Last fall a friend of mine brought over some foods she thought our family might enjoy. Thrive Life freeze dried foods. They are pure foods, freeze dried, with no added preservatives, sugars or salt. I thought they were nice, but wasn't sure if we needed them. I then went to a jar meal class where I watched a woman put together a Taco soup Meal in a jar made with all Thrive foods. It was delicious! Then...something clicked. I realized that if I could put together these various jar meals to stock up on, that take minutes in comparison to making freezer meals, this could literally change my life! Dinner time can be stressful for me, always trying to put a hearty, healthy meal on the table. I'm not always prepared every day, and I hate that feeling of , "oh, no...it's 5pm, what am I gonna make for dinner??" So...I went on Pinterest, found tons of Thrive jar meal recipes that I liked, and placed my first Thrive Life order, and started making Jar meals, and stocking my pantry with them. So simple, so quick, no more last minute fast food trips, and my family is fed healthy wholesome meals!! I can't tell you how much Thrive really has helped our family and changed our lives! I also love that I no longer feel guilty if I am gone one evening and I don't have dinner prepared, leaving my husband to cook. He just grabs a jar meal out of the cupboard, adds water, and cooks it up! He also told me that he has been using Thrive veggies to add to his breakfast wraps he makes in the morning for himself before work. He loves Thrive too! And...the kids...you would think these foods are candy...and now I have healthy snacks all my kids enjoy from corn to peas, to yogurt bites and green beans...so far they love it all! I buy so much of it that I am now a consultant, because I thought, since I am going to be doing this long term, I might as well get a percentage back on my purchases! Also...for a later post, these foods last 25 years unopened, so I am finally able to start the long term food storage I have been wanting to do for years. Yay! This stuff is amazing. If you want some of this too...just get in touch, or click on my website below. You will love Thrive foods, I can guarantee it! https://www.thrivelife.com/weweremadetothrive
We are a christian adoptive family! God has pieced together our family in a way that is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined! We have adopted internationally, as well as through the US foster care system, but most importantly we have all been adopted by God! Ephesians 1:5 says "God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ".
We live on a small hobby farm, and homeschool our six children. Life is full!
My first miracle born in 2001. After giving birth to her, I realized that being a mother was the best job out there, and children are a miracle and precious gift from God. She is a true country girl at heart. Horses are her passion. She is an amazing big sister to her 5 little siblings!
Adopted from China in 2007.
Her sweet spirit fills our home with beauty and love. She is our little dancer, and introduced me to the world of recitals, dance practices, tutu's and ballet! Most of all, her love for Jesus shines bright, and even at her young age, she has a passion for orphan care and missions. These are subjects she talks and prays about on a daily basis! Can't wait to see where the Lord takes this girl!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
God's surprises never cease to amaze me. He is Laney's full sibling who came to live with us in Nov. 2011. Our son since the day he arrived. This is the sweetest boy you will ever meet.
Adopted from U.S. foster care November 2011.
Words cannot describe the joy this precious pumpkin brings to our lives! Another sweet miracle fromt the Lord. She was our first foster baby, arriving at the age of 7 weeks. We were blessed to adopt her in November of 2011. She refers to herself as a princess, and is also a lover of kittens, books, and dancing. I guess many more dance practices and recitals are in our future, lol!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
She was our second foster child who came home from the hospital at one week old. She livens up our days with her endless energy and strong will! It has been such a joy to see her and Austin have the chance to be together as brother and sister, and they definately have a bond that makes my heart smile!
Adopted from U.S. foster care July 2013. What a surprise it was to see that the little boy I pictured in my mind, who only the Lord would know, was actually in need of a forever family! Another miraculous gift from the Lord. He arrived at 4 mos. of age in Oct. 2011. Cute as can be with a contagious laugh and smile.