Monday, April 30, 2007

Our "New" Vehicle

I am so excited!!! We got our "new" van today. I really like it...for a minivan. I like our other van because it sits up higher and the seats in the back ....well, I don't feel like I am sitting on the floor. But's had 180,000+ and the air conditioner needs to be replaced (not recharged, but fully replaced). Sorry for rambling. The Lord really blessed us with finding this van. We didn't think we would be able to purchase a vehicle anytime soon. When we were visiting our in-laws on Saturday i looked in the local paper and saw an ad for this van. We (almost immediately) went over to have a look at it. After we took it for a drive (and after talking to a couple of "mechanic" friends) we knew it is what we wanted. We have been researching for a few months. It turns out that this lady is the Grandmother to a guy that my Hubby played baseball with. We and the owner felt it was God that led us to this vehicle. I won't go into every little detail. I just wanted to emphasize that GOD IS GOOD!!!!! Anyway, without further ado here are a couple of pictures of our "new" van.

We have decided to sell our car instead of the van. Even though the van has 50,000 more miles it still runs really good. We use it like a truck in a lot of ways. But I figured I would show a picture of the car we are going to sell in case any of you all would be interested. It is a 1994 Buick LeSabre and it only has 128,000 on it.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Magic Yarn Ball

Okay...most of you are probably wondering what in the world a magic yarn ball is. Well the simplest explanation is that you take an item and wrap yarn around it....then you add another item to the ball and wrap yarn around it...and so on. Well, my friend from the Lullabies and Lace forum sent me this huge box! You can see how it is with Big T sitting by it.
She sent 5 balls total; one for each of the children and 2 for me! Here is a picture of Big T and Sweet E with their balls.
This next picture is of Big T's ball half way done in the "unwinding" process. You can also tell in this picture that I already unwound Sweet E's ball.
Here is a picture of what the two of them received. It took me 2 hours to unwind just their two balls!!!! It was craziness. Sweet E received a lovely pink bear and H*llo K*tty bandages and Big T received supplies to make awesome suncatchers.

These next two pictures are of Little E before I unwound the ball and after with his books. He absolutely loves those books! Everytime I show them to him and turn the page he gets all excited, kicks his legs and smiles.

This next picture is after I unwound this first ball. It was wound in my favorite color of size 3 thread. I ended up with two balls of the thread, H*rshey's Kisses, and chocolate coins.
Okay...these last three pictures all pertain to the same ball. After finally being done with unwinding I had 6 balls of yarn! 2 appeared to be a lilac color of Simply Soft and 2 were peaches and cream or equivalent. Now I need to make more dishcloths. ;) Inside this gigantic ball (should have taken a before picture) were all of these items: a large tote, doily patterns (love it!), container of buttons, two packages of purple trims, 4 spools of ribbon, 3 coasters, 5 craft teddy bears, more chocolate coins, white roses (for crafts and such), a wood box that looks like a book, straight pins with flower heads, and a purple lizard that was smack dab in the middle of my ball! He was so cute that Big T and Sweet E keep trying to "lizard-nap him."

I think this whole unwinding process took me about 5 hours or so to complete! Thank you so much Angeleyes for the awesome package!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Kelli started up a thing called Show and Tell Friday. Last week I showed a picture of some painting my hubby and I did. This week I am going to share a couple of photos of Big T and dogs. The first one is of Big T when he was about 8 or 9 months old and our dog Shad. (Shad is only a few months old in this picture). The second pic is one of my favorites. It is of Big T when he was just shy of being 2 and my Mom's dog, Daisy. I love how bright the grass is. I have been meaning to make an 8x10 out of it to hang on the wall. This is a great reminder for me to do that. ;)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Little E

Oh my! I just wanna hug, squeeze, and kiss this little guy all day. I think he is just so adorable that I wanted to share some videos with you. The first one is of him laughing, the second of him being an acrobat (balancing on his Papa's hand), and the last one is of him and me having a conversation. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Digital Photo Frame Contest

Check out this contest here for a free digital photo frame. These things are worth almost $300!!!! It wouldn't hurt to check it would it. ;)

**Update*** Contest is now over.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Asking for Prayer

Today I am writing this "request" for prayer for Big T. This morning during breakfast he vomited on the floor. We weren't sure if he was sick with something or his gag reflex kicked in from not wanting to eat. Anyway...I ran a couple more errands and while I was gone he vomited two more times. Well...during the course of the day he has thrown up 10 times and we were unsuccessful in getting him to keep any fluids down. Out of desperation we called the doctor (that was on call). It's frustrating because he isn't showing any other fever, diarrhea, or anything. He acts like his normal self until he feels like he needs to throw up. Anyway the doctor prescribed a suppository for him to try and keep the nausea down so we could get him something to drink. Well, we weren't sure about giving him this, but decided to try it out of desperation. (It was that or take him to the hospital for an IV treatment. ) So, it has been 3 hours since we gave him the suppository and he hasn't vomited even one time! But now we need to get fluids in him. He has only been able to get a couple of ounces down at the most. So please pray that we can get more fluids in him to prevent a trip to the ER this weekend.
***UPDATE**** We gave him a total of two doses of the suppository and he hasn't thrown up since the first dose. Praise the Lord! This morning he shared a Gatorade (yes...they had separate cups) and he had a few crackers. It's encouraging when he tells us he is hungry or thirsty. I am so happy that we did not have to go to the ER. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. It is greatly appreciated.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Kelli has started this wonderful thing on her blog and I thought it would be a lot of fun to join in! So here goes...these pictures are my Show and Tell. The first picture is of a painting that my Hubby and I did at the church we used to attend. This covers an entire wall in the youth room. It was a lot of fun to do and I am pretty proud since it's the first thing like this we had ever done. (It took me 4 hours just to paint the dark blue portion of the water!!!!!) We had a lot of fun spending time together and getting to put something "cool" on the youth room wall. (We had only been married a couple of months when we started it.) The second picture is of one of the scripture verses I painted on the youth room wall. I think I painted 5 or 6 in total around the room. The third picture is of a painting my Hubby and a friend did in the same youth room when they were in High School. Not too bad for high school kids!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Couples Night

Crochet and Couples

I know it has been few and far posts I mean. Our couples night went really well I think. Everyone seemed to have a good time. When everyone came in they were "greeted" with candlelight and a lighted arch which lead the way to the tables. The tables were decorated beautifully, with the help from Mrs. M. =) There were 13 handmade for each couple to take home. As for those of you who were wondering....they are all PK doilies. (from this book) So without further are the pictures that some individuals have requested. ;) The first 13 pictures are of the doilies of course!

Here are a couple of pictures of the place settings.

Here is a picture of everyone seated at their places as we were getting started.
This picture is of the candlelight that greeted people.
This next picture is of three couples playing "Jeopardy" and the winning couple received a gift card to the Olive Garden.
And here are the wonderful helpers (so nice to have help cleaning up.)
Some of the women "catching up".

I thought I would end a picture of Hubby and I...I was debating on putting it up or not. you go.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tagged with Wikipedia MeMe

Okay....Miss Marci decided to tag here goes:

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in the month and day you were born. (For me...December 15th)

2...List three events that ocurred that day
1791- The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia legislature
1891- James Naismith introduces the first version of basketball, with thirteen rules, a peach basket nailed to either end of his school's gymnasium, and two teams of nine players.
1965 - The film The Sound of Music is released.

3...List two important birthdays.
37- Nero, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (d. 68)
1974 - Ellen_Simonetti, flight attendant, famously fired for blogging

4...List one death.
1966 - Walt Disney, American animator (b. 1901)
5...Tag five friends to do the same (if you want to, if not, ignore)
Skipped.....;) Aren't you lucky I didn't choose you?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Busy as a Bee"

Well, I am busy anyway. =) I am trying to tie up all the "loose ends" for our couple's night tomorrow. I just hope I don't forget anything. I have one more thing I need to purchase tonight for the food, but other than that...I think we have everything. Tomorrow Mrs. M and I will go to the church where we are having the dinner, and do the decorating. I still have all of my decorations from my wedding (Hard to believe we have been married for almost 5 years) and that is what we are going to be using. I can't wait. I love this type of stuff. ;)

Right now I am just waiting on my van to arrive so I can have it tomorrow. A Brother from the church picked the van up the other day to do some work for us. It will be nice to have 2 vehicles to drive again. I can live without it, but when I am put in charge of's nice if I have a way to get there. ;)

Last night some ladies from the church and I went out to dinner to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Troyer. It was so much fun. We would have loved to have stayed out longer, but....there were two men (my hubby and another Sister's hubby) watching 8 young children. We wanted to make sure that the house was still standing. I must say..I was very impressed. They got all 8 children fed (themselves too!) and it turned out to be a wonderful evening for all. to do some more work. Hope you all have a blessed day. May your walk with the Lord continue to grow in Leaps and Bounds!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Picture= A Thousand Words

I just thought I would just post pictures and let them speak for themselves. =)