Thursday, April 30, 2009

psalm 96:1

I will not fear the diseases that roam in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon, Psalm 91:6, but I will wash my hands and if my kids are sick they will stay at home!  

she said...

This morning when I was checking e-mails my oldest, sweet darling walked in and said...
"Mommy, I want to tell you a story, there once was a mommy who was working on her computer, and she had a little girl who was very hungry for cereal"...point taken.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

basic playdough

2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
4 T cream of tartar
2 t vegetable oil
food coloring

Mix flour, water, salt, cream of tartar and oil in saucepan.  Add foloring to mixture
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat when dough forms a ball.
Cool 5 minutes before using.  

Scent the dough according to season - banana extract, nutmeg, lemon extract, vanilla, pumpkin pie or spearmint extract. 

Monday, April 20, 2009


I am selling some items on ebay, check them out.  If you win it, I will not include shipping if you are near or in Kerrville.  Trying to pay off debt.  

Easter cupcakes

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter chicks

Bella fell asleep on the way to see the baby ducks. 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

encouraging word of the day

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day.

~ Lamentations 3:23

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

answer to prayer

Today I went to my orientation for the state to see about opening my school.  I found out I can operate a Mom's Day Out in my home without being registered or licenced by the state.  This is big news for me.  Although I know I will fully comply with all state minimum requirements, it will be a huge relief to not have to go through all of the paper work required to operate.  There are just so many blessings out of it, that I will not bore you with the details.  This was a huge open door for us and getting things rolling in the right direction!!

Monday, April 06, 2009


This morning LE woke up with her eye almost completely swollen shut. As we were leaving for the doctor, I told her to get her shoes on we were going to see Dr. Dudley.  She put her hands on her hips and fought back the tears, "You said if I would pray to God, he would make me feel better.  You have to give God a chance, you just need to wait."

Sunday, April 05, 2009

more big news

A couple of weeks ago two friends approached me about why I did not have my own school.  Ben has been asking me for years if I would want to do something like a Mom's Day Out.  I guess I was always to chicken to take on that much responsibility.  The more I thought about it, the more I wondered why I couldn't do something like that.  I have everything from my teaching days in the garage, I have 10 years experience and a framed piece of paper on my wall that says I can.  Not to mention LE will be 4 this summer and what was I going to do with her.  I am excited to announce that I started a learning center in my living room last week.  It is only a couple of kids right now.  I have to get registered with the state to have any more, and I am going to do that next week.  
For the first day of school we did phonics, sorting, made play-dough and had lots of fun, according to one boy "it wasn't that bad, Mom."

Friday, April 03, 2009


This is one of the coolest things I have known our church to do.  We are taking part in a world-wide event beginning today (my friends in Africa are even participating).  The idea is to break down the walls of the church and reach the community.  A couple of weeks ago a guest speaker put it like this - People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. 
I can tell people all day long about Jesus' love, but what Jesus wants me to do is show his love.  
So, for the past 48 hours I have been coordinating (like a mad man, I must admit) an outreach to Georgetown High School.  Next Tuesday, we will be serving the entire facutly and staff lasagna, hot bread, salad, cookies and iced tea.  Then, we are going to stock their fridges with soft drinks, clean their lounge and leave snacks galore to bless their socks off.  God has just amazed me with the volunteers who have stepped up to make this happen.  The cool thing is out of 42 people I only know 3 of them, these are new volunteers, not the regulars I see serving at every event.  
Other events happening over the next 7 days include - Police Station Meals Outreach, Hospital ER workers - adrenaline packs, changing 250 single Moms oil for free, Special Olympics, 6th Street Clean-Up, Homeless Breakfast - downtown Austin, distributing kites to children at Fort Hood, Nursing Home Outreach (the girls and I participating in this one Monday night), remodeling two different playgrounds, one at a Women's shelter, & Meals to Prison Guards.
I am so stoked at the generosity of people.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


It is Thursday and I realize I have not blogged all week.  I have SO MUCH to tell you, but no time to be sitting at my blog.  I will let you in on everything, soon, I promise!