Friday, August 29, 2008


Logan swimming this summer in the backyard. He really loved for Alexia to play with him in the water. He didn't like this floaty too much. He preferred that Alexia carrying him around in the water. He loves to help Daddy pick veggies out of our garden. He is a little possessive with his veggies. He liked to carry them around. He wants to keep them all to himself.
Logan got a Fraux Hawk...don't know if that is how you spell it, but he sure is adorable..even with that binky. I know. He is too big for it...but what am I supposed to do? He loves it!
Having a little snack of whipped cream.
Just being plain silly!!
Aaahhhh what a blessing!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Little Bit of Everything

Just an update about my dad. My dad needs surgery on his arm after all. His arm hasn't changed at all and it has been over 4 months. The surgery is scheduled next Friday. The Doctor will scrape his bone and either put in a plate or a pin. Please pray for everything to go as planned and that his arm will finally start healing. Please also be in prayer that he will have a smooth recovery. He has still been in pain and it is affecting his sleep because it hurts and he can't get comfortable.

***I'm on the hunt for a new bible. I just want your comments on your favorites. There are so many too choose from. I've heard The Message is really good, but so are so many others. Just send me an email or leave a comment so I can know which one is your favorite. I am really excited. I have been wanting a new one for a while. The one I have now I've had for over 10 years. I have been looking on, but there are too many to choose from.

I am so proud of Alexia. She has been running at 7 in the morning and at 6 in the evening since Monday. Yesterday they ran from Brashear Lake to the high school twice. She said she got her first drops of sweat. She was so proud ;) I told her if she keeps up the hard work she will be a great runner and really conditioned. She has asthma so I get worried about her sometimes. She is working hard and not complaining one bit. Please pray for the kids' safety running in the heat and running on the streets.

Thanks for all your prayers.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Monday morning, August 4, 2008, Alexia started two a days for cross country. I had to have her at Brashear Lake at 7am. I’m thinking this is summer vacation. Who does two a days for cross country anyway? I drop her off and I start thinking I can relax in the quiet, read my bible and sip my diet dr. thunder. First, I start a load of laundry. I need to catch up on this dirty monster from being out of town this past weekend. On my way out of the laundry room I notice two yoga DVD’s. One of my sweet angels must have left them in there. Mind you, this was a Christmas present from me to Jose several years ago. He thought this was something he would like to start. Needless to say, they’ve never been watched. I’m thinking I’ve always wanted to try yoga. The kids are sleeping and I don’t want to get out of my normal routine. I’m a creature of habit. I’ll read later. I’ve heard about all the positive results of yoga and this DVD is Yoga-Conditioning for Weight Loss. Plus, I do want to lose 8-10 pounds. This will be a perfect time to start. Okay so I pop in the DVD, plop on the couch with diet dr. thunder in one hand and remote in the other, thinking this will be perfect if I can watch this and lose weight!! Ha ha
This is my warm up method. I have to warm up to the idea of doing these funny poses. Looks easy enough. I think I can inhale and exhale while sitting criss cross applesauce. I'll tell you, it is a lot harder than it looks! I thought I was going to hyperventilate doing the breathing exercises. I justify my panting by saying I’m just a Baby Yogini. I’ll catch on. I can do this! The instructor on the DVD is telling me to become one with mind and body while touching hands to earth. I can’t even touch below my knees. How am I going to touch the earth while keeping my legs straight? It’s impossible. I think they used special effects to make the instructor look like she is touching her forearms flat to the earth while keeping her legs completely straight. You know how good Hollywood is these days?

I moved on to the next segment that looks like something my dog does when he is taking care of business in the backyard. I’m still not feeling one with mind and body. My mind is drifting. I’m thinking maybe if I can get Ariel to push on my lower back my hands can touch the earth and I’ll get Alexia to pull my arms so I can do that walk the hand thing the instructor keeps mentioning. Now if I can just teach Logan to give me sips of my diet dr. thunder, I think I’ll have it made!

Maybe I can try again tomorrow morning after I drop off Alexia.

Nah, I think I’ll be better off reading my bible! I would probably pull a muscle anyway, right?