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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas day..I shouldn't even be on the computer..so I'll just be a sec. I am so thankful for the way God has provided a very nice Christmas for our kids..for us. I was so worried (I know, shouldn't worry) but, I was..I know stuff is stuff and my kids aren't materialistic but, every parent wants a nice Christmas for their kids..anyway, I am so incredibly thankful to my family and wonderful friends for their thoughtfulness and taking to time to think of us this holiday season. I wish I had a more eloquent way to put it.. tears come to my eyes when I think of what everyone has done. and the constant emails and notes to say they are thinking of us...blessed.

I opened my new devotions book my mom so conveniently "forgot" to take back with her..today's devotion...

-if we are in the will of God, He will always bring provision to us. We don't have to try to chase it down; it will seek us out. We don't have to try to make things happen; God will bring them to us.
-When we begin to believe this, we are free to cast our care upon Him. We don't have to stay up all night fretting and worrying, trying to figure out what to do to take care of ourselves. We can simply deposit ourselves with God. -Joyce Meyer

Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas week

A few days til Christmas. Mom left today, she has been a great help (still don't know how I'm so busy). Derek is reading and MacKenzie is singing to Taylor Swift...maybe Derek's not reading. Kind of loud upstairs.. I'm baking and Noah is sleeping..ahhhh, sounds nice! :-)

I went to church Sunday, hadn't been in a while, stood in the back. It was the first time I felt "calm" in..well, since I can remember. Finally had a glimpse of real Christmas. Please keep prayers coming for Danny of course but, for me to find what I'm missing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Almost Christmas

Danny had 8th treatment this morning and taking a nap now..(4 left) My mom made him chicken soup, MacKenzie played with Noah and Derek helped clean the house with me. I'm having a good day (other than Danny feeling bad :-( Getting ready to bake cookies.. I have tried so hard this holiday season to get in the festive mood..hasn't really worked so far. Usually I'm very much in the mood from Thanksgiving til about New Years! LOL. Trying to fake it for the kids..

Working mostly on my attitude this week. I can be quite whiny...which of course NO one wants to hear (mostly me), doesn't accomplish anything, and is just plain annoying. I've waited to be in a good mood to write...yes, this is me in a good mood. LOL Need purpose...

What is on your Christmas list? Mine other than the obvious..a super great job for Danny and friends :-)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Well, today I desperately need a nap! Noah is doing great..but, I'm still not getting enough sleep.

Busy week...slammed into curb trying to take kids to Barnes and Noble..was only going 5 miles an hour in mall parking lot so not sure how that happened. Anyway, thought it would be ok...but, it's losing air now..so, have to call around today...

MacKenzie told Danny he looked like Dr. Evil (she's not even seen the movie)...it's not really the look he was going for, heee heeeee ;-)

Happy Weekend, everyone!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas party, birthday, Danny oh my!

Still so busy! I can't believe Noah is going to be 4 weeks tomorrow! He's getting bigger and ohhhh soooo sweet.

Danny had his 7th treatment last Friday...although now I'm counting down instead of up...sooo 5 left. He did good, lots of distractions this weekend, so that helps. He has a very stylish new hair cut..it's the Vin Diesel / Tim Stevens look ;-)

We went to our favorite Christmas party this weekend..it's our favorite we go every year...horses, Christmas tree, friends, and quiet. Fun for all of us.

Ok..cannot believe Christmas is almost here! I love Christmas and the traditions of the season..part of me, with everything going on, doesn't feel Christmassy though.. trying to do fun things with the kids (without the shopping) lots of baking and making things. As a parent, we want everything to be perfect.

Today we are getting ready for Danny's birthday tomorrow..having spaghetti and his favorite cookies..peanut butter kisses. He is truly the most amazing husband and the best daddy ever.