Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thank YOU!!!!

Thank you for your prayers and support through this time of bed rest. I am officially off bed rest and am able to return to my normal duties.

We are still waiting for our wiggly little one to enter this world. I am grateful for the extra time that I have been granted (by my LORD and Saviour), and continue to be thankful that I am still waiting.WOW! Bed rest really changes the heart of the impatient pregnant woman! Of course, I know what it is like to have a baby early and once you experience that, you find that you are more patient to wait for the due date!

I have much to accomplish in the next few weeks and I also feel as I have accomplished much in my time of bed rest...

I was able to complete my nursing nightgown (although I would like to make a few changes yet) and I also made each one of my daughters a new dress.... all of this done in 2 days!!! I will post pictures when time allows, but for now I must get busy so that I can fold all of the laundry and wash up the dishes so that I am ready for this new little baby that may enter this world at any time!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Well, so much for posting my monthly menu plan. I do have mine in tact, but I will probably not be posting the rest of it... at least not for this month.

Last Sunday (a week & 2 days ago) I showed signs of going into labor early. So after checking with my midwife and a trip to the hospital, I have been on bedrest since.

If you remember correctly, my last baby came just a few days after hitting the 36 week point.

It seems to have all started with a hectic week and 3 stings from a hornet or something while directing my boys in the garden on Saturday. They tilled my garden then planted my tomatoes & peppers.

So here I am today, trying to make it until 36 weeks so I can have my midwife deliver me...

Just 1 more week to go, and then I will resume light housework & cooking, but gardening will have to be for my boys as I still have beans to plant & a few other things. Thankfully my husband is putting in raised beds for my beans in my "secret garden"... I am also thrilled that I have volunteer pumpkins already growing in my main garden, but I need to have canteloupe, watermelon, cucumbers and a few other things planted yet...

So, prayers are greatly appreciated as I wait and stay planted on my behind.

However, I have taken delight in crocheting and some sewing that I haven't been able to do until now. My newest project is a nursing nightgown for myself as I have already crocheted baby booties, an infant hat, and 3 pot holder hot pads...

Blessings friends!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monthly Menu Plan

I have my monthly menu plan planned. However, I am not currently able to post the entire thing as it is written out on my menu calendar because I still need to enter the rest into my computer and I don't have the time RIGHT NOW to do it. But I WILL DO IT and then will update this post with the rest of my menu plan.

But since I know that some of you ARE following my monthly menu plan, I will post what I have FOR THIS WEEK (so far) and update at a later time, probably this evening.

Thank you for your patience!

Menu Plan: May, Week 1

SUNDAY (May 3):
B: Crunchy Oat bars, popcorn
L: baked bean, deviled eggs, brownies (church meal)
D: Leftovers or Sandwiches

MONDAY (May 4):
B: Old-fashioned Oatmeal
L: LO Enchiladas, sandwiches, chips
D: Baked Chicken, garlic potatoes, green beans or veggie, rolls

TUESDAY (May 5):
B: Scones w/milk & eggs
L: Sandwiches, chips & dip
D: Spaghetti w/smokies & broccoli, breadsticks

B: Crunchy Oat bars w/milk
L: LO Spaghetti w/smokies & breadsticks
D: Chicken Fried Rice w/broccoli or Italian veggies

B: Rice w/cinnamon sugar & milk, eggs
L: LO Chicken fried Rice
D: Breakfast

FRIDAY (May 8):
B: LO Breakfast
L: Sandwiches
D: Pizza or Stromboli, salad

B: Coffee Cake, eggs
L: Leftover pizza/Stromboli
D: Buffalo wings, potato salad, veggie, homemade rolls

SUNDAY (May 10):
B: Crunchy Oat bars, popcorn
L: Dinner w/friends (side w/dessert?)
D: LO Buffalo wings & potato salad

Abbreviation... I know there are some of you who may look at my abbreviation with a question mark, so LO stands for leftover... it is just much quicker to type LO than leftover!

Have a blessed week in the LORD! I have much to do, and not much time to post. I plan to post my latest two dresses for my daughters soon, maybe even tonight. We will see as my youngest daughter has been fighting me every night for the last few days to go to sleep (I rock her because otherwise she wakes the other children up in our bedroom upstairs.)