Thursday, January 31, 2008

I feel like...

Meg Ryan in the movie "you've Got Mail" when she says that her nose is stuffy!

I have a terrible cold, and I feel awful! I was praying and being really selfish yesterday wanting a snow day but God didn't answer the way I wanted today! So I am at school and on DayQuil and trying to make it through the day! So Far so good...I think I'll go home and die though---or at least sleep till I feel better!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

1 Answer...

Well, Dan was able to go to court and the garnishment was reduced:) Praise the LORD!

Field Trip Fun

Today my class and I went to the Steamboat Arabia Museum in downtown Kansas City! So FUN! It's this old Steamboat that was dug up in the middle of a Kansas Cornfield and what they found was the largest collection of Pre-Civil War goods! They found 200 tons of cargo! The kids in my class and I have been learning all about the Oregon Trail and early settlers and it was very cool to see the stuff from the time that we are studying! If you are ever in Kansas City you need to check it out!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Updated Information

Here's an update on all my stresses and life in general:

1. We don't have a new place to live yet! We are still looking but have heard that the relatives might be moving so I don't know what would happen with the house and so we are kinda in a holding pattern. We have a few options for affordable rents but we need to have a family meeting.

2. The van--still broken--don't know when I will get it fixed since we will have to wait on a tax return to find out more.

3. Mortgage paperwork...waiting on a copy of my W-2 from last year since she couldn't determine how much money I personally made last year.

4. Garnishment--Dan is hopefully going to get to the courthouse today to fill out paperwork that would hopefully drop it from 25% to 10%.

5. School is crazy and I am pretty sure I now know what they date is!

So that's a brief update! I'll Keep you posted!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's official...I've lost it!

So today is Thursday but all day I have thought that it is FRIDAY!! I have written Friday on several papers and had my class comment that it is Thursday not Friday...Maybe I just want it to be Friday!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Oregon Trail Traveler

In our class this quarter we are traveling the Oregon Trail. I took all my class pictures in pioneer dress and then made the pictures a sepia tone to make them look antique! Doesn't Janea make a really cute Pioneer Girl!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Got a few answers

Nothing really specific but a start down the path of understanding! I asked the choir to pray that I would get specific answers this week and God is answering my prayer! Thank you God for answering my prayers.

Feeling weird

All year, my daughter has been calling me Mom in class. That's fine since that is who I am...well just in the last few days she has started calling me Mrs. Jonathan all the time...even at home! She hasn't done something like that since she was two and in my class at Kindercare! And then she called me Miss Erin! It has me feeling a little weird.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 amazing thing!

Today I was amazed again at how God uses prayer. Life has been very rough for me lately, I have been very stressed and upset. Well, through all of this I have been praying for myself, for others, for wisdom for all sorts of things. Well this week one of my friends sent me the link to a blog. Wow! Reminded me that there are people out there with struggles that are more life threatening than mine, that are facing issues that I am not facing and ideas that are not even on my radar. If you would like to read an amazing story of a family going through so much please click on the link below

Also, I was again reminded that prayer works. I know that people have been praying for me. I know this because they tell me or leave me encouraging notes. I really don't think that I would be as sane as I am right now if it wasn't for all the people who have been praying for me and my family. So if you have prayed for me today, yesterday or in the last week I say Thank you! You are a blessing to me! Please don't stop! I am only able to be where I am by the grace and sustaining of God. He is in control and only through my giving him that place of control am I able to make it!

If you would like me to pray for you! Please leave a comment and I will lift you before the throne of our Great Heavenly Father!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Hero versus a SuperHero

Ask my son who is favorite persons are and he will reply:
Janea(she's my best friend)
Now mind you any of those answers can come out at any time! He very rarely says mommy, grandma, or daddy but if you ask it usually is Janea! He loves his sister and I would say that she is his hero!

Ask Jaron who his favorite Superhero is and hands down he will say:


So he has Spiderman bedding, decals on his wall, toys, books, coffee cup, the whole shabang..

So we have been preparing at school for our American Hero Day and Soul Food Festival..this is where we celebrate Martin Luther King and other people who brought more awareness to the nation. We have "soul"food, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, grits, and cornbread..this is our way also of highlighting a part of America in a more racial way..we also have a big Multi-cultural festival, and we celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and other ethnic holidays. Well, Janea was talking about her hero and thought that maybe it would be "me"(mommy) or maybe some President. And it really got me thinking do I not stress that girls can have heros as much as I have with my son?

Well, just some musings on my part..

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Snow Day #2


I am thankful for this one especially because Jaron has a terribly bad cold and needed a day off school. I am driving my dad's truck which doesn't handle great in the snow and I have been so stressed lately that I am extra tired and can really just need a day to veg! Plus, the nieces school wasn't closed today so instead of 4 kids at home it's just my 2 and they understand about Mommy needing a little bit of space every once in awhile!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

God is so Faithful

I have dwelt alot on the negatives in my life recently and so today I thought that I would focus on some positives! The most positive is that I have a God who is meeting my needs and loves me and will not give me more than I can handle. He also has given me a support group that is showing me His Love by surrounding me with encouragement and love! Here's a list of some of the people he has placed in my life that I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them!

1. My church--a group of believers who love me and my family and pray for me and ask about my life and are concerned for our best interests!

2. My Pastor and his wife--constantly encouraging me as we face these struggles whether it's by a card in the mailbox or a hug at church.

3. My Parents--They pray, pray, pray and will drop everything to come and help me~! I love you guys!

4. My Sister--She read my blog and called me immediately to see how I was doing! Love you girlie!

5. Janae--my best friend from High School--Writes me notes and checks in on me even though she lives so far away! Thanks my friend!

6. My kiddos--Janea and Jaron have been really helpful lately and I am so thankful for them!

7. My friends in the blogging world who encourage me through comments on my blog and just by reading it from time to time! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My crazy soap opera..

My life could be a soap opera right now...a tragic, terrible unbelievable type of soap opera!

A rundown of my craziness..

Last Tuesday...Dan calls and tells me that a creditor has garnished his wages and I have to fix it. I make phone calls for half an hour then go to a meeting at church...on the way home the car dies as I get in the driveway.!, tried to make more phone calls no luck, stressful that Awana Leaders..good night of club but little sleep, Dan gets home and acts mean and tells me he is moving to France to join the French Foreign Legion!

Thursday--emotional rollercoaster..cry on the way to my folks they pray, pray,pray, I make it through the day, Fuddruckers night fundraiser for school, get home give it all to God, take Tylenol P.M. sleep like a baby!

Friday--doing okay emotionally, less tired, work an 8 hour day then have to stay at school for evening field trip--Dan comes with so does Jaron--go and look at stars--its really cold! God's handiwork is amazing! Dan and I get along okay

Saturday--tired today, have to go and set up for Breakfast at church, grocery shopping with kids, Jaron is cranky, started laundry, slept okay

Sunday--get up late, make muffins, head to choir, practice, then Sunday School Breakfast--over 100 people come for breakfast at church, sing solo in Morning service, come home do more laundry, choir practice in the afternoon, my cell phone rings and it's my boss telling me about a better flight option for our trip to Williamsburg in the, go to the store...get kids to bed, go to sleep, Jaron crawls in bed and is wheezing during the night...I can't find his inhaler!

Monday---cold, cold cold.! Meeting after work, stomach trouble spent 3 hours on the phone trying to find a hotel in D.C. for April....go home and crash! Find laundry all over the laundry room! AUUGH!@!!

So I am still tired, not sure what will happen next, and busy as all get out!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Big Prayer Request

I am persuing a mortgage for a new house...please pray that if it is God's will that we would qualify and be given a good rate and have a payment that we can afford. My stomach is a little bit in knots so I need all the prayer we can get.

Option 2 would be to rent for a few years and restore our credit but we would like to get into a house of our own and be able to fix something up for our family....God can do miracles...pray for one for me!

Christmas Pictures

Cheese...aren't I handsome...and hungry!

Cool more balls for my new gun!

Janea made this plate for Daddy at school
Janea's ready to play in the snow

My sister...who lives in Nebraska and is slowly being brainwashed to be a Huskers fan...we still love her though!
Playing the new game Grandma got Jaron
My dad makes waffles on Christmas morning:) Yummy!

We had a good Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa and had fun with Daddy too. All in all it's been a good Christmas.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Why, why, why...

I keep hearing this from my son...Why?

Sometimes I feel like my life is totally out of control and that all the players in my life are conspiring to make my life more difficult. My children and their cousins are getting on my last nerve. I am not getting answers to my questions the way that I would like too. I am not finding out information fast enough for my husbands liking and it's frustrating. I am in a holding pattern that I wish would be over.

I keep asking God Why? and since he isn't telling me the answer I will just have to keep on trusting that he is in control and that the answers will come, in His timing not mine.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I'm helping Mommy...

Why is it that the kids would rather do chores that are too advanced for them rather than the ones that I want them to do? I want them to clean their bedrooms and pick up the toys in the great room and living room...they want to help wash dishes and soak the kitchen, and trap the cats in boxes! It's going to be a long day!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bills, bills, bills

I hate them...I hate them...I hate them...and today I am feeling rather frustrated because I just opened the bills and oh my goodness they were higher than I was expecting! YUCKY!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Resolutions for 2008

So here it is the first day of a brand new year I thought I should post my Resolutions since then maybe all my friends in the cyber world can help me keep them...maybe...

Have a deeper relationship with stay consistent in my dependence on Him
and his timing for things in my life.

Find a new place to live!

Keep my house under control! I tend to be messier than I should be and I need to
improve on this!

Enjoy my family...with all the crazyness that they put me through!

Eat more vegetables!

Get myself more toned...I am thin but I don't like my jiggly spots and would like
to see those go away!

So that's what I am thinking for 2008!