Monday, November 29, 2010

Home... and Bed rest

It's amazing when your sole purpose is to serve others ... that a simple act of being put on bed rest can make you feel so inadequate. Although I am fully aware that I am serving my unborn child by simply plopping myself on the sofa to stay I am still feeling awfully useless.

How much I would love to be able to whip up a pumpkin cheesecake for King Los I promised for his birthday. I would love to chase Princess Eli around. I would even love to be able to clean the bathrooms. (Never thought I would say that.)

It really made me think that though I can't do much during this time in the way of physical things, I still want to be intentional with my time. Laziness just breeds more laziness. Because though I could drain my time away with endless blog reading and tv watching I want to make sure I am doing somethings a lot more productive.

So heres my list of things I can do to help whittle the time away and still be semi productive.

*First of all read some good books especially right now some inspiring autobiographies sound like just the inspiration I need. Also thanks to Sarah Mae for giving me the book Grace is for Sinners by Serena Woods which I am so looking forward to reading!
*Get my Christmas cards printed out and addressed.
*Finally make Elianna's photo book of her first year
*Get a bunch of things listed on Ebay
*Spend time of course in the word since I am way behind on my bible reading for the year.
*Write some encouraging notes and letters to peoples.
*Work on memorizing scripture.
*Find some more recipes to add to my need to try book.
*Of course just spending time realizing how much I have to be Thankful for!

Rejoice  in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. and the peace of God which trascends all understanding will guard your heartss and your minds in Christ. Phillipians 4:4-7

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving from my hospital bed

That's right I had the lovely opportunity of spending Thanksgiving in a hospital bed.

Wednesday I came in to the hospital due to a morning of contractions expecting them to say go home prop your feet up and drink lots of water. However they discovered I have a bladder infection which had started me into preterm labor, ten weeks to early.

So here I am still in the hospital bed and will be so until at least tomorrow sometime. I believe God wants to see if I am serious about my taking that challenge of a month without complaining. Of course I have been failing miserably. Although because I have decided to take this challenge it has made me so much more aware of complaining and I know I am doing a lot less of it then I would normally do.

So here's a list of my thankfuls to keep my mind on the blessings God has been so abundantly supplying me with!

*They were able to stop my preterm labor so that prince can stay in for a little longer.

*They were able to give me steroids to help his lungs and brain develop a little faster that way if he still decides to come early he will have a better chance of being a healthy little guy.

* As much as I dreaded the catheter it wasn't as a awful as I thought and God had mercy on me and I only had to have it for around twelve hours.

* My wonderful gracious loving absolutely amazing husband not only missed most of the thanksgiving celebrations to be here helping me, he also spent his birthday here taking me to the bathroom and helping me shower and all those things I was having a hard time doing yesterday.

* Most importantly the little guy is healthy and happy and kicking away and I feel a lot better so now I will have a few weeks to enjoy not much else other then resting. Which isn't all bad.

God is good!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crumb topped Blueberry Muffins

Crumb Topped Blueberry Muffins


•1-½ cup All-purpose Flour

•¾ cups Sugar

•½ teaspoons Salt

•2 teaspoons Baking Powder

•⅓ cups Vegetable Oil  (I use applesauce instead. Makes them yummier and healthier!)

•1 whole Egg

•⅓ cups Milk

•1 cup Blueberries



•½ cups Sugar

•⅓ cups Flour

•¼ cups Butter (or Earth Balance)

•1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

2. To make the muffins, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1-cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with the flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

3. To make crumb topping: Mix together sugar, cup flour, butter, and cinnamon. Mix with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Taking the Challenge

So today during a sermon on attitude adjustment God brought this post to my mind. When I watched her Vlog the other day I thought to myself I am a pretty content person I don't really complain. Well God showed me that this is most certianly not true.

As a matter of fact I am realizing I complain a lot about the little things. My hair, my weight, the weather, and ect. I really want to have a christ like attitude in everything and not be complaining. So this week i am focusing on this challenge!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


It's not about what you have in your pockets.... but what you have in your heart!

Thanking God this weekend for what I have in my heart and of course currently what I have in my ever growing belly!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Orphan Sunday

This absolutely broke my heart and I am sure even if I wasn't pregnant I would have still shed a tear!