Jody and I had a most lovely date today, and it was loooooong. YAY! We attended the Focus on Marriage seminar from about 8am-4pm. Guess who watched our children... You guessed it. My mother!! I'm terribly thankful for you, Mom!! Thanks for feeding our children, changing diapers and wiping, making our bed!, washing the dishes, and playing with them and loving on them so sweetly. You are a blessing; that's all there is to it. THANK YOU! Looking forward to tomorrow when we can go, Lord willing!, see Grace!!!!!!!! :)
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Jody was OFF today! So, we made our way to the park. It was super sunny- not ideal for picture taking, but that didn't stop me. A good time was had by all, until Mikayla had to go to the restroom and she didn't want to hold my hand.... Anyway, we made it home safely and that's the good news! And she's sleeping now. Ahhh.
Posted by sarahdodson at 3:29 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Posted by sarahdodson at 8:32 PM
I know my life is good. I have been blessed more than I could ever express, esp. in this little post. But there is something in my life that is lacking and I'm feeling it- very much. I really miss exercising. When I just had one child, I could take her and walk with her whenever I wanted. Now I have two children (!), and it's quite challenging for me to get any exercise. I've even made up my own "tile dance." While the kids are sitting at the table I put on some music and start "dancing" using the tile on our kitchen floor as a guide where to put my feet next- ha ha ha! It's kinda like a chess board... You should see the way they look at me; it's quite amusing for them. :)
That being said, I'm on the lookout for a double jogging stroller so that I can walk/jog with my children. I'm even contemplating getting a gym membership for 2 months to get me jump started. So, do you know of anyone wanting to sale a double jogging stroller? If so, let me know, ok?
I struggle with these feelings of restlessness. Am I not being content where I'm at? I know the Lord wants me to take care of my body. I am bought with a price! 1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. I don't want exercise to be a god/idol in my life. I just want to have a good balance and feel good physically.
Thanks for the comments on my recent collage. I have fun doing them. I use Picasa. A terrific photo program. Just go to picasa.com , and download for FREE picasa 3, and then the fun begins! If it works with my super slow dial up internet, I'm sure it will work for anyone:)
Posted by sarahdodson at 9:43 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
My blog has definitely been rather dull lately. As a result of that and the fact that I'm caring for my babies and that I'm behind on my memorizing says it's time for a break. I'll be back soon; hopefully with some renewed energy behind this blog.
Tomorrow my favorite Ian nephew turns 7 and Jody and I will be married for 9 years. It amazes me how much I love that man. He's absolutely wonderful.
So, next time you see me, America, I'll be SO improved you won't be able to put your mouse down- ha!!
Until next time...
Monday, February 16, 2009
After our Joseph had a pretty rough puking session, I put him in the bath tub to get him all cleaned up. Mikayla and I were watching him play around in there. He spotted the duckies at the other end of the tub and started crawling toward them. Mikayla softly exclaimed, "Oh, he can swim!"
I know it's really not THAT funny, but I loved it. :)
Posted by sarahdodson at 10:46 AM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The children and I had to miss church today because of sickness. This happens very rarely and I'm very thankful for that. We spent some time in Mikayla's room singing scripture songs, and we came across this one:
Psalms 96:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
I thought about people claiming that they don't like "contemporary Christian music." I think we need to be careful. Contemporary simply means of the same time period or new. Just because a song is contemporary doesn't make it bad. The Lord is still saving and some of these saved ones write music/songs. We do need to practice discernment concerning the music we listen to. I think the #1 question to ask is, does this glorify God?
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
I know there's a lot of controversy about this. And of course there is personal preference. If it's questionable, ask the Lord for wisdom. He will lead and guide you.
Just think. Amazing Grace and Be still, my soul were at one time considered "contemporary music."
ps. These posts never turn out like I have it in my mind, but I guess you get the idea that I'm trying to show. At least it's something to think about
Posted by sarahdodson at 8:07 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I'm not sure where I got this recipe from but we'll call it...
Sarah's Sausage Surprise
In about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, saute 1/2 onion, 1/2 bell pepper, 2 medium zucchini, 1/2 lg. link of sausage (all finely chopped) till semi-soft. Then add 1 can of corn or 1 1/2 cups of frozen corn, a small can of tomato sauce and some Italian seasoning. Cook over medium heat until all heated through. Serve with a smile and with some good corn bread and... Enjoy! Both my children like this, and one of them is a very picky eater. If anyone tries this, let me know how it turns out, ok? :)
Posted by sarahdodson at 11:11 AM
Posted by sarahdodson at 11:06 AM
Friday, February 13, 2009
Today has been quite a day. Both children had some major episodes with puking and the other bad thing. Don't want to type it out - too ugly. THANKFULLY, Jody was off work today and was a huge help. I don't know how single parents do it! I've done tons of laundry today. Things have quieted down and hopefully both children will sleep well tonight, which means we would too!
I really love being a parent. There's nothing I'd rather be doing.
Today is my brother Mike's birthday!! Happy Birthday, Bro! It also marks the 2 year anniversary of having my D&C after miscarrying. We named the baby Jada, which means God knows. Perfect. I feel the Lord has healed our hearts so beautifully. He's so good!
Hope you have a great weekend. Lord willing, our children will be feeling better soon. Now wouldn't that be nice? :)
Posted by sarahdodson at 9:10 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
We had our friend over today and took pictures; what cuties those kids are:) The picture of me and Mikayla and Joseph is the one I'm planning to frame for my husband for our 9th anniversary ; I think he'll like it. Hope you have a wonderful day. I can't stop posting pictures! Help me!!
Posted by sarahdodson at 11:28 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
This is our 1 yr old Joseph's room. We finally got things put up on the walls. Unreal how long that took... I'm so excited!! :)
Posted by sarahdodson at 8:50 PM
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Mikayla has a very sweet friend, Hannah, who passed along her dolls to Mikayla. She LOVES them! They came with little outfits and tights and shoes and jackets and hats. She's having a blast playing with them. They're so cute and the clothes for them are even modest! Yay:)
Posted by sarahdodson at 7:33 PM
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Have YOU ever paid $6.49 for a gallon of milk???? Well, I hadn't- until today. I had estimated our total at Kroger to be around $22 or so. So, when the cashier told me my total was over $25 I was kinda surprised and on our way out was checking my receipt. I thought I bought the milk that was 2/$6. Not even. I bought the Gandy's milk. I'm half expecting to choke on diamonds as we drink it. I mean, some of these frugal blogs I read spend that much to feed their families for a week! Unbelievable. I was not feeling good enough to turn around and make it all right. oh well.
Ever seen Homeland Security? My husband is watching it right now. We taped it from last night. Anyway, I love how new shows will say ALL NEW!... Of course it's all new. It's only the second show!
Anyway. My mom bought me a new sd card. Isn't that so special?! I love that lady.
Good night. Careful which milk you choose. It could end up costing you- big!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I have my first follower!! I was wondering if I would ever have a "following." ha! And to top it off, she's a super sweet gal. Thanks:) Grace, wanna join?? Mom??
Tonight we had our 3rd Dave Ramsey course; it was on building a budget. He's got some good things to say. My friend Christy is so kind to watch our kiddos for us. It's so much fun riding in the car with my husband and it being JUST THE TWO OF US. Of course we love our kiddos, but it's SO nice getting quiet time. sigh.
Has anyone out there taken this Dave Ramsey course? I would definitely recommend it.
Have a good one!