Saturday, May 22, 2010


Praying for....

My Uncle Richard who is fighting cancer and in the middle of his chemo,

my family whose other side has suffered the tragic loss of a 3 year old boy,

Evan who will be undergoing surgery for a brain tumor on Monday,

Rachel who is fighting cystic fibrosis,

Evie whose story you can find here,

Sam's cousin's wife who has been given months to live,

and others whose stories aren't public.

Feeling overwhelmed today by the needs of so many of my family, friends, and acquaintances. I wouldn't begin to blog about the why of suffering. Wiser people than me have covered that. What I do know is that we do have One we can turn to...One who loves us...The One who fights for us everyday and has not forgotten us!!

"Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine. When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won't be a dead end—Because I am God, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That's how much you mean to me! That's how much I love you! I'd sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you."
Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message

Friday, May 21, 2010


Well, since this has been such a big hit (said in my most sarcastic voice!), I guess I'll keep it going. If nothing else it is entertaining to me so.....

1. If you live in Omaha, have you ever eaten at The Twisted Fork? If so, is it good?
Maybe going tonight with friends so would like to know how it is.

2. What is the best book you have read recently?
It's been a busy month but I hope to dive into a sack of books my friend gave me yesterday.

3. Do you post pictures on facebook?
Yes and now am trying to decide if I should or not.

4. What is your favorite donut (style not brand)?
How much space do I have?? Actually I like a good chocolate glazed cake donut or anything with maple frosting.

5. Did you hear that Nebraska got another football recruit yesterday and are you excited?? :-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


A cute program...

A precious milestone...

An adorable kiddo!!
Off to kindergarten we go!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


we need to set some new ground rules around here.

In the last two weeks he has...

  • Mixed together all the lotion and shampoo in our guest bathroom (a Mother's Day present)

  • Poured water on a picture which in turn caused the frame to rust which I didn't find until it stained a bookcase

  • Used my cuticle oil to "polish" everything in my bathroom

  • Painted Claremarie's lip gloss all over her book shelves and then put books on top of it so we wouldn't see it

  • Spent about 20 minutes in the bathroom one morning. When I finally decided to check on him (silly me...I thought he was going), I found him conducting an experiment with 20 dixie cups on the counter, each with a sheet of toilet paper on top of them. He was trying to see if water would go through the toilet paper. There was water EVERYWHERE!

  • Hid the remote controls

  • Poured out all of Claremarie's shampoo

  • Used marker to draw on the cement floor in our basement

  • Watered his cup of grass on the windowsill in his bedroom which really means he watered his bedroom

and tonight

I found him in the garage with a can of spray paint. (Caught him before any damage was done!)

Maybe we don't need new ground rules as much as better supervision. He graduates from preschool tomorrow and I better be ready to entertain the child this summer!!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Was hoping to get my last few China posts done this week but that obviously didn't happen. Too many fun school activities like Pioneer Day going on.

So let's try this again....that was fun!

1. What country would you like to visit (and you can't say Australia :-)!?
(inspired by my recent trip)

2. What skill would you like to learn if time and money were no object?
(inspired by all those things I would like to do)

3. What is the best find you have ever made at a garage sale?
(inspired by the garage sale I'm having next week)

4. What's for supper tonight?
(inspired by my stomach growling as I'm sitting here typing)

5. What modern day invention would the pioneers find most fascinating?
(inspired by Pioneer Day with Claremarie's class today)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Happy Friday!

Let's keep things light and fun today (if you want heavy read the paper or listen to the news).

Since there are millions of blogs I'm sure this has been done somewhere before (so if you created this idea then post a comment and take the credit) but it sounds like fun to me today. I know you are all busy but if you are reading this blog take a minute and post your answers! We all want to know.

I sure hope this isn't the day I have no readers!

1. Where are you going for your summer vacation this year?
2. Admit it you like reality TV....what's your favorite reality show?
3. Have you ever seen the movie JAWS?
4. Blizzards...the ice cream concoction. What's your favorite and how many do you anticipate eating this summer?
5. What is your newest favorite song? (I need some new ideas for music!)

My answers:
1. Colorado
2. Tie between Survivor and Amazing Race
3. No but I'm going to on 5/21 when it shows on a big screen in Omaha.
4. Current fave is French Silk comment on the second part.
5. New favorite album is Toby Mac's Tonight

Your turn!

Monday, May 3, 2010


No...not in a breast feeding kind of way. Don't get excited mom and m-i-l!

More in a "I've been running non-stop from the beginning of March and now what am I going to do?" sort of way.

Preparing for China,
Going to China,
De-programming from China,
Preparing for the Spring Event,
Working at the Spring Event,

and now it is all OVER!

I'm not going to lie....there's some let-down going on around here! I need a new project and QUICK (before I volunteer to help at the school carnival or something!)!