A friend emailed me this gem of a lady! She has quite a few cooking videos and great stories to go with each one!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Copy the questions from my post and paste them in a new post on your blog. Erase my answers and put yours in. Use the first letter of your name to answer ALL of the following questions. If the person before you has the same 1st letter pick a new one. You CAN NOT use anything twice, and you CAN NOT use your own name for the boy/girl question. After you are done, tag 5 people.......
1. What is your name?: Jamie
2. A 4 letter word: Just
3. A boy's name: Jason
4. A girl's name: Jennifer
5. An occupation: Janitor
6. A color: Jade
7. Something you wear: Jeans
8. A Food: Jelly Roll
9. Something found in the bathroom: Jergins Lotion
10. A place: Jamaica
11. A reason for being late: Just Forgot!
12. Something you shout: Jeepers!
13. A movie title: "Justice League" (Super hero movie, Jedi helped me with this one!)
14. Something you drink: Juice
15. An animal: Jaguar
16. A song title: "Janie's Crying" (I have no idea who sings it, but all the boys in high school sang it to me all the time, changing it Jamie's Crying...I know it's a rock song)
17. A verb: Jump
I'm tagging 5 new bloggers I think worthy of checking out!
Amanda @ All For His Glory
Sarah @ With A Hopeful Heart
Glacial Mama @ Frozen Footprints
Suzie @ Shepherding My Sheep
Sarah @ More Than Enough (she's new to me)
*These are all MN and ND moms!! The only one I have not met yet is the last Sarah, but hope to meet her someday!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Well, God answered me, in the shower of all places. (around here, that is the only place I get peace and quiet) St Vincent De Paul is my dad's patron Saint. Who knows him better than Jesus and Mary? His patron Saint. My dad and mom (and sister and brother) left the Roman Catholic Church a couple years ago and joined the SSPX (Society of St Pius X) which has given me great pain (click here). Anyone see the irony? I am now praying to my dad's patron Saint for him to come back to Rome. I just have such a hard time hearing my dad say "No, we are not in full union with the Holy Father." I do, hope and pray someday they will be in full union, and I do believe someday they will be, but for now they are not and they are wrong. Simple as that.
Thank you so very much Allison, God bless you!
**I'm trying to catch up on posts, I'm so far behind, I owe Sarah (JOT) a huge thank you and I've been a lazy blogger lately...I've been a lazy everything. I have no energy. I have no ambition. This baby has taken it away!! I am positive the energy will come back, my husband says "no, it will be gone for the next 2 years!" He's wrong, right?
Monday, February 23, 2009
I've seen this so many times, and every time it makes me cry. God's Amazing Love for us, all the things in life that get in between us and Him, if we let them, but He's still there, waiting for us to call out to Him, waiting to help us. This video puts me right there, ready to do what I need to do this Lent to bring me closer to Him.
H/T Regan (I can't link on YouTube)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here's our craft wall coming together! These people are made with a big pink head shape, connected to two pieces of paper, cut the long way, big enough to look like arms, then their own hand shapes on the ends! They loved making these too!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sorry for the glare, it is a picture of a picture! (we don't have a scanner) No twins, but one healthy baby! Heart rate was 177 which means it probably will be a girl, but one can never tell, I guess! (my son's heart rate was always in the 150's and the girls' were in the 170-180's) I don't know if you can tell, but in the bottom picture, the baby is kicking his/her left leg up by his tummy! (so cute!) I have been asked by a few of you, yes, we will find out the sex of the baby. That will be in April. We didn't find out with our first, with the second, we did find out around 32 weeks and didn't tell anyone (which was really fun to do!) then with the last 2 we did find out and tell people. It's nice to prepare (get the right boxes out, since they are c-sections, I won't be doing that afterward) and for the kids to feel closer!
Thank you for all your prayers, I appreciate them.
With Valentines approaching, this gets to the heart of the matter. I am copying Totus Tuus because it is worth spreading around the world!
Get a red envelope.
On the back of the envelope, write the following message.
This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.Responsibility begins with conception.
Friday, February 6, 2009
For my doctor appointments, I try my husband first, if he can't, I try my friend Lisa, who I totally trust with my kids, I also have gotten to know my neighbor Jeanne really well and totally trust her too. My mom is another one I know I can call if I have to. I just hate asking "Can you come watch my 4 kids?" I know it's hard and a lot of work and just hard to put people out.
My friend Lisa has been calling and asking when my appts are and seeing if they work for her, which is really nice. My neighbor found out my ultrasound is Monday and she just insisted on watching the kids for it. God has graced my life with wonderful people and we do just fine.
I also prefer people to do it at my house, because we just have everything and when there's 3 girls and one boy, well, the boy has something he can do when the girls monopolize the time. I also know my house is totally babyproofed and safe.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I, too, am not going to post the rules, but if you want to play, please play along and post 6 things on your blog too!!
- I hate answering the phone. I am not good at calling people. I do try to call anyone back who has called me though. We do screen our calls, mostly because those who come up as "unknown caller" to avoid those darn telemarketers!
3. I see no reason to go on vacation if it's not warm and there's no beach and if I can't bring my kids.
4. I only completed 1 1/2 years of college. And was kicked out or suspended because of bad grades. I didn't care at the time, I thought "I'm paying you and you are kicking me out!" So young and dumb, I was. I was working full time and just didn't care enough to try hard enough.
5. I have a strong conscience that makes things very black and white for me. No gray area with right and wrong. Which gives me very high expectations of the friends I choose and actually do things with. (I didn't learn to listen to this conscience back when I was younger, see #4) If things don't feel right with my conscience, I know they are wrong.
6. I was never ever good in sports. I tried a few things, but either didn't like it or was not good. I really wanted to be a cheerleader, but couldn't, still can't and never will do a cartwheel. So tryouts were really a joke. I was, however great at aerobics and walking!
There. Done. Now you know what a true dork I really am.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Pay It Forward Exchange is based on the concept of the movie "Pay it forward".I will send a hand made gift to the first three people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join the PIF exchange.
All the gifts will be made and posted out 'sometime within the next year'. How exciting to not know when your surprise package will arrive!
What you need to do in return, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. This Exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PROMISE TO POST THE SAME PAY IT FORWARD PICTURE AND THIS MESSAGE ONTO YOUR BLOG, WHICH MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO PLAY. YOU WILL PAY IT FORWARD TO THREE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I now have a ultrasound scheduled for next Monday, so there, I will see the baby and it's little heart beating. They said they trust my dates, but they have to be sure when it is a scheduled c-section. I'm not going to argue any chance to see the baby. She also said they need to see if there are 2 babies.
Twins. I doubt there are twins. But, I have to admit, I have prayed for them. I have always wanted them. I love babies and 2 of them would be wonderful. I know, yes, it would be very hard, but it would also be wonderful. I feel selfish even talking about it, but I noticed with my last baby, that I got bigger much faster and start thinking twins right away. When I had my first ultrasound with her, I remember, even mourning the loss of not having 2 babies. Isn't that dumb? It's a baby, it's a miracle in itself and here I am wanting more! I am selfish. I take for granted the wonderful gift of life God has given us. I think God gives only special moms twins and I guess I want to be that special mom. See how selfish I am? I am drawn to twins and of course, I am bigger this time and starting to show already and thinking twins.
Give me. Give me. Give me! I am a selfish child wanting more more more.
The nurse also warned me that I will be "living" at the clinic the last 2 months of my pregnancy. She said "so basically plan on your whole summer being here." I will be there at least 2 times/per week, for non-stress tests and ultrasounds and then every other week will be with the OB and then monthly with my diabetic doctor.
I am a repeat/multiple, c-section, almost 40 year old, type 1 diabetic, high risk? Yes.
Is it all worth it? Yes.
A few people have asked in emails and my comments how I am feeling. Just assume that I am feeling like crap, unless I tell you otherwise. I don't have a better way to put that. I started gagging, 2 days ago and still have absolutely no energy to do anything. I even canceled sledding at our house with Melissa and her children ! I never cancel things!
Again, I will ask, is it worth it? YES! I can't wait to find out what this baby looks like, what his/her personality is. I am and feel so very honored that God has trusted us with another soul.
SO, I'm sorry if I sound like I am complaining (I am pregnant you know!) But, I am just trying to be honest and real. I love having babies, I hate being pregnant. It is a total sacrifice of self. Which only brings us closer to God, right?
Monday, February 2, 2009
I love the explanation of the crepes, the symbolism of the swaddled baby, Mary's sweet sorrow of how her love for her Son yet knowing the future that would give her great sorrow. I love the sweet cream inside the cream representing the sweetness and the purity of Mary.