Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The reason for Christmas

I love the Christmas season! I love decorating and baking and making crafts with the boys. I love everything about it! (except maybe that it is cold...because I am a wimp when it comes to the cold, except if it snows...then it is ok, but just for a day maybe!)
We had a little bit of snow the other day and this was a mini snow kiah we made!
I also love how easy it is to share the TRUE meaning of Christmas during this time. I love being able to tell people the Truth about Jesus and WHY He was born...TO DIE for US!  Last night we had a party with some friends. We wanted to share an "American Christmas" with them and help them see a little more about our culture.  We decorated cookies and they ate chocolate chip cookies. We played games and laughed and sang songs. But the best part was telling them the story of Baby Jesus.  My boys wanted to help, Josiah wanted to be the Angel (of course he did, b/c that is the part that everyone looks at and gets all the attention, right!?) and Asah wanted to be the sheep (fits his personality perfect)! I love the fact that my 4 year old can finish the sentences of what the Angels told Mary and Joseph and the Shepherds. I love that he knows that Jesus was not just born as a baby, but our need for Jesus started a long long time ago with Adam and Eve. I love that he knows that the story doesn't stop on Christmas day with a little baby! I love that he knows that Jesus was born to die! To SAVE US from our sin!

Our friends at the Christmas party. One child is asleep and the other did not care to be in the picture. So we only have one child at this time!

I pray we don't ever get so caught up in the buying of presents and the getting of things that we forget that God gave us the most perfect, precious gift of all. The gift that every man and woman needs!

A chance to have a right relationship with Him!

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. (Isaiah 9:6,7)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas worshiping our Lord Jesus!

In His Grace,


Sunday, December 12, 2010


Just plain fun! That is what I want to say about today! I had so much fun learning how to make Chinese Pulled Noodles!!!
Our family loves Lamian, or Chinese Pulled noodles. We have a little Muslim noodle place just down the road and we eat there maybe once a week. But since we are getting ready to head back to the US, I wanted to learn how to make them myself so we can still eat them every once in a while! Every time we go there, the boys get their bowls of noodles and pretend to be the NOODLE MAN! He is the one who stretches the noodles out really long and swings them around and around! It just looks like so much fun! I have always wanted to learn. So today we did! I just wanted to share some of the pics to show what a great time we had with some dear friends!!!
Me and my friends spinning and throwing the noodles around! Looks like fun right??!!

I am no where near the Noodle man's length! Maybe one day!

Hubbs even got in on the action!

The Junior noodle man!

The other Junior noodle man!

My dear friend Ma. Pry for her. That the Father would continue to use her to spread His truth!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pure yumminess!

So around my house, there is a coveted breakfast...the kind that makes every person in my house happy.
Cinnamon rolls!
When Jonathan and I were dating, I ventured to make them from scratch (first time making anything from scratch!) and from that point on, I have been "forced" to make them ever since. My wonderful hubby told me that those cinnamon rolls were really what won him over! He knew that if I could make them, then he could marry me!!!
Before I moved to Asia, they were maybe a once a year ordeal...or twice. I felt like it took so much time and effort to make them. I mean all the waiting for the bread to rise and the mess. It was a huge undertaking for me at the time.  I was thinking about this the other day, and how now it is nothing more than making a normal meal for me! I must say, I really like it though. I like that it has become easy and second nature to make things from scratch! Some times I feel that our society has lost that art and are so used to popping things into the oven. I love that too, and I miss it, but man do I love having something cooking in my oven and making my house smell good!
I also love the way it makes my husband and children feel so special, feel loved and taken care of.  I think this is my job! To love and take care of my boys. I also know how special it makes others feel to make them home made bread or cookies!
I think that everyone can do it! I  think that everyone can make someone feel special by something home made!

Before I knew it today at breakfast, I looked down and all my boy's breakfasts had disappeared in 2 min!!!! So here is my recipe and if your family (or friends) is anything like mine they will be gone before you know it!

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 pack active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2/3 cups high gluten flour
  • 1/3 stick of butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 +1/8 cup (just a little more than 2/3 cup works) skim milk (warmed)

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • (or enough just to cover the whole thing! I usually don't measure this!)

  • 8 T butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Alright, ready for goodness? First, put the yeast into the warm milk with a little sugar. Wait about 5 min until it is bubbly and growing! While you wait, add all the dry ingredients in a bowl. When your yeast is nice and bubbly pour it in and add the eggs and butter. Mix it up real good and form a ball. I usually use my hands to make sure the butter is good and mixed in. Knead for a few min and then leave for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
When it has been an hour, put your ball on a floured surface and roll out.
While you are waiting on your dough to rise you can mix the cinnamon and sugar or you can wait and just do it right before.
Roll the dough out till it is about 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick. Then spread the softened butter all over it. Next is the cinnamon and sugar! The best part! Make sure it is covered all over so every roll has the yumminess!
Then choose one of the sides to start rolling up. It all depends on how thick you want them to be. I usually choose the long side and make them a little smaller b/c I have 4 boys to share them all with so the more the better! After it is all rolled up, cut them into about 12 pieces. You can use a serrated knife or I like the thread method.
Take a piece of thread or dental floss and make a loop under the log. Cross the pieces and cut the rolls. This way keeps the rolls from getting squished!
Place the rolls into a buttered 9x13 pan and let rise about another hour until doubled in size. Then cook in a preheated 350F oven for about 10-12 min. 
Then pour on the icing and enjoy!!!

Happy baking!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I need Him.

There are just some days you feel overwhelmed and do not know what to do...I am so glad there is a God out there who is bigger than I am and knows what I should do!
Seek Him. 
Obey Him. 
Listen to Him. 
And Rest in Him. 
That is what I want to do today! I am so glad that He is so Great! I am glad that I can trust Him just like a little child does. Knowing that they will be taken care of. I know that the Father will take care of me!

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" Matthew 28:11

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crown or Rotten Bones?

As I strive each day to be the Godly woman God has created me to be and desires me to be, I realize more and more everyday that I NEED HIM to give me the strength to live everyday and to love in the way that He commands. Some days I succeed in this endeavor, through the strength of the Father, but lots of days I fail, when I do it on my own.   I want to speak love and truth into the lives of my family and friends everyday. I know that the only way I can do that is by spending time in His word.  I know the only way that I can speak the Truth is if I have it in me!
Do you stink of rottenness??
I can tell the difference in a day that is surrounded by prayer and His Word and one that isn't. The days that I am frustrated so easily, snapping at my kids and wishing I could go back and hit the rewind button. Yeah those are the ones I can tell I need to be in His Word and letting it guide me and my actions and reactions. 
  Proverbs 12:4
    " An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
      But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones."

What a contrast!  Two things that are so starkly different. Something beautiful and something disgusting and putrid.  When I think of a crown I think of something beautiful, something to be proud of, something that showed that a person is honored.  I want to be that! I want to honor my husband in a way that He is proud of me.   
I want to be his crown! 
But am I doing it?? Am I living in a way that speaks love to him and shows him respect? That is my goal! Just as in all things, some days I fail, but by the grace of God some days I succeed!

Jonathan were talking last night and just discussing what he had been reading earlier in the day and he said something that I think is so true...He is the SMART one of the family. He told me I could write down some of his thoughts if I gave him a kiss...I guess I can take that deal.

He said that in marriage there is a paradox between loving yourself and loving your spouse. The Bible tells the husband to love the wife as he loves himself. So, the crazy thing is, is if you love someone more than yourself, then you are really loving yourself. I know it is a crazy thought that not loving yourself or being selfish can actually bring you to find yourself being more loved and making yourself happy!  Got that?? If you LOVE more you get LOVED more!!!
It is a similar concept to John Piper's Christian Hedonism  where he says that the way for us to be most satisfied with ourselves and be most fulfilled is to be most satisfied in God. 
I like what he says: 
"We all make a god out of what we take the most pleasure in. Christian Hedonists want to make God their God by seeking after the greatest pleasure—pleasure in him."
I want my satisfaction to be totally in God and serving Him. Delighting in Him and Rejoicing in Him.  So that He will be honored and glorified through my life!
So, I think along the same thought line, it is safe to say that the more we take pleasure in God the more we are satisfied with Him, and with ourselves; and the more we take pleasure in (or love or serve or sacrifice for) our husbands the more we will be satisfied with them and the more we, ourselves, will be satisfied and feel loved. 
Some of my favorite verses are in Philippians 2:3,4, where Paul says to consider others better than yourselves and not to look only to our own interests. I think by considering our husbands before ourselves and loving them fully we will be a crown to their heads and bring them honor. And in turn, I bet you will feel more loved and more satisfied! But it all first hinges on our delight and satisfaction in the Lord Jesus. Seek Him. Love Him. And then we will have the ability to love others.  

What are some ways that you can show your husband love this week?
What are some areas that maybe you have just been seeking your own interests?

Take time to just tell HIM and him how much you love them!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

The best Yeast Rolls I ever made!!!!!!

So I think one of the biggest quests in my life is to find the perfect yeast roll. I have tried many recipes all to have them just come up short. But this one I came across and tweaked a little to make it my own and I think they turned out AMAZING!!!!!! 
We celebrated Thanksgiving with all our American friends in our city, so, I made a TON (about 40 rolls or so). With these numbers, you will make a lot, so if you want to half it or use half for cinnamon rolls or something that would be great!!! I bet you could even prepare it and freeze the balls and then thaw out to cook at a later time.
So here you go:

  • 3 packs/9 Tbls active dry yeast
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups high gluten flour
  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk (warmed) 
First, dissolve the yeast in the warmed milk with about a spoonful of the sugar. Let stand while you combine all the other dry ingredients, maybe 5-7 min so that there is a foamy layer on top of the milk. When the dry ingredients are mixed, (I often use a whisk to make sure they are all mixed up good!) I add the wet ingredients.
Mix it up as much as you can with a spoon and then jump right in with the hands. This is the fun part! Squish it all up until it makes a good ball. Knead it a few min to make sure it is all incorporated and let sit for about an hour in a warm place until it doubles in size.
After the hour is over, punch it down, knead it a couple of times and it is time to form the rolls.  It should separate into about 40ish even rolls. I separated the dough in half and then just cut it into rows and then into squares.  Then take each of the squares and you are going to make balls out of them. I lightly floured the rolls and then took my thumb and index finger and formed a circle. Using my other hand I pushed the ball through my fingers to make the tops pop out and look real pretty. You could just roll them into balls, but I think this made them all look really good.
Put the balls into a buttered pan, spaced out a little, and let rise again for about another hour. They should double again.
After the hour is over you need to bake them at 350F for about 14-15 min. The tops will be golden brown. Let them cool slightly. Then rub the tops with a little bit of butter and let cool.
I promise you and all your friends will love them!!!!!! I can't wait to have an excuse to make them again!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bugs and God's creatures are our teachers.

 Many of you may not care to look at bugs, maybe hate bugs or think they are the grossest things on the face of the earth, but living with 4 boys it is kinda a common practice around here to be on the look out for them. We save them, search for them, free them, play with them, and take care of them. Really  anything is ok, we just don't eat them!!!!!! They look intently at it and study everything they can about the little guy! Isn't it funny how God can use such a common thing that is so small and not really powerful to teach us such great lessons in life?? God's wisdom is so much greater than ours that He chooses to use BUGS to be our teachers!!!!
As I read through Proverbs and study its application to my life as a mother, wife, and daughter of the King, I find that it is so AMAZINGLY full of truth to live by! Today I want to focus on a passage that really made me start thinking about what God desires me to change in my life to help me be come excellent in all areas of my life! God really just opened the passage up to me the other day, after reading it many times over, it finally came alive and I believe these characteristics will help me, and I hope you, become a better wife and mother and follower of Christ. 

Proverbs 30:24-28
24 There are four things which are little on the earth,
      But they are exceedingly wise:
       25 The ants are a people not strong,
      Yet they prepare their food in the summer;
       26 The rock badgers are a feeble folk,
      Yet they make their homes in the crags;
       27 The locusts have no king,
      Yet they all advance in ranks;
       28 The spider skillfully grasps with its hands,
      And it is in kings’ palaces.

My Prayer has been that the Father would really give me wisdom in all areas of my life and I am never ceased to be amazed at how He will always answer His children. As I read this, I was intrigued by the individual animals that God chose to point out. The tiny and not so noticeable creatures. (Sometimes I feel that way, so small and not so noticeable in the greater scheme of God's kingdom, but it is a blessing to know that He has a plan for me and will use me to Glorify Himself!!)
  1. ants
  2. rock badgers
  3. locusts
  4. spiders
So, as with everything that is in the Bible, I believe that it is there for a reason, God breathed it and we need to learn from it! So, it made me think:
WHY did he choose those animals? And what can I learn from them?
As to the first question, I can't really answer it, I don't know why he picked these specific animals, except he wants us to learn from them.  God is so wise and even the smallest of creatures SHOUTS His greatness! But, as I look to what I can learn from these creatures and from God's word, I know it is ALOT! When I pondered these verses awhile and read some others' notes on them I believe that there are great character qualities to learn from them and that I really need in my life!
  • Ants: These animals show preparation and hardwork.
  • Rock Badgers: These animals are diligent and uses the abilities that God has created him with.
  • Locust: These animals are very organized.
  • Spider: These animals are resourceful and observant.
I think that the Bible teaches us that it is not always the most obvious things or places that we are to receive wisdom, but He is always putting it in front of us so that we can learn and grow and live to honor HIM.
After reading these verses, I continued to read about the virtuous wife and it was pretty incredible to me to see her living out most of these qualities in her life. I think lots of women desire to emulate that woman. I know I do. I always have desired it.  So, from reading and learning from these verses, I am seeking to put into place some of these characteristics in my life. I know I am lacking them. So I want to take some time over the next few weeks and look more into what these qualities are and how, as we implement them into our lives, we can seek to honor God and bless those around us.  I believe that as I strive toward the Lord, He will grow me and show me how to be an excellent wife! I pray that the Father will show you the true wisdom that only comes from HIM!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


One thing I have learned while living overseas in a totally different culture from my own is that I really STINK at being generous! I am out-given, out presented and out-shared every time I see a Chinese person! I try and I try to give to people, but I just will never out do someone who has it sewn into them as a part of their culture. Usually it is bringing the biggest bag of fruit to your house, if they were invited to dinner or just sharing the crackers that are being eaten by their kid, or even taking toys from their own children to give to my kids (who have no need for the extra ones I might add). Most of the time it is obligatory, because that is just what Chinese do, but sometimes it really comes from the heart. Those times, are when it is special. Those times and things are the ones I love.
I mean even today, I took my boys out on a leaf hunt (to do fall crafts) and they were climbing trees and pulling off branches, when a woman yelled at me from her 4th floor apartment balcony. She apparently thought my boys needed to eat some sugar cane, so she motioned to me that she was going to toss it out of the window for us to come pick it up. I thought to myself," REALLY??? Is she going to do this?"  And she most certainly did! She threw a 4 ft stalk of sugar cane out of her window for my little boys to come fetch and bring home. I mean it really is the thought right??!!
This topic is something I think about often and truly want to instill into my boy's hearts. I mean I struggle with it to so very often. Do I really want to give up my time or my energy or even my things for those other people. I think about how selfish I am so often. But why?? I can recall so many times in my life where I have been given to and received so many Amazing blessings from others' generosity. I want them to give freely, b/c that is what God has done for us! I want them to not just do it, because it is what is expected of them or because it is what we do, but I want them to do it because they love people and it makes God happy!
In Proverbs 11:24 and 25, it says,

"One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
   another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." 

Prospering. Being refreshed. Those things sound good to me. I think about how good it is when someone gives to me or meets a need for me. Shouldn't we want to do the same for others? I think through those verses and realize how true it is! Am I surprised?? Why should I be? It is God's word. It is TRUE! God says it so I want to live it out!
I am going to be working on it. I am going to be thinking about how to teach my boys more about it. I will be learning from the Chinese, and hoping I can take just a little bit of their generosity home to America with me.
I hope that others will join me in finding ways to be more generous to our families and friends and show the love of Christ to a dying world around us!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Do I excel??

I love being silly with my hubbs!
Lately, I have been reading through Proverbs. Man what a great book!!! I have been asking God for wisdom in my life. I really just want to bring Him glory in all areas of my life! I have been praying that the Father would give me wisdom in raising my boys, loving my husband, doing ministry and just seeking Him in every area of my life. So, what better place for the Father to give me wisdom....His word!
As, I read the other day, I was struck by the question "what is my goal in life?" I know that my over all goal for my life is to bring glory to God in every area of my life, but my goal as a mom and a wife, what should it be?
While thinking, I was led to familiar verses in Proverbs 31. In verses 28 and 29 it says:
  28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
      Her husband also, and he praises her:
  29 “ Many daughters have done well,
      But you excel them all.”

In Webster's dictionary excel means:

"to be superior to; surpass in accomplishment or achievement."  

I want to EXCEL!  I want my God, my children and my husband to be blessed by me and because of me! I want them all to praise me, not because of the fact that I am great, but because I am a follower of the King and I want to please Him!
This is truly my desire, but I have some questions to ask myself... do I do it?? How do I do it?? Do I work diligently to excel in all things? What does the Bible say about what is excellent?  How do I become an excellent Mom, wife, disciple, and friend?
So, because of this I think I will start blogging a section on excellence and ideas about it.  I would love to hear others' wisdom and insight as I write and work through this subject myself. I hope to be an encouragement to other women, mothers and followers of Christ!
My plan is to start my week off with excellence and post on Mondays about scripture, thoughts on marriage, parenting and really just the things that God lays on my heart! Won't you join me??


Monday, November 8, 2010

I love boys!

I really think God knew what he was doing when He gave me boys! I mean I love them! All the dirt, rough housing and boy things are just fun to me!
Not that I don't love the girly too, but it just makes me happy to see my boys digging in the dirt and pretending to be super heros, saving the poor helpless mommy and just doing BOY things. I mean I know that one day I would LOVE to have a little girl, if the Lord allows, but right now, I think boys are GREAT!
I feel like a queen being taken care of by my 3 little princes! What a blessing for me!
Thank you Father for giving me 4 amazing boys!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Already Written on their HEARTS

Do you ever wonder about the future? I remember as a little girl having so many hopes and dreams and wanting to be so many different things when I grew up. I wanted to be everything from a vet to a broadway dancer.  But thinking back over my life, I see that God knew what I was to become. He knew my strengths and weaknesses and guided me along the path to become the best thing in the world, a wife and mother.
I think about my sons' futures all the time. I wonder what God is preparing them to be and how He will use them for His kingdom. I look into their eyes and see a world of potential. I look at their strengths and think, man, God could really use them in this way or that. But even in all the wondering, I can see that the Father has a plan for them. That he has already written on their hearts their story, their purpose for their lives, their future. And as parents, God has given us the duty and privilege of helping them discover the plan for their lives. 

I am reminded of one of my favorite passages in the Bible. It is in Jeremiah chapter 1, where God is calling him out to serve Him.
"4The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
                                                5Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
                                      before you were born I set you apart
                                              I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 

Also, David wrote in Psalm 139:
 13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
   before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
   How vast is the sum of them! 

Over and over in the Bible we see God telling parents that their children had a special purpose. I also believe that if the child has a special purpose the parent does as train them up so that they can become the person God has created them to be. God told David that his son Solomon was going to be the one to build his temple, not him. But it was David's job to prepare him to do so. We may not know exactly what our children will become or do, like in many cases in the Bible,  but we do know what God desires of us and how he wants us to raise our children to love and honor Him. I believe by doing so, we are able to help them uncover the story that has already been written down in God's book and written on their hearts! I am excited to help my boys turn the pages and discover all the wonderful things the Father has in store for them.

I pray that the Father would give me the wisdom every day and the grace each moment to know how to fulfill such an awesome responsibility!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

He knows what I need....

So, today was one of those days...I am sure everyone has them. One that your nerves are just grated by everything and your attitude shows it. I wanted to kill the boys on multiple occasions, my patience was not there, I raised my voice for needless things....just an overall frustrating day. Boozie woke up early, I didn't get to take a shower or read/pray, homeschooling was just frustrating all together today, so overall, nothing was going my way this morning.  I posted on my facebook that I just needed a little "pick me up" nothing major, just something to brighten my day. When J got home from school, I was still frustrated and tired. I guess from the phone conversation we had he concluded something was wrong.   He knew just what I needed to brighten my day...
a bouquet of beautiful pink flowers (he also took the boys outside to play in the rain while I cooked dinner, so I got a breather from them).  I am glad that my wonderful hubby knows me so well and knows how to brighten my day. But more so, isn't it great to know that our Heavenly father knows what we need, even before we do (Matt. 6:8).
Thank you Jesus!

Monday, October 4, 2010

In the Battle...

So today was actually a beautiful day in our city and we decided to go play at the park. It is a national holiday here and so there were many people out and about. While exploring through the park we noticed the local Buddhist temple was actually open to the public.
So what better opportunity for us to go bring the light into the darkness, take pictures and educate the boys in the Truth. So, we just went on a family Pr. Walk though a Buddhist temple. As, I explained to Jo what I was going to do and asked if he wanted to stay out or not, thinking he would say no, he thought a min. and became super excited and said, I'm gonna pray that God will destroy all the idols. As we walked through the temple areas and Pryed that was just what he did. I pryed one thing and he, and after a while Boo started too, would pry that God would destroy it all!!!  Coming away from this experience I feel so blessed to know that my 4 and 3 year old both have done something that many believers will never do in their lives. I am loving the opportunity we are having to mold and shape our boys in to godly men who are understanding good vs. evil. They are understanding that it is a battle, a battle for the souls of men. What excitement and joy I get being able to foster the love of Christ in their lives and help them love that which is good! Praise the Lord for allowing me this blessed opportunity to "train" my children in the "WAY" they should go!!!! I pray they will always follow the WAY!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dreams really do come true!

So, I guess it was this morning that I was with my little Ki and just reflecting on how I have been blessed so much over the years. It took me back to the teenage years where I so longed to get married. I would often dream of what my life would be like. I was a sad romantic who wanted to find the perfect husband and just be a Mom. I know, really high dreams and aspirations in life, huh? But I believe they are. What bigger or better of a job to have than raising the next generation to fear God and obey Him. God answered my prayers. He gave me the best husband I could have asked for, more than I could have dreamed, and so far, 3 beautiful boys to raise and train to follow hard after Him. So, I really believe that your dreams can come true...not always the way you think or have it planned out...when your dreams align with the Father's and you are listening to His direction.
I am reminded of a verse in Psalm (37:4), "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!"
As I look back at those years of praying and trusting the Father, I know that He was faithful in answering my prayers and dreams. I am excited to see how He will answer me in the future!!! What a great God we serve!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Let's Meet

Let me introduce myself and my family a little and we will see where this blog takes me. My hopes are to be able to put some thoughts about life, raising boys and living for the Father down in to words. I am not sure what all that will entail or what I may encounter along the way...but with 3 crazy boys, I am sure it will always be an adventure.  I just started home schooling the two oldest, nothing too formal, but they crave structure, so they needed something.  We currently live in Asia, so without readily available resources and curricula I put lots of different things together! We are having a blast, those days they choose to listen, and I really cherish the time I have to teach my boys the word of God!
I (Pay) am a wife, mother and a lover of the Father. These are my jobs and my joys. That's me! I am 29 and love to create.  I think that is why I am loving homeschooling my boys so much right now. I am married to the smartest man on the face of the earth, the love of my life (J).  We have been married for 7 years and I fall more in love with him everyday! We have 3 boys, Jo (4.5), Boo (3) and Ki (1). I love my men and I am super excited about seeing them grow in to Mighty men and warriors for the King.