Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let's party like it's 2011!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....I wonder if that took into account how many people are in it? Welcome to my little home in the great world wide web. This is a place where chaos reigns, little boys rough house, little girls pretend, farm animals run amuck, and parents try to keep hold of the reigns.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Beth, and I am a stay at home mom. That was not my original plan some fourteen years ago when I got married, but it is a path I truely love. My husband, Heath, is a pastor, and we have been moved to a little Oklahoma town of 150. Personally, I think that number includes some of the cows.

Heath and I have eight children ages 12 to 7 months. Yes. Eight kids. All ours. No, we don't have some religous reason. We do know where babies come from. And yes, we have a TV. Most of my time is spent schooling, cleaning, cooking, sewing and child rearing. Please look around at my sight and make yourself at home. I'm so glad you came!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

The many faces of Anderson

This little boy is such a mess! Talk about the phrase "all boy". This is a documentation of what he has been doing in the last month.

Here he is playing in a tub of Crisco.

This is the day he found the powdered popcorn butter.

And now a tub of butter.

These were the clothes he wore while making it snow cocoa powder.

Anderson has also poured out an economy size bin of powdered milk , a 25# bag of rice, countless boxes of cereal, cheese crackers, bags and bags of flour, sugar, and brown sugar, and many more things that are too numerous to list. You would think we never fed him. But trust me, he is a VERY healthy two year old. Full of life, and all about fun!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrambled Egg Muffins

Sometimes, you just need something a little different. And with 15 chickens in our back yard, producing nearly an egg a day, I need more than one way to cook an egg. And I'm sure some of you may wonder why I don't just cook up some regular, everyday scrambled eggs. I do. And sometimes, I don't want regular, everyday stuff. And sometimes, I need part of my meal to cook itself, and not need me to stand over it.

So, here's a little something I put together the other night. It was WONDERFUL! The eggs weren't over done, the cheese was gooey, and the onion had just a touch of crunch. I'd make these again and again.
Scrambled Egg Muffins
1/2 pound cooked and chopped bacon
12 eggs
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup shredded cheese
couple pinches of minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Mix every thing together in a bowl. Spoon by 1/3 cupfuls into greased muffin cups. Bake at 350* for
20-25 minutes. Yield 1 dozen
I should note here that you can use bacon, sausage, ham, or hamburger meat for your meat. Use scallions or onions for the scallion portion. You could add bell peppers to this as well. And I probably used more cheese than the recipe says. 'Cause I like cheese.
Let me know how these turn out for you!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Dressed

Paulee Rea is a very free spirit. And a very independant spirit as well. Thought you would like to see some pictures of her one Sunday morning after she got herself ready to go to church all on her own.
She was thrilled to have on Mom's "pearls".

I have NO idea how she was able to fix her hair.

Can you see the girl amongst the animals?

So glad they love each other!

Doesn't she just crack you up!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

When life is hard

It's just heavy around here. There is so much pain, hurting, suffering, and such, and it just makes the heart heavy.

In our personal family, we have a sick baby. It's just a cold, but poor Georgia is miserable. My sister's niece is gravely ill. You can read about it in this post Teri Lynne wrote. My heart has just broken for the Underwood family. Futures are uncertain, emotions are drained, and families are seemingly standing on ashes.

In our church family, we have a dear member who's life is in the last throngs of its struggle with cancer. His unsaved family is standing by watching him succumb to the pain and agonizingly slow process of this disease's course. Other church member's parents are fighting this same curse for all they are worth, and aren't getting the upper hand.

In our world family, there is chaos. Fighting, wars, disease, famine, death, and other monstrosities. It's enough to weigh a person down. What is a person to do?

I don't know how the unredeemed manage to get through the day. I only get through it because of these promises my Redeemer has made.

...because the creation it self also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:21

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:29-30

So may I offer this prayer today: Lord, You alone are the Creator. The author of my life, and all that is around me. Lord may I find strength in You and You alone. Trusting only on You, not my self. That You will set my paths. Paths that may be in valleys and shadows, but that are led by You. And I will not fear. I will not be dismayed. For You are my God. You will strengthen me, You will help me. And You alone will uphold me in Your righteous right hand. All glory and honor are Yours, oh God. In Your Son's precious name..