Thursday, May 24, 2007


Okay, I must make a correction. My husband starts his new job on MAY 29. I'm not sure why I keep wanting to say and type September. DUH!!! Today was his last day at the lumber mill, so he'll have a 4 day weekend.

Thanks, Karen, for asking me about that today. Also, I sure enjoyed luch, and I hope I didn't talk your ear off. I sure have missed seeing you. It was so good to get together.
On Sunday we were able to see a baptism at our new church. It was so touching. They also had a part of the service to induct (I'm not sure that is the right word) new members. It was so touching. I cried, and I didn't even know the people. They had 4 baptisms from the same family. 2 were believers, and 2 of them were children, being baptized as a sign that they are a part of a covenant family. I was so touched by the words that were spoken. I realize so much that baptism itself does not save you, only your faith in Christ, the work he completed and his rightousness saves you. I am anticipating the day that Rob and I along with our children will become members of this church, and that we will be baptized as true believers, in Christ and his rightousness. It was just such a wonderful thing to see. I know I don't express myeslf well with words sometimes.

Monday, May 21, 2007

How many fishing poles does one boy need in the water at a time. 5, I guess is the right number. LOL!!!!

Pretty flowers

Zach picked these flowers for me on Saturday when we went fishing. We brought them home and they are in a vase on the kitchen table right now. When we got them home they were looking a litte "sad and droopy", Zach found the vase and put them in water, he was so tickled when we got home from church on Sunday that they had "drank all the water and looked pretty again." His giggle was so cute when he realized this event had taken place. It was so cute.
Cowboy Zach

Cousins eating in the sun.
Nothing better than SpiderMan Pringles.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Rob got the job. He starts on September 29. He is pretty thrilled about this also.

Smiling Providence

Thursday, May 10, 2007

One of God's many blessings

What a blessing to have a Godly husband. We do family worship each night right after supper. They even do it the evenigs I work. Well, at any rate, on Sundays we review all of our chatecism questions. It is such a blessing to hear my boys, all of them to answer the questions. ALL of them. They blow my mind to see how much they are learning about God Holy word. I am just so thankful to have a Godly Priest for our family. He takes the job of instructing our boys in the truths of the Bible very seriously.
I think I'll just lick the frosting that is dripping off the donut.

Making donuts

I bought a kit to make donuts, and we FINALLY did them. Austin and Zach enjoyed the fun in making the donuts. They didn't eat them all, they just had fun making them. They were not the kind of thing you could save for another day. Cheap entertainment.

Things are busy here, as usual. Actually, I haven't been blogging too awfully much, because of the time it takes. I can be "obsessive" at things like this. I can sit for hours on the computer, reading, thinking, reading, searching, blah, blah!!! Well, at any rate, I do have a husband, 3 growing boys, a house, a dog, a job and all that jazz. I just have figured the time I (waste) use on the computer, I really could be engaging in conversation with my boys, reading my Bible, cleaning the house, doing laundry, or any number of other things. You know I really don't want my children to remember me as "always on the computer". Okay, Okay, I've rambled enough.

I really have a few things to update on my life.

Tomorrow my husband will find out if he is getting a new job. He applied for a job for the Street Department here in our town. It would be $1.50 an hour more to start, then after 3 months he will get a another $1.50 raise. We could handle that. At any rate, with the raise after the 3 months, he would be on call for an entire week out of each month. Well, we are so used to that. He was on call at the funeral home, every day, all the time. No exaggeration, so I think we will be able to live with that.

Austin is doing much better overall. He is sleeping better, which in turn makes his days better. We have been only giving him his afternoon meds on occassion, like if we need to go somewhere which would require focused attention for him. So, I think we've only used it 2 times in the last 10 days or so. Rob and I are really trying to parent using the "gospel" as our philosophy. (I'm not sure if that came out right or not) We had a nice conversation with Austin on Sunday afternoon, while Jordan was at a youth function. We have decided to not continue--at least for the time being--with the anxiety therapy. We talked about how we (as in all 5 of us) need to really learn to depend on God to help us more than we have in the past. We are going to turn to the scripture when we are havin "anxiety issues". God made us the way he wanted us, so we need to learn to trust him to help us get through all this. Austin was in agreement. When we talked we told him, if he is not comfortable with how it works, to let us know and we would rethink things if need be.

Jordan got accepted to go to a Science Camp for 2 weeks this summer. He is very excited about this. It includes an overnight camping trip and trip tot he Zoo. One of the main reasons we decided to let him apply was that his Science teacher this year is a Christian, and his wife taught Jordan in preschool, and his daughter babysat for us before. At any rate, that is the only reason we'd be comfortable with him going away overnight. I know, I know, I'm probably more protective than most, but there are many reasons for this.

Next week Jordan has a dr. appointment in Indy in the afternoon. Well, Rob is going to take 1/2 day off and we are all going to go together. I'm looking forward to this. We are going to make something fun of the day. We've not done that lately.

That is it for the time being. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Zachary!

**Beach cake. Rice crispies for sand, milk duds for rocks, laffy taffy for beach balls, volleyball net, and floating mattress, sour peach and apple rings for inner tubes, teddy grahams, Kit Kat and a ghiradelli chocolate square for lifeguard stand (I didn't have the back on the chair inthe first picture--I was afraid it would fall off before this evening), swedish fish aqua life for under the water.

Zach turned 8 on Sunday. We had cake, ice cream and presents today. Austin helped be "design" the cake. It was fun. Lots of fun ideas. Austin and Zach helped me decorate it. It was a beach scene. Zach is a beach baby. He loves the water and sand. Zach is outside enjoying some of his gifts right now. Baseball!

**I finished my Subway Management Class today. It wasn't so bad. I think I passed the test anyway. I hope I did. I'll find out soon enough. It was fun to learn new stuff. I think it will help me do my job more effeciently. I am one of those people who have to know the ins and outs in order for things to make sense to me. I need to know why I do something, rather than just doing it.