Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This just amazes me...It's just awesome to know that there are still honorable, diligent young men out there! Men that are willing to serve in such a dedicated fashion. I am so proud of every branch of our military!!!! Thank you for serving your country. Thank you for fighting for our freedom's and liberties.
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you...
Jesus Christ and the American Soldier
One for your soul, the other for your freedom
So I have decided to go ahead and share some of the changes going on around here...
Change number one...We are moving!!! Finally, finally, finally...Our house sold! We've been trying to sell it for over a year! We hate living so far from family. We do not like the heat and humidity where we live. And we are REALLY sick of allergies causing us to be sick all the time! The exact location hasn't been determined, but it will definitely be closer to our families.
Change number two...Well, I'll let you look around and figure that one out ☺(when you figure it out...don't say anything publicly if you know me in "real" life! lol)
Oh, and I fixed the links from my last post...sorry bout that, I must have not actually copied it when I thought I had!
So much has happened this week. Craziness!
The tornadoes have wreaked havoc across the midwest. The devastation is awful! A distant relative of mine was missing. He has been found but is in critical condition. Our dear friends have lost their home and vehicles. So many lives have been lost. Yesterday I was so worried for my friends (all of them ☺) that I spent most of it in tears. I couldn't even pray past "PLEASE LORD!!!" Today the tears are for their loss and the loss of so many others. The sadness is overwhelming.
Kathleen was sick starting on Sunday. She was sleeping a lot during the day (very unusual for her cause she doesn't even take naps anymore) and then her fever spiked over 104. I could get it to stay down by alternating tylenol and ibuprofen and doing cool baths, but if I let more than 3 hrs pass it would spike again. Then she got uncontrollable diarrhea. I waited till the next day to see if it would go away. Spent most of the night up with her. Had to give her a bath in the middle of the night, not fun for either of us. The next day was pretty much the same...Called the Dr to try to get her in and they were booked. Transfered me down to Urgent Care and they were booked too (they're by appt) so they told me to take her to the ER. Now I totally prefer to do things naturally first, but high fevers worry me. Along with the fact that she was screaming and climbing the back of the couch cause she was in pain. So I wanted her checked just to make sure there wasn't anything weird going on. (I live in a small town and there were only 2-3 other people in the entire ER besides me, for those worried about me taking up precious space in the ER) The Dr, who happened to be the one we like, said it was probably viral. Seems to be going around. Because we're on well water though, he gave antibiotics just in case. The next day she was fine, so there was no need for the antibiotics. No fevers and the diarrhea was clearing up. Today no diarrhea, just gotta clear up the rash from it. Several other kiddos are getting it now, without the fevers though.
Makenzie lost 2 teeth. So far on all her teeth she has gotten completely hysterical when they get pulled. The first one this week...She came to me with dental floss so I could pull it. I worked on it to get a slip knot ready, which I'm not really good at. I had just finally gotten it done and she says "I pulled it!!" I was like "What?! You pest, I just finally got the knot in! Now what am I supposed to do with this dental floss???" ;) LOL...She just laughed and I threw it away....Funny girl...a couple days later she told me another one was really loose, so I said ok tell me when you want me to get the floss ready...a few minutes later she triumphantly held it up for me to see. She pulled it by herself again! She was so happy...DH told her since she was so brave he was gonna pay her $1.50 for both teeth! (We do not do the tooth fairy thing, But most of the time for the first 8 teeth or so we give $.25-$.50 per tooth) It's just so funny to me cause she is my hysterical dramatic child. She used to FREAK out if she got drips of water on her, used to scare me to death over the most silly things.
Zachary has been starting to talk lately. So cute! Says "girls, James Michael, dad, mom, cup"...the other day he found a flashcard with the #8 on it. He was showing it to me, so I pointed to the 8 and said "It's the number 8" Then he pointed at it and said "it's uh 8" LOL...I have another child genius! (yes, I have several of those, but I'm kinda prejudice :D (seriously Michelle is though, she just turned 6 and is doing 2nd grade and I think she could do 3rd with no problem!)
We have been having garage sales this week and have actually done pretty well. At least we're getting rid of things. Stuff = Stress in my opinion. There is just a point (different for each person) where the amount of stuff starts to overwhelm me. Trying to find places to put it, keep it clean, keep it organized...I hate clutter and Love to get rid of stuff! Garage sales or good will :)
Had my 15 yr high school reunion. All by myself :) That's what happens when you're a homeschool graduate! LOL...It was so fun catching up with all my old friends ;)
Found THIS article to be very good...and THIS one to be interesting...and THIS one (snappy answers for stupid questions about your big family) to be hysterically funny! The last one I think everyone should read!!! SUPER FUNNY!
I have family and friends who were affected by the tornado. One relative is missing. Our very best family friends (they and their 10 children) are safe, but they've lost their house and all their vehicles. The death toll keeps rising, and there are so many missing...Please Pray!
Well, those are the options. So I'm gonna go with God. I'm sorry if not everyone agrees with what they read here. (You don't have to read it if you don't like it though☺) This is my blog. My thoughts. My views on things. I realize not everyone will agree with everything I put on here and that's fine. What I write here, I write for myself and for those who care or want to read it. I don't write it because I'm judging or condemning anyone. I'm simply writing what I believe the Bible is saying to me, you're free to read the Bible and see what it's saying to you :D
I'd like to ask all of you who are reading this to please pray for the people in Joplin, MO and in NE OK who have been affected by the tornadoes. The devastation is severe and they greatly need our prayers. Personal request on that...I have family in the area and as yet don't know if EVERYONE is safe. I know some are, but please pray! Pray for everyone to be found, for the families to be comforted in their loss (of family or homes), pray for there to be no more injured, and pray for the ER workers to have the strength and energy to do their jobs!
Sarah over at Heartsdesire is having a GIVEAWAY!!! Of the Duggars new book! Head over and check it out!
Wow! I can't believe I have posted 100 times! Crazy! I had been thinking of doing something "extra" special for this post, but with the happenings around here I just haven't found the time. We have been super busy with some big changes that I'll explain later. Fun Stuff! :D So, since I don't have much time I thought I'd just do a quick post. Typing in each letter of the alphabet, one at a time, I found all the sites I've been to alphabetically. It was kinda interesting actually, at least to me...Sorry if this is "boring" to some of you ☺ So, here we go A-Z
i google search
o google search
www, or w google search
x google search
Well, out here in our world things have been pretty interesting. About a week ago Jason burned his arm pretty bad. 2nd degree burn. It was very painful. I put aloe very gel on it as soon as it happened and then followed with colloidal silver gel til it scabbed and then he's been putting lanolin on it to help it finish healing up. It looks much better now!