Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. I just love it!
October 30, 2009
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. I just love it!
October 27, 2009
October 25, 2009
October 20, 2009
She has responded fabulously to the steroid and the antibiotic prescribed for her though and we are SO thankful!
She is breathing normally again and is eating. Hurray!
The Lord has extended our time with her!
Yesterday, even though she obviously felt better, her eyes looked so sad.
Then last night she did what we call "the golden retriever happy dance." Yay! That is what I had been waiting for. Now, I know she feels better and her eyes look happy again.
We are all in agreement that if she ever goes through what she did over the weekend then it will be her time to go. We never want to see her suffering to breathe again. It was so sad.
So, we are happy and hopefully that maybe this is pneumonia and that she will recover. That is our prayer. We'll enjoy every moment we have with her because she is PRECIOUS!
October 18, 2009
October 16, 2009
It was neat to be able to tell them that Nathan and I were in that courtroom this summer!
While we were in St. Louis for TBQ Nationals, we had a day of sight seeing and one of the places we visited was the Old Courthouse, along with the Gateway Arch and the Museum of Westward Expansion. It was awesome!
I can't even think about that sightseeing trip without remembering this funny story from a friend of mine who went with us:
When she got home from the trip, she took her pictures to work and showed them to her co-workers. When she showed them the picture of the Old Courthouse she accidentally said
"And this is where the Dred Lock decision was made." ; )
Then her friend said "Um, I think you mean Dred Scott." (she was so embarrassed!)
I laughed until I cried when she told me!~Becky
October 15, 2009
October 14, 2009
"Mom! My Mona Lisa looks like a Picasso!!!" ; )
She and I both had to giggle because it really did!
This art curriculum I bought has the kids drawing:
then a horse
and then Abe Lincoln followed by the Mona Lisa! Good grief! That's quite a jump if you ask me! Not so sure I like this program. lol
October 10, 2009
When I looked online, I found several different versions and decided to ask my next door neighbor who is Cuban. She emailed me an authentic recipe and her son volunteered to come over and make them for Zach's big day. (they are the best of buddies and almost like cousins since they have grown up living next door to each other for 14 yrs) It was such a sweet offer!
Apparently, they aren't as good if the bread isn't fresh.
(notice the ham rolls) : )
But it was fun and yummy!
October 8, 2009
October 6, 2009
I got this idea years ago when we did this game as a team building exercise in a class.
We were timed and told to take dry spaghetti noodles and marshmallows and see who could build the tallest structure. Fun!
I've revised it a little since then. We use toothpicks instead. It's a great activity to do when your kids have company. I don't time them because that would end the fun to soon.
It's quiet fun!!! -They sit, chat, create and munch! : )
(a big plus for moms!)
October 3, 2009
(The enthusiastic soccer mom made her look into the sun for this picture. Sorry, Joy!)
The season started this week!
Joy used to play when she was 5-8 yrs. old. When she was seven she joined the Junior Bible Quiz ministry at church and doing both wasn't really fair to either of her teams because they had match/games on the same days. So, we put soccer on hold until she graduated from JBQ which happened this past May. I can never say enough good about all the scriptures and doctrine she learned in JBQ and I know we made the right decision. She absolutely loved her years in JBQ!
She had a natural gift for soccer when she was little. I just have to get this story recorded on our blog, because I'll always remember it: We have a golden retreiver and our kids used to love all those Air Bud movies. Joy especially loved the soccer Air Bud movie! The star of the movie did this cool move to dodge the other players and Joy actually watched that movie so many times, that she learned it. We didn't know she learned it. But one game day, she tried it out! And it worked and it blew us away! It was so cute!
So, it has been really fun to be helping her get ready to go back to soccer. She's been looking forward to it for about 2 years!
We enJOYed shopping for her new ball (gray and PINK) and I found the cutest Adidas shin guards at Ross, of all places and they are PINK!
They are SO cute, I was actually wishing that she could wear them on the outside of her socks at the game. lol ('cause I'm weird like that!)
The other day we went cleat shopping and she kept saying "But they are all black!"
and she sounded was so bummed and I was so confused.
I kept thinking 'didn't she always play in black cleats in the past?'
Well, apparently, she'd been envisioning playing soccer in cleats that were PINK.
-She is her mother's daughter! : )
Wouldn't that have been too cute?!
Well, her team had their first practice last night and their first game this morning...
Not much time in between that wasn't spent sleeping...
But the verdict is and
she LOVED it!
~Becky, who is enJOYing being a soccer mom once more