Friday, January 30, 2009
Now, any of you that knows anything about canvas paintings, I need some help. As I stated my grandparents were smokers, so there are some small tar spots on the canvas. You might be able to see them in the picture if you double click on it. Anyway, does anyone know how you might be able to clean that off of the picture?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Another comment asked if we had found a new home church yet. We are working on that. God has had us back at the same church a couple of times. We have joined in on a couple of different Bible Study classes, because they don't have a traditional evening service. Which the hubby and I like. The children seem to really like the childrens program on the Sunday evening. They do a snack dinner for the kids, then break off into their classes, that way the Bible study classes can last longer. We have heard many wonderful things about the preacher and we met and talked to the associate minister for a while the last time we were there. We will probably give it a try on a Sunday morning before too much longer. The 35 minute drive back to our current church along with needing to be there at 8:30 am is getting a bit exhausting. We will miss our friends from our current church, but we know we will see them, everyone has to eat.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
As you can tell, I have change the kitchen to a pretty blue that the hubby and I liked and matched the curtain that we had picked out.
More peach in the family room....is now gone.
The family room is now a deep shade of green. If you look closely, you can tell that the green on the wall matches the green in the pillows perfectly. The hubby really, really likes that I am not a girlie girl. He loved the color when he got home.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I uploaded this picture for you all to look at as I describe what the pediatric cardiologist said today. So, if you look at the picture in the red section at the left ventricle, and you will see one set of thick, triangle shaped membranes, then above that is a set of thin line like membranes. The thin ones is the aortic valve, the thick ones is the "sub". Well, when Little Man was formed in the womb he got the extra set (thick pair). So the stenosis he has is not actually of the aortic valve, it is of the membranes that are not supposed to be there. So the good news is that when the heart has to be fixed, it will not be valve replacement. It is still open heart, but it would be the removal of the thick membrane verses valve replacement. The stenosis will most likely worsen as Little Man grows, so will we have to continue with the yearly EKG, and echocardiogram.
So, all that begin said to get to what you all really want to know which is....Little Man does not have to have heart surgery at this point in his life. God is good, all the time.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Well, the story gets better, because when we moved into this house, the hubby was in the attic, placing stuff in its place. The Missinator and I were handing things up to him as we would get them from downstairs. Anyway, the Missinator had gone back downstairs for another load and I was waiting with a load for the hubby, when I heard this noise, this unmistakable noise that I had heard before. The difference was there was no bad words after the sound; there was simply the calm voice saying "Why, Why?" When the Missinator came back up, I was holding my finger over my lips telling her to be quiet, all the while, I am trying desperately not to laugh. I walked her into our bedroom and showed her the hole in the ceiling of the new house that we had own for less then 24 hours. When the hubby came down, I told him there was things we missed from our home in Mississippi, that God gave us in this house, so he did not want us to miss an thing from the old house that we might have missed. Yet again, praise God the hubby was not hurt, and that we responded appropriately this time.
So four weeks later, the hole is still in the ceiling in my bedroom. I am hoping the hubby with get it fixed this next weekend. We will see how that goes.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Watch Kid-O play her new Hannah Montana Wii game is a bit funny. The hubby and I don't care much for the show, because of the acceptable behavior of the kids; however, we thought the game was an excellent idea. Kid-O is not big on exercise of any kind, so we thought this game would get her up and moving. As you can tell from the picture, it seems to be working. She does not use just her arms, she gets her entire body into the moves. She likes it and the hubby and I are pleased that she is up moving.
Friday, January 16, 2009
As you can tell from this picture, there is a large built in desk and shelves, which are nice. Room to work, not just a sewing machine in the closet anymore. I can't wait to get down there and get it organized and in use. I have lots of pictures to scrapbook, since I have been out of commission since early December.
Routine update...I am getting there. I have to get up about 50 minutes to an hour before everyone else in the morning to get my Bible and pray time in. I have not gotten used to that yet, but that is the only time I have found that the house is quiet.
Little Man update...We head back to UAB next week for his appointment with the pediatric cardiologist. Depending on what this doctor says, we are a go for spinal surgery. God placed someone in my life this morning whose father has aortic stenosis. She said they discovered the stenosis in her father when he was 14 because he pasted out. He was given a pacemaker at the time, then when he was around 40 the valve was replaced. He is currently in his 60's and still on his first valve. So that is great news, many people with this heart defect have the valve replaced 2-3 times in their life time.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I believe he is really happy.
This one is for Grandma and Grandpa. Just thought you all might get a kick out of the mud all over the four wheeler. We now have a set of clothes that is just for four wheeler riding. The more mud you kick up the better.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
We visited one church this evening that was nice, but we did not get much of a feel for it because they don't have evening worship service only study classes. We joined in on one though. We will probably go back and try it again. We are finding that many of the churches where we have moved too don't offer evening Sunday service. Many offer study classes, which is great, but you can't get a feel for the pastor that way.
All that said, I ask that those of you who read and believe in the power of prayer, if you would, please pray for routine in our lives, and the home church God would have us to be involved in.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
0.5 acre, mature trees
Family room from front door
Family Room from dining room
Living room from kitchen
Guitar Time (Mini-Me and Daddy)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Anyway, they put two tubes in, one catheter tube in the urethra and one in the anus. Little Man was a trooper yet again. He cried a little when they put in the catheter tube, but that was the end of it. Then they filled his bladder with saline all the while taking pictures of the bladder and urethra. After the bladder was full, Papaw and I had to convince Little Man that it was okay to relieve himself in the bed. It was funny to watch him, because we told him that if he would do it he could go home. He laid on the bed for about five minutes thinking about whether he was going to do that or not. He finally decided he would. Then he got to immediately get up and get dress. The funniest part of the whole thing, we get home, then leave to go pick Kid-O up from school and on the way home Little Man tells Kid-O that since his doctors appointment his "peanuts hurt when I go pee".
I am not kidding or exaggerating when I say watching Little Man go through this stuff is a blessing. He handles it better then I think most adults would.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Kid-O excited about her hair beader.
Little Man excited about his new Mario Kart Wii game. He has been playing it a lot.
Mini-Me was the first one up on Christmas morning. He stood there and looked straight at his stuff and asked, "What stuff come from?" That was his words, then he went straight to his pile.