Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lady of the house pt.1

The past two days have been really full!
I'm *so* thankful for the advice you graciously shared {via the comment section}. I decided not to have a detailed schedule, and just focus on my tasks--to run the household smoothly, and give every attention to my 'young charges'. :)
Friday Meals:
Breakfast: Homemade Pancakes, Homemade syrup, freshly whipped cream & strawberries for garnish. Also, scrambled eggs.
Lunch: Make-your-own "Sub" sandwiches, chips & Fruit salad
Snacks: I made homemade chocolate-covered granola bars (enough to last until Monday!) and popcorn.
Dinner: Homemade Pizza ^above picture^. It's basically vegetarian w/ a bit of turkey meat.
"Miaaaa! Will you paint with me??"
For many months now, I've been able to meet and be in the company of some inspirational young women who delight, well, THRIVE in their role as wife and mother. It's been a joy to observe and marvel at the patience they show with their blessings..and the testimony of grace really softened my heart and my thinking on the subject of childcare. Because, dear readers, it's one thing to read/hear all about it, but it's another thing to SEE it. Genuinely lived out daily.
With all that being said, I determined to have that attitude during this weekend! Not that I am looking for a formula, but it was just an encouragement for me in that area. I don't desire to put on a "50's homemaker smile", I want to be genuine in my spirit, and have a heartfelt love for the Blessings that the Lord has allowed me to care for--and smile at THAT thought.
^The eldest woke this morning with a stomach-ache, so I quickly made some hot tea sweetened with raw honey and put in a slice of fresh ginger. ^
It's been so freeing to know that we have nothing planned on the agenda...all I have to do is just be available.

Saturday Meals

Breakfast: Whole grain cereal w/ Milk. Fresh fruit.

Lunch: Homemade French Fries ^above picture^ and leftovers

Snack: The granola bars...everyone really enjoys them!

Dinner: Asian style Orange Chicken and vegetables w/ Jasmine rice

The youngest watering the Vegetables...

It's been fun to cook in the kitchen w/ the youngest.. When searching for ingredients, I'm sweetly asked, "Mia? What do we need? I'll help you!" and that just melts my heart!
I hope you enjoyed this little update!


Lindsay said...

It sounds like you're staying quite busy, Mia... but how fun! I really enjoyed the update. :)

~ Love & Blessings,
Lindsay <3

Bonnie said...

Oh good, I'm glad its going smoothly!

Once you have your own little family, its much easier to set up a schedule, because you will be able to plan and adjust according to your lives, and ages of children, etc. When just taking over for a few days, its just easier to go with the flow.

If you happen to get a chance, I would be VERY interested in that granola bar recipe sometime!

Jenna said...

Awwww! Mia, you're going to be an excellent wife and mother:)

Enjoy the little ones ~ they sure do bring joy don't they?!


Anonymous said...

Hi :) I like your blog! You are a great photographer!

Anonymous said...

Hi :) I like your blog! You are a great photographer!

Kathy said...

Sounds like your doing well Mia!
Things seem to be going smoothly...
Have fun and enjoy every minute!

Happy Sunday...and I enjoyed catching up on your sweet blog!

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Blessings from Home said...

It sounds like all is going well! But we sure do miss you around here! Happy Homemaking, your Mom

kpaints said...

Sounds like you are all having fun and you are doing a wonderful job, keeping the children entertained. They love learning new things.

Beautifully Veiled said...

What a precious experience for both you and your little charges! I would love to have had you around as a child!! No boxed mac n cheese where you are!
Enjoy this wonderful time the Lord has brought you all!
Linda in N GA

Rhonda said...

I love the up-date news!
Sounds like you are doing an Excellent job!

I've been praying for you that you will have a wonderful experience taking care of the children this weekend.

Can't wait to hear more!

In Christ,

Ashley said...

That's so exciting! Looks like you're really enjoying your time with the kids! Keep up the great work and spirit!

Trish said...

It sounds like you're doing a great job! I love motherhood and homemaking! You're right to have the "attitude smile" it makes a huge difference and the example of others with kind hearts in "training them up" is such an encouragement!
good job! I can't wait for the next post!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Mia, thanks for visiting Homestead Revival! I'm so thrilled to hear young women who want to carry on a tradition of homemaking and hometeading with joy! You certainly have embraced it - your blog is lovely and reflects your heart for this!

Have a blessed week!

A Victorian Cowgirl said...

Awww.. So sweet!! I took over the nursery class for a friend of mine at church today, and ended up having soooo much FUN. I normally teach the 1-2 year olds every 2nd Sunday of the month, but today (the 3rd Sunday) I had the 3-5 year olds :-) Such a joy to play with :-)

Also, would you mind sending me a few of your recipes?? I am always cooking for my family, as the eldest daughter in the home, but am having trouble spicing things up on occassion... our main meals include some sort of meat, and I would really enjoy learning to use them some of the ways that you do!! I will, in return, share a few of mine :-D Recipe swap.. BONUS!! LOL ( my blog is )

Keep up the Great work friend!!
And, God Bless,
Your sister in Christ...
Victoria Elyse

Anonymous said...

thank you for the post. andrew

Anonymous said...

thank you for the post mia!

Christine Ericson said...

It sounds like you know a bit of herbology (that's what I call it ;D) I was wondering if you could do a post on it...

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you have this opportunity for hands-on homemaker/mommy training! It sounds like you're doing a superb job at caring for those little ones. Blessings during the next few days!

Stephanie Ann said...

I'm glad it went smoothly, especially the stomach ache. I know sickness can be a bit scary when you are in charge. I'm glad you knew how to make them feel better. The fries look really yummy. I don't think I've ever had homemade fries.

Mia said...

Thank you ladies, for your prayers and encouragement!

Mia said...

Ms. Bonnie,
Thank you, I'll try to post the recipe!
Victorian Cowgirl,
How fun! No problem, I've actually been visiting your blog lately, and I enjoy it :)
Christine E.,
I'll hopefully be speaking more on Herbs in the upcoming month! Thank you for letting me know what you'd like to hear more about!!

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Good Job Mia!!!! Wonderful good. Thank you for your posts. You and sister look beautiful in your '50's dresses!!! I SO appritiate you both and your momma, such pictures of feminine loveliness and I know Godliness too. I am thankful for you all. ps-that pizza looks WAY yummy!!! tammyp

Marqueta said...

Dear Mia,

What a wonderful thing to be able to have the chance to practice on your siblings before the "real thing" ;) !

Everything in your garden looks to be coming along well (both plants and people); this time of year is such a blessing.



Anonymous said...

Mia, I'm new to your blog. It provides me a sense of serenity, the pictures are nostalgic, the music relaxing, and your thoughtful words are pearls of wisdom.

May God be with you,


Miss Jen said...

How wonderful! :)
What delights... ;)

Bless you, Mia!!

Love~ Miss Jen

Andy Vawser said...

Hey Mia! Looks like your having a good time! I just love little kids and I am looking forward to the day when the Lord blesses Andy and I with some of our own. I am sure you are enjoying them! There aren't really very many small children up here in Idaho, so when we came back home for a visit it was real fun to see and hold and love and kiss those little kids!!!
Could you please do a post with your granola recipe? I love granola and am looking for a good recipe.
Hope you and your family are doing well!
Love me,
Brittany { using my husbands account on the account of that I don't want to sigh out and sign back in so Andy can sign out just to sign back in. =)}

Angela said...

Ditto on all the comments above. I think it is great that you have developed a menu and followed through on it. It is hard to do for working women and mothers - we sort of catch as catch can. But, I think with a little planning it can be done, fun and get the kids involved in being a part of home rather than guests waiting to be served. So many kids now-a-days haven't a clue how to run a household or to take care of themselves around the house. So, I think its is great that you are giving the kids a good experience.

You have a flair for photography. Love it.

Megan said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time, & a blessed learning experience!

Anonymous said...

The good thing is children grow on you too! Unless one happens to be blessed with quadruplets, you generally have a chance to adapt slowly to a growing family and catering for their needs.

missababy said...

dear mia
I am wanting to home school. I have a two year old and i know that I have 3 years to prepare. I was writing you because I would like to know your suggestions. Especially sence you where home schooled. Have a blessed day.