Monday, January 22, 2007

Peaceful Bliss

Do you hear that?

Come closer....

Do you hear it yet??

Ahhhh it is the sound of EVERYone gone in the house but me and Avery. The kids didn't understand why I was smiling when they left LOL Dwyane knew but the kids were clueless.

All my children took off with their father to go to Bible Study Fellowship. Isaiah grew up in BSF as a preschooler and he loved it so. The only sound is the hum of the dishwasher.

So what am I doing?

Calling my daddy for starters. His birthday is today. He lives about 4 hours away from me on 12 acres of land that most is wooded. It is so beaufitul where he lives and it is just so relaxing when we are there to sit outside and listen to the sounds that God created. Dwyane wasn't too impressed when he woke in the middle of the night to coyotes once. Needless to say he freaked a tad and woke me up asking me if I hear it... told him it was just the coyotes .. go back to bed. Like that made him want to sleep LOL

It is quite a sight to wake up to half a dozen wild turkeys in the backyard or a few deer. Mama racoons with babies have even been spotted in the backyard. What a beautiful piece of land they live on. I keep telling Dwyane I want to move there someday but I do believe South Dakota is home for him now so we won't be moving anytime soon.

It is time for me to finish up the blog and finish preparing my lesson for my three year olds for Bible Study Fellowship. I am on my own for the next month or so as my Co-Leader had some surgery and if you could say a prayer for her. She had the reflux surgery years ago but it popped open when she was sick and vomiting about a month ago. She had surgery again on Thursday and one of my fellow people in BSF went to check on her and she couldn't make it to the car so the ambulance was called :-( She can't keep anything down - not even water, she is nauseous and dizzy :-( So if y'all could say a prayer for Laurie I sure would appreciate it.

Oh - we finally got a shovel!! After the first snowfall dh took the lazy way out and packed the snow down with his Durango so I could get up and down the driveway... then it snowed some more so he finally got some shovels. Did he learn his lesson? You bet!! It was a pain in the tushie to shovel the packed down stuff on top of the snow that just fell! LOL Men... sometimes you just gotta laugh!

I also might have some rather large news for our family by the end of this week (and no.. nobody is expecting)... so stay tuned......

Sunday, January 14, 2007

We have SNOW!!

We have snow! We are supposed to get 3-6 inches tonight. Isaiah has already been outside three times. He LOVES the outside (just like his Uncle Bryce and his Grandpa Bob) and could spend the entire day playing in the snow.

While it is really pretty out... I have an UH OH to report. Dwyane looks over at me as Kristofer went to check the snow to see how much we got already and says.... We DON'T have a shovel! WHAT?!! Oyee............ You see.. the shovel broke at the end of the season last year and D threw it away and well.. we don't have one! We forgot about it. Good thing he has 4-Wheel drive and can drive me to work tomorrow. It sucks to have two separate driveways somedays... means we have double the area to shovel but if it gets too bad we will just call the nursing home across the street and the guys will come plow both driveways for us.

Not much going on around here other than snow. Been a quiet weekend.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Did he learn a lesson?

Monday nights Dwyane, Kristofer, and Allison all go to Bible Study Fellowship. Isaiah and I get some quality time together but not too much as he will be heading to Bible study next week with the rest of the clan. Anyhow, Isaiah is my never ending stomach and was having a piece of Quiche after his bath. He comes over and says "Mom can I ask you a question?". Sure I say. He proceeds to ask me what would happen if he put his drink on his plate of quiche and put it in the microwave. Told him it would boil. What does he do???? You guessed it.. he tried it.. only... I hear a crash.. Isaiah screamed. I went running into the kitchen. The plate had fallen on his toe - nothing broke and nothing bleeding. Meanhile I clean up the mess and groan when I realize that I loaned Dawn the carpet cleaner for her flooded basement and now I have these red splotches on my carpet. I worked quite a bit to see if they come out - sure hope they do. Now the little stinker has turned his back on the couch ready for a siesta - I do believe Connect 4 is out of the question now.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Men and Bubble Baths?

Who says bubble baths aren't the cureall for everything? I remember back in the day I had a bubble bath, candlelight, pj's and slippers waiting for me when I got home from work as well as a Steak dinner in the kitchen... well that was before kids.

Flash forward to yesterday and I got a call from D at work saying he needed to hear a voice. Uh oh.. you see.. Dwyane is a Chemical Abuse Counseler and is running the Meth program that was just started so he has some challenges. His voice just didn't sound right to me and he said he had such a bad headache.

I got home and asked him to call me right as he left - I had the Lasagna in the oven and prepared him a bubble bath complete with candles, pj's, a litte snack (figured he was too busy to have lunch which was true) and something to drink (lemondade). He came home and walked into the bathroom and a huge sigh.... "This looks SO good" He soaked all his cares away and perked right up.

So Ladies - if your men have a bad day - treat them to a bubble bath :) Normally, Dwyane will NOT get in a bath at all as he prefers the 'manly' showers but he sure did appreciate it last night.

Now he is cooking us all omelets, sausage, potatoes, and grits for breakfast.

Friday, January 05, 2007

I can't believe it!!

My puppy turned two in December and last night at 9:30 he chose to start retrieving a ball and bringing it back looking for us to toss it again. I was not in the mood that late at night and we were in the house but I was so thrilled that he finally learned to do it that I obliged him. Today we will test him with the thrower outside.

It all started with Bear. Bear is a black lab/retriever mix and is just one of the most wonderful well mannered dog I have ever met. Bear belongs to my dad and his wife. Anyway, the kids love going to see Bear and throwing the ball for Bear. Bear treats that ball like a security blanket and lovingly picks it up again careful not to chew on it... my dog?.. well when we wanted to take a break in playing with him.. notice it was the adults that wanted the break.. he hopped up on the couch and all you could hear was him trying to rip the ball apart. Anyway, the kids really love playing with Bear and throwing the ball for him and Bear, bless his heart, despite his bad arthritis always plays with my children. I thought for sure when Jean and Bear came for a visit last that Avery would finally learn how to cath that ball. So we get the thrower and toss it out and there goes Bear running right to it and there goes Avery.. running right PAST it.

I am just so tickled that he will finally be able to get some good exercise without expecting us to come along beside him and run!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

God is SO Cool!

I am so glad he is MY God!! My dear Friend Dawn came over tonight (she is the one whose father passed away), and I had the best time just sitting and talking with her. She has such an infectious laugh and I love listening to her laugh. We shared Tea together - one of weak points - I LOVE TEA - doesn't matter what kind - well some kinds I don't but I love HOT tea. Anyhow.. how can you not love a gal who commented that the tea was good :) She is a coffee drinker but she also drinks tea - wahoo!! I love sharing tea with friends :)

Anyhow, she shared with me that her husband and oldest daughter both came to Christ.. not only that but they came on the same day that her father who lives in Chicago came to Christ too. How awesome is that that she knows EXACTLY where her father is right now. God is soo good and it is soo cool how it all happened.

One more thing I can mark on my prayer journal as being answered :) I love marking those off - I also love sharing them with my children when they are struggling and they don't feel like God is listening. I love praying with my husband over them each night - it sure does strengthen the marriage and gives me a whole new respect for my praying husband.

What is my New Years Resolution? I was going to put down exercising but seeing as how I twisted my leg and knee up today (yeah I know who wears high heeled boots when there is ice in the parking lots only it wasn't the parking lot I slipped on but rather the floor in the Grocery Store! If it weren't for the grocery cart they would have had to holler... CLEAN UP by the front door please).. anyway back to the story - my knee hurts now and I even asked my dear sweet husband to haul the monstrosity of a treadmill to the basement for me so I can enjoy the tv while I exercised. I will lay up for a bit and not exercise as I will have to go back to leading the three year olds in Bible Study Fellowship next week and want to be in tip top shape for their little smiling faces.

So what is my New Years Resolution? To read my bible thru in one year. I figure I can spend so much time watching tv, typing on the blog, or reading a good Sisterchick story that I can use plenty of that time to read my bible. It is so great to read through Genesis and realize that God created the world and because God created it .. IT is Good. We are good too. Granted we are sinful creatures but we are good.. why? Because God created us and he created us so HE could love us. Remember that next time your self esteem takes a nose dive or you are having a bad day. And if you have a bad day or your self esteem takes a nose dive remember that there is someone walking beside you and he just wants you to ask HIM for help.

Oh Isaiah - I love the innocence of youth - "Mom.. do all ladies have to go through the door first?"