Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Comings and Goings

Well life is sometimes a little crazy around here. We drive to everything because we live in rural USA. I just added some craziness to our lives but it has been fun too. I've always wanted to have my own antique shop and maybe have a few primitives crafts as well. I'm not currently in the position to be able to have my own shop so I decided to rent space in an antique mall. I'm trying out two locations to see how they do or which one is better. I've been doing it only for about a month now but I'm enjoying going to auctions, snagging up things for my booths, as well as a few things for myself here and there. Hubby comes along too most of the time, even my oldest daughter came once and enjoyed listening to the auctioneer speak so fast. So we'll see how my new adventure goes, wish me luck!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Memories Monday Meme

Well I'm going to try to participate in this weekly meme hosted over at http://mcquill-land.blogspot.com/2010/04/making-memories-monday-empty-house-good.html

Each week we are to post about a current or past memory. Well I'm going to keep this entry brief because it's late and I actually need to get kids into bed and it's 11pm already.

But a few weeks ago my 2nd oldest Arianna asked if we could do a family Bible study. I think she is just craving to be spiritual fed. My husband is a pastor but we were sent to a church with lots of problems. That in itself has taken a toll on my kids. My praying for a new call, hopefully to New Jersey.

I was so proud of my girl to hear her ask for that. I was completely shocked because she seems to have suffered the most while we are here. I was really worried about her for awhile in regards to her own faith. But now I can see that God's grace abounds.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I finally got down past the 150 mark on the scale. I felt like I was stuck above that for forever. I've been trying really hard to follow the weight watchers points system and to exercise several times a week. I think so far I've lost around 16lbs but way more is coming off in inches. I started at around an 18/20 and am down to a 11/12 on average but some jeans run small from certain companies like Old Navy and Aeropostale so then I'm about a 13/14. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get to my ultimate goal which would be around 110lbs but I'm hoping by the end of the summer if not sooner. Wish me luck.

Monday, April 5, 2010

DOUBLE DIGITS!!- Happy Birthday

Today is my daughter Annaliese's 10th birthday. She has been counting down the days for weeks now until she would turn 10, "double digits." She will be having a little party of this coming Saturday so today I'm going to take her with me to Eau Claire and shop for party supplies, dinner, and head over to the store Justice.

Happy Birthday Sweetie!! I love you!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Christ is Risen

Have a wonderful Easter everyone. Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Roller Coaster Ride

Well we are once again on the ups and downs of the call process this time waiting to hear about two different possibilities. I'm hoping for New Jersey because I don't think any of us are "cowboys" or "cowgirls" in Wyoming. Well maybe Micah would enjoy the "cowboy" side of things. I just can't really imagine us living that far out. We are east coasters so it would be great to be back that way.

Micah has only needed therapy for his knees so far no surgery. They think he will most likely out grow this situation.

Our snow has melted which is just great. We went today and got a couple of new bikes for the kids who had outgrown theirs. Thursday is a long day for us - it's our homeschool choir day and after we try to get some shopping done if needed.

My 4th girl Annaliese is at a friends house for a sleepover. They are pretty good friends and the funny thing is that they are both born on the same day and about an hour apart. They will be celebrating their 10th birthday on April 5th. Annaliese keeps counting the days down to when she will be "double digits".

That seems to be all the news for now. If you have any ideas to share for what to do for a 10th birthday party I seem to be running out of creative juices. So if you have any ideas send them my way.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MRI for Micah

I posted on my other blog the experience we had with Micah's knee trouble. You can read the details here at www.primroseparlor.blogspot.com but the following is the next step in the process. He goes for an MRI on 2/19 at Gillette's children's hospital. This will tell us if he has too much cartiledge under his knees. If so then they will need to go in and scrap some of it away. If on the off chance that it isn't this then he will just need some serious physical therapy to keep his kneecaps from shifting. Never a dull moment over here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Natania!!

Happy 12th Birthday!! Boy the years are flying by and with you it is sometimes harder believe you are getting older because she are so small. Just think in the fall you will be in Jr. High even your sister was shocked by that thought. Today we will have lots of fun shopping for your party. I'm praying everything goes okay for you and that the bad weather coming doesn't interfere with your friends arriving.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Before and After

Before last weekend I was busy packing up for a scrapbook retreat. I've never done this before and I've never gone overnight without the kids. I was a little nervous that they wouldn't be able to handle it (the two youngest kids) but it was just the right amout of time for them, not for me. I was gone about 2 days so I only went to half of the retreat. Next year I'm hoping to go for the whole thing. It was fun and I got almost 40 pages done. Annaliese wouldn't let go of me when I got home for quite a long time. And Micah kept wanting to call me but daddy kept encouraging him to hold off on not calling too often which was good.

Now that I'm home (the after part) I'm busy with trying to get the laundry done. I made the mistake of not leaving instructions to keep up with the wash for me. I still need to put away all of my supplies. You wouldn't believe how much stuff other ladies brought. I thought I was going overboard.

I'm also busy getting ready for my daughter's birthday party. She's planning a sleepover with some friends from Eau Claire. She's pretty excited. I'm taking her Wed. (on her birthday) to get some supplies and out to diner since her party has to be a few days after. I'm looking forward to spending some time with just her. With five kids in the house it can sometimes be hard to find that one on one time that they need.

Hopefully soon I'll be able to find time to get my blog backgrounds changed before Christmas of 2010 rolls around. I've also started back on weight watchers. Today was the first offical day. I'm not doing meetings because I can't afford the weekly fee but I have my books and am keeping track of my food/points by writing everything down.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcoming in 2010!

So let's talk New Year's Resolutions. I have a few but like everyone else the newness wears off and we seem to fall right back into old patterns, old routines. The really important resolution to me this year is to try very hard to lose some weight again. I know same thing from year to year. I did well last spring and had lost 25lbs now I'm almost back to where I started. Now tell me about your New Year's resolutions? And best wishes on accomplishing them.

I also have a blog giveaway going on over at my 2nd blog which is www.primroseparlor.blogspot.com check it out and be sure to enter.