Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nataleigh's birthday

Natty's birthday is coming up. She will turn 9. I can't decide what to get her! She is so interested in photography, maybe a camera? Maybe one of those old fashioned ones with film and everything. When she is older, if she keeps up with it I can buy her a digital or something. She also loves animals. Maybe a puppy? Oh my goodness, I can't decide!

Do any of you have any ideas?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Goodbye Brady

Today we went to the park and Brady's father came running to him. He hugged his son and vowed never to leave him again. He thanked me for keeping his son safe, shook my hand, and off they went.

Brady was a loving soul. I did manage to talk to him about Jesus a few times. He seemed really interested. I fell in love with this small boy, and I hope he is doing well with his father now. I also hope his father keeps his word, because what if I hadn't found him? What if it had been someone else? Someone who hurts small children? I shudder at the thought.

Perhaps we can visit sometimes. Maybe we will see him at the park again, with his father. Brady, if you ever read this, I truly hope you are doing well and that your life is good. I hope you go to church and accept Jesus as your personal savior. Be good my little one.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Brady

The girls and I went to the park the other day, and I couldn't help but notice a small child running around. He had no sign of a parent with him.

Yesterday, it was the same story.

Today, I saw the poor boy again. I went to him and asked his name, how old he was, and where his parents were!

His name is Brady, he's 10, and his father dropped him off and left him behind.

I felt pity in my heart for him. I asked him if he would like to come home with me, have a hot meal, and stay with us for a while. He agreed.

How could someone abandon a child? I can't imagine leaving my Natty at the park alone.

After talking it over with my husband, we agreed to let the boy stay with us. Surely he is a lot safer with us, than roaming the park alone!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Cult Of Fast Food

Americans are so dumb and naive.
We are told on a constant basis that faster is better.
We are told regularly that we should always be in a rush.
We are told in multiple situations that eating out would be faster, easier, cheaper.
We are a nation of convenience.
Women are told they don't have to cook for their families.

These are lies being told by powerful people, to try to lure you in to obesity, laziness, and never having enough money.

These people run the restaurants, have all the big money. They are leaders of a cult! The cult of fast food!

You spend all your money on fast food, when it would be so much cheaper and healthier to make your own food. It is so much BETTER for you to cook your own food! It strengthens family bonds to have a home cooked meal together.

The cult leaders do not want you to know this. They want your heart, soul, and your money! They want to tear your children away from you. They work with the cult of electronics to steal your children. Your children, your precious children! They want you to buy Barbie on DVD so your child has no imagination and has to play with dolls exactly the way it is shown on tv. They want your children to cry for chicken nuggets so often you have no choice but to blow five dollars per kid on a Happy Meal. They are stealing your children!

I suppose its a cult of modernity. Yes, it is a cult to make you want the biggest and best toys, to never spend time with your family, to be alone forever. They are trying to wipe out the masses, only the strong will survive! You can stop this now! You can take your children off of fast food and away from electronics! They will hate you at first, but then they will love you. Oh how they will love you once they can see theres more to life than a tv or an IPhone, or a chicken sandwich from Chick Fil-A. They will love the rich home made meals you cook for them on a regular basis. They will love what their little brains can imagine, can think up once they get over the withdrawals of not having a tv or a phone. Send them outside! Make them explore! Let them be CHILDREN!

Get the kids out of the cult. The cult that says you MUST feed your children junk. You MUST not want to talk to your parents. It says you must want what THEY want you to have and nothing else! They will use tactics through Google, billboards, and more to get to you. They will raise arms with Satan and run after you! They will try to capture you! Do not let them! Fight back! Keep your children at home if you must! Protect them! And above all else... never stop trying to win your children back.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thumb Sucking!

Baileigh is almost four. I'm not sure how it got started, but she sucks her thumb... a lot.

I thought maybe some of you would have a small child who needs a little help and guidance with the thumb sucking department.

First, we look at Baileigh and say sternly "THUMB!" The thumb comes out of her mouth. Clearly, she understands she should not suck her thumb.

The next time, I look at her and tell her to remove her thumb. She does.

The third time, I walk up to her and yank her thumb out of her mouth. This is done two or three times.

Finally, if she still hasn't stopped, when I yank her thumb out, I smack her hand. This is only used as a last resort, and usually does the trick when all else fails.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

God Makes No Mistakes

I heard this song the other day in church. It is beautiful and resonated with me. Here are the lyrics

Why, I've heard people say
Why is this tree bent
Why they don't have God enough to know
That's the way that it was meant
why is this little baby born
all twisted and out of shape
We're not to question what he does
God makes no mistakes

Why I've heard people say
Why is my child blind
Why is that old drunk still livin
When a daddy like mine is dyin
our blessed father gives us life
has the power to take it away
There's no reason for what he does
God makes no mistakes

Why I've heard people say
God cannot be alive
And all the things people say
Has to be a lie
When they're down and out
And they need a hand
And their very souls at stake
If they'll call on him and just believe
God makes no mistakes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Feminism In Men

My husband wanted to do another guest post.

This is Troy. I was at work. A co-worker said that he was a feminist. I told him he was a wuss.

Feminism is a woman thinking she can be a man. A man can not be a feminist. If he is, he is a wuss. He is submitting to his wife. His wife needs to submit to him. I hate wussy men.

Men are not feminists. Men are either wussy or manly. Its your choice. We need manly men.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pictures From Natty

Dishes at the end of the day
Matthew's Teethers
We love lemonade!
Natty loves cooking for us!

Turning the eggs

Jelly for our belly!

My husband loves this for dessert.

The only jelly I buy my family.

The end result of the eggs!
Laundry day is tomorrow!
Natty can't wait!



Cute kitty


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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wow!

I just learned I don't have to go shopping anymore!

There is a way to order organic food online, and have it shipped right to my door! This is incredible! Some stores will allow you to look up the various food items and then ORDER it to come right at your door! My weakness is Quaker Oats Apples and Cinnamon. I looked, and WalMart will  ship it right to my door! Oh happy day! Now I can stay home and tend to my garden, and watch my children grow, and never worry about a thing again!

My husband thinks this idea is grand. He says I leave the children alone too often, and this will make for a better way of life for all.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th Of July!

Sitting watching the fireworks... how beautiful they are!

Well, I guess I should tell you we aren't allowed back at the park. Someone saw Baileigh make a mess in her skirt, and as we all walked away, they noticed we had all peed on the ground. The cops were called and we were told not to go back to the park. Oh well.

Today, we remember our love for our country. It moves me. I feel I can do anything, in this land of the free, home of the brave. Of course, I know it is just the romance of the holiday. I'm so glad we take one special day out of the year to remember our founding fathers, to be glad we are free!

Nataleigh wanted to light fireworks, but I told her that is the boys job. She pouted, but I allowed her a sparkler to wave around. Joshua had fun helping his father and Troy light them and throwing those little gunpowder balls at the ground. Elizabeth and I sat and watched with contentment in our hearts.

Its so sad we are so busy to remember Freedom, but today is the day we all can remember it.

Thank you Heavenly Father for our freedom.

In God We Trust

Ashleigh

Chickens!

We are getting chickens!!! I can't wait! Soon we will have our own eggs and chicken meat and it will be oodles of fun! I can't believe we're getting chickens!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Meal Time

I make sure all of my children eat very well.

Matthew still gets breast milk, but he is slowly starting solids, so sometimes he will have a bite of our food.

For breakfast every day, my girls eat an egg, half a peach, and a piece of toast. This is breakfast every morning, no matter what. Matthew gets a little bit of peach mooshed up.

For lunch, we have sandwiches. I believe in not feeding my daughters anything canned or processed, so we buy whole tilapia, tuna, catfish, whatever fish we want. For sandwiches, I take the whole fish and grind it up, add mayo and relish and serve on bread. This is lunch every day. Sometimes, I will buy a whole pig and we will have ham sandwiches or BLT's made from home made bacon, home grown tomatoes, and home grown lettuce. We don't even use the farmers market, because its cheaper this way.

For dinner, we usually have something simple I can throw in the crock pot: pinto beans, soups, stuff like that. I prefer to not have to cook a lot, so every little bit helps.

We make our own bread. I usually buy ingredients in bulk, and have it all prepared in a couple of gallon sized ziplock bags. Then all I have to do is toss it and the yeast and the liquids into the bread machine and let it do all the work! We have wonderful home made bread.

I feel good knowing my girls are eating good.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to Handle Your Periods (For Women Only)

I had a sweet lady write and ask what I did for my periods.

Firstly, disposable pads and tampons are very toxic to your system. They cause foul odors and make you itchy and uncomfortable. Tampons are the worst things you can ever stick inside of you. The only thing that should ever go inside of you is your husbands penis, and your baby coming out of the womb. Pads and tampons can cause yeast infections and Urinary Tract Infections.

I use cotton pads. I actually just take a stretch of cotton  and fold it up and lay it in my underwear. When it gathers up enough blood, I refold it to where the blood is in the back, and the front is fresh and clean. I can use a pad a day using this method.

As soon as I am done, I put the pad in the sink, mix cold water and peroxide and let it sit. Then, after the blood has come out, I immediately throw it in the washing machine and let it wash. Peroxide isn't good for your insides either, but it is fabulous at taking out blood! Thats why you must immediately wash the pads when you are done. Sometimes I use lemon juice as a bleaching effect. I never use bleach unless the pad is too stained, and then, I will wash the pad two or three times to make sure it isn't going to hurt me.

I hope you all have enjoyed this, and that it helps you out.

Love, Ashleigh