Thursday, February 28, 2008

Home-made Bread...Soon!

Well, we finally got our Bed Bath & Beyond coupon and got our breadmaker! We ended up getting the Breadman Deluxe. We also won a mill on ebay! It's the WonderMill. Big Red said it's the one his mom has and, getting it off of ebay, we saved over $50.

So, now our wheat berries and recipes await the arrival of the mill. Soon we'll be smelling some home-made, healthy, yummy bread! One step closer to living healthier!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

To Go Brands

So I was flipping through Parents maganize today (got it for free from some baby thing we ordered) and found an add for healthy, on-the-go snacks that will give you free samples. Their prices are a bit high, but I'm all about free stuff! There's Green Energy Tea Fusion, Go Greens, and Acai Energy Boost. They list the ingredients on their site and it's organic, all natural, no artificial sweetner, no preservatives, and all that goodness!

First Spoon Feeding

Sunday was Karrots' first time eating from a spoon. I had some Ben & Jerry's ice cream and gave her a tiny bit from my finger. Then I decided to get a spoon and during this time rethought what I was feeding her, so here she is eating applesauce. She was making some hilarious faces, but every time I tried to get a picture she's see the camera and smile. As my girlfriend says, what a ham! I did get some faces, though. Even though her faces look autrocious, I think she enjoyed it as she kept grabbing the spoon and shoving it in her mouth. Enjoy the pix!

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52/4 - Gluttony
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Every night, as we sit down to eat, I realize just how blessed we are. The night before last we had BBQ ribs, rosemary & olive oil bread, salad, veggies, and pistachio salad. We are SO spoiled. We have too much food for us to even begin to finish. We are constantly having to throw spoiled food away.
Lately I've been excusing the amount of food I eat to nursing. As I am now technically feeding both of us and she is a growing girl, I eat almost anything set in front of me...and I love it!

Unfortuntately my gluttony doesn't end with food. I pig out on movies I've seen over and over again, reading blogs, surfing the net, spider solitaire...almost anything other than reading the Word. Why?

I have a desire to read the Word for myself and discover what God wants to tell me. I've been struggling with what food is the best to eat. Does the Bible really touch on the subject? Gen. 1:29 tells us God gave us herbs, fruit and seeds to eat. Is that a command and is there more?

I would love to say that my spirit is willing to listen, but my flesh is weak for entertainment, but if my spirit were REALLY willing, I'd be daily in the Word. I make time to zone out and stuff my face and spirit with things lacking nourishment. Most of my prayer life consists of shooting quick prayers, not spending hours on my face, listening to God and struggling with issues and requests in perseverance.

Lord, when will I get it? When will my life reflect all that You desire of me? When will my questions be important enough for me to spend time seeking an answer? Change my priorities and state of mind! Get me in a routine that honors You and sets a good example for my daughter! Order my schedule and teach me not to waste my vapor of a life on things that won't further Your kingdom. Teach me to nourish myself and my daughter in Your Word.

Nap Time!

Foiled attempt #2 of today...

Karrots cracks me up! I put her down to take a nap on her tummy with her little noise maker on and 10 minutes later she's screaming. When I went to check on her she was laying on back and I couldn't hear the noise maker, which is supposed to turn on when Karrots makes noise or moves. After investigating I found she had turned the volume all the way down. What a sneak! This has sorta been a reoccurrance as she's been sucking on the noise maker and turning the switch so it is off. Genius!

Yesterday...I love that she's holding her teddy's hand and her foot is poking out...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. - Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, February 25, 2008

And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that hte power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

La Brea Tar Pits

We went on a little outting on Saturday to the La Brea Tar Pits in L.A. We'd been listening to Kent Hovind so it kinda sparked an interested as the pits were already on our list of "things to see".

Here are some photos we got:

Big Red & Karrots by the mammoth

Karrots in the wooly mammoth's foot print

Salad tongs?

Big Red & Karrots comparing their height to the Short-faced bear

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Family Pictures

Last weekend our family went up to visit Big Red's side of the family. Our neice was having her birthday and our nephew was being dedicated. Here are some pictures we got:

Dog pile at our neice's gymnastics birthday party

Karrots' first time playing in balls

Tunnel time!

Karrots meets Aunt Carrie's chickens...

Grandma with her granddaughters

Aunt Mel playing games with Karrots...

Here she comes!

Karrots with her cousins

The girlie cousins...

The grandbabies

Karrots' cousins took this picture and the next