Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A whole lot of our move going on

I try to stick with old adage "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." So.....I haven't been writing lately. Not that I can't say anything nice, there is ALWAYS something nice to say! But I have had a few bad days and trying to focus on the positive. Decided to wait for a positive day before posting a new blog!

But, it has been a very busy bit of time. Here is a summary:
1. Michael is now in Edmond.
2. He has had two interviews with North Carolina, he also heard that there are going to be two other openings in NC and if he doesn't get this one, he may get one of the others.
3. He has an interview with Dallas, TX on Thursday.
4. We have a realtor...a lovely lady Angela from Chinowth and Cohen. Our house will be listed no later than July 11th.
5. We have been working on the house to get it ready to sell.....boxing, fixing, painting, etc
6. I fell off a ladder on Saturday. Fell about 5-6 feet onto my upper back/neck/head area. Ended up in an ambulance then the ER for most of Saturday. Nothing is broken (except some ribs may be cracked) and I am getting better everyday, Hallelujah! I had to postpone our move for a week (I was targeting moving my July 1st, house on market by July 4th) while I recover and Michael had to delay going to Edmond for a day, but, other than that, it hasn't been a big problem in our plans. Obviously I am not going to finish painting the exterior of the house myself (I don't even want to SEE a ladder) so I will be hiring that out now.

So moving seems to be our big news. Not much else on our minds these days. We are still praying that we only have to move once. It would be such a blessing if Michael got promoted before we move to Edmond! We are also praying that our house will sell quickly and easily!

I have friends coming to help me pack Thursday morning and offers from lots of other friends. I plan on taking them all up! I do need boxes if anyone has access to any! I am unable to drive for a few more days so I can't go round any up at this time.

I am so thankful my hubby has a good job, thankful that I have my wonderful kids, thankful that we have a good Realtor, thankful that we have great guys fixing our house up for us, thankful for food on the table, thankful for no broken bones...just thankful. And I will concentrate on that.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Trip to the Moon

Last year, Kaedra wanted to go to the moon. Now, every morning she asks "What we doing today?" Last week I was trying to be funny and said, "going to the moon!" Well......don't tell a four year old that you are going to the moon unless you can deliver!!

And so, we had a makeshift trip to the moon that day....I documented it for posterity. (and, of course, to share it with you)

Preparation: Helmet check, passports ready and practicing moon walk in an indoor moon simulation room. (aka kitchen)

The view from the spaceship of the moon at a distance. One of our astronauts was taking a space walk.

The view of the earth from space.

We went a little off course to see our galaxy from a distance.

Came closer to check out the milky way

Now on the moon, we were searching for other life. We discovered quite a few aliens!

This one was very cute and cuddly. And apparently, Guardian is the security sytem of choice for moon-folks.

Kaedra found another alien.

This astronaut was trying the moon atmosphere out without his helmet. He did suprisingly well.

Aliens even come in orange!

Although we found that the moon isn't made of cheese, you can FIND cheese on the moon!!

Another alien...and you can see the supplies I carried along...a water bottle, Kaedra's food in my pocket.

Coming back to the earth, after our moon trip.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Since you have all been praying for us, it's time I gave you an
update! At least as much as I know....(a lot has happened since

Michael is being transferred to Edmond as an assistant manager. His
contract as a developmental store manager ran out last Friday and he
was not given an extension.

We do not know the exact date he will be required to be in Edmond but
it will be sometime in the next two weeks. He will stay in a hotel
until we join him. At this time we are getting our house fixed up and
will be putting it on market next week. We plan to move into a small
rental in Edmond by July 1st.

We are still hoping he will find a store manager position before we
move to Edmond. Otherwise we will be moving twice in, hopefully, a
short span if time.

Please pray that he is able to find a store bwfore our move and that
everything goes smoothly with our house sale!

Thank you!!
Blessings and joy,

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Life Lessons

Got this from Kristy's Blog and I really really loved it. It has some great lines! You could take a week and meditate on each one! :-)

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

California, we're not coming!

Well, we didn't get California. I am happy to know we are following God's perfect will in our lives. So if he doesn't want us there, I am happy that he kept us from it! Hallelujah! And I know he has something great in store for us! Please join us in prayer that michael will get a store before we are due in Edmond!! Thank you!!!!

Spring Haekelbeutel

After making my mom her Haekelbeutel, I decided to whip myself one up really quick. I decided on some spring colors and a little larger than my mother's.

I also added a pocket to the liner (yup, I am getting more detailed each time! LOL) and two pockets to the outside (I just made extra squares and sewed them to the outside squares). Then I crocheted and felted a purse organizer to keep everything in place inside.

I am really happy with the results, but I do learn something new everytime and will make some changes next time! :-) I am hoping to make one for each season, so I will have a chance to get practice.

Tarry's doily

One of my closest friends, Tarry, has her birthday on April Fool's Day. I wanted to make her a doily for her birthday. As you can see, I am very late, but I did get it done and it came out really well! Of the two doilies I have made, this is my favorite! I love how it looks, feels and lays. I will definitely be making more of these. I think I may experiment with colors a little more. (I think the pinapples could look like strawberries if I did the colors correctly)

Whirlwinds of waiting

Oklahoma is known for its tornadoes, but this time we are experiencing internal whirlwinds, rather than external! And while our lives are in whirlwinds, we are actually having to wait around for any answers!

Michael found out late last week that Friday, yesterday, would be the last day of his contract. What does that mean? Well it means that he will be found an assistant manager position and also get an assistant manager salary. Of course, this is much less than we were hoping for in position AND salary. Although last weekend was a little hard, we got back on our knees and stormed the gates of heaven.

Monday we heard from Santa Clarita, CA that they wanted to interview him on Tuesday. He had the Tuesday interview and it went very well. We were hoping to hear Wednesday, but didn't hear a thing. Thursday they called him back and gave him a second interview. They said it was between him and another person. They also said we would know one way or another on Friday. Friday has come and gone and we have not heard. We are praying to hear this morning!!

On the homefront (and this is completely independent of California. If CA comes through, none of this will happen), yesterday Michael had a meeting with the local bigwigs. He is being moved to Edmond in 3 weeks. They are giving him 3 weeks so we can find a home. He will be an Assistant Manager at the store there. They gave him a four day weekend this weekend so we can go down there and start searching for a house.

Soooooo one way or another, we are moving in a few weeks. We are going to have a family packing party today and get things going.

Please pray that we hear from California soon. We would really like the CA job, for many reasons, but we are willing to trust that God will put us in the perfect place! I know that He has a place planned out ahead of us and when we walk into His plan, everything will work out wonderfully! Hallelujah!

As a side note...I really need a handy man to fix some things around the house. Please let me know if you know of a good one! Thank you!!