Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

As Americans we have so much to be thankful for and we take so much for granted, which to me is so sad. I was brought up to say please and thank you and as a Christian I am extremely thankful for all we have, we don't have alot being a single mom on disability and all but I know there are many people out in the world who have so much less, so yes I am thankful for all we do have. And today as friends and families all over celebrate Memorial day, we need to be thankful to all the men and women who risk their lives daily to protect ours and pray for the families who have lost their sons or daughters or mothers or fathers fighting to protect our freedoms that we all love and cherish. Have a Blessed day with you're families and please take time to remember all the ones who gave all.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Every child is a blessing from the Lord and I was so blessed almost 17 years ago with a small baby boy, he was 2 months premature, weighing only 4lbs. and I have been raising him on my own for 14 years. Yes in those 14 years we have had many hard times, but I wouldn't change a thing, except to be blessed with a God sent Christian man to share our lives with, and I am still praying that the Lord will provide that Christian man, all in His timing. Being a single mom has got to be one of the hardest jobs in America. Before my son was born, I got toxemia and it was very bad, both he and I almost lost our lives, but thank the Lord we both survived, but the affects from the toxemia have messed up my body and I'm now on disability, Ive been hospitalized many times, my doctor said that it recked my immune system,it was that severe. I am thankful for all the Lord provides for my son and I everyday.  For me being a Christian mom is such a blessing, even though my son doesn't have a earthly father who cares for him, he does have a Heavenly Father who loves him more than I ever could. Yes there are days that being a mom is hard, but I know with the Lords help my son and I will be fine. I hope all of you moms out there have a very Happy Mothers Day. Blessings to you all.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Christian Womens Retreat

As a single Christian mom I feel that is important to stay involved with church actives. So this last Thursday - Saturday I got to go to a women's retreat.We had alot of fun and learned alot, but boy was I tired when we got back on Saturday. We had a excellent speaker. We were asked if we were crafty to make some crafts for the craft sale, so I made 2 kneenex box covers, one purple and one cranberry, the craft sale was to raise money for Operation Christmas Child, well not alot of crafts sold, including mine but I did give them away as gifts, one to the guest speaker and the other to a dear lady I know. Now I am planning for my sons and my summer vacation to Nevada to see our family. I pray that everyone is getting ready for a busy summer with you're children too. Blessings to all.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

True Meaning Of Easter

Before I became a Christian, all I knew about Easter was coloring Easter eggs and the Easter bunny and that's fun and all for kids, but when they get to be the age where they understand about going to church and about Jesus, I feel they should know the truth about what Easter really means. To me Easter is the most important of holidays, its the day that Jesus died a terrible death on that cross because He loved everyone so much,that He gave His life so that we may live, I know that He is alive and that someday I will see Him in heaven. I hope and pray that if you don't know Jesus personally that you will soon, He loves you more than you can even imagine. Have a Blessed Easter with youre kids.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Break In Phoenix

Yep its that time again and boy am I ready, time for Spring Break. Since my son and I moved to Arizona almost two years ago, we usually go to Phoenix to visit our good friends the Kells, my son and their sons have known each other since they were four years old and now their youngest is graduating in May, the boys want to spend as much time together as they can. So they have plans to go to as many Spring Training games as they can, and their mom and I go to lunch and thrift stores and have some good old girl time, what fun. I hope when ever you're kids spring break may be that you get out there and have a blast with you're kids too. Have a great day and see ya in a week.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Freezing Green Beans

Here in Arizona, at our apartment community we have what they call a share program, its where farmers that have extra fruits or vegetables share them with others, so I was able to get a large size bag of very fresh green beans. My son and I love green beans, and I did not want any to go to waist, so I decided to freeze them. Its very easy to do,
  1. snap off both ends of the beans
  2. use a large pot, fill it with water, bring it to a boil
  3. I put in about 2 large hand fulls of beans into the boiling water
  4. set a kitchen timer for 3 Min's. to blanch the beans
  5. fill a clean sink with cold water and ice, I just put a couple of ice cube trays of ice
  6. when the timer is up, carefully remove the beans and put them directly in the ice water
  7. set timer again for another 3 Min's.
  8. remove beans and put them in freezer safe bags and freeze.
It may be a little time consuming but it is worth it, these beans are SO good. Happy Freezing :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentines Day

After Christmas, I love Valentines day. I remember as a child giving valentines to friends and family and having valentine parties at school and now as a adult I still love giving valentines. Ive always been a very giving person, I just love doing things to make others feel special. Even though at this time I do not have a special sweetie, but I do have a son and friends that I enjoy doing for. I like to give cards, candy, flowers, cook special meals, this year I also got my 16 year old son a dancing stuffed animal, I don't know how much he will like it, but I thought it was funny. To me, its not the amount we spend, its the thought and time we take to show others how much we care. I hope you all have a fun, love filled day with you're families. Blessings to all.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spring Fever

Yes its only the end of January, but here in Arizona the weathers been getting warmer each day and I love it,and I'm staring to get spring fever. Ive been in a cleaning mood, tearing things apart and doing deep cleaning, I tore apart our bathroom and changed shower curtains and rugs and swept and mopped and cleaned everything in sight. My favorite seasons are Spring and Fall, Spring because of all the plants blooming and the sound of new baby birds and the Fall because of the cooler weather and the color changing of the leaves. I hope everyones new year is off to a great start, I'm still dealing with the pinched nerve in my neck, but thank the Lord it seems to be getting better. Sorry for not posting much lately, Ive got to get back into the swing of things. Have a fun, blessed weekend with you're children.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy 2012

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the Lords continued blessings in this new year.  Sorry that its been awhile since I last posted, my son and I were gone to Reno for Christmas and New Years. Then I ended up getting some kind of a bug and a pinched nerve in my shoulder, so Ive been on some heavy pain meds. so please if you will keep me in you're prayers that the pinched nerve will heal, its very painful. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a safe new years eve. My new years resolution is to lose more weight and to be a better mother and a more loving Christian and to see what the Lord has in store for my son and I in 2012. Have a blessed weekend everyone.