“Oh I could sing forever of Jesus’ love divine,
Of all his care and tenderness for this poor life of mine;
His love is in and over all, and wind and waves obey
When Jesus whispers ‘Peace, be still!’ and rolls the clouds away.
“It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away,
It’s just like Jesus to keep me day by day,
It’s just like Jesus all along the way,
It’s just like His great love.”
Edna H. Worrell
Hello, my friends. We are at the end of another precious day, this one made all the better because of a highly anticipated snow day. The whole family was home as the snow came down, down, down. Breakfast was soon over…….and quickly the little ones were running wild. Even though I really didn’t want to, I took my craft book and sat on the floor to make a yarn chick. It ended up being fun. The children flocked around me like little chicks themselves and watched. And as they watched, they began to (peep) beg. They wanted to make one, too. Which was the general idea. It kept us quite busy. Dave’s was green, Caleb’s was gray, and Seth’s was pink. We made them by putting together pom-poms, one for the body and one for the head. After tying them together we glued on eyes and a beak. But Sarah decided she wanted to make a crown.
David remembered that he knew how to make a loom.
Grace got busy making bracelets. (She pinned the end to the couch so she could braid.)
Dear Ethan polished up his old crocheting skills.
I suppose if I tried really hard I could remember my own childhood better but right now I’m lost in raising children and being part of their childhoods. I do remember the excitement of “no school” and being HOME and bundling up to go outside in the fresh clean snow.
For now, I’m busy, working, working hard as a mama, getting on the floor to wrap the yarn, break up arguments, planning meals.
Grabbing the camera whenever a picture appears for the memory books. I love you all.
Ethan played his guitar while his sister and Dad sang.
What a joy to see the children spending time doing things that they love; like Jacob and his rock and coin collections.
homemade New England clam chowder
Rich worked from home.
Sarah lost a golf ball down the crack by the dishwasher. I love how little kids can fold up like this. It took her a while but she got it out of there.
As soon as the glitter on her crown dried she had to put it on. And if you put on a crown you simply must put on your fanciest dress.
Her’s is a very large crown.
It’s exhausting being queen.
Jacob fell asleep after lunch and didn’t wake up until dinner.
I cut up the Williams Sonoma catalogue and made a new journal page. It left Sarah breathless. (all those hearts)
The kids were soooooo cute outside. Seth, Caleb, Sarah, David, and Ethan all went out while Rich plowed the driveways.
They shoveled tunnels in snow piles with their Dad’s help.
I yelled down to ask Rich to take a picture of them in their tunnels and he sent me a picture of YELLOW SNOW. (!)
I made chili for dinner and a new cornmeal recipe from a cookbook I got from Rich’s Grandma. Even though they were titled “easy” I didn’t think they were that easy. I’ve made easier. But, they were different and so good I want to share the recipe.
EASY CORNMEAL MUFFINS from the National Grange Bicentennial Year Cookbook
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 c. cornmeal
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
Cream butter and sugar in bowl. Sift flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt together. Beat eggs until lemon colored and thick; stir in milk. Add to creamed mixture alternately with cornmeal mixture; beat thoroughly. Place in buttered muffin cups. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until done. Yield: 12 muffins
The day is winding down. Good night.
Hold my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. Psalms 17:5
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psalms 17:8
Thou requires little compared with what I am ready to give. I will help thee, saith the Lord. Isaiah 41:14
All thou needest to make thee blessed, supremely blessed, is to be with Christ. Charles Spurgeon
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 4:2
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. Psalms 95:2