Friday, April 18, 2008

Question for Heaven

Why do I have one friend who is starting her second round of fertility treatments to try to get pregnant again, and one friend who got pregnant with #4 on birth control and found out this week she is pregnant with #5 even though her husband had a vasectomy in January? Can anyone explain that to me until I can ask God?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Good quote...

I pulled out my Women's Devotional Bible that I received for high school graduation from a sweet family I babysat for the other day, and read this.
"Homemaking is unique in combining the most menial jobs with the most meaningful tasks: it is a challenge to accomodate others without losing one's own identity: it is a demanding pursuit, but the fringe benefits are terrific." pg. 697. So true. Its those menial tasks that you feel like you do one day only to have to do them again the next day that drive me crazy! My children are getting old enough to help, which is some ways is great, and some ways, is harder because it takes longer. I found something that motivates me a little when I don't want to clean up. I take before and after pictures on my digital camera. It makes me feel so good to see the difference. And I can show them to my husband when he gets home since by that time you can't tell I did anything!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Cooper is playing Little League baseball. Last year he played t-ball and they didn't keep score, and I remember thinking how boring it was and how I couldn't wait until they kept score. So he's had three games now, and I really miss not keeping score. The first game we were losing the whole game and parents are screaming and jumping up and down, and I'm thinking these people are crazy. Its a game between 6 and 7 year olds! Then at our last bat, we came back and won! I was screaming and jumping up and down! Ridiculous! But we lost the next game 20-5, they ended it early. We only lost on Monday by 2, but I hate that my kid's team is losing. The first time Cooper got out, he had to stop himself from crying. He's better now. I guess they have to learn all of that stuff, but I am so not competitive, I just don't get it all. But I have at least 18 years of it to go, if not longer if they are good enough to play college, or dream of all dreams, pros. Wouldn't that be great if we could retire to Disney World and one of our sons could pay for it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Not much going on...

Well, not much going on worth posting about. We had one of those weeks last week where we had something every night. We also started the process of putting in our new laminate wood floors. Jason and some dear friends have been taking up the ceramic tile (awful) and last weekend got almost all of the floors put in. They will hopefully finish this weekend. The floors are beautiful! But everything is so dusty and the dining room furniture is in the playroom, and for a few days the kitchen table was in the den. Now that the floors are in the kitchen, our kitchen cabinets and our table and chairs look gross and really old. Hopefully my mom and I can speed up the process of painting the cabinets. I was thinking we would wait until after the baby comes, but I don't want to wait that long now. I will post some pictures soon.
We had another Collide service this weekend. It went well, but the crowd was slim. Its very frustrating knowing that its something that is needed, but people aren't coming.
Baby is good. He doesn't have a name yet. Any opinions on "Calin"? Jason likes "Carlin" but I don't like the "r" sound. Cooper really doesn't mention the baby, but Cade talks about him all the time, how he is going to love him, take care of him, teach him things. It is so cute! He is my loving child. I am very thankful for him.
And for the second pregnancy in a row, I am having major dental work done. Why I wait until I'm pregnant, I don't know. But its not fun. When I went last week, and the dentist poked me with the needle to deaden me, I started crying and couldn't stop! I have never cried at the dentist! They were worried about me, but I tried to explain through my tears, it was way more pregnancy crying than actual pain. Very embarrassing! So I've been on antibiotics and tylenol for a week, and I go back tomorrow for part 2. Hopefully I can control my emotions better.