Friday, April 30, 2010


The kids bags are packed. There is excitement in the air. The same question over and over is being asked, "When are we leaving?" The time has come, I load the kids into the vehicle. Make sure I give them lots of hugs and kisses, and send them off with a smile. As soon as they are out of site, the tears come.

This is what happens EVERY TIME my children go somewhere, anywhere,with anyone, but ME!

Today my two oldest children are heading to a sheep show with their Grr-mamaw. (Dh's mom) I have been excited, yet dreading this day all week. I have a fear when they leave. The "what if" questions start. What if they are in a wreck? What if something happens? What if? What if? What if? I don't like feeling this way!

I have to remind myself that they are in the Lord's hands. He is watching over them.
And if the "what ifs" do happen, then it was planned already. I need to put my hope and trust in the Lord.

So, pray that I have peace this weekend, and that the boys have a great time!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

From The Grill

(I didn't have a pic. Let's hope this doesn't happen to us while we are trying out the new recipes)

Rosemary Chicken Grilled

2 (or more) cloves of garlic, chopped and minced (you can't go wrong with garlic)
1/3 teaspoon salt (I use sea salt)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced ( you may use dry if you like)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

Mix together garlic, salt, oil, lemon juice, and rosemary. Pour into a shallow pan. Add chicken. Coat both sides of chicken. Cover, let it marinate in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Take chicken from pan.

Grill chicken for 5-6 minutes,per side, over medium heat or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

You can serve this with rice, or grilled veggies!


You can find more recipes From The Grill, by visiting Robyn's Blog!

Our Homeschool Home

you can join in too. Just post your grilling recipe on your blog and link it back to Roby's blog! There's a giveaway too! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Daddy's Little Helper

This just melts my heart!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Under the Weather

To all my readers,

I am sorry that I have not been posting much. I am still under the weather. Just when I think I am getting better, it hits harder!

So bare with me as I get over this cold or what ever it is. I will be back!!!!


PS - Could someone pass the tissues?!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Day old coffee?

This week my husband shared his cold with me. Sharing is a thing we teach our children to do, but a cold isn't something that I really want!

Every morning I get up before my hubby to get his lunch together, and to make coffee for him. Yesterday was no exception. I got up, made coffee, got his lunch together and after he left I went back to bed. Normally, I would have stayed up and had my coffee and quiet time. Because I was feeling so bad, I HAD to go back to bed. I had a busy day ahead of me. When I finally got up, I needed that coffee! I went to take the old coffee filter out, only to see that the coffee was dry. My poor husband got day old coffee. I guess I filled the filter and turned the coffee pot on, the burner warmed up the old coffee. FAIL! I asked DH what he thought about his coffee and he said that it was okay. He didn't think anything of it. EWWWWW

Myra has more Friday Fails linked on her blog!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Name that job!

My dear husband has a side job. Many people don't know the technical term for what he does. Do you?

This is linked up to Wordless Wednesday

Monday, April 19, 2010

Carry Each Other's Burdens {and a Giveaway}


the winner the headband is ...

#2 Katy!!!!

the winner of the blanket # 28

I found out today that little Alanna is going to have to have another surgery. The doctors will be in, hopefully tomorrow, to talk about all of the options. I don't know any other details. This breaks my heart!

I have been praying for Alanna and her family. I have also been praying that God show me how I can help to meet their needs. God has led me to set up this donation site to help defray their costs while Alanna is at the hospital.

While I was visiting them, I was thinking of a way to bless them. They are not a couple that will ask or say they need anything. They are amazingly strong in all that they are doing and going through.

So here is the fun part. My dear friend Charissa from Mimi's Babies and Robyn from Our Homeschool Home has offered a few things to give away.

This headband and hairclip set from Mimi's Babies

From Our Homeschool Home- via her store Snootie Paootie.

A cute little blanket. The one that is being given away is purple.

To enter:

just leave a comment! Yes it is that easy!!!

For extra entries: (leave a comment for each thing that you did)

Make a donation for Alanna and her family(this would be a great help!)

Follow me on Twitter- @Bowmania

Become a fan of Bowmania on facebook

Follow @Mimibabies on twitter

Become a fan of Mimibabies on facebook

Follow @RobynOHSH on Twitter

Become a Fan of Our Homeschool Home on facebook

*For the duration of the giveaway Mimi's Babies will donate 10% of the retail price of all sales that mention my blog or Alanna in the notes to seller. This donation will go directly to Alanna and her family.*

If you are not comfortable using the Pay Pal but would like to donate in some other manner please let me know. Please remember any amount
will add up if we all join in this together. If God has laid it on your heart to share with this couple in need I thank you, and thank you for the continued prayers!

Galatians 6:2
"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."


I will pick a winner via on Monday, April 26. This giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Little Alanna

I have posted before about little Alanna. This post is to give you more information about what is going on and asking you to keep praying.

Yesterday I got go to see Alanna. Let me tell you, this was one of the hardest things to see.

Alanna had surgery last Wednesday. Since the surgery her recovery has been a roller coaster ride. Last weekend she started having seizure like movements. They now have her on medicine for that, and that in itself has sedated her more than she was. She is on an EEG machine to monitor all of her brain activity. To see if and when she is having the seizures. A plus from being on this machine is that they can tell she is responding to Daniel and Rebecca's voice.

Daniel and Rebecca are really feeling helpless. They feel that they can't do anything for her. They can't hold her, they can't feed her. I assured them that they are doing what they can. They sit and talk to her, and hold her hand. She squeezes their fingers in response. They sit and read to her! It's amazing to watch them with her. Every time they leave the room, they kiss her head and tell her that they love her. They are wore out! Emotionally drained.

Today Alanna had a bad day. Her blood pressure dropped really low. For now that is all I know. They have her stable. They are waiting on more tests and will make a decision on Monday as to whether they will have to go back in and put a shunt in her heart.

Would you help spread the word. Let's get a lot of people praying for this dear little girl. There is power in prayer!

Thank you!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

I have never really been a party animal, but I decided to join in my very first blog party.

Welcome! If you are new here, I am so excited that you came to visit!
If you have been here before, thanks for coming back!

Our home is full of the joy of children, three boys ages, 7, 5, and 3, and a little girl who is 1. I am a servant of God, I find joy in serving my family in many ways. I home school my children. My husband and I take time to make sure our children know the love of God.

This blog is our life. What things work, what things don't.To find joy in the roles that the Lord has given me. Lessons learned and sometimes you will even find funny story here and there. We want God to be glorified in all that we do. Each day is a new adventure! Even though days are tough,I am SO BLESSED and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

You can follow me on twitter @Bowmania, and on Facebook

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get Dressed

How often do we get up and stay in our pj's or put on sweat pants and a baggy shirt. We get in the mind set of it's okay, we are home, no one sees us. But people do see us. Our children see. We teach them to get up and get dressed. What kind of example are we being if we don't do the same?

Do you really want to be in our pj's at 10:00am? What would you do if someone just happens to stop by? There have been many times when I would run to the bedroom because someone would show up to the house unannounced and I was dressed in my pj's. Not fun! I am too stressed about it to enjoy the fact that someone has stopped in to visit.

On the days that I do get up and get dressed, fix my hair, even put a little make-up on, I feel much better. Like I am ready to really take on the day. I need to be a good example for my kids, and if someone stops by to chat, I will be ready for them! :)

I know that the situation is different for everyone. I am not telling you a right or wrong thing to do, this is just an encouragement, and something that I have found that works for me.

(You can click the button to link up to the "Get Dressed" challenge.)


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Friday, April 2, 2010

Me? A Murderer?

I am a thief, I am a murderer
Walking up this lonely hill
What have I done? I don't remember
No one knows just how I feel
and I know that my time is coming soon.
It's been so long. Oh, such a long time
Since I've lived with peace and rest
Now I am here, my destination
guess things work for the best
and I know that my time is coming soon
Who is this man? This man beside me

They call the King of the Jews
They don't believe that He's the Messiah
But, somehow I know it's true.
And they laugh at Him in mockery,
and beat Him till he bleeds
They nail Him to the rugged cross,
and raise Him, they raise Him up next to me
My time has come, I'm slowly fading
I deserve what I receive

Jesus when You are in Your kingdom
Could You please remember me
and He looks at me still holding on
the tears fall from His eyes
He says I tell the truth
Today, you will live with Me in paradise
and I know that my time is coming soon
and I know paradise is coming soon.

Third Day

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