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I hate computers!  OK, right after I had Carter, our computer CRASHED!  Those of you who know me well are aware I hate to spend money.  So, Josh went out to get us a new computer.  The entire process of picking one out and spending the money after we just had a new baby just stressed me out.  So, he comes home with this e-machines computer.  My initial reaction was “what is that, take it back”.  However he said I needed to trust him to make decisions and stick with it.  So, the other day, our computer CRASHES.  No repairing it, we need a new computer again:(  This is so depressing to me and such a bad time of year.  Luckily a friend’s husband is backing up all of data for me!  Which means all of my pictures and everything are safe, HUGE praise)  However, I am still bummed!  So, blogging will be less frequent and probably no pictures for a few weeks or so until we figure out how to afford a new computer.  I do hope everyone is having a Blessed Christmas season!   ~Rachel


I was going to post this, and then I saw it on another blog, so go here and see how to get a 2009 Entertainment Book for $10!  I love this book, it has lots of buy one get one free dinners at different places, free movie pass on your b-day, and lots of other entertainment discounts!

There were great deals at Walgreen’s last week.  I got all of this….walgreens-deals

and I only paid $10 after my coupons, rebates, and register rewards.  That is great considering I needed trash bags and they were $6.  So, $4 for everything else!  Josh LOVES me buying him soda, which is normally not a part of our budget, and we got the chocolate for the kids preschool teachers at church for Christmas!  They are doing a similiar this week Wed-Sat., so check out the deals here.

Here’s today’s free redbox code     23MJT7

Check here for  a redbox near you.  $1 movie rentals, but you can often get codes for free rentals!

1st Corinthians 10:13 for Mothers

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
but have not love,
I am a housekeeper, not a homemaker.

If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
but have not love,
my children learn cleanliness, ­not godliness.

If I scream at my children for every infraction,
and fault them for every mess they make,
but have not love,
my children become people-pleasers, not obedient children.

Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.

Love accepts the fact that I am the ever-present “mommy,”
the taxi-driver to every childhood event,
the counselor when my children fail or are hurt.

Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, and runs with the child,
then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection.
Now I glory in God’s perfection of my child.

All the projections I had for my house and my children
have faded away into insignificance,
And what remain are the memories of my kids.

Now there abides in my home scratches on most of the furniture,
dishes with missing place settings,
and bedroom walls full of stickers, posters and markings,
But the greatest of all is the Love
that permeates my relationships with my children.

-Adapted by Jim Fowler


* everyone saying “I knew she would change after she had kids”, I do still like to keep a clean and sanitary home, just not immaculate:)  I am sure there is still a little room for an “I told you so” though.