Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Borrow a Child

We participate in the Borrow a Child program.
I really, really want another child.
When we made the decision after Conner
to not have anymore children I kept asking Jim,
"What if we change our mind?" He said we could just adopt.
I said ok!
I am fine with not being pregnant again. (kind of) : (
So I keep tossing the ideas around in my head.
Adopt, foster, supernatural conception.
I am open to whatever.
I have found this last year that if I
just make my desires known to God,
and if they are pure desires,
and my desire is to bring Him glory,
he hears them and brings them to me
in a way I could never, ever imagine.
So I am proclaiming this now,
we will have another child.
How? I don't know.
And I am ok with that because He knows.
It will be in His timing and His way.
And that is so exciting.
It is like Christmas day could come at anytime.
So until then, I will continue with our
Clarks Borrow a Kid program.
And I am grateful that
I get to love on someone elses baby
until ours comes.

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

today we. . . . .

Did some crafts.

Did some home educating.
Finished a project!

And Borrowed a Child.
We also ate some yummy
food from our friend Paco
from church.
We shared that yummy food
with our friends
Neil and Suzanne.
We also swam in their pool.
And we also watched the Deadliest Catch.
(but I forgot to bring my camera for that)
It was a good day.

A project completed!!!

Everyone has at least one child that loves stuffed animals,
or so I have heard.
Emma is my stuffed animal lover.
I made her get rid of so many before we moved.
We laid them all on the floor and for everyone she kept
she had to get rid of one.
It was traumatic.
For all of us.
So this is her pile of stuffed animals.

This is her cutest stuffed animal trying to pull
another stuffed animal under the bed.
I bought this headboard/bookshelf at Goodwill for $7!
It was all brown and this is a picture
I took halfway through the painting.
Here is the almost finished project.
I mod podged some cute scrapbooking
paper onto the back of the shelves.
I got the idea to use elastic to create a "jail" effect for
holding the stuffed animals in from a magazine.
I had to dye the elastic brown.
Jim screwed them on for me.
I then hot glued some buttons over the screws.

Now they just need to stay in there!
I think it turned out pretty cute.
Now we just have to secure it to the wall so it doesn't fall over.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday Adventure and it was FREE!!!!

Two cute kids. . .
Free admission to the Heard Museum. . .
Free crafts. . . .
Free ice cream sandwiches. . . .
Cool Native American culture. . . .

This guy was playing instruments made out
of seashells, tortoise shells, antlers, gourds.

Big surprise here, guess who got up on stage?

Emma's new skirt!!!!

I should have learned to do this a long time ago.
Little girl in swirly skirts!!!!!
So cute.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Eggplant parmesean

Yummy Eggplant Parmesean.
Slice the eggplant, salt it on both sides and let it sit for 30 min.

Then rinse the salt off and steam it for 10 min.

Dip the steamed eggplant in stoneground cornmeal.

Layer the eggplant with pasta sauce
and then cheese, repeating layers.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes covered
and then 10 more minutes uncovered.

Then feed your hungry, hardworking husband.
(The kids said NO WAY!)

Jim's present to us.


Jim went up north yesterday to do man things.
When he was on the side of a mountain he started
seeing millipedes everywhere.
So being the super cool daddy he is, he brought some home.
Conner was very excited. In fact, he has named them already.
The girls were not as excited.

Conner named the two little ones Curly and Shirley.
Can you spot Curly?
We had to get on the internet because Conner
wanted to know what they eat.
Decaying Organic Manner. . . .
Old Banana. Yum!
I think this is Shirley.

Callie finally was brave enough to hold one.
Conner named the big ones
Bob and Larry.
I am not sure which one is which.

Thanks Daddy!!!!
No really, Thanks.
(I have not and will not be touching these things.)