Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kitchen Pictures...

Okay, remember a LONG time ago I said I'd post finished pictures of our kitchen?? Well, I'm finally remembering to do it! :)

These first two are the BEFORE pics to refresh your memory:

These are the AFTER pics I'm sure you've been dying to see (Ha!):

Didn't my hubby do a great job?? I love how it turned out, it seems a lot bigger!

Monday, October 25, 2010

What's on my mind?

Login in to Facebook and you'll see the little box that's always asking, what's on your mind?

It seems pretty simple to just pop in there and write a little one liner about what your thinking or doing.

Blogging hasn't seemed as easy lately. Maybe I'll just type out a few thoughts, they won't be connected or anything just kind of random.

~I went in for a check up today. Baby boy seems to be doing great, nice steady heartbeat, kicking away and making my belly BIG! :)

~I actually made it through a full day of school with the kiddos today without feeling like I was going to fall asleep (which has been the normal feeling as of late)

~I'm loving the fall weather!!

~Kathleen is 14 months old now (WOW!) I'm not convinced that she's going to walk before the next baby arrives. She's getting closer, but still.....not sure.

~ My fun, super smiley boy Abram turned 5 last week. He cracks me up with his little personality and also scares me with his fearlessness...I seriously couldn't love him any more!

~I should really be starting dinner right now but Ian's gone until late tonight and the kids are happily playing. I'm procrastinating.

~Halloween is approaching and I still haven't finished the dresses I'm making for the girls. I'm burnt out on sewing after completing the boy's. *sigh*

~ I mentioned to Ian that I was wanting some long maternity dresses but I wasn't sure if it was worth getting them just for the last 6-7 weeks. His reply, 'I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of them during the next 5 pregnancies' HA! ....we shall see. :)

Now that I mentioned dinner, I'm hungry... I think I'll go start cooking now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My warriors!

Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
Joel 3:9

We got all the boys (and husband) all dressed up for the Treat Fest at our church yesterday....SOOO much fun. :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

New ventures

I think it's about time to post something that doesn't involve a picture of my preggo belly! In one of my last posts I mentioned that I'm creating a business. 'Tis true.

For several years now I've had a thought in the back of my mind that I wanted to start a resale shop. Mostly those thoughts revolved around kids clothes, toys, books and such. Well, then one morning I woke up at like 3 am and could NOT get back to sleep. My mind was just going like crazy about a curriculum shop.

Here I am a home school mama. A mama who's noticed that if you want to buy or sell curriculum almost all of the transactions are done online.

I'm also the kind that wants to look through books, to be able to touch and feel them...browse a bit before knowing if it's something I'd want to buy. I believe that I'm not alone on this one. :)

So, I've decided that I'm going to open a used curriculum store (and possibly a kids clothing section). To start off with it's going to exist in the basement of our house, with the goal of having a building to move to in late spring of next year.

I've put a lot of prayer into this and I believe that this is the way I'm being led, or at least something I'm being given permission to pursue. It's something that my kids and I can do together and eventually they will be old enough to take it over completely (if they are interested). Also, it's something that my husband is very on board with.

It's been pretty amazing how much progress has happened in just the last couple of months towards this! I'm hosting a party for the ladies from our church next Friday to talk with them about this new venture, get the word out and hopefully some of them will have some helpful feedback for me.

How about you? What do you think?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Scripture & A Snapshot - Week 2

This one may seem like a no brainer but I thought it worked well for my first time linking up to:

Click the image above to go check out other snapshots!