Saturday, January 26, 2013

Our Praises from 2012!

 This is our praise book from 2012! In it are all of the answered prayers from last year. In the morning before we do school we take time to write a prayer request and put it in a box. Then we each grab a request from the box and pray over it. If God has answered the prayer we write praise on it and then put it aside. I also have a basket set up by the box with extra index cards and pens so they can write them down throughout the day.
 This was our stack from last year. I have some already in the book and these are the ones still waiting for me to get to them. Look at that stack! All answered prayers!
These are the pages I already have done. About 2 to a page front and back! I love sharing this with my kids and showing them that God does answer prayers.

P.S. Quite a few of these praises were for another baby! :)

I hope you are having a blessed year so far!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Getting the New Year Started!

 Well, I think I am actually ready to start the New Year. One of the things on my list was blogging. I might only get to it once a week, but I really do miss it so I'm trying to get back to it. It's been a crazy month already. We spent the first week with a stomach bug. It really knocked us out and ruined all of my ambitious plans to start the New Year off with a productive week! Thankfully, we all survived!

 The next week we spent getting ready for Jonathan's 7th birthday. My first baby that I got to bring home from the hospital at 2 days old. How did he get to be 7?? We celebrated with a Peanut Butter cake, because he is a PB nutcase. I'm talking, if anyone in our family was ever diagnosed as allergic to peanuts this kid would pack his back and move to grandmas without a backward glance. :) The cake was ok. The kids loved it, but it was a bit much for my taste.
He loves spy stuff and comes up with the most elaborate missions! He was overjoyed to get so much spy gear. It's been one mission after another since then.

Our last big thing for the month was finding out that number 7 due in May/June will be a boy! Above is Lily with his Build A  Bear.We used this to tell the kids they were getting a new baby brother! They were thrilled.  His name is Gideon Nathaniel which means Strong Warrior, Gift from God! Fits him perfectly!
We are excited about starting a new year. I am really excited now that I actually have some energy to get stuff done! Hoping to share some of my upcoming projects here in the next few weeks!