To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth- Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. Proverbs 1:2-6

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Meat loaf.. mmm

I made up another recipe tonight. This one turned out really well. The kids loved it.

1 package of ground beef
1 fresh clove of garlic
1/2 an onion
1 egg
1 tsp brown sugar
Italian Style bread crumbs
Garlic and herb seasoning
Black pepper

preheat oven to 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (I did 50)

I chopped up the garlic and onion and sauted it in olive oil, a tiny bit of spiced rum and some good ole Kentucky bourbon (mostly bourbon, though). While that was cooking I mixed up the beef, egg, bread crumbs, pepper and seasoning. It's actually pretty fun squishing it between your fingers :) As per an earlier conversation with Nicole, I decided to give the kids the choice between ketchup and BBQ sauce. They opted to have the ketchup with the potatoes I fried up for them, and the BBQ sauce with the meat loaf.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Women in Proverbs Part 1

I started studying the women in Proverbs a couple months ago. I've only gotten as far as the first one. I'm not totally sure what I'm doing, as far as how to study this correctly so I just started out looking up the words in Strong's Concordance and the 1828 edition of Webster's dictionary. I figured I would go about it by doing a compare and contrast or in other words, if one is false or negative then the opposite must be true or positive. I should be ok on this route as long as the statements I conclude are found to be true in scripture, right? I imagine I will come across many principles taught in these verses more than once, at least that's what I'm hoping ;) I'd like for them to be ingrained into my mind, I'm so stupid at times.

Proverbs 2:16-19 16 So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words, 17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God; 18 for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed; 19 none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.

- The forbidden woman- is someone to be delivered from, like an enemy.
- The godly woman- is a reward, a blessing to have.

- The forbidden woman- tickles your ears. Uses flattery (false praise; commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and & influence, or to accomplish some purpose.)
- The godly woman- Speaks the truth, her speech shows her modesty and propriety.

- The forbidden woman- forsakes, forgets, leaves, fails.. her husband.
- The godly woman- Remembers her husband (remember- to bear in mind with esteem, or to reward. to bear in mind with praise or admiration; to celebrate. to bear in mind with favor, care, and regard for the safety or deliverance of anyone. to bear in mind with intent to reward. to bear in mind with confidence; to trust in. to bear in mind with the purpose of assisting or relieving. to bear in mind with reverence, to obey.) She wins her husband.

- The forbidden woman- forgets her vows, her covenant, forgets God. Has no regard to God or his word.
- The godly woman- fears God, obeys His word. Remembers the covenant she made before God.

- The forbidden woman- her house sinks, brings down her house and her family.
- The godly woman- builds up her house, strengthens the members of her family. Her house is founded on The Rock.

- The forbidden woman- her ways lead to death.
- The godly woman- her ways point to life.

- The forbidden woman- the consequences of being taken by her cannot be taken back.
- The godly woman- she does not lead anywhere but on the paths of life.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I am so blessed! :)

I went to the ladies Bible study at church this morning, which was great. It is so nice to be able to fellowship with so many faithful women. :)

When I walked in the door I was surprised with this certificate from my nieces and nephew (they signed it as well), a pot of pink miniature roses and a small bag of Sees chocolates. I feel so blessed to be a part of this family and to be able to stay home and be their nanny :)

(I loved them just as much before, but it's so nice to know you are appreciated)

I thank God for them!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The kids are back!!!! Woo Hooo!!!

I've been going crazy the past few days because the kids I watch have been at their grandparents house, so I've been home all alone for the most part. I hate being alone so it wasn't pretty... to say the least. I was able to get somethings done, decluttering, organizing, mending and a batch of oatmeal cookies so that was good. Anyway I wasn't expecting them home so soon, so this is definitely a most delightful surprise :)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Another made up recipe by me.

So tonight for dinner I made up Red Wine Lemon Chicken. Katie helped me with the sauce we had on the spaghetti with the chicken. The kids didn't like this one quite as much as last nights dinner, maybe you have to have a taste for red wine in order to enjoy this one ;)

3 Chicken breasts
1 Lemon
1 Onion
Red Wine

I cut up one lemon and put it on the bottom of the pan. Put the chicken on top of the lemon pieces. Cut an onion on top of the chicken. Pour wine on top of that. And sprinkle parsley on top of everything. Covered with foil and put in the oven at 375 degrees for 1.5 hours

We all ate dinner, then while I did the dishes and put the food away the kids gave their dad a back rub. Then we all had cake :)

Housework cuts breast cancer risk

I first saw this here at Homeliving Helper.

So here's the actual article, enjoy :)

Friday, January 12, 2007

I made up a recipe tonight.

I was wondering what to make for dinner tonight, so, I looked around the kitchen to see what we had and this is what I came up with. Katie, my three year old niece, helped me make it. The casserole actually turned out good and the kids loved it. Calvin, my two year old nephew, really liked it which is good because he has been kinda picky lately.

I was feeling a little over confident with my cooking skills so I decided to make a cake after dinner. About 25 minutes into the cake baking I noticed that it smelled like it was done so I checked it (it still had 10 minutes to go), the top was burnt! I then noticed I had set the temperature at 475 degrees instead of 375 degrees :( But the good thing is that it is an angel food cake so the top came right off and the rest of it is still good :)

Anyway, so here's my Chicken Casserole.

2 Chicken Breasts
About 1/2 lb of egg noodles
1 Can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can of Milk (I just filled the chicken soup can with milk)
1 Can Sweet Corn
1 Can Fancy Cut Green Beans
2 Eggs

- Boil noodles.
- Fry Chicken with garlic herb seasoning. Cut into bite size pieces. (I had to put them back in the pan and boil them because they weren't done cooking).
- Beat the eggs; add in corn, green beans, cream of chicken soup, milk and about 1/3 cup of bread crumbs and MIX!
- Stir in chicken pieces and noodles.
- Spoon mix into pan (9"x13").
- Sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
- Pour a little bit of milk over top of stuff.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oma as an Alien

This is a drawing, by my niece, of my mother if she were an alien. Notice the curly hair, my mom has very curly hair.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


I've been thinking lately about purity, mine in particular. I consider myself to be fairly pure because of somethings that I have let slip by. Shows and movies I have allowed myself to watch or friends and relationships that weren't focused on giving God glory. But then I think, how can something be "fairly pure". Isn't purity something that either you are or you aren't, you can't be "somewhat pure", can you? Well, either way, all I can say is that I am very great full I have Jesus and His purity.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Me and My Great Grandmother

My mom found this picture the other day. It's of my great grandmother and I sitting on the sofa with curlers in our hair. I thought it was pretty cute. Though there is a weird yellow line going through my face that I can't figure out how to get rid of.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Laughing Babies

Sweet Psalms

My nephew just recently (he just turned 2) started singing along with the first stanza of Psalm 100; of course the only discernible words were "dwell" and "rejoice".

All people that on Earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice,
Him serve with mirth His praise forth tell,
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

Thursday, January 4, 2007