Thursday, April 15, 2010


"The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;

your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.

Do not forsake the work of your hands."

Psalm 138:8

Saw this today and thought it fit where I am right now.

Trusting that God will fulfill HIS purpose for me.

I am also accepting that He won't be giving me a teleprompter so I can see what is next for me.

Strange week so far with lots of ups and downs, but overall I feel I am on the plus side.

Trusting in His purpose and timing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to Reality

After a wonderful week off of school for the kids, everyone headed back to the grind today.   Surprisingly everyone got up great this morning and seemed to have a good day.  Davis and Hannah start the CRCT (standardized testing for the state) tomorrow, so they are willing to get to bed early tonight.  I don’t really sweat these tests and none of the kids “have” to pass this year to advance. 

I had a lot of fun with the kids at the zoo on Friday.  It was crazy busy and we had to park pretty far from the zoo.  We had a lovely walk through the park and the weather was beautiful.Zoo Spring Break 003

I couldn’t get Noah to look, but this was at the entrance with some very excited kids!!!Zoo Spring Break 011

They made their own train….Zoo Spring Break 028 

We had a picnic…Zoo Spring Break 031

We saw pandas, lions, Jason’s Dad orangutans, gorillas, zebras, monkeys and giraffes.  We saw a strange “yelling fight” with the lemurs that happened right in front of us.

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The girls bonded…..

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And somewhere along the line, my little girl grew up…..

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break

This week is Spring Break for the kids and we are having perfect weather so far!!

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The only problem is the pollen count is now almost 3000 and my contacts don’t appreciate that nasty yellow pine pollen (if you look at the wings of the butterfly you can see the pollen…and it just started).

I want to give a big shout out to my parents who have all the kids until tomorrow!!! Mom is still recovering from foot surgery and Dad is loving his retirement (he looks so wonderful and relaxed).

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Pete is off on Thursday and I am working 10 hour days so I can be off on Friday. I am taking the kids to the zoo and meeting my sister and her family there!!

Pete and I are off to get something to eat….all by ourselves!!! I will update about our trip to the zoo when I can!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Happy Easter….I hope you are enjoying some time with family and friends and remembering that we are celebrating God’s promise fulfilled!

Yesterday we colored eggs.

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Even Hannah managed to color eggs even though she has strep again ( the medicine seems to be working better than the stuff she took a couple weeks ago – she feels so much better today already)Easter 004

Our finished product

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The Easter Bunny was good to the kids and brought bathing suits, sidewalk chalk, itunes card and lots of candy. Hunter even got some bowls that Hannah painted for him. That bunny did a good job of hiding the eggs, good thing because we waited until Daddy came home from work to hunt them!!

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Hunter has the hardest time leaving those plastic eggs alone. This is him trying to get one of the eggs he broke open.Easter 029

These are some sugar induced happy kids!!

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This is my favorite picture of the day. Matt wanted to hold Hunter’s ears back….

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