Friday, November 20, 2009

Old things grundgy....A Primitive Christmas!

I have had this one cut out for over a about procastination! I just love all the prim decor for Christmas time...well anytime for that matter. I am just a lover of old things!  They remind me of a more simpler time when things seemed so less chaotic and more family oriented. I love how the prim decor gives our home a warm and cozy feel and the scents that come along with them...makes me want to spend a day baking something yummy!

My daughter this evening asked me to make one for her...she's getting married in May! That question shook me a little...I have blinked and she will have a home of her own next Christmas! Where has the time gone? I did love of Prim has been passed down....just like an antique!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You know your a BIG family when....

I was reading this blog today . She had the best post!

 Raising a BIG family is not always as chaotic (yes it is !) as people think. I always say there is NEVER a dull moment! The best part is the look on someones face when you tell them how many kids you have....A look of pure horror or A look of true curiosity!  Being a mom to many... I can be my own worst enemy. Picking and choosing my battles can make or break my sanity! The best way to keep that sanity... is to see the humor in all the things that living with many under one roof entails.

I would love to hear your "You know you are a BIG family when" comments!

You know you are a BIG family when....

...Your youth group ask to borrow your family transportation for an outing.
...While at Sams your asked "What company are you buying for?"
...When someone sees you in your 15 passenger van they ask what Day Care you work for.
...1 family pack of meat isn't enough.
...Laundry is never finished.
...You buy appliances yearly.
...The dishwasher runs 3 times a day...hence the yearly appliance replacement!
...You and your husband go grocery shopping for a date.
...The employees at the grocery store think you  are an employee because you are there every other day.
...You inquire about group discounts before a family outing.
...Your asked if this is a family reunion when trying to take a family photo at the local park.
...You have a birthday party once a month.

Psalms 127: 3-5 (New King James)
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.