Saturday, November 29, 2008


This year we celebrated Thanksgiving in the house that I grew up in. It was beautiful and nostalgic. My sister hosted it and refuse to let me do anything but relax! All I was required to bring was some tupper ware for left overs!
Netties first Thanksgiving, we are having two more after this one! Can you believe it? Three Thanksgiving dinners in three days!

Judah handsome as ever.

The sky was so beautiful that day, just like I remember, those cloudy fall days, the ground still damp from rain. Life in the country cannot be beat!

This is what it is all about! My dad and his youngest grandbaby!

The kids had a blast jumping on their trampoline. See that barn? We used to live in it before the "big house" was built. My mom had all four of us girls in 1100 square feet for several years.

I had to get this one. Mason was mad because Abby could do a flip so he was pouting something terrible. You can see he has his back turned towards us, arms crosse, and stiff as a board even when being bounced he kept his fit going.

Ahh there is the boy we all know and love!

Gymnastics has been paying off! She got right on the trampoline and flipped, no problem I didn't even tell her to or show her how.

Nettie's idea of a flip

Judah bustin a move

My girls!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Home Birth and Life

Mason's cub scout Hockey night. He spent the night at the stadium. He doesn't look thrilled.
Look how cute he is. To be honest he cried when he left to go.

He got to shoot a puck.

Look how cute my hockey guy is!!

I had the opportunity almost five years ago to give birth to my darling daughter Abigail at home. She was a big one wieghing in at 9 1/2 pounds. The birth was a normal one without complication as most births are. Generally it is when you have interventions that things start to get complicated. I labored in a blow up pool in my bedroom filled with hot water. It was wonderful. The whole birth was about 7 hours, that's it. The end was a bit hard as she got stuck for a few minutes, but in the end it was glorious. I had four generation of women by my side and my daughter was prayed in to this world by my faithful sisters. I would do it again in a heart beat.

So Abbie is nearly five, the only bad thing is I forgot what day she was born. In all confusion I thought it was the 26 of November for a whole year only realizing that it was acutally the 25! I had to look back at her birth certificate to confirm. Well I have done it again. I am not sure, I think it is the 25 but what if it is the other way around? Two weeks go by and I really don't know. I finally asked my sister in law and she said it was the 25th. So that is what I am going with. I think.

I really cannot believe we have a five year old girl in our midst. Here are some pictures of life in general, maybe I can get this thing to work.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HaHa I had the remote control!!!!!!

Poor Gary was subjected to my power over the TV tonight. What did I choose to watch? How about this fascinating documentary on Free Birthing, for those of you who are not enlightened do allow me to explain....

Free Birthing is basically totally unassisted birth at home. No midwife, no doctor, nothing! I know crazy and I gave birth at home but..... interesting, as most crazy things are interesting. Anyway I thought my poor husband was going to loose it when this larger women, completely pregnant and well, not wearing clothes, was shown giving birth (plopping a baby) while her "partner" looked on. I put the show on pause so that I could catch my breath I was laughing so hard. Not at the woman of course, I have deep respect for anyone brave enough to pop out a baby with no help and then clip it's cord and take total charge. I was laughing at Gary's reaction, you should have seen the horror on his face while he begged me to turn it to the military channel. He did however draw the lines on the following documentary "The Pregnant Man" He grabbed the remote and I let him feel manly again by watching "Fight Club" so with enough good ol' fashion violence, blood and fighting he was at peace and ready for sleep. No nightmares for him. I can't say the same thing for me as that movie was disturbing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I did a Radio show!!!

I did a radio show a few weeks back, I put the link on line via my ministry blog site.

It was so much fun!!!!

random wierd picture

I know i have some random picture of me looking all serious at the bottom of the last post, My computer is acting funny and it won't let me mess with my pictures, I was trying to put before and afters up of my pink hair hightlights that jen did for me but now I just have this one weird picture, i will keep trying.

Yes you can sing the song
She's so vain....... just kidding.

Friday, November 14, 2008


hina Officials Trying to Force Woman Six-Months Pregnant to Have Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 14
, 2008

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Beijing, China ( -- Chinese officials are coming under heavy criticism from a leading pro-life member of Congress who is upset they are considering forcing a woman who is six months pregnant to have an abortion. China strictly enforces its one-child family planning policy and uses forced abortions and sterilizations to do so.

What separates the case of Arzigul Tursun from others is that the woman is 26 weeks into her pregnancy and the abortion would very likely cause her health problems.

Tursun is also a Muslim Uighur woman and Chinese family planning officials don't normally enforce the one-child law as rigorously with minorities as they do on people of Chinese decent.

Tursun is currently at the Municipal Watergate Hospital in the extreme northwestern part of China and the baby would be her third child if she is allowed to complete the pregnancy.

Her husband says officials in their village of Yining learned of the pregnancy and they warned the couple that their property would be confiscated if Tursun did not have an abortion.

According to McClatchy newspapers, the case has attracted the attention of Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican congressman who is a leading pro-life advocate.

Smith has written to Zhou Wenzhong, the China ambassador to the United States, and demanded that the "nightmare of a forced abortion" not be used in Tursun's case.

"The Chinese Government is notorious for this barbaric practice, but to forcibly abort a woman while the world watches in full knowledge of what is going on would make a mockery of its claim that the central government disapproves of the practice," Smith said, according to the news service.

The couple already have two children and they returned to their village when they learned their home and property would be confiscated.

"We considered our two girls," the husband told McClatchy. "If the house and properties were taken away, how would they live? So my wife came back home and went to the hospital."

Forced abortions in China has become an issue in the United States as incoming president Barack Obama is likely to fund the UNFPA, a United Nations agency that has been involved in the forced abortions there.

Buzz up!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My embarassing moment.

Well I wrote on my other blog about how I went to do a radio show early Wednesday morning. You can check the details on, anyway....

I was waiting for my pastor at McDonalds early in the morning, it was still dark. I was outside waiting and apparently there was a homeless person's cart and bags about 10 feet away from me. A very nice man approached me and asked me if that was my stuff over there. I looked and said "No" politely, then realized he thought I was homeless!!!! I immediately asked him "DO I LOOK HOMELESS?" now I wasn't being rude, I honestly wanted to know. If so then maybe I could do something different with the scarf I had on or burn the whole outfit. Anyway I can imagine how rude I sounded, I didn't mean to. He quickly returned the comment with "I just thought that since times were tough I was going to buy you breakfast!" OMG !!!!!!!!!!!! He was going to buy me breakfast because he thought I was homeless. sigh. Oh well, I didn't match and my clothes were actually kinda baggy and I wasn't wearing socks with my shoes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spilt milk

"Did you get the milk out Abby? " Me

"No," Her

this goes on like this for a while,

Finally she, intent on proving her alleged innocence questioned Judah about his interest in milk

"Judah do you like milk?" she inquires

"Yes", is the innocent answer, having no idea he is being set up.

She looks at me with those blue eyes trying to cast a reasonable doubt, it works for a second but then I remember who I am dealing with. I watch her casting looks to the floor and twiddling her fingers.

"Abby you are the only one who gets into the milk, tell me the truth." Me
"Are you going to be mad at me?" Her
"Does it matter?" Me
"Well I did it on accidentally purpose." Her


"What does purpose mean?" Her

Judah chimes in to give his definition
"Purpose means you get in trouble."

there you go.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My new BFF

Abby was sleeping in my room (she snuck in there when Nettie fell asleep) I heard some moaning, with bits of crying. I knew she was having a bad dream. I put the TV on pause and went to check on her, expecting nightmares of dino's or spiders. She was twisting around and whimpering. She began mumbling in her sleep. I got closer to hear what she was saying. "Mom will you be my best friend, I love you mom, I just want my mom" I hugged her and chocked back tears. See today she had a hard day being left out by her brother and his friends. She told me she felt left out. Poor baby.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Forget Brad Pitt, Steve is so cute.

Well I am pretty open about this, my husband certainly knows how I feel about ol Stevie boy. Am I crazy or is he just the most darling little thing? I watched Get Smart tonight and he always cracks me up!! He never fails to deliver. Loved the movie, but of course Steve is what made it so good. :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Farm Life

You know we thank God before our meals, so that we can remember the bounty he gives us, and how he takes care of us. Unfortunately it is hard to remember the rain that grew the crops and the sun that fed the little buds of wheat when you are ripping open a package of (I am embarrassed to say)... cheese filled fish sticks. I know gross. Or throwing some instant oatmeal and a few frozen blue berries on the table for breakfast. We are so removed from the process of our food as we turn more and more to processed food.

I wish I lived on a farm, so I could see the majesty of God's hand in the making of my food.