Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Soccer and Preparation

Preparation......that is a word at the top of our family's vocabulary right now. We are busy cleaning, decluttering, reorganizing, etc to get ready for blessing #4's arrival. I can't believe my due date is exactly 3 weeks from today. I have a long way to go on our to do list, but I pray that we can get the majority of it done in time.

On Monday we were able to have soccer practice (the Saturday games were cancelled due to rain. the children were so sad) But...practice was freezing! It's hard enough when it's cold and windy, but when it's cloudy on top of that....it seems even colder. I did capture a few pictures of practice on Monday. Coach and the thick skinned Little Cobras. :-)

Not real sure what little Miss S was doing, but she was having fun. :-)

Little E kept warm by playing on the swings/slide, joining the Little Cobras scrimmage, and walking in between Big T and Sweet E's practices. Wish I could have felt warmer. I just pray the rain holds off for Saturday and that we at least have a little sunshine. :-)

Big T is in all blue.....I am happy I actually captured a picture of him AND the ball in the same shot. I usually take the picture too late. :-(


Procrastination.....that is the other word on my vocab list right now and it needs to be crossed off! So I better get off of the computer and get to work. Need to do work on the MB and get the bassinet put together in preparation for the baby. I pray that you all are having a great week. And to my Sissy.....HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT FIRST DAY at your NEW JOB! (((HUGS)))

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Camera Fun...

Still have a lot to learn on settings and such, but just wanted to share some more pics. :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Camera!

I can't even tell you how excited I am to have a new camera. Problem is......I need a lot of practice with it. This is what we have. It's a Nik*n s630.


It's a point and shoot, but a more complicated point and shoot than our last one. This has many, many more features. Many of the photos I have taken have turned out blurry, but once I play around with it...change the settings, the flash, etc then it turns out okay. So it's a more complicated point and shoot than what I am used too, but I am just excited to have a good camera to capture soccer pictures and pictures of our new blessing due in about 3 1/2 weeks. So ....bear with me...here are a bunch of random photos I took yesterday. Like I said I still need a ton of practice, but I am getting there. :-) ( should add that I love the macro setting...our old camera couldn't take any pictures up close...they were all way too blurry and this has a 7 x zoom)




I should say that.....No, the dark haired little boy is not my child. That is precious little Jacob. He decided he would rather sleep than visit. (But that is perfectly okay...he had a long day) The last picture is of Sweet E and her drawing....She said it was me and she wanted to get a picture taken of her creation. How can a Mama resist? So prepare yourselves...as I learn to use this camera you will see lots more photos hopefully. :-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Chloe Update

I just wanted to give a quick update for everyone about sweet little Chloe. Anna, her Mama, thinks she had another seizure last night (but she said it was different from the others). So she isn't exactly sure what was going on. And besides that the poor sweetheart was waking up every 20-30 minutes with night terrors. Please continue to keep this family in your prayers and that the doctor's can figure out what is going on with this little angel.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Resting in the Lord

I don't usually post about things like this, but I just wanted to share that I am struggling today. Many things are going on and it just came to a "head" today. Right now I am just seeking the Lord and resting in his presence. I pray you all are having a great week and may the Lord bless you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Please Pray With Me

I am asking that everyone please keep this precious child of God in their prayers.


As some of you may remember Chloe and her Mama, Anna, came to visit us about this time last year. Their first night here little Chloe had her first seizure. Let me just say I never thought, in a million years, that I would find a police office coming up the stairs in my home and an ambulance outside.....ever. I know it was more than frightening for Anna as well as her husband was deployed at the time. It was a struggle just to get a hold of him.

Well...fast forward a year....Anna's husband is deployed once again and in the past couple of weeks Chloe has had 2 more seizures. The second one was just this morning. I know Anna is waiting to hear back from the neurologist on what steps to take now that this second one has occurred so close to the previous one. So please....please...keep little Chloe (She is about 1 week older than Sweet E) and especially her Mama, Anna, in your prayers. I know it is hard having their Papa away during this time and I am sure he would much rather be back home as well. We love you Chloe and Anna and we are praying for you!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SOCCER!!!!


The first Upward Soccer game was this Saturday. For this being very new to our family, and many others, I think it went very well. But, I am very happy that Big T and Sweet E play at different times this coming Saturday. Going between 2 different fields really takes it out of you (especially when they are on the opposite ends of one another). So I just wanted to share a few pictures from game day. I hope you enjoy. :-)


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Right at the 6 week mark!

I can't believe that after today....The baby will be due in less than 6 weeks! Ack! I have so much stuff to get done. Praise the Lord I have a wonderful Hubby to help out with everything. :-) One of the first things I tackled was our games. Here is a picture of some games I have on top of china cabinet. I would guess that it was about 3/4 of the games and puzzles that we own. So it went from this.....


To this......


You can see in the blue crate in the middle the boards for the board games. Each one has been labeled for easy access. Then all of the games pieces and instructions were placed into a plastic bag and then labeled. This even includes a lot of games that we had stored in another location. So...one thing can be crossed off of my list, but many more to go. *Sigh* Oh well.

Soccer practice was canceled on Monday due to rain. Boy...did it rain! And our family found it out the hard way. We were on mile marker 3 on the trail when it started to rain. Which meant...the 3 miles back to the start of the trail and then about 2 more miles home. Everyone was soaked except for Little E. He was in the trailer with the rain shield on. Big T and Sweet E were so dirty from riding on the trail-a-bike behind beloved and I. They had water/dirt flipped up in their faces. I felt so bad, but there was nothing to be done. Anyway, there is a quick update and now I need to update our HS blog. The new video is pretty funny. Sweet E is a character. :-)


**Oh, I forgot to add one more picture. I took this on Sunday.


You can see the one I took last year on the bottom of this page (just scroll all the way down.)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bread, Soccer and the Camera

Well, I figured I better post a few pictures while I still could. It takes me about 4 minutes or so of constant trying to get my camera to turn on and take pictures (I am not kidding). I would be surprised if it lasts another week or so. I am praying that it will hold out for a long while yet. But I guess I will have to wait and see. Anyway, the other day I made a wonderful gluten free bread recipe. I have been trying to get it to rise higher and this time it did. I was so excited it looked all beautiful coming out of the oven...see?


But after setting out for just a couple of minutes it started to deflate. :-( I was so sad. I don't know...should I have baked it longer? It did look really good, but it just didn't stay. Oh well...Beloved and the children still enjoyed it but I won't be happy until it "stays!" LOL :-)


This past Saturday was picture day for Upward Soccer. It was so cute to see all the children in their uniforms and our family lucked out big time. Big T's pictures were at 9:45 am and Sweet E's were at 10:00 am. Right after one another. I thought we would at least have to wait for a half an hour, but they were scheduled back to back. I wanted to try and get a picture of Sweet E and Big T together in their uniforms at home, but Sweet E had another idea. She wanted nothing to do with it. This is the best I got. (I should add that Big T is the one that suggested posing like this)


Then she was gone.....

But her spot was quickly taken. :-)


What do you think? Future upward soccer player? :-)


Then this past Sunday the family got together to celebrate our niece's 17th birthday. I still can't believe she is a senior and will be graduating this year. I still remember her as the "very proper" young lady at our wedding. I made her a shirt with a reverse applique '10 on it. She seemed to like it.


So now I am off to update our school blog...busy week. We had soccer practice Monday night, I pick up the coop order tomorrow, midwife appointment Friday, meeting Saturday night, and during the day on Saturday we have a PNB family "function" at a campgrounds near where Beloved works. So...I pray you all are having a blessed week.