Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Let's keep our wits about us, ok?

This is, by no means, and attempt to minimize those who are sick or have died because of the swine flu. This is just a reminder not to panic. It's also a reminder to keep your head on when it comes to what you read or see in the media. Don't forget, the government feeds us the info it wants us to know and tries to cover up the rest. This is no secret. They are not out to protect us as much as they want us to believe. I'm not being anti government or cynical and I'm not trying to start a conspiracy theory. I'm just telling the truth.

Do your own research though. To start you off I have a few links that I found while blog hopping and internet searching. It helps to keep things in perspective. It also helps to realize that the government spends all this money on the research and development of all sorts of diseases. They are creating this stuff!

Anyway, here are the links. Be informed and careful about what you believe in the media and don't panic.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lost & Found

Bet you thought I was lost, huh? Or at least fallen off the face of the earth or something.

Well, I guess I just needed to step away for a bit and not focus on what I wanted to blog about next. I think I'll still be a bit sporadic for the rest of April too. It's just that so much is going on in our family that the computer was becoming a focus rather than an occasional enjoyment.

So, I just stepped back a bit to reexamine things. If felt/feels really good. I miss sharing some really cute, funny stuff the kiddos do. They are simply amazing and charming and funny. I love listening to them speak and interact. I enjoy the little comments and ideas they come up with too. They are a joy.

I'm sure I've lost all of your attention by now though. Whoever is left reading this is definitely loyal, I must

Anyway, as I said before we have lots going on right now and life is definitely not boring! We're still trusting that God has an amazing plan for us and our family. We rely on Him to guide us through every step and decision. Not knowing what is in the future is definitely a test of faith. There are many uncertainties, but knowing that we do not have to worry about tomorrow is such a relief. God already knows our future. We don't need to worry or try to plan it out. We only need to trust Him to guide us and lean on Him for strength. How awesome is that?

I'll leave you with this bit 'o news and you may understand part of what I am talking about!

I'm only 6 1/2 weeks pregnant, so it's still pretty early. We just couldn't wait any longer to share our news. We already waited 4 weeks and that was

We are so excited that God chose to bless us again with a little baby. I still can't believe it and it became more real when we told our families today. They were beside themselves with happiness.

We ended up going to a dairy bar for ice cream after church and that is where we broke our news. We had not told the kids before we shared it with the family because we didn't want the news to leak out.

So, when I explained to Afton she was going to have another little brother or sister she promptly said, "I don't want a new brother or sister." A few minutes later one of my sisters asked me what we wanted (meaning boy or girl). Afton pipes up with, "Um, I want cookies n' cream." It was pretty funny!

So, anyway, that's one of big things going on!

Of course, I'll be updating and will have pics when I actually have something to show. Right now it's just a bit of leftover belly from Caleb. Not too exciting.

Now it's time for me to crawl into bed and sleep. This little one is kicking my butt in the sleep department. If I'm not in bed between 8:00 and 8:30pm I'm in trouble. As you can see I'm already late. Uh-oh....

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I waved to my family as I watched them drive away. 3 little hands and 1 big hand waved back at me. I watched until the van left my sight and even craned my neck a little just to see if I could see a bit more of it. My heart was filled with joy and love.

I thought about how these are the moments I treasure. Loving my husband and my children. Waving to them and having them wave back and me. Walking inside the house and being greeted with remnants from breakfast. Smiling because just a few moments before little feet were running around playing. Listening to the silence & enjoying it for the moment, but being excited for the time when they will come home. Laughing because I know in 5 minutes the phone will ring and it will be Mike *big smile*.

I know this is exactly where God wants me to be. He has blessed me with so much and I deserve so little. Being a mama and a wife has been my calling since childhood. I've always known that. I pray I will remember the blessing it is even at the most difficult times.

God, thank you so much for the family you have blessed me with.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"I Will Rise"

Oh to be in His presence...

To hear Him say my name...

To sit at Jesus feet and worship...

I anxiously wait for the day I will be in glory with my Heavenly Father!