Thursday, January 31, 2008

Here comes round 2.....

Ready for more snow? Well, we are in Kendallville, IN!!! Various reports have indicated 3-5", 3-10" ( I love that the weatherman a lot of room for error), and the latest and greatest report is 12-15" when it is all done and over with tomorrow by 2 p.m. I'm banking on at least a snow delay, but Ryan and I are not going to study for his test tomorrow tonight. I really do not remember doing homework with my parents every night in 2nd or 3rd grade. Sometimes I question if we have some of the things right...I need to make a new game..."Are you as smart as a 3rd grader?". Stay safe everyone! :)

I'm posting a picture of my Grandma with Ry and Kay tonight as she turns 88 years old tomorrow. (2/1/08)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Did I really look like this?

"Mom, this is what you looked like when you were a little girl."

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brrrrrrrrr - baby it's cold!

I took this picture during our last snowfall, but I thought it was appropriate for this post. I don't like my children to say the word "freakin'", but I had to agree with Kayla today when she said, "Mom, it's freakin' cold outside." Have a good weekend!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Please Pray....

Check out these two sites to see how God is working on some miracles....

The first is a sweet little gal from Ryan's school that is going through 70 chemo treatments for a brain tumor. Please pray for little Mikayla.

It was just a fluke that I stumbled upon this next website. I was posting on splitcoaststampers for cards to be sent to Mikayla. They have a forum where you can post requests for cards and prayers. There are tons of requests on this site. For some reason, this one caught my eye and I have been glued to this blog. This is truly a miracle at work. Be ready to get out the kleenex.

Both of these stories sure put life in perspective. Love you all. :) J

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Snow White and The Little Mermaid

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We're back!

Wow! My last post seems an eternity ago....since December 20th we've had a few ups and downs. Thankfully more ups than downs!

The most important thing is that everyone is healthy at our house! We got to spend Christmas morning down in Fort Wayne at Parkview's ER. Kayla developed a blood clot in her nasopharynx (the area above your throat). We were very LUCKY that she was brave and let the doctor suction it out. She avoided surgery. We were not looking forward to having a five year-old come out of anesthesia again! For the most part she is back to normal (if you call her baseline normal). :)

I learned how to rebuild my laptop after a Trojan worm virus disabled it. I was determined to not pay the geek squad at Best Buy to do it. I learned that Trend Micro is a crappy virus protector and I now have Norton System Works! I learned that 6,825 pictures may be a tad too many to keep on the computer.

I didn't have to work too many days in the last three weeks. That was a plus! We really enjoyed watching the kids open their presents. Sometimes I think that I am more excited than they are. We spent New Year's Eve at home and that was fine by me! I am grateful for the snow for it covers up the ugly gray ground.

I'm going to try to get outside with the kids this am before it starts snowing to build a snowman. The snow should just be about perfect! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)