Latest Happenings

Recent Updates:

June 13 at 7:19am:

Little Kerry’s got his last t-ball game this morning. They’re going to give out little trophies…

he will be so tickled! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday at 4:17pm:

Went to Lazy O Farms yesterday…Having VBS at church all week. The kids are lovin’ it! ๐Ÿ™‚

At Lazy O Farms, the kids and I got to make home-made ice-cream and butter, visit the farm animals, feed the goats,
go on a hay-ride, etc. We went w/ our friends Suzanne and Ethan, and my niece Rachel. Despite the drizzle, it was a lot of fun!

–My daughter, Sarah made a post on her blog about VBS. See the link. VBS #2 ยซ Godโ€™s Love

Wed., June 17th:

Only 2 more nights of VBS! So far, we’ve learned that God’s love is a gift,

His love changes us, and His love is always w/ us! ๐Ÿ™‚


A Very Long Week

Well, last post I wrote about how hectic things had been. The very next day, things began to change. This past week, our little family has HAD to slow down, whether we liked it or not! Here are some high-lights of the week (as posted on Facebook):


May 25 at 2:02pm “Alright, you yucky germs, you shall rue the day you invaded my head & body!! O.k., maybe not…but don’t get too comfy! Your abode here is only temporary…This too shall pass!!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Been sick since Sat…Difficult to breathe, hear, think, walk around. However, I refuse to be an hospitable host…this is war!!! O.k., yes, I may be a little addled and dizzy between the fever and medications….
So, I may have to lay back down now, but once again I say, “This too shall pass!!” ๐Ÿ™‚
…And yes, your prayers are appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

May 26 at 11:25am Feeling a little better today…Think I’ll be on the mend soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You Lord! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. I’m prepared…I just got re-stocked on Mucinex, saline nose spray, Robitussin DM, & tissues! ๐Ÿ™‚
May 27 at 1:00pm

Hubby’s sick too…home from work today. I’m still strugglin’, & the kids aren’t feeling

too good either. Yep, 1 sick little family, but we’re here together!! ๐Ÿ™‚

O.k., I’m SOOOO bored w/ T.V.!!!!!! Must find something more productive…still don’t feel up to doing much, though.
Scott’s still having fever, so he’ll probably be home tomorrow too.
Thu 10:49am

In the words of King Julian (ya know, Penguins of Madagascar)…

“HOW LONG IS THIS GOING TO TAKE?!!!!” {I have tried declaring that I will no longer

be sick now…sadly this has not yet worked!}

O.k., patience is not always one of my best virtues! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good thing the Lord is still workin’ on me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thu 11:39am

“Our Daily Bread” for today says, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit

has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…to the end of the earth.” –Acts 1:8

Fri 1:34pm

“ODB” for today says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be

able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” –Eph. 6:11

Yep, it’s been kind of a long week ’round here. The Lord is my strength. Praise the Lord that we’re starting to get back to “normal.”

…Well, ya know, “normal” is such a relative word!! ๐Ÿ™‚


**Latest Update: I had missed last Sunday morning church services, and we all had to stay home Wed. night. I was so glad to be able to

attend church this morning! Of course, I did have to come straight home and take a nap, but still very glad that I was able to be at church today! ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s Up?

Here’s a few recent updates & highlights:


–Janet is signing the kids up for some field trips w/ the local homeschool group…haven’t been on any for a while. 7:27pm

–Janet is listening to little Kerry read to his daddy. It’s so sweet! :). 6:46pm



–6:13pm March 3:

Here’s the cowboy snowman the kids made all by themselves yesterday. (Pic might not be the best…took it w/ Sarah’s little digital cam.) See how there’s nothing but mud left all around the snowman!
–Janet checked on the kiddos…they’re snoozin’ peacefully. Wonder if they’ll ever know just how very much I love ’em. 9:30pm

–Janet is impressed w/ the kids’ snowman (They made all by themselves.)…we were out of carrots…used a small pineapple wedge for the nose! Too cute! :). 12:21pm

–Somethin’ pungent is lurkin’ in the fridge…I’m goin’ in…been nice knowin’ y’all! 12:16pm

–Janet is doing a victory dance: It’s Friday, & I made it through this week…Woo-Hoo! Yeah! :). 3:03pm

–Janet is praying she’ll be able to get back to sleep! :). 2:09am

–Hey, this IS the day that the Lord has made! He’s given me another day, and I’m going to rejoice in it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you all have a blessed day! —at 3:21pm February 25

–Janet is having a strange day, but trying to make the most of it! :). 2:59pm

–The kids & I are taking a jammin’ dance break! We need some exercise & to blow off some steam! ๐Ÿ™‚ 1:52pm

–Janet is helping Sarah find hidden, forgotten treasures. The kids are learning that shoving stuff under dressers, beds, & in closets is…NOT really CLEANING! :). 8:47am

Janet cleaned, staightened, & organized ALL day! The kids got to help…they were overjoyed! :). 6:25pm

Status Updates…

…What we’ve been up to lately…if you care to know!! ;-) -D


Well, last week and this past Saturday, I REALLY started getting carried away with Facebook. I still like it, but in the last three days or so, I have put some time limits on myself. I’ve added some guidelines about when to use it, how often, length of visits, etc. (It can just “eat up” WAY too much time, if I’m not careful!)

Anyway, one thing that I do really like about it though, that doesn’t take a lot of time, are the “Status Updates.” It’s just a line or two, typed “in the moment” about what one is doing…a snippet…a verbal snapshot of part of a day. I’ve found I enjoy doing these, and they’re as much or more for me than anyone else. Each update is like a piece of the puzzle of what life is currently about for my family and I. These little blurbs can be simple, everyday stuff; maybe even slightly boring to some. I like to focus on some of the positive moments of the day and try to put a little humor in whenever possible.


Since it can also be difficult to keep this blog updated, I thought I would share some “Status Updates.” (These are especially for those of you who want to know and aren’t on Facebook). Here’s a few recent ones from the past several days:


Today (Tues., 2/3/09):

9:13am Janet ‘s off to exercise before school…jammin’ to lively praise songs with the kiddos! :).

12:00pm Janet ‘s working w/Sarah on a huge “Family Tree” diagram…for our “Thurs. School” presentation.

12:35pm Janet ‘s multi-tasking…still workin’ on that “juggling act” thing! Oops…ouch…things…falling!! I’ll get back to ya! :).


Yesterday (Mon., 2/2):

12:25pm Janet ‘s fighting a pesky virus…bombarding it with Vit.C, positive thinking, & prayer! Don’t want it getting comfy!! :).

6:12pm Janet ‘s turning off this computer…ha, ha!! Now, for some quality time w/hubby & the youngin’s! :).


Sun., 2/1:

3:06pm Janet had a great Sun. morn. at church…very uplifting! Now I’m at Scott’s parents, celebrating my niece, Rachel’s b-day…Can’t believe she’s 10!!


Sat., Jan. 31st:

12:52pm Janet is listening to MercyMe’s “So Long Self,” while cleaning and watching the kiddos play kickball in the backyard. :).

3:10pm Janet is enjoying the good life…listening to Dierks Bentley’s “Free & Easy…,” watching Daddy tickle giggly kiddos, and pettin’ my “dawg.” :).

7:48pm Janet is eating popcorn and watching Tom and Jerry with the kiddos! :).


Fri., Jan. 30th:

1:02pm Janet is having a weird day…but “Hey, it’s o.k., it’s Friday!” Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Can you pick out all the rhyming words?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Little Kerry’s working on those!)

Thurs., Jan. 29th:

6:48am Janet is packing lunches and getting ready for our day at Classical Conversations (CC or as the kiddos call it…”Thursday School”).

8:06pm Janet is back from my Sarah Beth’s basketball game. She was very excited…they won 18 to 10…Woo-Hoo! :).


Wed. Jan. 28th:

9:31am Janet is getting “pumped up” spiritually with some praise songs first (while cooking, cleaning, preparing lessons, feeding the dog, washing laundry, etc.)! :).

9:35am Janet is thinking, “It’s a crazy, hectic, beautiful…wonderful life!!” Have a blessed day, everybody! :).

1:24pm Janet didn’t make it to the gym…So the kids and I did a Taebo workout tape. I said “Don’t EVEN!” when the kids tried to complain!:) If I can TRY it, they can!:).
Tues., Jan. 27th:

12:53pm Janet is taking a quick lunch break from schooling, cooking, cleaning, etc. I’ve been up since 4:30am (Scott needed help waking up so early). Yep, I’m feeling it now.

6:36pm Janet just finished up w/dinner dishes & clean-up…boring stuff, but necessary. A-h-h, now I’m going to sit down with the “FAM” and relax! :).
**Of course the above doesn’t tell you “the half of it,” but it does give you a glimpse into our little household.ย  Like I said, “It’s a crazy, hectic, beautiful…wonderful life!!”

Happy and healthy living to each of you…and blessings always! )