Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Letters


Dear E,
This week you didn't feel good.  You fought a really bad cold.  I told you one day that you should stay home and get some rest instead of going to school and you cried.  I made sure you were not running a fever in any way and sent you to school but I made your daddy pick you up early because I hated the thought of you not feeling well at school.  You have fought hard and seem to be back to your normal self.  I am so proud that you love school that much and don't want to miss anything.  You are a trooper!  I am so proud of the 4 you made on your writing test at school.  You are so smart!  I know sometimes we have our disagreements but I want you to know that I love you very much and am so proud to be your mom!

Dear M,
You had a great week at school!  You were so proud to finally get your school sweatshirt to wear to school.  You have such a personality.  I still don't know how it seems everyone knows your name at your school.  Even the high school kids know who you are!
I love all the hugs and kisses you give me.  You crack me up at some of the things you say, like when you tell me that "you love me like a bra".  Where in the world did that come from?  I don't know, you truly say what you think!  You are precious!  I love you!

Dear Michael,
This has been one more busy week.  You have worked ALOT!  That is an understatement.  Thank you for working so hard for our family and thank you for keeping me calm when I don't think I can handle anymore in life.  You keep me focused on what is important and I love you for that.  I may not always seem appreciative at the time but I am.  Hopefully this week I will see you a little more!  I love you so much!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tractor + Car Hood = FUN!!

Ok, so it has been 2 weeks since it snowed but I wanted to post some pictures of us sledding.  Yes, the title of the post is right.  When you live where there is alot of land you can have some serious fun in the snow!
We try the plastic sleds but they don't work too well,

so Michael got innovative.  He found an old car hood and hooked it to the back of his tractor.
We have a blast!  Michael drives us all around.  We have fields all around our house so we sled all around.  M got tired of the snow spraying in his face so he decided to drive the tractor with his daddy so it was just us girls sledding most of the time.
I have to admit I am tired of the snow but I am so glad that we have had some good snows here this year, especially on Christmas Day!  We had a blast!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What is going on?????

I know I haven't posted lately.  I have several post coming up with pics of kids.  It has been a rough couple weeks and blogging just hasn't been a priority.  To let everyone know, my mother-in-law's husband, Aaron, had his kidney and pancreas transplant last week.  They drove to Duke in the pouring snow and ice.  Everything has gone wonderful!  Everything matched up and went extremely well.  His sugars are staying around 100 now and he is no longer a diabetic.  Wow!  So amazing!  Actually, Aaron was released from the hospital yesterday and they are staying in Durham a little longer to make sure everything is going well.  We will be glad to have them back home soon though!

In other news, my workplace is falling apart it seems!  We have had issues lately but last week our store was broken into and it was pretty bad.  Then on Friday, one of the girls fell in the parking lot.  She broke her ankle so bad that she had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.  She had to have surgery today for repair of ligaments and to have a metal plate put in at her ankle.  Ouch!  Then yesterday, one of the pharmacist that was suppose to work that day called and said she was chasing her dog and fell and hit her head on a sharp rock in her yard.  She was driving herself to the hospital when she called me.  She ended up getting 11 stitches.  What is up?  Are we just clumsy or are we being attacked?  Anyways, my boss decided that we needed to pray.  Her pastor came over and we circled up and prayed.  I have to say my boss is one of the strongest women I know.  I would have had a meltdown by now.  We are praying that things get better.  I am so thankful for a boss who recognizes that we have to turn to Him and not other people.  Will post more soon!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Goals for 2011

I have several goals I want to accomplish this year.  One of my goals is to be healthier.  Eat healthier and exercise more.  My big thing with getting healthier is trying to give up soft drinks!  Yikes!  I think nothing is better than a cold fountain pepsi.  I said I was going to start on January 1st but so far I am not doing too well.  I did quit a few years ago but I fell off the wagon when I realized the bad headaches I was getting was from caffeine withdrawals.  I don't drink coffee so soft drinks are my pick me up during the day.  This time instead of going cold turkey, I am going to gradually take myself off of them to eliminate the awful headaches.  This week though, I am not doing well at all with being healthy.  I have a nasty sinus infection.  Fortunately my allergist called me in some antibiotics to get me feeling better.  I know I look bad when I walk in from work yesterday and Michael's face is in shock.  I look like Rudolph because my nose is so red.  I told E I felt I had been run over by a bus and in her sweet way she informed me I also look like I was run over.  Gotta say something about her honesty!

My major goal for this year is to grow closer to the Lord.  I have taken my relationship with Him for granted at times and have not given him all parts of my life.  I am a control freak and like to be in control of everything.  Drives Michael crazy!!!  I am going to spend more time with God and give Him the control of my life.  I mess things up all the time but I know if He is in control, things will go alot smoother.  Life may not be any easier but the peace inside of me that only He can provide will make it easier.  I plan to do devotions with my children more and to pray with them more.  I plan to pray for my husband more.  He needs my prayers lifted up to the Father for him to be the leader of our home that God wants him to be.  I plan to dig into His Word more and pray that others will be able to see His love in me.

Another goal for me is to be a better mom.  I want to have more fun with my kids and not be so concerned all the time with the house being clean and laundry done.  Those are things that need to be done and believe me it drives me crazy when my house isn't in order.  I just don't want my kids growing up and their memories of me are me being so uptight about a clean house.  I want them to remember fun memories of things we did or places we went  and most of all memories of how I showed them the love of the Father and always guided them to Him throughout times in their lives.  I know I will fail but I pray with God's guidance He will equip me to be the mother He wants me to be.

Of course there are other goals like financial goals that we are aiming for this year but the above are my main goals.  Hope you all have a Happy Blessed New Year!