Friday, December 28, 2007

ALS - Hug

I love this video- it just makes me smile! My father died of ALS ten years ago and I sure do miss his hugs. (Pause my music on the side before playing the video)'s cold outside...

This is what it looks like outside our front makes me cold just looking at it. We sure have gotten our fair share of 'coldness' and snow here in good ol' Wisconsin (not 'Illinois' anymore...). It is pretty though...

Also- a quick thank you to my Mom and my stepfather, Bruce, for the gift of money they gave us for Christmas. We were able to buy a mirror for over our fireplace mantel! It is a HUGE mirror! It is about five feet long and three feet tall. It looks great- much better in person!

(This picture does not do it justice...)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wordless 'cowboy'.

Taking a break from chasing Indians and bad guys (he's a 'sheriff' cowboy you know...) to relax by the fire...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Just a few thoughts...

Why is it that you are hungrier in the winter? I swear I gain like five pounds every winter...I just can't help myself! I love to eat when it's cold and also when I'm stressed. Which is often in the dark, dreary months of winter. I also have been lovin' my coffee lately too. I have been keeping are heat set at 64 to 68 (at the most) degrees and I'm used to 72 to 74 degrees. I have been drinking allot of hot drinks- coffee, hot chocolate, tea, ect.

Also- painting spindles is not fun and not easy. I discovered that today...yeah...

That's all I have for now...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More prayer needed...

My nephew, Luke, is in the PICU right now. His mother (my sister) took him in yesterday for his four month check up and found out he has RSV and pneumonia. She has taken him in before (once to the ER and another time to the doctor) and both times he was sent home. They never did the RSV test on him. Well, he had gotten worse and when she took him in yesterday he was admitted immediately. He was actually driven to the hospital by ambulance. As a mother I know that must've been pretty scary for Courtnie. I haven't talked to Courtnie yet today, but as of last night he was still receiving breathing treatments, an IV (for dehydration), and his breathing and heart rate were being monitored. I feel bad for Luke but I also feel for Courtnie too. It is NOT fun being in the hospital with a sick little one ( I know first hand...) and it is also NOT fun spending your days alone. I hope to get up there tonight and see Luke and Courtnie. It's about a two hour drive but I know how much it meant to me when people came to visit Noah in the hospital. So I am going to make the long trek- I just hope Tim will get back at a decent time today. I don't want to be out on the roads too late tonight. Please keep little Luke in your prayers as his body recovers. My life has been crazy...why does everything always happen at once? What's next?!

Speaking of the things happening in my life- my Grandpa's funeral went well. I got some of my crying out 'before' we had to sing so I was able to sing the song without any problems. It was a day of pondering the sweet memories we all hold of our dear Grandfather. He was the 'center' of our family (extended). Grandma was doing pretty well. She does understand that he isn't here anymore. She forgets everyday, but when someone reminds her (only because she'll say he walked out on her) she starts sobbing and it all comes back to her. It was sad to see her made me cry. She is so frail and mentally feeble. I fear she won't be here as long as we'd like her to be either. My dear grandparents...oh how I miss them both...

Little Luke Daniel...isn't he just too cute for words?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007


My Grandfather passed away this morning. He has been sick for awhile and recently started having problems with a blockage in his colon (due to cancer). His Hospice nurse had said that if it didn't resolve itself quickly it could possibly take him within a matter of days. It did. I would like to ask if you could be praying for my mom and her two sisters and brother as they they proceed with funeral details. I'm sad but I am also relieved that my dear Grandpa doesn't have to suffer anymore. He has been in and out of the hospital for about five years now and I think he was just plain wore out. Also pray for my grandma as she is not mentally well and my grandfather was the one primarily taking care of her. I don't even know if she quit understands what is going on. They (grandpa and grandma) have been living with my aunt for the last week or so and I'm assuming my aunt will continue caring for my grandma. Did I mention my aunt is also battling stage four breast cancer? She is a pretty strong woman though and luckily she seems to be handling the chemo great. Oh yeah, and she has ten children (yes, you read that right...)- seven of which are still at home! Anyway, please keep my family in your prayers as we go through this 'transitional' stage of our life. I will keep you posted!

I love you Grandpa! I pray you are spending your eternity in Heaven safe in the arms of our Lord!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Just a quick post to say...

This is what happens when you're a baby trying to look down the stairs to see what the cable guy is doing and you slip and fall down the whole flight of basement stairs. You bust your lip open (luckily that was all...) and get blood in your mommies hair (just cleaned and blow-dried of course...)!

I'm back!

Finally- I have my internet up and running again-the cable guy just left! I have much to post about but I want to write when I have more time. The move went well. It was cold (like 15 degrees cold...) and we have WAY too much stuff, but all in all it went okay. I'm liking my new house. It is gradually becoming a cozy, cute home. I have been painstakingly working to get it 'just' right. I can't believe all the boxes I have gone through! I'm telling you- we are going to be getting rid of allot of 'stuff' before we move again. Anyway, I will blog more later and hopefully post some pictures. Stay tuned!

Friday, December 7, 2007

I'll be offline for a while... =(

I just wanted to let you all know that I will not have internet access as of tomorrow morning. I hope to get our internet hooked up as soon as possible at the new place. I 'm going to try to get someone in next week. I'm hoping I won't have to be 'offline' for too long. I'm going to miss all of you while I'm gone. Hopefully I'll have plenty of pictures to post when I come back! Take care!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wordless Wednesday- Playing with Boxes!

(Am 'I' ever 'wordless'?)
They have literally been playing with these for two days straight! What is it with kids and boxes?! Hey, it keeps them busy while I'm packing!

Monday, December 3, 2007

No time to post...busy,busy,busy!

Unfortunately, my week is almost totally FULL! I have absolutely no time whatsoever to blog! =( I'm kinda bummed about it, but what do ya' do? We move this weekend and I have about ummm...well...95% of our packing to do still. I want to move- I just don't like the whole process of moving. Especially the packing. We also have our annual ladies Christmas party tonight and I had to make three dozen cookies for that. We have Awana Wednesday, a rehearsal for our homeschool groups Christmas program Thursday, and the Christmas program Friday (I have to make another three dozen cookies for it). Saturday there is a Christmas party we were invited to and we would really like to go . In order for us to do so we will need to be done moving by Saturday afternoon. Yeah, we have a pretty busy schedule this week...and get this- Tim stills wants me to so school with Jonathan! We did get it done today, but it wasn't easy. With all I have to do this week I just don't know how many days we'll get in. Hmmm...I really am wondering if I'll even get everything done that needs to get done...