Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I was asked to blog about The Fresh Air Fund. They sent me a link and some info and I think it cant hurt to pass it along. It looks like a great idea and it helps many kids to have wonderful experiences that some of us take for granted. My sons spend time at their Grand moms farm every Sunday. Even at our home we have lots of acres for them to run and play. Unfortunately some kids aren't so lucky....some never get to hang on trees or feel grass in between their toes. So if anyone feels called to check out this cause go HERE. I'm sure there will be lots of kids that Thank you.
I am also doing my Days of Grace early today....I plan to spend the evening Computer free and focus on my family a little more. Here is what I found Grace in today....
-Getting the results of my EEG. I passed and am allowed to drive again (limited driving but STILL!!!)
-R is doing very well potty training. He even Pooped on the potty today!!!
-Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls. YUMMY! I got the recipe HERE.
-The heat is gone! Temps are closer to 60 today. Woo Hoo!
-And Blogs that make me think.....there were several I read lately that have helped me to put things into perspective. Thanks Bloggers!!
put laundry away,
take a nap
and make dinner.
Please say a quick prayer that I can handle all this. Ugh.
P.S I have a doctors appointment thursday and another one on monday and next thursday. Where things stand right now, if I get cleared next week to start Methotrexate then I should be starting it within the next 2 weeks. I think being off my meds for nearly 2 months have helped my reservations about taking the methotrexate. Im feeling so crappy I am willing to try just about anything now.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
On to my Grace list for today....
-This picture... (I needed this picture yesterday)
-Having to dump the potty several times today....it is still an uphill battle but I think I will win.
-Air Conditioning. How can you not find Grace in that when it is nearly 100 outside???
-As a tree gives fruit, healing words give life. Proverbs 15:4
-and one extra one just for Jaime......Book 2!!! I cant wait!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
We stopped to get ice cream tonight and when the boys were done they ran around blowing dandelion puffs and making wishes. On the way home Ray told me his wish.....He wished for more diapers. That boy cracks me up!
Today I over did it. So I am in alot of pain tonight. I just took a second percocet and am impatiently waiting for it to kick in. Want to know what I did today? I made breakfast, picked up the living room, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, washed the remaining dishes, played with the boys, went up and down the stairs too many times to empty the training potty, and made dinner. Ouch. Tonight I am boo-hooing because I should be able to do so much more. But I cant. And may never be able to....and that is making me very down tonight. I want to be healthy, I want to be normal. I want to take my boys for a bike ride or a walk. I want to vacuum my house. Sorry about the whining....but I needed to get it out.
Today I found Grace in...
-Winning Mimi's Giveaway
-A Happy Hubby
-Create in me a pure heart, God, and make my spirit right again. Psalm 51:10
Sunday, April 26, 2009
After lunch the boys played on the slip and slide. They had so much fun! And it was so stinking hot I wish I could run across the yard and slide too. WOW...thats a picture no one wants in their heads. (Check out the pic to see cows in the background along with a Nuclear Cooling tower....reminds you of the Simpsons, huh?)
Today I found Grace in...
-watching J and R learn some lessons in how to grow a garden.
-Finally getting home and showered after being so hot all day.
-Very tired little boys falling asleep quickly.
-Hubby making a yummy steak for dinner. I made freshing cut asparagus and baked beans. Sounds like a summertime meal, doesnt it?
-Knowing I have no place to be tomorrow until after dinner. Sounds like my kind of day.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
-Ants. In my kitchen. Big ones. Go away ants!!
-A stupid headache. Thankfully that went away but my body is hurting bad enough to make me miss having just a headache.
-Being woke up from my nap before I was rested. That makes you feel crappier than if I didnt take a nap.
ok, Im done whining....now on to my Real Grace list....
-Boys playing outside ALL DAY.
-Hubby not having to work today
-C spending the weekend home. (even if he is out with Sam tonight....thats ok, Sam....I will share him)
-Rebecca Jo finishing her mini-marathon. Yes Rebecca...I found Grace in you today. You Go Girl!
Friday, April 24, 2009
and hitting the ball...
and posing for daddy...
and little man R. Who was VERY excited to see his brother hit the ball and run to first base.
Speaking of R, I gave him two big glasses of iced tea this morning and he peed and peed and peed. He peed IN the potty 7 times and had one accident. He sat on the potty to try and pee at least another 8 times. I am starting to think going cold turkey off the diapers was the right way to go....and I have high hopes that maybe by June we will have us a fully potty trained 3 year old.
I mentioned before that I am reading the Grace for the Moment Daily Bible with Devotional writing by Max Lucado. Every thing he writes seems to speak to me....and some days even more than others. I want to share the message he wrote for April 23rd. It is an excerpt from his book "Come Thirsty". I hope you find grace in this....
Want to worry less? Then pray more.
Rather than look forward in fear, look upward in faith. This command surpirses no one. Regarding prayer, the Bible never blushes, Jesus taught people that "they should always pray and never lose hope" (Luke 18:1). Paul told believers, "Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God" (Colossians 4:2). James declared, "Anyone who is having trouble should pray" (James 5:13).
Rather than worry about everything, "pray about everything." Everything? Diaper changes and dates? Business meetings and broken bathtubs? Procrastinations and prognostications?
Pray about Everything.
(Come Thirsty by Max Lucado)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Seems that she thinks I'm Royalty! I just wish I could convince my family....maybe then I would get a little more respect, lol.
Here are the rules of my sparkly new award....
List 7 things that make you Awe-Summ and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers you love.
Make sure to tag your recipients and let them know they have won!
Also link back to the Queen that tagged you.
You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sideboard letting the whole world know.....
YOU are The Queen of Alll Things Awe-Summm!
My list of Awe-Summmm things about me:
-I am very good at finding lost items. Which is a very good thing since I live with all males who couldn't find a burning building if they were sitting on top of it. They are ALL lacking in that department.
-I have an amazing sense of direction. Which causes me to have a pet peeve against people who get lost easy, or cant find their way to a place they have been to several times. Sorry Mom and Hubby.
-I am overly optimistic. about everything. I believe this is because of my next Awesome fact...
-My faith is unshakable. I love the Lord and know that everything I have is a blessing from Him.
-I am a very caring person. I even took care of Poppop until he got too weak to live at our home.
-I have an awesome family. and some pretty awesome friends too!
-And Amy says I have great hair....but I think that is still up for debate.
Now I get to pick 7 bloggers to add to the blog-royalty....
Rebecca Jo at Knit by Gods Hand
Deb at Dirty Socks and Pizza
Kristin at The Way it is
Mimi at Screaming Mimi
I know that is only four....but I have to sign off and this is only as far as I got. Sorry....but you guys can pick 7....go ahead....do it!!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So far today I have filed some paperwork. Thats it. My mind is swimming with thoughts of what I would like to accomplish but it is just not happening. Can someone send over a maid? I promise to send her back once I am done with her....Honest.
Monday, April 20, 2009
-Rain. I am tired of the rain just like everyone else. But I still find Grace in it...since I know that it is needed to make the flowers and veggies grow in the garden.
-Bedtime. The boys bedtime did not get here soon enough.
-a 3 hour nap. Enough said.
-A friend making me laugh
-When their enemies hurt them, the Israelites cried for help. So the Lord felt sorry for them and sent judges to save them from their enemies. The Lord was with those judges all their lives. Judges 2:18
Yep, you read that right....even though the Israelites strayed from God and did everything He told them not too, he still answered their cries for help. He Felt Sorry For Them! God is Good.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
J's team in in green.
We had a family get together this afternoon and this is a pic of my nephew and my boys. They spent alot of time coloring and playing with Monster Trucks.
When we got back, and I parked my butt in a chair to watch the boys play in the yard.
Crime scene....ok, not really. I had to trace J's shadow for him, LOL
The next two pictures are of paper flowers that we made for mommom's birthday. We are taking them to her tomorrow. I saw these adorable flowers in a magazine and then forgot which magazine. So I ended up making them up as I went and I think they turned out really cute. The boys were having some trouble and needed alot of help, but we still had a great time making them. I plan to put them in an old vase or an old Mason jar. Monday is her birthday and what is better than homemade gifts?? Nothing!
Today I found Grace in....
-Sunshine and warm temperatures
-Tired little boys
Friday, April 17, 2009
-Fresh picked Asparagus from our backyard. (and before I start getting veggie hate mail....unless you have had fresh asparagus you havent had good asparagus. The canned stuff ought to be illegal. yuck.)
-Little boys playing in the yard. (even if I hear "I'm NOT your best Friend EVER AGAIN", does anyone elses kids yell this multiple times each day??)
-Another sleepover in the backroom with the boys. Wish me luck =D
-He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to His heart. Isaiah 40:11
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today wasnt J's first practice, but the first one that I have gotten to attend. He is doing great (for a first time player) and is very excited. The team was given their uniform shirts and hats tonight and tomorrow night is picture day. Then on Saturday we go to the Opening Day Ceremony. His actual games start next week and I am really looking forward to them. I love watching little kids play sports and it is even cuter when they mess up. Watching airplanes instead of the game, running the wrong way, etc.....all adorable in my book.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
My day was good. I am feeling better and can go up stairs now. Ok, ok...Im not technically supposed to go up them yet but I feel well enough to do it. So I went up and took my first shower since last Sunday night. I smell and feel MUCH better. And C is here this weekend which is great. Hubby had to run out today and shop for Sunday because even though I am not feeling well enough to throw together an egg hunt....my little ones are expecting one. I have to say that Hubby has gone above and beyond this week. He has handled working and taking care of all the cooking and laundry all week. Plus he has had a great attitude about it.
I doubt I will be posting again until at least monday. So I hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter weekend. And please remember the meaning of Easter...not just the chocolate :-)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Today I spent all day taking it easy. I stayed in bed late, while hubby made breakfast for the boys. Then laid down for awhile with R. At 1pm, Hubby took the boys to my MIL's while I took a nice long nap. They came home a little before dinner.....and Hubby cooked tonight. I have to say that he is doing a great job helping me right now. Yay Hubby.
Tomorrow I am having outpatient surgery.....and Im asking for your prayers again. And could you say a few for Hubby too....he has alot on his plate right now and with me being unable to do much his load just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I really appreciate it. Thanks!!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I need to hobble over to the oven and take her cake out. She will be here at 7. Yay!
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
1 Cor 12:9
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Today I found Grace in...
-A trip to the Custard Stand for dinner and ice cream with Amy, her son and my boys. I am still stuffed. Yum!!
-An ER recap show....even though I am sad that ER is ending tonight. Im really going to miss this show.
-Knowing that tomorrow might be better (or might be worse....but lets hope for better)
-With the loving mercy of our God, a new day from heaven will dawn upon us. Luke 1:78
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
And a movie?
A wonderful family night. Even if the movie was more for the little guys, we still had a good time.
Sorry I haven't been around lately. I haven't been feeling well. And most days are a struggle so I barely read other blogs or do much of anything. The next few weeks wont be much better so I will only be on here hit and miss.
- Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys
- Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.