Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Good, The Bad(and we hope not the Ugly)

We have had a lot of things going on in our household lately, of course we always do, but this week has been alittle, different. The Captain is pretty sure that we will be able to stay here and retire, oh happy day!! Of course we know that he will probably have to deploy one more time before that, but we are fine with that, we have a great support system here where we live.

So the good, is that we signed a contract on a home this past week! We are all four so excited!!! Oddly enough, it is the house that is right in the back yard of this house! So the move will be easy, although it has been yearsssss since we have moved ourselves, we are use to the Military moving us. But we will have a whole month to take our time and move, so we should be fine. The kids are looking forward to painting their bedrooms before we move in, can't wait, so exciting!!! So we will be celebrating the Holidays in OUR own home this year! And this home is def. the house that we are wanting to retire in, a house where the kids can come back to, and a house where the Captain and I can grow old together :)

Now for the bad! On Monday the Captain was in a wreck on Post. A lady flew through a stop sign and hit him. Praise the Lord that he was not hurt!! However, the car wasn't so lucky! The lady was at fault, and a MP saw the whole thing happen. The car had to get towed on a wrecker to the Body Shop, and the Captain has a rental car. Another praise is that the lady has the same insurance as us!!

We hope that we will not have the ugly.....they may total out the car. Wouldn't you know that it's the car that is paid for! We hope that it is not totaled out, we really do not want another car payment. The Van will be paid off in a year(from Monday when the wreck happened)! I will drive my van until it rots! I love my van! So, if the car is totaled, we will probably get the Captain a truck, thank the Lord that he will probably get promoted the end of this year! Although, a car payment is NOT how we wanted to spend his promotion :( So, we will see, I am sure that we will find out today.

So, moral to the story, do not forget to thank God everyday for your many blessings, because things can change in a blink of an eye!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Night Football

Our Friday nights have been taken over by High School Football. Actually, I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday evening than with the Captain, and the Bookworm at the Princess's High School watching her march in the Band and seeing her School's Football Team play!

This is the first Friday night in 3(or 4) weeks that we have not been at a game. Tonight is an away game, so the Band did not go, instead they had practice due to them having their first Competition tomorrow! Go Marching Pride!!!
We are so very proud of the Princess, she looks like a natural on the field marching, I tell her she does so well because she took tap for 10 years! She had to learn so many different moves for tap and then put them all together in routines for recitals, so I believe that is what makes marching and playing her flute/piccolo so easy for her.

So a break tonight, but next week we'll be at it again! And what does the Bookworm like to do at the games??????????? Hang out with his "3 girlfriends" pictured above and go the Consession stand! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall and Apple Picking

This past Saturday we made our yearly trip to North Carolina to pick apples. Since it was the only Saturday that we have free for two months, we headed to Grandad's!(apples that is) This year it of course was warmer last year. Last year we went in October and it was cold, we had on coats and hats and gloves, this year we had on shorts! What a huge difference, never the less, we had a wonderful time!

We enjoyed picking the apples, from the apple trees, and we picked three different varieties. Two of the kinds that we picked are great for baking, and the other for snacking! I will most definately have to make a homemade apple pie this week(sometime when I am free)! We of course took Sandy our English Coker with us, she goes most every where that we go, especially now with the weather getting a tad bit cooler. She enjoys being with the fam and going on road trips with us. We even used a wagon at Grandad's to put her in! I'll attach a picture of her in it, it was too cute!
We also enjoyed the corn maze that they have. It is fun to do as a family and it is a nice team building exercise to do together. Last year we found all of our five points, this year we found all five of our points but we went one step further and found them all in order too!(this from NO thought of our own, it just happened to happen that way)!!

It was a great day trip we wonderful family memories that were made and that we'll remember together for the rest of our lives. So as you read this I hope that you are thinking of ways that you and your family can make a memory, and enjoy some fun together!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9 Months til Now

I sit here typing this thinking all the way back to January of this year. January is when I started getting sick and started to feel really fatigued and developed a cough that seemed like it never wanted to go away. It has taken 9 months to finally get to the point of diagnosis, many tests and tests results, and finally to medication. I praise God for good results of no cancer, and I praise God for medication that my Doctor gave me yesterday. Even though it is a medicine that I have to take everyday for the rest of my life, I praise God for it and I am praising God for the change that the medicine is suppose to make in my body. Hoshimoto's diesease along with having Hypothyrodism isn't something fun to be living with, but praise the Lord for medication that will regulate me, eventually, to where I need to be! Today makes day two of taking my medication, I pray that when I go back in three months that there is improvement in my thyroid levels.

I thank my Husband, the Captain, for continually being by my side throughout the past 9 months. God knew when we met in High School that we were meant to spend out lives together! There have been many days where I was so tired that I couldn't do anything and he was there for me. There have been so many days where my the heels of my feet have hurt so bad that I dreaded having to walk, or where my feet have been so swollen that I couldn't even put on my tennis shoes! Lots and Lots of days where(even though it is Summer and 72 degrees in our home) I have to put on a coat because I am about to freeze to death. Not to mention tons of sleepless nights and so many tests! Thank you Lord for a Christian Husband!

Not only has the Captain been there for me, but the Princess and the Bookworm have been as well. There have been times where they knew that I was not feeling so well, or when I needed to take a nap, or many times where they knew that Dad would be bringing home pizza(again) because Mom didn't feel like cooking. They are my life, and I love both of them! I smile everyday because of them and the Hubby!

Then there are my parents! I don't know what I would do without them and their love, not only for me, but for the Captain(whom they treat like a son), and the kids(their only grandkids). They are blessing in my life and their encouragement, love and prayers have meant a lot. It is a blessing to have Christian parents!

Then there are all of my friends, the ones that I call my prayer warriors, they know who they are, I don't have to mention them name by name. They have continually prayed for me during this time in my life. Consistantly for the past 9 months they have lifted up prayers for me. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there. Jesus hears our prayers, He always answers. It may not be in the time frame of when we want an answer, but He always answers. And sometimes it may not be the answer that we want, but He still answers.

Got God? If not, why not? When you look at all the wonderful things around you and the blessings in your life that you have, how can you not want to have God in it. It's really as easy as the ABC's.
A=admit to God that you are a sinner.
B=believe that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sin. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead.
C=confess that you want Jesus to be Lord of your life and commit your life to Jesus. Trust Him to be your Savior and Lord.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Most Wonderful Weekend

The Captain, the kids, and I had a most wonderful Labor Day weekend, we spent it at my parent's home. We love going down to visit them, it's been awhile since we've been down. We spent friday night at the Princess's first High School Football Game, it was her first time marching with the Band, she did a most wonderful job, we're proud of her! Saturday we shot doves, it was fun, and the Princess shot more than anyone! Saturday night Mom made her most delicious taco soup and it was amazing! It was so good that I am going to make it this coming Sunday for lunch and invite our Pastor and his family over! Of course the day would not have been complete without the kids swimming and ride four wheelers and the golf cart! They love going to Poppy and Nanas!

Saturday night the kids stayed at Mom and Dad's and the Captain and I came home in order that we could go to our Church on Sunday and teach our Middle School Sunday School Class. After Church we went and had lunch then we came home and headed back to my parents. The kids went to the drive-in with Poppy and Nana and saw Toy Story 3 Sunday night and they had a wonderful time.

Monday morning the Captain, the Bookworm and my Dad went deer hunting. We they returned we helped my parents with a project that they wanted to do around their house and at lunch we had a family get-together with my Mom's sister and her family. It was a great day! Good food and great fellowship and the homemade churned ice cream that Mom made added to the perfection of the day!

Nothing beats hanging out with family :)