Sad news….

Baby Jacob passed away this evening at 5:30. He had 139 wonderful loved filled days here on earth. He surpassed all the expectations from the doctor’s. Please pray for his family. I am including his family’s announcement:

Saturday, May 31, 2008
It is with a weird combination of a heavy heart and sense of celebration that we are sad to announce that Jacob went home to be with the Lord today around 5:30 PM. Please pray that his life continues to be celebrated and that others draw close to Christ as a result of his passing.

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I started my morning every day checking in on him. Thank you!!

I’ve been tagged…..

Ok, I have been tagged by Warren’s Wife I love doing these things too. But, this one you have to remember a lot of stuff so, let’s see if I can do this.

four things I was doing 10 years ago….

1. I was probably wishing for a nap. I have 3 children: Ashley 4, Harley 2, Stacey 9 months.

2. I was working at KTH and Norwest.

3. I was going to school for nursing. That I might add I faint when I see blood, so, what was I thinking???

4. I was trying to get out of a relationship with the girls’ dad. He was very abusive at this time.

Four things I was doing 5 years ago…..

1. I had just started dating my now husband. And I had met his son. I was really having a hard time with could I take care of and love someone else’s child the way I love and take care of mine. But, we all know that worked out in the end right? I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

2. I was working at Big Bear and had just started back to school. I was also working as a homecare provider for MR/DD. One of my most rewarding jobs I might add. I loved working with my dude. Well, he was 16 when I started working with him. And a big plus, I could take the girls to work with me so, that I could see them once in a while. It felt like I never seen them.

3. I also probably called my sister as today is her Birthday. (Happy Birthday Minnie, she is 31)
I bet she absolutely loved me telling you her age. lol

4. We were get to the one year anniversary mark of my mom’s death.

four things I am doing this year….

1. I really have no idea what I am doing this year. One that I know of is sewing more, since I have that fabulous sewing room now. I still have a lot to organize in it.

2. Still battling through grief. It is getting better though I have more happy days than sad. But, I dont’ want all the grief to go away. I don’t want to ever forget. That may not make sense to some but, to some it will.

3. I am planting a garden so, yeah, let’s hope something grows. lol

4. I am trying to grow more in my walk with God. Reading my bible more. doing devotions more, praying for others, etc…

four things I did yesterday….

1. Cleaned and decluttered the kitchen, and dining room.

2. Sat outside and watched Mikayla play with Precious ( our beagle). It was so funny. We had an old mop and precious kept stealing it from Mikayla and making her try to catch it.

3. Read a Narnia book just because I felt like it. I love to read and well, I needed a relaxing thing to do after all that cleaning.

4. Gave the dirt monster a shower and a soak. She was filthy. Her feet were green from running through the cut grass plus she found some dirt to play in. She was not at all happy about the shower but, she got over it when I filled the tub and let her play for a long while.

four shows I like…

1. All the CSI’s. I just like the mystery and the solving of things. I can usually guess by middle who it is.

2. American Idol. We love music. just about any kind. We aren’t prejudice except for that nasty icky rap stuff. lol

3. Bones. Same reason as for the CSI’s

4. House. I just know there is some empathy in that man somewhere and can’t wait until someone finds it.

four biggest joys of the moment…

1. My God

2. My husband. He loves me.

3. My children all of them. Ashley, Harley, Stacey, Timmy, Mikayla, Page, Asha, Brittney, etcc…

4. My best friend.

5. My “Home”

Ok, Now I am supposed to tag 4 people. But, I got to looking and I think everyone that I know has been tagged. So, I am going to do it this way. If you are reading this and haven’t been tagged and want to be do this go ahead and do it. Let me know so that I can read too. lol.

Have a great day!!!!

More quizzes…. oh yeah!! I love these things

These are courtesy or Miss Elaine….

You Should Drive a DeLorean

You don’t take yourself too seriously, and you prefer a fun, unusual car… like this Back to the Future gem!

You Are a Light Pink Rose

You represent sweetness and grace.

Your vibe: Kind and gentle

Falling in love with you: is like falling in love with a best friend

You Are Strawberries with Cream

Fresh and uncomplicated, you are always enjoyed but often overlooked.
You’re confident in who you are. You don’t need a facade to feel better about yourself.

You Are a Lemon Cake

Strong, sexy, and overpowering.
You know who you are, and you're not afraid to show the world your fabulous self.
You're confident, charming, and extremely popular.

You paid attention during 57% of high school!

51-67% You are smart enough to be ashamed of still scoring so low; remember that there are books in the world, full of information? Yes, books are our friends.

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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I totally bombed on that one. lol

You Are a Little Messy

You aren't the cleanest person in the world, but you're definitely not a slob.
You clean up when you have the time, but you're realistic about what you can get done.
Generally, you're pretty organized and tidy - though you may have a few hidden messes.
You eventually get around to making things spotless, but you do it on your own schedule!

A poem….



A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.”
When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not shouting ‘I’m clean livin
”I’m whispering ‘I was lost, Now I’m found and forgiven.

‘When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say. ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say… ‘I am a Christian’ I’m not holier than thou;
I’m just a simple sinner who received God’s good grace, somehow!’

happenins around here

Well, I hope everyone is doing great and fantabulous. We switched rooms around here all weekend. I now have a sewing room. I love it. It is all mine. No one elses and the kids can’t mess up my stuff that I have laid out anymore. How cool is that? I am really excited. I just need to find a good chair because I usually use the computer chair so, hopefully soon I will get one until then I am going to use one of the kitchen chairs.

Here is a list of my projects that I am going to be working on.

3 dresses for Mikayla ( I just got some really cool patterns and I can’t wait to try them out)

Curtains for the kitchen.
Redo the couch cushions.
A couple of quilts. I have 3 in the process but, not that I can lay everything out and it not be disturbed then it will go faster.

Curtains for Stacey’s room. (she has already picked out the fabric just gotta sew it).
A couple of pillows for Mikayla. Granny gave her some fabric and told her to have me sew some for her. I am going to do that first because it is the easiest of them all well, besides the curtains.

What I want to make (wish list)

Some skirts for Stacey, (I haven’t found a good pattern yet that I like)
Pajama pants for me and Mike and the girls. (got the pattern but, for some reason it is puzzling me)
Bibs for the NICU
I want to design a sleeper for babies in the Nicu. Something that has openings and parents and caregivers, so that things like central lines ivs, and catheters and ostomy bags and such would be more assessible without having to undress the baby and thus making baby more comfortable. I have some preliminary designs but, I am going to have to figure some other things out on it.

So, do you sew, knit, crotchet, have another crafty hobby? Share it with us. Let us know what you are working on what your wish list is etc. I love hearing about others crafts.

Prayer requests (urgent)

I have a few prayer requests today.

Faith Ann Webb is entering this earth today. She is a baby with the diagnosis of T-18. Pray that the family is supported and loved during this time. While we don’t know how long she has pray that every second that she has on this earth is filled with nothing but, the purest love. Pray for her mother father and sisters. Please. Thank you so much.

Also, Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter was killed yesterday. Her older brother didn’t see her and hit her with his car. She was their youngest. Please pray from them in the face of this tragedy.

As for me I am doing good. I just have been trying to stay off the computer so much and doing stuff. Meaningless stuff but, stuff none the less. Thanks for asking Tamara.

The girls graduated and I have pics but, well, wordpress is not working with me in that department. Their dad made it and had us laughing hysterically because he is just too funny. Stacy felt funny and awkward because she sat between us and she got to hear about all the cars I damaged during out relationship. He tries to tear me down but, it just ended up being funny. But, I made it through with him there. It felt weird having to share that with him because well, he hasn’t been there to do that, and even though I build him up to the kids I just can’t stand him. Hey, I am being honest here. He has never been there to share in anything with them. Not even doctor’s appointments nothing. The girls were exstatic that he was there. And they are the ones that matter not me. Jiminy the things I do for them. lol. They love their dad even if that makes me jealous, I am glad that they do. Yep, jealous is what I am and I am not afraid to admit it because it is the truth. I get jealous because he only had to have the name daddy for them to love him and it feels like I have to do all the work. And I get the attitudes and the whining and the crying and the well, I guess the joys of mother hood that I just couldn’t live with out.

I have loved them, disciplined them, shared all these experiences with them, I guess since he wants to be involved I am letting him be. I won’t and would never think of hindering that relationsship. That is not my place. Although secretly I wish I was that kind of person. I just want to keep them to myself. But, I won’t.

Well, enough whinning for one day. Hopefully the picture thing starts working and I can get those pics up.

Have a great day!!

May 17th con…..

We had a great day today!!! The dance was great the kids all did awesome. I am so proud of all of them. We went to the cemetary and released the balloons at 5:15. Mike got there with the balloons with just a few seconds to spare. It was fun. I loved it and so did everyone else. Here are a few pics to share our day.

Here they all are with their instructor, Mark.

Doing their thing....

Waiting to go on

This is hitting my poor Harley so bad. She was in tears. She just wanted to lay down with him and sleep she said. But, she is doing better since she came home. She isn’t isolating herself like I thought she would. Which is one of the things that I have to look out for with her. So, I am thankful for that.

Sorry about the picture overload. I have a lot more. 😆 but, I think you all will enjoy these ones.

Now, off to watch that movie…..