II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Sunday, September 05, 2010


The 4 of us went fishing this afternoon at our neighbors pond and WOOHOO I was the first to catch one! I thought this meant we were going to have a succesful afternoon of reelin'em in and we could have a fish fry for dinner...but no such luck. After my "big" catch, Matt caught two small ones and that was it so we threw them all back in. Still...it was pretty fun to get a catch!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Big Brave Brooklyn

Yesterday, Brooklyn had her tonsils and adenoids removed. We knew it was coming, as we've had this scheduled for a couple of weeks, and as much as I've been preparing HER for what to expect and that everything would be fine....I didn't even think about how I(ME) might do with this whole thing.
Let me tell you...it is not cool to see your child in a hospital bed. And it's really not cool to see people in scrubs who you don't know wheel her away from you. Even though I knew it was a very routine procedure and everything went well..I was not prepared for how she looked when I walked into the recovery room. Because she was still fully under anesthesia....to me she looked...well..I can't even say it...but un-alive is what I'm trying to say. Matt said, "she just looks like she's sleeping" but I didn't think so. When she sleeps she cuddles up with her lammy and she looks peaceful. This time her head was cocked to the side oddly and her mouth was open and her hair was a mess. Her skin looked abnormally pale and well...the truth is, I am a bit dramatic at times (gasp!) :o)
Anyway, I just decided to not look at her until she started to wake up and then wha-lah! She was back to my girl again. :o)
I'm sure it didn't help me that I had a large to-go cup of coffee on the way to the hospital, didn't eat breakfast AND drank a Diet Mt. Dew in the waiting room! I was a shaky mess!
Anyway, like I said, the surgery went perfectly and QUICK (like 25 minutes!) and the doctor said he removed a LOT of tonsil and adenoid tissue. (that's good and probably why she's always choking on things!)
Now that she's home, she is feeling terrific and enjoying having my undivided attention (and all the yummy foods she gets-made to order!) So far, she's gotten to have extra-cheesy mac-n-cheese, chocolate mousse pudding with whip cream and a cherry, Danimals, oatmeal, chicken noodle soup, a fruit chiller, a jamocha shake and a cheese omlet for breakfast this morning. Yum!
She is feeling great and not even needing to take her pain medicine! She's up singing and dancing and being her normal cheerful self! God is SO GOOD and I SO appreciate all of your prayers and sweet notes to us!
Here a pic right after we got her checked in and into her hospital gown.

One last kiss from mommy right before they wheeled her off.
Ohhhhhh...hahaha...I just found these on my computer from last weekend! The next door neighbor's grandaughter came over and Brooklyn, her and Grant dressed up. I snapped these pix of them! HAHA Grant--oh my gosh!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

SKG The Final Date

Tonight was our last date in our Secret Keeper Girl book. This time Daddy got to come along to "affirm her beauty." We were extremely generously blessed by a friend with a gift card to go to a VERY posh and pricey resturant. What a treat! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for our "princess" to feel special! She even got to order a (non-alcoholic, of course) Strawberry Daquiri with whipcream on top in a fancy glass. (Major big deal when you're 9!)

As a special gift, we got her a beautiful Bible; her first "real" one. It is dark brown "chocolate" leather with really pretty scrolling embossed in it. We also had her name embossed on the bottom in a really cute, girly font. The coolest thing about it is that the sides of the pages are printed, so that when it is closed, it has a very cute design. I sort-of got some pictures of it.

After we ate, we walked around the shops that surround the restaurant. I couldn't resist a few good picture opportunities!

Daddy's Little Girl!

Me and Brooklyn, best buddies!

She LOVED this area where there are benches and big clocks and statues and lots of pretty landscaping!But nothing excited her more than getting to see and go into a REAL old-timey phone booth. It actually had a working pay phone in it (I didn't realize the even still have those anymore!) but it costed .50 cents and I only had 1 quarter, so very disappointingly, she didn't get to make a call. But she still pretended.....haha

We ended up going into Pier 1 and finding a selection of masks. We had lots of fun trying them on:

Matt the skeleten ? and Me as Catwoman!
Brooklyn really wanted one of these masks, which I thought were fantastic...until I saw the price! Eeek! This one I have on I do NOT like. It's kinda freaky looking to me. And the one below of Matt...ick! I don't like the "full mask" look...kinda scary. The half-face ones are fun though!Lastly, I'm leaving you with a hilarious picture of our dog Kinley. She is an 8 pound yorkie and the other day when I was cleaning up Mr. Potato Head parts, I noticed that these yellow glasses looked like they might fit her perfectly. I slid them on and they DID! HA HA! She even kept them on for a while. It was like they didn't bother her at all! Hilarious!