Thursday, July 26, 2007

hello allergy child

Syd and AJ spent a week in Lubbock at my parents' house. It was a real treat to only have one kid. I was able to get so many little task done that have been piling up on me. I met my mom in Abilene on Sat to pick them up. Sunday night AJ was congested and running a low fever. Then on Monday night, she is running a 102.6 fever and can hardly breathe. We went to the Dr. on Tues morning and were there for three hours. I am thinking this is allergies from being in Lubbock and then coming back to humidityville. Next thing I know, they are taking x-rays, doing a breathing treatment and talking about admitting her to the hospital. I felt pathetic as a mom. How did it get to this? Fortunately, they decided to not admit that it was bronchitis; but to watch it closely. It is scary to see a child not be able to breathe! We take breath for granted. So three sleepless nights later, I think she is finally doing better. I still have to take her back to check her progress, but last night we got scared again when her fever rose up. I just pray the rest of us stay healthy and can avoid this. They also want us to take her and have her checked out for asthma. So, after having three children with no earinfections - no tubes- and no serious problems, we are about to be introduced into the world of asthma and allergies! Here is a picture of her doing a breathing treatment. It was so sad to see. I hope she gets over all this soon. I NEED SOME SLEEP!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


ok, I got tagged, so here it is.....

1) What were you doing 10 years ago?
I had just got married in June. I was a newly wed, what do you think I was doing?
2) What were you doing one year ago?
We had just moevd to Waco. We had no neighbors, no friends, no church home. I was playing with my children and was pregnant! It was over 100* every day. It was a long miserable summer. What a difference a year can make!
3) What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
1- chips and hot sauce/queso
2- chocolate
3 - sundried basil tomato wheat thins
4- chocolate
5 - trail mix
4) What are 5 songs you know all the lyrics to?
1 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
2- Baby got Back
3 - Karma Chameleon
4 - any cartoon theme song
5 - many 80 songs........
5) What are 5 things you would give your money to if you were a millionaire?
1- my LCU loan
2- my dad's shop
3- pick a charity
4- kids' college funds
5- kids' wedding funds!
6) What are 5 bad habits you have?
1- popping my neck and knuckles
2- smacking gum
3- singing out loud
4- popping bubbles with my gum
5- eating chocolate
7) What are 5 things you like doing?
1- playing with my kids
2- playing out side (any sports)
3- scrapbooking
4- taking pictures
5- talking
8) What are 5 things you would never wear again?
1- stirrup pants
2- socks that go up to your knees, but you roll them down above your hightops
3- claw bangs, or bangs teased out into a fan looking thing
4- short shorts
5- dorothy hamil haircut
9) What are 5 favorite toys?
1- kareoke (sp?) machine
2- picture editing programs on my computer
3- dvr on my satellite
4- ipod (itunes)
5- cell phones

now it is my turn....... i tag jill, suzanne, brooke and brandi

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer time blues.......

hello world of bloggers!
I am finally getting things settled down, until Wednesday. Our VBS was great and was a wonderful success. So many people pitched in and made it happen wonderfully. I praise God for using Debra and I to put together a VBS in such a short amount of time - and I feel like Joan Steffen on Decorating Cents, "and we did all for under $700!"

I know it is summer, but it has not felt like summer at all. The sun has not made an appearance in several weeks. It would be nice to not see rain in the week's forcast. We have received over 30 inches of rain. Our lake is up 22 feet and that is having let water out on earlier rainfalls. It is crazy to drive over the lake where you normally see a play park and the whole thing is under the water. Our lakes are closed until August; but probably later b/c we are still receiving rain. So much for spending the summer laying at a beach area two minutes from our house and soaking up the sun. Now we just stay in out of the rain and if does stop raining, humidity is between 70-100%. That means frizzy, frizzy hair......

All is well with our family. Everyone is healthy and going strong. We are finding other things to do with our time. What a difference a year makes. Last year we knew no one and stuck to our own selves. Now, having neighbors, friends, and a church family is great. It does seem to load the days up b/c now we have too much we want to squeeze in each day and month.

Hope all you are doing well and enjoying summer. Feel free to come and visit. Just don't expect to hop into the lake!