Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fun Food Friday 4-4-14

Our Fun Food Friday for the next several months will be quite interesting.  I've decided that it would be a fun part of our homeschooling to travel around the world learning about a different country every week.  This week we visited Argentina.  I'm not using any type of curriculum; I'm just making it up as we go.  If you would like to follow along with us, just let me know and I'll give you some links with some of the resources I'm using.  Our week of "traveling" ends with a meal from that country on our Fun Food Friday.  Argentina was such an interesting country and the kiddos really seem to be having a blast.  Our meal for tonight was Argentinian Beef Stew.  This stew was good, but it was not something that I would eat again.  It had a lot to do with the fruit in the stew.  Not my thing.  It was a little too sweet for me.  Our dessert was just regular Blueberry Pie (sorry Mom).  I forgot to plan an Argentinian dessert so I improvised.  Not sure what happened because I forgot to take pictures tonight.  The only pic I got was Miss Toot enjoying some.  We had such a blast and I can't wait until next week.  All for now.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stepping Out of my Comfort Zone

This weekend has been a test for me.  My Big Man has, for the first time, ventured away from me.  Ahhhhhhhh!  Now that we are less than two hours from family, we are able to participate in more things with family.  This weekend Bryson went, by himself, to spend the weekend with Nina, Papa and cousin Lainey.  This is a first for me and was harder than I thought.  He was a lot more ready than I thought he was gonna be.  He said, "Mom, please don't show up at Nina's on Saturday."  My mouth dropped open.  I said I wouldn't, but I have talked to him every night.  I think everything that we experienced with Addison makes it harder for me.  He is having a blast and is excited about coming home.  That makes me feel better ;P.  I'm definitely glad it's just the weekend.  Baby steps.
All for now.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Settling In

Almost all things are unpacked and so far we have put everything in its place, except for the school room.  It's a little bit of chaos right now, which is driving me crazy, but its not so bad that we can't do school.  Speaking of that, we jumped right back the week after New Year's which some dreaded (Gavin) and some welcomed with excitement (Bryson).  I'm hoping things will start to settle down soon and our routine falls back into place, we'll see.  We've taken a few walks around the neighborhood and so far there are several kids (Yay), but the conversation we overheard amongst them is not something our kiddos would fit into.  (Why would you buy a white I Phone 5c when you can get a white IPhone 5 for the same price, duh) or something like that.  I'm not quite certain that I even understood it.  Of course, Pess (my social butterfly) wanted to make sure that all those kids saw her so she kept walking down to where they were skateboarding.  We already have our new library cards and soon we will be looking for a new church.  We had a partial FFF last night, but soon they will be back on schedule too.  The meal last night was Creamy Beef and Noodle Combo (kinda like a homemade hamburger helper) and sauteed Okra with Vanilla Cupcakes for dessert.  Our movie was Paranorman.  It was pretty cute, well, what I saw.  I crashed.  In the recliner with the Toot on top of me.  She, by the way, is growing like crazy.  She started rolling over almost a month ago and now she moves herself in circles on her stomach.  She is starting to sleep really well at night, but we haven't quite figured out the nap situation during the day.  Oh Yea, and she HATES being in the car.  So, if I haven't gotten to your house for a visit; you understand.  Here are just a few pics.

All for now. :)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Reflections of 2013

If you remember last year's review, I hoped and prayed our 2013 would be a year of joy.  It was more joy than I could have hoped for and God has so truly blessed us this past year.  Throughout the year as we continued to mourn Addison, God blessed us with two big events, the birth of our #5, Hannah Michelle and a move to Florida (we finally got to go home).  Here are a few pics from our 2013.  I hope you enjoy.
Me, pregnant with little miss Hannah back in March

I Love You
Me and my hubby on our only date in 2013

Still Laughing
He sure knows how to make us laugh :P

Winter Wonderland

This is what we got right before we moved south

We celebrated the birth of little miss Hannah in September.


Hanging and playing with friends in Louisiana

I Was Inspired

I loved these colors and patterns so I made Hannah a quilt.

Spring Fever
I'm definitely going to miss having this bush outside my front door in the spring.  It was always so beautiful.

Travel or Vacation
In May we traveled home to see my little brother get married.  So happy for him and his new bride. :)

Summer Days
Summer is not complete without a pool day

A Day in my Life
Homeschool Fun

All Smiles

Autumn Harvest

Definitely going to miss the beautiful colors of Kentucky.

Family or Home
Love this bunch of crazy people ;P

We welcomed a new family member in 2013, Hannah Michelle Frisk

Let's Do It Again

We remember our Addison Grace.

I Miss You
 In December, when we moved, I had to say goodbye to an awesome friend and neighbor who helped me through some rough times.  She will have to go on vacation to FL ;P

I had a hard time deciding so I picked 3.

Dress Up!
My handsome big man likes to dress up.

The mini cupcakes for Pess's birthday

 Our family Christmas pic, pj's and santa hats

My Favorite
One of my favorite pics from this past year

Don't Ever Change!
The most amazing husband and father

Just Because.......So There!
So Silly

Hopes and Dreams
My babies

God has so richly blessed us in 2013 and I pray that as we start anew in a new city that we will continue to see the blessings of 2014 (like being closer to home for a while :)) and cling to God when the storm blows.  I'm looking forward to this new year and hope and pray to be the best wife and mother to my family.  All for now.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Woodworking Wednesday!!!

YAY!  It's actually Wednesday.  Time usually gets away from you when you're meal planning, homeschooling 3, keeping the house in some sort of order, taking care of an infant, creating handmade items for Christmas, oh yeah, and getting ready to move.  Phew, just saying it makes me want to take a nap.  Back in May, I was doing a purge clean in the boy's room.  I was fed up with all the small containers we had the toys in so hubby and I got together and he put this together for me.
It's absolutely beautiful and holds all the toys that we had scattered over 2 containers.  Not to mention, this thing is crazy sturdy and can withstand our 2 crazy boys.  I love it.  Hope you enjoyed.  All for now.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Woodworking Wednesday!!

I know, I'm late again.  Yesterday was a challenging day, but I am determined to show off my hubby's beautiful work (and maybe a few things I have made ;P).  The piece I'm showing off today was another brain child of my hubby.  I, for several years now, have wanted a grandfather clock or at the very least a chiming clock.  Well, they are quite expensive if you've ever priced one.  So hubby said, would you like me to make you one.  I said sure.  He went to the garage and Voila, he came back with this very beautiful clock.  The routing on it is fantastic.  He did such an awesome job.
I'm absolutely in love with it and the fact that every hour (except at night) it chimes a beautiful song.  I hope you love it too. :)  All for now.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

I am not one of those people that skips over holidays.  I do not like the fact that people are already decorating for Christmas.  That's just me.  But since a lot of the gifts I'm making are handmade and I have an infant and three other children and we're getting ready to move, I had to already start creating.  I decided to share one of my ideas with you all because the person receiving is not old enough to get online.  The gift I'm gonna show you is a rag bag gift bag.  It serves to purposes, a gift bag and a little purse. This particular one is for my niece so we will be filling it with crayons, a book, a coloring and activity book and Christmas candy of some sorts. She can use as a little purse when she pulls everything out.
It's super simple and I made this one in one afternoon so you could make a few for the little girls in your family.  I would love to see pics if you make any.  All for now.

The Frisks