At the Nashville Zoo
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
At the Nashville Zoo
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sorry for the sabbatical, but life in our home stays pretty busy, especially in the summer. Every Saturday in June is already booked and May is too. Here's the highlights of what our typical week looks like:
I volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center every other Tuesday.
My husband and I teach TeamKids at church on Wednesdays...three year olds!!
I am a Pampered Chef consultant so I usually have one show a week, but sometimes not.
In between that, I am tending to my large garden, where I have to weed and water and come June, my days will be spent picking, canning, and freezing. I have two children and a husband to spend time with. I am building relationships with friends and ministering to some of them as the need arises and the the typical household stuff. I am teaching Vacation Bible School for a week in June so I am also busy planning that. We are going to Kentucky Memorial Day weekend to see family for a week and then I think everybody and their dog is having birthday parties in June, including Judah, so we are trying to slow down when we can.
My point is that right now I am preoccupied with other things so my blogging will definitely seem hit and miss. Be patient with me. I will post updates about us as I have time and definitely pictures.
Take care blogging friends!!
at 11:59 AM
Thursday, April 22, 2010
at 9:42 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
Our Easter activities began the Wednesday before Easter with an egg hunt at church along with telling the Easter story and fun activities. The night before we went to Joey's grandparents along with his aunts, uncles, and cousins. We cooked out hamburgers and the kids got to hunt eggs. We went to my parent's house on Sunday for supper and then Libby hunted eggs afterwards. We enjoyed being with all our family and getting to tell Libby the true meaning of Easter. She was too young last year to really understand.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Joey's cousin Cody and his wife Whitney had a baby boy March 25th. After he was born the doctors discovered he had a heart defect. Surgery was performed April 1st to put a stunt in.
I am sad to say he passed away this morning, April 3rd.
My heart is very heavy and burdened for them today.
Even if you don't know what to pray for, please pray for them and continue praying. The days, weeks, and months ahead will be hard so keep praying as the Lord lays them on your heart.
Whitney has a blog with his picture on it. If you feel led, please leave them words for encouragment on there. Although they won't know you and you them, as the body of Christ, we can lift up those around us who are hurting. I know they would be touched. He is such a precious little boy.
Although I am grieving today, I am also rejoicing that he is safe and whole in the arms of Jesus today!!
at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 c. water
4 Tbsp. Epsom Salt
*Use grapefruit juice for the 10:00 p.m. olive oil mix. The juice keeps the oil from separating and it taste much better than with water. Use the water for the Epsom salt mix.
Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (NO MILK OR BUTTER), baked potato or other vegetables with salt only. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressures pushes out more stones.
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice is best. Organic if you can get it.
2:00 p.m. Do not eat after 2:00. Drink water and apple juice only.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING FROM 5:30 P.M. ONWARDS
6:00 p.m. Mix 1 Tbsp. Epsom Salt with 3/4 c. water or grapefruit juice.
8:00 p.m. Repeat by drinking another 3/4 c. Epsom salt mix.
8:30-9:00 p.m. OPTION: You can have vanilla ice cream (no carrageenan) 16-32 oz. Bryers is a good brand. You get more stones if you don't eat the ice cream.
9:45 p.m. Pour 1/2 c. olive oil into pint jar. Add 3/4 c. grapefruit juice and shake jar.
10:00 p.m. Drink olive oil mix. You can chase this with honey between sips. Get it down within 5 min.
Lie down immediately. The sooner you lie down the more stones you get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Lie on your right side. Try to keep still for 20 min. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles.
Next morning upon awakening, take your third dose of Epsom salt mix. Don't take before 6:00 a.m.
2 hours later take your fourth Epsom salt mix.
2 hours later you may eat. Start with fruit juice. Half hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light.
**You will see not only stones but liver flukes in your stool. This works. Try it**
Monday, March 22, 2010
For pizza night I did something different this time. I made a half barbeque half cheese pizza. We had some smoked brisquet left over in the freezer from another meal so I decided to experiment. You can also use leftover roast. That would work too. Joey loved it and said it was his favorite pizza now. I make my homemade pizza crust and it's ooooo so delicious!!