Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Proverbs 17:27, 28

Proverbs 17:27, 28
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of
understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent
is considered wise; when he closes his lips,
he is deemed intelligent.
These two verses get me every time I read them,
it makes me just sit back and think how many times
have I opened my mouth and said something when I
really should of just kept quiet. "Whoever re-
strains his words has knowledge". It makes me
think of a colendar, straining water from the
noodles. Or a coffee filter straining the water
from the coffee grounds. We should be filtering
what comes out of our mouths, its so easy to
make a rude comment, get the last word in an
argument, or even gossip about someone. We are
"deemed intelligent" when we close our lips.
I just thought I'd share this with you, and
encourage you to keep this in mind as you go
about your day. I know I will (:

Well yesterday we didnt go on a picnic, we ended
up going on a 4 mile walk. We were so worn out by
the time we got back that we decided to stay home
instead of adventuring out again.  


It was so beautiful, the soft breeze was blowing
the snow like cotton woods trees. I was trying
to capture a picture of the natural beauty of it
but the camera wasnt doing it justice.  

We couldnt believe how many mulberry trees we saw,
at least 30. They were so full of berries the
limbs of the trees were weighing down. We couldnt resists.
We had to try some! My younger siblings will be coming over
next week, I plan on taking all of them berry 
picking (:  

A wonderful thing about taking long walks is,
Jedidiah usually falls asleep. So that leaves
Aaron and I to have long wonderful talks. You
dont need to go "out" for a date. Simple little
trail walks, are just as wonderful...and cheaper
too (;  

We found this little, unhappy guy on our road.
He was slowly inching for the middle of the road,
trying to kill him self! Cars were swirving to
miss him. haha 

So Aaron being the sweet guy that he is moved him
out of the way for me (: 

The end of the day was a little tiring, Jedidiah
is teething so he is rather grumpy. We bought
some homeopathic all natural teething tablets.
They are really little and feel like chalk, you
rub it on the tongue and the gums. We did that,
fed him, laid him in his bassinet, and he
was sound asleep. Poor little guy! 

By the time we got Jedidiah asleep, we were so
tired and worn out from chores, and our walk
that we almost fell asleep eating supper! 

I walked the 4 miles in flip flops, not a wise choice
I have quarter size blisters, and everything from my
waist on down is sore haha. Should of known better.

 I got out of bed this morning, took one step
and I already could feel the aching soreness all
through out my legs! But hey it was a good walk(: 

There is something about getting exercise and being
so tired at the end of the day, and sleeping so hard!
Its wonderful!

Can you relate to the good feeling of hard work and feeling tired at the end of the day?
What is something you took away from your morning devotions? 
Hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday! (: 
God Bless
-Hannah Bamberg

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fresh air and sunshine!

Hey (:
How are you doing today? Enjoying this weather?
It is a gorgeous 75 degreed sunny day, with a slight breeze here in Iowa. So refreshing, lately it is either raining or 90's! Last Tuesday, Aaron, Jedidiah, my siblings, and I all went swimming. It was 95! Jedidiah liked the water, but he wasn't a big fan of a wet diaper. So he cried most of the time, but after I got him into some shade and could feed him he was happy. Then he was really happy because I took all his wet clothes off and he got to ride home in just a diaper, not sure why babies like to be naked haha (:

He was pretty cute in his surfer shirt, swimming trunks, and sun hat though (: 
I originally bought the surfer shirt for Florida, when we go to the beach...but his belly was hanging out so we might need to get a bigger size by the time July rolls around.

Aaron got a new job, HUGE blessing!! Its all around a better job, at his current job he has been working 13-14 hour days 6 days a week....which is a little crazy. He also doesn't get any holidays off. But at his new job, he will have more regular hours, weekend offs, AND holidays off. He will have to travel out of town sometimes but it wont be to bad. We prayed so much about it and it all worked out, we really feel like the good Lord brought this job to us because we weren't even looking for one. A friend from church works there and he told Aaron about a position opening. Anyways....God provided it for us, we are so blessed.



My baby brother Elijah spent the night with us this last weekend, we enjoy having my little siblings come over and stay the weekend with us. Plus Jedidiah likes the company. Elijah has a remote controlled car, we hooked one of Jedidiah's toys on it....Jed just sat there watching drive around and around...he loved it (:

This is us already for church a couple Sundays ago, I have SUCH handsome men in my life. Thankful for my sweet smiley husband, and son.

Last Sunday, our church had an outside service. We had some people getting baptized, and we had a picnic fellowship afterwards which was interrupted by a big rain storm. We all got soaked haha, it was a lot of fun though.

Well I need to go do some house cleaning, and hoping to go on a picnic later (: Have a wonderful day!

"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine, are hard to beat"- Laura Ingalls Wilder
God Bless
-Hannah Bamberg

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A little bit of summer

Hello Yall (:  
June has come upon us, and summer is finally here! Have any big summer plans? The highlight of our summer will be going to Florida, and getting to spend time with Aarons family and old friends. We cant not wait! Also to see the ocean, I've been to the gulf but not the actual ocean..Aaron is excited to take us there.

We are planning to have a big beach picnic with some friends and family while we are there. Kinda like a big reunion. It is going to be fun (; We are wanting to go down right after the 4th of July but with Aarons work, we arent sure yet. Either way we will be down there for at least a week. I did some shopping this week for our trip, I realized Jedidiah didnt have swimming trunks, and Aaron needed some new ones. I got a few outfits for Jed at a thrift store for babies clothes. I had never been there before and my sister took me there because she shops there a lot. 

I found a lot of good deals! I got a shirt for Jedidiah for $1 and it was brand new, still had tags on it
that said it was originally $7. I was proud of what I was able to find.
Its fun that my older sister (Heather) and I are both married and have kids. (She has a 1 year old, and will be having there second in August) It seems like not that long ago we were playing house, and pretending we were married and having babies....But we actually are now! We enjoy being able to get out of the house and go shopping together with our little guys. 

I also needed some shirts, I went through my closet and about 85% of it is long sleeved/winter appreal. Since we are going to Florida I figured I needed a few shirts that I could wear without sweaters haha

We had a little family outing to Bass Pro Shops, last Saturday. One of mine and Aarons favorite stores! (; We had never takedn Jedidiah there before, so we thought we would. And of course we had to try out the utility vehicles! Jedidiah was very impressed with them (; 

My best friend from high school came over to visit last week, It was so good to be able to catch up with her. We only live an hour apart from each other, but with her working and in college and me being a wife and mother its hard to find time to ever see each other. Im hoping we will be able to get some time to hang out more this summer.
We do believe Jedidiah is starting to teeth...He loves chewing on everything he can get a hold of.
His favorite though is carrots, I think the coldness of the carrot feels good on his gums. 

We also tried out his "big boy" chair, which he absolutley LOVES!  

A few weeks ago, I bought a jean skirt. It was a little to short and the slit in the back went pretty high. I thought it would be cute to add some lace to it and partially sew up the slit. I unfortunitly have zero sewing skills... (: But fortunitly my husband can sew REALLY good! He has made a back pack that looks store bought, He has sewed gun cases, knife cases, ect. Anyways, so he was able to fix my skirt for me. I was very impressed with how it turned out. 


A nice start to our day, Aaron usually has gone for work before I wake up or right as I'm waking up (6am) But he didnt have to leave this morning till after 7:30am! So we were able to talk and spend some time together before he left. Our towns summer festival is today, and the day starts out with a parade. Aaron was able to take a lunch break, so we had a picnic and watched the parade. I was anxious to see how Jedidiah would do with all the sirens and loud noisess but he did great, a little jumpy but no tears. (:  

They have the whole main street blocked off and have little tents with businesses and things you can buy, kinda like a farmers market. The library was selling some books, I got a couple for Jedidiah. When the librarian saw that I was buying them for him she gave them to me for a quarter! So sweet of her.

This is us walking around and enjoying the time we had together. haha Jeds hat falling off, and he looks like hes waving.  And Aaron has a sucker in his hand from the parade. This picture cracks me up (: Love my little family God blessed me with.

I just woke up from a 2 hour nap, Jedidiah is still sleeping. I woke up starved so I ate a banana and cheerios, weird snack I know haha. (: I can smell the chicken in the crockpot which smells amazing. I plan on making BBQ chicken sandwiches, and sweet potato fries for supper. All the windows are opened and there is a wonderful cool breeze blowing through the house, I can hear all
the people outside since the festival is still going. I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do after I finish typing this up...

wash diapers, or finish reading my book. I'm reading "Deeply Devoted" By Maggie Brendan. It has been so good thus far. I'm also waiting anxiously to find out if my husband will be getting off work early, he usually doesnt get off till 8pm so anything before 6 is early (:
And he just called and told me he is headed home!!!!! Yay!!! (: 
Tell me about your summer plans, did you do anything fun today? 
Have a good weekend!
God Bless-
Hannah Bamberg