Monday, September 29, 2008
So any advice, opinions, etc are appreciated!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The other funny story could be titled, Fish Stories. I had a program today for 3-6 year olds where we went fishing with cane poles. Granted they have fairly small hooks, with the idea that they will catch fairly small fish, but the first fish caught this morning was funny. There was a three year old that had never caught a fish before and they'd been fishing about 5 minutes when he caught a fish. Honestly, I think I've seen minnows that are bigger! It was a largemouth bass, mostly mouth, very little rest of bass. Anyway, this kid was SOOO excited to catch his fish. He was wearing a tricorn hat (George Washington style). We got the hook off for him and he wanted to throw the fish back in. So we carefully give him the fish, although we couldnt show him how to hold it in the mouth, even with three year old fingers and a fish with a very large mouth, it wasn't working, so we just handed it to him. He takes it and tosses it. Somehow, this fish lands right on top of his hat, and since it has the rim on it, it just sorta flops there. So the kid takes his hat off and flings the fish, sending it flying and landing in the mud more than water. We helped it out and it did swim away. I only wish we'd had a video because it was really cute!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I am going to either take some pictures or video of the nursery soon so you all can see how I am progressing there and you can give me suggestions on decorating (I haven't got a ton of decorating talent, I need all the help I can get!)
I went to the store today and got a roast because my mom kept talking about it and it sounded good. It should be ready to eat in a few minutes.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
PLEASE PRAY specifically for our youngest staff pilot, John VanWormer. He was taken from our staging airstrip by the federal police to their headquarters in Sonora state. The federal police have also taken control of our UIM airplane. We are drawing upon all possible resources to help us deal with this situation. At this point prayer is our most effective weapon since there are so many unknowns.Due to the sensitivity of this situation we will not give details but will try keep you informed.John is married with four small children. His wife Maria and children are in Chihuahua.
Yesterday I received this email
GOD'S ANSWERS:The lawyer called from Hermosillo this afternoon and said that the federal judge dismissed the charge against John and the case is closed. THANK THE LORD!!!After some concluding paperwork we can reclaim the airplane as well. THANK THE LORD !!! Thank you so much for your prayers during this very difficult situation.
Yes, God does answer prayer, sometimes in a way that we don't expect, sometimes not in the way we hoped for, but always God hears and answers prayer.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I think she took a growth spurt the last two days because I feel rather large for once. I no longer have a belly button...although it isn't sticking out either. Its just kinda flat (which I'm sure every one of you reading was concerned about!)
Now my furry children need my attention. One needs his insulin the other says she needs to go outside to go potty.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
My plans for today...go sit at a booth at the Fall Fun Fest.
The value of being able to cover myself head to toe in goretex...Priceless.
Ok, I just couldnt help myself as I'm sitting here listening to the rain coming down, anticipating a fun filled day, ok, maybe not, but I am going to have a good corn dog from the fair (as in good I mean tasty, not good for me) and possibly a caramel apple and lets see what other junk food entices me when there is no one at the fair except for the other suckers that are there to visit with the public:)
But at three I get to go home. And that will be nice. I may require a hot shower, depending on how cold of a rain it actually is. Then I can go to my moms and hopefully they dont get so much rain that we can't have my baby shower tomorrow:)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I'm not going to say a lot today, it just seemed like a good time to remind everyone of how thankful we were seven years ago to be an American and how thankful we should still be today. Remember all the people that died in the attacks, but also remember all of our soldiers who have died since the attacks, defending the freedoms that so often we take for granted. I encourage you to do something nice for a soldier today, whether you know them personally or not. It doesnt have to be anything major, for instance, I sold some old kitty stuff on craigslist to a lady who through email I discovered she was a Sargeant in the Marines, so instead of taking her money, I told her she could have the stuff becuase we really appreciated her service. Do something nice, whether it is an email thank you or simply saying thank you to a soldier you see in Walmart. They are why we are free.
In other notes, I know I havent updated the picture in a while, but I will this weekend, I promise! My sister also started a blog of her own....http://blainencameronsmommy.blogspot.com/ check it out and discover why I am the normal one:)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Other things, I am looking forward to my shower on Saturday. I'm hoping it isn't pouring rain--during the shower itself I dont care, but afterwards it would make it nicer if it werent raining. I remember it was so windy it almost literally blew people over after my wedding shower, so would a nice couple hours be too much to ask??
I have one more day off, my house isnt a complete disaster (not completely clean either but I'm working on it) so I don't have to go at things too hard. I keep making the pile in my basement bigger of stuff to get rid of....gonna have to figure out exactly what to do with that stuff!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This was just her first ride. Everytime they went out to the 4wheelers after that, guess who thought she should get to go too? I thought it needed video taped. I was watching another video of the dog on the computer a few minutes ago and she had to come stick her nose in front of the screen to see what I was doing. She knew I was talking to her, but she also seemed to know that it was her on the screen. It was really funny.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I know, I'm being very random today but there are about three more things I would like to add. My friend Cassie has cancer and the scan last week showed that the spots on her lungs were significantly smaller, the tumor on her hip hadn't grown, but there were a couple spots on her spine. This afternoon they are doing a bone scan to see if those spots are cancerous, so if everyone would say a prayer for Cassie, she really needs it right now.
If you live close to my parents and have received a shower invitation, Emily would love it if you would let her know whether or not you are able to come. You all know how much I plan things out...Emily does at least as much planning as me:)
And Deanne, thanks for the comments, I enjoy reading them! Others, you are welcome to comment too!
Finally, coming soon to a computer near you...Four-Wheelin Puppy. I'll explain in my next post so stay tuned!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Cloth diapers aren't the only thing that we've decided will be either healthier for the baby or healthier for the environment or healthier for our checkbook:) I will also be breastfeeding, hopefully exclusively at first. And when she starts eating baby food, have you ever thought about how that stuff is made? The kind you buy at the store is loaded with preservatives, comes in little plastic or glass jars (reusable but how many do you really need?) and isn't very cheap. Plus, anyone out there actually want to eat baby food? So I do plan on making my own baby food. You can buy cookbooks on the how, but mostly it boils down to take your normal food and smoosh it up. A small food processor is all that will be necessary, along with a little time to do it. Saves money, saves millions of tiny jars, and will be healthier. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. I also plan on teaching her about wilderness from the very beginning, hopefully giving her a good appreciation for all things wild.
When registering, I have already mentioned I had fun at babies r us but there was one thing that was extremely disappointing. They had all the necessities to breastfeed, all the stuff to make your own baby food, lots of organic things, but they didn't have hardly anything for using cloth diapers. They had a few diapers, a few vinyl pants, but not even a single diaper pin....hmmm....
So, I realize I'm looking at things from an idealist point of view and will occassionally buy food, give my baby a bottle (but hopefully it will be breastmilk) and sometimes use cloth diapers, but i'm hoping that I can manage to do many of these things.