Saturday, February 9, 2008


Just wanted to let everyone know that I talked to the doc yesterday. They want to redo the ultrasound in KC because the results were inconclusive. That's all I know right now and we will go back Feb. 22nd and get another ultrasound. Just please pray that this one goes better!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My future decided

God heard my prayers last night. I was having a pretty rough day yesterday, but today is a new one! I got in the car with my 2 little angels and wondered what the day would bring me. I asked Claire what she would like to listen to on the way to school. Without missing a beat she yelled "CHURCH MUSIC!" She has said that a few times over the last few days but this morning she said it with passion! I was relieved that she didn't say her princess CD! No offense Aunt Debbie because Claire absolutely LOVES that CD with her name in it.....but after the 532nd time of hearing how to get dressed for a tea party I think I am more than prepared for tea with the queen of England! So anyway, I put on the Hillsong CD and turned it to one of my favorites "Future Decided" and we cranked it up. As I looked in the backseat, both babies were just clapping away with the biggest smiles on their faces. It doesn't get any better than that! That's the way to start a day. God is with me, I know for a fact. He will never give me anything I can't handle, I know that too. Today is not a wobbly day, and I don't plan to have anymore of those any time soon! I will just stick to His plan, it's probably way better than mine anyway!

Monday, February 4, 2008


Furst off, spel chek isnt wurking so bare wiht me. ;-)

Claire had her ultrasound today and everything went fine. We don't know anything yet but will hopefully hear from Dr. Turpin's office tomorrow. Here is how our morning went!

I gave Claire a cup of milk first thing in the morning. We got ready and headed out to take Coco to Nanny and Papa's house. I stopped and got us all drinks from Sonic. I got Claire a 32 oz. Cherry Limeade (not a normal thing!) so that she would have a full bladder for the ultrasound. By the time we dropped Cohen off and got into the waiting room at St. John's.....IT WAS GONE! And of course, she never asked to go potty! This child is unbelievable! The receptionists and nurses were awesome. Claire got a special coloring book and crayons so we could color in the girl who was getting an ultrasound and talk a little bit about it. We got in and she started to get a little freaked out. When the tech actually came in and started she started crying. We quickly turned the conversation to other things and she soon forgot what he was even doing. He did say that he had NEVER seen a 3 year old's bladder so full. He asked her if she needed to go potty and she said, "Nope." He couldn't believe it! He did want her to go so that he could get a few pictures without her "mega-bladder" in the way! She was then loaded down with stickers and compliments from the receptionists and we were on our way. We decided to make the most of a girls morning out and went for a little pampering! We stopped in at Cookie Cutters and got her hair cut. What is crazy it that her hair still goes to the middle of her back and we cut off 2&1/2 inches! It looks beautiful and so healthy. Then we picked up lunch for Nanny, Cohen, Steph, Drew and Levi and headed back to Nanny and Papa's house. The kids played outside and enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL 76 degree weather!

This time in my life has been a real challenge. There are things happening that I just don't understand. There are days when I just have to really work on myself. Some days my faith can get a little "wobbly" (that's a technical term). I have a second cousin who lives in Washington. I just learned that her little boy (Caleb) who is 4 months old passed away in his sleep. My heart knows that he is with the Lord and that he is in a much better place than we are. But my brain can't understand. I don't know how you survive that. I just feel like I can't pray enough for Michelle. The baby's father is in Iraq but had just been home for Christmas. My heart aches for her and every parent in the world who has been dealt this devastating blow. It makes me sick to my stomach and I'm really struggling with this one.

So tonight, I will thank God for every second that I have with my children. I will do my very best to remember that each second is a gift that I have been blessed with, not a luxury I am entitled to. I still can't believe that God has entrusted me with these perfect little beings and has faith in me that I will raise them up to serve Him. It's a little overwhelming, but I like a challenge.

On a lighter note. I just remembered as I was typing that last sentence something that Claire said today that filled me with joy. As we were walking out of the hospital I said, "Oh Claire what a beautiful day!" She said, "That's because God made it!" I have so much to learn from my 3 year old!