Monday, August 31, 2009

Broken Bones

Well Alex has his first offical broken bone. Last night I went downstairs to get their clothes for today. When I came back upstairs he was laying on the couch with tears in his eyes. I asked what was wrong and Joe responded that they'd been playing bucking bull and Alex had run to jump on his back and missed and hit the floor. Joe thought he hit his back but apparently he landed on his shoulder and broke his collar bone. It happened a little after 9 last night and he didn't act like he was in too much pain and I really wasn't sure it was broken so we waited until this morning to see if it was still bothering him. Yep it was so off to the doctor we headed. It was a clean break and went all the way thru. They wrapped him up and sent us home. Said it should heal in 3-4 weeks. The first x-ray they took wasn't strong enough so you can barely see any bones. So the x-ray technician gave it to Alex. He thought it was cool. Hopefully he'll heal quickly and be back to his normal self again in a few days.

Other than the broken collar bone both kids are doing well. Both kids really like to sing lately. They also like to color and cut things with scissors. I really have to watch what I leave out on the counter because I've had a few things destroyed! Joseph started college last week. He said he is not liking it. Hopefully that'll get better. Jonaton is getting ready to go to school in September to become a part time deputy. He's really looking forward to that. We still have no news to share with you guys on our front but hopefully we'll hear something tomorrow.

I hope each of you have a great week.


Friday, August 28, 2009

End of the week

Well I know many of you are still wondering what our news might be. Some have questioned if we are adopting again. The answer is that we do not have any current plans to adopt. I will not say that we would never adopt again but at this time it is not on our radar. But sometimes God changes the radar signals so we'll wait and see what he has planned for our family on that front. I still am unable to share my prayer request with you. Things have progressed along and we feel like we're moving in the direction God is leading us. We hope to know something early next week and believe me I will share just as soon as I can. I ask each of you to continue to lift us up before the Lord that we will follow his guidance in this matter. This is not something we're considering lightly and desire as much prayer and support as we can get. I do thank everyone that has been faithful to keep us in your prayers.

I found this verse earlier in the week and it really spoke to me and I wanted to share it with each of you.

Hebrews 13:21
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I do have a prayer request for Haley (Rowlins) Baker and her family. Haley lost her 2 month old daughter yesterday. The only thing I know is that the baby quit breathing. I saw Haley in the break room yesterday morning around 10:30 and she was so excited about the baby and telling me how much she had grown. We ended our conversation with her telling me she was going to email me pictures of the baby. About an hour later the babysitter called to let her know the baby had quit breathing. Please lift them up in your prayers. I know they are really struggling right now.

Blessings to each of you,Tina

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Long Time no post

Last week I took some vacation days and including the weekend had 5 days off! Boy was it nice. I worked really hard while off but got so much accomplished. Joseph and I worked on our front and back decks. He and my brother replaced several boards and I sprayed the decks and cleaned them. We then cut several hanging limbs out of trees left over from this winters storm and cleaned them up out of the yard. Whew! Then on Sunday Melissa and Susanna came to visit us. Susanna is Addie's friend that we traveled home from China with. They stayed the night Sunday and we took the kids to Chuck-E-Cheese on Monday and then ate Chinese food. The time with them was short but we enjoyed it greatly. The are from the LR area so coming to our house is a big environmental change for them. They get to see our chickens and horses and dogs. The kids wanted to go swimming and Melissa said she didn't bring Susanna a swim suit. I told her that was ok they could swim in their underwear! After all we do that most weekends at Grandpas. The joy of living where we do. No one thinks twice about seeing kids swimming in their underwear. I just really enjoy living in the country.
This morning Johnny and I were laying in bed. It was time to get up and here comes the thumping of feet in the bedroom. Before you know it we have both kids in bed with us. We both just layed there with the kids a while and soaked in the goodness of God and thought about how blessed we are. Sit back and enjoy the small things. Those are the little things you'll remember most one of these days when your kiddos are grown and out of your home. Yes I can give this advise..My oldest is 23!
I have a special prayer request. Johnny and I have an opportunity to make some big life changes. I won't go into details but this is something that will definitely have an impact on our family. I ask that you pray for us that we will listen to Gods calling in our lives. It's so easy to decide on what I want to do or what Johnny wants to do but I want to ensure this is what God has planned for us so I ask that you uplift this request in prayer. We're hopefully we'll have some details to share over the next few days but we don't want to share to quickly and be out of God's will.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Here's a picture of the two babies my grandmother made for me and my brother when we were kids. Notice the one on the right. It's mine. It had more wear and tear. Also notice the eyes. My grandmother didn't do that intentionally and didn't even notice it until I pointed it out to her. How blessed I am to still have my two grandmothers still with me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Well it started!

Yep Friday afternoon I went to my lovely "Red Lemon" and it started! I haven't had any mechanical issues with it since. I'm hoping and praying that all those issues are now behind us.

Been a busy week. The kids are doing well. On Saturday the kids visited Mom while I stayed home and worked on cleaning the house. Boy you wouldn't believe what all you can accomplish during a couple of hours with the kids not in the house. While the kids were at moms they played upstairs and found some old baby dolls my grandma made for me and my brother 30 some odd years ago. They are black babies wearing overalls and they are way too cute. My brother and I were really too old to play with them when she made them for us so they don't have much wear and tear on them. When we left I asked mom if I could take them home. I thought I'd put them up for safe keeping. Well the kids have really gotten attached to these two little dolls. They've carried them around all week. They take them to bed with them and even took them to preschool one day this week. I tried to take a picture of the kids holding them but the battery in my camera was dead so no luck. I told my mom to let my grandma know how much the kids like her dolls. I know she'll get a kick out of it and I know I've enjoyed watching them play with them also. Alex named his Mikey and Addie named hers also but I'm drawing a blank on the name right now. So stay tuned for updated pictures of the kids with their babies. I'm hoping the new wears off of them soon so I can put them on a shelf for safe keeping! Oh well they might as well enjoy them.

Have a blessed week.