Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Whew, it's been awhile!

Hi there! It sure has been a while since I last posted. We had a big weekend, so I thought I'd fill you in. Bryan wanted to take a vacation, so we headed out for a 4-day trip to Woodland Park. It was wonderful! We stayed in a beautiful mountain house with a "hot pool" (or a hot tub, depending on your age). We took the kids to the North Pole, took a tour of the Cave of the Winds, visited with a great friend whom we hadn't seen for 2 years, went to church in Colorado Springs and just hung out and relaxed. I think everyone loved the entire trip. It was a much needed time away from home with the family.

Oh, we also have some prayer requests from this weekend. A dear, dear man, Bob Tweed, passed away this weekend. He is living in Heaven with his Heavenly Father, but he will be missed by his family and many friends. Please pray that God will comfort his family in the coming days. Also, my Dad will be starting Chemotherapy next week. We found out he had Cancer in the Spring of 2000 and he has maintained relatively good health since then with fairly minimal treatment, but now it is time to move forward. Please pray that the Chemo is effective and that each treatment doesn't make him too ill. Oh, and while I'm at it....please also pray for my Aunt Madlyn, who is also undergoing Chemo for Leukemia. I pray that God gives their doctors wisdom and them comfort and good health during these trying times.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Funnies

Grady Quotes:
"cock-fruit tail" = fruit cocktail
"Bear Wilds" = either Bear Grylls or Man vs. Wild

Zetta Quotes:
At lunch today Grady asked when he got to go to school and I told him that maybe he could go to Preschool next year. Zetta told him that Preschool was "really, really fun" and that he should like that because when he got "really, really old like.....like Aunt Kymee, that school probably wouldn't be fun at all." (Kymee is a Freshman in High School...) We had to email this to Aunt Kymee and tell her to have a good day, and that we hoped school was fun today.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Desire to be Domestic

I forgot to mention in the last post that I have also had an urge to dig out my sewing machine and start a few projects. How in the world do I find time to do that, though? There is always a small child around. I have no idea how the prairie women of "the olden days" did it. I guess necessity (and the lack of a Target just 15 miles away) made it a priority that ranked up there with cooking meals. Any suggestions? They are very welcome!


So, I've started working......a very little bit, but I'm working nonetheless. I provide speech therapy in the homes of 2, 2 year-olds each week. I was seeing them back-to-back, so it was great that I could drop my kids off for a few hours with a friend to play while I worked. My schedule had to change, so today I saw 1 child at 10am and the other at 3:30. I don't really like that! It did allow me to run some errands by myself, but honestly, I could barely function! I think I am so used to managing 3 kids AND doing whatever it is that I need to do that I wasn't stimulated enough today. I was in such a daze, I could barely carry on a conversation with the man at the tire store. That was a bit disturbing! I am thinking that it might be a good thing for me to be working a little bit now and getting out on my own, even if it is only a few hours a week. Hopefully it won't take me long to learn to function again in the absence of 3 children!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Zetta Pics

Grady Pics