Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us." Matthew 1:22-23

May you find Peace in this Season of Joy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman

I trully admire this man and his faith!!!  I went to his site just a few mins to get a name of a song I want to find and his opening page has a little special something from him.

"Good Bye. Mr. President.

Whether you voted for him & love him, or you’ve disagreed with all his policies and dislike him... Could we all agree on this? We owe President Bush a sincere thank you. As the historic Inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama approaches, pauses to thank our outgoing President for his service to our great country. This Thanksgiving weekend, we hope you’ll enjoy a new song by Steven written in President Bush’s honor.

Also, Steven and his family would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving through a special video blog! They also have big news to deliver! "

The info above was taken right from his page...Check it out!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


What I am & am not Thankful for:

Normally I love to talk about the things I am thankful for but the one thing that came out of Thanksgiving this year is the one thing I am not Thankful for...


We got a call after we left my parents making sure no one else was sick cause my Dad was getting sick... they also had all 3 kids over night. So we all thought it was his acid reflux acting up because he ate too much because he seemed fine all day yesterday and even came out here to bring the kids home with my mom.

That was till I got a call this morning and it was my sister saying she was super sick. Now normally she wouldn't call me but she announced at the Dinner table some big news with a shirt "Eating for Two" and she wanted to know if she should call the doc we both go to or if I knew what they'd say. So I walked her through what they told me the first time I went through that. She also told me that Dad was sick again today...

This was about the time that Joel was in the bathroom stuck to the potty. So I hoped it was just mere coincidence. Then at about 3 found out my sister's husband had join the rank of sick and my brother was now stuck on the toilet. At 4 Joel joined the puking ranks.....

Needless to say I am freaked out about what tonight might contain and I even made the girls choose one blanket and stuff animal and removed their comforters and gave them just fleece throw blankets because they are much easier to wash.

So I am not Thankful for PUKING but I am super Thankful for my Preggo Sister!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)
'11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'

I just recently finished reading a series of books by Karen Kingsbury.  In these 14 book (I know it sounds like a lot but I want more now) she has a very common theme that everyone in and around the Baxter Family learns/ realizes throughout the books.  This verse is the leading force behind their lessons learned and it has had a huge impact on me as well, especially in this time when we are all seeing the effects of the economy and how we feel about the recent presidential election.  No matter what though this verse is the truth and our hope.

There have been so many times in the years since I accepted Jesus as my Savior that I thought that I had to have everything figured out for my future.  Little did I know or understand that I have no control but that there is already a great plan in place!  This verse has been place in my life in the last few weeks so many times because it was time for me to finally understand it.  From this verse alone the way I think of things has changed and how my faith must be the only thing that leads is clearly stamped on my heart.  If this verse is not enough to understand that no matter what happens that God has a plan for us.  A plan in which he will guide us, give us strength, and always be there.  Then I'm not sure you really get the awesomeness of God at all.  He is offering a life where fear no longer rules and faith in hope in a planned out future that one day leads to an unimaginable eternity with him. If you have no accepted this gift already then please consider it now.  Because the other reality is that we do not know when he will come back and that is not something I'm ever willing to risk!

Matthew 24:42-44 (New International Version)
42 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Innocence of our Children

I was early to my MOPS group a couple of weeks ago and I decided to just sit back and enjoy the peace and quite while I listened to the Radio. A great new song came on the radio and I think that everyone should see it. So here it is from YouTube:

The Lyrics are:
"Casting Crowns: Slow Fade"

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Job

Joel has taken a new job with a company called TrackAbout and will start with them on Nov 10th. On Monday he turned in his 2 week to RCM Technologies and they decided that they would let him go on Oct 31st since he didn't have any work to last longer than that. 

The good news is he has a full week off to hang around home.  The bad news is we are without insurance for a while, other than Cobra if we need it.  Do not worry we are going to make his week off well worth the time because we are going to do some major cleaning so he will not be bored.  We didn’t really get to a true Spring Cleaning this year so we are going to do it now.  Plus it will make the Holidays so much easier by having things already in order. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wach out Las Vegas...

Here we come!

Well Joel and I have been doing lots of looking around to decide our 10yr anniversary location and I am about 95% sure we are going to go to Vegas. Now we are not the gambling type but there is so much more to Vegas. We want to take a day trip to the Hoover Dam and Sky Walk that over looks the Grand Canyon. We also hope to do a from Vegas helicopter trip over the Grand Canyon and many other beautiful places as well.

My parents are allowing us to trade in a week at one of their timeshares for us to use. I think we are leaning towards the Marriott Grand Chateau. We have loved the other Marriott that we have stayed at in Myrtle Beach.

I can not wait to really start planning this trip in the Spring when we can book the timeshare. It’s going to be very exciting to plan this and experience this as a couple. It will be good for all of us including the kids!

Monday, October 6, 2008

1st Anniversary...

Today is the 1st Anniversary of my 29th birthday. LOL  I refuse to say that I’m 30.  Granted to me it’s just another day but it just doesn’t sound right!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

An awesome Walgreens Trip!!!

I went to Walgreens yesterday and had a very sucessful trip!!! I can not believe how much I got for my money all because I did an even better time planning out my Savings Angel Trip... Want to know more about that just ask me I can go on for hours about it!!!


1 Scrubbing bubbles Automatic shower cleaning kit (Value $20)
6 Dole fruit cup packs
6 boxes of Puff plus lotion boxes
3 bottles of Robitussin
3 Natures Valley Mix Granola Bar Packs
3 Fiber One PB bars
2 Bottles of Shout
2 Cans of Scrubbing Bubbles
2 Containers of Scrubing Bubble Wipes
2 Silly scents 20 pack Crayola Marker kits
2 Papermate 6 pk highligher sets
2 Tylenol PM bottles
1 bottle of Windex
1 Hannah Montana 2009 Calendar plus bonus poster
[I]1 Calculator not pictured[/I]

[B]Grand Total: $35.42[/B] Plus I have another $10 Register Reward to spend the next time I go.
[U]Total savings with coupons and sales: $83.65[/U]

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Halloween in Sept?

We just back from our last weekend of camping for this season. We had a great time and the kids came home fairly clean. We stayed at a Yogi Jellystone Park. They had a Halloween weekend where the kids got to go Trick or Treat through the campground and wear their costumes. It was fun to trial run our outfits for Halloween.  Check out the pics from the weekend at our new Picture site!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Moving Song

I have been walking around for days with only one song stuck in my head.  I felt it was only fair I pass it on!!!

"What Life Would Be Like" by Big Daddy Weave

I wish I was more than a man.
Have you ever felt that way?
And if I had to tell you the truth,
I’m afraid I’d have to say
That after all I’ve done and failed to do
I feel like less than I was meant to be.

And what if I could fix myself?
Maybe then I could get free.
I could try to be somebody else
Who’s much better off than me.
But I need to remember this
That its when I’m at my weakest I can clearly see

He made the lame walk, and the dumb talk
And He opened blinded eyes to see
That the sun rises on His time,
yet He know our deepest desperate need.
And the world waits, while His heart aches,
To realize the dream.
I wonder what life would be like if we let Jesus live through you and me….Yeah.

What if you could see yourself
through another pair of eyes?
And what if you could hear the truth,
instead of old familiar lies?
And what if you could feel inside
The power of the Hand that made the universe
You’d realize…..


All our hearts they burn within us.
All our lives we’ve longed for more.
So let us lay our lives before
The One who gave His life for us.


Let Him live through you and me…yeah.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Camping here we come

Well wish us luck we are off tomorrow morning for our second camping trip in our camper.  We are excited and nervous all at once.  With me just back on my feet it should be interesting to say the least.  Hopefully the day after we are back home does not come with more accidents like the last.  Now to just get the packing done.  Off to get a good majority of it done.  Have a great rest of the week and weekend as well!!!

My little man!!!

Well today Logan turned 1 and I can not believe how fast this year has gone.  He was suppose to arrive on the 22nd but he failed a Non Stress Test and I started to have contractions.  They decided to take him early and we were so glad they did.  He was lodged in my pelvis with his caord wrapped around his neck. 

I love that little man of mine so much and I am so thankful for him and his sisters everyday.  He is so close to walking now and grows more into a little boy everyday.

Happy 1st birthday my little guy!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Walking again!!!

Well today I was given the thumbsup to go ahead and start walking in the boot.  It’s very strange and it feels very weird but it’s happening.  Now to get things done for Logan’s birthday party tomorrow.  Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers through the last 5 and a half weeks.  Now let’s pray it continues to go well.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Camping and our new Camper!

We are so loving our new camper.  We have only been able to get out in it the one time so far and it was before the fateful foot breaking event.  However even with my broken foot we are hoping to get out again at the end of August. We have reservations at a place in silver Lake called Silver Creek.

 Hobbling around our camper is actually easier than here at home and who knows by then I might be able to start putting a little weight on it.  The place we are going has paved roads and even a paved pad to pull the camper into and even to set up the dining area.  The rest of it is a beautiful lawn.  Just looking forward to stuff like that makes the time I’m spending on the couch not so bad.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My football career is...

officially over LOL. I had a second opinion today and I am so glad I did it. It was an emotional one but so informative. The doctor explained everything to me right down to the type of joint I did indeed dislocate and most likely ripped the ligaments (on top of the 3 metatarsal bones and 2 of the ones that they are jointed together with ). I pushed them back in quite well only one of the joints is off by a tiny millimeter which is not a huge concern.

I was presented the option to find out of my ligaments were ripped for 100% but I would also have to have metal wires put in. The pros and cons for me were that if I didn't have it done I could more easily re injure it. (Not a huge huge risk though) I also would never be able to play intense sports ever again. Not a huge deal because I wasn't before and I probably should never run on it. I've thought about trying to start running again but it always has an excuse and still might not be made better by this route. The cons were that I'd have metal wire sticking most likely out of 4 of my toes where they would stay 4-6 weeks and could have infection problems. I'd also have to be done Breastfeeding. No full showers while having the wires and it would probably be uncomfortable with the wires in too. It may not fix the millimeter the joint is off. This can not guarantee that I might not need my joint bones fussed together if they start to cause me problems down the road.

The other option is this cast I have now it's a air type cast and I can take it off to move my ankle and to sleep at night as long as I feel my foot feels safe with a wrap on it. Pros are no surgery, can keep breastfeeding, and my pain level will continue to get better. Also it will heal in about the same amount of time. Cons if I do re injure myself I'll have to go another 4-6 weeks and consider the surgery again. The little millimeter that one of my little joints are off will never get fixed. I should never run again but can do low impact exercise (elliptical, swimming, and walking).

After much thought and tears I have decided to give the no surgery route... If for some unexplainable reason I hurt myself again we would 100% get the surgery. I am so happy that I got a second opinion done and will only see this guy from here on out. He cared about me and what I needed to get through this. Oh yeah and I'm not looking at 3 months before I can start putting weight on it. In about 6 weeks I should be able to start working with it

Friday, July 18, 2008

Foot update

Yesterday I went to see the Orthopedic surgeon and right now everything looks aligned and I do not need surgery for now. However if any bones move within the next week before my next set of x-rays then we will be discussing surgery for sure. If I get the clear again next Thursday I'll go in every two weeks for x-rays. I pray that we continue to get the no surgery thumbs up and that I learn to adjust to this new air cast I was given last night. It's much heavier than the split and I was in a lot more pain overnight. Thank goodness for modern medicine and pain meds!!!

The three bones that I broke are the middle metatarsals and 2 other little ones below them. There is also a chip off from my large toe metacarpal and a couple of other spots but those are not a huge concern. The Orthopedic said this is a very serious break and I am very lucky not to need surgery at this point. I also found out that I will not be allowed to weight bear for at least 3 very long months. Anyone want a cute little 11 month old baby boy? LOL Totally joking we are going to work on some techniques for Maddie to help with him more and I am going to do a lot of crawling around. Oh the stories my kids will have!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I broke my foot...

Well about 25 hours ago I was coming in the back entry to our house and felt my self start to slide on a ceramic step. I trip to grip the stair with my right foot to prevent from hitting my shin on the step. However I slipped as I gripped and the rest of my body continued to go forward/downward and my arch of my foot took all of the weight on the edge of the stair. I saw bones pop out towards me, about 3 to be exact, and knew right away it was broken but needed to get to the hospital. I pushed the bones back in because it would have hurt more to wait and have to deal with swelling. It took my neighbor and Joel to carry me to the car.

At the hospital they did an x-ray but couldn’t tell much it either looked like a sprain to an old foot injury (which I never have had an old foot injury) or quite a good fracture. I knew it had to be the later. So they sent me down for a cat scan. When it came back the doc saw :wow I sure did a number on my foot. He had not seen something like that. He assumed what I did was essentially fold my foot in half as it happened and broke 3 long bones and 2 smaller ones.

Right now I am in a hard split with it wrapped really tight. It’s pretty much like a cast but it can be removed when I go to the Orthopedic guy in a couple of days. They do not think I’ll need surgery… but the Ortho guy will decide all of the logistics.

If you could send out some prayers for us we would sure appreciate them. We are going to need alot of them!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kids update...

Maddie is at the end of her year of Kindergarten and I can not believe how fast it has gone. She is doing well and looking forward to summer break. Not sure I am as much LOL.

Allie is doing well and 100% potty trained now...well for the day atleast. She is as devious as ususal and keeping me on my toes at all times.

Logan is wanting to follow in Allie's footsteps literally so he spends most of his day following her arround. He has been army crawling for a while now but today really took off on regular crawling. He can get into a sititng position on his own and even has 2 teeth and 2 more on the way. He's 9 months old now and changes daily.

So things are really good here and we are so excited about the summer and all it brings.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Things seem to have settled...

I realized that I had not updated you all on how we are doing since our sickie post. We are all finally healthy and hopefully for a while too. Allie's med kicked in and she became my sweet happy little one again. Logan popped another tooth so that helped him become a little less cranky.

Weight loss is going well. I am currently involved in a Biggest Loser Challenge with some friends on a mom board. When we started I was at 162.5. I am currently at 153.5 I'd really like to see myself at 145ish by the end of the challenge. Right now since the start I've lost 9lbs (5.54% of my orginal body weight)!!! So I'm feeling pretty darn good about that. I hope to get a little more serious though because I really haven't been trying all that hard so some weeks I lose nothing and others I lose 2-3. If I can be serious about the actual getting myself moving more then it will come off a whole lot fast. So now I am committing to doing that even if I run up and down our stairs 50 times a day. More movement will be the key to really get things going.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Go away Sickies!!!

Well just when we thought Allie was doing better we found out we were way wrong. Before we took her to the Doc yesterday to get a check on how her lungs were doing I went to take her temp. The right ear was a little over waxy looking (nothing new here) so I cleaned it out and she seemed fine. Well I went to put the thermometer into her ear she started screaming and shaking. I was like oh you have to be kidding me... she is on her 3rd set of tubes and we had finally been doing well. By the time we got to the docs she has puss ozzing out of her right ear. They both were pink and perfect on Friday. The left one was fine and looked great.

Well my guess is if looked at today she wouldn't say that now... it's ozzing chunks of puss. Thank goodness our ENT has a refillable ear drop at our disposable at all times otherwise we'd be a mess here for days.

When we were at the docs yesterday she tolds us that ear infection can sometimes come on in hours. You can look at them say at noon one day and they can be perfect and 6 hours later they are finally showing the signs you knew where going to be there because of how the child was acting.

So the story doesn't end there..... Logan is coming down with this same crude. And Maddie is almost finally over it. She has had it for almost 2 1/2 weeks now. Unless they get a bacterial type infection too there is nothing that can be done. What a horrible week to have 2 really sicks kids. Joel is in beautiful California right now. Please someone come hold my cranky baby.

Friday, April 25, 2008

My Allie is very Sick...

I decided to take Allie into the Med center this morning. Normally we go to the Docs but I won the award for the worst mother of the year with Maddie this morning when I forgot about a huge art thing at her school this morning so I made plans to pick her up and see the art then.

Allie has been running a temp around 102-103 for almost 3 full days now along with a funcky cough, runny nose, and allergy symptoms. So I get her to the Med Center and the Nurse Practioner runs the tests and is baffled at first because her lungs are clear for now and her ears were great and throat was just a little red. She did find huge lymph nodes and then she heard the cough. She was completely thrown back by it and thinks now that Allie has a viral induced asthma. But she is also concerned for her temp that doesn't seem to be budging and that her cough could get worse. So I'm on my way to get a nebulizer and meds.

The hope is that by tomorrow her fever has broken and the cough is better if not we've been told to get her into the ER. What sucks is this is the busiest weekend I think since my wedding. I really hope and pray that things do get better for her because I want my happy Allie safe and healthy.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A sad Day....

Yesterday was a rollercoaster of emotion.... I thought that right now I'd be shouting from the mountain top of the joy of a new puppy in our home. But instead I've broken my girls hearts and the puppy is back at the rescue foster home

The puppy we found was at Petco yesterday morning and he was 10 weeks old. He was so beautiful and we fell in love instantly. We brought him home and at first it was going great until we turned our heads for 2 seconds and we found him on top of Logan thinking they were littermates. He did not scare or even hurt Logan at all and at first it was kinda of cute funny. But the more he played near Logan the more we realized he thought that Logan was a littermate and not a baby. This scared me huge time and made me realize that even though he was perfect for our family and even almost house trained the timing might be off by 6 months. So I called the lady that we got him from and asked what we could/should do. The decision came down to the big what if I turned my back because Allie is almost potty trained but stills needs the occasional run me to the potty so I can make it and Logan got hurt on complete accident because of the innocent puppy how would I feel then. I was heartbroken with how I realized how it made me feel because I know that if we had found Teddy 6 months later we would have a best friend for life.

We took Teddy back and we really need some prayers for some healing right now because we are all hurting because he stole our hearts and the thought of him not in our home is killing me.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Right now I have another blog going that is a way for me to just talk mommy and nothing but mommy. I started a new thing on there today and thought to myself that it would be worth sharing here as well!!! I also hope to use that blog to review products that have to do with my life as a mom. (Also Known As "Mom")This blog will remain my personal journey...well beyond being "mom" but also a wife, child, believer, and so much more. Now onto my first Wordless Wednesday post:


(This was taken August 2006)

This picture truly takes the words right out of my mouth... it leaves me wondering where the last 1 year and 9 months have gone and when did my Baby bear grow up??? Once again Happy 3rd Birthday Allie!!!

Weight loss

It has been a while since I talked about my weight loss journey... the good news is that I haven't really strayed from the 162 that I was at back in Jan. However my goal of reaching 152 by Allie's birthday was obviously not met.

So here is my plan of attack... first I'm going to start back on using the Slim fast Online diary and aim to keep an average of about 1500 Calories a day. This is actually not too horrible when I keep to foods high in fiber and other things that fill me up for the least amout of cals. Yesterday went really well and I ate quite nice I must say. Just to give you an idea of what my 1500 calorie looked like here is my meal info from slimfast:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch 3/4 cup with 1/2 cup milk x 1 1/2

Snack #1
Grapes, fresh: 1 cup
Chips Deluxe 100 Calorie

Lettuce: romaine, chopped, 1 cup x 1 1/2
Meijer Chicken breast Frozen Brown Bag
Northern Italian Lowfat dressing 2 tbsp

Snack #2
Chiquita Banana
Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Bar

Mayonnaise: lo fat, 1 tsp x 3
Subway Turkey wheat w/ Lettu, Tomat, & Amer Cheese x 1 1/4
Lays Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat ~18 chips x 1/2
Munchies Snack Mix 3/4 cup x 1/2

Snack #3
Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop Butter Half Bag

And here are the total Stats for the day:
Actual 1,550 Target 1500
Calories from Fat
Actual 340 Target 280 - 530
Total Fat
Actual 37 g Target 31 - 58g
Saturated Fat
Actual 7 g Target <= 17g
Actual 115 mg Target < 300mg
Actual 2,670 mg Target < 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate
Actual 232 g Target 169 - 244g
Dietary Fiber
Actual 30 g Target >= 25g
Actual 82 g Target * ??? not sure what that means??
Actual 70 g Target 38 - 131g
Vitamin C
Actual 70% Target 100%
Actual 60% Target 100%
Actual 190% Target 100%
Actual 80oz Target >= 64 oz

Now part two is to spend at least 45 mins doing work around the house and getting out for a 30 min walk when ever the weather permits each day. I hope that once again I see great sucess with this and then maintain.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm back up and running!!!

Wow it's really funny how I always say I'm going to start blogging and then I still mess it up. Well I really hope to make a change now. Granted I have a great excuse as my laptop died and I had to use a desktop up in our master bedroom for a few months. This past weekend Joel got me a new laptop and I am now able to get back at things.

As part of my weight loss journey continuation I am going to blog all about it atleast once a week, but also all of the neat things going on in the house here too. So much has been happening that I really need to get better about sharing it all, not just for you all to read but to put out there for others to read too!!! Tonight alone I'm going to add 3 new blogs...once the kids are in bed that is.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The last 3 weeks

I have no idea where to even begin. The last 3 weeks has been a journey of happiness, sorrow, joy, sickness, love, and loss.

I never posted about my Grandmothers (Mom's Mom) awesome and wonderful boyfriend that essentially a second grandfather to me. His name is Papa Pete and he is rejoicing in heaven now. Before Thanksgiving this year he was diagnosed with Leukemia and was not given a good outcome. We saw him at Christmas time and he was doing ok. However they had to call hospice in shortly after. He was doing ok but took a turn for the worse just before Valentines day and passed peacefully in his sleep to join his Lord and Savior. What an awesome joy to know he is in Heaven right now but he is truly missed here. I can not thank him enough for all that he has done for my Grandmother since my Grandfather passed away almost exactly 10 years ago from right now. I love you Papa Pete and enjoy some cloud jumping for Allie and Maddie please.

The girls have had to learn about death in this hard time but they take comfort that our loved ones are in Heaven with God and Jesus, boo boo free, and enjoying some cloud jumping!!!!

Another sorrow that we are going through is that about 3 weeks ago my Grandfather (Dad's Dad) found out that he has Lung Cancer when they did a deeper scan of his pneumonia. He had an appointment with the doc to found out the deeper specifics about 1 hour before Papa Pete's visitation. He has Stage 4 Lung Cancer and it's in the lymph nodes as well. My Grandfather is a very strong and caring man that has lived a very rough but good life. He is already dealing with a heart condition and Parkinson's disease. He does not complain and has an awesome outlook. I am so proud to cal him MINE!!!!! He is not a good candidate for surgery or radiation, and it seems that Chemo would only prolong his life while making him miserable most likely. I understand that this is not really his wishes and he deserves to enjoy his last days here spending it with family before he meets his Lord and Savior and joins the cloud jumping!!!! I pray that I am able to spend time with him and let my children see the truly wonderful man that I get to call Grandpa. Please pray for peace and understanding for everyone especially his wife my Grandma (step grandma by law but real by my heart).

Some praises are that Logan is 6 months and can officially say MA-MA!!! Maddie is starting to read. And lastly my little Allie has learned her night time prayer so well that when I hear her say it I want to cry for joy!!!!

This last week I was uber sick and my family did an awesome job of surviving. All thanks to Joel for being the glue that held us together and took me to the ER to get on meds, changed tons of diapers, brought me meds, read to the kids, loved on them all for me, and still worked here from home. Thank you babe for everything you do you are the best!!!! Love you Forever and Always.

Thank you for making it all of the way to the end of this blog and please keep our praises and prayers in yours. Thank you from us all!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Logan update

So my little guy is changing way too much way too fast... He turned 5 months on Sunday.

He can roll over like a little pro and he's only been only doing it for about 2 weeks now.

Logan is now also a pro at eating Solids. Last Saturday (1/12/08) he tried cereal and that did not sit well with his tummy. So we decided to give Veggies a try. We started with Green Beans and he loved them and did awesome with them. By his 4th spponful he was taking the spoon in and swallowing it no problem. He totally skipped the couple of weeks of regurgitating the food. He went on to Squash 5 days later and now we are on Sweet potatoes.

Oh yeah and the last thing is how big that "little" guy is. He weighed in at 18 lbs 13 ozs on the Thursday before we started solids (1/10/08). He also 2 weeks prior to that was in the 99% for height.

Where has the time gone???

Thursday, January 10, 2008

One could only hope...

Well I really hoped that today when I went and checked on the freezer it would be working again. No such luck... it was about the same temp as the outdoors right now.

So that led to me to check out whether or not we had bought an extended service plan. Again nope... this is the reason that I feel they are so important. Right about the time that we bought this freezer we also bought a dishwasher. Joel was not to happy about buying service plans at that time because we had bought them on our exisiting appliances and never used them.

We lets go back to May of 2007 when our dishwasher of only 2 years died for the second time. The first time was when we had the house on the market and we had done a homeowners insurance thing that luckily covered it. However if we had bought a plan then we would not have had to buy a new dishwasher. The new one has a extended 5 yr plan on it ;)

Now here we are again same kind of problem... no plan and looks like we are out a freezer. I think we have learned our lesson!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ticked off

So last night before I went to MOPs I got into the deep freezer in the garage to get out a meal for a member of our small group that had been in the ER becuase of hurting her back on Sunday. So I got in the freezer and notice that some of the stuff had this weird frost just starting to form on it and a few things were melted (Ice cream and juice cans). I prayed that it was just left open somehow when Joel had gotten in there earlier in the day for me.

When I came home last night from MOPs at 10:30pm and went and checked on it. It was even worse... Alot of the smaller items had already begun to defrost. So we had to make room in the two freezer inside. We have our old fridge in the basement to store pop and right now my Lean Cuisine meals. So we were able to get the bags of Chicken breasts and all of the bags of veggies saved.However I have some Main Dish Kitchen stuff that is was starting to defrost... looks like we have the next 4 days of meals planned out...

Some of you may recall that this is not the first time this stinking freezer did this. That time I lost over a 1000ozs of breast milk. I am so irratated that this stupid freezer has been just fince since that incident back in Nov of 05. We only bought the darn thing back in August of 04 too...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Weight Loss accoutability

Well they say accountability is the key to weight loss and since we are in a new year it's time for me to shed these baby pounds once and for all!!!! Normally I'd do a 1 year weight review However I'm going to do a 2 year in review since I was preggo for 9 months of the last year.

Jan 2006: 166
May 2006: 175
August 2006: 148
Oct 2006: 150 (My maintain weight before we started to TTC)
Dec 2006: 157 (Got pregnant then)
Aug 20th 2007: 185 (My pregnancy high)
Sept 1st 2007: 164
Sept 20th 2007: 157
Oct 31st 2007: 158
Dec 1st 2007: 160
Dec 26th 2007: 164
Now: 162

Goals:April 1st (Allie's b-day) 152ish
June 29th (Maddie's b-day) 147ish
Aug 20th (Logan's b-day) 142ish
Final Goal 135-140 area!!!!