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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today is Paint day!!

We have decided (Madison Trina and I) that Tuesday is paint day! They can paint for as long as they want as many times as they want.

I took these pictures with my Iphone! So cute!












Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week 17 - “Smiles” Photo Challenge!




This is Maddy last weekend. I think she looks magical. I love her and them big blue eyes.






Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pioneer Woman book signing Portland OR

I was so excited to meet Ree! I have been reading her blog for about three years now and I feel like she is my friend. So to meet her was going to be weird yet awesome! I know so much about her about her kids her ranch her cooking I mean pretty much all there is to know about a friend! But I was able to ask her a question it was a little bit of a joke but I couldn't resist! I asked when she was going to have another baby (while holding my cute 5 month old man) she of course had a funny response about spanks and all us rude ladies bringing our cute babies. Hehe

I am sad to say that I was number 270 out of 300 tickets and by 8pm they were only at number 100! So Patti and I decided it would be way to late by the time we got to meet her so we left sniff sniff.. We live in Vancouver, WA about a 30 minute drive from the book signing and I had four kids and a hubby at home waiting for me. If I would have gone all alone with out the baby I think I would have stayed till midnight! It was a school night and so I headed home.

I was happy to have seen her and ask her a question. She is even more beautiful and funny in person! She even sang for us! I hope someday to win a trip to her ranch and really get to know her. For now I am happy to haven been able to go out and support her and show her that the NW loves her!!

I ♥ The Pioneer Woman!

P.S. I hope you tried some sushi while you were here! Seattle and Portland has good fresh seafood!


She just realized there was no Micraphone!

This is Miles he had the mic


She is so beautiful!!

This is as close as I got =(

Grandma and jacob

He was such a good boy!





Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Week 16 - “Collages” Photo Challenge



I had the pleasure of meeting this doll last week! She is so adorable and thought this was the perfect week to show her off!




Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A scary day at the Hospital

Yesterday did not go as planned! I woke up around 8am like I usually do, I picked up the baby and immediately knew he was way too hot and was breathing funny like he couldn't catch his breath. I got out the ear thermometer and took his temp. I was in shock when it read 104.7!! I immediately called the Dr. and got an appointment for noon. I got all the kids ready and took Alexis to school (a little late) she helped me get everything together. I went to my mom’s house to watch the girls. I took his temp again and it was the same. I was really worried at this point because I gave him Tylenol an hour before and it was not helping. So I went to his appointment a little early. They did an assessment on him and decided to send him over to the Hospital. They were concerned he had pneumonia.
We got to the Hospital and checked in. I was really scared at this point and already had cried! He is so small and I have never had to go through anything like this with any of the other kids at such a young age.
When we first went in they checked his oxygen it was at 80%, very concerning! They did a bunch of tests and gave him a breathing treatment, an IV for fluids, and then decided it was best to admit him. At that point I was really scared and nervous. I was there alone and had no one to talk to about what was happening and just broke down crying. My emotions and mind were on hyper drive.
Once we were in his room and settled the Dr. came in to take a look and make her assessment.
The major concern is that he has bronchiolitis.
They said it's what used to be called RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), which
Nathans brother Gabe was hospitalized for when he was 8 months old. It has changed over the
years into a more serious form and is called bronchiolitis. He also has an ear infection and received antibiotic through the IV for that.
Thank goodness Nathan arrived after work for a little emotional support. I felt so much better once he walked in the room!

Jacob is doing better and we are home from the
hospital, in fact, we were released in the middle of the night around 1am.
His oxygen level went up to 95%. When we were released his temp was down to 101.
They gave him medication through an inhaler and sent it home with us. He has to have a treatment every four hours. He hates it and freaks out every time.
It is very likely that since he had this before 1 year old, that he will
have asthma, but only time will tell.
What a scare, but the worst is over and it's back to managing it all at home. Also, the girls are
recovering from illness and Madison is on antibiotics for a double ear
infection herself. I have had a long week!!

I found some inner strength I did not know I had. What I really feel is that it mostly came from the Lord and all your prayers. So thank you!
I will keep you all updated if anything changes.






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Monday, April 12, 2010

Mini School Pictures Shoot

I finally got around to taking the kids school pictures. I am not sure why we waited so long! Alexis has been bugging me a lot the last few weekends. Most of the time it was raining or we had a birthday party. This weekend was beautiful so we made it to the park on Saturday and got some cute shots!
Madison wanted to do everything Alexis did and Trinity just wanted to play.
Here are a few of my favorites.


























Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter fun

I think I am finally caught up!!! Minus Nathans birthday and Valentines day, I didn't take any pictures on those days it was more personal and intimate. (I will say that this Valentines day Nathan did surprise me with a pair of beautiful diamond ear rings!!!oh I love him)
On to Easter!
Saturday morning I made french toast for breakfast got the girls all cleaned up then started dying eggs. We have not tried dying eggs in the past and felt this was a great year to start. We started out with about 10 eggs. Nathan was having a great time! He decided that ten was not enough and went and got an 18 pack form the store. We have tons of eggs at home from our own chickens but they are all brown and green. Ever try to dye a green egg? We tried red and it made it look just like a brown egg=) Kellis kids and Ryan arrived first and got in on dying eggs. Nathan was like a kid in a candy shop, at times you would never think he could be so entertained by dying eggs but one reason I love that man is because he loved being a child and he loves doing things with kids to give them that same experience.
After dying eggs and lunch(egg salad sandwiches of course) we had all the kids go upstairs and play while we hid a ton of eggs, we normally would do this outside but here in Washington it likes to rain and rain a lot it did!!!
The hunt was on and it was a good one, some eggs were way obvious and some you really had to hunt for we had a split of age groups about three around 9 and five toddlers. It went well, much candy was ate and sugar induced comas occurred.

Before I go I want to reflect on the true meaing of Easter.
After Jesus was crucified, Joseph of Arimathea had Christ's body placed in his own tomb. A large stone covered the entrance and soldiers guarded the sealed tomb. On the third day, a Sunday, several women (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Joanna and Salome are all mentioned in the gospel accounts) went to the tomb at dawn to anoint the body of Jesus.

A violent earthquake took place as an angel from heaven rolled back the stone. The guards shook in fear as the angel, dressed in bright white, sat upon the stone. The angel announced to the women that Jesus who was crucified was no longer in the tomb, "He is risen, just as he said." Then he instructed the women to inspect the tomb and see for themselves. Next he told them to go inform the disciples.

With a mixture of fear and joy they ran to obey the angel's command, but suddenly Jesus met them on their way. They fell at his feet and worshiped him. Jesus then said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see me."

When the guards reported what had happened to the chief priests, they bribed the soldiers with a large sum of money, telling them to lie and say that the disciples had stolen the body in the night.

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the women near the tomb and later at least twice to the disciples while they were gathered at a house in prayer. He visited two of the disciples on the road to Emmaus and he also appeared at the Sea of Galilee while several of the disciples were fishing.

Points of Interest from the Story:
• There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary and ending with Paul. They were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched.
• Jesus' resurrected body was different from his physical body. It was no longer subject to the same laws of nature. He could transcend locked doors, and yet he could still be touched and he could eat.

• Before Jesus ascended into heaven he gave the Great Commission, telling his followers to go and make disciples of all nations.

• The stone was not rolled away from the tomb so Jesus could get out. He was able to walk through walls (John 20:19) in his resurrected body. The stone was rolled away so that everyone could see that he was risen.

Question for Reflection:
When Jesus appeared to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, they didn't recognize him (Luke 24:13-33). They even talked in great length about Jesus, but they didn't know they were in his very presence. Has Jesus, the resurrected Savior visited you, but you didn't recognize him?




























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