Saturday, August 30, 2008

A quick update

Wow, time really gets away from me lately. School has started and things are super busy. We have managed to get back on to a fairly normal routine that starts bright and early at 5:30. We are still trying to hit the Y several nights a week, so our evenings are pretty packed too.

I am loving my new group of kids. I am working 2nd grade again this year. They seem so small. I am working with a teacher that I have worked with before. We have a great working relationship and know pretty much how each other operates. Everything run very smoth! I have continued on my quest to get healthier. I haven't really lost any more weight, but I continue to workout 6 days a week. I have been doing the glider for 30 minutes a night, plus kickboxing on Mondays. This week I am going to alternate kickboxing and the glider every other night. I am eating lots of fruit, veggie, and low fat foods. It is easier for me to stick to than the low carb was. I think I was about burned out on low carb eating.

Connor loves his new school. He really likes his teacher. She has worked very hard to make his disablity a none issue. If you don't know Connor has CAPD, central auditory processing disorder. He doesn't process information correctly when he hears it. So, his teacher has adapted by writing all assignments on the board, and he writes them in a planner so he can look back an know for sure he is on the right track. It has made 4th grade super, so far. He even was chosen to do the announcements at school last week.

Hunter is working very hard to read. He has read 6 books since school started back and is working hard to read longer words. He is doing really well. He is loving math the best though. He has homework EVERY night including Fridays! That is my only complaint. I think they need a break on the weekends, but that is his teachers call.

Ari is continuing to do well. Her hypoglycemia has been a little bit of a problem for her since school started. She is having trouble eating enough during the day. We have spoken with her teachers, counselors and the school nurse and things seem to be leveling out. She is eating a small snack in every other class. It seems to be helping and she didn't go low at all Friday. She ran a race today and she did well in it too. Her blood sugar issues have caused her some small set backs with her running, but she is figuring out just how much protein she needs to eat to get through a race. She has also started taking a couple of mineral supplements that are helping.

Brittni is loving college. It is a little harder to keep up with class work because they are every other day, but I think she has finally gotten her schedule down. She is working two jobs still, but she is able to keep up with her work. Some idiot, sorry, stole her new bike from under our carport last week. She thought it would be safer her until she could get a bike lock. She and Justin finally found one at Tractor Supply and they ran by her to pick up her bike and it was gone. We filed a police report and they have called her to look at a couple of bikes, but they weren't hers. Justin picked up her old bike and fixed it up for her until we can get her another new one. Courtney special ordered the one that was stolen and is going to speical order her another soon.

Well, that turned in to quite a long post. Sorry I haven't kept up lately. I am going to try and do better.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's official, she has moved out!

We got Brittni moved into her new dorm room on Saturday. It only took us one trip up the stairs because we had so much help. Our church, FBC, and Emmanuel Baptist had volunteers up their helping the kids move in. They knew us and as soon as we had the key, they grabbed her stuff and took it up for us. We were one of the lucky ones as we only had to go up 4 stairs. She is on the second floor and it has a door in the back of the building!!! Thanks FBC and EBC for your help! What an amazing ministry.

Brittni is happily settled into her room, but I think she might be a little lonely. The kids moved in, but they don't start school until Wednesday. They haven't had too much for the kids to do because it has been rainy. She won't have a dorm meeting until tomorrow night so she is really not even sure of the rules. The cafeteria just opened today, so she has been eating in her room or coming home to eat. I can't figure out why we pay for a meal plan that they can't use until today?

If you want her address send me an email. For safety reasons, I am not posting it here.

Prayer for my Brother in Law

Me with my pain in butt brother in law. I love him can't you tell!

My brother in law, David is having "some heart" issues. I was hoping to know more before I posted, but it seems his doctors are taking the hurry up and wait for our answer response.

He has been in the hospital since late Saturday night suffering from antricular vibralation--I hope I got that right. He has had some tests and they have switched his medications. I spoke to my sister a few minutes ago and she said the medicine kicked in this morning and David could really tell a difference in how he felt. They are hoping he can go home tonight or tomorrow. They didn't have the results of the testing, but the medication was working and I think they are both anxious to have him home.

I will try to post when I know more. Please pray for him, my sister and their children.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just what I needed to hear....

This is from David Jeremiah book "A Bend In The Road" Experiencing God When Your World Caves In.

Sometimes we come to life's crossroads
And we view what we think is the end.
But God has a much wider vision
And He knows that it's only a bend---
The road will go on and get smoother
And after we've stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
Let go and let God share your load
And have faith in a brighter tomorrow,
You've just come to a bend in the road.

Enough said.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Birthday Card

I made this card for a friends birthday. It is made with an Inkidinkadoo stamp set, ribbon from Wal-mart, skittles from an online store, Stampin Up designer paper and some card stock I had laying around. I used Apricot Appeal and Real Red. I also did some paper piercing in the bottom corner. The outside says "Age is only a number", the inside says "mine is unlisted" I thought it was cute.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Our family is growing, again!

Gotcha with that one didn't I? It is not a new person that has come to live with us, but a dove and her eggs.

Watching to see that I don't get to close.

Her nest. She rarely leaves it except for a little while in the evenings. She sits all day in the heat without going anywhere even for a drink.


In March, Courtney and I finally splurged and bought new furniture. We were so excited. Last night I sat down on my sofa and realized that it had been broken. Don't know how, don't know when. All I know is the middle seat on my sofa sinks to the bottom and makes a horrible squeaking sound--like broken wood rubbing against each other. Funny thing is, hardly anyone sits on that seat. The couch has recliners in both ends so we rarely just use it as a sofa. Anyway, it was too late to do anything last night and honestly we didn't think there was anything to do.

This morning I called Factory Direct in OKC where we bought our furniture. I explained the situation and guess what? They are bringing me a new sofa Friday! Can you believe that? I was shocked. Courtney says he will believe it when he says the new one in our living room, but I tend to think they will come through. They are owned by Mathis Brothers Furniture and I know they have a reputation to uphold.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my bad turned good news.