Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Me & the Mr.

I painted these little pumpkins in our likeness and since Tim is home sick he gets to be the sad looking pumpkin. I laugh every time I look at them.

I tawt I taw a putty tat!


Victoria BC trip (77)
Originally uploaded by My Presidents

Just testing some things out.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Picture's

We went to the pumpkin patch on the first weekend of October and I forgot to post them. So here is our fun day at the pumpkin patch.

This is the zip line that has gotten shorter over the years but still just as fun!


Here is Reagan wearing the same boots, she wore 2 years ago at the same pumpkin patch on the same zip line. Here is a link to the picture and the post.


Lincoln wasn't so sure, so they offered to put him on the swing part way down and that seemed to help. I think he had fun, but didn't want to do it again.


I went too at it was fun!


There he goes, you can't see it but he is smiling.


There was this giant pillow jumpy thing that the kids just loved,
and they couldn't get enough.


Haley and Noah.






Lincoln, Noah, Haley, Chloe, and Reagan.





There was this giant black out maze that was impossible to escape. We found a lost child while we were in there. Did I mention I was the only adult for 4 kids aged 7,6,5, and 3. Wait I forgot the child we found, he was about 3 yrs old. We found a volunteer firefighter that showed us the way out using his cell phone. I told the kids that God had sent us an angel to show us the way out and do you know what they said??? Again!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Clinical Trial Day 1

I went today and got all my gear, including an umbrella, which was needed today because it has been raining cats and dogs here. I have to be careful of what I say, so I will be speaking in more general terms. If you want to ask me any questions please email me, its over there on the side bar on the left.

I can tell you that the drug is FDA approved....if I'm in one of the groups that are getting it. The way I am receiving the drug is what they are testing. I'm required to wear "a device" that emits the drug every 90 minutes. It must be worn on either the arms or on my belly. I am also taking a pill for five days, but I don't know if its placebo or a drug. I could have placebos for the device, the pill, or both. The device must be changed every 12 hours. That is when I can shower, workout or swim.

I had a base line ultrasound and they found a large cyst on my left ovary, but I'm not concerned. I have another ultrasound next Friday to monitor my eggs, hopefully there will be a nice sized egg that wants to implant in my womb. I pray that is God's plan, but only time will tell. I'm hopeful even if this isn't the time, because we still feel that this is what God wants us to be doing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No voice

I feel great, except I don't have a voice. Most of my cold symptoms are gone except for no voice and a dry productive cough. Lincoln has the most trouble with my voice being squeaky and squawking. Last night it got real painful so I just stopped talking. I was putting Lincoln to bed and we were just looking at picture's and I would point to something and Lincoln would just put his hands in the air and would say, "Why you looking at me, I don't know how to read!" Then I would laugh like some strangled dying duck. Today he just keeps saying, "talk Mom, just talk!!!"

We started a carpool with our neighbor who's daughter is in Reagan's class. M-W-F, I pick up, and on Tuesday's Reagan gets picked up and dropped off and picked up on Thursday's. I'm very excited about this new arrangement, she wasn't so excited this morning, and was a little tearful. But I told her I would now have more time to make pancakes on Tuesday morning before school and she perked right up. I hope Reagan enjoys being in the car with her new friends.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Uggghhh

I'm not feeling so well. I have had head cold type symptoms for a few days now and today its just too much. My head hurts, I feel exhausted, and my body aches. Not taking Reagan to school, we are just going to take it easy around here.

Reagan did great getting her swine flu vaccine, and so did Lincoln, its just that he kept milking it to everyone he saw especially Nana. He is still sleeping and today we just need to stay in and rest.

Catch up soon. I promise.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Family Birthday Dinner for Nana Sue

Sue loves roses, she is Tim's Mom and a couple of weeks ago we celebrated her birthday!


These are Mister Lincoln and
Ronald Reagan roses from
our garden that we had on the
table for dinner.






The ice cream cake with
jamoca almond fudge ice cream.....its was mmm mmmm good!









Kim her adoring husband aka Papa Kim and
her Mother aka Nana B bought her
this cute little mini laptop by acer,
its red and I want one too!!




We bought her Al Dente, Al is a pasta timer and the we bought him
at Butchart Gardens. The pamphlet is hilarious to read and we can't wait to
hear him sing the next time we are over for a pasta dinner.



Tim's brother Todd and his wife Leah got Sue
a gift card to Nordstrom...she was one happy birthday girl!!


Here are the grand kids singing the birthday song.







Here they are blowing out the candles.
We had a wonderful dinner and
a wonderful time with each other.


Happy Birthday Nana Sue!!
We love you!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Prison Diet

I know two post in one day, how will anyone keep up?

But really, have I told you that Lincoln is on a prison diet?  He won't eat anything but bread with butter or toast with butter.  He will of course eat any type of cracker, chips as long as they are cheese flavor and any type of chocolate that doesn't have anything in it besides chocolate.

We have scaled back his "sour milk" to make him hungry for other foods and let me tell you, that boy is stubborn!!  I'm truly at a loss of what else to do but pray.  We pray every night, please God increase Lincoln's appetite for more healthy foods.

I remember Reagan going through something similar, she would only eat noodles with butter and when we went out to eat it was easy to order that for her.  Now Reagan will try anything and she eats and eats and I wonder where did my noodles and butter girl go?  But what do you say to the waiter, just bread and butter for the boy?  He will on rare occasions have a grilled cheese sandwich.

The major problem with his prison diet is that he gets so much dairy that he gets backed up and people.....that not fun!  His new thing is to poop in his diaper or pull-up when he is in bed and then come into our room and say he want's to "cuddle" but really he just wants you to smell him so he will get changed.  He is a smart manipulator I will give him that.

In our bible study we are starting a new prayer request thingy and they started it off with this verse,
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7). 

That will be my first prayer request that goes into the box, the second one will that I get pregnant.

In other news.....

I'm finally getting a new cell phone.  After 4 1/2 years with the same phone it finally died.  (on a side note, I can't believe I owned the same phone for 4 1/2 years, that's ancient in phone years)
So, me being cheap I started using Tim's old phone.  Then I quickly realized why it was Tim's  "old" phone.....it had horrible reception and dropped calls all the time.

My new phone is called the Samsung Magnet and besides being almost free with a 2 year contract, its Beaver colors!!!  FedEx delivers it today...yippee!!  Isn't it cute?


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Love your neighbor as yourself....Mark 12:31

For the past year I have neglected to write about a problem that I have been having.  Just recently I have felt a tug on my heart to make amends, and led by the Holy Spirit to make peace.



Last year new neighbors moved in right next door to us.  People were coming and going at all hours and I wasn't sure what was going on.  There was this one woman who looked out of place and looked homeless, but yet she lived next door.  She would smoke on the sidewalk and the kids were afraid of her.  At times her hair would be different colors, along with bright makeup and loud clothes.  After some phone calls to local agencies I was informed that it was and still is a group home for rehabilitated women with mental disorders.  I wasn't happy about this but what could I do.  Four women "clients" live there along with the caretaker, her boyfriend, her 9 year old son and at times 2 granddaughters.

I complained a lot about it to my friends and family.  Big pitty party for me, poor Christy!  I never once went over to introduce myself, I felt it was her job sine I was here first....I know I'm such a brat.  But something happened recently and I went too far.  They are renting a house on one side of us and the house on the other side of us was available for lease and they are now renting it too.  I was upset and thought "Oh crap now we are surrounded by "these" people."  I called the rental agency and asked if it was rented and they said yes and then I said, "you know what she does?"  Like its against the law, which it isn't, and she said that she would not be working in that house, that it would be their homestead.  Again, pitty party for me...it's not fair!!  A couple of days later her son came to the door to sell wrapping paper and I bought a roll and made small talk.  He said that again they would be living out of both houses and I said, that's nice they are both lovely homes.  And inside I'm think "why me God?"  Why can't I just live on a normal street?  Well, about 15 minutes later her granddaughter rings the bell and hands me a 2 page letter.

She called me out and said not very nice things, it had many spellings and grammatical errors.  Even though my gut reaction was to write back in a defensive way and to point out every mistake she made, I knew that this had to end.  So, I didn't respond and instead did a little more complaining and a lot more praying.

On Sunday in church the middle school pastor was talking about faith and how it works with God.  In our Shepherding group we read Romans 12.  I knew that when I got home from Church I had to apologize.  However, she wasn't home....I breathed a little ***sigh*** of relief, she was home yesterday, so I went over.  I said I was sorry for my behavior and that I hope she would please forgive me, which she did.  I told her that I felt led by the Holy Spirit to make peace and that I wanted to get along with all my neighbors and obey God.  She was very nice and we talked for about 20 minutes.

I can't tell you how much better I feel.  This is where God has put us and I need to honor Him by obeying the second commandment of "Love your neighbor as yourself".....Mark 12:31

I would not have chosen them as neighbors but God has and I know He has a much greater plan for us.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Jeremiah 31: 3-4

"...I have loved you with 
an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with
loving-kindness.
I will build you up again
and you will be rebuilt,..."

The bible study I am in started back up again yesterday.  Its for mother's of young children and its an amazing support system.  The verse above really struck me since we are going through our infertility issues.  I feel like God is rebuilding me physically and emotionally from the inside out.  I have the best foundation and that is in Christ Jesus.  I pray for my womb to grow life again, we both feel that this is where God wants us and so here we are on this journey together in Christ.  I hope to be encouraging to other women and that we are honoring God as we walk this path and with our life.