Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our First Day

Yesterday was our first day with just the four little ones and we had a really great time. The beginning of the day we did absolutely nothing. Mommy took a nap on the couch with the two year old and the other two watched PBS. Then we got up from nap had a snack and then went to the park. It was a beautiful day and we could have stayed there all night but I figured we needed to eat dinner at some time. I took them to McDonalds and actually bought them Happy Meals. This is a huge treat for them because we always buy off of the dollar menu. So they all thought that they were pretty cool. Then I got them ready for bed and let them watch a movie.

Mommy actually got to talk to a dear friend who I haven't talked to in a long time. It was very encouraging to hear how positive this woman is. When I first met her she never talked like this. I marvel at how she sees the good in everything. God has shown me this lately with different people that have come across my path and I believe he is telling me to trust him in everything and look at things with an optimistic glasses not pessimistic ones.

One more little note to add to this blog is that my son fior the past three days has decided that he needs to get up at 4:00 a.m. and stay up. I am tired but also getting to spend some fun time with him during the early morning hours.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

They're Off!!

My husband and three oldest children left today for Hastings, Nebraska. Grandpa went home to be with the Lord on Monday and we decided that only Daddy and the big girls would go to the funeral. We were all out there in June for Grandma's funeral and we just took Levi to see Great Grandpa last week. I find it is not very easy traveling with a six week old so we figured this would be best for our family. It feels a little weird because we don't normally do this. Either we all go somewhere or Daddy just goes by himself. I really don't know what I am going to do these next few days but I hope I will be able to have some quality time with the little ones. The funny thing is that the three youngest girls are inseparable and pretty much entertain themselves so I am thinking it is going to be a time of relaxation. I will let you all know what we do for these next couple of days.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We're Back

We are back from our quick trip to see Grandpa and I am so glad we went when we did. we got there Tuesday night and he was very alert and knew who we were and he was very excited to see Levi. we got some great pictures of Great grandpa with his newest grandson. Yesterday he was in some pain so the morphine that was given to him helped with the pain but really knocked him out so we didn't get much visiting in. I hope this journey does not take very long. I talked to his daughter today and she said he is now becoming agitated along with being in pain. I pray that the lord will show us all mercy and take Grandpa home very quickly.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A quick trip

Well my husband and I are headed to Hastings Nebraska for a few days to say good bye to his dear Grandpa. We just learned yesterday that Cancer has invaded his body and he has a tumor on his vertebrae that has paralyzed his ability to swallow. He is 85 and desires no form of treatment so we know that he body cannot live without food for very long. He has had a great life and will be with his dear wife who went home to be with Jesus in June. They will once be together again. He knows about Levi and was very excited that God blessed us with a son. We will be taking Levi with us so Grandpa can see him and we can say goodbye. Pray for the other children as they will be staying home with my parents. Also pray for my husbands mom she will no longer have any parents living once Grandpa passes.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life- It Is Priceless!!!

First let me start with saying that I am not really sure why I am writing this post. Last night I watched the debate not to decided who I would vote for but to listen and hopefully be reassured that my candidate was the right choice. And I think I was but there was one topic that really pulled at my heart. It was the topic of abortion. I am pro-life and have always been but last night I was moved to tears and am right now as I type this. Something tugged at my heart as they talked about their different views and as I sat holding my son I was overwhelmed with emotions. I normally don't like to talk about issues that are this controversial but I think the Lord showed me something last night. I couldn't help but cry as I looked at my helpless Levi lay in my arms. He is not helpless because there is something wrong with him he is helpless because he needs love and touch to survive. I also sat there and thought about babies that don't ever get that chance to have the love and touch of their parents. They didn't ask to be killed. I think last night for the first time ever I was grieving for all of those babies that did not get to live out God's plan for them. I was also rejoicing that my husband and I decided to let God control our family size. If we would not have let God be in control we would not have a beautiful son. I guess I just needed to vent and share how I was feeling. I truly have a different feeling about abortion and really understand how many precious lives never even got a chance all because Big Brother thinks they know best.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Maclae's New Camera

My beautiful sleeping baby boy!!!
Big Sis Acting silly!!!
This is the real Reaghan, our opera singer!!
My sweet little Creighton just being herself.
Maclae being silly with her new camera.
Maclae got a new camera from Nana and papa for her birthday so I decided to display a few of her first portraits. Pretty interesting and silly. I think she is enjoying her new toy. I will be curious to see how the pictures change as she gets older. Hope you all enjoy Maclae's first masterpiece's I know mommy sure did.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Well lately I have been really struggling with my children and the way they behave. I know whenever we have a new baby things seem to go a little hay wire but this time I feel like it has been really bad. I know that one of our problems is that we have not been in the word everyday. Isn't it neat to look at children and see when they lack discipline you can see it in their behavior, and when you look at adults who lack discipline you can also see it in their behavior. Well I have come to the conclusion that I have been lacking in many areas and it also is effecting my children. I do need to be more consistent with them but I also need to be more consistent with my Lord. When I do both these things my house runs more smoothly. So through these last three weeks I can now see that God is teaching me to be more consistent, especially with him. I will be working on this and I will let you know how things are going.

I guess my kids are not the only ones who need some discipline in their lives right now. I'll let you all know who figures it out first the kids or Mom.