Friday, January 7, 2011

Enough !!!!

What is enough?

When do you say when?

When are you "filled up"?

When do you get to be content?

These questions have really been on my mind these last couple of months. I think somewhat in part because I am fed up with people and materialism and being pregnant, I am not afraid to say so. (Ooops....did I write that out loud?.....I am blaming the hormones.)

I feel like my eyes have been opened throughout the last six months about how little things, objects and material things really mean.

I have several people I know that continually seek out the next thing.

Bigger. Better. More. They call it ambition.

I call it seeking some things that will never, ever fill you up.

Because the horrible, awful, wonderful truth of the matter is that all of those things will perish and fade and can be lost tomorrow.

Too many times you feel like if you just get to this station in life, if you just have this next thing, you will feel ok. Then you achieve that next thing and you long for the next thing...and then the next. It never ends.

I am here to tell you that God is working on my heart about this very matter. I am reminded by a touch of a little hand or the chipped tooth smile of an angel on earth that what I need to strive after is investing time into my faith, family and friends.

If I were to fall ill tomorrow, I would not have my lovely house, my nice car or my cute clothes to sit by my bed and hold my hand. All the time I spend in trying to get ahead in this world, while missing out on precious moments with my littles is time wasted. I shall never get the moments back of a child simply wanting to spend time with their mama.

I believe in the very depths of my soul that contentment is both a gift and choice. Sometimes, you just need to take a huge step back and choose contentment. The truth is, what we have in this country is unimaginable to most of the rest of the world. What someone wouldn't give for kids that are healthy or not to worry where food is coming from to fill their baby's belly's tonight.


My payer for 2011 is simple. My prayer is that I will choose contentment everyday I am blessed enough to open my eyes and have the great opportunity to see, hear and hug my precious ones.

Please Lord, let me see my blessings in the everyday. Let YOU be enough for this stressed, tired and dare I say.... hormonal mama.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kids Winter Craft

My mom came up with this one, but my kidlets had so much fun doing them that I just had to share!

It's easy and they love them....

You just need big marshmallows, toothpicks, icing and any other "eyeball" makers you can think of to make Snowmen!!!

(Yes we are a little concerned with our daughters lack of arms and instead putting it through the head. We are keeping an eye on her :) )

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A new Feature....

I am excited for a new feature that I have been brainstorming for a couple months now.

I have had several girlfriends ask me how they can cook for less without sacrificing the good things they want to feed their family.


I will be starting to feature $10 dinner recipes/ ideas. .....woohoo!!!

I am still working out the kinks but I would like for it to be a weekly or bi-weekly feature.

(You can send me any ideas to )

Stay Tuned........

Monday, January 3, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Its a new Year!!

Happy New year Y'all!!! Do you know how we are spending the new year? With the stomach flu going through our house very slowly. The glamorous life of a mama!!! Anywho, My hubs has been dying to make a whole chicken. (The Lord gave me a man that not only can cook but likes to...can you say blessed??!! ) With a whole chicken we get 3 meals...which is awesome! Combine that with a large beef roast and I only have to cook 2 meats this week!! WOOHOO!!! I hope your new year is a yummy one!

Tuesday: Beef roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, crescent rolls

Wednesday: Leftover night- If its in the fridge, you can have it...but mama is not cookin!

Thursday: Chicken noodle soup in bread bowels

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Shredded chicken enchiladas, re fried beans, Spanish rice

Sunday: French dip sandwiches, baked fries, salad