Monday, May 30, 2011

Blogging-or Lack Thereof

Sorry I haven't been blogging like I want to. I mean I have, but I've been on one that no one can read. There is a lot going on through my head right now, but nothing that I can really share. I can give you all a brief run down of my life. Work, Clean, School, Eat, Sleep, Repeat! LOL! That's about all I do. I am trying hard to get Anna on summer vacation for school, but we are about a month out from that unless we do some serious doubling of lessons. In our defense, we started a half a year of schooling at the end of February and we are right on target for that date. LOL! Work has been eating up a lot of my time. I have work quite a bit of overtime recently and thought that I was going to enjoy the extra money in my check, but alas it is all being spent on therapy for my knee, which may possibly be working a little bit. Its either that or my doctor prescribed a very potent cream to rub on it twice a day. Either way, it is feeling a little better, which I really like. As for work, this is my departments busy season, so I have to make sure that everything runs smoothly for it. I know school just got out, but we have been gearing up for back to school for quite a while. Its keeping me busy.

Anyhow, that in a nutshell is it. Oh that and the fact that the surgery I had was unsuccessful and all the cysts and fibroids are back. The only thing that was successful was the reconstruction portion. UGH! Anyhow, not sure what they are going to do. I see the specialist at the end of June, so I sit in limbo till I see her.

Anyhow, time to get up and moving for the day. We have a few plans for this Memorial Day and I need to get moving. Have a good day all. Take care.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I had what could be one of the best Mother's Days ever this year. I was under the impression that we were completely unable to have anything this year. (My surgery really ate into our money and we will be paying for it for at least the next year. That's another story though.) Anyhow, so I was a little sad when the day started. That was until I took my shower.

Upon leaving the shower there was a little something on the counter to start my day. I put my glasses on to find a beautiful red rose in a heart shaped balloon from my husband and daughter. I would have been more than happy with that, but underneath that was a beautiful card from my husband and another from my daughter. My husbands card proceeded to make me cry. He told me how much he appreciated and loved me. I needed that. It was perfect. Anna made me out a cute card as well.

I then finished my morning routine and went to find my cell phone. When I unplugged it from the wall, I didn't even notice anything different. I was walking the hallway to the living room when I realized that I also received a new case for my phone. There was a black case with pink that I had been eyeing for a while. I would never have spent that kind of money on one for myself, but as a gift I was shocked. It was the icing on the cake.

I hope all the other Mom's had a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Friday, May 6, 2011


On Tuesday we had the opportunity to go see the Newsboys in concert. We really didn't want to see all the other groups, but it was a package deal. Anna was super excited about going to see them. I decided to make this the best first concert she'd ever been to. She got a shirt and a poster. Here are a few pictures of that evening. (We took over 100.) LOL!!

Anna showing her shirt and poster:

Michael Tait Singing:
The best picture of Michael Tait:

Drummer Duncan Phillips:

The whole crew at the end:
We stayed around for about an hour after the concert was done and had her poster autographed and bought a couple CD's which we also had autographed. It was great! I am so glad she had a great time and that she enjoyed herself. She sat mesmerized through the entire concert. She just watched. All I heard about all night and all Wednesday was the concert though. The opening act was Carlos Whitakker. He really is a great singer as well. They also had Disciple, which is way to rockish for me and I left for a break during their show and Kutless. Kutless is pretty good too. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Newsboys drummer Duncan made the best faces as he played the drums. He really cracked me up. Like I said we REALLY enjoyed the concert!

The other thing that we did during the concert was gain a Compassion sponsor child. We now have a second little girl who is 9 years old all the way across the world in Africa. Yes she is the same age as Anna. It was God I tell you! We were handed a little boy in the audience, but I really wanted a girl. So I took the packet to the booth and said can we please get a little girl? They looked at me and said I'm sorry, but there were only 200 kids for this concert and they are all gone. I said okay and thought about just giving that one back and waiting. I wanted a girl so that Anna could relate. I turned around not 5 seconds later and the guy had a little girl in his hand. I looked at him and said can I swap you. The little girl we got is the same age as Anna (4 months older) and is from Africa. Anna said she was beautiful. Anyhow, we have her info packet on our family ready and Anna has already written her a letter and drew a picture for her. That will all go out tomorrow in the mail. It was God working there. We are very excited about this. I have explained to Anna over and over again how this provides a good schooling for her and medical care and food and water. I am very happy about this.

Anyhow, I guess this is long enough. I hope everyone has a great weekend! More posts to come later, I hope. Take care.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Plant Study

Anna and I are reading about plants in school, so what better way to learn than to see which plant will grow faster and taller. So, we planted Sunflowers and Daisies. We have had fun watching them sprout so quickly. We labeled the pots and set them to grow. Here are some pictures.

Day 1:

Day 4 (Sunflower sprouted first):

Day 5 (Sunflower is growing fast):

Day 6 (You can't see it, but the daisy did finally sprout):

Day 8 (We planted the sunflowers outside):

We have had a great time and have since reused the sunflower pot to start some morning glories. They will be blue. They are doing really well too. We still have one daisy sprout, but its not near strong enough to be taken outside yet. I'm praying that it stays alive to make it that far. The sunflowers are still doing good outside, which is surprising. I thought for sure we would lose them with the cold we have had lately. I'm about to take the morning glories outside for transplanting too and start some more inside. Its been a lot of fun and she has enjoyed it and so have I. Its fun to watch them grow. We will continue this through the spring. I will bring you some more updates as we get them. It was well worth it.