Thursday, October 03, 2013

Overcame #tbt

Last week my phone vibrated. I swiped the screen and saw the event my husband added to our family calendar. Rani, Dr. appt. Dr. Keppen... and my whole world came crashing in, again.

Thinking back to 2006, I can name so many obstacles that I have overcome. It's a miracle how much I have changed physically. Once, ridden with cancer, I couldn't even turn over in my bed. I called a friend to come and help me. I became pregnant twice with two amazing, healthy, angels. Physically weak and heavy, more friends encouraged me to move. Now strong and healthy, I try to encourage others. Change is so evident.

But, mentally, there is much more to work on. My fear is too strong, as I think about walking into that Dr. office today and hearing what he has to say...

I am such a hyprocrite. I preach God's plan to everyone as I tell them my life story in the first few minutes we meet. Then, so quickly I fall to pieces when reality smacks me in the face.

As I was putting on my face, trying to get my shaking hand to mascara my eyelashes, I became disgusted. What do I fear? I know that whatever the plan is, I am His. I am loved.

Mandissa's song plays in my head...."Overcomer". Thoughts of this day fill my head.
 
 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Am I lost?

I have no idea where I am or how I got here.

My tiny anti-normal life has been completely turned upside down.

I will give you four reasons why. Any guesses?

Yep, the bigs and the littles. SCHWEW!

This was our schedule yesterday afterschool...

345 girls on the run
4 cheer
430 piano
5 piano
630 football pictures
630 volleyball practice in a different town
7 football practice
7 city council meeting

I am surprised that I am able to get everyone where they need to be. Thankfully my dh is around to help out during the week. Although, last night, he did text me once during the evening asking me who I had with me :) Is is weird that I wasn't even alarmed?

I have things to write about, lots of things. As you know the birthday month is quickly approaching. But first, I have to find out where I am and where I am going next.

Miss you ladies :)


Sunday, May 05, 2013

Spring Concert and Dance Recital

 Gavin's class played the Townspeople for the musical "Rats".
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 Maleah's class gets ready to perfom "Ciudado"
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 Playing the bells for "Trumpet Voluntary"
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and the maracas for a different song that I can't recall the name of :)


 Singing the theme song for the musical.
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Getting ready to DANCE!

 Group shot :)
 Blowing kisses after the performance.
and it's never over until a twirl is completed!


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Friday, April 12, 2013

It takes a village...

Tomorrow there is a benefit in Montrose for a very sweet and miraculous little boy named Jeren. You can read more about him, here. There will be a dinner and silent auction and raffles. The link to the silent auction items is http://jerenscheffbenefit.blogspot.com/

Kissing winter goodbye...

Dad and the kids made a snowman last night. Nora begged me to give it a smooch. So I did.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Snow brings more school days...

Well, it's at it again. South Dakota weather, that is. We are on our third consecutive snow day.

Camp Gordon is getting restless.

So far we have;

cut some plumbing pipe and had to run to town to the piece we thought we had that didn't fit right while we were in an ice storm with the water turned off, great time for project man to be reborn, eh?

lost power for a little better than an hour  - right at supper time so mom sorta freaked out...

baked enough goodies to ruin any diet plan in the history of diet plans which

depleted most of the sugar, oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter (can u guess the recipe?)

watched a lot of too much Netflix

thanked God for our power and our safety

talked to relatives who went days without power who just happened to come upon the last generator when they really needed heat and electricity

texted family and friends and forwarded school cancellations continuously, it's foolish how you feel so cut off from the world being snowed in

viewed hundreds of photos, tweets, and Facebook posts from people who are much worse off than we are

BUT, in the wake of the storm I have decided to breathe life into this stale old blog...that's a good thing, I think?








Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This little piggie...

 Say hi to Wilbur aka Bacon.
 Say hi to Sammy aka Hammy.
 Below zero weather has got nothing on these cuties!
Now say bye to the piggies. Hello pork chops!

I guess you could say I have a little writers block. It's been a long winter. If you are still reading, thanks and I apologize for the lack of posts. Sometimes I feel like I have something to say but it's been rough finding the time to actually sit down and say it :)

If you remember, Gavin got these little piggies for his birthday back in October. It has been a long fall taking care of them. They eat a ton. I mean a ton. They are like, well, um, pigs, I guess for lack of a better word :)

Anyway, when we called the market to get them butchered the wait was over a month. So we had to buy more food :( I am anxious to get them in because it will help out by lowering the food bill around here in more ways than one :)

Anyway, if it was summer we could have a pig roast. But that would be a lot of meat and I don't think I have that many friends...so we'll put some hunks in the freezer for later.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

T Minus ONE Day

till we sell the house.

Keep on praying, warriors. We sign the papers tomorrow at 3pm.

We emptied out the place for good on Tuesday. So, no more rooms where my babies slept through their first night, kitchen where they took their first step, walls and door where they drew their first lines with permanent marker and painted pretty pink with nail polish. No more fireplace in the basement where Great Grandpa would warm his chilled bones, no more backyard baseball games I could watch from inside.

We spent a precious, wonderful 15 years in that little house. But we outgrew it. We'll miss you.


Preschool Worship Service


 Nora's Nursery Class
Addison's Pre K Class

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Happy Birthday JESUS!

Piano and Basketball

Piano recital at Golden Living Center last Friday. video

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You know that cheer "Be Aggressive, BE - E Aggressive"? Yeah, well it's Miss Maleah's theme cheer. I don't know whether she is going to foul out like her father or be on the floor for half of the game like her aunt. She loves to play, she is always going after the ball and is quick up and down the court. It's a joy to watch her love the game so much.


Maleah's main move, making it a jump ball.

 
She brings the ball down the court.

Just call me...

Mrs. Grinch.

This morning, on my commute to preschool, I missed my turn. Ryan keeps telling me to go on the oil roads and not the gravel. But the gravel is a shorter commute and I am always late so, you know. Anyway, I missed the turn and I was miffed and then I looked in the rear view mirror as I headed to the oil roads and a HUGE snow plow was blocking most of the gravel road I just missed taking.

Then, I dropped off Nora and went to get gas. The price of gas has gone down and I so very much appreciate the break especially right now. Anyway, Addi wanted something so we went in and got her a carton of chocolate milk and, of course, a coffee for me.

Then we were on the road again and, you guessed it, I missed the turn again. I figured it was a sign I needed to go to the bank so we headed into town.

I have been searching for JOY this past month. It seems in November I could find JOY in the smallest of places but now, I just can't conceive it. It makes me sad. Deep down inside sad, hurt in the heart and gut and soul sad. Try as I might to escape this feeling, I just keep sinking. I yell at the kids, I grumble and grump, the tiniest chores and messes ignite me.

So, we are driving a long and out of nowhere Addison says, "Mom, you know what? Christmas isn't about toys you know, it's about sharing and giving and it's actually a birthday party for Jesus."

My heart swelled and my eyes filled up with tears of JOY. She's got it. At least she understands. That makes me so happy. Maybe I am doing something right?

So Mrs. Grinch is a little less bah humbugish for the moment. Not sure, though, how long it will last. Keep praying :)