Tuesday, August 30, 2005

fun, tired day

Today I have been having pre-school at my house. Bryce and Rece are here for the day while Liesl is watching Shane's baby be born. Welcome Isaiah!
It has been fun to do play time, snack time, craft time, story time, lunch time and now we are onto TV time! They are all in a big bed on the floor watching Star Wars (this is nap time) All these activities in a 3 hour period.
I enjoy being silly with them and making them laugh.
However, I am now pooped!
I admire teachers - I don't have the energy.

Now I need to get ready for the 35 people coming to my house Friday night!

Monday, August 29, 2005


Can I just say...I love my boy!
For those of you who knew how devestated I was when I found out I was having a boy - I am now glad. He is so sweet and lovie. Harrison and I just got back from Aldis - shopping for his birthday party on Friday. I cannot believe he will be one. The time has flown by.
Update on sleeping - he is now going down on his own. He will fuss for about 30 seconds then goes to sleep on his own. We have had several nights were he has slept 11 hours. Needless to say, we are all much happier.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

rainy sunday

It is a rainy Sunay. It is quite beautiful considering the fact we have not had rain in forever. Church was good this morning. Tim spoke on Abraham. He always gives the whole story about people. The fact that Abraham is the father of our faith and yet he was an adulterer, lier and not to mention "pimped out his wife." In the midst of all those things - God still used him and blessed him. It does give us all hope to know that God uses us even when we are sinners.
I want to be used by God. That is a dangereous statement I know. Honestly my heart longs to be used, but in the back of my mind it is saying: except for the following ways.....
Lord help me to be open to whatever you have. Help me to have the faith of Abraham that I would sacrifice whatever you would want me to - No matter how much it costs.

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Welcome to my new blogging site.
I am really going to try to make more effort to post.

This is me and my beautiful children - Julia and Harrison
Hope you find my life somewhat interesting to read.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

soooo tired

I feel like I have huge boulders in my eyes right now. I am on night number four with little to basically no sleep. My precious baby boy had three sleepless nights where all he wanted to do was nurse. I think it may have been my fault by giving him some Xango juice, but that is besides the point! After taking him to the doctor yesterday to find out if there was something wrong with him...I decided to "re-train" him last night. He has been used to nursing to sleep - which there is nothing wrong with that, but it causes him to not be able to get himself back to sleep when he wakes up in the middle of the night. SO - I was getting up several times a night and having to feed him to get him back in his bed. NO MORE!!! MAMA is tired!He was placed in his bed last night and had to cry. He cried for a long 35 minutes before giving up and going to sleep. It was so hard. Julia could not understand why I was just letting him cry. She kept telling me that Harrison was crying and in fact offered to go check on him for me. It was heart wrenching. I know it has to be done. He woke up one other time at 2:30 and went until about 3:30. Paul went in one time and I went in one time. I thought he was going to jump out of the bed to get to me. I never went through this with Julia. She was trained from day 1. I never nursed her to sleep. I don't think either way is right....I am just paying for it now. I hope tonight is not as traumatic for him - and me. I could also use an extended amount of sleep.