Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Praying is a must!

When you are going on about your life praying daily is a must!

You are traveling down a road and everything seems to be going great. Then you come to a fork in the road. You stop and take a look. Then you decide what road is for you. You begin traveling down what seems to be a great path..... then things start to happen and you get through them. Then more struggles creep in. Somedays it seems to hard to bear. You stop and think, What in the world. Then you realize that you chose that path and didn't stop to ask God what way he would have you go. So you stop and pray and realize that you should have taken the other path. God helps you along the road back to where you started. You are reminded of the things that have happened and you must once again deal with them. Just because you tell God your sorry doesn't mean that everything goes away. Sometimes their are consequences that you must endure. However, you make it back to that fork in the road. You pray to God and ask for forgiveness and pray that he will help you and guide you along the path that he has chosen for you.
You begin down this road and although it seems hard and sometimes you stumble remember to pray and to ask God to pick you up and dust you off. As you walk down this road if you talk to God he reminds you that its all worth it in the end!

Some days may seem to be a battle but if you talk to God daily he will help you through your struggles. Look to God.... Who made heaven and earth. (see one of my favorite scriptures posted to the right of this page)

Friday, July 25, 2008

The BIG 3

WOW! Our nephew turns three! What a BIG day for such a BIG boy! We miss him so much since they have moved. When we moved here Eric was so happy that he would get to spend time with Nathan, and then they moved! So we cherish each time we get to see him (and his mommy and daddy too)! We will make the trip to Eric parents house tomorrow to celebrate his BIG day! To see some wonderful pictures of his Birthday Breakfast take a look to the left and click on Leslie's blog!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Guess who is getting a new camera...

ME! We went to pick it out at lunch today and we are going back tonight to get it! YAY! Its one of those big ones that makes you feel like a professional.... ooohhhh lala! GO ME!

The screen moves up or down and it makes it easier to see as well as it has a live digital pic (that means that i can see the pic on the screen as i take it and i don't have to wait till after i take the pic to view it) Pretty cool huh?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Guess What?

I'm having a..............................A few of "the girls" are having a one of these things. lol I have never done one on my own but this week as I was moving furniture around, so I could paint, I decided that it was time to get rid of my unwanted things. I have a few dressers and some tvs that need a new home. Along with some clothes (that are way to small for me and the doc. says I will never be a size 4 again) and other odds and ends things. So a few of us are putting our things together and getting rid of them on my front lawn on Saturday. If you have things you want to add to the sale just let me know!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Have you ever had so many thoughts in your head that you couldn't keep them all straight?

Well, thats me lately. I begin to think about one thing... and another just pops in my head. Or I will have a million thoughts in my head all at once.... and that is sometimes followed by a headache..... I know I have posted a few things about me being so busy and everything being hectic. I have just had a lot on my mind and I just don't think it will get much better any time soon..... Why you ask?

For the last few years I have had some unexplainable problems. I have gained a lot of weight even though I have tried to diet and work out and some other problems that only women would understand. I had went to my family doctor and she didn't know what was going on. The monthly fairy had not brought me my "gift" in quite some time... and Eric and I were getting worried. My family doc. decided I needed to see a specialist and that's just what I did.

On my first visit, I told the doc. about everything that had been going on. She said it can be one of two things. You are just abnormal (this was followed my a giggle and a smile) or you could have a disease and/or a form of cancer..... I thought to myself, "this is a cruel joke.... me no way... I guess I'm just not normal, I can handle that." Then she followed it with, "we will need to do an ultrasound to make sure." I went out to the car and I was shocked. I worried a little bit but Eric tried to comforted me and told me that my cycle may just be a little abnormal and they just need to rule out some things with the ultrasound. It will all be ok he said.

On my second visit, I had the ultrasound and I asked the nurse what she saw. She said it doesn't look all that good. She saw several cysts. I asked her what causes them. She says that She thought I had PCOD (poly cystic ovary disease, aka PCOS poly cystic ovary syndrome). Just the sound of this scared me. She said that she couldn't give a diagnosis and that the doc. would look at the ultrasound and a nurse would call me with the results. I left that day a train wreck! Eric had a lunch meeting but I called him anyways, hoping he had not gotten to their lunch destination yet. He answered and all I could do was cry.

You see I asked the nurse more ?'s about PCOD and she explained to me that people at the stage that I am have a hard time having kids, if they can at all. (side note- I watch the show Jon & Kate plus 8. Kate has PCOD and they could not get prego on their own. She had to have infertility treatments and now she has two sets of multiples.) Most all women have weight gain but some people gain more than others. I have gained a lot of weight in the past 3 years but the doc. says I am actually on the smaller side for someone with PCOD. If you don't try to control your weight you could get to a weight that is very unhealthy (another side note- I have lost about 9 lbs in 2 months) I can get cancer in my female organs a lot easier, I will be more prone to having a heart attack (but trying to stay healthy and loose the weight helps decrease that) Sometimes I can actually feel my ovaries hurt.... YUCK! When I eat something with sugar (ie- candy bar, a coke even some fruits that are high in sugar or breads and pasta) my body is incapable of handling the sugar (b/c of the disease) like a normal person can. This is the reason for the weight gain and the anemia type symptoms that I sometimes feel. If you are the kind of person that likes to read up about things you can Google PCOS and read more about it. Their are tons of other symptoms but like I said not everyone has all of them. Kids will more than likely be hard for us..... but the Lord will do as he sees fit. We will just have to wait and see when that time comes. I have a feeling that it will be an emotional roller coaster (Eric and I have already gotten on the ride sometime ago when we had something unexpected happen (at the time we had no idea about the disease but now looking back the disease explain it all)..... we got though it and now we are going down that huge hill in the beginning.... well we have almost made it down that hill and hopefully the other twist and turns, with this disease and with life, wont be so bad). I don't need sympathy I just needed to get it out their..... I began this post several times now and thanks to Jenny, who opened up her heart and feeling a few weeks ago when she and Brandon were thrown through a rough turn on the emotional roller coaster, I felt like I could just sit down and write it and get if off my chest.

Came & Gone

Eric came home from camp (his second week of camp) on June 28 and he left for the mission trip with the kids on July 5. Yep, he came home on a Saturday and he was gone the next Saturday. I can't wait for him to be home again. This is his last week long trip for the summer! YAY! Our next trip will be to six flags for the day with the kids. Eric planned this trip on a Tuesday so I would be able to go....(my off day at work is on Tuesdays). I can't wait! It has been a few years since I have been and I am looking forward to it. My brothers may be coming up here and going with us! :)
Ok, I know I need to stay on topic...... Eric is gone on a mission trip to NC with the kids. They are putting together a VBS for a church there and they will do a few service projects during the day! I wish I could go. I have such a drive to do things like this and to be with the kids but I have to stay home and hold down the fort...... which means I must stay and work all day and get some home improvement projects done at night. YUCK! I can't wait for the day that I get to stay home! That way I can go on all the trips with the Youth Group and I can help out more at Church (I really want to get involved with the food pantry at church). Their is so much that I want to do but with a job that requires me to be here from 7 am to 6 pm I don't really have time for the extras.... ONE DAY! I don't know when that day will be but it will come..... ONE DAY!

4th of July

Yeah, I know its a little late but this girlie has been busy. We have been busy with the youth group and I have been super busy at work. I guess better late then never! lol :)

We had the Young Adults over for a cookout at lunch time. We had hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixins. After lunch we cooled off in the pool. It was a good day! Then later we went to the church for a cookout and to watch the fireworks. I LOVE FIREWORKS! So that was a GREAT end to a GREAT day! I hope to have pics soon.