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I am homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful blessings and wife to my best friend.Baby-Wearing, cloth diapering, pregnancy, natural health and healing and living frugally are some of my other interests. I love to read, write, listen to music, shop second hand, photography and enjoy family time especially out in nature. I enjoy cooking and making things as natural and homemade as possible. I also enjoy learning new things and about others along the way.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Inspiring Friday: October 26, 2012

"The superior man blames himself. The inferior man
blames others." -- Don Shula

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but
it is made in the small ones." -- Phillips Brooks

"Though you are an earthen vessel, God designed you to
be filled with heavenly contents." -- Sara Young

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Church must be relevant to God, not to society." --
Unknown

"The current administration's effort to force
religious institutions to adopt practices that violate
their conscience is perhaps the biggest threat to
religious liberty in our nation's history. It should
spur every serious Christian into action." -- Chuck
Colson in Manhattan Declaration

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

12 weeks

Today I am announcing I am 12 weeks pregnant ( I will be Thursday) with my fifth child. I am due May 09, 2013. I heard the heartbeat today!
Top is a belly picture. The morning sickness is easing up a bit. I am experiencing fatigue here and there but it is getting better. I am getting a bloated feel even in my legs LOL. I have gained 7 pounds already. Time to get walking. I am very happy for this blessing. Here is a picture of what the baby looks like.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Inspiring Friday: October 19, 2012

"Giving alms never lessens the purse." -- African
Proverb

"Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, it's
miles too hard." -- Unknown

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one
thinks of changing himself." -- Leo Nikolaevich
Tolstoi

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by
the seeds that you plant." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the
tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured.
They also produce their own image on men's souls, and
a beautiful image it is." -- Blaise Pascal

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us." --
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dear God




Dear God:

I am writing to praise you for all the work you are doing in my life and others lives. Thank you first of all for Jesus! Thank you for doing works in me. Helping me to get rid of anger, gain some patience, and love my fellow man. 
Please help me to see the good in all! Let me not talk negatively about others yet speak the truth in love. Help me to reach my potential as a wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister ect. and most importantly believer in Christ. I trust you Lord and know that you know what is best for me. 

I cannot do anything without you! I lay everything at your feet. 
I pray for all of my children to grow in Christ and my husband as well. Also let me be a great example to others including my family. Though I will fail at times. I will learn from it and not give up the race.

It is very important for me to love my neighbor at all costs with your approval. In fact, I need to look for your approval and not others. Although, we all need love and acceptance. Let it be at your will.
Thank you for being there for me and I pray that you heal my c-section scars so that I can bring this beautiful new baby into the world naturally. Thank you for this gift of life growing inside of me.

I pray for all of my family and my in-law family. Thank you for all of them. I pray for my enemies and that their hearts are opened to your love and life. I pray for my daughter and all my kids to be protected at school and that they be a positive influence on the other students and staff. Thank you again for all you do. I praise you! I don't want to doubt your love. I see it all around me and need to know that in adversity and pain it is for my good. "And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 

Let me forgive freely (even if it make take some time) and not judge others but love them for I am a sinner myself who is only saved by your Grace. Let me be more like Jesus and grow everyday. Help me to fulfill your purpose for my life. Thank you so much for all you do. I cannot thank you enough. Thanks for loving me as is, but changing me for my good and the good of those around me. "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God". – Romans 12:2

Love,
Your Daughter, Amber

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Today is my son Nolan's 5th birthday. I decided to make him some pumpkin cupcakes. This recipe also has some cream cheese frosting but my Nolan wants chocolate :)

I got this from Cooks.com

Cupcakes:
4 eggs
1 C. Vegetable oil
2 C. Sugar
2 C. Flour
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. Canned pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl, add next 6 ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin pans, filling 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and then frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 pkg. cream cheese softened
3 tbsp. butter, softened
2 1/2 C. sifted powered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

Combine cream cheese and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth.


Chocolate Frosting:

2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
6 Tbsp. butter
5 Tbsp. evaporated milk (or regular milk)
1 Tsp. vanilla

Directions:
1. in a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and  cocoa and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Adjust consistency with more milk or sugar if needed. I believe this is from allrecipes.com

       

Friday, October 12, 2012

Inspiring Friday: October 12, 2012

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your
ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really
great make you feel that you too can become great." --
Mark Twain

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat." --
Napoleon Bonaparte

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not
enough; we must do." -- Johann Goethe

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of
thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert
Einstein

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." --
George Santayana

"Skill to do comes of doing." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 5, 2012

Inspiring Friday: October 5, 2012

"The price of wisdom is above rubies." -- Solomon

"The only place where success comes before work is in
the dictionary." -- Unknown

"Don't put off to tomorrow what you've already put off
until today." -- Unknown

"No matter how good an idea sounds, test it first." --
Henry Bloch

"Successful people form the habit of doing what
failures don't like to do. They like the results they
get by doing what they don't necessarily enjoy." --
Earl Nightingale

"An 'enemy' is someone that God puts in our path that
is most in need of our love; not retaliation or
retribution or harm or insult." -- John Carmody

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Amber
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