Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday... FINISHED

I know this is Wordless Wednesday but let me say 2 things... 30 Hours~!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wedesday

This is Dave. I took this a few years ago, before Dave "tolerated" me. I honestly risked life and limb to get this shot by sneaking up on him on my BELLY! I'm sure the neighbors thought I had lost my mind. But this is one of my favorite pictures ever in my amateur photo career.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My husband.....The Pimp?

I just had to share this, Eric was apparantly "playing dress-up" with Bekah when he snapped this picture.

He looks like he's stepped out of a 1970's movie with him starring as the neighborhood pimp! LOL. Thank goodness we live in the year 2009 and that he has no aspirations to break into that line of employment.

He does, however, begin training for his CDL's on Monday. Please be in prayer that he will find employment soon afterward that will not have him "over the road" and away from home. That will also mean that we will get to move into our OWN home again.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 8, 2009

First Haircuts...

I seriously am having trouble watching Mack grow so quickly. He's my last baby (unless God deems the tubal I had to be useless and by a miracle "fixes" the fix).

It seems like just yesterday I had to call Eric at work and tell him I was most definitely in labor and assure him that everything would be ok even though it was 5 weeks early.

We went to the hospital 45 minutes away and were ushered into the awaiting LDR room to be assessed. After all the preliminary tests I was given several shots of that lovely medication to stop labor and told to rest for the night. By 10 the next morning Mack was on his way regardless of the meds and it had set in. I would be a mother of 5!

In the beginning I felt that it would be much more than I could ever handle, but God is so good and has given me the best children anyone has ever experienced. The oldest ones pitch in and the younger ones have just fallen into the routine.

Now my baby is one and there's no turning back... Everyday he learns something new and the expression of wonder and amazement never gets old. For that very thing I would have a million more.

On the Saturday after his first birthday Mack had his first haircut, while I was pretty much resigned to it, I had no idea how much it would change his baby features into that of a little boy. Of course he's still "my baby" but something grew up immediately.

No matter how old any of my children get each of them are my babies... But the actualization of the baby-ness... There's nothing sweeter in the world.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spring around my house means SNAKES

Hi everyone, this post was totally inspired by the fact that Amy over at Cheeky Cocoa Beans posted today about a garter snake that she had found in her front yard.
Many of you already know that we are proud owners of ALOT of reptiles. In our domestic collection we have 4 burmese pythons ranging from 13 feet long and about 80lbs to 2 that are around 3 feet and just a couple of pounds. Then we have a small albino corn snake and a small Australian Sand Python also known as a woma.
This spring my husband and my oldest son have gone on a rampage, because around here, Spring means SNAKES! Let me just show you what I mean, I won't post all of them, because right now in our shed along with our domestics there are a total of 15 snakes. All but three, wild caught with their bare hands. The three that I speak of are probably the scariest... 2 adult Canebrake Rattlers and their baby. They were graciously given to us by a neighbor! THANKS!!!
So if your squeamish, you might want to click elsewhere now! For the curious, here ya go...
Yeah, that's a rattler. (above)
This is a gray rat snake (harmless).

This is a garter like the one Amy found.

This is Abby's albino corn snake. (above)

This is Monty, the Albino Burmese Python (He's not the biggest).

I think that is a pretty fair representation. I'm sure this post will deter any visitors at our house. LOL Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Prayer request please

Hi everyone, I know that each of you are great prayer warriors and I need your help.

Kortnie Heying, our worship leader, is having a terrible bout with cancer and I would like to ask that you add her to your daily prayer list if possible. She was diagnosed with colon cancer last fall and immediately had her colon removed and several subsequent surgeries for complications. She has since also has had part of her liver removed and now is scheduled for an MRI of the brain on Tuesday. It is very uncommon for colon cancer to metatisize in the brain, but she is experiencing some abnormal effects of the treatments and they want to rule all possibilities out before they decide on the next round of treatment.
Kortnie is 30 years old and one incredibly amazing woman of faith. She is such an inspiration to all that meet her as she is weathering this storm with utlimate grace. Never has she questioned why or lashed out at God, but accepted this as part of her plan, that God will use for His glory. I shudder at the thought of what my reactions would be in the same situation and already know that God has directly used Kortnie in my life showing me the example I should be when I tread through what seems to me overwhelming... but in the grand scheme of things I am so incredibly lucky that God loves me and is holding me in the palm of his hand.

I so love and appreciate each of you and thank you so much for your faithfullness and support. Please know that special prayers are sent up on your behalf and that you are counted as my most precious blessings.


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