Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I absolutely love fall.  I love being able to cuddle under a blanket, wear sweaters, baking, soup making, see the changing colors.....etc.etc. etc....  I love seeing the leaves on the trees and farmers in the field.  I was thinking that one year ago Maggie (and I) were in the hospital right now with her 2nd transplant.  I remember the feeling of almost surprise when I drove home for my quick time with Rod and Jared each week  while I looked at how much had changed in the colors.  

It feels so good to watch the changes as they occur gradually this time instead of all at once. :)  Until I got behind a tractor hauling 2 grain wagons that were fish-tailing on the highway and I couldn't pass.  :)

Just got a phone call from Maggie's doc.  I hate it when the docs call b/c they never call and it is usually bad when they call - but not this time.  She stated again that Maggie's scan showed 'no sign of neuroblastoma' and her urine numbers look good.  Maggie's immune system is also looking good.  Her numbers are not quite normal but they are "good enough" to start on her vaccinations.  Now, I am not necessarily looking forward to doing pokes again but the fact that Maggie's body keeps healing is enormous!!!  At least I don't have to give her these shots.  

I think that I am going to try my hand at menu planning in October.  This is where I will plan a whole months worth of suppers.  That way I know what I need to buy at the store and use up what I have.  I also am not so tempted to order pizza!  So I need to get that done before Friday!

Ok, so God is challenging me to do something and I am struggling.  Not only am I fearful of doing this but also I am not being as self disciplined in following thru.  I have shared with a few people what this challenge is but I am not ready to share with everyone.  Sorry - my fear :)   But please feel free to keep me accountable on my follow thru.

Remember to keep looking for how God is showing Himself to you!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Here goes!

I've thought about doing this for awhile.  To be completely honest, I am not sure that I will have anything to share that will be worth "following" a blog for. :)  So please don't feel compelled to read this just "to be nice"! :)

So, what will I write about? 

Well, if you noticed I entitled this blog "God wants us to live BIG lives".  I wrote that as a reminder to myself of all that I have learned in the past 18 months or so.  I have some clues as to what God is leading me to but I still need to be reminded to follow thru and to step out in faith.  SO....some of my writing will be about what God is doing all around.

I will also write about my family.  I am so stinkin' in love with my hubby.  Rod and I have been through so much together.  We love to laugh and make each other laugh - especially when we are arguing.  He is my anchor in the midst of lifes storms.  He brings stability to my life - he is so even-keeled.  Drives me crazy - but I love him for it too.  We definitely balance each out in many ways.  I love him more than anyone - sometimes it is a conscience choice! :)  But most of the time it comes easy.

Jared is our 6 year old 1st grader.  He is so stinkin' smart!  He has a huge heart and strives so hard to please.  He makes me so happy to watch his imagination just explode.

Maggie is almost 5 and in preschool.  She is our little cancer survivor and how God showed his many miracles to us.  She absolutely loves people and everything girly.

I am also all about saving money.  I feel that part of my job is to find ways of getting the most for our money.  So I will most likely share some of my discoveries.

Tonite the kids and I are doing 'movie night'.  We had homemade pizza and we are watching (ok mostly them) Princess and the Frog - for the 2nd time.  Rod is working a wedding rehearsal.  He should be home soon.  The kids love these nights and ask for them regularly.  How easy to rent a movie from the library and hang at home and in the process make our children happy.  I made a pumpkin dessert.  Usually we have popcorn but Jared requested a dessert.... which unfortunately for my waist line - I was happy to oblige.

I should probably write about how I am going to lose weight.  Ummmm....yeah right.:)  Eventually :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First Post!

Ok, So, I said that I would try this thing out.  I'll have to play around with the setup of this thing.

Just feeling really blessed today! :)