Sunday, March 29, 2009


Meredith: doing great

Jeffrey: still struggling

Mommy: at the end of her emotional limit

Oh, and Happy 4th Birthday, Jeffrey. Hopefully you will at least try to eat some of your ice cream cake.

Spring 2008

Friday, March 27, 2009


Meredith and Jeffrey really seem to be struggling to drink. They just don't want to. We have popsicles often, but I'd really like to see them drinking more. They are also still looking for their pain meds right at four hours, so I know they are still in a fair amount of pain. Please pray that they would be thirsty, that they would drink some of their fluids, and that Jeffrey would be okay with being quiet!!! The boy still talks non-stop! (Think Elijah, Carrie!) He needs to rest his voice and he doesn't seem to "get it".

On a side note, please pray for me and my motivation. When I spend this many days in my house I tend to want to just sit and play on the computer or watch tv. No place to go, no one coming over...the laundry sits, who cares that the beds are unmade or toys all over the living room, and since two people aren't really eating I don't really have to cook, do I? See what I mean - need to keep up my motivation.

And pray that I remember to come back and update you - lol. If you don't hear from me in three days - send out a search party!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recap in pictures

Recap of the past few case it is a while until you hear from me again. The Empire State Building, complete with lights (for school project).Jeffrey - before
Medicine didn't seem to make him too sleepy
Meredith - before
took a nap while we waited

Jeffrey - after
Had 3 glasses of apple juice, apple sauce, 5 popsicles & 2 puddings
(and one of Daddy's onion rings)
Meredith - after
2 glasses of apple juice, 1 popsicle & 1 pudding
Daddy - after
2 popsicles & 1 pudding
Kids did well their first day at home. Seem to anticipate when it is time for more pain meds - even in the middle of the night. We had popsicles at 2 am last night. All-in-all everyone is doing great. Thank you for all of your prayers. Oh, and the whining is still there, and apparently they both still want to talk...a lot!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Good-bye Tonsils

Tomorrow we say good-bye to Meredith and Jeffrey's tonsils. I have to admit, I'm hoping for complete transformation.

I am expecting that Meredith's tonsils contain her ability to whine and that she will stay dry through the night when she is recovered. Oh and not sleep at hard and snore and still need a nap after 12 hours of sleep.

I am expecting that Jeffrey's tonsils contain his ability to whine and that he will be quieter and his speech clearer when he is recovered. Oh and sleep through the night without waking up and coming into my room five times a night.

Am I expecting too much???

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Today I unpacked the vat o' Q-tips that I bought at Coscto last week only to discover that I had 3/4 of a vat in the cupboard. Oh well, we'll have clean ears for a while and now for punishment, I can have the kids clean the air vents with a Q-tip. mwahahaha!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time Keeps Ticking Away

I figured I had better come and say hello before a whole month had gone by.

At any given moment, there are things running through my head that I would like to put down here. And I think, oh, let me put this one load of laundry in and then I'll write about that. Or let me just run this back to the girls room and then come write about that. You get the idea. But somehow I don't remember to come back. Sadly I find myself doing that with the kids sometimes too. "Let me finish this and then I will read a book to you."

So for today, here are my random thoughts...

  • My ice-maker has stopped working. No idea why, just stopped. So now I am trying to remember to buy ice when I am at the store. We seem to go through about five-six bags a week. Of course much of that is my ice chewing addiction and the fact that I have a little water with my cup of ice.

  • I have "worked-out" three days a week for the last two-and-a-half months. Each month I buy myself something as a reward. January I bought two cute sports bras. (although I really don't know why, packing tape would have done the same trick - nursing six children didn't leave much to "support") February I bought new sneakers - yes, that's what I call them! I think at the end of March I will buy some pants - I have been working out in my PJs. It's a good thing I work out at home, where only the babies see me. And they don't care what I look like as long as I feed them and put on the computer for them.

  • I applied for and received the positions of Council Coordinator for MOPS International for Eastern Montana. As Council Coordinator I am the first line of communication with local MOPS groups to MOPS International. I am also responsible for training. But really one of the best parts is that now I have to go to Convention in the Fall. I know that is really shallow. I promise I have better reasons. But at 2 in the afternoon with a three year old that doesn't get the concept of quiet time, its the best reason I have!

  • Tuesday, Mike and I celebrated our 15th Anniversary of the day Mike asked me to marry him. We feel old! Just as in past years, I made Mike Tamale Pie. It is this recipe that he says his mother used to make and he loved. However, his mom doesn't remember making it - although I have the recipe in her handwriting, so somewhere along the line I guess she did. Mike and the kids love it, but I think it is nasty (sorry, Mom). However, I make it to commemorate Mike leaving his family and "cleaving" to me. And by some strange coincidence every March 10th, I have someplace to be and don't have to eat Tamale Pie. This Tuesday was no exception. I had Bible Study, so I got a plain cheeseburger and sweet tea at McD's - it was $2 happiness. Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!

  • The Bible study that I am doing right now is Beth Moore's Daniel. This is an awesome study! It is almost like a college course it is so intense. We are studying end times stuff right now and it makes my head spin, but in a good way. Most of the ladies in my group are newer Christians and if I had known that this would be this intense, I probably wouldn't have chosen it, but I am so glad we did! And the ladies are so excited about it. I think if we had done something less, they would have felt like they were wasting their time. It is very cool to watch!

  • I really want to get rid of the wallpaper off the walls of my kitchen and paint them and make it all look pretty. But that means making a mess of my kitchen first. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Also, it's not as much fun renovating by yourself.

So there you have some of my crazy thoughts. As Kate, from Jon&Kate says, "Today I very well may loose my mind, but I'll warn you when that is going to happen." That's how I feel sometimes. Instead I hope that when time ends, I have accomplished everything God wanted me to do...