Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Back Track ---> August 1st he was rushed to Methodist Hospital in Houston via air ambulance from his home town which is on the border of Texas and Louisiana. Almost a 5 hour drive by car. He had had a heart attack and this hospital was the ONLY one in Texas who would operate on him in his condition. He ended up getting a heart pump put in about 4 weeks after being in CVICU and a pacemaker. He ended up getting a huge bed sore on his backside from laying for so many weeks not able to be moved due to his condition....... Not good for a diabetic!
Back to this weekend..... He has been in the hospital now for a little over 4 months and took a horrible turn this past week. The bed sore caused his entire body to be septic. He just couldn't fit the infection anymore nor was there any other medicine that would work. His liver shut down over the weekend and they were gonna give it about a week on a new med... They were also now having to give him blood since his bone marrow wasn't working. I had already decided I was heading back down there this coming weekend to see him. I got a call on Monday that he wasn't going to make it. They were only going to give him blood pressure meds and some blood to keep him here long enough for us all to make it down there. I was stuck.... Jason had a HUGE job due out at noon.... So my sweet sister paid for me to fly down to Houston; since she was already heading that way and I couldn't leave when she was. I made it to the hospital around 8 pm and went back to be with him..... I was crushed.... I wanted to tell him so much but, I just couldn't. He was in isolation due to his condition so we had to put gowns on and where gloves while we were in there. His sweet nurse was with us the entire time and would tell us what she was taking off of him and what it would do. His entire family was there..... minus a few grandkids. However, we were all around him as he passed. It was so bittersweet being with him watching him take his last breath. He was with me when I took my first and I got to be with him as he took his last. His funeral is Friday and I don't know how I will handle that.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The weather her in Texas is finally kinda Autumn-ish!!! It is suppose to get into the low 30's overnight although it will warm back up to the 60's in the afternoon! I love opening the windows during the day and just letting the breeze flow through the house!
I have been working on some much needed prim projects around here.... I have learned to antique stuff..... Definantly my favorite hobby these days! I finished a shelf that I bought at a garage sale and some wood stuff I found at the Goodwill! now only to get my camera to cooperate so I can share pics! My next project is to master tea/coffee staining stuff :) I also am hoping to grunge some candles this weekend!!! Im having Jason print me some patterns that Leslie shared in her Stitchery how to post; and Im gonna attempt to stitch a few this weekend :)
Devin has an early doctor's appt with his new doctor who will manage his ADHD. Im a very nervous for some reason..... Although I know this is a GREAT change for him none the less..... I still worry! Isn't that what Momma's are suppose to do! Depending on timing I may suprise him and take him to the movies!!! I definantly know that WE (him and I) need to spend more one on one time together and going to the movies is definantly a treat for us! Saturday he has an early game so we will all be off to that bright and early!
Not much else on the homefront!! I cooked some yummy beef stew this evening (my grandpa's receipe) made Jason some cornbread and a buttered pecan cake~ two of his favorite things! Im definantly getting more into this homemaker stuff! I definantly want to be a Proverbs wife and mother!
Proverbs 31: 10-31
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Im off to put the leftovers away! Hope you are each having a blessed evening!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg, separated
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and egg yolk. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans.
2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; firmly press edges and perforations to seal. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle. Spread filling in 3 1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of dough rectangle to within 1 inch of ends.
3. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough rectangle just to edge of filling. Fold strips at an angle across filling, overlapping ends and alternating from side to side. Beat egg white in small bowl until foamy; brush over dough.
4. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on serving platter.
5. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm coffee cake. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon pecans
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
A birth certificate shows that we were born; a death certificate shows that we died; pictures show that we lived! Have a seat . Relax. And read this slowly.
I believe - That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I believe - That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe - That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I believe - That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I believe - That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe - That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe - That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I believe - That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I believe - That we are responsible for what we do, nomatter how we feel.
I believe - That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe - That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe - That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe - That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I believe - That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I believe - That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I believe - That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe - That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I believe - That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe - Two people can look at the exact samething and see something totally different.
I believe - That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I believe - That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I believe - That credentials on the wall do not makeyou a decent human being.
I believe - That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
I believe - The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
I believe - Every action you take is a seed you sow, and every seed you sow is a harvest you'll reap.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Hop on over to http://farmchickskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-giveaway.html and get entered in the giveaway!
Here is a peak at her items:
A BAG OF SOY TARTS
PUMPKIN POT STAKE
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Suprisingly and I do mean a VERY BIG suprise!!! When Mason was 4 months old we found out that we were expecting once again. I was in fact on birth control so you can just imagine the suprise! I was sooooo not ready for another baby yet!!! and then in December 2005 we found out we would be having a THIRD boy........ I was so upset..... I knew that this would be our last baby and I sooo wanted that girl to dress in pink and wear those super huge bows. Well, that didn't happen but I did get.......Matthew Avery!!! My sweet little red head!! However, the disappointment didn't last long when he was born in April 2006!!! This little guy is amazing! He so completed us!!! Looking back I can't imagine not having him! He rounds the boys out so much; they each are their own of course but, he is just the most gentle of them. He can be very timid at times but, doesn't really meet a stranger he won't say hi to! He loves to follow both of his big brothers around and doesn't leave their side; even when they want him to! He also would be perfectly content sitting in Momma's lap all day long if we could! So as you can see Im a very blessed Momma!!! Here is some of my favorite pics of my boys!
Friday, October 10, 2008
It started out okay! Thankfully it is Friday!!! For those of you that don't know my grandfather had a massive heart attack July 31st. He was airlifted to Houston which is 5 hours from us. It is the only hospital in Texas who would perform the surgery that he needed done. He was in the CVICU for about a month and seemed to be getting some better and was moved to the CCU unit which is actually an improvement for him. He had a permanent pacemaker put in last week and seemed all was heading in the right direction until this week. Wednesday he started talking out of his head and actting crazy so at that point they thought he had either been over medicated or had a stroke so he is now back in CVICU and critical once again. Im just so sad..... Growing up he wasn't a big part of our life. Due to retarded conflicts with my mom. Now we are all old enough to decide for ourselves and we have went and spent a couple of holidays with him these last 3 years. Im just so heartbroken that my boys may not get to know him and will miss out on that like I did. I was so glad that we made it down to see him the Friday night that he was first taken down there. We were the first to arrive there and I was back with him and he told me how much he loved me and how we had always been on his mind and in his heart. The next day is when he had another heart attack and was placed on the ventilator. We had to leave the following day so I still haven't saw him since then. I did talk to him on his birthday which was Sept 24th but, I knew then he wasn't the same..... I asked him what he was doing and he told me, "I just got done jumping through some ditches!" Obviously the medication he was on was giving him some problems. He did know who I was though and told me he loved me. That Im truly thankful for! I would love to make it back down there this weekend but, we just can't afford it. Between gas, lodging and eatting we spent almost 250 dollars the last trip!
Also, our Momma cat had kittens back in July and we got rid of them today and her. We kept one kitten only because Devin was heartbroken over them leaving. I just couldn't take care of them any longer.... 4 cats plus my 3 boys, my nephew and the little girl I keep during the day was just becoming to overwhelming. Having to clean the litter ever single day, sweeping the laundry room twice a day cause they destroy the food bowl and litter pan, keep Matthew out of the cat food and then they started climbing the counters and knocking my breakables off the top of my cabinets........
Sorry for rambling Im just exhausted, and sad all rolled up in one! If you stuck with me this long THANKS! Hopefully tomorrow I will find time to share my boys with ya!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
*** price reflected on etsy is the sale price *** I will change them back Monday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
He is an amazing man..... I could go on and on about him I think. He is the most giving, caring man. He is a wonderful provider for our family. He loves me unconditionally and I know without a doubt the minute I need him he is ALWAYS there. He makes me proud to be his wife and his companion. Our boys adore him and it makes my heart full watching him play with them. Music is also a big part of his life. He can sing like you wouldn't believe! He plays the drums at church. It is such a wonderful feeling watching someone you love do something they love to do! I also love him for his love for Christ. He has sacrificed so much for me to be able to stay home with our boys and for that alone I will forever adore him. He is also a Plumbing Designer for an Engineering Firm here..... I laugh at him when we walk into a place and he starts noticing all of the ends and outs of the building and if he "thinks" it was done properly. He is my heart and my soul! I thank God everyday for bringing him into my life.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
ANYWAY~ I managed to get 3 books and have already finished them!!! I love reading books that are in series!!!
Although she still thinks of Caleb Yoder, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau, choosing instead to follow the ways of the New Order. Yet her yearning for a husband remains, and new possibilities beckon, taking her heart by surprise.
A tragic accident binds Caleb once more to the father who so opposed his affection for Nellie ... and to the farm that will no longer be his. As he longs for freedom, Caleb soon discovers he cannot forget the only girl he's ever loved.
I really have taken a liking to the Amish stories!!! I love learning of all of the simple ways that they live.
I finished A Promise to Remember by Kathryn Cushman last night. I had never heard of her and then last week when I saw it at Mardel's and it was only $2.49 I figured it was worth a read.... and it definantly was! It was a little slow at the beginning but, I ended up not being able to put it down!
Andie Phelps is the envy of Santa Barbara. A devoted mother with a loving son and a successful husband, her greatest joy comes from reaching out to others.
Melanie Johnston is the envy of no one. A single mom who works long hours to pay the bills, and her greatest joys relate to her teen daughter and son.
Then the accident that changes everything. When opposite worlds collide, the impact reaches far beyond these mothers’ personal losses.
Two wounded women…Two families seeking hope…A community torn apart… How far will they go to fulfill A Promise to Remember?
So what are you currently reading????
I got the boys up after we got big brother off to school yesterday and we headed to the donut shop and garage selling! I only found a shelf just like I have been wanting for $5.00 it has some flowers painted on the top of it so my project this week will be to sand it down; I also found some old wooden candle holders at the Goodwill for 75 cents a few weeks ago and plan on sanding and painting them as well! Im hoping I can distress them right :) It will be my first attempt at it! So if you have any pointers shoot away with them!
Devin's ball team lost their game today but, goodness are they coming along!! Jason is really enjoying it and it is bringing out a whole new side of him. For those of you who don't know him.... He is really a sweet easy going sometimes shy kinda guy. Having to interact and talk with the boys and their parents has done wonders...... Im sooo very proud of him! He is an amazing Daddy! Although baseball is just as consuming for us in the fall as it seems to be in the spring! Jason also started softball this past week so another night filled of BALL!!!! The boys like going and it gets me out of the house...... and the BEST part it is FREE entertainment :)
The Youth Drama Team is performing tomorrow night at church Im sooo proud of these guys tonight at practice you could tell they had really been working on their lines! Im so excited to see them show off all of the hard work they have done these past few weeks!
So that has been my week in a nutshell..... Next week Im going to try to post more and tell you about the special guys in my life! I haven't shared much about them and Im hoping to get my boxes loaded onto etsy when I get a chance so I can get rid of them :)
Hope you each are having a BLESSED weekend!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
6. Friday's :)
8. Fort Worth (where I live)
10. Ford Expedition
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
If you are interested in any of these.....
Faith, Family and Friends ~ 3 of my TOP Priorities!
Stars!!! Perfect Prim or Americana look!!
Top of boxes with star!
Small Stacking Blocks! Again Prim or Americana!
Have a blessed week!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have tons to get caught up on this week! Mostly my cleaning chores!!! My sister moved also this weekend and we swapped kitchen tables and she is using our upstairs couch so I need to definantly rearrange somethings. Maybe, I can get some pics posted this week also of somethings I have been working on!!! WOOT!!!
Praying you each had a blessed weekend and onto another one!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I am planning on finishing up some projects tomorrow and then next week we are having a Just Between Friends Sale here in town. (if you don't have them in your area ~ it is a HUGE children's resale event) This will be my first time selling anything there! The boys closets are saying THANK YOU!!!! However, I have most of their stuff in boxes and it each item has to be on a hanger and a printed bartag on it. So I plan on getting to that tomorrow as well! So much going on!!!!!!
I hope you each are having a much BLESSED week!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Other Monday Ramblings~ Our church is holding a revival through Wed. The man who is holding it actually goes and ministers on college steps all over!!! He so far is very thought provoking! Yesterday mornings he ministered on Reconciliation and last night it was who our identity was. I can't wait to see what tonight holds. Devin has baseball practice and since Daddy is the coach.... That is where they will be. I will be taking my 2 little guys with me to play with their little pals in class. I look forward to it actually. They have been little stinks today starting with getting a hold of a blue permanent marker this morning (while I was changing out the laundry.....) so it will be a nice break to get a chance to worship in peace :) The last few weeks I have felt like a drawing closer in my heart to the Lord.... longing for MORE! Well, I better get off and get Devin and my nephew from school. Then time to start homework and church preparations!