Friday, October 29, 2010

A great website full of encourgement!

Imagine getting a free book about speech and debate. Sounds like a dream, right? Nothing is free you may say, but today that isn't true. The Jeub family is offering a free book,  Jeub’s Guide to Speech & Debate right now on their website. They also tell how they make their family business work.Check it all out here. While you are there read some of the other posts on this great website. It's one of my favorites!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

3 Parenting Truths about Kids and Shoes

1. Kids will always want to wear their snow boots in the dead of summer's heat. (or their dress shoes with shorts)

2. Even though it's a 50/50 shot to get the shoes on the right feet, it seems that 90% of the time they get it wrong.

3. You can have the best setup and organizing strategies but it never fails that when it's time to go, one of the shoes you need will have gone missing. This happens either through the baby trying on an older siblings shoes and "losing" them or throwing them off in the worst possible place at the worst possible time.
(case in point to this is Natalia threw her shoe out the car window the other day. Luckily we were at a gas station filling up when she did this. We all had a good laugh but I'm sure if she would have done it as we were going down the highway it wouldn't have been so funny.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rite Aid Deals 10/18/10

Today I went to Rite Aid and finally started the coupon game with them. I'm pretty happy with my trip. Here's the break down:
1 box Huggies diapers 19.99
3 boxes Kleenex tissues .99 each
1 crest pro-health toothpaste 3.99
Then I subtracted out a $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon, a $4/$20 Video Values coupon, a $2 Huggies Video Values coupon, two $1 Video Values coupons on any non-prescription coupon, a $1 off on 3 boxes of Kleenex Video Values coupon.

Total OOP: $10.57 and I received $6 in UP rewards coupons for next time!

(Hat tip to Passionate Penny Pincher's post on this Rite Aid deal and to Money Saving Mom who lead me to that post. Thanks!)

Saturday, October 09, 2010


At our church we recently started a new program through AWANA for the 2 year olds called Puggles. Wednesday night the new puggles got their shirts and I just had to post how cute Natalia looked in her shirt. If you do not already attend an AWANA program I would highly recommend it. We love it and it teaches the kids so much about Jesus and the Bible. It's even teaching me so much too!
Here's Katerina at the end of the last school year when she graduated from cubbies. She was so proud and so was I. (You'll have to excuse the poor quality of the pics. One is from my old phone which doesn't have good pic quality and the new phone I am still learning how to make the pics come in more clear.)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

How life can change in such a short time...

God in his providence changed our lives dramatically this past week. Without getting into too many personal details I will simply say that our prayers have been answered and my husband got custody of his son. As I sit and reflect on this moment I am in awe of how God in His mighty power can change our lives so quickly. All last week I was so worked up over the details and I had to reside in the promises of the Bible. God has told how we cannot add one minute to our lives through worry (Matthew 6:27) and how He will work everything out to His glory and His goodness.

And it strikes me how we can go through trials in our lives and feel as if we are so small and insignificant to Him but all the while He is behind the scenes doing amazing things on our behalf. I hope that this is a lesson that I can always hold fast to and can treasure forever. Through my crisis He carried me and gave His angels charge over me and never let my foot be dashed on the stones. ( Psalms 91)

Thank you Lord, Thank you! I will praise you Lord and thank you for this gift. Please bless us through this and watch over our family. And please be with all the others that are involved in this difficult but happy moment. Amen.