Thursday, November 29, 2007

Simply Absurd Video

Mike Turk, my best friend from High School has made quite a name for himself since school. He is a bigwig in the ecampaign circles and the Republican circles. However, I like him for his blog.

Check out his newest entry and be sure to watch the video:
Kung Fu Quip

Oh, by they way. I suggest not to watch this with your children around. They may, like my Emily, take to singing it endlessly and dancing around like the people in the video.....

Mike Huckabee on Homeschooling

Check out this video:



Another reason to support Huckabee!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

An upside-down Christmas

Check this out.....



The girls and I saw it in a catalog yesterday. I was floored. (Maybe, considering the picture, I should say I was ceilinged)

I realize that a lot of people consider Christmas trees themselves sacreligious. I have never been one of those people. However, seeing this Christmas tree upside down hit me that way. Isn't that odd? I mean, it is not the cross. It isn't anything to do with Jesus. But I have always seen it that way. I have always seen our Christmas tree as "pointing to God." Maybe it was a Sunday School lesson or something.

So let me tell you the reason they sell this lovely tree
"...this unique 7' pre-lit fir is inverted to ensure a smaller footprint for less-spacious areas, and allowing more room for the accumulation of presents underneath. "

WOW

"More room for the accumulation of presents underneath."

I think more than the tree is upside down.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Arghity argh argh

Just switched to a new template and in the process of saving my old info, explorer crashed. I basically have to start from scratch. Sooooo if my page looks a little "light" that is the reason.... I will work on it as I have time!

Meanwhile, check out this new blog I found...I love it! It should keep you busy for quite awhile!

http://thinkaware.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I need a thesaurus for "Update"

abridge, advise, apprise, edify, enlighten, epitomize, explain, fill in, inform, initiate, instruct, orient, prepare, prime, recapitulate, summarize, tip off, update....for the week







Well we have had a good week. Brittany had a friend spend the night, we got a lot of errands done on Wednesday, we had a very nice Thanksgiving at home with just Sherria, we stayed clear of any and all stores on Friday, we decorated our house and tree on Saturday and we started today off with a great church service.




That's the good news....





We did have a little bad news:


1. One of our nurses quit. We have no idea why, but if you are reading this Lonnie -- thanks for everything! We will miss you!!


2. Michael is being sent out of state for 2 weeks. One week he will be in Joplin, Mo; one week in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is leaving tomorrow. We are REALLY not excited about it. But we are blessed that he has a good job so we will concentrate on that. I thought about going to Albuquerque to visit my parents, but, unfortunately, it will not work out well for several reasons. I hoped maybe they could come out here, but they are busy and this was awful last minute. (Michael just found out at noon on Wednesday)





Anyway, the girls and I are trying to make the best of it. We are going to rent girly movies and eat food that Michael doesn't like. We are going to have sleep-overs every night in my room and maybe even have pillow fights. LOL.





Although Denise and her family saw snow the other night, we didn't get to see it. We are hoping to see some today! But then we'd like it to go away for awhile, so Michael isn't having to deal with driving long distances through snow. :-)





We moved our whole den around yesterday. We love the way it looks now. It gives the house a whole new "feel" if'n ya know what I mean. :-)

I collect nativities: This is my nativity Sherria brought me from Alaska! Isn't it precious? (It's REALLY small too..the baby Jesus is just about the size of a couple grains of rice!)




Okay, everyone have a great week and I will talk to y'all later!




Happy Birthday to Sherria

I would put a nice, long, Happy Birthday post here about Sherria but since she hardly ever reads my blog anymore (hint, hint) I will just say:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIA!!!!



And hope she someday sees it.... LOL

Friday, November 23, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Have a wonderful week!!!

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful week! I am so thankful to all my friends and your prayers and support. I am so thankful to have people I can call when I am lonely, fearful, happy, celebrating or a myriad of other emotions! I am so thankful you all give me the Word and speak life over me. I just want to thank you all for your wonderful-ness and for filling my life with your love.



Again, have a wonderful week. I thank God for the blessing of each and every one of you that I call my friends. God Bless You all!

(A special thank you to Brandi who has been my friend for almost 12 years, even though we have only met once, for a couple of days. You are awesome, Brandi, in fact, you are the BEST!!)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

testing blogging from my pda

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WOOHOO!!! IT WORKED!!! Now I can blog from my pda!! WOOHOO!!!

I can read blogs from my pda now, too! And I get mobile bloglines. The only things I can't do are comment and watch people's videos. I could get a plug in for the videos, I think, but I can't comment yet. I will have to wait for that fix. Anyway, I am getting more and more mobile!! Which is good. With Michael's new schedule, he is going to bed fairly early. He likes me to be in there with him, and, since Ethan agrees, I usually am. However, Michael doesn't so much like the reading light I have. With my PDA, I can try to get a few things done before I fall asleep. WOOHOO!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Keepers of the Home Meeting

This month we were learning baking and cake decorating. Here are the pictures from today:

Kaedra update

Well Kaedra has had a couple of hard weeks.

I want to say that I believe that Kaedra is healed from the top of her head to the tip of her toes. I believe that her healing happened when Jesus died on the cross over 2000 years ago. She is healed in all aspects -- full ribs, perfect spine and lungs as well as healed from colds, infections and anything else that tries to come up against her and the Word of God.

That being said, Kaedra was attacked by a "little" cold. It was just a runny nose and cough. However, with the cough, she was having more trouble breathing and her oxygen was increased so she could breathe comfortably. Through problems with equipment, problems with Kaedra turning her own oxygen up, and our trying to make her comfortable she ended up being on about 4-5 liters of oxygen. (she is usually on about 1/8-1/4 liter oxygen)

Last week she started to bleed a lot out of her trach. It is not uncommon when she is coughing a lot, so we did not worry about it. However, the blood increased and Kaedra was not able to catch her breath. By Thursday night she was in pretty major distress. Michael and I prayed over her and within minutes Michael was given insight by the Holy Spirit that she was on too much oxygen.

Now this was something we would NEVER have thought about. We have never been warned about giving her too much oxygen and we don't know anything about the affects or anything. It was completely a "God thing."

So we immediately turned her down and she was doing much better within 20 minutes! She is continally getting better everyday. We are praying against any long term damage that the extra oxygen might have done. (I don't want to speak anything negative over her, just join us in agreeing that there are no long term affects! HALLELUJAH!)

Isn't God awesome??

Pictures from Kaedra's Birthday

Kaedra had three friends over for her birthday. Natalie from FAITH and our co-op and Braden and Colton, brothers from our church. They are almost all about the same age. It was so funny watching them try to figure out pin the tail on the donkey (even when they had no mask on, they didn't know where the tail was supposed to go!), musical chairs, they just wanted to dance on their own squares, and who exactly was supposed to get the presents. Here are pictures from the fun afternoon!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Big Happenings in our little world

Well, first of all, for all of those who have been praying, Michael got a new job!!
He was hired by Sam's Club and will be starting out as a developmental store manager. Basically he is a manager apprentice for up to 12 months. It is a program for people who already have lots of management experience but have not managed a Sam's Club before. He will probably start Tuesday.


Second of all, Kaedra turned 3 this week!! Yes, the child they said would never make it, never walk, never talk, never have any "quality of life" ran around and played musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey and helped three of her friends sing "Happy Birthday."


Brittany had an all-nighter at church this Friday night. They went to a concert of Thousand Foot Crutch, Toby Mac and Barlow Girl. Then they went to glo-bowl and afterwards headed back to the church to play games and watch movies.


On Saturday, we went to our homeschool group's Thanksgiving Feast. It was a lot of fun and we had some delicious food! Here is a pic of most of the kids there. (I had to take two pics to get them all in!)



Ethan is learning to walk around holding onto furniture. It seems like he went straight from crawling to cruising! He is getting so big. We are about to transition him to his crib for at least part of the night.


Our Mark 10:14 group went to the firestation this week and had a great fieldtrip there.


I am starting a Thanksgiving/Pilgrim unit study with Emily. We are both really excited about it! I have a bunch of things for the walls that I bought from a retiring teacher. I am going to decorate tonight while she is at church, to surprise her.


Today would have been my grandmother's 100th birthday. We lost her last year and she never did get her letter from the president. However, we know she is enjoying herself in heaven and would much rather be there. :-)


Michael and I are huge X-Files fans. In fact, it is about the only thing we agree about as far as TV. :-) A few years ago I bought him the entire boxed collection for some holiday. Unfortunately I bought it from some Hong Kong operation and the DVDs aren't all good quality. (Be careful what you buy on Ebay!! LOL) Anyway, for the past few months we have been watching through all 9 seasons of X-Files. We should be finishing it up this week. We also heard there will soon be a new movie out. WOOHOO!


I will write a separate post updating about Kaedra as soon as I can. (Ethan is screaming for some mommy time at the moment..)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Christmas Unit Study

I am so excited!!!!! I just found a unit study for Christmas! It is by Cindy Downes who wrote the Oklahoma History Unit Study I love so much! I can't wait to use it. I think we will start the week after Thanksgiving and then we will finish up the week right before Christmas!! I know, I know....I am always adding more to my already busy schedule, but Cindy makes the units so easy and they are already planned out for me and this one is FREE!!! Thank you Cindy!