Friday, February 26, 2010


Dan, the kids and I went for a drive this afternoon. We drove to the town that Dan and I met in. Anyway, we drove past..kinda sureal as we had our children with us. Who knew? God knew!! In two months, five days Dan and I will be married TWENTY years!! Some time soon I will tell the story of how we met! I am so thankful to God for my husband!! He rocks!! God first, then my hubby!! :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I burned my arm a few days ago...OW!! Today it is really bothering me. Curling irons are dangerous painful tools for hair. My hair really isn't worth it! :) But, hey my kids are better and are SO energetic that one little burn can hold me down! :)

So, just a friendly warning when using a curling iron....DON'T drop it!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


??? I do believe my little boy has the flu. Still with the high fever and this morning...hum. He got up, still had the fever and I got him what he requested. Dry Fuit loops and his absolute favorite food, yogurt!!! Okay, no problem. He a little while later gagged, and I asked him if he was okay. He said yes. Are you sure I asked him..yes, mommy I cough!! Do you have to throw up? Icky mommy no no. While we are having this conversation, I am trying to figure out a throw up bucket to use. The bucket we use, he could sit in. :) I found a bucket..and guess what, he tried it out!!! :) And best of all it worked!!!

Kristina got up and had the opposite happen..she had the other end happen. No fever for her, thank you Jesus!! She is a little more self sufficient, she gets her water and bananas when she wants.

I was talking to my mom and telling her about her grand kids..and all of a sudden I said my kids are sick and I am so thankful to God, just got overwhelmed with emotions! Started to cry because I love my kids and I am so thankful I can care for them!!! Not so emotional now..

My kids are not the sickest that they will ever be..and certainly not as sick as some kids, but this is okay for a start! :) God will give me the strength to handle everything. That was my prayer this morning..I asked God for the strength to handle every moment of today. Somehow I knew I needed to pray for that. So glad that was laid on my heart. Praising God and serving my kids...

This is a picture of my kids right now...

This is my little boy with a fever of 99.6

This is my little boy with a fever of 101.6

This is what I would like to be doing... :)

I am NOT doing this... Maybe later after the kids go to bed tonight? :)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Yep, got a phone call this afternoon from the school nurse. She told me that Jovan had a temp of almost 103. And asked if I could come and get him. Well YEAH!!! I cried and sobbed... My baby was sick. And I kinda lost it... Don't really know why.. Pathetic maybe?

So, I called the clinic when I got home and a left a message for the doctor. They called me back and told me that she could squeeze us in if we could get there by 3:15pm. Okay, is a twenty-five minute drive and it was almost 3pm. Jovan was sitting on the potty, Kristina was eating a snack, and the dogs had to go potty!!! But we made it there by like twenty-two minutes after. Fastest we have ever bolted from the house!!!

We got there, fever went down with the Motrin I gave him..then our WONDERFUL pediatrician came in and checked him out. Ears fine, did the strep test. He did AWESOME!!!!! He gag and then cheered when he was done! Perfectly executed!! :) It came back negative...but she was going to have them grow it out.

So, we then ran to our favorite store, um yeah, Target!! The kids LOVE yogurt and bananas, and it seems that I can never buy enough!! And I picked up Popsicles.. Came home and fed him soup... He went downstairs to watch a movie with Kristina, bedtime comes around and his temp is 102.3. I know temps are higher at night...but um enough for me!! Gave my baby some more Motrin and tucked him in. He kept saying he was hot. "hot mommy", "hot mommy" My poor baby!!!

I guess I am a mom...getting more experience by the day!! But, I am still a little sensitive when it comes to my kids being sick!!! I have a really good friend that would say "buck up buttercup!!!" :) And I will...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wanting the best...

As parents you want the best for your children, do we not? Sometimes wanting the best is not always what is best for your child. For the last week I have been thinking about the best thing for our doctor visit for Jovan. I have been concerned that we would do something that was not right for him.

But going to his appointment and meeting with his doctors made everything just right! The appointment went really well, got a LOT of information and now we are much better informed for the next step.

Jovan is getting wheels! He is so excited! We put him in one at the clinic, he buckled himself in, asked if he could go..said bye-bye and off he went. You would never know that he had never wheeled himself around before. The thrill to move where he wanted to go with ease was evident in the big smile on his face. And would you believe that this mommy did not get any pictures of that? DUH!! I was just stunned that he could move, excited that he can keep up with Kristina when she is riding her bike, and the list goes on.

It takes a while to get a wheelchair...measurements, trying them out, and of course having the insurance company see that it is something that he needs! (we have awesome medical insurance...thank you God!!!)
We are also getting him a walker for a second mode of mobility! I am so happy for making the decision to take him there. (Of course Dan decided too!!) :)

And I am even more excited that there is, within the clinic, a specialty area that works with kids that have mobility issues like the ones that our second son has.

Well, since I want the best...I must get my kids ready for bed and for school tomorrow. My grandmother is going to the doctor tomorrow...and after we are going to paint the town red!! That means we are going to grab a burger and head to the grocery store! Wahoo!! :) Now, I must help my son go potty...see ya!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Evan...

Real quick, here is the story of "my Evan". Kristina and I were sitting at the table doing last minute Valentine stuff. We came across a picture of a boy in her class. She says "my Evan". I asked her why he was hers. Because he likes me! I asked her if there was anybody else in her class that likes her..she told me that she had to think. :)

She has been referring to him as that ALL school year. I met his mom during a school activity and I said ah this is "her Evan". Turns out that he talks about her too! So cute!! And the best thing is that family knows and loves God just like us!! :)

Who knows what will happen to her Evan down the road..but she is content with her Evan!! And I wrote this in brown as it is Kristina's favorite color!! :) How sweet is that!! Just had to share...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentines Day...

I have been wracking my brain to figure out what to do for the kid's and Dan.. The kid's are having a Valentine's Day party. And I am going to have them make their Valentine cards. We will see if they turn out. It's supposed to snow this outside play and making cards should fill it up! :)

In a post a few days ago I talked about those little Quip cards..well I started to use them, and what a thrill!!! Slipping them was as fun as watching my hubby's face light up!! I took picture's..cuz I take pictures of everything!!! (Even a toilet sign in our children's country!!!!)
The one above is in Dan's toiletry bag.. Dan is running the race to work to glorify God!!!!
I tucked the pooch one in his chair at the table!!! So cute!! And it is a Valentine one! I am going to use them for the kid's teacher's as well. I am volunteering that day, so I can tuck them on their desk!! :)

This one I tucked in his "blankie" on his chair. I LOVE this one!! And he liked it too!! So CUTE!!! Who wouldn't want a little card tucked and in my case..placed with love...and a little romance!! It made for a conversation piece! :) He was touched and knew he was loved!!

For us..our life has been busy with doctor visits and school, so little time for any dates or alone time. So, I have been trying to find cute inexpensive ways to surprise Dan. And it warms my heart that he enjoys them too!! As the appointments wind down..(more on that later) we are having more time again! But still need to be very inexpensive and WAY WAY more creative!! There are many cards...and many uses for them, so from time to time they will appear!! (It's okay he doesn't read the blog!!) And I am going to be able to slip them to other people. Can you tell that I am so excited to have found a gold mine of excitement!!!! :)

Better go, have many things to do. I'll post again soon!! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Right this minute and several before grandmother was chasing my children up and down the hall with her walker. My kids are screeching and the tables are turned and they are chasing her!!! Okay, now they are all breathing heavy and need to sit down! So cute and what a memory! Had to share! So very cute... God has blessed us all!!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


As you may know..I am trying to wait patiently during this adoption process. It is hard...but getting a little easier the more we do it. :) Each one is different.. When I heard this song a week ago, it really made me think and I am going to do what the lyrics say. Serve and worship God.

This song is by John Waller. So many words touched my spirit. It is painful..waiting for funds. It is in God's time, I know that..but knowing that our son sits and waits for us to come..painful. Then I think of the word perseverance, our son is persevering while he is waiting. God has him in His arms..and is keeping him safe and that is very comforting to me. God's time is not our time...

I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

So that's my song for our son. Today is one month, one week, and one day waiting for him. And my heavenly Father is number ONE in my life and I will wait for HIM!!!!