovers
Fri14- Pizza Night
Sat-Meatball subs
Sun-baked ham, mac n cheese and veggie
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