Thursday, April 30, 2009

Some bargains and projects

I got this chair at a garage sale for TWENTY BUCKS! It goes perfectly in my living room. Could not believe it. It was at a garage sale that gave all the money to the Ame*rican Ca*ncer Socie*ty.

The green vest is for Reece that I still need to add the ribbing on the neck and armholes. It was knit from the top down all in one piece. So easy. He will getting many more of these! I also am almost finished with the little shorts that go with it in the same plaid as Avery's jumper.

Here is the little shrug that I knit Avery with a VERY simple jumper pattern dress underneath. Slowly but surely I am getting this sewing thing. Still need to sew the button on the shrug and embroider her initials on the dress and then finished. I am planning on waiting for them to wear these until Mother's Day.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Betcha You're Wondering... how I got new pics on here?

Here is me about to cook the most delicious prime rib that Shane and I have ever had. Everyone must try it. Encrust the meat in rock salt, put it in the oven for 12-15 per lb., crack the salt and brush it completely off, and then eat this deliciousness.

The roses I got just because! I am feeling way to spoiled this month.
Reece showing off his faux-hawk. VH1 said these weren't cool. I disagree. I think my boy looks pretty darn handsome!

Do you see the condensation on my coke glass? My old camera would NOT have done that.
Another shot of the flowers. My honey done good! They look so velvety and soft and they smell wonderful.

Although we agreed to not do Easter baskets at all this year (for anybody) (Avery already filled her Easter basket twice before Sunday dinner!) I woke up to an Easter basket with nothing in it but a sweet little digital camera. My honey rocks. I was shocked and had already decided to attempt to live a photo free life (like that would be any fun!) and am very happy with it especially since it's even better than what I had before.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cameraless Sucks Quite Frankly

It totally sucks right now not having a camera. Avery's ballet recital (although for THIRTY DOLLARS I can buy the DVD), Her birthday, weekend at MIL and FIL's house with the cousins, Reece getting his fingers caught in the door of the minivan that is suppose to have censors that won't shut on little hands, Oh wait, maybe not a camera for that. Or how about while I was consoling the poor skinned fingers of my little boy the door shut so fast that my willow trees fell off the top shelf onto Avery's head. Literally on her head. So there I sat, two seconds into the house, with two injured children. I saw both things happen in slow motion. You know when you know it's going to happen, but you can't stop it. I was doing fine with it until I just started having thoughts of Nat*asha R*ichardson. You know like, "oh she's fine"...."that's what they said about Nata*sha....I'm just overreacting....maybe I should be...check AVery for bumps and slurring words...only been a couple of hours...little girl on GMA showed symptoms two days later...on and on and on! Those are the moments I pray Jesus would come back so he could help me raise my kids during the 1000 year reign. Can you imagine? Hey Lord, could you tell me if I should discipline now or love on them? Or how about...Jesus, could heal my little boys boo boo. Or...Jesus, who took the candy out of the basket? Avery, Reece, or Shane? And finally, My Savior could you teach them about you so that they completely understand, never fall away, and always believe. Thanks! While you do that I'll make us some meatloaf.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update on Jackson

#3 (Thurs) They sent Mandy home! The doctors think they have stopped the contractions enough to buy her two weeks more time. Jackson is doing well and Mandy is resting at home. He was able to get all the doses of steroids so that if he is early his lungs will be stronger. We are so thankful for all of you that have been praying!

#2 (7 pm)Mandy is still preggo! They are keeping her on the anti-contraction meds until morning and then taking her off of them to see what happens. If they were successful, she can go home. If not, then they will let her deliver him and not try to stop it anymore. By then he will have had all the steroids he needs to have stronger lungs. Keep praying! Tomorrow morning will be the time to decide.

Please pray also that those of us trying to decide whether or not we should travel up there would get a clear direction when to leave as to be the most helpful!

Will update again if anything changes.

#1 After attempting to stop labor, the doctors are now giving Mandy steroids to strengthen Jackson's lungs as they feel stopping labor completely is unlikely. They are trying to buy him some time to strengthen up a little bit. Thank you all for your prayers. I will post through the day as I hear more.

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