Posts Tagged ‘church’

home bound.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Izzy and I are home today.  Izzy’s sweet teacher, Melanie, had shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago and is home getting better.  Please pray that she gets well soon! We miss her!  Michele, Izzy’s para and school mom is home with her son who is sick today.  The two of them absent means Izzy gets to be home with me.  It’s a rainy day and nice day to stay in, but Izzy does love school.

We’ve been busy with Kid’s Krusade all week at church.  Last night was the last night.  Brent Pickens came from Arkansas and did puppets and chalk drawings etc.  Emelia was excited to get to help with puppets the last two nights.  Izzy enjoyed the program a lot and listened very intently.  She was so vocal Tuesday night I tried to slip out with her but the Pastor insisted I stay in, saying she was fine.  At the end of the service Brent invites the children up to pray.  When he asked them to raise their hand if they wanted to have Jesus in their hearts Izzy’s hand went up way high.  (her YES hand).  Here she is with her cool lighted sunglasses (a treat for the kids last night).

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Bailey has been really busy with competitive drama.  He isn’t performing (yet) but is a stage hand.  He is planning to enroll in competitive drama to perform next semester and seems to really love being involved in drama.   I love that my brother Mike bought a new home in the addition very close to the high school.  Bailey walks there after practice and Mike brings him home.  Works out really well.  They are best buds 🙂 …

I just got a text from Amanda saying she needs a flu shot.  She had a cold last week but fortunately got over it quickly.  Her car is fixed. YAY.  After having the time belt off and water pump replaced the distributor went out (cha-ching) and finally it is all together and she took it back to OU Sunday evening.   She may need some online backup. She went on a retreat last weekend and had a great time.  She has been so focused on studying and stressed I think it did her a lot of good to get away for a couple of days.

I have been walking/running most days.  I love how pretty the weather has been and enjoy the park!  Here is the little pond… and the finishing scene! When I see my suburban I know I’m almost done and that is a good feeling 🙂 .



I made some veggie stew Monday and then again yesterday.  I filled up the pot that was Marmars to the brim 🙂 …  I love that pot!  It is so good. Emelia has had it as an after school snack each day and even said it was the best soup in the world. And to do a post ondisability appeal.


Veggie soup.

large sweet onion diced

1 T olive oil

2 lbs carrots chopped

2 lbs potatoes chopped

2 bags assorted mixed frozen veggies

1 lg can italian green beans

1 lg can whole tomatoes

1 lg can diced tomatoes

1 can rotel

2 cans veg broth

water (salted to cover veggies)

1 pkg. williams chili seasoning

salt & pepper to taste

Saute onions in olive oil, add remainder of ingredients, stir, cover and cook on medium heat until veggies are cooked.

I plan to try this next:

cowboy caviar
• 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can pinto beans
• 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can white shoepeg corn
• 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can black-eyed peas
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped
• 3-4 green onions, chopped
• 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tiny peas
• 1/4 cup oil
• 1/4 cup vinegar
• 1/3 cup sugar
Rinse starch off beans. Drain vegetables.Mix 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/3 cup sugar. Boil until sugar is dissolved. Pour over the drained vegetables. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with Fritos or other dipping chips.

Question: I saw on dr. oz yesterday a lady made breakfast wraps with high fiber wraps… has anyone bought those and where and what section?  TIA.

the stranger

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

We have been watching The Stranger DVD series on Wednesday nights at church. These short (about 30 minutes each) dvd’s are really thought provoking. Tonight’s was a modern day Mary & Martha story. I was literally in tears at the end.

They are so good!

I brought tonight’s home for Matt because he was stuck messing with Amanda’s car. Again. It was the thermostat this time.


week in review

Monday, July 21st, 2008

week in review text
Week’s Weather … It’s gonna be a hot one!

Sunday Sermon … Left after class… izzy was crying and my eyes were swollen shut (allergies) this morning so I had to keep my sunglasses on during class…

Life lessons … teens = drama. (not mine…)

Favorite Meal(s) quesadillas with chicken fajitas and guac!

Treasured Moment(s) A day spent with Amanda! We had lunch and shopped. It was nice to spend time alone with her. Three evenings at teen vbs.

Simple Pleasures Texts from teens saying, “i love you!” … driving around having a serious talk with Bailey… floating in the pool with matt.

Talked with Julie! (she’s in town and I’ve seen her twice.)… Melody… lunch with Miki and the gang.

Impacting News

National …


Personal Amanda got a new laptop!!!

Things I Read : still working on Twilight. Devos. Bible.

Movies/Videos NONE! We’ve been so busy with church/vbs we haven’t watched anything!

Interesting Internet Wikipedia continues to impress me!

Places We Went shopping, lunch at Chequers…

Budget Savers/Busters gas is still too high.

Blessings: good health, good friends, family.

Challenges Situation with girls in class.

Accomplishments: Did a lot of yard work! Organized and cleaned pool area. De-weeded the gardens.

Family Happenings planning for Amanda and Izzy’s birthdays next week!



me & amanda at teen vbs with glow-necklaces.


Our scavenger group at braums taking a pic with the clerk!


All of us on a swing (scavenger hunt!)


Silly boys!



Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

we’re having a concert at church.

the group is called radial angels.

I need to find/borrow/buy some ear plugs before we leave, I think it’s going to be VERY LOUD!!!

Here’s a sample…

p.s. our church isn’t that big, but one of the band member’s mother attends so that was how they ended up coming!