Monday, May 31, 2010


Okay it's obvious I don't know what I'm doing in the changing of the blog picture. Will work on this later.


I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day holiday. I especially hope that you thanked a Veteran or present service person.
This is our son Aaron taken at his graduation from boot camp in Missouri. We are blessed beyond measure to call him son.Please keep this great nation in prayer as we walk throuhg these difficult days. the Bible gave clear warning when it said to ..."beware when they call evil good and good evil...."

Friday, May 28, 2010

I Love this quote.....

In life there are those who stand in line to ride the merry go round and those who stand in line to ride the roller coaster.... Which line are you standing in?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Things have changed...

We have taken baby steps towards starting the adoption. Man have things changed in the last 4 years. We got an e-mail from the social worker with the homestudy documents required. I looked at the e-mail on Thursday and went into total denial. I closed it up and went about my day thinking maybe God does not want us to adopt again. (we know that's not true, but when the tough get's going I was outta there ; ). Anyhow on Friday I opened it up and made copies of everything we have to do and put it all in a folder labeled JOY. That was to help keep me willing to proceed. But today I grabbed the bull by the horns aka opened the folder up, and started reading and organizing myself. I made our fingerprint appointment for Tuesday. So we have started. WHEW
So many things have changed we used to go to the county jail to get fingerprinted now you have to go to a special site and have them done. So many new requirements. I think it would be easy for a first time adoptive parent to say forget it. But we shall move along according to the system and money supply. On that note this next Friday and Saturday I will be having a yardsale with all the proceeds going to the next step of Operation JOY.
Hope all is well with you who come by here. Have a great day!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Survived

Update on dentist appointment. It all went well. I made Matt sit in the van," he say's why did I have to come with you anyway?" My reply "ummm hello.. in case I pass out" " Man Mom you need to get a life" Excuse me... I have a life....sort of.
Anyhow it went fine I nervously moved my right leg the whole time, they asked me several times are we hurting you? nope just trying not to run away. ;)
He asks me when did the break happen...ummm New Years Eve....why did I wait so long to come in to see him? ummm because your a DENTIST I hate going to the dentist.
So he takes a jackhammer to torture me with fills it and says I'm all set...I'm thinking jeesh I should have come along time ago. I go to the receptionist, pay and she says when do you want to come back? Excuse me? come back...for what (my legs were like jelly by the way)..come back for the permanent filling....what? what did I just get through? oh a temporary soft filling....I go back in 3 weeks to get the real thing...Man what a raquet.
And in case you are wondering, no grown woman do not get stickers for being good.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh what a week!

We started off fine and are ending fine but the middle was a little iffy. We had 4-H on Monday, the day of the bomb threat, so it was hard to get the kids to settle down then when we did the computer quit so we couldn't finish looking up info on South korea. So we do our presentation on this coming Monday and so aren't ready. But then on tuesday matt calls from college and he is not feeling well, yikes he has 2 final exams to go to finish the semester. We pray for him and keep praying for him to feel better and finish strong. wednesday I have pretty busy day and I get through half the day and I start not feeling well, and go to bed. Wednesday night I feel somewhat better but at 11p.m. my bad tooth acts up and I am in excruciating pain for 6 hours. UGH!!! Thursday Elaina gets up not feeling well she stays home from school and I am tired from being up all night with that tooth ache. We watch baby Owen for Sara
. Matt arrives home from college horn a blowin' and bearing McDonalds for lunch. Oh happy day he has finished his first year of college!!YEAH!!!
So today I go to the dentist. I have put off going for 5 months, you may ask why? Well quite honestly I hate going to the dentist. I break out in a sweat get light headed all nervous. So my 19 year old son will be taking his mother to the dentist today. Do youthink I'll get a sticker if I be good?: ) Oh yeah what a week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

Yesterday was a very nice day for me. Too bad we only get this day once a year... My girls made me very cute cards and just for the record according to Phoebe I am 18 years old and only weigh 45 pounds ....bless her little heart. My son Matthew gave me a great gift also... he shaved yes you read that right, he finally shaved that nasty stuff off his chin and neck. I also received some plants and other things for my garden. I am completely blessed.

Holy Cow!!!

Today has been an interesting day. We have had a potential bomb threat at our kids school. Man I did not need that. Our kids are fine but it was a nerve wracking 4 hours. It makes homeschooling look more and more appealing.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We are home

Well we made it back safe and sound on Sunday. the 2 older kids that stayed home managed things just fine. They actually even cleaned the house :). We have caught up on our sleep and laundry. Today we will get back into the swing of regular life(whatever that is). I am working on some quilts and my flower gardens, plus a few meetings this week. We have talked to Aaron several times, he is adjusting well to California, (I mean who wouldn't?). The time change hasn't been bad for him. He won't start classes for a few weeks yet, but they will keep them busy. His graduation was very nice. So many men and women willing to serve this great country. I will post pictures when we get them into a computer file. He is very handsome in his dress uniform. We did not get to see him as much as we would have liked. We only saw him for 4 hours on Wednesday and 7 hours on Thursday and that was it. the girls were thrilled to hang on their big brother for a little while. We then went to Illinois and spent the weekend at a friends cottage and just relaxed, talked, played games and ate. It was a very good time away.