Thursday, November 22, 2007


We have much to be thankful for.

That God has blessed us to live in this free country where we can publicly worship.

For our status as loved children of our creator.

For our families, our friends, our circle of support.

For our homes, for our safe neighborhoods, for schools for our children.

For access to medicine, food, water, shelter, and an abundance of things for comfort.

For jobs and provisions for our family, for luxury of time to raise our children.

For beloved pets and adventures and new experiences.

I'm thankful for all of you.

Have yourself a Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


What a sweetheart! Kona has spent the last couple of weeks tripping over my mother's friendly dog and staying absolutely motionless when little kids are sitting on her.

We've been taking her over poles in preparation for jumping and are excited to see her responding. I'm currently teaching her how to take a bow :)

We had a bit of a scare a couple nights ago when Tristan decided to take a sip of liquid wax from a jar candle that was on a warmer at a family member's house. Fortunately Amber stopped him from getting too much in his mouth. Poor thing had melted wax all over him. Unbelievably... he suffered NO burns and no lasting discomfort!

He is such a tough kiddo. He just said "hot, hot, HOT" and let us peel all his clothes off quickly. It actually got all the way through both layers of shirts, his pants, and his shoes. Amber is a doll for cleaning out the mess on the carpet. God is GOOD (even when my kiddo is not quite!)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I've been Tagged!

I was tagged by my friend Lisa - who I still miss dearly.

For those of you who don't know how this works, here are the rules:
A: Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
B: At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names

Fact #1: I still can't quite figure out my age. I always thought that being a mom would finally make me feel like an adult. Are you kidding me? I'm the crazy girl who still runs her shopping cart fast enough to ride it back to the car... The only difference is that the happily shrieking little kid in the cart actually belongs to me.

Fact #2: I'm not outgoing, but not quite shy either. I'm more intimidated meeting new people due to my hearing impairment. But am quite happy to chat for hours once away from busy noisy places. I enjoy people, but still find that it takes effort on my part to step out of my comfort zone. Kids are great ice-breakers, aren't they?

Fact #3: My guilty pleasure is Top Chef. I so rarely get to sit down and watch anything though... I don't even know who won the most recent season.

Fact #4: I'm a TERRIBLE chef... maybe that's why I like #3 so much :) But I do enjoy baking, and most of the time it's edible.

Fact #5: My secret ambition is to eventually get good enough to possibly do some amateur horse shows. Kona has some jumping experience, so I am still looking forward to getting airborne with her.

Fact #6: I finally feel like I'm where I was meant to be - as far as being settled. It was a long and difficult road to learn a few lessons before being blessed with Tristan. There are days I feel guilt working part time away from him, but I am so blessed to have the ability to be part of most of his waking hours. It is wonderful to have family and friends in our lives.

So... I don't think there were many truly surprising things in my list... what are yours?!?!

I tag: Ah-ma, Bob, Ju, Mike, Amanda, Mike, and Stever