Sunday, August 31, 2008

Catching Up!

We are back from vacation and I have pics and such to share later. Bean had a wonderful time at her Nana and Gramps and the husband and I enjoyed some couple time and some relaxing at a B&B!
I have to say our vacation got even better when the vet called late Friday about Alex. She is boarding after surgery so that they can monitor her recovery. Her pathology results came back CLEAR and she is cancer free. The mass is benign! Praise GOD! I am glad we did the surgery as the vet said if we had not she would have kept re-opening and infecting the wound. Also knowing that she does not have cancer is a huge blessing and relief on us all.
Thanks for the prayers and all kindness ya'll have extended to us!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Making Smores at Home!

So I got this brilliant idea to make smores at home. I assembled the necessities and let the microwave to its magic. After nearly having a "stay puff marshmallows man" explosion in the microwave - we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor. It was a good fun delicious mess!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Alex is having surgery

Well, Alex's wound has not gone away and they are worried that indeed it is the mass cell cancer they suspected. She will be having surgery on Wednesday morning to remove it all. Please pray that they can get it all, that there are clear boarders and that she will be cancer free.

Thank you! Here is a cute picture of her!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Got Pen's?

I do!

I was able to buy 10 sets of Bic Pens for .50 each and use $1 off two coupons. I forgot one of the coupons, so I had to spend an extra dollar (yes it was painful)....but here is the cool part. If you spend $5 in school supplies and $5 in Pert, you can request a rebate of up to $5.00 from Pert. So (are you with me here?), I paid $4.96 out of pocket and bought 10 sets of pens and two bottles of Pert. I will mail in for a $5.00 rebate and Walgreen's will pay me $3.79 by utilizing the easy saver rebate. Can you say money maker?? I used $4 in Bic coupons (remember I forgot one) and two $2 off pert coupons.

I think I am going to donate most of the pens to my friend who has been to South Africa to minister to Aids orphans. She says that the kids are always asking for things to write with. Sometimes we have to remember that a pen is more than a pen - it is the power to write, dream and create.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Let there be a pretty light fixture!

A couple weeks back we ran across a clearance light fixture sale at Lowes. I found a cool fixture that went well with the others we already have for $11.55. Since I have a handy husband I knew I had scored. So with a little work - I give you our new light fixture for the hall. Neato Huh!


Example of old fixture

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tunes on Tuesday

In honor of the Olympics and very little sleep - I give you my favorite songs from the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack - over at ITunes.

There are some really great songs here, by some artists I already love and some that I am just learning about.

  • Dreamer, Chris Brown
  • Something Special (Beijing Olympic Mix), Colbie Caillat
  • To Remember, Josh Kelley
  • Perfect (Acoustic), Army of Me
  • Change, Taylor Swift
  • Hold On, Mere
  • Real, The Goo Goo Dolls
  • I Was Here, Lady Antebellum
  • The Champion in Me, 3 Doors Down
  • Lift Me Up, Kate Voegele

Friday, August 15, 2008

Future Weekend Warrior!

Bean has so enjoyed going with her Daddy to the free Home Depot kid workshops. Daddy says her hammering skills are excellent and she did do a lot of the work on these projects. Home Depot does a great job! Did I mention these are free? Are the aprons just too adorable. They even get a snack when they are done ;)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tunes on Tuesday

Hi Everyone! In honor of VBS last week - this week's tunes focus on our favorite songs from VBS. I was able to find some great video's from YouTube! Hope you enjoy as much as we did. Bean really got into the music. At night we hear her singing all the cool songs she learned while in bed.





Darn you John Tesh! - EDIT I mean Al Trautwig

So, how may of you, like me, are being sucked into the vortex of Olympic coverage on NBC. No matter what the event, when I hear that soothing voice of John Tesh, I get reeled in...the struggles, the injuries, the triumphant.....As I right this, last night at 11:20 p.m., I can't pull myself away from the men's team gymnastic finals. The build up is like watching an episode of 24. I am riveted to say the least. Oh and now I am happy to report that after conquering their "Achilles heal" - barely - the U.S. will take bronze. Believe you me - John Tesh is a master at the build up. But I do give him props - his voice is so soothing - that is probably why he keeps us hooked in.

Last night I watched woman's gymnastics with Bean. She never gets scared seeing all the gymnastics flipping and tumbling. Instead she asks me "Mommy, how do they learn to do that?" Then she runs around and proceeds to imitate them......and that my friends is good times.

p.s. Update on Alex the dog. Her wound is far less swollen and red, but has not cleared up yet. Please continue to pray that it clears and she is cancer free. Thank you.

edit: Apparently Al and John sound a lot alike in my opinion!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Please pray for our dog, Alex

It is hard to believe that we got this sprite little puppy eleven years ago. She has provided us with hours of fun, joy and happiness. Through our infertility and adoption she has always greeted us with a wet nose, wagging tail and doggy smile.

We ask for your prayers as we got some concerning news in her vet appointment this morning. She has a sore on her cheek which started to bleed last Saturday. It started to get better, but then Thursday it started to bleed again and I realized she can lick it and irritate it. She is due for her annual appointment anyways, so we took her in just as a precautionary measure.

It turns out the wound is infected and has irregular cells. The vet is highly concerned that it may be a cancerous tumor. He told us if it gets better on antibiotics that we will be in the clear, as the infections could be clouding the cell results. We are praying that she gets better and it is not cancer.

We already lost our cat earlier this year, and the thought of losing Alex makes me a puddle of tears. Thanks for your prayers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Bean told us the other day that she does not like being this hot. With no rain and hardly a cloud in the sky it has been wicked hot. She then went on to say..."I hate the hotness." We all feel your pain!