Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
to Pam from Simply Trusting. She made this khaki split skirt for me and a denim one too!! The picture doesn't do it justice - I threw it on after the evening service on Sunday for this pic...so I'm lookin' a little rough (don't click on the image to see the circles under my eyes ;) and the oily skin) -I love it...it is so comfy and flattering, if I may be so bold to say myself ;) . The waist is finished with a side hidden zipper (or should that be a hidden side zipper :-P) and has darts in the front and in the back. What I love most is that it truly looks like a skirt with a cute pleat in the front and back...very cute. Most importantly, my husband likes them. They are perfect for AWANAS and everyday running around when I want to look casual but nice...love it.
Happy boy!! Happy it is over I'm sure.
I'm so in love with the men in my life - I just can't help myself :)
Ayden is amused by his giddy daddy trying to get him to smile at the camera lol :)
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Sorry the video gets so dark :( but you get the idea ;)
Friday, February 23, 2007
I was up and at 'em then..promising myself a shower during nap-time (aaaand here I sit)- it sure felt like a Burger King morning to me. I pulled out my pony-tail to smooth back the frizzies and loaded the kids up, pjs and all...what a handsome looking crew we were literally *straggling* out to the van. I at least changed my sweats and washed my face for the venture out of the cinderblock (our typhoon proof house). Ok, everybody was loaded up and already fighting over toys that aren't allowed in the car in the first place because of fighting...and the car won't start hmmmmmm. I jump out of the van and hearing that the girls were still arguing, I decided to randomly treat my roses for some black marks on the leaves while deciding what to do. - Anjolie had her window unlatched and had her lips squished out enough to be heard through the crevice "Whart ur you doirng mmmmuuummmuu?!". So, I got back in the van and tried again..."hmm", I thought, "I'm out of gas, wonderful". I found the gas can, talked to Brian and ...lol.. I wonder what the neighbors think..emptied the can into my tank. You know it's bad when I tell you that I felt pretty handy in solving that simple car problem LOL...oh so sad. So, our health-nut breakfast consisting of cinna-minis, french-toast sticks, and a sausage sandwich oh...there WAS OJ..(I feel a little better) I am sure just boosted their little immune systems wonderfully ;D. We then drove around dumpster divin' and took a pass by the flight line to see some planes and jets and enjoyed the sunshine. The morning, though I still feel sick- turned ok. Lily sat on the potty for about 20min and had me sing to one of her books...then she was done..nada in the pada..*sigh*. I guess she got her quality time today. Brian called to warn me not to put Lily back in her crib because she had soaked it and so that was why she was in bed with me and oh, he was sorry he just stripped off her diaper and left it (yes, it was SOAKED..practically ready to spill out all that jelly stuff) on the floor- he was in a hurry to get to work LOL..husbands are so *funny*. Well, now 3 out of the 4 are napping...Brianna needs to do school-work (she is on the mend) and I need to stay on top of chores. In fact, I feel well enough to make a dent in the 4-6 loads of laundry that have piled up. And it is 1pm ;)Edited to add these photos that my dear ones took (one woke up from her nap) while I posted this....lovely...yes they were dressed in their Sunday best on a Friday afternoon ;)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
*ahem* Thought I would post this recent uhh purchase of Polish pottery...cute huh? Like the little tea warmer? mmmmhmmm Well, there, now maybe that will distract from my embarrassing case of mistaken identity ...major blonde moment on R estoring the Years... Sorry Grafted, I just thought that was you during uhhh maybe the GRRROOOOVY Years maybe that's what you were wanting to restore? Dunno what I was thinkin' ;)
5th Grade-Unicorn TrapperKeepers...ooohhh yeah.
6th Grade-Members Only jacket ...mine was pink!
7th Grade- Stirrup pants, perms, fanny packs -ESPRIT
8th Grade- I had perfected the "tight-roll" or pegged pants
9th Grade- "100% AU COTTON " Bike shorts with doll baby dress
10-12th...EXPRESS anything including ridiculous velour leggings with abstract art on them
..showing love. Yesterday, we had to do some running around that required both my husband and I...banking etc. We loaded everybody up ..sick and all and headed out. When I got home, these were at my door from 2 very dear friends...one is Pam from Simply Trusting. I could not go to Ladies' Visitation with Brianna and they were so sweet to think of me. God is so good. Please continue to pray for Brianna because the hospital called us at home and said there were some concerns about her x-ray- her pneumonia is in multiple lobes of both lungs...we have to take her back in this morning.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Some through the waters,
Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
Though sorrows befall us and evils oppose,
Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
Whatever virus is going around here causing pneumonia truly has me concerned...
I have always thought that Brianna had asthma- activity induced, but the last hospital we were at in 29 said she was too young to diagnose...
Well, Lily has had pneumonia, Anjolie had it, and now Brian has just rushed off with little Nana to the ER because she cannot catch her breath she is in such a coughing fit...coughing until she is vomiting and not even able to get a breath for the next cough...her little heart is just racing and she has a fever. She has been coughing for weeks especially after running around...now just getting up and walking sends her into fits...oh I am so frustrated and worried at the moment! Please pray...not that the symptoms will go away..but that she will be properly assessed and treated. Please pray.
Monday, February 19, 2007
I Peter 5:10 "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal Glory
by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." AMEN!! God is so good...it WILL be worth it all.
These past two weeks the Lord has so worked through some very Godly women in my life in very specific ways to encourage me, sharpen me...point me to the Lord in a tremendous way- and all on very different issues in my life right now. Thank you so much Ms Mishel for opening my eyes, Ms Sandi for affirming the Lord works in mysterious and dramatic ways to reveal His love for us, and Ms Pam for your obedient and faithful responses to the Lord prompting you to pray...thank you for allowing God's love to flow through you that He might be glorified. Godly women humbly serving at home and sure to be considered great in the Kingdom of God for their love and service to their King...like so many of you ladies I read out there in the blogosphere. Your love and faith shines through as you share in your posts how the Lord works in your life. May He truly receive all the Honor and Glory.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
The room at MonaKids
Me in ...uh yes pig-tails looking very rough, but that is my reality for this weekend LOL...it was a CA-RAZY busy day :)
Our little girl is growing up!
Anjolie and Daddy crash on the couch after a wonderful party filled with fun and fellowship :)
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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Ok, well, the pic doesn't do 'em justice. Nor does it display the wonderful time I had getting them done. (That picture of my big toe is just crazy looking lol...it looks like a huge thumb or something).
So, Brian dropped me off and got the kids lunch...I know, how sweet. I was led to a huge comfy leather recliner while my feet were soaked and scrubbed, toes pedicured. Next she massaged my legs and feet while I sipped some delicious tea and ate cream puffs (all complimentary)...it was very relaxing and I am very grateful to my husband for the break :)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Please enjoy this original graphic art piece by Jamie-inspired by the post
Monday, February 12, 2007
Printshop baby...love it. I used this sort of collage I designed for some of the invites...some- I still need to finish (in the mean time they got a party announcement) Her middle name is Rose..so I went with a rose type motif. Had a dandy time trying to save it as a jpeg..it almost stumped me!
Brian kicked me out of the house on Saturday :) LOVINGLY, for a BREAK...had a wonderful time, I did, but that is a different story. He stayed home and got very ambitious about training Lily *grin*. He told me when I got home that Lily had told him many many times that she had to go
Lily braced herself then *TOOOT!* " "I DID IT!!" she exclaimed happily ...lol, oh my, the things that humor me.
I have missed my blogging buddies!!!! Brian had to go to the states for a week for some training, and it was all I could do to keep up with everything...and then I still had to keep on top of things while the kids were sick...so as much as I would have loved to "escape from it all" I had to put my little blogging hobby to the side for a while. I guess what I can say, regarding my husband, is that his unit received a Prepare to Deploy Order...and that is about all I can say. All the whens and what-ifs and maybes about drove me nuts, but you know, the LORD IS IN CONTROL and I am just trying to not think about all the questions until I have to.
Lily revovered from a mild case of pneumonia the week before last, but at her well-baby appt we discovered that she had a perforated eardrum from an ear infection that we did not even know she had! She was fussy the night before, but she went to sleep when I gave her some tylenol since she was pulling at her ear...the Dr had just checked her ears the week before when she had the pnuemonia *sigh* she sure is a tough little cookie.
Ayden has hung in there...probably because he is still nursing. He is such a cute little fella ;)
I think it getting to be "first haircut" time! Awwww my wittle wittle boy growing right up!
Anjolie turned 4 while Brian was in Quantico for a week. We are having a party for her this weekend :)
Brianna has been such a big help to me. It is truly amazing what a 5 year old can do to help her momma. Sometimes it involves just her precious little hand rubbing my back when she sees the going is getting tough. What a little trooper.Poor little Anjolie. She is doing much better now, but Brian had to take her in to the ER on Sat morning after running a fever all night..even on tylenol. She was over 103...even after tylenol. Her oxygen was low and the x-ray came back showing one very very infected lung. PTL she could be treated at home! (Recognize the t-shirt Pop-pop? :) )