Friday, May 28, 2010

Brittany, Darla, and I had the chance to play with a group orchestra, all of whom were Mrs. Collins' students. We are playing the Orange Blossom Special. Mommy said that it made her feel right at home, for she has Tennessee roots. It was a lot of fun!

This is Darla and a girl from our church playing in the group.Sorry I just realized that I must have uploaded it twice. I guess you'll get the chance to see it twice whether you wanted to or not! :) Also sorry for the blurriness.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yea! Summer's here! Here is a photo of Darla's last day of school. Oh, the fun we are having! :) I'm thankful for all the Help the Lord gave us this school year! All praise be to Him for the grace and strength that He promises for each new day!
Thanks be to God for these His "unspeakable" Gifts to me! I love you all Hausman Munchkins and the Dearest Man on God's Green Earth! Thanks for makin' my Mother's Day So special with all the flowers for my flower garden out front and all the special cards full of your special art work and loving words for this Momma!
God Is!

Just some verses that God gave to me afresh this a.m. in my quiet time with Him. Thought it may encourage your hearts too with whatever you are facing. In our day it's not usually fig tree's Olives and Flocks that we are facing... but I felt that the Lord helped me to fill-in-the-blanks with OUR everyday needs and found refreshment for my soul!

Habakkuk 3:17-18
"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls---
YET, I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation."

God is GOOD all the time!
Much love to your hearts and Homes from our Haus! The Hausmans

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Some spring flowers! These cupcakes were fun to create! I LOVE fresh flowers and was SO delighted and surprised when Daryl and the kids presented me with fresh flowers to plant in our mini-flower garden out front, as an early Mother's Day Gift! These "fresh flowers" above, are not quite what we planted outside, but they are "fresh" and these just happen to be edible!!! :)

F.R.O.G.!!!!!!!!!! Facing My Fears, with these critters?
My dislike of Frogs began a long time ago. My dearest Daddy loves to walk outdoors while he's talking to God in prayer. One early spring day when I was small, and my Mother was expecting my baby sister, Heather Dickinson, Daddy took us out to let us "hear" that Spring was soon to be here. I had no idea what was coming, so wasn't prepared for the LOUD Croaking of that bull frog that night. I screamed and jumped over the seat into the front, landing on my poor mother's swollen abdomen and my growing sister! Needless to say, I've NEVER really appreciated frogs ever since.
Our wonderful Jr Church leaders at our church are using with a wonderful theme... only sad for me it had to include frogs. It's an acronym that teaches the kids to Fully Rely On God! What a wonderful lesson that I'm trying in my every day life to learn more. After visiting the Jr/Ch area, I cringed and could hardly walk in there, for there are frogs EVERYWHERE. My dislike of frogs is SO intense that I don't even look at pictures of them!!!
Well, one week they were talkin about things that make you afraid! So after seeing these Darling, (well, I can't call them that) Froggy Cupcakes, I decided to "face my fears" and make a treat for the kids that they would enjoy and that would go along with their theme.
I DIDN'T make these alone, our kids helped me, LOTS! As I'm blogging this, I'm asking myself, "Am I FULLY relying upon God?" Do I really believe that He can and WILL supply our every need? I'm asking the Lord to help me with my everyday fears, my heart needs, and for the wisdom I need to be a godly Momma.
I may always not care for frogs, sorry Daddy, but I'm determined to remember what it stands for and that is FULLY RELYING ON GOD!
This shirt was given to Bryan sometime ago and he could HARDLY wait till he was big enough to wear it... just so happened that the day we were making these cupcakes he was wearing this shirt and thought he was pretty cool stuff! :)
Western Dress-up Day! And the last day of Kindergarten for Bryan! He is officially a 1st grader now! Darla is very close to completing her school work too! And this Mommy is about to shout... Praise the Lord! I will have a few more days of getting things squared away. Natasha and Brittany need to finish their work, but they are all pulling full-steam ahead and that always helps! Spring Fever, has definitely hit our Haus! Praying we'll have enough WILL-POWER to fight the urge to be OUTSIDE! :) Thanks to the Lord for His wonderful help this another year and the privilege that He gives us to Home-school our kids!

So glad that we got to see Vonnie, my dear sister-in-law and my dear nieces from Alaska. They were out doing what every parent dreads... "looking for colleges"! We are praying with you girls in your major decisions to be made here soon. God cares and WILL lead you, just keep your hearts open to his clear direction! Love you so much! Hausman Cuzin's

Just enjoying our kids! Thanks, Pop-Pop and Grandma for the Easter gifts to our kids. We were able to use the cash and purchase some needed clothing that was on the after Easter sale racks!