“Yay, I found a group!”

I finally found a group, I just got accepted to it the other day and already have received some very encouraging responses to my post of questions. I will keep you posted and let you know how this goes before I decide to post the groups information on here.

I’m very excited about this, hopefully my search is over in regards to finding a group for us that fits!

Be blessed!

“Starting My Own Group?”

Ok, so today I logged on and seen that I actually had someone view some of my posts last week. That was a HUGE encouragement to me! Whoever you were, thank you! I know I don’t post often, but I have a rather large family and my commitment and #1 priority is to them first!

I can’t neglect my duties to my family and post every single day, I believe the door will open up one day where I will be able to do so but that time has not yet come. Please stay tuned!

Ok, so I’ve been researching trying to find a local homeschool support group to join. Being that I will be homeschooling for the first time this fall and will be welcoming a new little one around the same time, so there’s quite a bit on my plate. I heard that joining a group is good for you and your children, you get to go on field trips together, offer advice, support & encouragement; etc. Sounded great to me!! I still have yet to find a group though!

Sure there are quite a few local groups I can join, but I haven’t found one that I feel like my family & I would fit into. So then today I pondered starting my own group……Is that something I should even be thinking about, I’m not sure??? Anyone reading this please feel free to chime in at anytime and offer some advice. I am just tired and worn out with all this searching to no avail.

Anyone got any suggestions?

Great News!

Ok, so I had my ultrasound yesterday!! It’s a girl! Praise God!! I wanted a girl! We already have 3 boys and two girls and we needed another girl to even us out. I’m so excited! Girls are a lot easier to shop for!!

Can’t wait to get the pinks and purples and neon colors and all the cute little girl stuff! I never really tend to hold on to things after we have a child because my thoughts are that someone else can always use these things right now; so why should I hang on to them til later. There probably are some exceptions here but for my family personally we haven’t had to face any.

So we are starting over, now the funny thing is I have a niece who is about to be 6 months old. Well her mom went girl shopping crazy for her because that was her first daughter. She has SO MUCH baby stuff it’s not even funny! There are even clothes that she never even got to wear. She was telling me these things well before I even knew what we were having. I never asked her for anything mind you, even now with us knowing that we are having a girl. Upon her finding out yesterday she texted me saying that she has ALOT of stuff to give me. Well look at God go!! He’s good at that ya know! 😉

That’s a blessing for sure and we receive it! I know some people turn their noses up at hand me downs but we certainly don’t! I will go consignment shopping real quick or go to the goodwill! I have found so many name brand clothes still new with tags or so lightly worn (if ever worn) that they look brand new!! Children grow so fast!!! If I posted some pictures of the items I’m talking about it would really blow your mind that these things were either free or purchased via consignment or goodwill!

Also, being that I teach I get a teachers discount at the goodwill which just puts the cherry on the sundae! Last time we went I was able to find some really cute clothes for myself!! Yay! 🙂

Ok, I’m going on now. I just wanted to share the wonderful news!

May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your minds and hearts in Christ Jesus!

5 plus 1 equals 6!

Ok, so I’m officially 21 weeks now, which is 5 months. We find out next monday what we are having. I really hope it’s a girl because that will even us out. We will then have 3 girls and 3 boys-right now the boys are taking over! Lol 😀 If we are having a boy that will be a blessing too!

I would have to say that this is probably the healthiest pregnancy that I have had with any of my children. If only I would have known the things then that I know now. I was also heavily lacking in the dedication department which didn’t help things. All my children were healthy but my eating habits weren’t always the greatest. Thank goodness for growth right!?!

So yesterday I was talking to a very close friend of mine and we were discussing families. You would be suprised to find out how many people sort of frown upon people having large families. I’ve had people ask me during previous pregnancies if I was going to get an abortion (because in their sight I had TOO many children!). I’ve also been asked time and time again if I’m getting my tubes tied, I mean the list goes on!

I used to get extremly offended, then I would feel hurt and so on. I didn’t understand it, then God had to deal with me on some things. I had to grow a backbone and not allow peoples opinions or what they had to say to me or about me discourage me. They have no clue about my personal walk with God and the plan He has for my family.

If you only have one child or two, that’s great. Even if you don’t have any children and don’t desire children that’s ok too. God has a individual plan for all of us and it’s up to us to seek Him and His plan for us and then walk it out!

So I encourage any woman or man that is reading this post right now and that are going through what I went through. I have been on so many different types of birth control it doesn’t make any sense, we have also tried different methods of birth control to no avail. Yes, we wanted a large family but for me personally I had wanted bigger gaps between our children; but that wasn’t Gods plan for us and I soon figured that out! Lol

God sure does have a way of getting a message across to us whether if we want to receive it or not. Now with a smile on my face I can say that I have a much stronger backbone now in regards to this area of my life. I know that there will be people that come along that will need encouragement in this area just like I did. If God sends them my way I’m gonna give it to them! If God be for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” (Psalm 127:3)

So rejoice in the size of your family whether big or small and be joyful of the anticiption to adding to it. If that’s your hearts desire and even if you don’t feel like it is. God knows EXACTLY what He is doing and children are indeed blessings!! Treasure the moments and take what people have to say with a grain of salt!

We are gladly welcoming our 6th baby! Praise God! 😉

Hi, long time no hear! My deepest apologies!

Hello to anyone that has decided to come along and read my post. It has been several months since my last post. I guess I didn’t do such a good job being consistent with my blog. I wil be 100% honest with you, I started off with good intentions and motives and goals. Then some things happened in my life.

I entered a different season and I realized that my goals and ambitions were not really realistic for me, being a beginner blogger amongst other things. I had to take some time and do a self evaluation, I also spent some time reading other peoples blogs that have like interests as me. (The nerve of me right?!?!) This really helped me get focused!

The blogs that I read were from pros, people that have been doing this for years. Some of them with small families, some of them with larger families. All from different backgrounds with different experiences but with one common goal and passion. To share the news of Christ and to share our experiences in hopes of being a blessing to someone else. (Now this is a summary mind you)

With that in mind I had to see and recognize who my #1 priority is outside of God and that’s my family. In this season of my life right now it would not be realistic for me to try to demand myself to post something new every single day. Now the time may come where this will be more feasible but right now it’s not.

My family and I just recently moved afew months ago and we are settled in now, but I am still trying to get my house in order as I would like it. We also found out that I was pregnant shortly before our move so that was some news! We currently have 5 children with our 6th on the way. I was 2 months along and had no clue!! Also (yes, there’s more to add-lol) we are going to be starting homeschooling this year for the first time!

I had to take a look at that too because technically I’ve been homeschooling my preschool aged children, but nothing was on the books. Meaning that I didn’t have rules to follow or paperwork that I had to fill out with my state. This time around it’s official, my middle son will be in kindergarten and my oldest son will be in 3rd grade. This will be my oldest sons last few weeks in public school! Praise God!! (More to share on this at a later time) 😉

So with all that being said I just had to take some time away from blogging. I’m back now and I will continue to post my families new adventures, some encouraging words and links to other sites that I think may be helpful. Even though my posting will probably not be every single day, I will post something as often as I can. 🙂 Thank you for sticking with me, I look forward to hearing any feedback, thanks again!

Romance & Intimacy Resources pt. 2

Keeping the romance alive in your marriage is not hard to do, it just takes effort. Is your marriage worth it? I hope you believe so! Maybe you don’t feel like it is because you & your spouse have stopped pursuing each other. The honeymoon doesn’t have to be for just one night, it can last your whole lifetime.

Insanity is described as doing the same things and expecting different results. Are you never-changing, always doing the same things but still expecting change? If so, I encourage you to step out of the box and try something new. You won’t regret it!

I am not a promoter of sleeping with anyone before you are married, so these resources I’m listing are strictly for married couples. I will post some future blogs specifically for singles with advice and tools on how to enjoy being single, and also how to find that right one.

1. http://www.husbandandwife.net
This site sells lingerie, bath and body stuff; books and a lot of other cool things to spice up your marriage.

*I LOVE that this site uses only mannequins to display the lingerie-I do not agree with the pornography industry, it destroys marriages. So why not invest our money in a better cause?!?! *

2. http://www.threepassionslingerie.com
Another awesome site just like the previous one with the same values.

All About The Munchkins

For those of you that have children I’m sure you will agree with me when I say that they grow SO FAST!!!! My husband and I have five beautiful children. Two 8 year olds, a 4 and 3-year-old and a 10 month old.

It’s awesome to see them grow and have different personalities but at the same time it kinda makes you sad. My youngest will be a year in a little over a month and my 4-year-old will be turning 5 soon! Our 8 year olds will be teens in a few years-it seems really crazy saying that. Man!!  Where did the time go?

With that being said, there are going to be a long series of blogs that I’m dedicating specifically to parenting, spending time with our children, fun family games, ect.

Two things that we never get back are our words and our time. It would be nice if we could rewind time but we can’t. Time is a gift believe it or not and it’s up to us how we choose to spend it. Jobs can come and go and so can friends but outside of God our families need to be our #1 priority!!!

Do you place your family first or are they sometimes put on the back burner for other people or things? Who wants a life full of regrets, I know I don’t. Spend time with your children while you can because they don’t stay children for ever and every moment counts. If you aren’t active in your children’s life it’s never too late to put in some effort.

Take some time today and play with your kids, laugh with them and talk to them. See what’s new in their life, you’ll be glad you did. Try to dedicate at least one night a week as family night! No interruptions, just you guys!