Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday song

My Savior My God by Aaron Shust

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior loves, My Savior lives

Psalm 51:10 (New King James Version)

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

2 Timothy 2:22 (New King James Version)

22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We got a Wii!!!

The husband went out this morning and bought it. Then he went out later in the morning and got some of the fun stuff for it.

we have the Wii Fit, Sports, Rock band, Play and he bought a Spongebob game for the boy!

We also have a second controller.

So far I am just terrible on the Guitar and Drums but I rock with Bowling!!

The husband is good on the drums so far.

The boy likes the drums but isn't very good. BUT, he is good at bowling and baseball so far! He's having a lot of fun with it all too.

Husband and I had a few bowling games last night. I have suddenly developed a right hook that I have never had in bowling so I need to learn to adjust.

It's fun watching the little guy bowl!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

More hats

Three more hats.

I've made nine all together but only 4 fit.

So I still have a few more to make. I tried a new pattern with the light blue one and I really liked it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today is Thanksgiving and Thankful Thursday.

I hope you all are gathered with your families and friends this day enjoying food, fun and fellowship.

I am thankful for many things this year.

My family, and our health.


Having enough.

Having more than enough.

Being able to give to others joyfully.

For having shoes.

For being able to cook a meal today.

For God forgiving me for being so dismissive of huge blessings in my life.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Colossians 2
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

1 John 1:8-9
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A dental appt gone wrong and other things

Last Wednesday I had some dental work done. No big deal. The last three of my silver fillings were replaced.

My mouth was still numb so I couldn't really tell if my bite was off. But after the stuff wore off, I could tell my bite was off.

So, I called to see a dentist and I got in on Friday. It wasn't my own dentist. I should have listened to my inner voice and just waited for my own dentist to be available.

I sat in the chair for Forty-five minutes. Yes, you read that correctly, FORTY-FIVE minutes while this dentist that wasn't my own tried to fix my bite. It's not that hard to do it, really. She finally gave up and said I would have to come back and see my own dentist because maybe he knew something about my bite!!

I was practically crying when she said that. HELLO--aren't YOU a dentist that should be able to figure this out??? I was beyond frustrated and she actually made my bite WORSE with all her work.

SO today I went to my OWN dentist in the practice and he actually spent about 10 minutes fixing my bite. Now maybe my jaw won't hurt so much.

My mom is home now. She went home Saturday. I did a bunch of grocery shopping for her and cleaned her house. She went to the doctor today and she can drive now!! I am almost shocked at how well THIS knee rehab has gone too!! And she is relatively pain free! GO MOM!!

My boy was sick from Friday afternoon til Monday. Same bug his daddy had that I have managed to dodge--thankfully.

Other than going to see my mom Saturday I haven't been out of the house til today. My boy even missed school yesterday and we didn't go to Bible study this morning.

I am having Thanksgiving here just for my small family and my Mother in Law. It will be like fixing a regular meal for me with a few extras. MIL is bring pie.

That's all for today. Hope all is well with you and your families and I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving this year!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


These are three hats I made recently. They fit adult heads.

Two red ones and a blue one.

I like the darker red one.

Thinking of giving them to my nephews and nieces, maybe making them in different colors too.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Seven things

These are a few recent things that I have found to give away. Turn your head sideways to look.

*Life jacket swim suit thingy
*Pair of sandals
*Coffee mug
*Snow pants
*Spring jacket

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday here. Don't forget to click on the Thankful Thursday link on the sidebar.

today I am thankful for:

* God's beautiful creation each time I look out my windows.
* getting my Christmas shopping done
* my children
* mom coming home so quickly after her surgery
Isaiah 12:3
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just stuff................

My husband and I went out yesterday afternoon and got all of our Christmas shopping done! Most of the shopping is gift cards, but we also bought some actual gifts.

Today my husband is very sick. :(

My mom is going home from rehab on Saturday!!! Nine days and she is going home!! YAY!

I went to the dentist this morning and had the last three of my silver fillings replaced! Yay! I am still numb and I am hungry.

I am crocheting some adult hats and will post those soon.

I won two gift cards in the dRaffle I posted about. One for Barnes and Noble and one for Toys R Us. We bought our son an accordion and a boy doll. He loves musical instruments and asked for an accordion and my husband found one at TRU!!! The doll thing....About two years ago I found our daughters very old doll. I put it in his toy box, he didn't do much with it but throw her around and undress her--she is named Charmaine. So we found him a boy doll. I hope he likes it.

Did you know that dentists don't use Novacaine anymore?? I was shocked. They haven't used novacaine since the 1960's. They just call it novacaine because that is what people recognize!!

That's all I have today. Have a good day!!


Philippians 2:14
Do all things without murmurings and disputings

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Church Missions--Interesting

Our church missions group was talked about today at church. They have been in Africa for about two weeks. They are on their way home.

The leader of the group called his wife and told her a story.

They had the opportunity to visit with many people in Kenya while they were there.

One of those was an older woman in a small house.

Turns out this woman is Barack Obama's Grandmother!!

The head of one of the churches that partners with us is in the same tribe as the grandma!!

I thought that was very interesting.


Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More hats

These are three hats that I made recently for my Nephews.

These are just the sample hats so they could choose the style and color, and so I could get the right size.

The green one is a beanie type hat. The one next to it on the top right has a fold up brim and the bottom one is another beanie style hat.

These big hats are kind of fun to make too!!

Update on mom

My little guy and I went to visit my mom today.

I think this knee has been harder for her. She said she doesn't seem like herself. That she feels a little off.

And she wasn't happy with the room they gave her so she switched rooms.

I hope the rest of her rehab goes better.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday. I am thankful for much this week.

*My family
*my mom's surgery going so well again
*my SIL--it's fun getting to know her better
*visiting with old friends in person!!

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Jeremiah 10:24
O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baby hats..........

Four more baby hats that I made.

Most made with the Bernat baby yarn I got on sale.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Mom

Yesterday afternoon my mom had her second knee replacement surgery.

She did very well. She will go to rehab and be there about 2 weeks or so.

I'm very glad she is doing so well.

Veterans day 2008

Today is Veterans day.

Thank you to all the men and women who have served and are serving today in the armed forces.

There are a lot of Vets in my family.

This is an interesting page

A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."

- Author Unknown

Monday, November 10, 2008

Edmund Fitzgerald

On this day in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

Here is some info on it.



Remember the dRaffle I made the pink and blue baby blankets for??

Well, I actually WON three items from the dRaffle!!!

I am so excited that I won something let alone THREE things.

Two are gift cards for ToysR Us and Barnes and Noble and one gift is a goodie basket of stuff from Canada!!

I am shocked. I never win anything!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

70 years ago.............

Kristallnacht happened. What a terrible terrible time in our history.


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

---Sir Edmund Burke

Today is also the day the Berlin wall came down in 1989. I have a piece of the wall. Friends of mine were there and brought home pieces of the wall.

Berlin Wall

Sunday song

More Love More power by Jeff Deyo

More love, more power
More of You in my life
More love, more power
More of You in my life.

I will worship You with all of my heart
And I will worship You with all of my mind
And I will worship You with all of my strength
For you are my Lord
You are my Lord.

More faith, more passion
More of You in my life
More faith, more passion
More of You in my life

I will worship You with all of my heart
And I will worship You with all of my mind
And I will worship You with all of my strength
For you are my Lord
You are my Lord.

More love, more power
More of You in my life
More love, more power
More of You in my life.

I will worship You with all of my heart
And I will worship You with all of my mind
And I will worship You with all of my strength
For you are my Lord
You are my Lord. {X2}

Psalm 53:2
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Romans 13:12
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Friday, November 07, 2008


I bought more yarn this morning.

I only meant to look for a skein of yellow since I seemed to have misplaced the other yellow skein I bought. Frustrating.

So while I was there they had this yarn on sale so I picked it up.

I will be using it for baby hats!

It's all baby yarn by Red Heart and Bernat. The two skeins in the back are bigger than the front two skeins.

It will make some nice hats.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

More baby hats..............

These are some more baby hats I made with the baby yarn.

Except for the pink and yellow hat which is done with worsted weight.

Thankful Thursday

Today is gloomy and rainy out. I am tired today.

Today I am thankful for:

*God being in control
*that I can pray for other people
*that I can pray for my nation and our leaders
*for my family
*knowledge, peace and understanding

Proverbs 27:20
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Did you know???

by Andy Rooney

As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view .. it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court judges sit,
a display of the Ten Commandments!

There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington , D.C.

James Madison, the fourth president, known as 'The Father of Our Constitution' made the following statement:

'We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.'

Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country said:

'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ'.


Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies.

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law an oligarchy, the rule of few over many.

The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said:

'Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers.'

How, then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this country is now suddenly wrong and unconstitutional?

Lets put it around the world and let the world see and remember what this great country was built on.

It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore, it is very hard to understand why there is such a mess about having the Ten Commandments on display or 'In God We Trust' on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. The other 14% who are unbelievers are very loud about their beliefs. Now is the time for the believers to become louder than ever.

Deuteronomy 16:17
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I voted

We went at 7 am this morning to vote since we only have one vehicle today and a busy schedule for both of us.

We had to wait about 40 minutes and by the time we had voted and left the building, there was no line!

And my state is the votingest state in the Union!! YAY!! We have the highest turnout of voters in the nation.

Did you vote today??

Monday, November 03, 2008

November blanket

This is the pink blanket I made for the dRaffel.

It's made in Homespun and the color is "Cotton Candy"

It is 29 inches wide and 37 inches long.

A backyard visitor


It's blurry but if you look to the right of the tree you can see the deer that visited us this morning. It was a buck.

Click on the picture and make it bigger and you will be able to see the deer.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday song

Lincoln Brewster

For These Reasons

For Your endless love (For Your endless love)
For the life You gave (For the life You gave)
For the second chance (For the second chance)
For Your priceless grace (For Your priceless grace)
For Your healing hands (For Your healing hands)
For the gift of peace (For the gift of peace)
For the blessed hope (For the blessed hope)
For the faith to believe (For the faith to believe)

For these reasons I praise You
For these reasons I worship You
(1st ending)
For these reasons I live to tell
of Your love to all the world
(2nd ending)
For these reasons I live to tell
of Your love to all the world

Psalm 143:10
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Debt update.....

It's been an exciting seven months for us here.

We decided to get on board with Dave Ramsey's debt reduction program in April and we went cold turkey.

We actually quit spending money and went on a budget. We were huge free spenders.

Since April we have paid off a significant amount of our debt. And now we actually have a great budget and have added entertainment and eating out to the budget!!

From April to September we actually didn't go out to eat like we used to. Now we have a budget for it!!

Last night my husband paid off the last of our Home equity loan.

The only debt we have left is a credit card, a second mortgage and our house.

We will be debt free within a few years!! We are very excited about that prospect!!

We have about six weeks left of our FPU class.

Proverbs 22:7 (Contemporary English Version)
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The poor are ruled by the rich,
and those who borrow
are slaves of moneylenders.

November 1

A new month. I can hardly believe it.

This is probably my favorite month of the year. In between summer and winter. Cool crisp sunny days.

And my husband is DONE working nights for a while, other than his regular 3 or 4 nights that he normally works. THAT I can deal with. It's been a long 3 weeks here.

I am making turkey dinner this year since my mom will be in rehab and my husband will just be coming off his regular night shift.

It will be a small dinner but I love turkey leftovers.

I found new jeans for the little guy. I hope they fit through the winter!!

Tonight we turn our clocks back for standard time. I am definitely not looking forward to this since the little guy gets up between 5:30-6 am. I am hoping he sleeps a little later tomorrow morning.