Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I am feeling a little more like myself only way more sluggish! The pain is mostly gone and easily subsided with mere regular motrin. After a full week of not much else other than sleep - it now eludes me! I am very sad for this fact. I am so thankful for my hubby and my mommy! They have been so wonderful and helpful.

Enough of that - I am sure you all are waiting for something more - something that will make you smile. The first day of surgery I obviously felt great! Having so much of the anesthetic still working in me - I thought "Wow! This isn't going to be near as bad as I thought!" Yeah! well the second day proved another picture altogether. They had given me one of those morphine pumps that I get to manage myself - and that first night after some of the "good stuff"was wearing off I started feeling a little of the pain. So, I thought that I would purposefully stay awake for over an hour so I could push the pump! Well, little did I know that I would end up feeling way out of it and nauseous. The nurse gave me something for the nauseousness and it put me even more out of it. I noticed I would be dreaming but awake (don't they call that hallucinating?) and I would talk out loud - I could feel myself doing it and even would laugh about it right then but could do nothing to stop myself. I think it would have been great if Sixbit had have had a tape recorder. Anyway - things are looking more favorable and less bleek starting yesterday - I think I just might make it!

Edited by my very own mother who claims I am still out of it!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


I was downloading some pictures from our church's kid's camp and found this picture - It reminds me of God's promises to His people - of which I am one! On the eve of my surgery, I am comforted to know that He will be with me and that so many people are praying for me and that all goes well with no complications and that this is the answer to all my problems. One of the dear ladies at church crocheted me a shawl with a note that "I am wrapped in the arms of God" - Thank you, Janet for that sweet tangible reminder.
Kelly, recognize the car in the driveway?

Friday, September 15, 2006

High Dive

My little munchkins jumped off the high dive for the first time EVER this week at swim practice. All three of them - and the funniest thing was that #3 went first and 5 different times. I do have to say, that I was a little nervous knowing how far he would go under before popping back up! But . . . he, they all did awesome. Unbeknownst (is that how you spell it?) to me - that the practice before, Sixbit offered B $100 (no, there are not too many zeros) to jump off! But. . . B was not ready that day. SO he waited until Sixbit was no where in site to decide to jump! At least I had my camera! I made the comment to C that she is blurry in all the pictures and her reply to me was, "Mom! I am in motion!". So, there you have it. Nothing on the photographers part - all on the subjects part!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Tag, I'm it

I have been tagged (maybe a week ago!) by Laughter Thoughts - so here, finally is my three themed Meme

Three things I am doing right now: blogging, watching tv and trying to stay awake

Three nicknames: Pinky, Ediebug, and Pinkydots

Three people that make me laugh: Sixbit, Bergan Herd and Sillybug

Three things on my floor: A's shoes (well actually she put them away earlier - but they are almost undoubtly always under the kitchen table), kitty food (Jumps is a very messy eater), and the phone base - it always seems to fall on the floor and noone knows how to pick it up - not even me!

Three things I can do: make people smile, make an awesome bed, sleep all day

Three things that I love: Sixbit, all the kids, and daisies.

I guess the name of the game is "tag you're it" - SO tag Kandid Kiwi, More Water and Brandi!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Soccer Star

So, guess what! Soccer started back up today! Whoo Hoo! At least this year there is only one playing so our Saturdays won't seem so filled! Here is our soccer princess right in the thick of it! Thanks to our friend, Susan for sending this pic to us!


If you happen to think about me and see that my posts are few and far between in the coming weeks - maybe you could pray for me! I am finally having my hysterectomy and haven't been feeling too well the last few weeks. I am not really anxious as much as just wanting to be on the healing side of things. My mom is coming to take care of me for quite a while and I am looking forward to that also - a girl needs her mommy sometimes.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Living Beyond Yourself

I started a new bible study today and I am very excited about it. This semester I decided to do something on my own and at home since I will be out for about 2 months. My mother and I are starting the Beth Moore Living Beyond Yourself study. It is a study on the fruit of the Spirit and it is online. It is a 10 week study with 5 days of homework in each week. If you are looking for something to study you should check this one out. You just download the homework and then after you complete the week of lessons then you listen to the video that goes with what you have just studied.

I haven't been very faithful lately with my time in the Word and so, today when I opened up my bible and started to read, my whole soul just let out a huge sigh of contentment! Don't you ever wonder why you let yourself slip in this area when it feels so good to be "in the Word"? I guess it is a little like exercise - something you have to discipline yourself to do but when you do it. . . you feel amazing.