Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chloe's Photography

Ok.. so my mom asked me to post a picture of me.. seeing as i'm home alone with toddlers and babies most of the day the only photographer i could get was chloe my charming 3 year old daughter. So here you go.... ( Is there a resemblance between this picture and the cod fish picture in the below post??):) Love you mom.

Watcha eatin' Wednesday?

Ok, so I thought it would be fun to share some recipies from my home to yours. We all eat differently and I surely love trying out new food ideas. So Hopefully each wednesday I'll be able to share some recipie that we have enjoyed here. So for the first one I thought we'd go with a little taste of newfoundland cod. While visiting my elderly neighbours with the children one day I mentioned we were planning to have cod for supper and that's when skipper(or so the older gentlemen are called out here) pulled out his recipie book and said try this one it's really good! And it WAS good...

Quick Fish Supper

2 1/2 lbs cod fillet

2 eggs (beaten)

1 cup soft bread crumbs

1 tomatoe (sliced)

1/4 cup margarine

1/2 cup onion chopped

3/4 cup grated cheese

salt & pepper


Place flillets in greased baking dish. Spread beaten eggs over fish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Add salt & pepper. Garnish with tomatoe slices. Add chopped onions & margerine. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake @ 350 for 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook.

It's very fast and I think can be easily enlarged or lessened depending on your family size!

Enjoy! If anyone has any comments or ideas about this recipie or any other recipies you'd like to share please leave a comment. I'm always looking for a good recipie!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Well it's taken me a while to get to putting up pictures of the quilt I recently finished for Dave. He picked the pattern from one of my quilting magazines and told me the colours he wanted (copper, gold, Iron,... can you tell he works in a mine! lol) And the other request was that it didn't have flowers. So.. as most quilts go this is not one I would have chose but its nice and i'm glad to have been able to bless my husband with a little homemade love:)

Three little Monkeys...

Nahum will be 5 months tomorrow. He's over 16 pounds and is as happy as a baby could be. He's rolling everywhere and really loving interaction with Chloe and John.
Yesterday we had a babbling session and he was starting to get out some da's and a couple days ago in a bit of a cry he popped out mamama(interesting how they say da da when they are happy and ma ma when they are in hysterics...)

Chloe and John love to read(unfortunately they also love to rip books.. we're still working on that.. any tips?) Here they are reading an old second hand book i got on how to make kids rooms and playyards.
My singers. Sometimes when i sit down at the piano they will request songs and sing. Other times they say stop that i'm "resting" haha but here they are doing their own duet. They often will take hymn books(or any of dad's shelf books) and sing about any words they have been learning or such. Recently it's been about Balaam and his donkey(don't beat your donkey balaam and so on!)

I had a good laugh about this picture! I can't even remember what I was making.. maybe Chloe's birthday cake?? Chloe always hanging on to some furry friend and john busy at eating. Very typical of the two of them:)

I call these my Brrrr Babies. They are fresh out of the tub and in the "assembly line" to get cream and pj's before bed. All cuddled in Mom and Dad's bed.

Friday, November 16, 2007

This that and the other...

Well I have ventured to start some "schoolwork" with Chloe. I really have no particular plan as of yet but have found some useful stuff on the web and just made up some ideas. Today she did a little bit of the tracing page for Letter A that i found on this website. She also drew this picture of Noah and the rainbow.

I explained to her about student and teacher. She was really excited about that! She said after lunch "John's a toddler and I'm a student and your a teacher" haha how sweet is that. So hopefully she will enjoy being a student.

Uh... did i forget to mention Chloe had a birthday? Yep she is now 3 (november 11th). I showed her how put up three fingers for her 3 years old. So now if I ask her she says i'm three and likes to show how many fingers. John is funny If I ask him how old he is he does say 2! He won't be 2 until the end of December technically but that's all good.

Also we recently got our pictures done at walmart. The last time we had a family picture done was when chloe was 3 weeks old now she is 3 years old! So if you are one of the "chosen" :)you may receive an actual picture, but if not I hope you will be appeased with the below photos:)

The Campsalls 2007!

Friday, November 9, 2007

My sentiments exactly!

I came across this site Biblical Woomanhood a few months back now and have really enjoyed a lot of what the website offers and promotes. Tonight I was feeling rather discouraged in my handling of this role called "Mom". I read the following article and it was a very good reminder and help to know that I am not the only one who struggles along. It's also good to be reminded that really.. I dont' need to struggle along on my own.. I have a gentle Shepherd who is right there leading me and helping me on my way! " The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." Psalm 23:1
Here is the article for your encouragement too!

If Only I Were Perfect

by Crystal Paine

I've wished so much recently that I could find a way to have a spotlessly clean, organized, and well-decorated home, serve delicious and elaborate meals on time three times a day, spend the necessary time to maintain a business, while at same time not in any way neglecting my relationship with the Lord, my husband, or my daughter.I wish I could get out of bed every morning at 5 a.m. to an immaculately clean home. I wish I could shower, dress, and fix my hair before anyone wakes up. I wish I could spend a solid hour of uninterrupted time reading the Bible and praying before I begin my day each and every morning. I wish I could have the house all perfectly cleaned and in order by 8 a.m. every morning (though, I guess if I woke up to it immaculate, I wouldn't even need to clean!). I wish that the laundry and dishes magically washed themselves and put themselves away or that I had a live-in maid.I wish that I never said an unkind word or had an unkind thought. I wish that I would never disappoint my husband. I wish that I could spend all day everyday playing with my daughter. I wish I were never tired and had a boatload of energy all the time. I wish that I could live on 3 hours of sleep or less every night.Instead, I'm just me. My house is often messy and always in need of some type of cleaning. I'm always behind in some area. I never get to spend as much time playing or reading with my daughter as I'd like. I'm forever behind on the ironing. My husband comes home some nights and I'm exhausted, the house is messy, dinner is only a figment of my imagination, and I'm still in my pajamas. I often say and do things that I regret. I fail in some area on an hourly basis and can easily become discouraged and overwhelmed.Yes, sometimes I wish I were perfect. But, then I realize that if I were perfect, I'd never have anything to trust God about. I'd never need anyone to pray for me. I'd never need anyone's help. I'd never have to cry out to God for mercy when I'd failed yet again. I'd never need comfort from the Scriptures. And, I'd never know the depths of God's grace and mercy to one so undeserving as me.

Crystal Paine is a 24-year-old homeschool graduate from Topeka, Kansas. She is the blessed wife of Jesse and joyful mother of Kathrynne. Visit her site, Biblical Womanhood, for books, articles, encouragement, and inspiration!

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Simple Gospel

Ok so I was again struck by a thought that popped out of an unseeming passage in the scripture. I was so excited and there was no one awake here to share it with so I thought I'd share with all here:)
My daily reading was in Numbers 19! The Red Heifer and the water of separation. When I first began reading I wondered again what could I glean from this but here is how my thought process went today.
The ash from the burnt heifer mixed with water,sprinkled on anything or anyone, cleansed from the contact made with a dead person. There was provision made for a person to be cleansed from sin. ("...and it{the ashes} shall be kept for the congreagation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin." verse 9)
God gave the instruction and provided the means to carry out the instructions. All that remained was the obedience of the offender.
This reminds me of Christ!
He gave the instructions "Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:24
The instructions?--> Hear the word, Believe!
The provision?-----> Jesus Christ!
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23)
That's the GOSPEL! Simple!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Journaling..(and kids)(:

Recently I've been challenged as I said in an earlier Motherhood Post to reasses my training of my children. I had a wonderful conversation with a friend the other day and we both feel similar in that we are wanting to be better at the job the Lord has given us but we both admitted we feel unsure at times on how to proceed. So after some discussion we've decided to keep a little journal and to try and regularly encourage eachother to seek the Lord. I sat down this morning to do my daily through the bible in a year reading in Numbers 16!! So at first I thought.. I'm not sure how this is going to apply to me as a mother but nonetheless the scripture itself says ALL scripture is profitable... So as I read through the chapter it was talking about Korah and Dathan and Abiram who decided they could do the job Moses and Aaron were doing just as well as they could. They came up against them and challenged them. Moses told them to get their incense ready and then God would decide who's to do what. (This is obviously me telling the story in my own words. If you want the real deal read Numbers 16 eh!) Anyway the end of the matter was that God was not happy with them trying to be something they were not meant to be. God had given them a job to help in the tabernacle. They were not to run the show! So after they get swallowed up into the earth for this sin of rebellion, I began to think.. hey.. I was given a place.. don't take it lightly and don't look to be something I wasn't given to be. So I was given to be a mom and wife and that's just what I ought to be about doing. (Nothing new here folks.. just a good reminder.) Also the fire went out and consumed up the rest of the folk who were burning incense that shouldn't have been. And if that wasn't a good enough warning to the rest of the nation they began to murmur again the next day and the wrath of God was kindled and the plaque began spreading through the people. So Aaron took his incense and ran into the middle of the people and stood between the dead and the living and the plaque stopped! 14,700 people died that day and were it not for Aaron interceeding as it were on the behalf of the people many more would have gone too! My thought was on the power of prayer then. So if Aaron can affect a change through intercession on the behalf of the people then perhaps I can affect a change through intercession on the behalf of my children. I need to pray for my children! Ok.. so that's the product of my first journaling experience.

Here are some pictures of the kids playing at the park. This picture was obviously the end of the roll and it makes it look like chloe is leaning forward there just to stay in the picture and not drop off the "end of the roll" as it were!:)