Monday, April 30, 2007


What two things do you like together that seem odd?

I get teased in the house because.....

I like eggs...sunny side up...and Dr. Pepper. I'm not sure it's a weird combination.

Friday, April 27, 2007



2 TO GO!!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

If you have the time....

Please go to this website and watch the video on Autism Every Day. The link is at the bottom of the page and it last 13 minutes. Here is a 30 second Intro clip.

Please support Autism Awareness and be supportive of familes around you who are living these lives every day.

If you have the chance to watch it...let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Song I love for the week!

Grace by MWS

I was lost when ya found me here
You pulled me close and held me near
And I'm a fool but still you love
I'll be your fool for the king of love

He gave me wings so I could fly
And gave me a song to color the sky
And all I have is all from you
And all I want is all of you

It's grace, grace
I'm nothing without you
Grace, your grace
Shines on me

And there've been days when I've walked away
Too much to carry
Nothing left to say
Forgive me Lord when I'm weak and lost
You traded heaven for a wooden cross

And all these years you've carried me
You've been my eyes when I could not see
And beauty grows in the driving rain
Your ode of gladness in the times of pain

It's grace, your grace
I'm nothing without you
Grace, your grace
Your grace, your grace
I'm nothing without you
Grace, your grace
Shines on me

Friday, April 20, 2007

Anniversary and Crosses

You know how much I love crosses! No matter what the shape or size, I can't help but think of Jesus everytime I see a cross! On our anniversary this year, Chad and I went to the Purple Glaze on brookside to make our own mosaic crosses. It took about 3 hours and we really had a great time together. When we went in, we thought we were going to have a nice quiet peaceful evening together...we were the only ones there. Then a group of little girls from a birthday party came in and well....that was that. We still had a good time. I think it was God's way of letting us know we'll always be around kids. ;o) Here's some pics from the evening.

Lots to say....

I will probably blog many times today as I have many thoughts in my head.
First I'll start with this one.

Wednesday my cousin Sarah had her second baby. Kaden! He is absolutely handsome!

This is my mom!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Could you live in my world?

This has been a rather rough week with Ian. It's been extra hard on us.
The hardest thing is when others don't want or care to work with him. They are not willing to give him a chance.

One of the hardest things is when it feels like it is pulling our family apart. We can't do things together. Normally, Chad will have to leave somewhere with Ian and go back home so that the other kids can have a normal everyday life.

It's also hard when I see other adults being mean to him. Today that happened right in front of me and I said something to this person. I held my composure but it was just easier to punish Ian, rather than the adult. It was easier just to send him away and say it was okay for someone to talk to my child that way.
IT'S NOT OKAY! A place where he should feel safety and comfort, is a place he hates to be. A place where he could go in times of struggles, has become a place where he is not accepted by adults and kids alike. We can move, we can run, or we can just hide up in our house. The fact is, we are living this life with him everyday when society is tellings us that he is not acceptable. Anywhere!

I get tired and grow weary. I need time to cry. I need time to be mad. I need your love. I need your hugs. Just don't be surprised if all those emotions come all at once. I long to be happy. I long not to blame. I long for the challanges to go away. I long for acceptance...for us and for him. It's just one of those days that I need to feel held by God.


Just because I'm not all there,
Please don't think it isn't fair,
God Made Me For You.

You may think now you've been left out,
I'll bring you joy there will be no doubt,
God Made Me For You.

I'll be the apple of your eye,
Tho now and then I'll make you cry,
God Made Me For You.

I'll be some trouble there'll be no doubt,
But God told me you'd work it out,
God Made Me For You.

Even tho I'ts not the way you hoped it would be,
God said you'd take good care of me,
God Made Me For You.......

Monday, April 16, 2007

Me and Birds....funny story!


I can tell you that many times in my life, I have been attacked by birds. So now, I have the terrible fear of them.

At school we have these geese that love to come and just make their home on the campus and in the ponds. That's great...except when you are trying to drive down the road and they are walking across.

So today, I'm leaving school and of course, here are a couple of geese blocking the road. BOTH WAYS! I honk, I edge up to it, but it won't move. So I thought I would get out of my car and try to shoo it away!!!

Before I could get about 3 steps out of the car, it starts coming at me hissing!!!
It's going to bite me!

I jump back in the I'm screaming....and it starts pecking at my car. It won't go away. The other one finally moves and I am able to get away quickly!

Tip of the day: I'm not sure I have one...I've been traumatized!

Friday, April 13, 2007

When Darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


The time has come....we must make a decision.

Ian was denied all the schools we applied for this year. I can't see him going to our home school (Whitney) without him being eaten alive.

So today we called to put our house up on the market. It's not what we want to do, but I'm not sure what else to do. I want him to go to Town and Country, but we can't afford the tuition...but we could afford to move. When we do, we want it to be final.

Now I pray that we are able to make all the necessary improvements to the house, quickly!!! Poor Chad...God didn't make him to be a handy man. He tries hard, but it's just not in his blood.

This may also help me decide on when to enter the nursing program. I may go ahead and wait a semester...but that's not really what I want to do.

So we need to:
Finish our house...quick
Put ours on the market....quick
Pray it sells....quick
Find another....quick
And make a decision about school....don't have to be so quick at that.

I delighted in the fact that the thought of all of this is not overwheming to me. I will just have to pick up and move on. The only part that I find overwhelming is if he has to go to Whitney. Then....I may have to quit all together and homeschool. I can't put him through another bad year...or bad school. I just can't watch him go through anymore.


Yesterday, I bought the new version of 2007 Microsoft Home. I've been waiting several months for this to come out as I really needed an upgrade. Many times I went to the store and they still convinced me to wait for the newest thing. So I did.
I was so excited to get home and get everything loaded onto my computer. I was frustrated as it took a little longer than I expected.

I have a test today, and I desperately needed that up and running so I could get my things together. After what seemed like 5 hours (was really about 30 minutes) it was finished. Yay!

I took a break and spent some time with the kids and came back to it later when I had some peacful time to sit and write. I had many pages that I needed to complete before today. But I wasn't worried. I was on top of my game.
However, my computer wasn't.

I sat down to look at the new 2007 Microsoft Word and thought "'s got some new features...Pretty Cool" but I didn't take the time to play. I had to sit down an start writing.

About 5 pages into computer decided to have a mind of its own...and it shut down. NOTHING WAS SAVED!!! It is now 9:30 at night and I am literally in tears. I was so frustraed I seriously wanted to cuss! But all I could do is cry.
Well...knowing that wasn't going to get me anywhere, I just picked up and started over.

Chad...being the awesome husband that he is....finally comes and dictates everything to me so I don't have to take my eyes off the screen. He knows doing it that way, I can get it done much faster. A few hours later, I am finished. It's not originally what I wanted it to be, but it's what I needed.

I STILL have not figured out how to work this new software and I will be looking for a "Word For Dummies" book to get through it.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Me...and self confidence

I decided today that my study needed to be over self-confidence. I did my typical scan through my study bible and this is the first thing that came up.

Job 4:5-7
5 But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged;
it strikes you, and you are dismayed.
6 Should not your piety be your confidence
and your blameless ways your hope?
7 "Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished?
Where were the upright ever destroyed?

I'm not one that has a very high self confidence. I question a lot of what I do and when it is good, I'm not convinced it is good enough. Is that okay?? No.

I have lived a very long time judging my life based on the opinions of others. Believeing what others had to say about me. I became okay with it. Others became okay with it. That's what I grew to become.

I try very hard to not belittle myself to others. Lately, it's come out more than I would like it to. Guess you can say it's me just being me. But it's not really who I want to be.

When I do things, I need to be doing them for the Lord. Everything I eat, drink, the way I live, the way I raise our kids, the way I walk and the way I talk, needs to be for the Lord. If it is for anything else, then I have failed the one that believes in me the most.
Proverbs 3:25-27
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the LORD will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it,
when it is in your power to act.

If you have something good to share with others, why hold back? Why be timid? Why be shy? What do we have to lose? Not really anything. What do we have to gain by doing good for the Lord? EVERYTHING!

By doing what I've always done in the past, I'm able to convince people that I'm not good enough. Maybe I don't want to seem arrogant. But I'm going about it all wrong.

I want to praise in the good things of my life with others. I want to live in the moment and enjoy it with others. If I screw up...who cares!!! AS long as what I am doing is to glorify God....there is nobody else that matters.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

In Case you missed it!

Here's the just can't see the video.

8 On Your Side: Chain Letter Alert
Thursday April 05, 2007 12:12pm Reporter: Cindy Morrison Posted By: Kevin King

Tulsa - Thieves have found a new way to take your money. And, it could be sitting in your mail box right now. It's a new twist on the old chain letter. It promises you'll be rich if you just keep the letter going. 8 On Your Side investigator Cindy Morrison explains how it works.

The letter shows up on a regular envelope and claims you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars by following the instructions to the 'T'. But, one of the requests has our viewers worried about their personal information.

Brenda Hughes was targeted twice with the chain letter.

"I just thought it was strange that it was sent to me by someone I did not know," she says.

They all start out the same, claiming to be sent by a retired attorney who stumbled onto this easy way to make money -- just send out a dollar to the names on the list. Then, put your name on the letter and send it to hundreds of other people.

Within weeks, you should be rich. But, where are you supposed to get hundreds of names? The letter says it's easy. You can buy lists of names off websites, over the phone, even by mail.

But Brenda says she doesn't know how her name got on those lists in the first place.

"I'm not in the phone book," she says. "Not listed anywhere, my name, address or phone number."

So, our team started digging to find out just how those lists are compiled. We learned almost any company can sell your name. That means, every time you give information to stores, catalogs or to websites, you could end up on a list.

These days, it's impossible to keep your address private.

"If you have a car or home or pay utilities, chances are you're going to be listed on some website," says Postal Inspector Al Chapa. "Those are public records."

As for those chain letters, Chapa says they are illegal.

"It's based on false statements," he says. "In itself, you have mail fraud, but you also have fact that you're asking somebody to send you money for nothing."

The punishment for mail fraud depends on several factors, like the number of victims and the dollar losses. It could range from fines to jail time. If you get one of the letters, you can turn it over to the postmaster or postal inspector.

For more information on the chain letter, visit

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

All things new....

Update on TV thing....

Just an update.....the report will NOT be aired until Wednesday night at 10:00pm. Don't know why they decided to wait...but I'll just assume it was a better news story!

Monday, April 02, 2007

My TV debut....

I told Carrie I wouldn't blog about then she threatned that she was going here ya go.

Today I did a story for Channel 8 (8 on your side)

I don't want to spoil the story so I'll just have to let you watch it. It will be on Tuesday night at 6:00pm and 10:00pm.