I can do all things through Christ which Strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Update on Jason

I took Jason to his ear nose and throat specialist today. His ears are all clear. THANK GOD! And thank you all for your prayers. He had no fluid, no sign of infection, no redness or anything.

He goes back in January for a check up unless he gets an infection between now and then. He also keeps taking his allergy medicine. Which seems to be helping.

Thank You for your prayers. please keep praying that his ears stay clear and he doesnt get any infections.

Love and Prayers

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Our Day..

Well, we didnt do a spa day..... :( The girls and I decided that it was such a pretty day that we would just go to the park instead. So we went to sonic and got me a Diet Sprite (part of my new plan on losing weight and being healthy) and the girls wanted a vanilla sprite (really good but way too much sugar for me). Then we went to the park and played on the slide and swang.. (yes that is the southern word for it) and then we fed the ducks....there was one that all the other ducks kept beating off and he almost ate out of my hand...he would stick his head in it and I would have to drop the bread on the ground before he would eat it. So cool!!!! Then we walked around and around the roads and picked up lots of white oak acurns (acorns for you proper people.)

Then we came home and played outside with our puppies and picked up the yard a little and just had fun....then it was back to the grindstone in the house doing laundry and computer work. But the girls got to watch a movie after all that exercise.

We had fun and I think we are going to do a spa type thing when I get back from taking Jason to the doctor tommorow. It ought to be fun.

I am working on a couple of different post. One on the book that I was studying (Shelter for the Spirit) and another one on some different things that have been going on in my life. It is kinda long and personal and some people in my family might not like what I have to say so we will have to see (Julie this means I am going to run this post by you first...although your not the one I am worried about. ) I also want to do a post on the book that we started reading in Bible Study (So You want to be like Christ.)

By the way, Jasons doctors appointment is for a check up on his ears. Because he has severe amounts of fluid built up and they dont want to do tubes right now. I dont want tubes at all but what do you do? We have a friend that her little boy had tubes put in about 3 or 4 weeks ago and he already has had one push out because of infection and the other ear is very bad infected but they dont want to put tubes back in until his infections clear up.

I will let you know how it turns out. I am hoping that after the steroids last time and the increased medicine, that maybe they are better. Please pray.

Right now, I am off to soak in my jacuzzi tub. My darling husband is going to watch the kids so I can. Isnt he just wonderful. :)

Love and Prayers

Our Hunting Experience

For those of you who are wondering how I could take three kids with me hunting.....Well, It wasnt easy. Not at all. But as parents, my husband and I are determined to bring our kids up right and to bring them up enjoying the outdoors. Our kids, beg to go hunting and beg to watch hunting videos, and really really want to shoot a deer, or an elk, or a bear, or a turkey. Yeah they want to go. And research proves that kids that are involved in the outdoors more are less likely to get into drugs and all kinds of trouble. And on top of all that, It is a science class all in itself...

So,my darling husband set up our blind on the mountain (not too far up, maybe 300 or 400 yards from the very bottom). Saturday, I put the kids in their Jogging suits, and their insulated Jackets. Packed the Camoflage backpack with all kinds of gear for the kids. Loaded them in the truck with their camo blankets and some thick sheepskin blankets that their uncle had bought for them last year, and we took off. Drove maybe ten minutes to our friends land (no names mentioned) and unloaded the kids and blankets and hiked up the mountain.

Now have you ever tried to carry a 25lb baby up the mountain with a backpack on you......tough. I have muscles where I didnt know I had them....owww. We all got settled into the blind after the girls made their way through the briars and fallen trees. Alaina was settled in all snug and warm after about 5 min. Jason was hungry so he had a bottle and went to sleep. Kylie snuggled up by him and held him so he would sleep longer (If he is held he sleeps longer, spoiled I know) And I set up my gun and all that. I then proceeded to take my shoes off because everytime I moved around, I was kicking one of the kids with them and being insulated hunting boots, they are kind of bulky and hard to move around in tight spaces.

So we stayed that way for about two hours. Then Jason woke up and played for a little while before going back to sleep. Kylie stayed up and watched the squierlls playing around and helped me watch for deer. Alaina woke up about 10 minutes before we left and Jason woke up when DAddy came to get us. He was able to sneak up on Kylie really easy.

The highlight of the trip....besides having my babies there with me while I enjoyed the nature. We had a squierl Jump out of a tree and try to land on the blind. We heard him scratching all the way down the blind.....and chattering at it.....I peeked around the corner of the window in the blind and seen him sitting on a rock staring at it and chattering like he was daring that strange tree to move.. It was hilarious....Then we had one poke his head in at the bottom of the blind where the material doesnt quit reach the ground. He left really quick.

This coming weekend My mom is supposed to watch the kids while we go on her draw hunt. I am excited about it because 1, we need meat in our freezer 2, it is in a place that is known for its big bucks 3, it is an either sex tag...which means that if i see a doe first, since we need meat in our freezer, i can shoot her. 4, i get to see my family while i am down there...i havent seen my lil bear in a couple of months...i bet she has grown alot...and the rest of them are probably so big by now.

Time to go do my daily chores..

Love and Prayers

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ahhhh Monday!

Well, Friday was a crazy crazy day. WE ended up having to get ready and take something to my husband at work 30 minutes away and of course we got there at lunch time and he wanted to eat with us so we went and ate. Then I ran to Wal-Mart to pick up some things that I needed. Wanted to go to the health food store while I was there and didnt get to. Came home, went and sighted in muzzleloaders and set up the ground blind so I could take the kids with me hunting Saturday morning.

Saturday, we got up at 6:00 got ready, dragged the kids out of bed, and went to the woods. At 11:00, we came out of the woods and went and picked up angel food. Then we came home, ate lunch, took baths, done some chores, and Paul and I went to Wal-Mart after some groceries real quick while Granny watched the girls and Aunt Ducky watched Jason ( THANK YOU BOTH...I REALLY NEEDED THAT BREAK) Then we came home, got ready and went the the Church Halloween thing....just a weiner roast and some candy. No scary costumes or anything...except one.....he was the Texas Chainsaw guy...he likes to scare the girls and then give them hugs and make them feel better. lol. He is a cutey...Kylie was a Queen (THANK YOU TAMMY FOR HER DRESS, SHE LOVED IT) And Alaina was a kitty cat. It was so cute. We also had a monkey, a fireman, a sugarplum fairy, a baseball player, and Jason and another little girl did not dress up...they were just babies.

Yesterday, we put the heat and air plenum (sp) in and got it wired in at Church. It was an all afternoon project. Then we came home and I did a 30 minute quick clean of my very messy house before we ate supper and settled down to enjoy a movie together.

Today, I am going to be doing a lot of computer work for our business. I need to get it all done today.

I also have a prayer request for myself..This coming weekend, we drew in for a hunt that is in my the town of my home congregation. I am having some "issues" with going there right now. Just some things that are going on and things that have went on. I really dont want to go. Right now I have the attitude that I dont care if I ever go back there. But I know I need to go see certain people down there. So I am going but not happily. Please pray that I will have a peaceful heart when I go and please pray that everything works out okay.

I had better get busy on my computer work for the day. I also need to look at my cleaning schedule and see what I am supposed to be doing this week....I kinda havent followed it for a while...

Love and Prayers

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Charles Shultz Philosophy

My mother in law sent me this and I thought it was perfect. Enjoy...

Charles Schultz Philosophy
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions.. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners .

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .
The lesson:
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care .
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia " (Charles Schultz)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Spa Day!

No I am not spending money on a spa day for myself. Well maybe a little money but not a lot. I am going to schedule a spa day for me and my little mosters (the girls). Jason will have fun playing with his toys while we do this. He is such a good baby most of the time. He just likes to keep Momma up all night fussing.

I am going to get some essential spa gear...you know, foot scrub, foot lotion, nail files, cuticle cream, some nice polish for me and some sparkly stuff for the girls. They also like curlers in their hair, so we may spend some money on some bubble bath and take a luxurious soak and then curl our hair.

I think this is going to be Tuesday. Tommorow, we are going to set up our ground blind so that I can go hunting saturday morning and the kids can go with me. Then Saturday we are going hunting and picking up angel food and then we have a halloween thing with the Church. Sunday, we will be working on our building again and Monday well Monday is Monday and I know nothing will go right nor will i get much done..so Tuesday sounds about right.

And I have got to make a trip to Bath and Body works....They are starting to put out their Holiday scents..Ummmmm.

Photo courtesy of www.bathandbodyworks.com

Love and Prayers


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Going out of our mind today..

I have recieved some comments on my post about going out of my mind. So I though I would share what we have done around here.

Yesterday was a really really bad day. Nothing went right, Jason had been up alot the night before and when Paul left for work, he told me to just go back to sleep, which i did....gladly. So I did not get up and read my scripture, and I didnt pray and I didnt have breakfast ready when the girls got up and on and on and on...Everything kept going wrong. So when nap time came, I told Kylie that if she would help me clean my bedroom and bathroom while I put up clothes then we would play afterwards. So she did. She did and excellant job. I asked her what she wanted to do. She wanted to play in my tub.......My Jacuzzi tub (its a cheap one that comes in double wide trailors...nothing fancy.) So I let her...We pretended it was a lake and we were swimming and then it was the ocean and we were mermaids and Then Alaina and Jason woke up and we had snacks...

See Going out of your mind can be a blast. It really can. Do you know how long it has been since I pretended that the tub was a lake? And the tub we had growing up was not nearly as big as this one...What a huge lake we had yesterday....lol.

What do you do to Go out of your mind?

Love and Prayers

Community Blogger Award

I was given another award by my sister Julie I appreciate it very much. The Community Blogger Award celebrates people who reach out, and make the blogger community a better one.
I dont have anyone special to give this to so If you read my blog and comment on it then consider yourself awarded.
Thank You Julie for always thinking of me.
Love and Prayers

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Holiday Clothes

I have been looking at Christmas dresses for the girls lately. Mostly because they have them out already in Wal Mart and Target. I however dont like any of the ones they have there. They either are all black with a red flower on them or they have black tops or they are burgundy...I want a blue dress. I did not say anything to kylie about this but she is into blue here lately and so she informed me the other day when I asked her if she liked a dress, that no it was not blue and she didnt like the black on it.... So we are on the quest for a blue dress. I will probably end up making them if I can find the right material Since Wal Mart doesnt carry much material anymore and most of what they do carry is quilting material, it will be a challenge but I think I can handle it....

one that she thought was just so pretty..........

And even though it is not blue, she loved it. But it is $60 at JC Penney and I am not paying 120 for dresses that is crazy. And I cant make one that looks like this so I will attempt to make her one that she likes and I like and isnt too hard. lol Ought to be fun huh?

But you know what is funny. I cant remember any of our christmas dresses growing up. I just cant. I know we had special outfits for Christmas but I cant remember a single one.

Anyway, I know it is too soon to be thinking about Christmas but it is just around the corner you know.

Love and Prayers


Monday, October 22, 2007


Tinker Bell loves Jason...Yes our new beagle is named Tinker Bell. We also have one named Elmer..My wonderful baby boy...
My little monsters...Arent they growing so much.
Apparently, grass taste good. lol
I couldnt figure out how to rotate this one. I want my digital camera back It was so much easier to work with...

Love and Prayers


It is cold this morning...46 outside right now and the wind is blowing hard...and it is raining a little. I think Fall has officially blown in. Time for sweatshirts, hot cocoa, and curling up with books. However I wont be able to do the later today.

I took some pictures of Jason yesterday and will post a couple of them later. They were with my 35mm Canon Rebel...so they look a little different than digital . I realized how much I miss that camera though...I like the digital because if you dont like it you can delete it but it just does not have the capabilities of the rebel. Now my dream digital camera, ($900) would be great. But I am not going to pay that much for a camera right now. I would love it though.

I am going to be busy the next couple of days getting lots done around the house and I need to get our computers loaded back up with stuff that we use for our business. See when my laptop broke, it had most of our records on it. The computer guy is supposed to be putting my harddrive on cds for me but I still need to load it all on this computer and readjust it to fit the updated versions of stuff. Plus my husbands computer, that has been messed up for a year and a half, my brother in law came over the other night and fixed it. We thought that we had everything on my laptop but when we went to look for something last night, it was not there. We realized that we let him erase most of our records on that computer. So I get to have fun rebuilding alll kinds of spreadsheets and artwork. Please pray for me....that I wont lose my sanity during this time.

Pauls grandpa is still not doing good. We visited him friday and he seemed better but you know how those things go when they are at that point. They can seem okay and then be gone the next day so please keep praying.

I have got to do some rearranging on my schedule. It seems like when you have a baby baby...that every two or three weeks you are rearranging your schedule for something. I have discovered lately that he likes to eat at least three meals of real food aday. So instead of the 5 minutes that it took for him to gulp down a bottle, It now takes at least thirty to feed him his food. Three times a day, that is and hour and a half that i need to adjust plus he has stopped taking one of his naps so there is another hour that i need to adjust. Of course this all comes at a time when I really need more time so It will be hard for the first few weeks.

I will try to get back to posting my menus soon.. We have just been doing guess work which has been running my grocery bill up but It has been so crazy around here and fixing to get crazier cause hunting season is now in full swing and I havent been once. I am determined to fix that this week. Yes I love to hunt. Crazy huh...

Anyway, I need to go wake up my little precious sleeping angels and get busy with today. I will try to post pictures later today but am not sure what will happen.....I may just go out of my mind today..lol

Love and Prayers

Saturday, October 20, 2007

New Picture of Jason

I do have a new picture of Jason. My brother in law was over the other day working on our computers and he snapped this one with his phone.... Isnt he adorable...

I am going to try to get some more taken and get them on here but with my digital broke and film takes so long to get developed and bact to you that It will be a couple of weeks...

Love and Prayers



I just watched the music video to Rascall Flatts "Stand" Very good. Very. I never really listened to the song before but it is awesome....I love it.


I have been given three awards over the past month by my sister. So I will try to catch up on posting them today.

The first was


This award was created by http://managementbygod.blogspot.com/ This is what they said about it:"For those who are regular readers of management by God, you know that being about God's Word is very important to me. Since I have started working on this initiative, I have discovered that there are many others that have a similar heart to share God's Word, and further His Kingdom. The role of a disciple of Christ is to carry His message to the ends of the earth. It is with this heart that I have created the Mathetes Award.Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) is to make more disciples. I'd like to take the opportunity to award five other bloggers with this award and badge for acting in the role of a disciple of Christ."

I dont have five other bloggers to award this too that hasnt already been awarded. So If you are a Christian and a Disciple of Christ, then You have been awarded this one.

The Second is the You Lift Me Up Award !

I will say that I have to give this award back to my sister. She lifts me up everyday.
I also give this award to:
Malisa over at My little corner of the world She always brings a smile to my face with her post and is always positive in her comments. very uplifting and encouraging.
Misty at Just as I am. Mist and I have been friends for years. She was always there when I needed a shoulder or someone to get in trouble with. :) Now as a blogging friend, a fellow mother and still a real life friend. She always lifts me up with her word of encouragement and everytime I think I have a hard time with my life, I look at her. Her husband works off and she is struggling to raise their son by herself most of the time. The fact that she accomplishes this also lifts me up. I keep thinking that if she can do that, then I can handle my life.
People that do not have a blog that I would like to award this to:
My Husband. He is my rock and my strength here on this earth. He is always telling me how good I am at being a mother and a wife...but if I ever get out of line, he tells me in a gentle loving way.
My Mom. She is always just a phone call away and even though we have had some tough times and she may tell us exactly what she thinks of what we are doing, she eventually puts aside her feelings and just supports us.
My Dad...I could not live through what he has and not be crazy. He has always been there to talk to and to give us advice. And you probably will not like what he has to say when he says it but later on you wish you would have listened. But he never has once told me I told you so. He just hugs me and says "Youll learn"
Sam....She has been my friend longer than misty and even though we have grown apart over the years, she still lifts me up with her words of encouragement.
Kristy. My friend at Church. She is always so encouraging and full of advice. And she handled three kids for a year while her husband drove a long distance truck...Whew..
Melissa. Always positive and in her words.."God has a reason for everything" So true.
Tammy. My other sister. We have not always gotten along but you know when I had my kids, She was there. With my first one, she drove five hours by herself to be there. And then she drove the five hours home in the dark. With my second, she didnt make it but she called to make sure I was okay and With Jason, she was there again. She stayed by my bedside, offering words of encouragement and getting nurses and when she was in the lobby, she was helping to watch my girls so they could stay there and see their little brother. She may make alot of mistakes and she may not always agree with me and I might not always agree with her, but she would be there in a heartbeat if I needed her. She has proved that before.
And to the rest of my family. I am running out of time but you know who you are and you know what you do for me. THANK YOU
I will have to post on the third one later. I need to go switch laundry.
Love and Prayers

My Crazy Life

I have had a crazy past couple of weeks. It has just been one of those times in my life where everything happens at once and nothing goes right. My sister had a post the other day about her day and she got into how she had read a blog that wondered how us "stay at home moms do it....they would go out of their mind". Well news flash, sometimes we do go out of our mind. I do it at least once a day. That way I stay sane. People think I am joking when I say this. But have you ever tried to just let your logical and never stopping mind go for a little while and just enjoy life. I try everyday to let go for at least an hour. I spend that hour playing with my kids or reading a book to them or teaching them something....Kylie wants to learn to sew. I know without a doubt that that is going to require me to go out of my mind for a little while. Otherwise I couldnt be patient enough to teach her.

Now if you are still reading this post you probably think that I am crazy. On the contrary. I am manic depressive. Which means that my mind never stops. It is always going and always thinking of probably 20 0r 30 things at once. It is really hard to shut my mind down for any period of time. So instead of trying to do it for no reason...I "go out of my mind" while playing with my babies. Do you know how easy it is to get lost in Laura Ingalls Wilder? Or in coloring scarecrows all green because that is the color of the day for a two year old...but the next day it is blue or red or something....

I love my life, I love my kids and I wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. I have had people tell me that they admire me for staying at home or that they couldnt do that because they would be ready to kill their kids before the first day was over. I feel pity for these people. I really do. All you have really go to do is stop and enjoy your kids smiles or the silly things they say or do. See go out of your mind......stop thinking for a little while about what you have to do....or what needs done that you probably will never accomplish because there is just not enough time to do that and enjoy your kids....Enjoy your kids first. Then do everything else.

I also admire the Mothers out there who work and come home to a happy family. I admire the ones who go to work everyday (or part time ) and still run a household and take care of their kids with a smile. I personally dont think that I could go to work everyday and come home with a smile on my face for my kids. I would probably be too irritated and grouchy.

Julie also talked about what parts of housework that she liked and disliked. I have to say. I dont like to cook. I have never been that great at it although my husband keeps trying to convince me that I am. I dont like to eat my own cooking. I dont know there is just something about knowing what it looked like before you cooked it...lol. I do love the laudry part of keeping a home. I wish I had a clothesline so I could hang them out to dry and maybe next year i will. I like my sister though love the sound of the snaps in the dryer. I love the feel of the warm clothes when you pull them out of the dryer (you have to pull them out right when it is done to feel this, not wait for a while :) ) I love handwashing dishes, although i use my dishwasher alot, I love hot hot water on my hands and the accomplishment that I got my dishes clean. It seems to take some of the aggrivation out of my day. I love to wake up to a clean kitchen, wake up to a dirty one and my day is gone. I love to vacuum and see the clean floors that it leaves. I love to reorganize and rearrange. The fresh new feel that is there when you get that accomplished.

Things I dont like...dusting. I cant stand the little dust balls that go everywhere nor the gritty feel on my fingers after I get done (no i dont wear gloves to clean house, never have and really dont like the things.) I dont like having a huge couch taking up my living room space. It bugs me. My husband and I have seriously considered taking it out and just having a couple of chairs to sit in. (that is another post though) I dont like mopping...I dont know why, I just dont. I love sweeping however. I dont like cleaning toilets or tubs. Toilets are just nasty and tubs are too hard to clean (see I am a really tall person and to really clean my tub, I have to get way down on my knees and it kills my back and knees and by the time i am through i usually have a headache.) I dont like the fact that no matter how often you sweepdown the cobwebs, they always seem to come back. I dont like that at all. ( I think it has something to do with living in a trailor...People I know that live in real houses dont have this problem.)

I love the outside part of housework. I love to mow the yard even though i usually end up with a constant sinus infection every year from it (this didnt happen before I married my husband. I now live four hours away from where I grew up and I guess the weeds are just different. ) I love digging in the dirt to plant flowers. I love to rake leaves (although I have no trees where I live) I love making my yard look pretty.

I guess in all of my crazy life, I dont have any thing to complain about. But like I said the past couple of weeks have been crazy. So now my house is a wreck, my yard does not have lots of pretty flowers planted for next spring as planned, it needs mowed, and my mind had left me more than once in the past couple of days. But that is okay. I enjoy my crazy life and I enjoy going out of my mind, especially if it includes doing something fun with my kids.

So to all of you that dont see how we do it, it is really easy. We do go out of our mind but in a good way and we enjoy it. As my sister said, " Yes, it is hard. Extremely hard some days. It is both the most exhausting, the most demanding and the most rewarding thing that I have ever done. It's my home and these are my children and I am solely responsible for that and there are times when I need a break. But I always miss my husband (if he's not with me) and our girls."

Prayers and Blessings

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Micah Update.

I just wanted to update on Micah. Melissa emailed me today and he is doing better. I cannot remember the exact words she used so I will just copy and paste it out of my email.....

All of the test that were run on him came back normal. The doctors believe that when he stopped/had difficulty breathing Tuesday night- it was a result of him asperating on gastric fluids (gastric fluid went into his lungs). The doctors believe this was a one time thing and hopefully will not happen again. We are not sure if he had apnea before this or not. The first time it was noticed was in the ER Tuesday night and then again when they did a catscan on him a couple of days later. He recovered from these episodes on his own. We requested an apnea monitor for our own peace of mind. It has gone off two different times since we've been home.

Please keep praying that it is not anything that will require more hospitals and that it clears up.

Please pray for strength for Mike and Melissa and for faith. I know they would appreciate all the prayers they can get right now.

Love and Prayers

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Please Pray....

We recieved word yesterday that Pauls Grandpa is in the last stages of life. The doctors have said there is nothing left they can do but keep him comfortable. He is in really bad shape..physically. His mind though is still just as good as can be. We went and seen him last night because they told them yesterday morning that if anyone needed to come see him they needed to do it. So we went.

Please pray for our family right now. This man is 80....would be 81 in January. He has been very special to all of his kids and his grandkids through out their lives and even me because I grew up calling him Grandpa...even though I only met him 5 years ago, all my life he was my Grandpa too. He is very special. You cant meet him and not be touched.

I will go now as I am trying to type through my tears but please pray and get us through this time.

Love and Prayers

Friday, October 12, 2007


I cant believe it....Jason is now pulling up and walking along the couch and footstool. I figured he was going to be a little slower as most boys are but nope once he started moving he wont quit.

He started out the other day pulling up in his playpen and then pulling up to the couch but then he would just fall down. Then last night, he pulled up to the footstool and walked alongside it holding on.

I just cant believe it. In two weeks, he has went from rolling around on the floor to pulling up and trying to walk.. HE is getting too big. too fast.......my baby is supposed to stay little.... (sniff sniff. )

Love and prayers

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Book

Last night at Bible Study, my sister in law brought a book that we started studying. It is called "So You Want to be Like Christ? Eight essentials to get you there" Really interesting reading. I am planning on buying it but I just found out that Amazon is out of the hardcover like she had. So I am now on the search for one.

Here is the link to Amazons page for it........ Book

And here is the link to the paper back book..... Paperback

They also have a workbook to go with it and Cheryl said he was a really good author. I cant wait to read more of his work because so far he has me intrigued.

I have more notes on the Shelter for the Spirit book but not enough time to type them today. I have to get the car worked on and finish inventory and build my dog run for my precious babies.

So I will talk to you all later and Hope you Have a blessed day.......

Oh YEAH>...........I DIDNT FORGET> I meant to make it a separate post but my sister has already posted about it so I will just link to it...

Pleas pray for Baby Michah....HE is not doing good.

Love and Prayers

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Alarming Discovery on My New Computer

Okay, everyone read that my computer was broke and i had to get a new one. Well, yesterday, I set it up, got the internet going, installed the printer, and that was about it...havent had time to go over all the bugs and get alot of stuff off or put alot of stuff on. It has the new windows vista and the internet explorer 7 which automatically comes with a google search bar at the top right under the ie...address bar. I dont like this and havent had time to take it off yet.....will find time today though....

My husband last night was checking his email and looking at some hunting websites and because we are hunters and like to know what is going on in the hunting world, he was going to go to the wildlife department website....He was using the google search bar instead of the ie address bar because he didnt see the address bar....it is gray and kind of blends in with the background of the window. I heard him say "Oh my God!" So I came in to see what was going on and on the screen was a porn site.......NO MY HUSBAND DOES NOT LOOK AT THESE.......IF YOU GO TO THE GOOGLE SEARCH BAR ON MY NEW COMPUTER AND TYPE IN http://www.w/ IT HAS A DROP DOWN LIST THAT HAS DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE AUTOMATIC SECLECTIONS FOR http://www.w/ ONE OF THEM WAS http://www.wilds/#.COM FILL IN THE LETTERS....OKAY. He couldnt believe that it was actually automatic and was curious as to whether it would actually bring it up.....well yes it brought it up.

Well curiostity killed the cat as they say and I got to wondering and so did he if it was just that letter or all of them.. It is every letter of the alphabet that has some sort of porn site attached to the drop down list. one of them is very decieving.....it is sex ed or something like that....yeah sex ed alright....

Anyway, this is not really a problem for christian adults as we know not to click on them and to avoid them. But for my stepson, and my niece that come over and get on the computer all though i monitor them, i dont want them to accidentally click on something like that. I dont promote that kind of stuff and I dont think that they need to be looking at it.

There are people out there that say that if you raise your kids right, they wont look at stuff like that, wont even be curious.............well that may be but if they accidentally click on it cause we all know how easy it is to click on something that you dont want......and my stepson is being raised by his mom. He does get taught right when he is around us....but the other days that he is around her.....i dont think it matters. And my niece, she would turn green and run away and probably never touch a computer again but still the images would be in her mind.

I think it is apalling that these sites are automatically listed when you type in letters.....it is not right. This is what our world is coming to. What are we to do about it?

Just something that I thought you ought to be aware of.....If I had known it the first thing i would have done was taken the google toolbar off of my computer. Which is what I am going to do right now.....

Love and Prayers

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

First of all...Thank You Julie for posting for me. I cant believe my computer got broke...long story.

I now have a new computer...Not what I wanted to do but inevitable.. I just have to get used to it.

So I will be back to posting soon. I am just having so much fun cleaning house and playing school with my kids..lol. It is hard to come back to this. I do miss everyone though and I will be back as soon as I complete some projects that I started over the last week. I will post about them also. Like today, I have to do inventory for our home business. Yuckkkkk....But it needs done so we can close it.

Love and Prayers

Thursday, October 04, 2007

She'll Be Back Soon!!!

Hi, this is Julie, Crystal's sister. She wanted me to let you know that her computer is broke. She will be back on here as soon as she can get it fixed, so please don't give up on her!

Have a great week-end!

Monday, October 01, 2007

First of All....Jason is Crawling. He started it Saturday evening. He is getting so big...but instead of just crawling, he is also pulling up to stuff....Like crazy. He cant make it all the way to a standing position yet but he puts his hands on stuff and actually tries to pull up ....

Second. I am going to try to post some more on my book study today. I have so many other things to do today though so I may get to it tommorow.

I will try to get back on here later but you know with a crawling baby it is harder to get things done....and a toddler that likes to destroy more than you can clean. lol

Love and Prayers