Thursday, November 29, 2007


We have been over Adrian's chicken pox for well over a week. His spots are healed. He never did get "sick" or even uncomfortable. He didn't even scratch his spots..just the one behind his ear. His most serious issue was a spot on his eyelid.. ouch! But that too is long gone.

Last night Savannah (18 months old) had 8 spots on her belly. This morning more.. but she isn't acting sick either. No fever, no..nothing?
I hope that we get through hers as easily as we did Adrians.

I am thankful for healthy, strong immune systems!!

More updates soon...have to go get Savannah up from her nap..

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Children's Museum

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Friends and Family:

We really do have a lot to be thankful for this year...don't we?

I thought of listing all of the things I am thankful for, but I don't even know where to begin. The grace and mercy that the Lord has shown this past year, to those that are closest to more than I can say...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chicken Fox

Friday, November 16, 2007


Would you believe me if I told you that this morning Adrian (my 4 year old son) came down with chicken pox?? Three days after I blogged about it...

Over a week ago he had a fever for 12 hours, and slept most of the day. Then he was perfectly fine. This morning woke up with about 8 spots. I was trying to figure out whether they were flea bites...or what in the world they could be.

By noon, his 8 spots...are 80+ spots, and blistering. He is running around the house, "I have chicken fox!!!!" "I have the chicken fox!!!!" No other symptoms, no fever. Hmmm.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

What Are You Into This Month??

The Book I Am Into: The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy, The Essential Guide to Nutritional and Botanical Medicine for the Childbearing Year, by Shonda Parker, author of Mommy Diagnostics. No, I am NOT pregnant, just love studying herbs, natural healing, and midwifery related stuff. This book is awesome, I can't believe I didn't find it sooner.

Magazine I Really Like: I can't think of the last time I had time to read a magazine. How about the Vision Forum catalog? If you are needing Christmas ideas for you kids, and want a really special, meaningful gift for them that sparks their imagination...this is where to look!! Request a free catalog today.

The CD I Can't stop Listening To: Victorious Valley Girls Home, just something my friend gave me, that makes me happy! :)

The BLOG I Am Always Reading: Baby Catcher, the day to day happenings of baby catching in poverty stricken Malawi Africa. I don't know how she does it. I would be numb with grief.

What I Am Most Looking Forward To Next Month: As much as I dislike to inevitable winter..I am really forward to Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. I love cooking warm satisfying meals..soups..pies..and most of all: holiday meals. I need some down time to look through some cooking magazines, and cookbooks to get some recipes.
Most of all I am looking forward to Christmas. If it would snow just one day a year, I wish it would on Christmas Eve, so that Christmas day we have a new blanket of snow. I can't wait to see Savannah's reaction to snow, sledding, and Christmas tree lights.

If you are still reading, consider yourself tagged, I would love to hear what YOU are into this month. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment about what YOU are into!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Apology, explanation, and a reality check.

Just thought I would check in and say hello. I want to apologize to all of my friends who I have not called back.. and for emails that have not been returned. I have been so very busy with trying to keep up on the boys school, keep up with housework, and make arrangements for the church play that is in 2 weeks. I help with the scenery, props, etc.. and assist with costumes, make up, etc.. and anything else that needs to be done.

Last week I spent 27 hours at a first time moms house while she labored, and ended up in the hospital with c-section. The 2 days after that were spent trying to do what I wasn't home to do.

The last few home births I have attended have all ended in transports to the hospital. No medical emergencies or anything horrible...just lack of progress at home, and the moms need help because they were physically and mentally exhausted. Home birth is only for low risk, uncomplicated births. Once there is anything abnormal or risky...we take them to the hospital right away. This has happened to the last 3 moms. They all resulted in healthy babies, and happy mama's. But it is discouraging to watch these poor women who have their ideas and dreams of what home birth will be like, crushed by the reality of a medical birth. I have been pretty lucky so far, with all of the other births I have attended, until these last 3, about 99% of them were beautiful, uncomplicated home births. I guess this is just my reality check.