Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday Thinkings~

I am finally getting some work accomplished Prasie the Lord!!!! I feel like I am moving forward with my house cleaning finally after a few blah days. Cameron is leaving Tuesday for a job and won't be back until Wednesday. Then he will be on vacation until Monday!!!! I am so excited. I hate that he has to go out of state, but I am glad he is off after that. I am still feeling a little nauseous, but atleast I don't have the swine flu, right :-) Yes, it could always be so much worse that it really is. I have to stop and remind my self of that constantly. Well Im am off to finish my housework and run to Wal Mart to pick up Taylor's meds. Maybe I will write again later :-)

Blessings~
Maudie

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blah~

Today is another one of those days. I have really not been able to get anything accomplished the last couple of days and it is starting to show. I love to have everything in order. I am kinda aa perfectionist at times. Today I had to get up bright and early and take Taylor Grace to the Doctor about a rash that she has. She is now going to have to go to a dermatologist. Then I came home and my older girls had left their bedroom door open and my moms chiuahuah(sp?) pooped on their bed!!!! It makes me sick!!!! Mother treats the dog as if he can do no wrong, when really he bites and nips at everyone, including her. He is down right mean at times. It is days like this that I do miss the comfort of having a home that just included me, my beloved and our kiddos. I wish that my mother was in good enough health that she could live on her own. But that is not the case. I have to remember that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle and that I am privlaged to have a mother in which to take care of. Well I guess I will go for now, my kiddos are coming in from the outside. I hope everyones day is blessed and safe!

Blessings,
Maudie

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Its a Beautiful Day~

It is truly a beautiful day here today. It is sunny and warm with a slight breeze. We are about to start our wisdom booklets for today and hopefully hurry up with school, so we can get outside! I am so ready to go out adn just enjoy the weather. Its days like this that make it hard to finish my housework. My kids are ready to go and so am I. I was thinking this morning about all the uncertainty that we are facing as a nation right now. The "swine flu" is quickly spreading our way and now not only do we have that to worry about, but we have the economy, our freedom and a host of other things. But we should fear not because our Lord has all this under control. My beloved is seriously considering starting his own business. I am on the other end of the spectrum where I think he should just stay put. But who am I to say yay, or nay? I am not the one having to work in the enviroments that he has to work in. I feel for my beloved and am so proud that he is dilligient in taking care of us. And putting our family above his comfort. Just like our Lord takes care of us. My whole point in saying this is that we should get out and enjoy what the Lord is giving us, whether it be a beautiful day, a warm afternooon , or just a good nights sleep. I think about my mom alot too. I can really see her going downhill. She is loosing her hearing, can not see good, nor can she eat like she used to because of her Type 2 diabetes that she was recently diagnoised with. She depends on me to drive her to the doctor , cook her food, take her blood suger and prepare her meals. It is almost like her becoming a little kid again. Her health has declined so much in the last year. Especially the last 6 months. She is also having a hard time remembering things. I tmakes me sad and mad at the same time. I also feel overwhelmed to have her needs and our needs to take care of. But at the same time this is only a season of my life that could end at any time.My mother is 74 years old and doesn't have all the time in the world left. I feel bad at the way I loose my cool with her sometime. I am praying about that. And I need the Lord's help to change that. All in all I am very blessed and I pray that you all will be very blessed as well. That is one of the reasons that I decided to start this blog. I wanted to share my life with people in hopes that the mistakes that I make and have made can encourage others to do better and to let other people that are dealing with the same situations that I am , know that you are not alone. God is with us, leading and directing our paths if we are born again. I want ot encourage anyone who reads this and is not sure of that salvation to get it right. Pray a simple prayer to the Lord and admit that you are a sinner and that you believed that He sent His only son, Jesus, to die for you on the cross. And that you accept His gift and sacrafice and that you want to be sure of your salvation. Accept Jesus into your heart, and ask for the Lord to do His will in your life. If you pray a prayer similar to this and you give your life to Jesus because of reading my message, please leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to send oyu a couple of things and direct you to a couple of good websites. I have to go for now, but I am praying that the Lord blesses us all today and keeps us safe!

Blessings~
Maudie

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mad Mondays~

Okay, forgive me if the color is not good. I am trying to find a good color to use daily on my post :-) Thanks for all the comments yesterday on my color scheme. Today is going to be a busy day . I can already tell. My hubby is back at work and its just the kids, myself and my mom. School is supposed to start in an hour, but it is a beautiful day here, I still have a ton of laundry and housework to do , plus I still have flowers to plant. I honestly think that today will just be a "nature/home management day", plus my oldest daughter is still sick with some type of stomach bug. I also am dedicateting this week to trying to getting 5year old under control. He is abn absoloute terror at times and he is constantly making noise or moving. Yes, I know he is 5 and he is a boy, but he still needs self control. I will be using the 'blanket training" method on the rest of the kids that we have. I wish I would have known about it sooner. Like maybe 10 years ago, lol. My oldest daughter is very controlled on her own. She is going to make some lucky fellow a very good wife someday. And I feel that my youngest daughter will do the same. I am still definately working on my middle daughter, who has a bit more to go. As for future husbands and wives, while I am on the subject, as you can see from some of the buttons on my side bar: Marriage is very import to us and so is the process of courtship. We are leaning towards bethrotal, though plain old courtship maybe what we do. We are still waiting on the Lord to clarify that to us. Dating is simply shopping around. Its like looking for a new car. If you go to every new carlot in town and test drive every car on the lot and so does 5 other people, essientially when you finally find that right car, you are buying a "used" car. It has been test drove many times and has already developed some wear on it even though you may not be able to see it right away. When you date, as Joshua Duggar says, you are giving little pieces of your heart away, and when you finally find that right one, you don't have a whole heart to give them. I know by experience that the lives that my beloved and I led prior to getting married has interfeared manytimes with us and our marriage. We run into people that we had dated or had and immoral relationship with. It is awkward to say the least. I wish a thousand times over that I had waited on the Lord, instead of seeking my own way. I still struggle with that today. I was not brought up the way I want my kids to be brought up. Everything was handed to me on a silver platter. I never worked, had responsibility, or anything. I was free as a bird. What a mistake that was. I am now struggleling to be the right type of wife and homemaker, because I was always carried along. when my mom tried to show me how to do things, I didn't want to pay attention and so I didn't have to. Funny how 10 years can change things. My life is truly a work in progress and now I too am having to start from scratch with my kids and ,ake up for those first few, but ESSIENTIAL, years of child training that my husband and I missed out on , because we were focused on how the world says we should raise our kids. Thanks the Lord that we have changed our ways and opinions on child training. Well I guess that is enough for now, speaking of all the stuff I have to do, I guess I should get started! Have a blessed day :-)

Blessings~
Maudie

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just Checking the Color

A friend of mine said that the dark red was hard to read on my blog background, so I am trying new colors!!!! What about this ??? This??? This??? This ???? Lucinda... I hope you get back with me on CMOMB and chime in on what looks better :-)

Slow Sundays~

Well its Sunday and I am just pooped! I have not accomplished anything that I wanted to do today and it is already 2:40pm. My beloved is asleep on the couch , my sick daughter is sitting here with me and my youngest child and only son to this date, is hovering over me, likes flies over a pile of poo! I would love a HUGE energy shot and be able to accomplish everything at lightning speeds, but unfourtunately that does not happen. Tomorrow will be busy until atleast lunch because it is a school day and we are already having to continue with school until early June to make up for the days we already missed. My mother in law is so dead set against us homeschooling and living modestly. I dread seeing her this afternoon. I have a sick feeling also. Like nauseousness is setting in. I pray that I am not getting a stomach bug. I have far too much to do this next week to be sick with a bug. I am already zapped enough of all my energy, that I can not imagine getting sick right now. I do however feel a little better emotionally today that I did yesterday. Whats the difference? I prayed all alone this morning when I woke up. God gave me some quality one on one time with him by allowing James to sleep an extra 45 mins or so, in turn I had the whole house to myself. I drank my coffee, prayed, then by then James had woke up, so we went outside while it was cool and cleared out most of the rest of my flower beds. I am planning on finishing my planting this afternoon when it cools off again. My beloved was so sweet yesterday to jump right in and practically do all the work that got done yesterday evenning, and he doesn't know the first thing about planting flowers! I just love him so much!!!!! I am so thankful that the Lord sent me Cameron. He is awesome. Maybe not in the "worlds" standards, but in mine, he is "Top Notch" ;-) He is a great provider and full of great ideas. I am going to try really hard to keep my eyes on the Lord this week and not get discouraged. I have so much to do and with God's help, I can do it all!!!!! Well I guess that is enough for now, I am gonna throw a load of laundry in and start cleaning my kitchen! Be safe and blessed!

Blessings~
Maudie

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Late Night Rambles~

I am here at this computer at a little after 9 pm. My 5 year old son is still quite rowdy and my girls are gone with their Nana ( my beloved's mother). I guess I am bored and have decided to actually write for twice in 1 day. Do NOT get used to that, lol! I will more than likely not have this opportunity quite often. Today I have been struggleling with the wrong type of attitude. I feel like I am so blessed, yet at times I am so ill and irritated. I am going to re-read Debbie Pearls " Created To Be His HelpMeet" again for like the 50th time. It is so easy to forget what you have when you are consumed with the day to day hussle and bussle of being alive, running a home, homeschooling 4 children and just doing what all you have to do in general. I haven't got in alot of prayer time today or yesterday. The one day that I was happiest last week , was when I got lots of prayer time in. I prayed in the morning when I woke up, on my way back from dropping my beloved off at work, and all through out the day. I usually only pray on the way back from dropping him off at work, in the shower, and sometimes on the way to get him from work. I need the Lord's help with this attitude I have developed. My hubby was wondeful to me today. He has spent half his paycheck on me this weekend . He bought me over $60.00 worth of flowers to plant in our yard here at our new house, and he took me out to eat again ( he had already taken me to Cracker Barrell last night) and he bought me a candle sconce to hang on the wall above my moms chair. I love candles and since we have moved here, I have tried to minimalize our decorations because it makes our house less cluttered and my beloved HATES clutter. When we moved here in December, we had to combine my household goods with my moms. It has been an adjustment to say the least. But I am so thankful that although I am stressed, I do have a mother to take care of. It is the least I can do. I have the best mother on earth!!!! She has been so good to me adn my family all these years. And although my mom has some different views on some things than we do, she always supports us. My girls and I only wear skirts and dresses. We strive to be very modest. My mom is totally supportive rather than being judgemental. And that means so much. Well I am starting to get a little sleepy and my baby man is ready to go to "sheep " as he says!

Blessings,
Maudie

Saturday~

As I promised I said that the next entry would be more about us, and so here goes~
On top of all the day to day things that we have going on( my 74 year old mom also lives with us) we homeschool. We are members of the ATI ( IBLP , Bill Gothard) . If you are unfamilar with it, you can google it or check out there webpage at : www.ati.iblp.org./ati/ and see what you think. I am going to post some onf my favorite links as soon as I have the time. We homeschool because after several years of having our kids our in public schoool, we realized that we were not happy with some of the "fruits" they were producing. Plus it is so much easier to have my girls and guys with me, rather than wonder whats going on somewhere else. Its not always a blast 100% because we are still training them and they are still kids who want to run wild! But thats normal in my book. Well I here my little man getting up, so I will have to cut it short for now.

Blessings,
Maudie

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our New Home on the Web~

I am finally glad to have found a new blog spot on the web. We have blogged before and I have had atleast 3 Myspace accounts and although I do have a Facebook, I don't know how to use it, so I have never been on it since I first started it up about 2 years ago. So my first entry will be about me family and I. I am married to the most wonderful man ever, Cameron and we have been married since I was 17. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last December. We are looking forward to many more years togther. We are parents to 4 very active, strong spirited children. Our oldest 3 are girls and they are: Jodee 10, Savannah 9, and Taylor Grace 8. We then were blessed again with another pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage followed by another pregnancy which resulted in the birth of our 5 year old son, James. We had a tubal ligation during his birth, which was a premature birth at 34 weeks along. I knew shortly after that , that I had made a mistake by allowing my tubes to be tied. I began praying and although my husband was not on the same page as I was for several years, I still had faith that the Lord would bless us with a reversal. Well that blessing came to us on December 31, 2008. My husband and I , along with our then 4 year old son, traveled to Tennessee and had the reversal done there. We were very blessed to conceive with in 10 weeks with baby # 6 or #5 , however you want to look at it. My husband and I believe that from the moment conception is accomplished, you have a life from that second on! We were only privaleged to be with that child for 6 weeks and 1 day. I had surgery to remove the baby from my tube, but thankfully we were able to save the tube and we are looking forward to seeing if the Lord has anymore baby blessings in store for us. On top of all that we are proud parents to 5 "furbabies" : Silas 5 who is a boxer, Noah 2 who is a chiuhahua (sp?) , and Rachel 7 months who is a red nose pit. We also have 2 exotic cats, Lelah and Sabin. I am going to post some pics on here as soon as I can. I love showing off my beautiful family! Well I guess that is all for now. Next time I will tell you more about our lives, our homeschooling journey, the ATI and what it means to us, and just more about us in general. Until then, praying lots of blessings your way!

~Maudie~