Monday, January 31, 2011

Boxed & Ready

We have had so many moving days it's difficult to know which one this is.  However, I'm happy to say that after doing a little light cleaning tomorrow I will be done with the townhouse that stored Aunt Delma's household goods for three months.  Talk about some expensive storage!

I just want to again thank some dear friends who stepped in to help us; Nickie, Chad and Tim faced the cold and ice for two hours.  Love you guys!

Tomorrow I will take some pictures of the cleaned location.

A quick update on Aunt Delma: upon arrival to her new home she was grumpy and sure that MRE was the junkiest place she'd ever lived.  I am happy to let you know, however, that my inside sources tell me that she has been active and enjoying her stay.  I know all these changes have been very difficult on Aunt Delma.  I thank God for his direction and wisdom.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Little of This A Little of That

 Emma and I raced up the hospital to meet our new little cousin before the big snow storm hit yesterday.  The room was full so we stayed just long enough of Emma to hold Levi for a couple minutes.  I hope everyone else in there got the hint that it was time to go home.  We'll see Kelly, Ryan and Levi soon.  Thank you God for the blessing of a healthy baby and loving parents. 
Olivia and Madison have spent many hours on the soccer field or basketball court sidelines as their big sisters play sports.  Keeping them entertained some days are easier than others, thank goodness for the Nintendo DS and cell phones with games.
Reagan had a good game today until she had a battle with the floor.  My tough girl crashed in the first half and didn't make it back into the game.  Tonight the Heat outscored their opponent by 20 some points.  Great job girls!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Moving Day Part 3 or 4

I really can't recall off the top of my head how many times I have moved Aunt Delma since November 2010.
1. from Kansas to Omaha
2. to the hospital
3. to the better hospital
4. to the rehab facility
5. to the skilled care facility while we were waiting for assisted living to open up
6. and today we are moving stuff from her town home to the assisted living. 
7. later this week we will move her and her belongings from skilled care to asst. living.
8. the rest of her belonging from the town home will be moved before January 30th into storage.

Along the way we have had so much help, I can't even begin to thank everyone.  Today we have inlisted a foreign exchange student who lives with my inlaws.  Nothing says living in Nebraska like moving a total strangers belongings when it is 5-15 degrees outside.  Just think of all the stories Charlie will have when he goes back to Korea. 

Chris is back with the truck so I need to head over to the town house.  Please keep our family in your prayers for safety in moving and that Chris and I don't get irritated with one another.  :)

I have a new baby cousin, born yesterday at 6:15pm weighing in at 8lbs 12oz.  That's a big baby for my skinny little cousin's first baby.  All is well with baby and mommy and I think grandma even survived the day in the waiting room.  I can't wait to start putting pictures in the scrapbook I made for him.  Thank you God for the safe delievery of little (or big) Levi.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's So Hard

Why is it so difficult to eat right? Seems like the harder I try, the more I want a donut. The more I try to work out, the busier my day gets, therefore making it difficult to exercise. Unconsciously, I am sabotaging myself. So, I have one hour until I have to face all the other crazy carpoolers in the school parking lots…3 of them. That’s just enough time to get in a quick workout while I watch the DVD for tonight’s bible study.

Have a great day. However, if today isn’t a great one or even a good one, try to find one blessing hidden in the garbage of stressful living.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Beth Moore Scripture Challenge

Good morning! I'm a little slow this morning as I have been up too late the last few nights with some of my scrapbooking buddies. What a joy it is to spend time with friends.

I have a desire to know God more and the only way I can know Him better is to spend time with Him and read His love letter to all of mankind. (the bible). January 1st I began a 12 month journey with Beth Moore to learn 24 scriptures. This is very doable and yet will not be easy. Even though the first entry has come and gone, you can still join in. Click here Beth Moore's blog

Verse 1:
Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and grant me a willing spirit.  Psalms 51:12

Verse 2:
If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9

I have to admit that this verse is very familiar to me but I can't ever remember the exact wording or where to find it. I call this the salvation verse. When leading someone to Christ, this is all they need to know...see why it's important that I know what it says and where to find it?

Verses that were posted on January 1st numbered greater than 8000. I'm praying for all the gals joining in that they will be blessed by their new bible knowledge and that they will stick with the challenge. It's always easy to start new habits in January but difficult to carry through to December or even April sometimes.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Last year we had so much snow over Christmas vacation that we couldn't go back to school on time.  This year we have had almost nothing stick to the ground when it snows.  Now that Christmas vacation is over is snows and school is called off for tomorrow.  The weather forecast tells us 9-10 inches is coming our way.  I have food in the house and really no need to go outside.  So if we do get that much snow, I'm staying inside.

The girls are excited and honestly, so am I.  The thought of sleeping in tomorrow morning has me all giddy inside.

Have you ever thought about the possibility that maybe big snow days in the Midwest or sand storms in the desert are God's way of slowing everyone down?  I don't claim to know this as fact, it just came to me.  Even tho we have set aside a 24 hour period of time for our family to observe the sabbath I can get bogged down with the business of life the rest of the week.  Today was a busy day; early to church, dinner with the in-laws, indoor softball practice and a basketball game.  God is slowing me down.  Now if I can just keep my handsome hubby at home relaxing all day, I will have accomplished something pretty amazing.

Take some time to slow down.  It is a biblical principle that I forget to practice and sometimes need a snow day to keep in check. There's a prolonged coffee hour scheduled tomorrow morning with God and I will be in attendance.

Praying for each and everyone of you. 

Be a Blessing,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Praying for Our Community

Yesterday was a rough day in our school district.  A senseless tragedy happened at our local high school which resulted in the end of two individuals lives and another person injured not to over look the mulititudes of people this has affected emotionally.

Today during my morning prayer time I remember how thankful I am that my husband and children are safe and will spend another day here on earth with me.  That is my selfish part because I know if one of them were to pass they would instantly be sitting with Jesus.  I'm just not ready to let go of them.  :)

Healing will come, for some ever so slowly.  I ask you to pray for the families of all involved including the shooter's family.  I don't know what would have driven a bright young man to make such a tradgic decision but I do know his mom and dad are mourning his death and his actions today.

Let me take this moment to ask you, if today happens to be your last day on Earth do you know with complete certainity what your eternity will be?  There are only two options:  a life with God in Heaven or eternal damnation in Hell.  It's not a matter of being good enough.  All you need to do is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior.  Jesus is God's son who was sent from Heaven to live a fully human life but without sin.  He took on the sins of the world so that we could have a relationship with His father.  His death on the cross was punishment for my sins and your sins.  Then something happened that has not happened to ANY other religious figure in all of history, Jesus was resurrected, raised from the dead and now sits with His Father in Heaven. 
If you have questions about what I have written, please ask.  I am happy to talk to you. 

Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit.  Psalms 51:12 NIV