Monday, March 29, 2010

Prayers, please...

Things are tough for us right now.  We have total faith that God will carry us through this life and that He has big plans for our family.  But in our humanness, we struggle.  We hate to see injustice in the world, in our own little world.  But just as we praise Him in the good times, we will praise Him in the bad.

To make a long story short, Jay has been repeatedly under attack at work.  Last fall he didn't get a promotion that he interviewed for, and while we were upset, we understood that it was not in God's plan.  We moved on and were ok.  Then a couple months ago the lady that got the job over Jay started making his life very difficult at work.  She then filed a formal complaint that he was going around spreading rumors about why she got the job over him.  Um, hello, that was, like, 4 months ago!  He never said anything!!

So they have been doing this big investigation.  Jay came home today and said he is off for the next 3 days on unpaid suspension.  He had Good Friday off anyway, and then next week they are on shutdown, so I guess his break is just starting extra early.

Pastor Jeff always says that when you are living your life for the Lord you will be attacked.  If you are sitting and doing nothing, then Satan has no reason to mess with're doing exactly what he wants you to do- NOTHING!  But we are closer in our walk with Christ now than we have ever been.  So we will endure these trials with our head high, speaking the truth.

Vengeance is the Lord's.  We do not seek vengeance on these people.  But its still heart-breaking.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun..I like random things like this.

Instructions: The post is a list of 99 random things. Bold the ones that you yourself have done  And for some I added my own little commentary.

1. Started your own blog (Although if you're reading this, you obviously know this fact! Have you visted my other blog, Blessed Cakes? Its all about my cookie/cake obsession.)

2. Slept under the stars (Well, in a tent..does that count? Probably not!)

3. Played in a band (I played flute for 6 years.)

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disney World

8. Climbed a mountain (yaaaay Camp Cheley!!!!)

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo (heck no! I wish!)

11. Bungee jumped (I used to want to do this...but now that I have Oliver, I'm too scared.)

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm (I looove thunder and lightning storms)

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Does cake/cookie decorating count?)

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning  (Ugghh queso from tumbleweed... :-@)

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise (Jay and my first vacation together was a Mexican cruise!)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (yes, during the first week of FREEZING COLD!!!!!!!!!!)

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (when I was younger my parents had all the cabinetry (sp?) for our  new house made by Amish. I still remember they had the cutest puppies!!)

36. Learned a new language (3 years of high school and 4 years of college German and I still barely speak it.)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sang karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (I would love to do this sometime.)

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (I can only do this if we arent by the water.  Dark water over my feet at night FREAKS ME OUT!)

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling  (Both!!! Snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico and Jamaica.  Scuba diving in Jamaica. Awesome!)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business (I sell cakes and cookies from my home, but thats not exactly a "business". Yet!)

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching (How about dolphin watching?  Yes!)

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (Did that in high school and felt good about myself, said I would do it often...aaaand havent done it since. I felt like crap afterward!)

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (Not the Lincoln Memorial, but I've visited so many Civil War battlesites, memorials, i've lost count.)

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone (Just a stress fracture, so thankfully not a "real" break.)

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (Bill Clinton! And saw Barack Obama up close but didnt stay around to "meet" him...hey, I was pregnant and grouchy.)

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo (I was 19, almost 20.  Its 3 daisies, on my back, and Oliver likes to poke it and laugh.)
94. Had a baby  (The best experience of my life!!!!)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quick update

I'll be getting ready to put Oliver down for a nap soon, but I just wanted to give a quick update.  We are all doing well.  Oliver was 18 mos old on Friday (sniff sniff) and had a ped. appt.  The dr was happy with everything, especially his speech/vocabulary, following directions, and how his feet are looking.  He said he has no doubt that our next orthopedic appt will be Oliver's last, just as we had hoped! Oliver weighs 25 lbs 7 oz (40%) and is 33" tall (80%).  He is very tall and skinny!!

Saturday Kirsten had an open house with her Pampered Chef stuff, another lady did Mary Kay make-up, and another Gold Canyon Candles.  I took a bunch of cookies and sold some and also took pics of my cakes.  It was a lot of fun! I had a lot of cookies left over, which I expected.  Jay took some to work today and at lunchtime some had sold so that was good.  A lot of people took business cards and contact info so it was a fun day!  (Check our my Blessed Cakes blog for pictures.)

Saturday night Jay's parents rented a few hotel rooms at a hotel here in town and we went and all the grandkids got to swim and play.  It was a lot of fun!  Its so cute to see Oliver playing with his cousins.  He loves playing with the "big boys." 

Alright, hopefully Oliver is ready for a  nap.  Its still a little early for him, but he seems tired.