Monday, August 31, 2009

Chloe's birthday

Aah! It's mucher cooler today. Unfortunately it's supposed to go back to the 90's tomorrow and Wednesday. The kids first day of school is supposed to be the hottest day of the week. Doesn't that figure! I'm hoping we'll be able to throw together a last minute party for Chloe's birthday which was on Saturday the 29th this next weekend. We did that last year and it was a lot of fun. So, I do hope the weather is warm for Labor Day Weekend. At least on Saturday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Good Shopping Day (air conditioning)

Oh, man. And I thought it was hot yesterday! It's over 100 degrees today, which makes it about 110 or more in our unairconditioned trailer house. Yuck! We're dying. The cold shower I just took felt really good. We also went to the Salvation Army and got a few clothes for the kids to start the school year. Of course, I've found it impossible to keep the kids out of them. They're wearing them now. Or at least the girls are. Jeremiah coudn't care less. He found what he needed and was ready to come home five minutes after we got there. I'm going to go back on Monday, the last day of their big sale. All their clothes are 79 cents a piece until the end of the month, including adult clothes. They had a ton of women's jeans, so I might get something for myself, even. Then, we went to see Josh at the mall where he was getting his new iphone for work, so Angela could show off her new "Queen Amidala" shirt. She's from Star Wars for those of you that are not familiar. Then, after we looked around a bit and met Josh back at the AT&T store again he took us to the Super China Buffet. Not my favorite place, but I was hungry, so I wasn't complaining. Then, we came home to get Angela ready to go to her friend, Maggie's house. She's spending the night there tonight and we'll pick her up on our way out of town to go to our picnic's and camping tomorrow. I'll throw together some clothes for everyone tonight after Celebrate Recovery.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Hot Day and A Busy Weekend Coming Up

Well, Jeremiah seems to be a little better today. Ugh! Is it ever hot, though, and the pool is not opened this week as I mentioned earlier. Most of their guards went back to school, so they don't have enough guards available at the same time to open the pool at all. It'll be open this weekend and doesn't it figure that the forecast is calling for rain. We'll be out of town anyway, so that's okay. In anticipation of possible rain (and just because he loves me so much) Josh arranged for us to have a cabin at the Boy Scout camp where we'll be staying. We're going to a family reunion for a little while and then to a staff picnic with the Boy Scouts and if we headed back after that we would get home early the next morning. So to avoid the late night we're just staying the night there at the campground.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still Dealing With Some Sort of Sickness

Well, Jeremiah's stomach flu turned into a cold. He has a really bad soar throat and he sounds all stuffy. He wasn't complaining about the stuffiness though. He was complaining that it hurts to swallow. Please pray that the rest of us stay healthy. This is not how we needed to start the new school year. We need all the kids to be healthy next Wednesday for their first day of school. We have a busy weekend planned this weekend as well. A family reunion, a Boy Scout employee picnic and camping, so we don't have to come back super late that night.

Lots of Paperwork

Okay, getting the kids ready to go back to school is definitely going to be a challenge. Especially all this paperwork!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Sick Child

Well, Jeremiah has the stomach flu or something, so I'm staying home from church with him while Josh takes the rest of them to church. Or at least Angela. Chloe's not awake yet, so she might be staying home with me as well. I've got to fill out all their forms for school and get them to the school this week. Not to mention get their school supplies and clothes for school. We did finally find out who their teachers are going to be. I guess all that information is on the website. I'll update you further later.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Update On Computer Issues

Well, now I have internet at home on my laptop but there appears to be a problem with our home computer. The Dell Company was going to charge us 50 dollars to fix it. First of all we don't have 50 extra dollars right now and second of all we don't think we should have to pay for something that was most likely caused by them in the first place from the way it sounds, so we're getting a friend of ours who works on computers for a living to take a look and see if he can fix it, before we even consider paying them to fix the problem. We haven't called him yet, but we will or talk to him tomorrow at church. Anyway, now my laptop is hooked up in the living room in place of our desktop. So, Josh is using my computer as well. Fortunately, he's not on it a lot, cause he has his own laptop for his work and that's mostly what he uses the compute for. He does check our personal email on here and also gets on facebook for a few minutes each day. He doesn't play the games and stuff like I do. I limit my activity there, but don't completely abstain. He completely abstains from playing any games and usually taking the tests as well. Anyway, it's late and I need to get ready for bed.

Friday, August 21, 2009

No Internet At Home And Getting Ready For School

Well, my computer doesn't recognize the router, so we're going to have to buy a new router, which we can't afford right now. So, right now I am at the HIRC (Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center). And for some reason now the home computer won't connect either, so until Josh gets back on trying to fix it I'll be travelling and going to hotspots to keep up with my blog and other things online. It's already really hot. I don't know how hot since I don't have my personal homepage without my internet at home, so I'll have to check on that online here while I'm here as well. The kids are not ready for school to start. We don't have their school supplies yet and Jeremiah needs some new clothes. The girls have gotten a lot of hand-me-downs this summer, so I think they're probably in pretty good shape.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I'm at the pool right now and I am sweating so bad, so I think I'm going to lock my laptop in my car and come back and jump in the pool.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to Pool Weather

Well, we finally made it back to the pool again yesterday afternoon. I got a whole bunch of laundry done to where I could see a dent in the pile, so I decided I could take the kids to the pool. We'll probably be going again today. Hopefully every day this week, cause it' s supposed to get hotter and hotter this week. Thursday it's supposed to be 95, so I definitely want to try and be able to go to the pool on that day. But I've got a good start on laundry again today, so if the kids want I think I'll take them all to the pool again today. Right now they're all at friends houses, but if they ever come home I'll feed them and take them to the pool.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jeremiah's Permanent Grin

Well, my boys did come home. Jeremiah had, what I think might be a permanent grin on his face. I think he had a good time. I could be mistaken on that, but I'm pretty sure he had fun! He told me he rode the bull for those of you rafters who know what that means. I couldn't believe Josh let him ride the bull. That was pretty huge considering that I had to talk him into letting him go in the first place. He was worried about him passing out, but the way I see it we can't just lock him up and not let him do anything risky. Besides his breathing has been good this week. I know. I've tested him morning and night. The day after he fainted he wasn't doing so well, but after that he was great. So, I didn't see any reason not to let him go. Friday night Josh had him run around the church as fast as he could and then he listened to him breathe. His breathing was normal for a kid who'd just sprinted all the way around the church, so he said, "Okay, you can go." I didn't think it was normal! I would have been breathing a lot harder than that, but I suppose that's because I'm old and out of shape!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Boys Coming Home

Josh and Jeremiah should be home any minute now! Can't wait to see them! But oh, I am so tired. I'm going to give them both big hugs, tell Jeremiah to take his asthma medicine and go to bed and then crash probably. Oh, well. I'll get to see them tomorrow.

White Water Rafting

Josh went white water rafting this weekend with some guys from church. He's supposed to be home this afternoon. I talked to him last night and they were having fun. Nobody's gotten hurt and Jeremiah is staying healthy. That's wonderful. I was a little worried about him. He passed out again last weekend, for no apparent reason. But he's been doing fine since then.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More pictures of Chloe's pool party from last year, in anticipation of her pool party this year.

End of Summer

Well, it's been an unusual week. Josh working from home most of the time. We went to the pool with some friends on Monday. That was different because we have never gone with this particular family before. Some of them I didn't really appreciate all that much. I won't mention any names. Anyway, I was happy to get out of there on that particular day. Tuesday, we had too much to do at home and never got to the pool. Then, it got cold, so I've been trying to get caught up on stuff at home, including my bible study homework. I'm meeting with Jeni for our last bible study session of the summer tomorrow morning. I'm still not done with all my homework, but we'll meet anyway, and I'll definitely spend the next day or two finishing up my homework for that bible study. I don't know what study I will be doing in the fall. I'll have to find out what the ladies at The Bridge are doing if anything and I'll have to keep my ears and eyes open for any other bible studies that I might be able to join up with.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another Cool Day For Working

Well, Josh is home, working from home. He doesn't have an office yet. Just a laptop and lots of work to do. I'm sure we're all going to drive him crazy until he finds an office. We have to do some shopping today. I don't think we will be going to the park today. It's still raining and it's supposed to only get to a whopping high of 63 degrees! Oh, well. I'm sure we'll get together with Maggie's family somewhere else. And it will be a good day for more laundry.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Nice Cool Day

Aah, a nice cool rain. It feels so good after all of the heat of the last couple of weeks. I got a few loads of laundry done today, but am hoping to get more done tomorrow. I'm meeting another family at the park tomorrow afternoon though, so I hope it's not raining. I much prefer the cooler weather, but the rain could really ruin our plans. Not that I'm complaining. I'm sure we can make other arrangements if necessary, so we can still get together. It is my daughter, Angela's, best friend's family. Or one of her best friends anyway. She has a couple of best friends at this point. But anyway, I am sure I will sleep much better tonight now that it is cooler.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Getting Ready For Another School Year

Well, it's supposed to be cooler and rainy the rest of this week. I think I'll take advantage of the opportunity to catch up on laundry, go through the clothes and figure out what we can get rid of and see what the kids need before school starts again.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More beautiful pictures of my baby girl on her birthday last year.

Grandpa's Passing

Well, my grandpa died of cancer on July 29th. He's definitely left an empty place that I can't imagine ever filling again, but God has surprised me before with how He can fill those empty places in the past. I have no doubt He'll prove faithful once again!