Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January weather

If I read this post in a few years, this title will be so misleading. I am actually writing to say how nice todays weather has been. It is 53 right now on 1/31/12. Yep that's right. I took a walk in a vest. Rarely do I enjoy weather, except in the summer. I love the sun and the heat.
I guess this feels like a heat wave since it is January.
Thanks God for this little bit of spring in January. I hope the flowers dont take to much notice, but I appreciated it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaching mathmatics

Lucas is learning to multiply two or three digit numbers by the same. It is challenging for him to remember what order to do what things. He is learning. He practices alot and uses alot of erasers. John worked with him for like an hour last night, just going over everything again.
Today he came home and said, "math was so easy today". Great!!! " So what you and Daddy worked on last night really helped huh?"" Lucas says, "No, we learned this new, other way to do it called lattice, it is so much easier".
I have been dreading this. I have been trying to teach him the "ma and pa way" on everything. That is b/c this is what I know how to do, this is how I can help him. He is going to come home doing some new way.......
Luckily, he has the same teacher Whitney had, thank you Mrs. Weeda for teaching ME how to do lattice when Whit was in 4th grade, so I can now help my son do it.!!
December 14, 2011
John was driving my car and was in a horrible accident. Nothing was his fault, yet nothing will be
the same again. A semi hit him on the
right side and pushed him into a cement wall on the left. It was an accident; the semi was getting out
of the way of a car on the side of him that was out of control. He was driving
my car and it was absolutely totaled, smashed, crushed, it is crazy to look at
the pictures.
He called me to come get him, said he thought he was
ok. I got to him 25 long minutes later
and he walked over to me and got in the car.
I have never been so glad to see him and hug him and know that he was
ok. I then saw my car, the front and
side of my car. That he was able to get
out of that car alive let alone with only a scrap and a bruise is a
miracle. I know that God was watching
over him that day kept him safe, there are absolutely no other words to
describe what saved him.
It wasn’t luck, the car was well built and I appreciate Ford,
but it was God, all God. We both have a
new attitude about our family. As if we
didn’t love each other enough, but he literally saw his life flash before him
and knows what it is like to think you are going to die.
I now have a hard time when he leaves the house, which is
unfortunate since he has to do that every day.
I am constantly calling and checking up on him and making sure he is
ok. I heard sirens today and had a
little anxiety attack. He is good and
calls me when he is leaving and on his way home.
He has a hard time driving on the
interstate, especially next to semis.
I would give back every gift under our tree this year, just
having him alive is so much of a gift and I do not take it for granted.
It has been awhile since I posted, anything at all.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

One battle at a time

I am sure I drank milk as a kid, my mom is very responsible like that. She would have made sure I drank it.
Somewhere along the way, I stopped.
Now that I have kids I am always on them to drink milk, "get your calcium, your growing, you need strong bones". I even made Gabrielle drink it when she was younger and at our house.
I have decided I need to walk the walk.
I am 41 and just started drinking milk.
I will be a much better example to my kids if I am drinking it as well. Plus of course, all the health benefits...I like my bones and my posture!!!
So, I started off small and chugged it down. Not so bad, why haven't I been doing this all along??? I mean I had the random glass with a piece of cake every now and then, but that is about it.
Whitney does not enjoy drinking her milk, but she does it. She looks at me with wide eyes and thinks I am nuts, but I hope she will one day appreciate that I am doing and wont think I am so crazy.
Although,we will probably have moved on to some other reason why she thinks I am crazy. One battle at a time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama Bin Laden was killed the other day by Navy Seals. I am glad such a horrible man will no longer be able to bring any more terror and horrible acts upon this earth.
I am still uncomfortable with people celebrating his death. He is still a human. As a Christian that just doesnt sit well with me, at all. God does not rejoice in anyones death.
Proverbs 24:17-18 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,and do not be glad when he stumbles, or the Lord will see it and be displeased.
I am not sure how to take any of this, it is still settling with me.
I still grieve for those families who lost someone in 9/11 and feel so blessed that my family and friends were all safe that day.
God Bless!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cuz she is cute

I had to post this picture of Ruby.

For no other reason then she just is cute.

For some reason she needed to lay on Lucs shoes. She doesnt do this often, but I had to share.