Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dishwasher Fiasco & Church Sermons




I made Potatoes O'Brien for breakfast this morning. SUPER. EARLY. For some reason the kiddos decided to get up at the crack of dawn.  And when the kids get up at the crack of dawn in our house, mom or dad, or both are up too since we know how much ruckus they can cause when left unattended for to long.  LOL. 

Did you see our dishwasher fiasco from yesterday?  I posted a picture on my facebook page.

This is what happens when two children are left unattended for to long.  Actually, I don't even know when this would have of the two putting regular dish washing soap into the dishwasher because Friday afternoon, after I picked them up from grandmas, we ran around quite a bit and we didn't even get home until pretty late in the evening.  Baths, some quiet time and then bedtime shortly thereafter.  Not sure when they would have had the time; they are pretty sneaky though.  I have racked my brain.  When I turned on the dishwasher yesterday morning, a few seconds into the wash cycle this is what our kitchen looked like.  Between this and our refrigerator water dispenser my floors are tending to get quite the cleaning (often).  I probably should have saved this for a confessional post. 

By the way, if this ever happens to you, I know how to get the bubbles out of the dishwasher...

Sprinkle table salt on the suds, then put some ice cubes in the bottom of the dishwasher and then when the suds disappear, run the dishwasher with a cup of vinegar (with no dishes). 

After breakfast we went to church.  I worked in the nursery today and then stayed for the second service.  I love the little ones.  If money and space was not an object I would "so" have more kids.  At least I get my baby fix since my Kaylyn is almost 2!  Can you believe it.  We were going through old clothes today to donate and ran across some smaller ones that were still hanging around, hard to believe she once fit into them and she is still so petite.  Not sure where she got that from.  But yeah, she will be two on Cinco De Mayo.  And to think we almost lost her last year.  Last year was rough.  This year is shaping up to be much brighter.

The sermon at church today, it was written for us.  I love our church.  So often I find that the sermons that our pastor speaks, speak to us, it is as if he knows exactly what is going on in our hearts.  Seriously, I sat there with my husband and during several parts I couldn't help but whisper to him about things we have been talking about, A LOT lately.  Ways to simplify.  Ways to live a more abundant life in the spiritual and relationship sense.  Ways to be better stewards of the gifts that GOD has bestowed upon us.  Phase 1 of our bigger picture has been put in motion.  I can't wait to share more about this but have to keep some things to ourselves for a little bit longer. 

When we got home from church, I made some lunch (delish salads for the husband and I and then PB&J, carrots/cucumbers/ranch for the littles) for all of us, we ate together and then the kids played outside in the sunshine for a while before it was naptime.  They are still napping as I type this.  That is what happens when the littles get up so early. 




Because GOD is good

A verse from the sermon this morning.

 "But just as you excel in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us...see that you also excel in this grace of GIVING." II Corinthians 8:7

I hope everyone had a great Sunday and will have an awesome start to the new week.


  1. Kevin and I were also talking about how good the sermon was today...I didn't want it to end!

  2. Dishwashers suds - funny, probably not for you though.

    You sound the happiest I've heard you in a long time even with suds on your kitchen floor.

    Glad to hear - keep smiling

  3. Awesome post! So that dishwasher thing has happened to me, only it wasn't my was my hubbie! LOL. Stopping by from the UBP, and so glad that I did, cuz I am loving it here! I think I will just follow along for more inspiration and love :) Have a great week

  4. Hello, I am also a part of UPB and I am happy to be here. I have done that with my dishwasher as well so its nice to know how to get the sopa out. I also have a 4 1/2 year old I do not lert lose or no telling what might happen. He wanted to give the dog a haircut the other day.


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