My Life on Earth

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Struggling...Trusting God

This Mama is hurting for her Little Man. I ask for prayers from all my readers. Watching Little Man is tearing my heart out. It is amazing how we ache when our children ache. How must God have felt when Christ ached on that cross? Tonight I had the thought, you (being God) went through so much more with your son than I have to go through with mine. Give me the strength, peace, and understanding to get through it as only God could. Because in and of myself, I wanted to grab Little Man up, take him to that neurologist right now and tell the doctor to figure out what is going on. Obviously, that is not what I am to do though. I am to be patient and wait for the appointment; whenever that maybe. Please pray that this appointment is soon.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lake Winny

I am headed to Lake Winny today for the end of year Brownie party. I will update the post this evening with some pictures from the day. Enjoy your day, pray for me and all those girls.

Well we made it to Lake Winny and back yesterday. This first picture is where Kid-O received her patches for all the "try-its", cookie selling, and trips they took this semester. She got several patches: a museum patch, April showers, world thinking day, cookies to Iraq, Holiday fun, theater (Annie), amusement park, and camping are a few.
This is a picture of Kid-O and her friend going down the big slide. I have to say, I put my camera up after a few rides thinking I had enough pictures. I regret that though, because there were bigger kid rides farther into the park that would have been good pictures. I knew I would have to ride though. I don't know what this ride is called, I was quite surprised that Kid-O got on it. I will never believe her again when she says she is scared though. She rode everything except for two rides, and she was not tall enough for those. I must say though, Lake Winny is an excellent amusement park for children 4 through about 10 or so. The rides are very age appropriate, still fun and exciting, but not huge like Six Flags and the cost was not terrible either ($16 for kids, $21 for adults - unlimited rides).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Prayer Request

As most of you know, this is my Little Man, the one I prayed for, the kind compassionate, little David (the mighty warrior). Well, better than two years ago when he started walking he would limp or favor his right leg. Sometimes it would get to the point that he would start crawling again and not walk on the leg. I would always call the doctors office; they allows asked two questions, "Is it red?, Is it swollen?" The answers were always no.

So back in February it happened again, just this time he began to scream in severe pain. He stopped walking and sat down with his Papaw for probably better than an hour. I called the doctors office again, and was insistent that they see him. I got his pediatrician to refer us on to a pediatric orthopedic doctor. He did x-rays and could find nothing wrong with the leg, so we moved on the the MRI. They did only the knee though.

Better than a year ago, I notice Little Man hitting his ears (from the back forward, flipping them like), rubbing his forehead and eyes. Well, only by the grace and love of God, this Mama asked the right question Monday. I asked, "Why do you hit your ears?" Little Mans response was, "I have bugs on me and they won't come off." "Bugs?" "Yes, bugs everywhere." I don't know about you, but my mind says bugs to a three year old would be like numbness, tingling, etc to an adult.

So back to the doctor we go. This time with more information. The pediatrician still think there is nothing wrong with him, but he is sending us on to a pediatric neurologist. Little Mans pediatrician said there may be some nerve damage in the right leg.

Monday night, when I put Little Man in bed he asked, "Mommy do you have bugs?", I say "no", he said "Does Daddy have bugs?", "No", "Does M______ have bugs?", "No", "Well I__ has bugs?", "No, Little Man I__ does not have bug either." My heart breaks for my Little Man, because he is beginning to realize that what he feels is not normal, but it has been for so long.

Last night, when Little Man was rubbing his forehead, I asked "why are you rubbing your forehead?" His response, "Because it hurts, it hurts real bad" I asked him, "Why are you rubbing your eyes?", "Because they hurt."

So I ask each of you that reads my blog to pray for Little Man and Mommy. The fleshly, intelligent part of Mommy is upset, because I know that there is a compressed nerve somewhere in his spine. The fleshly part of this Mama is deeply upset, by the fact that my Little Man his been in pain for two years, but he has not known how to express it. The fleshly part of this Mama, is scared of the possible permanent damage they may be done to those nerves. But this Mama, also knows that God is in control, he knows what is going on. He knew that it was going to take a couple of years to get to the problem. He knows everything, and there is much comfort in that. The hubby told me last night, it was okay for the fleshly part of have a say, but God needs to immediately follow. Instead of it being God, but fleshly, it needed to be fleshly, then but God. To stay focused on the but God. So I ask that each of you pray for us as we walk through whatever it is God has for us and Little Man.

I don't know why God led me to share this, but he did.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


We are done with the kids bathroom. The floor is down, the toilet in, and the sink installed. The only thing left is to seal the grout and to finish the baseboards in the closet. Minor things though. Here are two pictures of the finished product.

Now we are moving on to our bathroom. Pictures to come; right before I rip up the floor.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hubby Quiz

What is his name? Middle name syndrome - Chris
How long have you been married? 8 years July 1
How long did you date? 4 1/2 years
Who eats more sweets ? Me
Who said I love you first? Neither of us remembers
Who is taller? He is
Who can sing better? He can
Who is smarter? He is, by far
Who does the laundry? I do
Who pays the bills? I do
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Me
Who mows the lawn? Me
Who cooks dinner? Me
Who drives more? He does
Who is more stubborn? Me
Who kissed who first? He kissed me
Who asked who out first? He followed me home from work
Who proposed? Nobody, God decided it was time
Who has more siblings? I do

Friday, May 23, 2008


You paid attention during 91% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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When the hubby got home last night, he wanted to see the pictures I had taken with my new lens, and read my blog. When he got to the high school diploma quiz, he decided to take it. So that 91% is his score. As we were reading the description that the quiz gave we wonder what autodidact meant. So we immediately opened another webpage, and checked out the meaning on Wikipedia. We started to laugh when we read the meaning. Ironic, I think not.

Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) is self-education or self-directed learning. An autodidact, also known as an automath, is a mostly self-taught person.

Little Man vs. Wii

Little Man loves to play the Wii. He is almost a pro bowler, and when he plays right he can golf pretty well. I am impressed with his ability to play these games.

This morning when he got up, the first thing he said was "I didn't wet the bed," followed by "can I play the Wii?" All this at 6:14am. Crazy don't you think.

Little Man's interpretation of Mommy

"This is what Mommy looks like without Daddy"

Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Grade Awards

This post is more for family to see Kid-O's achievements for this year. Tuesday was first grade awards and Kid-O received three awards. She received the A honor roll award (all A's all year), the art award (her picture was chosen for Panopoly), and the A.R. award.

The A.R. award was for the highest average on the number of test taken. Kid-O took somewhere between fifty and sixty test (I don't know the exact number) and had an average grade of 99.9%. Out of all the test that she took she made an eighty on one, the rest were hundreds.

I did have a bone to pick with the school when it was all over though. Many children, probably around forty to fify kids took and past over one hundred test, so they received throphies. Which was fine; however, Kid-O received a paper award, so where do you think the importance was just placed. Out of all those kids, in only one class did one child that received a trophy received the highest average award. Many of those children took one hundred and fifty test to pass one hundred.

Being a person that reading comprehension has always been a struggle, I would think that more importance would be place on reading and comprehending what you read rather than being able to take many test.

On a side note, I could care less that Kid-O did not get a trophy, the paper award will fit nicely in her scrapbook, the trophy would not. I just care about what they have just taught these children. Concerned that Kid-O may not have thought her accomplishment was as important, I made a big deal of it, took her out to dinner, bought her a beach towel (princess of course), and talk to her about the importance of her award. Her response was, "I know, they just wanted to take tests to get a trophy." I have to say, I was just a bit proud of her for coming to that conclusion on her own.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


How do you get out of a funk? I have been in one for a while now, between the overtime, the Chicago trip, and now a golf trip, I am in a bit of a funk. I miss my hubby dearly, and am beginning to feel like a single mom. Makes me appreciate my hubby even more than I already did, and feel for the single mothers out there. I am feeling like I am going crazy, or that I am the junior Mrs. Going Goofy.

I hate being in a funk. Nothing seems to go right (meaning my way), but of course it is right because it is God's way, I just don't like it. When I am in a funk, it becomes very difficult to focus on God and not my situation. I think, what do I have to be in a funk about, I have a wonderful hubby, great kids, a nice home, my health, etc. It makes it very difficult to figure out exactly what is the problem.

I tell people I never get a vacation, because even when we go on vacation the children are still there. I love my children very much, but I could use a nice long break. Lots of people just don't seem to get that concept.

So, back to my question, how do you get out of a funk? Any suggestions? I could use them.

Another Silly Quiz

Three jobs I have had in my life
1.Wendy's Fast Food
2.Quality Control Microbiologist
3.Research microbiologist

Three movies I watch over and over
1.Over the Hedge
2.Sling Blade
3.Alvin and the Chipmunks

Three places I have lived
1. Crossville, TN
2. Mississippi State, MS
3. Huntsville, AL

Three shows that I watch
1. Scrubs
2. My name is Earl
3. Numbers

Three places I have been
1. Coronini, Romania
2. Baltimore, MD
3. Washington, DC

Three people who e-mail me regularly
1. Sherry
2. ???
3. ???

Three of my favorite foods
1. Gyros
2. Pasta
3. Chocolate

Three places I’d rather be right now
1. On a Honeymoon
2. Thrift shopping
3. Understanding life

Three friends I think will respond
1. Sherry
2. Laurie
3. Bev

Three things I am looking forward to this year
1. Growing in my Walk with God
2. New Bathrooms
3. July 4th

I'm smarter than a fifth grader...

You paid attention during 80% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind!

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Remodeling Update

I spent last week, pulling up the quarter round, base boards, the old vinyl floor, and scraping up the glue. I then spent the weekend, after the hubby removed the toilet and sink, fixing and repainting the walls. I still have a little more sanding to do and touch up the paint, but the bulk of it is done. Saturday, I got most of the tile laid down and cut pieces that needed to be cut. The hubby helped a bit, but I am trying to do as much of this on my own as possible. Then yesterday I picked all the fitted tiles back up and glued them down. Now is has to set for 24 - 48 hours before I grout. Then we can put the bathroom back together. It looks like we will be done by the weekend. Yeah!!!!

The color and floor

A close up of the floor. I love it!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Title Change

Mrs. Goofy told me yesterday I needed to change the title of my blog to "It's All Good, It's All God." Mrs. Goofy says I say that alot. I agreed, therefore, the name was changed.

Also, on the ABC's of Me, Mrs. Goofy, told me to put intercessory prayer, and my Martha Stewartness. So, I am not bragging, this is just want a dear friend thinks of me.

On the naughiest childhood behavior though, that answer is all mine. This of course was a true statement, until I accepted Christ as my Savior. What has he saved you from???

Everyone have a blessed day, I am off to run errands.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The ABC's of Me

Accent: southern
Book that I like: Bible
Chore I don’t care for: unloading the dishwasher
Dog or Cat: 1 dog
Essential Electronics: digital camera
Favorite Cologne: None.
Gold or Silver: gold
Handbag I carry most often: small and cute
Insomnia: no
Job Title: Homemaker
Kids: Three
Living Arrangements: ranch style house
Most Admirable Trait: intercessory prayer
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: pathological liar
Overnight hospital stays: three
Phobias: snakes
Quote: All things work together
Religion: Christian
Siblings: one older sister and older brother
Time I wake up: 5:50 am
Unusual Talent or Skill: Martha Stewartness
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: none
Worst Habit: popping nuckles
X-rays: yes
Yummy Stuff: pizza, chocolate
Zoo Animal I Like Most: giraffe

Why don't you play too?

Weighing in at 8 lbs 8 oz

The newest addition to our church family was born Monday May 12, 2008 at 2:05 pm. He weighed in at 8 pounds 8 ounces, and 21 inches long. When I went to the hospital yesterday to take pictures, he was 27 hours new. I hope you all enjoy the pictures.

Mommy and baby

What a profile

Baby sleeping

Grandpa and baby

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Small Stuff

My question for everyone today; is do you see God in the small stuff? God has really impressed on me the importance of seeing Him in the small things, not just the big things where it is easy to see Him.

Luke 9:10-17 - The feeding of the five thousand
vs 1 - "When Jesus had called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases..."
vs 12-13 - "Late in the afternoon the twelve came to him and said, 'Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.' He replied, "You give them something to eat." They answered, 'We have only five loaves of bread and two fish-unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.'"

So on the same day the disciples had enough faith to cast out demons and cure diseases of the people, they did not have enough faith to feed the five thousand. They know that God(Christ) was big enough, powerful enough to cast out demons and heal the sick, but to feed the five thousand, what a small task. What happened to their faith? Did they only see God as one who is only concerned about the big things not the little things?

In my own life, it is easy to see God in the big things, and much easier to see him in the small things now. I want to see God in everything, because he is in everything. How easy it was to see God work together all things for good, when the hubby and I got ready to move from Mississippi to Alabama. It was easy to see Him in two miscarriages that ended with exactly what I had prayed for in Little Man. Little Man is my David, my mighty warrior, with a soft heart. The big things are easy for us to see God, if you are looking of course.

But the small things, Wow, do you look? I do because I want to see Him. My God, the God, is not in a box anymore. For example, after several weeks of lots of overtime preparing for a new job, then a trip to Chicago, I had not seen the Hubby much. It was beginning to really get to me. I wanted him home. The day he gets back from Chicago, we were meeting for lunch. While I was sitting in my van, crying, praying God please just let him come home for dinner. When the hubby gets there, he asks if I am hungry or if I want to go home. I said I wanted to have lunch with him, he then said that he was not going back to work because his wife needed him. I just started crying even more, because God not only answered, but he answered better than I asked.

Do you see God in the small stuff? If not, look for Him, he will show Himself to you.

While You Were Sleeping - Casting Crowns

This is currently my favorite song. I am concerned for the state of the United States of America. We are losing sight of God in everything. The video is not the best, but the words are the more important part. I hope you enjoy this song.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Wii update

I was asked "who won?" I beat my dad at the duck shoot, cow race, tennis and bowling. However, the hubby kicks my rear at tennis for some reason. I beat him at bowling a lot though. So I guess it all works out.


A week ago Saturday, the hubby sends Little Man and myself to Wally-World to get some $0.92 paints to paint the Awana derby cars. Well, Little Man and I found the pinkish-purple, the metallic red, and the black that we needed for the cars. A total of $3.00 with tax. Well, as we pass by electronics we (Mommy) sees the Wii. I was planning to get one for the Hubby for fathers day, by ordering one from a friend. Well, to my surprise, I found one in stock. Of course, Little Man and I make the purchase. That $3 trip increased in cost significantly.

So, when we get home with it, this is where God is funny again, the hubby had the TV stand and stereo system pulled out hooking up the new converter boxes for the TV. So he proceeds to hooking up the Wii. Which, by the way, he gives me a hard time about the $3 trip, but he loves it.

This weekend my parents, Mamaw and Papaw, are in town. Today, Papaw was playing the Wii with me. He was trying to beat me at the duck shoot on the Wiiplay games. We are still learning the Wii. So I thought you all might like to see some pictures of me and my dad playing.

This is us playing the duck shoot game.

Still playing the duck shoot.

I am not sure what we are playing here. We look a bit intense though.

We tried to get Mamaw to play, but we have had no luck yet. I think we will get her there, we will just have to keep harassing her. Dad is right though, if you are going to buy a gaming system, make it a Wii.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My signature color....


You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

Find out your color at!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Awana Grand Prix

The church had an Awana Grand Prix event this year. The hubby tells me it is the same thing as the Boys Scouts Pine wood derby. So we bought five dollar kits for Kid-O and Little Man. Kid-O was in the Sparky Event (K-2), they did not have an event for the Cubbies (3-4), so Little Man helped daddy in the adult event.

Little Man's car is the red one. He wanted it to look like Lighting McQueen. He did the red painting on the car. I thought he did pretty well. Little Man and daddy's car finished in third place.

Kid-O's car is the pinkish-purple car. Daddy made her design it herself. So she drew on the piece of wood what the car was to look like. Daddy cut it out and sanded it for her. Then she had to paint it herself.

Kid-O's car came in third place in her age group. There was about twelve cars in her group. She was really excited about winning a trophy.

This was just the cool cat car designed by one of the little girls at church. She designed it, daddy built it, she decorated it. I thought it looked really nice. By the way, her car came in second in the Sparky event.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Flip Flops

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You are a very sweet and sensitive person.

You connect with other people easily.

You're the type of person who feels bad about killing bugs.

You hate to see anyone - or anything - in pain.

Your ideal warm weather place: Thailand

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Projects to begin

The kids bathroom

So the hubby and I are about to start the remodeling process on the two bathrooms in our home. This home was new construction, that we never really wanted, but we are thankful to have a home. This house has no character, so we are going to make it our own. I thought some might like to see the process from start to finish. I will be cleaning out the closet and removing the shelves today, along with pulling up the vinyl flooring and baseboards. The hubby will be back from Chicago Thursday, so I am getting it ready for remodeling. We will be replacing the sink with a pedestal sink and the vinyl with ceramic tile, along with repainting.