Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Other News

OK....I can tell yall now. LOL

# 7 is on the way!!!

We should be due sometime in February. I am so excited!

To much all at once

Sorry I havent written in a while. I have been super over extended this past week. I got a call from my mother...whom I dont really know all that well...thath she was coming to saty with us and that she would be here in a few hours. WHAT?!? UMM....OK

So there she was and to top it all off, she came sick. I have spent countless hours at the hospital or running errands for her, that I am very tired. I think she knew she was going to get sick and that she had no where else to go, but here.

She is out of the hospital now...so hopefully things will get somewhat back to normal. I had to postpone the Big Birthday Bash, because it just wasnt a good time....yes not fair to the kids...but I didnt know what else to do. So the Party is this Saturday. The fence is finished and the yard is picked up and mowed, that is a great thing.

My hard drive took the final plung a few days ago, you know, the big blue screen of death...taking my life with it. NO, nothing was backed up...I lost it all. Including all the pictures from Eves first year of life. I hate technology, although it is so conveniant. Its a love hate relationship for sure. I am back up and running now with an empty computer that seems so (not mine) Trying to re-download and recreate all the software and spread sheets that I lost as well. UGGG

I have other news but will wait until later to post it.....so stay tuned....I am off to try and have some kind of normal day today. Wish Me Luck!!!

Monday, May 22, 2006

If I never....

....see another screw again it will still not have been long enough. I am tired!!!
I spent all weekend "outside" in the "SUN" screwing in pickets. I am a color of red I didnt realize I could be. I woke up many times last night because my hand was hurting so badly. If I had to imagine what Hell was like I would say that it is probably screwing in an endless sea of pickets while holding a 10lb drill, in the boiling sun. YEP, thats what hell must be like.

There are 6 screws in each picket and over 800 pickets. They need to make a pretty pink drill that weighs only a few ounces because the big yellow Dewalt is not my friend. Are we finished yet? Well almost but not quite. Still one last side to put up. But the majority is done. So sense I hadnt had quite enough I decided I would stand on the roof today and paint some more on the exterier or our house this morning. I am now red with splotches of white and green.

Sorry for the random and short thoughts being thrown out but my brain has melted out my ears and complete thoughts just are not in my grasp right now.

Hope yall had more fun than me!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Grateful and Sorrowful

There are two families right now that are in a place I hope to never know. The first family is the Snow family. Two weeks before Christmas last year, Melissa a mother of six girls and a brand new baby boy; found out that she had brain cancer. She was optimistic as was the family. It was a whirlwind to them I am sure. Now she has been given 6-12 months to live.

The second family is a wonderful family with 8 children. The father Jeff is very likely in his last hours of life. They are still holding out hope that The Heavenly Father will heal him. I hold out that hope with them as well.

These things cant make much sense, except just knowing that The Lord is in charge of everything and He knew our life before we were even born. That in itself is the only comfort one can take away from all of this.

So as I am filled with sorrow for these families. I am also filled with a grateful heart. That today no matter what the day brings I am healthy, Rob is healthy, my children are healthy. I thank you Heavenly Father with every cell in my being that you have given us health. That as of this day we have not had to deal with such heart ache. Lord please forgive me for ever feeling that I did not have enough, or that something wasn't fair. Forgive me for complaining in my ignorance. We are truly blessed!

Please lift these families up to The Lord. And pray for complete healing for them both; and if that is not The Lords will that they may have peace through it all.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Day!

So, what did you do on mothers day? Well, Im glad you asked! I built a fence! I hate feminism and consider it the downfall of our wonderful nation....but alas I must say....I am woman here me roar!! I did not do it all by myself, but I did screw in 5 lbs of screws...which roughly is about 500 screws.

We are not done; still about 200 feet to go, but I am still so happy. We have 2 empty lots next to our home and have tried in the past to purchase both lots. This past spring one owner decided to sell, so our yard is in the shape of an upside down L; yet one day we hope that the other owners will change there minds.

We chose a wooden privacy fence because even though there aren't to many houses directly around us the ones that are there the people are well.....profane. They cuss while saying good morning to each other. Its pretty sad. So needless to say being able to sit in the backyard and not hear them will be a blessing.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Busy Times

Well it has been a busy few weeks, hence the no postings here. Sorry about that. As you know Rob hurt his ankle

He had a Dr's appointment this past Monday and was told that he will be fine in a few weeks. A far cry from the emergency room Dr who said that it would require surgery and no one ever fully recovers from this type of injury. Praise THE LORD!

We went camping last weekend to Tyler State Park. I love that park. It is where my family went when I was a child so it brings back old memories, and we make plenty new ones. This last trip we were there while no one else was. I like it that way. If I can go somewhere and be one of a few people there I am a happy camper. I guess it is easier to keep up with my brood that way, plus I like quite and calm. Busy and loud makes me nervous and anxious. Anyway we swam and we hiked; where we found wild blackberry bushes and picked and ate until our fingers where red. Then we found some hunysuckle plants and I taught my boys how to eat them. Oh still more old childhood memories flooding in, I am glad to be able to pass them along to my children. We also did smores and tick picking and the usual camping criteria. The boys caught at least 15 tiny fish. Elijah my 3 year old caught one and said look its a shark. To Cute. He also says "I want to go fishing pole" instead of lets go fishing. I love 3 year olds, just delicious!

We or mostly me have been putting up the fence. It is going slowly but I am hoping this weekend we can make some headway. Lifting 50 lb bags of concrete....not my backs favorite thing to do! I'll post some pictures when we are done with it.

We also had our sewer lines replaced.

and now have a nice muddy mess to tend with, but the upside is we have a nice knew sewer line; which comes in handy when the hotwheels cars are flushed down the toilet.
And for those of you who know when we started painting our house...yes it is still not done. It has been 2 whole years. To our defense it is really hard to paint a house that is so tall. By the end of this summer I plan (Lord willing) to be posting a picture of a completely painted home!

One of the cool things that we saw while they were digging is that our street used to be bricks.In fact all of Old Downtown Greenville used to have brick streets.

Well thats been my last few weeks.....busy times.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Prayer Requested

Hi everyone, I am asking that everyone will pray for Rob. On his birthday (the 30th 2 days ago)
He tore/ruptured all 3 of the tendons that attach your ankle to your leg. Needless to say not his favorite birthday present. He went in to work today, because well, he has to work. They told him that he needed to go home and that he couldn't come back until he was off the crutches. This is not an option. All of you that know Rob, knows that he cant sit still for long and this is going to really test his patience. I believe that The Heavenly Father allowed this to happen for a reason, but that as soon as that reason has been fulfilled, I am believing fully that dh will be healed, without having to have surgery! So please pray that The Fathers will will be done quickly and that healing will be immediate at that time! Thank you all!
Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29