Friday, August 29, 2008

Supposedly We are not given more than we can handle.....

So then why does it feel as though my toes are on the line going over the edge?? No one ever said mothering was going to be easy and I am the first to admit that I am far from perfect in this department. I try and do my best at explaining certain attitudes aren't allowed, that being rude is not okay, that yelling and screaming is disrespectful..yada yada yada...all seemingly falling on deaf ears.

You see ,as I have mentioned in earlier posts ,I have one particular child who I never know whether or not he will flick the switch into full out freak out mode and this could take place just about anywhere without any feeling of embarrassment or qualms about people watching. Such was the instance today at the dentist when there was wailing and gnashing of teeth and a run down the hallway where I have to grab him and stop him from all out running out of the office and drag him back down the hallway(okay stop chuckling..not funny) while the dentist is patiently trying to explain to him that all he wants to do is have a look at his teeth. I mean seriously my father in law is a retired dentist this is NOT his first time he has been in a dentist's chair ..why does this have to be so difficult?! I come off looking like the worst mother ever and as I swallowed what was left of my pride I try to calmly convince him that this is important...but in the back of my mind I am thinking boy oh boy this kid is going to receive discipline the minute we step into the van.....sigh....frustrating. He eventually followed through with the fastest cleaning job I have ever seen, refused x-rays and fluoride treatment. And yes I did follow through with the discipline a careful explanation of what is and is not okay in public(as though I have never explained that before!!) and no video games/TV for the rest of the day...more wailing and gnashing of teeth. Will this ever end???

Frustrated Mama!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flying With Papa

We are so blessed to have a Dad who not only flies but has his own plane. This past weekend we had a friend's daughter,Eilish with us who had never been on a small plane before and she got to enjoy her first ride with Papa. Little did Conrad know that our Keziah and Eilish paired together = trouble they asked Papa to go up and down quickly multiple times and then asked if they could do this again but this time take their seat belts off for only a moment so they could feel weightless...of course Papa said yes and they had a blast. Conrad who generally is Mr.Adventure did not take well to all the up and down motion and was more than happy to have his feet back on the ground when they landed.
Now both girls want to get their pilot's license and become stunt pilots....yikes is all I have to say!!

***** no results from Noah's test as of today, I will post when I hear something, thank you for all your prayers!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Noah's EEG - Results of test on or around August 26th!!
He was extremely relaxed (maybe that is because he only had 5 1/2 hours of sleep). He was peaceful and I am so thankful for that. All of his symptoms are gone and now we just wait for the results on the 26th.
Thanks everyone for your support and prayers!!
Hugs to you all!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Peace, Trust and Rest

My hubby is with me at the lake peacefully sleeping right at this moment, he was able to climb 5 mountains in total and has many pictures to share, I will be posting some here at some point. He had a fabulous week, some exciting moments, some stressful but mostly pure blissful mountain top exhilarating moments seeing the world from above. I am so thankful that he is safe and that he was protected during this trip. He is already dreaming of the next one and wanting me to join him (yeah that may take a miracle!!!)

Noah's appointment went well I also have a few pictures of him during his EEG on my dinky camera and since I forgot to take the cord with me to the lake I will have to wait to post those till tomorrow. The test as far as I know went well, they had him sleep for most of it and I will not have the results of that test until on or around the 26th, I am still praying that the results will be good.

Life seems to take a whole lot of trust, moments and situations that are so out of my control that I have to just trust and believe that God has it all taken care of. Some people ask me how I could send Conrad away on climbing adventures even though there have been times of trouble and my response to that is, why would I keep him from what he loves to do? and God does a way better job at taking care of him than I do so I just pray and choose to trust and believe that things will turn out good in the end...and so far so good!!

The 'rest' part doesn't come so easy to me, I don't realise that I am stressed out until I am up in the pounds department, leaning on food to give me comfort during times when things are out of my control. This summer has taken a toll on me that I am not proud of, I know that God wants me to rely on Him for rest and comfort and not in the food.....why is this so hard?! It seems that I have tried and failed more times than I can count and this leads to incredible frustration and more fear of failure at some point I hope to get my act together and move on from this once and for all!!...... 'I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!!!"

Monday, August 11, 2008

Life goes on....

So Conrad is still in the mountains, still alive, and having a great time. I have been in touch with him daily which is so nice to hear his voice considering what he is doing everyday!

I am at the lake with my kids they are all taking swimming lessons and today was day 1 and I am happy to report that they all entered the pool without whining....yeah!!

Tomorrow I will be taking Noah to the doctor in the city again, they called last week to do a follow up on an EEG appointment that he had back in June, they want to do another EEG this time with Noah sleep deprived so he is going to bed at midnight and getting up at 6 am I am asking you all to keep him in your prayers. We are hoping that everything will be clear!!

And that is my life these days....trying to enjoy EVERYDAY life!!! It's easy to get excited about the big moments in life and the big 'exciting' things and I am just really trying to make an effort to enjoy each moment of each day to the fullest as hard as it may be some days (as we all know I am sure)!
Hugs to you all, hope you are enjoying your week!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Well my hubby is off tomorrow morning for another adventure in the mountains a week of climbing...remember last year if not read here .
This time he is leading a group of 16 from our church and then staying an extra 4 days with his climbing partner to do some extra treks. So please pray! that they come home safely !
Thanks ALL!!

(yes that is my hubby at the edge of a 2000 foot drop off)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Summer Fun...

Doing Crafts.

Lounging with Friends.

Loving the season of flowers and green all around.

We had a fabulous weekend, taking the kids out for lunch and to a local park, camping on my brother's yard again which is always relaxing and FUN!! and going out to dinner and to see Mama Mia again with my parents and my bro and sis-in-law this time! what fun! It was even better the second time around, we howled with laughter again...I am so buying it when it comes out on DVD!!

This week for me consists of some much needed time alone, preparing for two weeks at the lake and looking through supplies and buying what we need for school. It is a laid back week and so far so good!! What a difference it makes to have dad around, it is nice to have a break from being full time mommy and having dad step in and lay down the law at times too.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Some Highlights of the week....

1)My hubby has been gone a lot lately on business and he is bringing home gifts each time he comes home(my love language) 3 weeks ago it was the entire Twilight book series including a pre-order of the 4th book that comes out at midnight tonight, and last week it was a hoodie, my faves to wear!! and this week it was a new zoom lens for my DSLR camera...I am SO thrilled, I am not a professional photographer by any means but I really enjoy taking pictures of my family and scenery and this is going to make it even more exciting....ahhh...blush, blush...I love that man!!!

2)This week I was asked to post pictures in a local home for seniors in their dining room so that they can enjoy some different scenery so I posted 14 pictures for them in 11x16 in big black frames and it feels like my own mini art gallery display. As I was in there hanging up the photos I was able to talk to a few of the residents and I was so blessed by them, some of the pictures brought back some war memories for them and they were able to share with me, others saw their favorite flowers pictured and wanted them close by 'at their tables' to look at, I am so thankful that what I view as fun and a hobby can be used to bless others.( a few of the shots)

3)The final highlight was being able to participate in a local parade riding on my dad's tractor advertising for my Uncle's business, my kids were able to ride on the trailer with my mom while my dad was driving and myself, my sis and law, a friend and cousin walked along side handing out Yerba (click here to see what it is) tea-bags. I was so thrilled to see my dad with a grin plastered on his face proud-as-punch over his tractor.

This has been a very stressful week and even through it all there are many highlights, I am so blessed to live the life I live and I will choose thankfulness over bitterness and resentment!!

If you made it to the end of this post, thanks! Hope you all have a blessed weekend!!