Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's all coming back to me

I still am not "there" when it comes to keeping home but things are getting better around here. Slowly, it is all coming back to me and the daily necessities are being taken care of. Laundry is back where it should be, in fact, my morning load today was pretty small due to the laundry being up to date. Keeping up with the daily "stuff" helps when one is home. I had to stay home due to a sick child. Blessing #2 began with stomach complaints on Tuesday afternoon and spent that day and the next two on the couch. Friday morning I took her to the doctor, she has a urinary tract infection. We began anitbiotics yesterday and I can already tell a difference. She isn't back to normal yet but she is doing better than yesterday. I think this is only the second time in her life she has required an anitbiotic ( I am very thankful for that fact as I dislike giving antibiotics to my blessings).

I haven't been around the blog this past week as we had some computer problems which are now fixed and I should be back in business. I know there are pictures to be downloaded from the camera....but a little girl is requesting my presence for a movie. I must go.

May the Lord find us faithful.

My Governor?

Who would have thought that when the blessings and I went to see Sarah Palin's Inaugruation that yesterday morning I would wake up to find out that our Governor is John McCain's VP running mate. We had heard rumors and that her name was mentioned as a running mate but I never thought she would be the chosen one. I am not a "news" or "political" person at all, but I will be watching closely this election season. (I actually turned on Fox News yesterday!) We really like our governor as she is not bowing to corporate oil and big business.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Let's go fly a kite...

Remember this song from Mary Poppins?

Written by Robert B. Sherman

With tuppence for paper and strings,
you can have your own set of wings.
With your feet on the ground,
you're a bird in flight!
With your fist holding tight,
to the string of your kite!

Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

When you send it flying up there,
all at once your lighter than air!
You can dance on the breeze,
over 'ouses and trees!
With your fist 'olding tight,
to the string your kite!

Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite
And send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

I just could not help but hum this song as I was uploading these pictures....



May the Lord find us faithful.

First Day of the 2008-2009 School Year


Class picture

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I almost included myself in this picture but I was having a "bad hair" day. ThanksJenn for the first day of school picture idea.

The day went okay, it never seems to be a good day when the teacher oversleeps.

Here is the beginnings of the cave for blessing #3's Winter Promise Hideaways in History Curriculum.

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Yes, I can see that you can't see much in these pictures, I will take better ones tomorrow. At least this is a "do a little every day" type of project. Tomorrow she will draw some cave drawings in her cave and I can't remember right now what else she will do.

I do know that I will begin my day a little differently tomorrow, there are always things to work out in these first few weeks of school.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Follow up

I had a question regarding my follow up care. I will begin seeing an oncologist for monitoring and I will have regular ultrasounds of my leftover thyroid to make sure there is no cancer there. I am thankful that I do not have to have any radiation or take any synthetic thyroid medication. 

May the Lord find us faithful.

• Aug. 19, 2008 - Yellow? Already?

Yes, yellow leaves already....

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I should be posting more often here now that my surgery is past and I am back to my normal. I took lots of nature pictures this evening so I am ready to get back to posting here regularly.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today's post op appointment went well with all the leftover steri-strips removed and a great feeling of freedom. I was also given the clearance to drive and lift again. Yahoo!! That is pure freedom to me. It was nice to be able to do a little laundry and not ask someone else to lift the basket and to empty the dish washer and put all the dishes away by myself.

Tomorrow is the first day of school. I am excited about this new to us curriculum (Winter Promise) that I purchased for blessing #3, as any real life friends reading this knows, she is very hands on and needs to be "doing something" constantly. I think this curriculum will be a great fit for her. Winter Promise is very Charlotte Mason based and we will be using their Hideaways in History for first grade this year. A couple of friends are also using the same curriculum so we will be able to ask questions back and forth as the year progresses. One of the things that blessing #3 is looking forward to is all of the "building" of things (ie, caves, pyramids, igloos, etc.) to go along with the history overview we will be journeying through this year. One of our friends using this curriculum ordered the boxes to be used as suggested in the book, we picked them up tonight and couldn't bring them all home due to size and quantity. What will we do with all these flat card board pieces? I don't know but I do know we will enjoy them through out the school year. And I am thankful that I will not have to scrounge around town looking for the right size boxes each week. I am thankful for my friend who already orders regularly from this company for their families' business.  I will definitely be posting pictures of our little projects for your viewing pleasure.

Can you tell I feel better by the length of these last two posts? It is truely wonderful to feel like I am supposed to feel.   

May the Lord find us faithful.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I can honestly say that I finally feel normal (my normal that is). I have not felt like this since becoming pregnant. Tomorrow is my post op appointment and I hope to have any and all physical restrictions lifted so that I may resume life as I enjoy it!! I am actually looking forward to starting school on Tuesday and getting back into a routine with my blessings, my homekeeping and just life in general. I won't be running marathons any time soon and I don't plan on taking on any new endeavors for the duration of my pregnancy but I can put the focus back onto taking care of my family and home.  I actually feel better than I have felt in 23 weeks! Speaking of 23 weeks, I can not believe that we are 23 weeks into this pregancy. Every time I view the ticker at the top of the page it amazes me! Baby will be here before we know it.

We had an ultrsound on Friday and from all first impressions all looks really good. I will get the full update when I see my OB DR again in early September but the ultrasound DR didn't have any comments and he usually does if he sees anything abnormal as he was an OB/GYN before crossing over to the ultrasound side of things.

Did I say I was looking forward to school starting? I worked on a little planning in my days of recovery before I felt too great but good enough to be sitting up and doing something sedintary. So, I think we are ready. I wanted to start on Monday but I have this appointment scheduled right in the middle of the morning. I think we will get the school supplies that Nana purchased for the blessings in order tomorrow afternoon though.

It was so wonderful to have my Mom here for my surgery and recovery. Bless her heart, she kept so busy with household chores and children requesting playing outside or playing games inside that it will probably take her all week to rest up and feel normal again (especially with the time change added in as well). But for me it was glorious to have someone here to take care of the needs of my family while I was able to rest and recover. The wonderful ladies at church brought meals most of the time Mom was here so we only had to cook two nights of her stay which helped tremendously. I am so thankful that she has a job that she has the time off to be able and willing to come and help when help is needed. My wonderful sweetheart was also able to take off about a little over a week as well and him being here was a great comfort to me as well.

 May the Lord find us faithful.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Still recovering

Recovery is going well. I feel really good and if it weren't for the incision on my neck I wouldn't even feel as though I had surgery. The baby is doing fine as well. I had my monthly OB check yesterday and the baby's heart rate was good and baby was kicking away. I was also able to do a little shopping yesterday as well, I had to leave my Mom and husband in Sam's to check out while I went to the van to sit and rest but after a few minutes rest I was back to normal (I should have worn different shoes!)

Good news: Our weather has finally broken and the weeks of rain have stopped for now. We had a sunny day yesterday and today is just as sunny. I am going to get a shower and get myself outside for a while!

 May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008



I am home and enjoying some much needed rest. I just could not get comfortable at the hospital. I actually feel fine minus this incision in my neck, but there is very minimal pain if any at all. I have only taken Tylenol since I came out of surgery. For that I am truely thankful. Thank you so much for praying for me during this entire situation.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tomorrow is the day

Well, I will go into surgery at 10:30am Alaska time, which is 2:30pm Eastern. I do not know know long it will be before I am able to post an update but I do not think it will take very long. I am looking forward to the end of this. Tomorrow is just part of the journey.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


My mom is on her way here, at this moment she is flying somewhere over Canada. The blessings and I are watching her progress until we leave for the airport. Nana coming makes surgery a little less of a process for the blessings!

May the Lord find us faithful.