Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Site

We are now open:) We are also still a work in progress. But, come on over!
Do not forget to update your links.

Give A Way

Lil Handmades by Mamabliss: Curvy Wurvy Clutch Giveaway

You should go and check this out, I want to win this thing. So, maybe you ought not to go and check it out. K?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Do.

Ya know, I do better when I have a menu going for each week. I do better when I make it ahead for the month and print it out. I do much better if I make a grocery list using what is in the pantry and then shopping as needed for my menu, which was created using the stuff I already had on hand.
I did much better when I did not have a tv. Now the children "hurry" to get their tv time in. I will do much better when DH finds a job so he is not home during our school time. Even though I do love having him home with us, it does make for a long day. Thankfully he has been out of the house lately helping some friends. Plus looking for work. He is so awesome.
I do much better when I think before I speak. I also do better when I think before I act. 
I do much better when I think before I even write, or else you would have had a nicer, more thought out post, then this one:)

I do much better when I pray before I begin my day. I also do much better when I read my bible before I also start my day. Yesterday reminded me of that.
I do think I like blogging.

Guess What?

We are going to have our own domain name! Mrs Bees Blog. So, watch for the switch coming soon.

Thoughtful Thursday

If you are a mom, then you MUST see this!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I HEART Faces Entry.....

These were done pretty quick, but fun.
Here is my kid's entry
This is my Adult Entry.
You can too play along or even just take a gander at the other entries. Just click the above button. It will take you there. 
Someone with wax, give me a call. Seriously.

Orange for Stellan

I do not have any orange clothing, at all. So I decided to put my blog in the color of Orange for today. Right now, this baby is in Boston, going through a very scary surgery. He is a tiny baby. Much too young for this surgery they are doing on him. So, we are praying here at our home.  You can see him and the updates if you click on my sidebar.

McMama, We are praying for you and your little man today, right now.


Have you seen this movie?
If you have, did you like it?
If you have not, WHY NOT?
This movie is a must see for today's marriages. I mean it.
I have never seen a better movie. Kirk Cameron did a fantastic job. You can also find him at Way of the Master.

So why have you not X'd out this and gone to watch this? Hmmm?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Drugs in our Drinking Water?

Can this really be true? Well, my friend it is very true. Among all the chemicals and garbage that is present. We have an alarming smell of chlorine in our water. Our water tastes just like it as well. Yes it has been tested and has been in their "safe" zone.  But drugs such as Tylenol? Or say an antibiotic such as Amoxacilin? Are you kidding me. Well, this article is not kidding you. It's true.
A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe."

You can read the rest of the article here 

Is that not incredible?  It just truly amazes me that they still think our "drinking water" is safe.


Thank you from a fellow blogger that twitted this on her blog.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can I Help You?


Before you read the link, watch this.....
Be prepared to be wowed!!!

Tomato Soup Cake: Something for my fellow Susan Boyle fangurrlz

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

First Love

Been on my mind a lot. What is your first love? Is it your husband? What about your children? Do I dare say, your computer or your tv? When you get up in the morning? Is your coffee the first thing you think about besides peeing? 
Do you get up and read your bible each morning? I struggle badly on this. I really do. I know I should give my first quiet time to Him.  Do you struggle to? I can go all day, I hate to admit before I even think about reading His precious words.   
I want Christ as my first love. To do all things for Him. He has done so much for me, yet, I do so little for Him. Care to start with me? I am so thankful tomorrow is a new day!

Psalms 71:8

 8Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

Proverbs 22:19

 19That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

Photography Sites

Since I was asked about where can ya learn photography, I am going to post my new favorite link right now, I will come back through and update later, but for now, this has been the most helpful besides my manual.

Check it out!

Had to edit it already, I found 2 more sites us moms have to check out! 
CoffeeShop and Digital Photography for Moms. I know I will be pouring over their sites in the days and months to come. Thanks ladies!!

Oh Another add

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen!

Amen, I am so thankful for Christ! 
We had a decent day, great and beautiful service at church this morning. Oh it was such a blessing! I had tears in my eyes, so not good when you are trying to shoot the thing.  The song our song leader sang, oh my. That had me in tears as well. It was such a beautiful song, singing about the suffering our Lord and Saviour went through for us.
I have a few pictures to go through, I wanted to take more, but I was afraid I was making some folks aggravated with my camera so I kept it to a minimum.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Just a Funny

A French doctor says 'Medicine in my country is so advanced that we

 can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him

 looking for work in six weeks.'

A German doctor says 'That is nothing; we can take a lung out of one

 person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four



 A Russian doctor says 'In my country, medicine is so advanced that

 we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and

 have them both looking for work in two weeks.'


 An American doctor, not to be outdone, says, 'You guys are way

 behind. We recently took a man with no brains out of Illinois, put

 him in the White House , and now half the country is looking for work.'

Now the not so funny part, 

Please remember to pray for our President, even if you did not vote for him, you still have to pray for him, for him to know Christ, that he will be saved and that he will not take away the rest of our Christian rights, like he did this week, he signed into law and I forget what the bill number it was, but if you get money from the government, like say the public schools, you can not have any sort of bible clubs before or after school.  No religious (christian) activities on the school grounds. Remember though, they are allowed to learn about Muslim practices and that is actually IN the school books. Ladies, we really need to keep this man and our country in our prayers, pray extra for this man. We need to show him that Christians are real and that we love him and that God loves him, President Obama needs Christ.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mrs. Bee's Bread Making 101

So here it is, what I spent my day doing, in between meetings, and running to a natural food store, in which I will not likely go back to again.  Prices are too high for rudeness.
I like fresh milled wheat, so I just take a big ol' scoop of the stuff and throw it 
in the mill....
Gather the cast... Imagine 2 eggs in this cast. I forgot them. OOPs.. Sorry eggs.... 
I'll do better next time.
About done being milled.
On to the next thing,
You need good and warm water, aroundish 100 degree's. I never measure. 
I figure if it warm to my skin but not hot I am good to go.
I just love making bread!
Usually I put the yeast in the water and then the honey and oil, 
but I was nervous about this post. So I forgot. I added them after the 
first 6 cups of flour.
I never measure exact unless I have to, so if no one is looking, just throw it in.
You should have the same amount of sugar or honey that your oil is,  
So half a cup of oil equals a half a cup of sugar/honey. I always use honey in my bread.
Oh yea, we make half and half bread here, 6 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour 
and 6 cups of whole wheat. You can mix it up. I won't tell.
This is where I remembered to throw the eggs in. Don't ask, put the eggs in. 
Oh you want it to look like pancake batter at this point. 
Turn off the machine. and put a top on it. I promise you, put the top on. 
Let it sit for like a half hour.
I stopped it early. I wanted to show you what it looks like. 
It is usually higher then this. Remember, I said to make sure you have the top on. 
There is good reason. I promise.
I love the feel of fresh milled wheat flour. It just feels oh so nice.  
You should try it sometime.
Now you want to add in 4-5 cups of flour, After, start putting it in slowly if 
you are using a machine. YOu want the dough to clean the sides of the bowl.
Now we are going to knead it. Those without a machine, 
put that tongue back in your mouth. Drool is not cool.
Hey I rhymed. Neat. Pete.
Never mind.
Machine people, 5-7 minutes is plenty of kneading. 
Without machines, 10-14 minutes is good or should be good. 
You want it to be stretchy. Sorry was not about to get flour ickyness on the camera.
Put the cover on while kneading too. I promise you. You want it.
Oil your hands and the counter/board you are using. 
Just do it.
It's going to be a sticky mess, but sticky is good, but not way over board, 
oil won't work sticky. Ok?
Now just drop the dough onto the oiled counter.
Feel free to touch it. I try and make it an even glop on the counter.
Now walk away from it.
It's tired and needs to rest for about 10 minutes.
It's had a nap and you are wishing you had one too.  
Too bad.
If you ain't got one,
Get one.
Best tool in my kitchen, it dices and such. It's awesome
Divide the dough into 4's.
Flatten them
Roll them,
And put them into the pan for baby and me,
I just couldn't resist.
They are sleeping.... About 30 minutes. Long enough to come and tease on twitter.
All awake and ready to pop in the oven.
350 for about 35 minutes.
Do not forget to oil your pans really well.... I think I should have said that earlier. 
Can you smell them?
All baked, I did bake them a minute too long. I had a situation that could not be 
Oh ok, I was indisposed.
Just a cooling away.
That was Yummy!

4 1/2 cups of warm water
2 heaping tablespoons of instant yeast or 2 packets.
1/2 cup of honey or sugar
1/2 cup of oil
1/2 cup of dry milk
2 eggs
6 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt, put in after letting it rest or sponge on top for 30 minutes
4-6 cups more of flour as needed. Non machine 6 cups.

Add the first 6 ingredients, you want it like pancake batter, on speed 1. Liquids first.
Let it sit for like 30 minutes, putting something on top of the bowl.
Then add in 4-5 cups of flour, now add in flour in 1/4 c increments, you want the dough to no stick to the side of the bowl,
or clean the sides of the bowl. Sometimes I need just 4 cups sometimes I need more. No one is watching so just do what feels right.
Throw in the salt. It helps the dough from forming more gluten I am told. No idea. I usually always forget to throw it in.
Take it out of the bowl and let it rest for around 10 minutes, it is not a needed thing, so no worries if you don't do it ok?
Divide it up into as equal as you can get into 4 pieces.
Make each piece flat, roll it and tuck the ends under, put it into an already well oiled bread pan.
Do the same for the other 3 pieces.
Get a towel and lay it over for around 30 or so minutes, you want it to double in size.
Throw it in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes.

Take a deep breath and say this is heaven.
Go on.
Do it.

Disclaimer: Mrs Bee's Blog or its subsidiaries are not at fault for the increasing waist line or burning of the bread.

Thoughtful Thursday

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

UN's Convention of the Rights of the CHildren

Just another one of our new government's bad idea's. I really hope and pray that we do not join this. If we do, our parental rights will end. The UN will own your children. No homeschooling, Your child would have more rights then you as their parent. Sad. Take a look.

July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence.

Has basically been nullified. Check out the following blog link 

Come Lord Jesus....

Thanks President Obama.

*edited to add* I understand the owner of the link is not a supporter of Obama in any shape. 

I HEART Faces Entry.....

These 2 ladies are becoming really great friends, this was taken Sunday at church, They were singing. obviously. This is my kids entry. Not really creative.

My adult post is

My husband and I. He is my best friend. He completes me. I took this using the timing feature on my old point and shoot.
Click on the button and join in on the fun!

Fun times

Fun times on Sunday. It was Jonah's birthday and we had a dino pinata? It was fun, it would not break at all, it did come off the rope and Jamie then threw it up and the children went in for the kill.... It was fun to watch, this one is just them grabbing the candy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy and Migraine

Busy weekend, sorry I was unable to do a post.
Then today I had a mean migraine.
I am heading back to bed.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thank You

I just wanted to write a small blurb. Do you mind?
I did not think so.

Thank You God, for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I was not yet alive, but you KNEW I needed that done. I could not imagine, the pain and anguish Jesus went through.  Yet, he did just so that I 2009 years later, would be going to Heaven. I believe we are really in the last days as we know them. I am so ready for Christ to come right now! 

I am thankful for such wonderful programs such as RUI. Click on the link either the one I just posted or the one that will be in side bar to understand what that program is. It is so much more then having addictions to drugs or alcohol. It is for folks that have strongholds. Strongholds can be anything, some examples could include: anger, procrastination, over-eating, smoking, or any number of what you struggle with.  It really does help you get into your bible and learn how to walk with Christ. It really is a great program. So if you are struggling, check it out. I urge you to do so. It is life changing. It has changed my life. It has even changed my husband's and my children's lives. Without a doubt, this is a much better program then NA and AA. I have been apart of both of those.  RUI is the largest faith based program in the US. You can find a list of where the programs are held via the website. They even have an online forum, if you can not find one near you. 

I am so thankful for my husband. My husband grounds me, he keeps me humble. He loves me unconditionally. Like I love him. Even when I mess up as a wife, and let me tell you, that is an almost daily thing, he just loves me and forgives me.

I am thankful that God sent me such wonderful friends. I have a few good friends that I just adore and love. We have fun together and we are so similar in a lot of ways. Then I have a few friends who are much wiser then I(and older, I might add), so different then I, but we click. They truly love the Lord, you can just see it in their walk. The one I am currently thinking about, she is a single mama to some children.  Those children just love their mom, and she loves them. I love spending time with her and I take with me how to be a better mama, I do not think she truly knows what a blessing she is to me. I do not see her as often as I would like, especially now that I have moved, and I miss her very much. So, my friend ( I wont make her go pink in the cheeks her by naming her) I love you and thank God daily for you.


Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

We all know this familiar passage. Peter is asking Jesus, how many times should we forgive a brother and can I say sister, he asked how many times do we forgive the person who has done us wrong.
What did Jesus tell him?
Let's take a look.
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.   
70x7. That is a large number. So basically Jesus is telling us, we need to forgive our brethren over and over again.

What? I know I can hear it. How can I forgive so and so for raping me? How can I forgive so and so for killing my family or friend? How can I forgive my husband for cheating on me? How can I forgive my wife for sleeping around on me? How can I forgive my parents for abusing me? How can I forgive myself for eating that extra ho ho on my diet? How can I forgive my child for breaking that expensive family heirloom.  How can I forgive God for allowing abortion? How can I forgive.........? How do we? How can we really forgive those trespasses? Those above are all strong issues that some of us have gone through, there are smaller issues out there that also hold back a person. Such as, how can I forgive our local gossip? How can I forgive the person who stole from me? How can I forgive the person for jumping in front of me in line? See what I mean, from the large trespasses to the small trespasses. How do we forgive? Well, do you believe in God? Do you believe the bible to be true? 
God tells us, if we hold hate in our heart, we are committing murder against this person. 

       1 John 3:15

 15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer:... I know there is another verse, but my feeble tired mind can not find it right now. 

       Matthew 18:35

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.   
Once we accept Christ as our Saviour, God forgives us, each of us. We no longer have to worry about being judged for our sin. If God can do that, why can we not? I mean, I know it and understand it, it is hard to forgive someone who has done harm to you or your family. It is so freeing to forgive, then it is to hold on to the anger. If we have not forgiven the person, then yes we are still angry.  Is it worth it to be angry?
 Even when Jesus was on the cross and the people were doing evil things to him, he said, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. This man was bloodied and had nails in his hands and feet and in his side, yet he says forgive them..... Forgive them....

Ephesians 4:32

 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Colossians 1:14

 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Colossians 3:13

 13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

To End this, Sister, if you are not forgiving someone, you are holding hatred in your heart for this person. Really pray on it. Search out God and forgive. It is very sweet not to be angry anymore.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Great Resource

I do not know about you, I like to bookmark any sites that I feel will help me in my Christian Walk, homeschooling, being a Godly wife or mother. One of these said sites is this one.
Christian Home. It has been around for a few years. I love visiting it. I find so many new things on it. Take a moment and check it out. It will also be on my side bar-------->

Wholesome Music

If you are looking for some good wholesome music for your family. Then look no further then Abigail Miller. She has such a lovely voice. We listen to her music on an almost daily basis. God has really given her a wonderful gift! So go and click on her site, you can find the link via my sidebar, or just click here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Site Help

I am looking for someone who can redo my blog...  Leave a comment with your site portfolio and I will contact you. You get exposure ( of what little traffic I have) and I get to check out your sites:)


     I have a great life. No we are not rich, however, our bills are usually getting paid each month. We have food on the table and clothes on our backs. That is a great life.
     I have great children. They are obedient and even when they are not, they are still great. They are loving and caring, even to those who are "not like them" That is a great life.
     I have a great husband. Though we might not always agree, he still allows me to express my opinion. He is still a great husband. He loves the Lord and admits to his wrong doings. He is a great husband. That is a great life.
     I have a great church, it might be small but we are new and that is awesome. I am thankful for a Pastor who loves his congregation and loves to tell others about Christ! That is a great life.
     I have a great home! It is small and we are crammed in here, but it is very easy to keep clean. We live in a good neighbor hood. That is a great life.
     I have a great God! God is so awesome, he forgives me when I make a boo boo, he loves me even when I know I must grieve him at times.. He is a great God!

I have a great life......

Psalms 23:6

 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Heart Faces Pet's Entry

Yes, you see that right, my dog Suzi, she has her nails painted. I am using this as this weeks entry into I Heart Faces Pet entry...
Click on the above button to see the other entries for this week!
I am not entering the following, but a friend said I should do it. So I am just posting it on this post

I HEART Faces Entry.....

This weeks entry is fun, children pouting. Yea. I did not have any of my children pouting, nor do I have the photo of a baby pouting. So, Jonah so kindly got pouty for me......

Sunday, March 29, 2009


At a missions conference on Thursday evening... Each year, they start off with a number, 0. It then  keeps increasing. 
Just about 24 hours later, I saw this number. This is the amount of people that died in the 24 hours since the counter began. Died and gone into eternity, without Christ. Lost. In Hell. Is one of these you? Does this bother you?

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Just been a busy bee!!! I will update the blog in the next day or so!  Church, Missionaries Ladies thing and then a missions conference tonight.. RU tomorrow and then on Saturday, all you can eat Buckwheat Pancakes. Sure not helping the diet!

So... I have a few photo's from tonight. I will post in a day or so...

In Christ,
ps I have a blog post I am also working on....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just One More....

I could not resist. I was going through my photo's as I am working on how to use photoshop and take photo's... So, I found a photo of Casey, taken at the same time as this one. I did some altering on the white balance, and such. Terms I do not yet know, but played with thinga ma bobs and came up with this.

New Soloist in the CHurch

Meet the new soloist in the church. Singing her debut, Jesus Loves Me....
Isn't she a doll! I could just love this one up! 

Monday, March 23, 2009

No Flash Entries for the I Heart Blog.

I think the photo's I am going to enter are the ones I have already taken,
Here is my Kids entry
This is my daughter Casey, taken last week! No flash!
For the Adult Entry: There is not an adult entry:)