Friday, June 10, 2011

Hoping to not get discouraged

I started exercising again yesterday. Wednesday was the last day of school for the year. Thursday I got up and put on the sneakers and went out for a 40 minute walk around the neighborhood. Today I did my ifit program on the treadmill. I know you shouldn't weigh yourself every day but I gained 2 pounds since yesterday. :( This isn't making it easy. I am sick of seeing the numbers I'm seeing on the scales so I'm trying but I don't want to be discouraged so quickly.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Above All

A song sung by Lenny Leblanc that touches my heart is Above All. I like most contemporary songs and artists. This song just touches me so much it brings to me to tears almost every time I hear it. For a man to give his all just for me. But then again he wasn't just any man he was God too. Listening to the song and thinking about how he thought of each one of us above all else when he gave his precious gift so that we might live.
So many times we exalt those things like kings, treasures, wealth, and powers and forget he is above all those things.

Friday Pride

Today Al got his paper to show up at the court house for his swearing in as a citizen in March. I'm so proud of him. He worked so hard and like he said my mom would have been so happy. I'm sure she would have moved heaven and earth to be there that day. I know she'll be there watching down.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Wow look how long it's been since I blogged. I should be tarred and feathered.
So much has happened. I quit at the daycare. Gwyn went to school and by January 2009 I was back working. I am working at one of our elementary schools in the cafeteria. Bonus is I get to see DD #1 every day.
The girls are now in 3rd grade and 1st grade. They all are doing fine and I'm very proud of them. They are truly my best accomplishment.
I started making hats for the American Cancer Society with a lady that works with DH. They are for chemo patients. This is my way of giving to others in honor of my mom.
This week has been hard for me. This coming Sunday (28th) would have been my mom's birthday. I'm not sure why these days still get to me after 2 1/2 years.

Monday, January 14, 2008

This past weekend

MAC assessment went well this weekend. MAC is ministerial assessment center. Allan is going for his district liscense with the church of the Nazarene so this was the next step. Both he and I went for the weekend. The girls stayed with my sister and her family. Snickers (our beegle) stayed with my cousin and his family. It was nice to meet new people and to just have a weekend alone even if it did have sessions to go to.
Saturday morning Allan and I were walking on the camp ground the assessment was being held at and I suddenly realized I was there before way back in college with my Christian fellowship group.
So much has changed in our lives and looks like so much more is going to change in the future. I keep pondering on the scripture "...Lo I am with you always." I wouldn't want it any other way.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Psa 62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge on the future, hope.

Do I trust? Do I really have future hope? After years of being taught that God is our source of supply I certainly hope I have trust. But then there is the occassional time that I focus on the circumstances around and forget to give that situation to Him to rely on for the answer. I know God can do so much more and better than I could.

Do you trust? What or who do you trust in? justice, a friend, a love, God

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First Day of school

Well the girls started school again today. Belle headed to her new Life Skills class excited. Libby starting first grade. We took the typical first day photos at the tree in our front yard. I didn't think about Allan mowing the yard last night until we came back in covered in grass clippings from the dew. Oh well something I get to clean after work -haha.
The girls came home all full of stories. Libby is in the same class as 2 other girls from the daycare latch key so she already knew some in her class. Belle was all stories about how she earned stickers for good behavior - such a great difference than last year. She meets her TSS at the school. Only downer is she has to ride 30-45 minutes on the bus to get to the elementary school she's attending.
Gwyn is anxious to move up to pre-k next Tuesday. I'm a bit worried she'll be a little lost in the beginning. Currently she's in a 2s class which most of them are going to the 3s class well Gwyn is jumping that class so she'll have a whole class of new friends to make - most of which have been together for almost 4 years. Plus she's been in a class with a little girl with downs syndrome. Gwyn has been the little girl's best friend and even mothers her at times. This particular little girl isn't going to be with Gwyn in the fall.
I cried a little knowing my mom missed the yearly phone call about how the first day went. I was suprised to have a call this evening just as the girls were going to bed to hear my dad's voice asking those special questions of how things went. The girls were so happy to tell Pap Pap all the special details.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Any more stress???

Just about the time I feel I've hit my limit whoops there's more.
My oldest pumpkin had her psychological evaluation on Wednesday last week at school. The psychologist called me on Friday to tell me her IQ has her in the mildly retarded standing. So now her diagnosis is PDD, ODD, MR, Moebius syndrome, ADHD, as well as language and speech imparement. This kid has more letters related to her than most doctors do.
Friday we have an IEP team reconviening for her. The principal at her school (she's main streamed as of now) has me so frustrated. She has unjustly disciplined my daughter. When she was made aware of the IQ score on Friday she instantly says, "well that would explain why ***** has been the way she has all year." Oh ok so her behavior is only based on her MR status? Forget the other diagnosis. I so want her out of that school next year. It annoys me our home is in her school district because I have 2 other children to go through that school. GRRR!! Friday's meeting may be a shouting match by the end of the meeting.