Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Antipasto Salad

1 to 1 and 1/2 heads of iceberg lettuce 1/3 pound salami 1/3 pound Italian ham 1/3 pound pepperoni 1/2 to 1 cup mozzarella cheese 3 or 4 Tbsp of parmesan cheese 1 medium green pepper 1 onion (vidalia or Spanish) 2 tomatoes 1 jar peppercinos 1 jar artichoke 1/2 cup seasoned olives Red wine vinegar to taste olive oil to taste oregano (2 to 3 tsp.) salt and pepper to taste Thy Will Be Done!!! +JMJ+

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Husband turns 50 today...and not happy about it...

1. You didn’t ignore me when I was 16 and met you at a party.
2. You had really cute feet in those jeans and sockless in your dress shoes.
3. You were the only other person NOT Drinking at the Knox Box Party.
4. You sent me a letter from college.
5. You made me feel special and important.
6. Loved our first date at Beef Stake Charlie’s for your 20th b day.
7. Loved getting notes from you in the mail from JMU.
8. Your visits home from college to see me.
9. Making you dinner when we were dating.
10. Saving up my money to buy you gifts.
11. Having you teach me about which fork to use at a fancy restaurant.
12. Getting to go to fancy shows and plays with your family.
13. Visiting you at college.
14. You giving me your college ring.
15. Sharing my faith with you.
16. Getting engaged on Sugar Loaf Mountain.
17. Saying I DO!!!
18. Getting pregnant on our honeymoon.
19. How you took care of me when I was in labor with Alex.
20. Seeing you go crazy over your baby girl.
21. Opening a Christian Bookstore having no clue what we were doing.
22. Getting pregnant with Josh when Alex was 5 ½ months old!
23. Seeing you trust God and quitting your full time job.
24. Having you love me even when I was so pregnant.
25. Seeing you provide for a family on hardly any income.
26. You eating very meager lunches to provide a home for us.
27. Having you take care of me during our first homebirth.
28. Helping me take care of a very fussy baby.
29. Being so sweet to me when we miscarried Francis Jude.
30. Giving me Caleb.
31. Not making me move to the Eastern Shore.
32. Buying me a house in my favorite place…BOWIE!
33. Giving me Lizzie.
34. Fixing up our home on Stoneybrook Dr.
35. Working hard and getting a second job (mowing yards) so I could be a stay at home mommy.
36. Letting me Homeschool.
37. Giving me Barbara.
38. Cooking most of the time when the kids were young.
39. Eating my cooking.
40. Giving me Joseph.
41. Taking care of Joseph while I was sick.
42. Giving me Robert.
43. Buying me a house in Longridge and fixing it up F.O.R.E.V.E.R.
44. Giving me Dominic, even if I didn’t wait an hour to deliver him on your b day.
45. Giving me Mary, and driving fast to the birth center.
46. Giving me Cecilia.
47. Giving me Eric, and helping me naturally deliver an 11 lb baby.
48. Giving me Kolbe.
49. Helping me grieve the loss of Baby Hope and Steven Thomas.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Baby #11 is really seven!!!

Wow, My baby E is seven today. Everyone thought it was pretty funny that my 11th child was 11 lbs. The joke was baby #12 will be 12lbs...not if I (or my midwife) could help it! 

Dear Eric, you are a super sensitive and sweet young man. Daddy and I love you very much and can't wait to see what God has in store for you. This is a big year for you! You get  your First Penance and your First Holy Communion. Keep close to Jesus and everything in life will be fine. We love you forever, like you for always, as long as we are living our baby you'll be!!!

daddy is still mad at me for cutting your hair!

Here I am about to pop two weeks before you were born!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Overnight Oatmeal:

Peanut Butter over night oatmeal:
  • 1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (may substitute PB2 powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute any preferred sweetener)

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, peanut butter (or PB2), and honey. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

Nutritional Info (using PB2 and no honey or sweetener): 264 calories, 5g fat, 55g carbs, 8g fiber, 15g protein; Weight Watchers PtsPlus: 8 
Thy Will Be Done!!! +JMJ+

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Used books second listing:

1.The Children's own Readers book two-very worn but still readable $2
2.Robert Rows the River-great condition $2
3. John Billington friend of Squanto-good condition $2
4. I discover Columbus-great condition $4
books 5-8: $2 for each book above
 9. Hans Brinker - poor condition $1
10. A Dog of Flanders and other stories- poor condition $1
11. Hurlbuts story of the bible-bad condition $1
12. A Campfire Girls chum-great condition $4

13 and 14 young children's library $2 for both
15. A Promise to keep-James D Smart- great condition $4
16. The comings of cousin Ann-Emma Speed Sampson - good condition $3

More later:
Check out my husbands things for sale on seller fatzbinx
Thy will be done!!! +JMJ+

Used book sale First listing:

This is my first try at this so please excuse the photo sideways. I am joining in on Shower of Roses Curriculum Sale Blog Hop {August 1-7, 2014}. I can be emailed at if you want to buy something. I do take paypal and Shipping will be a flat rate of $4.00 for 1-3 items (if they will fit in a padded envelope) and $7.00 for a box of any size, to help cover the cost of packaging and media rate postage in the United States.

Here is some info on some of the books:

1. "The Little White House"  of the Ginn Basic Readers-missing first 8 pages (first story) Is worn and has writing in various places. 
Asking: $4

2. Merry Hearts and Bold

  • By Barbara Nolen and illustrated by Fritz Kredel.
  • HC, 1955, 437 pages.
  • "Reading For Interest" series.
  • Vintage children's classroom reading schoolbook.
  • Various children's stories and poems.
  • Has a Chicago Board of Education label inside of cover.
  • Book has writing on the label inside of cover.
  • It is in good condition.
  • Asking $5
3.Climbing Higher: level 3.2
Some writing on the inside covers and cover taped to reinforce.
Asking $4

4. Open the Gate:
A little writing on the cover. 
Asking $6

5.Little White House: newer addition great condition 
Asking $6

6.Pink Lippincott's Basic Reading Book I:
Asking $6

7.Looking Ahead: Level 3.1
Asking $6

8.Friends Far and Near:
Ginn and Company, 1948. Orange cloth-covered boards with black letters and illustration of an Indian woman and two children, The book has a total of 319 pages are the actual 3rd grade level. Beautiful color illustrations on almost every page in the readers section highlight these delightful stories in chapters titled All Through the Year, Old Tales from Different Lands, and more. Orange cloth cover showing bumping and very slight wears on corners.
Asking $5 

See my husbands other things for sale on ebay

More soon!!!
Thy will be done!!! +JMJ+

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FOCUS Missionaries

My son is becoming a FOCUS missionary and is looking for some financial support during his two year service. If you would like to learn more or would like to consider helping him out please click here.

Feel free to message me if you would like more info or want him to contact you more about this ministry.
Thanks so much and here is his bio:

                                         Joshua and one of his baby brothers and godson

Vision for Life
My name is Joshua Fatzinger. I am from Bowie, MD, one of thirteen amazing kids to two even more amazing parents. Born and raised Catholic, homeschooled through high-school, I joined the Seminary for 3 years after high-school. After discerning out I attended the University of Maryland, College Park. There I was challenged in my faith like I never had before. Seeing the war on faith in universities has made me believe even more in the urgency of FOCUS's mission in equipping college students for life though a real and passionate friendship with Christ. Please join my support team to give me the chance to fulfill my mission of becoming a saint and leading others closer to sanctity by the grace of Christ.
"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?" Romans 8:31-35

Its been a long time since I feels nice to be back!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My oldest son's birthday:

April 15, 2014
My son loves Christ with his whole heart, soul, and when he and I attended 6:30am mass together I couldn't of picked out more perfect readings for him!

Reading 1 is 49:1-6

Hear me, O islands,
listen, O distant peoples.
The LORD called me from birth,
from my mother’s womb he gave me my name
He made of me a sharp-edged sword
and concealed me in the shadow of his arm.
He made me a polished arrow,
in his quiver he hid me.
You are my servant, he said to me,
Israel, through whom I show my glory.

Though I thought I had toiled in vain,
and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,
Yet my reward is with the LORD,
my recompense is with my God.
For now the LORD has spoken
who formed me as his servant from the womb,
That Jacob may be brought back to him
and Israel gathered to him;
And I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD,
and my God is now my strength!
It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant,
to raise up the tribes of Jacob,
and restore the survivors of Israel;
I will make you a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Responsorial Psalm ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17

R. I will sing of your salvation.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;
incline your ear to me, and save me.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
For you are my hope, O Lord;
my trust, O God, from my youth.
On you I depend from birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength.
R. I will sing of your salvation.
My mouth shall declare your justice,
day by day your salvation.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.
R. I will sing of your salvation.

 My dear Josh, Dad and I are so proud of you. You are a great son!!! (horrible baby-but a great son!)We know God has great plans for you and you have already shared Christ with so many people!!!

I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be!!!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Watch out she is 18!!!

April 6, 2014

Wow, my spunky daughter just turned 18!!! In our home that means you are old enough to date. I know whomever does gain favor in this young ladies eye will be a lucky man! This special girl says it like it filter no get what you get! That is a gift and a curse! She loves the Lord and that is all that matters!

We love you Babz! Your sweet name sake Gram would be so proud of you too! Keep your head on strait and keep close to Jesus!

Love you forever, Like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be!!!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Disney and Pixar Sings Let it Go

We have needed some fun this week...lots of people to pray this hit the spot!!!

Its even funnier after the 8th time...


Thursday, March 6, 2014


My son goes to MD and some of his friends from the Catholic Student Center cheer on the coach by dressing up like him. Sometimes they ask the guys to dance on the court!!! Gotta love good clean college fun!!!


Friday, February 28, 2014

SWEET 16!!!

My sweet quiet Joseph,Everyone needs a Joseph in their life! May you always hear the voice of God to direct and guide you! Thank you for being such a good big brother and playing with your little siblings! Jesus is your best friend don't ever forget that!

Love you forever, Like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be!!! 


Sunday, February 16, 2014

My first baby turns 24!!!

Wow, aren't I 24? It feels like it was just yesterday when I was 24. Those were great days!!! Being 24 and expecting baby # 3. Feeling young and loving my babies!!! Learning how to be a wife and mommy.

I couldn't of asked for a better "honeymoon" gift than God sending you to daddy and I!!! You were "born old" and took care of each baby sibling like they were your own. Always mature, smart, and responsible. (even if teenage girls don't want those qualities!) Thanks for rejoicing with us with each baby and being there to help when we needed you. As your siblings always say, "She really raised the bar for our family!" Love God and trust and follow in HIS ways all the days of your life and all will go well!!! THY WILL BE DONE!!! Hope your year is full of miracles!!! Love ya!!!