Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Breakfast recipe


Gus has decided he wants us as a family to start eating less processed foods. So the first things we are trying to change are snacks and breakfast. I came across this recipe in a new cook book I got yesterday from a forum I am on called MOMYS. Every recipe in the book is laid out to feed at least 8 people which one day I will need since we are now a family of 5 with plans to expand more. With the exception of the white bread I used, a pretty good breakfast. (I need to start baking bread again) :)

Scrambled French Toast

4 eggs

2 cups of milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

12 c of cubed day old bread

3 tbsp butter

1/3-1/2 cup sugar

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add bread cubes and toss, let stand for 5 minutes. Melt butter in large skillet. Add bread cubes and stir until cooked and browned. Gradually add sugar a bit at a time, stir to coat evenly. Cook until all sugar is dissolved Yields 6-8 servings.

I cut the recipe in half, used 3 eggs and less milk and I used fresh bread since I just decided to try this spur of the moment. I also do not have nutmeg so did not add that either. It turned out just fine. I added sugar just a bit at a time until just sweet, it makes it sweet enough to not need syrup. I would say prep time was about 5 minutes and cook time around 10 to make sure all was cooked well.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My baby boy is growing fast and a link to homeschool interview

Our new addition is getting so much love and attention, his big brother and sister love him so much. Boog has asked for 5 more brothers and 4 more sisters and Baby girl is always asking if another baby is in my tummy :) I am glad they want more siblings since we do want to have more children. The baby is getting so big and already so strong, just look at him holding his head up high at 7 weeks old. I told Gus he will be walking before we know it.

I also wanted to post this link to an interview done here by a local homeschool mom of 4 who also runs the Homeschool Cottage in the neighboring town.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Baby is here!!

Well after a long hard wait, my new baby boy arrived. He really liked my belly apparently, because he was 10 days overdue and arrived after an induction. It was a long wait on my part, since my other two came before their due dates.

He was born on August 25th after a very short labor. I was pretty terrified of the induction but it was not as bad as I imagined.

He is the absolutely best baby and so content to just eat and rest or cuddle. We are all so in love with him and he as just meshed right in with our family.

We are getting into the swing of having a new baby and I hope to get kindergarten started with Boog here in the next week or two. I also hope I am able to post more often at least about schooling and now having a family of 5.

I hope everyone is doing well.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Birthdays and Update

Here is my first born, today is is birthday, he is 5 years old! He is such a blessing to me. God was so good to give him to me and on the same day I had experienced loss. One year before he was born, on July 13, 2003, I miscarried our first baby. It was so very devastating and a very dark time for me. When I became pregnant again 3 months later I was so happy but very scared. At some point in my pregnancy I realized his due date was one week after the date of my loss. I heard God tell me in my heart that this baby was going to come on July 13. Boog arrived on July 13, 2004, it was such a wonderful blessing from God to allow me to experience life and motherhood the very same day I had experienced loss.

I praise God for the blessings he has given me!

Baby update:


I am 35 weeks along, I am very ready for the next few weeks to go by. We have everything we need for the new baby's arrival and have already rearranged our living space and our bedroom to occupy the new addition.

Sorry I have been on such a long blogging break, I will hopefully get back into the swing after baby is here and we are settled.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Excellent Wife

I have read quite a few books on marriage and what it means to be a wife. Out of all of them I have found this one to be the best at dealing with heart issues and your thoughts. She also gives practical things for you to do to change your heart and the way you think. It is full of scripture and I found that it was very balanced, especially in talking about how marriage should be a living example of Christ and his church. It was very convicting to me in some areas and I am glad my eyes have been opened so that I can being to allow God to work on me in those areas. I highly recommend any wife or to be wife to get this and read it.

I am thinking I may go back and reread some chapters, if you are interested in this book I got mine off for less than $10 including shipping.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Proverbs 31


I recently came across this teaching on Proverbs 31 and thought some of you might like to read it as well. It is a bit long, I had to read it in parts until getting through all of it. Hope you enjoy.

Proverbs 31 Woman

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My First Cucumber Blooms

Yesterday as I was tying my tomato plants I noticed one of my cucumber plants has it's first blooms. I was very excited to see that, b/c they were looking a bit shabby, I actually thought they were going to die. I hope this is a good sign that they are making a good root system and in a few weeks start making some veggies. I should have taken pictures of my other plants as well they are growing so big.