Menu Plan Week of 6/4/12

Here’s our menu for the upcoming week. Tomorrow we celebrate one year in the marriage covenant together! As such, we are having a special meal of filet mignon our grocery store was running an awesome deal on it last week — Providence! :D)

Oatmeal (this recipe)

Leftovers or Sandwiches, fruit

Filet Mignon, baked potatoes, veggies
Breakfast Pizza
Chili Frito Pie, veggie, rolls
Cheesy Baked Grits, veggie, biscuits
Hamburger Pasta Skillet , veggie, rolls

Our Sabbath dinner isn’t finalized yet, though. I’m thinking of some kind of recipe using the flounder I have in the freezer, along with a veggie and bread. Emma has already asked to make peanut-butter cookies for the dessert πŸ™‚

In Christ,



I Said Yes

A couple Sundays ago our daughters asked if they could please make dinner for us. Normally, I would say “no” because I wouldn’t think of the joy it would bring them and the whole family. No, normally I would selfishly think of the messes and extra work it would create for me. I wouldn’t think of the learning opportunity, I wouldn’t think of how my “no” would be killing their interest in domestic things like cooking for your family. I would think of how much more efficiently I could get dinner out, I would think of how I would have to answer endless questions and explain very basic things. Normally, it wouldn’t cross my mind that the Lord was giving me a chance to act out Titus 2 in my own home, it wouldn’t cross my mind that always saying no is indeed neglecting my responsibilities as a mother of daughters.

Thankfully, the Lord is rich in mercy and had very recently brought to my attention my sinfulness of saying no constantly. So, on that evening a couple of Sundays ago I said, “Yes. We would love for you to make us dinner.” And I cannot believe how much of a blessing it was to our family. The girls worked cheerfully together to put a beautiful dinner on the table for us. They were so excited and honored to be serving us. I found so much joy in answering their questions and cheering them along. I was so touched by their hard work that I didn’t even mind the two hours spent in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner.

They made us a lovely dinner of hot dogs, mashed potatoes and a veggie tray. For dessert they served sugar cookies and strawberries. They drew up individual place-mats for each person and set the table beautifully.

It was a wonderful evening for the whole family — a true blessing from the Lord.

In Christ,

Classes and Newness

I promise I will write about the rest of Josh’s visit by the end of this weekend. Promise!! Really! Right now I wanted to tell you about the fun-ness coming up for me!

First Emma (my seven year old) and I are going to do the thirty day challenge. Emma is always wanting to do projects together and we rarely have time to, so this will be great. And Emma is a big fan of journaling so I think it will be fabulous and a good bonding experience for us!

Next, in hopes of learning how to cook healthy meals for my current little family I am taking A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget which is a thirteen week online cooking class. Exciting!

Emma’s ear surgery is scheduled for July 2nd. She’s either getting tubes, or they may have to operate on the bone … the doctor won’t know for sure until he cuts her eardrum open (doesn’t that just sound painful?!). So much prayers regarding that. I will just be thankful when she can hear out of her right ear again. She’s very nervous though, which is understandable. I hate the idea of putting her under, even if it is a very routine procedure.

July 2nd, is also the day that Josh is hoping to come up again. Emma was upset at first because she thought Josh coming the same day as her surgery meant she wouldn’t get to see him. Aww, cute! I of course assured her that wasn’t the case at all.

Oh, and we have two adorable little kittens now. Emma’s grandmother needed someone to adopt them so of course we did. They are named Ossie and Tinkerbell … lovely names, no? πŸ˜‰

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

  • I bought the girls so many books for Christmas that we have to do some rearranging to store them all! I want them easily accessible so we are moving the book case from mine and Rylee’s closet down to the living room. It will make our living room a bit more crowded but, it will be nice enough.
  • Potty training Rylee might be the death of me. She does so good and then randomly has accidents. Of course, we don’t have a washer and dryer at home (no hook-up available) so I’ve taken to washing most of her clothes by hand πŸ˜› It’s not the most fun thing in the world … but it helps the laundry from piling up … a little anyway.
  • I’m making walnut-apple pancakes for dinner tonight ;D I’m really excited about this. Left overs will be frozen for a quick, microwavable breakfast πŸ™‚
  • Things are going really well in the relationship department! I’m really excited πŸ™‚ The ‘L’ word has definitely been mentioned, by both parties πŸ™‚ I’m just smiling and smitten nearly every hour of the day! I can’t wait to, meet him and {hopefully} his parents next month.
  • Please pray for my Grandma. Her blood sugar has been over 500 for the past 48 hours. My mom has her in the ER now. My mom is really worried that her kidneys are trying to fail.
  • We’ve decided on Sonlight as our curriculum for next year. I’ve researched sooo many curricula and such over the past months. I’ve prayed about it, and I feel really confident and content with this decision. This one seems perfect for us. Especially, with all the reading πŸ™‚
  • I’m trying to stay upbeat and positive about life, despite some issues that are arising. (We no longer qualify for the sliding fee scale offered by Ry’s daycare. This put the cost from $62/mo to around $400. No way I can afford that. I see no solution to this … but I know God will provide. He knows my breaking point and He might take me right to it but never past it. So I know this will be solved somehow.)