Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hymn to a Good Wife

10 A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.11 Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.12 Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.13 She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.14 She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.15 She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day.16 She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she's put aside, plants a garden.17 First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.18 She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.19 She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.20 She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.21 She doesn't worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.22 She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks.23 Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers.24 She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.25 Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.26 When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.27 She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive.28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise:29 "Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!"30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.31 Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!

What a privilege it is to be a mother!! I love love love Proverbs 31. It always seems to hit home with me whenever I am feeling overwhelmed with the day to day life of a homemaker. The Lord uses these verses to humble me and convict me, encourage me and guide me. I hope you all are having an amazing Mother's Day!! Enjoy your family today!! :)

Blessings and Love!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Menu Plan Monday! May 2nd

Hey Everyone!

I have went a few weeks without planning out my menu and I am tired of that. hahaha....every time I think its ok...I have chaos in my kitchen and chaotic children! So needless to say menu planning is now becoming a priority! haha...well this week I am going to try a few new ones. It seems like all of the new recipes I have tried lately have kinda bombed. :( So hopefully this week is better!

Monday- Savory Blue Hake with rice and broccoli

Tuesday- Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

Wednesday- Pulled Pork BBQ (Crockpot!)

Thursday- Grilling out! Jerk Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans

Friday- Date Night Out with the Hubby! ;)

Saturday- Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread

For more recipes or to share your family's menu, go to Menu Plan Monday! at Organizing Junkie!

Hope you all have an amazing week in the kitchen!
Blessings and Love!