Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

Thank you God...for a new BIG baby to love on!!!

My newest nephew, Cael Christopher was born Oct. 29, 2008 at 4:02 p.m. He was born after a very long labor. He measured in at a whopping 9lbs 3oz & 21in. long. Both mom & baby are doing fine. Aunt Tara is pretty excited as well, she got to hold a leg, cut the cord, & take pics! Very soon Cael will be spending lots of time w/ his big girl cousins!

Check him out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Been MIA

I guess since I poured my heart out, I just haven't had much to say. Nothing much going on, just staying busy busy. We are awaiting the arrival of my second nephew Cael, so I am on my toes for that (any day now kid! =) The kids have lots of fun Fall stuff going on. Josie & Hannah just began basketball practice, Josie is my passer, Hannah my shooter. I can't wait for the 1st games of the season! Liv is kinda-sorta potty training. She is definitely interested & is successful in going once every other day. It's a great start!

I love that each of my girls are so very different, but I find I have to take a different parenting approach to each one. It's exhausting, to say the least. Many of you all have heard me mention that Hannah has a big ol' attitude, but she is also really lovey & cuddly. Josie is very very stubborn, but she is also hilarious, either way she can make you cry. Liv is the baby, very spoiled, very aggressive, but too cute to be mad at for long. I love them!

Pics tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The month of October

Many of y'all don't know this about me...but I really want to tell my story.

I lost my 1st child at 10wks gestation in Oct. 1999.

I lost my second at 6wks in Jan. 2001.

I lost my 3rd at 9wks, missing twin. I carried his/her sister full-term. Hannah is six (born Dec. 2001).

I lost my 5th child at 6wks in July 2004.

Dec 2004, an ER doctor told I was losing my 6th child at 12wks, but after many many weeks of bedrest Josie was born healthy at 39wks. She is 3yrs old (July05).

Alivia, my 7th child, is 17mths (May07), born healthy at 38wks.

I can't wait to hold all my little babies in heaven, but for now I cherish the ones God has given me. God is good!

Maybe someday He will give me one more??? =)

If you visit Angie's Bring The Rain you can read all about her story (& Audrey's) & post your own, or just pray for other women who have lost a child(ren) as well.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Silly Sunday & Story


The other night I had a horrible dream that Casey passed away in his sleep. My heart was shattered & I woke up very shaken. It took me a long time to fall back asleep. The dream was too real & too long. I have since tried not to think about that dream, but each night when I get ready to fall asleep, the thought creeps in. I begin to pray for him. I thank God for the fact that he is so good to me, the kids, he provides for me, all those things God also does. Then I just listen to Casey snore, but it doesn't bother me as much as it used to days ago..because I know he is breathing, he is alive.

Job 33:4 NASB
"The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life."

On another note, would someone please come get rid of this virus that has plagued our house? One gets better & another gets sick. Blah!

Friday, October 10, 2008

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

I can't find any old Flash-back pictures, but since Casey & I have been married NINE years now, I thought I would take a fun little quiz. When he gets home (hopefully tonight)I will check my answers and update!

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

1. Sitting in front of the TV, what's on the screen?
Usually the news, if he has a choice. If not, then it's a kid show & he has his laptop.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
Only Chicken Caesar Salads for my man, and I think you mean "He" is out to eat, I never get out like he does.

3. What's one food he doesn't like?
Hard to pick just one b/c he hates tomatoes (not in sauce form), most seafood & veggies too.

4. You go out to a bar. What does he order?

5. Where did he go to high school?
Some HS in Oregon.

6. What size shoe does he wear?
Oh, I know this one! He never shoe shops for himself, so a size 11.

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
I cannot think of one thing!

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
Chicken Cordon Bleu?

9. What would this person eat everyday if he could?
Food! LOL, it's my catch-all answer, he really isn't a pig.

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Honey Nut Cheerios
(LOL! He's the Honey, I'm the Nut, the kids are Cheerios)

11. What would he never wear?
A dress & heels, not his style!

12. What is his favorite sports team?
Whatever mine is at the time!

13. Who will he vote for?
None of the above.

14. Who is his best friend?
Me & Me.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Lose stuff!

16. How many states has he lived in?

17.What is his heritage?
umm..I'll have to ask!

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what kind of cake?
Chocolate, or maybe a No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

19. Did he play sports in high school?
Not that I know of.

20. What could he spend hours doing?
Sitting at his computer or golfing, if he had hours to spare.

21. Does he belong to any men's organizations?
Nope, we are recluses usually.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

Thank you God...for a new little baby to love on!!!

My new nephew, Aaron Michael was born Oct. 3, 2008 at 8:25 p.m. via c-section. He was born not a moment to soon, as his & mommy's placenta was coming undone & his cord was very wrapped around his neck. He measured in at 5lbs 15oz & 18in. long. The Drs think he is a preemie, but he is doing remarkably well at home!

Check him out! (click on pic below)

Unfortunately, my youngest two have caught two bugs so I haven't gotten to go back & see the little guy again. =( I will have to learn some patience while Miss Booty-Flu & Snotty Naughty get well.