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Laura
Follower of Christ. Wife to Adam. Mama to Joshua (9), Abigail (8), Esther (7), Hannah (6), Noah (5), Joseph (3), Peter (2), James (9 months), and Blessing #9 due late August. Soli Deo Gloria!
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Adam and Laura

Adam and Laura

Joshua Addison

Joshua Addison

Abigail Lauren

Abigail Lauren

Esther Rebecca

Esther Rebecca

Hannah Ralene

Hannah Ralene

Noah Evans

Noah Evans

Joseph Patrick

Joseph Patrick

Peter Edwin

Peter Edwin

James Emil Robert

James Emil Robert

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Morning Cleaning








Saturday, July 24, 2010

Because...

...she is bound and determined to do everything that her big brother does! :)



On a side note, Joseph weighed in at 11 pounds 13 ounces at the doctor's office last week. They said that he's doing great with weight gain and everything else. I expected him to weigh more, but that's probably just because he seems so big to me. He's eating and growing well, so I'm satisfied!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Needing Advice


I am in need of some culinary advice. :) I am at a loss as to what to prepare for Sunday dinner (or lunch, or whatever you call the meal after the morning worship service). We usually don't get home until almost 1:00, at which point Joseph is hungry, Noah is tired and hungry, and everyone else is needy in one way or another. All of that combined with me trying to get a meal on the table means that we don't actually eat until 2:00 or later. I even prepared a crock pot meal last week, and we still didn't eat until 2:00 because I had to make the rice and get the side dishes, drinks, etc on the table. Adam takes care of the older 5 children, which is incredibly helpful, but he can't do much for Joseph at this point, and I can't nurse and cook at the same time very well.

Anyway, how do you handle meals on Sunday? I'd love any tips, advice, ideas, recipes, links...anything!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Good Stuff

I go from being incredibly happy with Vision Forum for all of the wonderful resources that they have, to being annoyed with them for coming out with more wonderful resources that I want to buy. :)

This is their newest product, and I'm just dying to listen to it!


Here is an excerpt from Vision Forum's website detailing some of the topics that are covered.

When tragedy strikes in the delivery room, and the doctor says you must choose which life to save, whose life is more important — the mother’s or the baby’s?

When your aged parents are terminally ill and in constant pain, and they want to go home to be with the Lord, which act is more loving — to take away their food and water and let them die “naturally,” or to continue feeding them and thereby prolong their suffering?

There are 500,000 babies living as frozen, unwanted embryos in clinics across the United States. Eventually their cells will break down and they will die. Should Christian couples adopt these embryos and implant them into the wives’ wombs? Or is that a form of “medical adultery?”

What does the Bible say about birth control? Is use of the Pill lawful or unlawful according to Scripture? How can we end legalized abortion in America? And what are Christians’ responsibilities to defend life in view of the looming healthcare crisis?


There are over 38 hours of messages, and you can get them at a special introductory price of $89 for the CD set, or $45 for the MP3 collection through July 17. Oh, and I am a Vision Forum affiliate, so feel free to click on the link in my sidebar if you'd like to order anything. :)

The Baby Conference Audio Album from Vision Forum on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Two Months!


Joseph is 2 months old today! He's eating and sleeping wonderfully, smiling, and cooing. Oh, and he rolls from front to back...usually in the middle of the night. :) We go to the doctor next week, so I'll post all of his stats then. I'm eager to find out how much he weighs!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Blueberries!


We've been blueberry picking twice in the past two weeks. There is a blueberry farm about 45 minutes from here that has wonderful, organic blueberries that are falling off of the bushes. They are so good, and they are cheap! We picked 13 lbs last week and paid $22 for them. That's $1.69 per pound. One of the local grocery stores has them on sale for $3.20 per pound this week, and that's the non-organic kind! The children did a great job picking, though they put more blueberries into their mouths than they did into their buckets! Noah doesn't quite get the concept of filling the buckets yet. He was eating blueberries off of the bushes, out of the buckets, and off of the ground. I'm surprised he didn't get sick from eating so many!








Yes, it was hot!
Hannah was picking too, of course, but I somehow managed to not get a single picture of her! Next time...