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Just Askin'....

This came in my email and I loved it enough I wanted to share it.



Me:    God, can I ask you a question?
God:   Sure.
Me:    Promise you won’t get mad.
God:   I promise.
Me:    Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
God:   What do you mean?
Me:    Well, I woke up late.
God:   Yes.
Me:    My car took forever to start.
God:   Okay.
Me:    At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
God:   Huummm.
Me:    On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call.
God:   All right.
Me:    And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work!!!   Nothing went right today!   Why did you do that?
God:   Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life.   I let you sleep through that.
Me:    (humbled):   OH...
GOD:   I didn’t let your car

Sticks in the head....

We just finished up learning all about volcanoes in school. It was interesting and even I learned alot from it! I try to incorporate music as much as possible because that seems to help my kids retain things more.  I found these two songs and they were such a hit! Connor loves the bottom one and sings it at the top of his voice....often! LOL! Nolan loves the top one and knows it word by word.

I think they are sad we are moving on to earthquakes and tsunamis. LOL!  It's amazing how much the kids learned. I find that kids are capable of learning great and wonderful things if we let them. When we "dumb-down" or "water-down" topics we are underestimating their God-given abilities! When I would share with Sean what I was planning on teaching them he'd say, isn't that something they are taught in  such and such grade? I don't know, maybe you are expecting too much but I wasn't. They learned and have a working knowledge of volcanoes. Sean was pretty im…

Parent Rap...Love this!

Smile......

Gabriella and Nolan decorated Sean and I's anniversary cake. I was pleasantly surprised...I thought for sure the whole container of sprinkles would be on it. LOL! 
Kyalynn's cheesy smile...:) Even beautiful cheesy!! :)
Walk in our backyard watching the hawks soaring on the wind.

There's always one in every bunch! LOL!

Thru the years...

September 17, 1989 - 23 years ago I married my best friend and the ride has been crazy wild! :) 



















Friday Fun...

A crazy hard week...

I'm not even sure how to put the last couple of days in words. Sunday, while we were on a family hike on the mountain, about 1/2 way in, Nolan and Sean were attacked and stung many times by yellow jackets. The girls and I were in front and we had no idea what was going on. Nolan just started screaming this terrible scream and it took a few minutes for Sean to realize there were yellow jackets on him. Then he took off running to get away from them. It was seriously like the cartoons where the swarm of bees chase you down. We tried to stop and pull the bees off Nolan's head, shirt, legs, etc. but more came so we took off down the mountain running again. Finally, we were away from them and we examined Nolan. He was red and scared but seemed ok. Sean carried him the rest of the way out of the woods on his back which was a total of at least another mile. (The total mileage for this trail was 3 miles). We were almost back to civilization when I noticed Nolan rubbing his eyes. I kept…

Adoption in America...

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Beach...

A Must See...

So perfect...

Each man  will be like a shelter from the wind  and a refuge from the storm,  like streams of water in the desert  and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.   Isaiah 32:2
When I read this verse this morning, I couldn't help but think of Sean. This is such a perfect description of how he lives his life for us....sheltering, protecting, life-giving, strong, and with his eyes focused on Christ. Again I am reminded of how blessed I am..... Thank you Sean for who you are. We love you more than words could ever say!!

Withdrawal....day 2....

Oh my! As most of you know our sweet Samuel isn't yet talking. :(  Of course I understand everything he "says" but not many others do. :) He does some sign language, lots of pointing, and much body language but it works for us. LOL! Anyhow, he was evaluated this past week and it is all good news!! The speech pathologist feels he isn't verbalizing due to that strange object in his mouth. He does verbalize but it's only sounds he can make around the pacifier and because that darn thing has been his best friend for so long unless we remove it he won't be talking anytime soon. SO....we took the plunge and poor Sammy T. has gone cold turkey. He only gets it when he is in his bed to sleep. This is a HUGE step for him because he seriously had it in his mouth 99% of the day. I'm not going to lie I feel bad for him BUT I know that only good can come from it and in the long run it's for his best. The first day was incredibly hard! As any addiction, when you re…