February 17, 2010


So Sam has been sick again!  The poor baby can't seem to catch a break!  It started with a severe ear infection and now the wheezing is back!  He just got over double pneumonia!  He is worse now then back in December when he got diagnosed with possible RSV.  We are once again giving him many breathing treatments and he had oral steroids at urgent care on Sunday.  We are occasionally having to put him in a hot steamy bathroom to help it loosen up and clear up!  Please pray for his recovery!  He needs it!!

February 12, 2010


One of my best friends sent me this quote today and I love it!  She knows whats been going on with me lately and this seems to fit perfectly.  Just thought I would share!  Thanks K!

"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work, it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

February 10, 2010

Heart Strings....

So I have had some troubles weighing on my heart lately.  Nothing family related but stuff that has me personally re-evaluating certain situations.  I feel like I allow God to lead my life and I feel as if I follow His lead. But sometimes I really just wish He could just give me the answers instead of me working and listening so hard and trying to figure it out on my own.  I can pray and pray and pray about a situation and ask the Lord to guide me in His way and in His will but sometimes I wish it could just be as easy as 1, 2, 3.  I know He gives us full control of our lives in trust and confidence that we will make the right decisions- decisions that will in result glorify Him but how do we know that we are doing the right thing.  I mean how do we REALLY know whats right?!!  I ask God to speak to me, to guide me, to lead me and to trust me so all I can do is to do my best to honor, worship and glorify Him in all that I do!!

February 9, 2010

Pledge Update....

I wanted to let all of you know that I am sticking to my pledge to stay away from distracted driving!  I have not even been talking while driving.  I do admit to maybe once or twice but it has always been on speaker with the phone not in my hand!  I am proud to still say my car is a NO PHONE ZONE!!!

February 8, 2010

This, that and the other....

So has anyone seen Food, Inc.?  It is a documentary about the food in our stores and how bad things have gotten.  I saw another Oprah show recently, Food 101, and it once again helped me realize how unhealthy I am and how unhealthy we eat!  Apparently back in the 60's families spent around 18% on food and about 7-9% on healthcare and now its reversed...about 18% on healthcare and 7-9% on food!  Thats ridiculous!    I have such a strong desire to be a health nut but I don't have the know how to achieve this!  I wish I could eat all organic or I should say I wish I could afford all organic!  My biggest problem..... FOOD!!  I am seriously addicted to crap food!!!  It is so convenient and did I mention good?!!  I am really thinking of taking a cooking class.  I mean I know how to cook; I can follow any recipe but as far as knowing whats good for me and whats not or getting creative- I am not good!!  There are some small changes I am definitely going to make asap... I am going to start buying all organic meats or "grass fed"!  I am going to buy/eat more fresh veggies.  And I am going to TRY TRY TRY to stop eating fast food or as much :)  Habits are hard to break but I can at least try right?!!

On another note.. Our kitchen is moving right along!  We are in the process of demo/ removal of the old cabinets.  The new ones will be installed on the 22nd!!! I must say it is so stressful to be without a kitchen!  I literally feel like I spend 75% of my day in the kitchen! But it will all be worth it in the end!  I am still thanking GOD everyday for supplying us with this opportunity!!  I will post before and after pictures when we are done!

As far as what else is going on with us... Valentines Day is around the corner!  The boys and I are making Valentines for school and Jacob got to order Lolligrams to hand out to people at school.  He was being shy but I pryed a few names out of him for them!  Jacob and Dylan will be going to the lake with my parents that weekend so Jeremy, me and Sam will be going on a much needed date night at Maggiano's with the Mills!  We can't wait!!  I am finally back in the gym full time and it feels great!!  It was hard adding it back into my routine but I did it!  It is also hard to not be right back at my previous/pre-pregnancy fitness level but I am working my way up there and once I get this leftover baby weight off and this insane amount of milk out of my body I will be kicking it even harder!!  I am trying not to be discouraged that it is not just falling off but am in return adding what little frustration I have into working out harder!!

Dylan has his 2nd horse riding lesson tomorrow, Tuesday 2/9.  He is once again super excited!!  He still loves and enjoys horses so for now our goal is a private lesson every other week.  Baseball season is also right around the corner.  Both older boys are registered and ready!!  It starts in March.  Jeremy will again be Head Coach for Jacob's team and Asst.Coach for Dylan's team!

 Sam is already 8 1/2 months old and is such a chunker!  He is almost 23 pounds and his thighs show every bit of it!  He is all over the place!  He rolls like crazy.  He is not quite crawling yet but will be soon enough. He gets to one knee and then plops to his belly and rolls to what he wants!  He is getting very vocal as well and LOVES his brothers!!!  He is eating more and more table/solid foods which is probably where the monster thighs are coming from too!  He has his two bottom front teeth and is unfortunately to me and my sleep is working on the top front four!

Jeremy is working hard at his job as usual and has much excitement for whats to come in the future for us!  He is also in the process of getting his scuba certification!!  He is taking classes once a week and will be leaving for Florida to get fully certified on his first official dive in two weeks!

We are also very happy and proud that we are taking the steps to become official members at our very large church!  We are SO happy to finally be a part of such a wonderful church and to have a place to call our "church home".  We will be joining a weekly Bible Study and the boys will continue to go further in theirs!   We all really enjoy it and can't wait to see what God has in store for us there.  We plan to grow stronger spiritually together as a family!  We plan to come closer to God and learn all we can about the word of the Lord-the Bible!

And last but definitely not least... we are still super excited that our family Disney Trip is only 2 months away!!!!!!!!  We leave April 3rd which will be here before we know it!  Operation Disney countdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Tata for now!  Love to you all!  And as always.....GOD IS GREAT!!!!!  We thank Him everyday for our many blessings!

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah