Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The things we do at House of Faith

Today at House of Faith in Ballinger, we finished a little early and went out side, there is a drainage tunnel right outside and some of us were dared to crawl all the way through to the other side of the street. So Lane Huston and I crawled in the hole and all the way across the street(under the street) to crawl out a little bitty hole on the other side, it kinda hurt my elbows and knees, cuz we had to army crawl cuz the hole was too small to crawl on our hands and knees through, and we crawled through some water, it was kinda nasty and dark in there but overall it was an adventure!! Ha lol so it was fun.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rain, Mud, Cabin Fever, Bikes, and the front porch

We have been blessed with rain recently. Praise the Lord!! This creates mud and children who want to play in the rain and mud. Like ride their bikes through the puddles and come back with caliche from head to toe. Its all good and I don't mind until the mud comes in the house. I got everyone cleaned up and told them to stay in for a while. The cabin fever set in again. They asked if they could go out on the front porch. I agreed, not knowing they had their bikes on the porch. Michael and his bike went off the porch (about 4 feet off the ground). He came in with a gash on the back of his head (you know how the head bleeds), I stripped him and put him in the tub to pour water over his head looking for the actual wound. After finding it, I realized it wasn't real deap. I called dh and talked with him about stopping the bleeding. I wasn't real concerned, just couldn't stop the bleeding. He reminded me that if I kept washing it I wasn't allowing it to clot. I love my husband. He always helps me reason things out. We kept blotting it throughout the day and now he is much better. In fact, it looks like a tiny puncture wound. We had a talk about NO bikes on the porch. Boys, Boys, Boys!! and Joy!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Joy's Joke

Here is Joy's joke for the day.

Q. What do you get from a pampered cow?
A. Spoiled Milk

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Gorilla who?
Gorilla ma a hamburger.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tortilla Recipe

A friend of mine asked me to post our Tortilla recipe.

7 Cups of whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. salt
3/4 C. coconut oil
1 1/2 - 2 C. hot water

Mix the dry ingredients, add the oil and mix well. Add the hot water. The consistency should resemble the consistency of bread before you pan it up. Moist, but not sticky. Make balls and let them sit for about 15 min. under a hot paper towel or cheesecloth. Roll out and cook on very hot griddle for about 30 - 45 sec. You don't want to cook them too long as they will get crisp. Have fun!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Saturday Stuff

Heres pics of more stuff we did tonight.

Bathing the dog in sulphur to get all the ticks and fleas off. Or as Joy calls them the "Flicks and Teas" lol

digging and more digging

Made over 4 dozen tortillas Yum!

And the little ones enjoyed the bubbles
Cleaning the wheat

Two Holes

Today we are planting another tree. This tree is a Desirable Pecan and we are putting it in front of the porch on the north east corner. We started digging the hole at 9:00 or 9:30 this morning. It was about 11:00 and we had been digging for several hours and were close to being finished when Daddy started looking at the hole and decided that he wanted to move it. Mommy and Daddy talked about it and decided that since the tree was going to be here for at least the next 100 years or so we should put it where we want it to be a hundred years from now, so we ate brunch and went back outside to get back to work and saw that the new hole is like 5 feet away from the old hole. We worked on the hole for about another hour in the hot hot sun and decided to wait until later in the day when we had a little shade to finish the hole. Here are some pics showing the hole number one and two.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Only Six

The big girls are all helping with a House of Faith Camp this week, so we have downsized. It doesn't matter how many are gone. I always miss them. It can be one or two and we feel incomplete. It is really neat, however to watch the middle children step up to the plate and really help out. I've had the middle J's help with reading to the little's at nap time while I finish in the kitchen. They have also been helping with supper every night. They have always had some responsibility such as setting the table or making a salad at meal time, now they are getting to help prepare a big part of the meal. JJ and JK have also been tending to most of our laundry. Its a blessing to watch the responsibility change take place and watch them accomplish their responsibilities with a joyful attitude, most of the time. Hee Hee. The season is changing and it is bitter/sweet as we watch our big girls stretch their wings. I love watching growth take place in our children and
at the same time its frustrating when they are stagnant. I wonder if God feels that way about us. Hmmm! I'm sure he does.

A Fox

We have some friends who stumbled across 2 baby foxes while coon hunting. Mommy fox was not around so they decided to attempt raising them. They really didn't want two. We thought we'd take one. So here is Todd or as Roy calls him Creflo. He's about 3-4 weeks old.