Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Random Photo- File 5, photo 3

Want to play along???? Open up your photos, and select your fifth file, third photo in and post away!!! It will be interesting to see what we can come up with!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Update on Sean's ankle.

Those of you who know us "in real life" know that Sean(my husband) has been injured and in pain for three years now. He is a tower climber who tore a ligament when he was climbing a tricky tower. We have been through so pretty hard things together but I think this has been the worst trial for him. We didn't "lawyer up" because we knew that he wasn't lying about the pain that he was in and the injuries that he had(he was in a cast in the beginning). forward to today. The workers comp. case is still tied up with the lawyers and Sean's ankle has become even less stable. He decided to just go to a doctor on our insurance after he fell numerous times in one day. He saw that doctor today AND GOOD NEWS!!!!!! We think that there is now a reliable plan to get his pain under control and hopefully the surgery needed will be minimal.

Please continue to pray for Sean. He will be trying physical therapy as a first step towards the scope surgery. We are fairly certain that the physical therapy will NOT bring much relief. He has had physical therapy after getting his cast off and it didn't make any major pain changes. He is hoping the process towards surgery will not take long.

We so appreciate all of you who have asked and have prayed for us during this time. It is so difficult to see him in pain on a daily basis and wondering just how much ibuprofen is safe for an adult male to take.

Thank you!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

P.S.- Kyle has a girlfriend

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


It has been brought to my attention that some of you *ahem* readers would appreciate if I updated my blog more frequently well... considering I see those of you who are complaining on a semi-regular basis(and you have my phone number) I thought I would give you a few reasons why I have not been keeping you up to speed.

1. Summer. Enough for me has changed again! know how I am with change. It actually alters my life!!!!! Tomorrow we will start our regular summer schedule(morning school work while I clean, playgroup for K1 and K2 in the afternoon while K3 and I spend some time together and K4 and K5 take a nap) is going to be better tomorrow!

2. June. This is the end of my Uppercase year. With that being said I am in a 9 party stretch and actually have 10 parties to submit prior to June 30th at that's pressure! So, that means that the time that I would rather be talking to all of you is spent on the phone or emailing my customers and hostesses. Again...I am blessed!

3. I am boring. Sometimes I just don't feel like I have anything great or interesting to this post for example. It isn't the "breaking news" that I have been reading on some of my friends blogs.

4. Gardening. The garden is doing well but is beckoning me to "tend" to it daily. It's ok...I forgive the garden. I love it!

5. Grandma. For those of you who don't know...grandma moved in a few doors down and we have been spending some leisure time with her. It has been great!

So there you have it folks! 5 great...ok good...ok fair...reasons why I have been neglecting you! I would feel bad, but I would prefer to feel balanced!

Have a great week bloggies!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Commit yourself entirely to God that He may set you free to be everything that He planned.

I want to trust in You with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways I will acknowledge You, and You will make my paths straight(Prov. 3:5-6). For you know the plans You have for me, Lord. Plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future(Jer. 29:11).
I desire to dwell in the shelter of You, the Most High. I will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of You, Lord, "You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust"(Ps.91:1-2)
Faithful Lord, becuase You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. My sould clings to You, and Your right hand upholds me(Ps. 63:7-8)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Goodbye Kindergarten

It looks like Kyla's reaction to change is just about the same as her momma's. We were both in tears as she came off the bus this afternoon. I am just amazed at how much 9 months can change a child. She went to school with long hair, all her teeth and a sense of nervousness that was noticed by all. She came off the bus so longing to be with her teacher forever that she blurted out "I want to stay at my school with my friends". I can't help but feel the same way. Her teacher was fantastic, her friends were fun and my heart just wants to freeze time.

I might be biased but she is just the kind of child that any momma would be lucky to parent. She is a writer, reader, learner, smiler, friend, silly goose, leader, singer, artist, protector, and cuddler. And I am terribly proud of this girl.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Update 6/8/09

Hello Everyone!

I apoligize for my absence. There is alot going on here lately and I haven't been able to keep up with the blog. So...just to fill you in on a few things.

The big girls are almost done with school(they are done on Thursday). They will be starting their summer schedule on Friday and all three of them will be going to the playground program starting on the 22nd. They are pretty excited!

Kellyn and Kiara just finished soccer last Saturday. We are so proud of them! This was their first year and they had made such improvement from the beginning of the year! We are looking for soccer camps for the summer(just to complicate life right???) to supplement their fall/spring season.

My grandma has moved to Woodstock and is actually literally about 50 feet from my door! It has been nice to be able to walk over and talk with her from time to time. She has also started her job at a dimensia care center in McHenry. God has provided for her and we are thankful!

Sean is in alot of pain lately. Please pray for him. He is discouraged by the process that we are still in for his ankle. We would also appreciate prayer for a company that Sean wants to start. He will stay with his current company AND start the new company. This would be a HUGE supplement to our income and blessing to our family. He needs some guidance with the steps that it takes to start a company by himself, which I am praying for.

I have been pretty busy with Uppercase. I feel very blessed to have earned my FREE cruise! There are typically only about 50 people in the entire company who earn it and to have been #6 is a true sign of God's blessing in our lives. I love selling UL and can't wait to enjoy the reward for the hard work. In addition to my UL schedule, I have been busy in the garden(I will post pictures soon), working out in the rec, and started with a new small group. I have also finished up my marketday for the year and resigned from my vice presidency for the PTO at Olson. I will still continue to go to meetings and chair marketday and the fall fundraiser, but I didn't think it would be a good idea to commit to another year as an officer.

Sean and I went to see houses on Saturday and are both pretty in love with one of them. I would REALLY appreciate prayer in this for us. I am scared to death and actually sick to my stomach about this process and need to know that God is in our decision.(if that makes sense)

I think that is about it...have a great week!!!!