Sunday, December 19, 2010

A suprise!

I have a suprise, do you want to know what it is? Can you guess?
Maybe I'll give a clue. It's something new.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Misson of Health

Well, we have had to change our lifestyle a bit more, for our health. I have been busy with this. Now that  we are beginning to get things figured out (hopefully). I wanted to update you. I also hope to get back to getting some encouraging post done.

Let me just say first of all that we love coffee in this house. Even my children love it. My husband loves it more than the rest of us. He is the reason my children drink it. Now before you go getting all upset. They don't drink it everyday.

I love the smell and really began drinking coffee,  just because my husband thought it was so great. I am very, very, very, did I say very, cold natured. So I just love holding the warm cup and drinking something warm, or as my husband says something scorching.

Basically it has come down to we need to drink more water (who doesn't these days). We need to get as many raw fruits and veggies, into our body as possible (again who doesn't). It is imperative for us. Dh has to lose some weight he's not fat, yet still for his health it has got to go. So we have to decrease sugar a lot. Especially since we were already eating healthy, walking, and  drinking some water.

Heres Our New Plan

Replace coffee pot with Juicer yes I know this is big for us, we havent even taken it off the counter yet. He just got it for Christmas last year, I am actually thinking I will make tea in it, when I make it. I wonder if there something healthy I can use it for? lol
Juicing, began with once a day. Now we are juicing at least twice a day.
Stopped making tea except on rare occassion.
Basically we are all drinking water, water, and more water.
There are no chips, no sweet cakes or hardly anything processed here.
I do bake from scratch things like muffins and cookies for the girls.
I have been doing that and making bread for a while.
We walk even if its dark. So that means we either walk in the house or outside just where the porch light shines. No excuses.

I am really enjoying the juicing, hope to share more about that with you later.

Please continue to pray for us I know that it is all in God's hands.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Healing

If you've been wondering where I am, I'm still here. We have been dealing with sickness for the last few weeks. I was sick then my husband and now I am sick again. Please keep us in your prayers. 

Thank you Lord for healing us.

For the Lord hath not given us the power of fear but of power love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

Friday, September 10, 2010

Love of books & a Giveaway

As a homeschooling mom my eyes have been opened to the wonder and enjoyment of living books. I didn't develope a love for reading until after I had been homeschooling a little while.  So yes that means only in the span of the last 5 years.
Sad, I know.

Those of you who have been enjoying reading since your childhood, know what I have been missing.

 Each year when I go to the used homeschool book fair. I grab anything that I  think I should. If it's not priced to high of course.
 So I have had The Little House on the Prairie serious on our shelf for a couple of years. I think I got them the first year I went to the book fair. That means Kaylee was  6 she is 10 and we still have not read them. gasp

Well you know I have good intentions.

I guess I have been waiting for just the right time. Kaylee loves anything we read in that time period. I don't know if we will ever be able to cover any other history. Since that all she wants to read about, most of the time. lol 

Right now we are already have two family read alouds going in the evenings. Plus the read alouds we cover during the day. Not sure where we will fit in more. I'm trying to decide between starting The Little House books or the Kirsten books  (American Girl) snagged those this year at the book fair. 

What do you think which set  should we indulge in first?  Remember my girls are 10 & 5.

Well one of my favorite sites Raising Homemakers  is giving away The Prairie Primer Pack A. The curriculum that goes along with The Little House Books. (Just in case anyone reading, doesn't know what that is yet.)

So go on over and enter to win. While your there take some time to be inspired by the many Godly women who take time out of there busy life to contribute to Raising Homemakers.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Too much stuff

I get rid of stuff, I organize. The next week I enter the room, I just organized only 7 days prior. What do I see, you ask. MORE STUFF. Whoever keeps bringing  this stuff in here please stop.
Oh wait. It is the Fowler's isn't it. Including me. Even though I seem to be the most willing to let go of some things. I am guilty of bringing it in to.
I cleaned & and got rid of things during the winter, I did spring cleaning and summer cleaning. I tried to have it all in order, by the time we began school. Well we are entering our second month of school and there is still more to be done.
 I realize that cleaning is a never ending job. You have to constantly discipline yourself to put things in there place. Although I seem to always be trying to find new places for more stuff.  One thing that has helped me is not to whine and complain in the daily work of taking care of my home. Instead I work on training my children to help and put back with a joyful heart. When I find myself losing joy. I remind myself how thankful I am that I am home with my children. As I am picking up things my family has thrown down, I pray for them instead of fuss at them.
So I was reading blogs this week. I came across this lovely blog that inspired me to organize. Take a look at her laundry room. I am working on mine. I will post pictures of mine in a future post. For now take a look at hers and see if it inspires you like it did me.
I was so inspired that I organized my laundry room.
Completely cleaned out my girls room. (Thanks to my sweet hubby for spray painting the  bedroom furniture that we my mom & dad gave us.
Cleaned out the playroom/sewing room ( this job currently still in progress).
Still on my list:
Reorganize books
Organize my bedroom
Organize under sink in the girls bathroom
Be sure and subscribe to my blog to see how it turned out. Pictures coming soon.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's a matter of life or death.

As busy wifes, moms, homeschoolers, whatever you are called to. We all have a lot going on. We have the dishes, laundry, meals, and we get ill at times trying to manage all of this. We have to stop and take a moment to realize what is more important. Sure our chores have to get done. However the most important job at hand are the hearts of our family.
After we have had a long day and our husband walks through that door. Do you greet him with a smile, a hug or when is the last time you kissed him when he came through the door.
How do we speak to our husbands? What is our tone? Do you speak with a gentle loving tone to friends then turn and speak with a harsh tone to your man. Our words can speak LIFE or DEATH.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord. Proverbs 18:21-22
 As wifes it is crucial that we not only speak gentle, we must also be careful of our tone. We should also praise him. Gradually tearing your husband down pushes you apart. It pushes him away. Stop and think before you speak, (especially when irritable or rushed). Before you speak death, think of a way to praise him. If you don’t praise him someone else will. You want him to be drawn close to you not pushed away to someone else. If you look for ways to praise him not only will that make him draw closer to you, you will also find that you are drawn to him. 
I want to speak life not death. Don't you!


I challenge you today to be careful what you speak and to find at least two things to speak praise to your husband.

Proverbs 31:28

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth her.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

First Day Back

Well I say "first day back," but as a homeschooling family. Sometimes I feel like we never stop schooling, since we are always learning. Once you begin homeschooling, as a teacher you  begin to look at everything as a possible learning opportunity. You just have to be careful not to over do it, and take the fun out of down time. However we are excited to get back to a schedule, & back to FIAR. We have read a lot over the summer and went swimming a lot. During the summer as a family we  read The Boxcar Children 1, 2, 3 & 4, Waiting for Her Isaac, & PollyAnna. When I ask Kaylee which book was her favorite, she said "All of them." I ask her 3 times, I never could get her to choose just one.  I'm so thankful they enjoy hearing the stories.

Excited!


Showing off her work. Great Job!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Something New

Sara Mae over at http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee/ challenged  her readers to try something new. Actually 12 new things. I haven't got that far yet. (Work in progress).
 So here is my something new. It has been on my heart for while to try blogging again. I have tried it once before but never kept it up. I hope to get all the technical stuff figured out so that I can have a cute blog. Mainly though, there are somethings the Lord has laid on my heart to share. I pray the Lords blessings over this blog and over all future readers.
So I'm going to give blogging my best effort. I'm going to try to link up to Sara Mae's blog. Sara Mae please forgive me if I don't do it right. I'm still learning.
Also trying to figure out this template design stuff. I have not got that part figured out yet. So if you see any stange looking things on this blog it's most likely that I'm still trying to figure it out. Please feel free to leave lots of helpful tips.