Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I have also tackled the kitchen cupboards. I threw away 2- 55 gallon trash bags of JUNK! Jaima and I cleaned the living room and dining room together. Today we are resting. Tomorrow is the master bedroom. It is a mess! I have been thinking about STUFF. We all have too much and it has taken over our lives. We hang onto STUFF because we feel like we have to. "This was so-and-so's", "I spent a lot of money on this", "This might be worth something some day". After seeing all of the STUFF people have piled on the curbs after the flood I came to this conclusion: If your STUFF hasn't seen the light of day in over a year, if it's stuck in the basement, you've never used it, you're just hanging on to it and not enjoying it - THEN GET RID OF IT! Life is so much clearer, easier and less stressful without STUFF. Bless someone else with it. Throw away the junk. You will be able to breathe when you come home and not worry about how you will ever be able to clean up the clutter!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Jaima and Daddy went to Norby's this morning to get a halter for her calf "Cherry Dumpling". He's a dairy steer - I will take pictures this afternoon. He's about the size of a dog right now. She is bottle feeding him. She wants to show him in the Open Show at the fair. We told her she had to start out with a little one because she was trying to pick one of the show steers that she would show!
This link is to a slideshow Cody's aunt in Waterloo put together. There are also pictures of the evacuation - never thought I would see a traffic jam in my hometown!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
John, Cody and Khyle are also on their way to Waverly to help Winers move things up from their basement. John and Cody already went to Plainfield to help fill sandbags.
It is so scary - fields are flooding - we pray for those who are feeling scared and hopeless - we pray for help to come and people to reach out to those in need.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
It is raining again tonight and we are under a tornado watch - better get off the computer - lightening!
Tomorrow is Youth Sunday at church. The youth helped me plan and write the whole service - we'll see how that goes!
Friday, June 6, 2008
We were up for most of the night anyways - lots of storm warnings - I took the kids to the basement - the wind was terrible. The funny thing is all I could think about what how the big bad wolf couldn't blow the brick house down! Thank you for our brick house!!!!
It is still very windy - our new John Deere grill cover got blown off the grill and our John Deere adirondack chairs got blown over - FUNNY
Off to town I go - I hope Jaiden wakes up her Daddy while I am gone...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Right now Jaiden is taking a long nap. She went to school with me this morning to see Jaima and Cael. I read some books to the class, then we went outside for recess. Jaiden was tired and fell asleep in the car on the way home! She has not been wanting to nap lately so I am grateful for the little break!
We lowered her crib mattress, but this morning she pulled herself up again! I was surprised.
Today is Cody's last day of sophomore year. I am praying for him because he has his Algebra 2 final and I know he was studying so hard. Jaima's last day is tomorrow and then the fun begins!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday is the last day of school! Yeah! I am so lonely for my children - does that make sense? I am just so excited about having them home all summer! We have so much planned. Cody starts drivers ed on Friday - that means having him to school by 6am everyday weekday in June! Any volunteers to drive him in? I figure it will be good for me. Maybe I can walk a few laps at the high school track? Not without my coffee first!
I almost forgot! John bought me a ring for our anniversary! Last Friday night we got food from Joe's and when I opened mine up there was a ring box - I love those white boxes from Tenenbaum's - it is a diamond anniversary band! I think I got it because he got a new skid loader! HAHA
- We had to lower the crib mattress because she can pull herself up!
- She is crawling all over now. I am finding new things I have to "Jaiden-proof" everyday!
- Says "Baba" for food!
- Has four teeth with more coming in on the sides!
- Yells a lot!
- Loves to play with her brother and sister!
- Can play peek-a-boo!