Monthly Archives: July 2005

Another day…

It was another interesting day around here! Some ladies came to test the house for fuel efficiency in the morning and the boys had a ton of fun assisting them! After that we headed over to get a cake for Anthony. He was so cute eating the cake! When I held up the camera, he would turn and grin widely!!! One year's old already!!!
We headed out to June's house. They have jacked it up a bit now!
Anyhow, I am so tired! Life didn't slow down all day, and now I still have wide awake boys at 11:30 pm.!!!

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The marathon….

I had one of the most hectic mornings ever!!! I slept good though last night which was a first in a very long time!! I think it helped I stayed up until 2 am, is that nuts, or what? Anyhow, Maria called and was heading out to buy paint, Fred was going to ride with her, but the car place said mom's car was fixed so he was going to drive that up. I have to get the children up out of bed, take them to Moriah's, then hurry get to a doctor's appointment with still trying to figure out abut mom's car vs. Fred driving with Maria. I get to the doctor and they say, the doctor is running a half hour late, can you run a errand? I took Fred over to the car, drop him off, get some gas and head back to the doctor. After I leave to go get the children Fred calls. The car is overheating and boiling over, which they just replaced the radiator! It took him forever to get back into town, the shop people came and got it and are seeing what is wrong. Anyhow, we all felt bad because it left Maria with no painting help! When I reached Moriah's it was 1 already and I had not eaten anything so started to almost feel like fainting! Anyhow, long day already, but I am home and glad the marathon is done!

Yesterday this man finished the little awning over our stairs and built the cutest little railing (or I think it is cute), I planted some lilies in the yard and it is really pretty, I think! maybe I will take a picture of it!

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Well, maybe someday….

I will figure out how to make the photo smaller! I guess that didn't work!
I just realized that someone had looked at my blog as I just saw the comments! Thank you for the welcome!

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Here it is!

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July 25, 2005 · 3:03 pm

Kathy and I

I have been trying to see if this works. I tried to make the photo smaller in Photo shop, but alas….I do not know if I am any good at computers! P style=”margin: 0px;”>

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Sleep…and other subjects

Sleep is a fleeting thing these days. I have been so tense it is hard to relax to do anything. I am starting to wonder what is wrong!
I woke this monring to the sound of a saw outside our house and found Victor's father working on our awning over our little stairs. He put the nicest little railing up. I want to get some paint and paint it all white or tan, I am not sure which yet. We will see!
I wish I could figure out how to put pictures inside my letter. It makes a blog so much more interesting!
Mom is flying back from CA today. She has sort of a miserable trip ahead of her and is not looking forward to it. I don''t blame her though. She has a labor to coach tomorrow also. Grandma is doing much better although it doesn't sound like she is good yet.

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Learning about homeschooling….

…always! Tonight I went to listen to Linda Creighton, an older homeschooling mom, talk about starting to homeschool. We could ask her questions and stuff and then we had a surprise birthday party for her, It was nice and the children really liked her husband, who sat and told the boys stories and played with them, read to them, etc.
She talked about reading aloud and how inportant that is, more than anything else. It made me realize how little I have been reading to them. I think I am going to make some charts and start reading more everyday to them
I also am going to start letting Moriah teach Paul a bit of stuff. I think if I assign her just a couple things we will do well.
Good night!

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Fred’s family

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July 22, 2005 · 1:49 am

More busy days!

I worry so badly somedays over nothing!

This morning I woke up to Michael asking me what he could subsitute for evaporated milk (He is in Pennsylvania)
I was full of things to do so started out figureing out what I had to start with. We cleaned the house, then got some plastic cups, paper plates and cookies at Wal-Mart (It has too hot to bake) for the Usborne book Party.
Then the boys and I took a walk over to the neighbors. She was digging up a bunch of lilies out of her flower bed…so I got some lilies for mine. I am so thrilled! They are beautiful. I think I will go back tomorrow in the van and see if I can get a bunch for here!

The party went well although I wish I could some more orders. I really do not know how to, but I am going to try. They have some really nice books.

I am reading this book called Homeschooling: Take a deep breath you can do it!

You should see how disorganized my office is and you would not wonder why I doubt myself homeschooling But the rest of the house is doing pretty good! That is a blessing!

I have a tough letter to write and I am not exactly sure how to do it. Sometimes I really wish that Fred was able to help me with this stuff. Some days I wish it so bad, I cry and cry and it hurts, you know. It hurts because the people who do not understand what it is like to wish so badly your husband would say “Let's buy that!” and I could trust him that he has thought it through and trust in his decision. Instead here I am required to make decisions about money, spending plans, budgets and everything. I have to figure out where the rent is going to paid from, if we can buy ice cream or if this week we better stick to bare essentials. I cry because it was meant to be split between 2 people.

But, you know in all of this, God has given me grace. I can be my husband's helpmeet! He is the most wonderful man! He loves the boys so much and is very good looking in my opinion!

Today it was fun as we were having a little water fight- it was so hot! He was running and I had the bucket and was tossing cups of water on all of us to cool off! The boys had not experienced this yet so I gave them some water to throw on me and papa! Well, good night! I need to go to bed! As long as baby is going to allow me! P style=”margin: 0px;”>

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Another day in my life!

It is funny what we take for granted isn't it? A simple greeting of “How are you?” is a everyday greeting, but when we are down if someone really cares when they ask, it can make a big difference in a day!

I hardly got any sleep last night. Bobbi got home from Russia last night and she called late, to let me know she got safely. I was so glad she got home okay! It sounded like it was a very exciting trip!

Anyhow, I was too wired to sleep, so then was sitting up, the baby started fussing halfway through the night and ended up not sleeping much, on top that I am fighting off a cold

The kitchen floor was sticky again! I guess if I keep track of how often I wash the floor, then I will feel encouraged on how often I wash it! 0px;”>

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