Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ru update

Ru went to the doctors yesterday for a check up and some shots. She did really well !! She is in the 97th percentile on her height and 90 percentile on her weight. Well-balanced.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Poop, Friends and God

Well this weekend has been a doozy !! Alan's work hosted a big conference called Frost bike so he was gone Thursday through Sunday late afternoon. Usually that is fine but Isiah got diarrhea and so goes the weekend. In the middle of poop everywhere, the wash basin where the water drains out from my washer decided to clog leaving water all over the basement floor and poopy clothes and bed sheets to sit unwashed smelling up the entire house. It was horrible. And because we did not leave the house, Ru was restless and pretty naughty.

BUT, I have never felt more loved in the midst of this disasterous weekend. So many friends left encouraging emails, facebook messages and one friend, Leah, even called numerous times to make sure we were okay. And then, Ashley and Nick Absalom did about the sweetest thing ever. To avoid my kids eating totinos pizza for the second time that day, they brought over dinner and stayed to eat with me!! But it doesn't end there !! It had snowed a couple of inches and we obvioulsy had not plowed our sidewalks, so Nick got on all the winter gear and snow plowed them for us. Then Ashley took all my clean laundry and folded for me AND did the dishes. Not to mention they had to be in a house that smelled like poop and was messy. It was such a blessing.

What I was convicted about though was that through that whole mess I never once asked God to help me make it through or to lighten my load. I did what my flesh always tries to do- muster it up by my own strength. Yet again I failed and always will. What is so sweet and humbling about this situation is that God showed me mercy and helped me despite my sinfullness.

To all my dear friends, thank you so much for your help and encouragement and for letting God work through you to bless and teach me this weekend. I am so grateful and humbled.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New to Knitting

TA DA!!! My new hat !! 100 % HAND MADE !!! It kinda looks silly on so I just stuck with this picture. I must admit I really like to knit. I think I am going to move on to a scarf that matches. I made a hat like this for Ru but it was really bad. This one turned out way better!!
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Friday, February 13, 2009

About Rachel

1.High heels or boots? Boots ! Hello it is winter. Who wears heels in winter. I don't wear heels anyways. I have two kids !!

2. What time did you get up this morning?5:45 for a dentist appointment. I couldn't sleep and the appointment was at 7. They said if you miss an appointment then you can NEVER make an appointment with them again. Weird

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?Slumdog Millionaire

4. What is your favorite TV show?The Biggest Loser

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?A bannana and half a bagel
6. What is your middle name?Renee
7. What food do you dislike? HMM....chicken livers !!

8. What is your favorite song at the moment? No sweeter name than the name of Jesus

9. Favorite sandwich? So tough but probably the Muffaletta at Jason's deli.

10. What characteristic do you despise? Rudeness

11. Clothing? Khaki corduroys and a sweater

12. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? INDIA

13. Are you an organized person? Not at all. Have you seen my the inside of my kitchen cabinets!!

14. Where would you like to retire to? Only Jesus knows

15. What was your most recent memorable birthday? A month ago. Some sweet girl friends met me for breakfast and then my amazing hubby took me out on the town while our friends watched our kids OVERNIGHT!!!

16. What are you going to do when you finish this? Get Isaiah up from his nap.

17. Furthest place you are sending this? I don't know

18. Person you expect to send it back first? I don't know

19.When is your birthday? January 17th

20. Morning person or a night person? Night

21. What is your shoe size? 8 1/2

22. Pets? NO, I have kids and that is enough

23. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I don't have any cavities !! WOO HOO !!

24. What did you want to be when you were little? a doctor

25. What is your favorite flower? White Roses
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?March 7th. I am going to Texas WOO HOO!!

27. What was the last thing you ate? rice krispy treat

28. Do you wish on stars? Heck no. I live in the city. When am I going to see stars !!!

29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red

30. How is the weather right now? 40's YAY !!

31. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom

32. Favorite soft drink? Diet Dr. Pepper and IF I am in Texas I go to Sonic and get a Diet Dr.Pepper with Vanilla.

33. Favorite restaurant? W.A. Frost ion St.Paul, MN. Square One in Bryan,TX

34. Hair color?Black

35. What was your favorite toy as a child? I have no clue.

36. Summer or winter? Fall !! But if I had to choose them SUMMER.

37. Chocolate or vanilla? Are you kidding me. Chocolate of course. Who would answer vanilla ??

38. Coffee or tea? Coffee- French Press to be exact

39. Do you want your friends to do this also? Of course

40. When was the last time you cried?Monday

41. What is under your bed? Toys, Ru's underwear and Ru's books.

42. What did you do last night? Watched some t.v. and stressed about my dentist appointment

43. Salty or sweet? Sweet, no contest

44. How many keys on your key ring? 10

45. How many years at your current job? 3 years

46. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

47. Positive or negative? Negative. What can I say, the glass is half empty

48. How many people will you send this to? whoever reads the blog

49. How many will respond? I don't know

50. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Of course


i don't have any pictures up yet but Ru had her first dentist appointment today!! She did a great job. She had a little trouble with the flouride being put in her mouth but overall it went well!!

I too had an appointment and did awesome as well :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Preschool Fun

One day at the end of preschool, the kiddos went sledding. Ru was so sad when we had to leave.
All of the kiddos at SHINE .
A fun indoor activity !!

Ru has had so much fun at preschool !! I don't think she is going to like having the summer off. She is my social butterfly !!!
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