Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
The facilities were great.
This is the chapel. This is where we checked in and they would have chapel services each night.
This one was a craft cabin.
There's a lake if they want to use a canoe or go paddle boating.
A volleyball court and a place to play basketball.
This building had a wonderful mural on the side. It's the game room.
When we checked the boys in, they were assigned their cabin, so off we went!
They were the first ones in the cabin and chose lower bunks across from each other.
Matt was making himself comfortable. :)
There were two other rooms like this one besides the one they were in.
Their bathroom/shower was in the back of the cabin.
Tammy and I nearly killed ourselves showing the boys how to play tether ball.
They have archery and horseback riding too. Unless he's died, one of those horses is the same one I was riding when I broke my leg years ago. Hope Harrison doesn't get him. LOL
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Celine just lost her two front teeth. Is that not ever so cute???? I love it!
Besides being the cutest little things ever, they're just little dolls.
Celine and Harrison jumped out of the back of Bruce's truck, but Carissa wasn't so sure about it. So she just watched.
But then decided she wanted to and that anything they could do, she could do better!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is great. I've tried forever to fold fitted sheets to look nice and I'm never successful at it. But this is a great idea. Some may call it cheating, but it's all neat in the final outcome and that's what matters, right?
Thanks, Courtney, from Women Living Well.
Hannah has been praying about something close to her heart and God has already started opening doors for her financially. She's started saving her money and is getting very excited about it. This "special something" takes place in about a year or so from now, I think. It's good to sit back and watch God open doors for your children when they want to do something for Him.
Justin is gearing up for the Fire Academy in the fall. He has repelling class this Saturday and is really looking forward to that. Wish I could go watch...and of course take pictures. But I don't think he'd want his mommy there for that. Do you?
By the way, those of you that prayed for little Austin, thank you! He was sent home a couple of days later and he's doing good!! Doctors ran all kinds of tests and are just scratching their heads to what was wrong with him. But I believe the Lord healed him with all the prayers that were offered up for him. God is still in the healing business!! :)
We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I don't know if I'm ready for it or not. LOL But! Ready or not, here it comes!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Hannah woke me up shortly after Justin left for work. She said the neighbor across the street pulled into our driveway, never rang the door bell or anything and was just sitting there. So I got up and dressed. By the time I came through the house he was already gone.
Things were going along as normal after that until Justin called. I could barely understand what he was saying. As most of you know, he does the lawn maintenance for WWNTBM. While he was working, a bee flew out of no where and stung him on his lip. He said his lip was swelling, his teeth and jaw were hurting, and he had no control of his saliva. His friend, Caleb, had gone to work with him so I told Justin to drive to my parent's for some Benadryl and told Caleb if he noticed Justin having trouble breathing or problems with vision to call 911.
They made it to mom and dad's just fine. Mom gave Justin 50mg of Benadryl (the pharmacist said 25mg). She also noticed the stinger was still in Justin's lip. So she removed it. When it was removed and the Benadryl started working he did a lot better and the boys returned to work.
The mission staff was at an annual meeting today so no one was in the office. Caleb started looking for Justin and couldn't find him. He walked around 11 acres of land looking for Justin, who, after taking 50mg of Benadryl and working in the heat, could very well be passed out in the field somewhere. Not to mention Justin left his cell phone in the Kabota house and so Caleb wasn't able to call him to see where he was. Needless to say, Caleb talked to his mom (a nurse) who calls me. I facebook message Brother John who had Mrs. Kim call me to find out what was going on. She then called Naomi's room mate, who went looking for Justin and found him putting together chairs in the mission's building. Justin called to tell me he was ok, Mrs. Kim called to tell me he was ok. And then Angie (Caleb's mom) called to tell me he was ok. Then I sat down and cried a minute. Just from relief, I think.
My brother was terribly allergic to bees when he was alive, so the thoughts I was having were pretty vivid. LOL Thankfully he was fine. He took TWO MORE 50mg of Benadryl when he got home. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't passed out cold yet.
Went on with the day. Made mini meat loaves, homemade taters, and garden fresh salad for supper. Took a ride out in the country with my sweetheart, snackin' on RC Cola and caramel creams. And now I'm getting ready to hit the sack.
OH YEAH! The neighbor....he brought over a grocery bag full of vegetables he picked from his garden and had left them on the front porch. Mystery solved there!
Hope tomorrow is a little less eventful.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Bruce, I'm thankful the Lord saw fit for us to be together and that He has blessed us with a wonderful life. I love you.
We had a terrific Sunday. After a great sermon on God Needs A Man, we headed back to our house with mom and daddy for a Father's Day lunch.
I don't normally cook on Sunday but since Bruce loves my lasagna, I got up a little earlier than usual today and began preparing two pans, along with sides. Hannah made dessert and mom brought dessert too. The food was delish, but having my husband at one end of the table and my daddy at the other, made the day for me!
I was thinking of some special memories of when I was a child. I have always been a daddy's girl. It's a good thing I was the only girl because there would have been some serious rivalry going on.
But I have special memories of my dad. As a matter of fact, I began to list them and it just kept going and going. Where do I begin? Where do I stop? God has blessed me so much, giving me a Christian dad. A loving dad. There's not much he doesn't know about me. We've shared many talks through the years. Many opportunities of time spent one on one together. Trips, just the two of us. I have great memories that will last a life time.
I love you, daddy!
Thank you, Lord for the men in my life that you have blessed me with.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Today (Saturday) was day six of our Happy Father's Day week for Bruce. As with every morning this week, the kids and I greeted Bruce with a song and a gift. Here you see him with, I THINK, a piece of his candy bar in his mouth and he was dancing as we sang to him. LOL It was so hilarious.
Today we gave him a $10 gift card to Burger King because he's the king of his castle.
Reading his card. :)
Friday, June 18, 2010
One thing has always been consistent in Justin's life, besides his love for God, and that is music. From the time he was a little fellow he would sit and listen and soak up everything about it.
This was taken at a Choir Christmas party. I always loved the way he was looking at his dad and grandpa.
He began playing the trumpet when he was eight and then, not long after, he picked up stringed instruments and the harmonica. Right now he's trying his talent with the saxophone. He'll play anything you put in his hands. Here he is on another birthday playing the mandolin my daddy gave him, which belonged to my grandpa. Paw Paw died when Justin was two months old. I think he would have LOVED sitting on his front porch just listening to him play and sing.
I don't know if he has an instrument of choice, but he sure can play a guitar. He takes after his daddy with this instrument.
Besides being talented, he is loving, respectful, has a great sense of humor, gets along with pretty much anyone. You have to really be pushing him for him to yell at you. In other words, he's a pretty gentle fellow. LOL He's a hard worker, a friend to everyone he meets, a good example to the younger and even some of us older. He's faithful, he's trustworthy, and he's my son!
I love you, Justin.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Today is the fourth day of Bruce's Happy Father's Day to You week. I made a video of him coming in the house this morning and us singing to him, but for some reason, that one minute and few second clip wants to take forty minutes to an hour to upload. So I'll load it tonight and you can see it tomorrow. For now, we have pictures.
He had already received his gift and was reading his card. He LOVED his gift today. Although, he has no self control with it and predicts a massive headache from it.
Yep...FOUR GIANT SIZE HERSHEY MILK CHOCOLATE BARS. One from each of us! Why? Because he's sweet.
I hope you enjoy your candy bars, babe. I love you! And remember...they come in little blocks for rationing.....or sharing. *wink* *wink*
Happy Father's Day to you, honey. You're soft and cuddly, you can fix anything, you're a great pop, and you're sweet.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Today he received two cases of his two favorite flavors of soda...grape and orange. He's drinking one now. lol Why soda you ask?
Because he's a great "pop" of course! :D ha ha ha ha
Opening his card...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Justin handed him his gift for today.
Reading his card...
Because he's DAD, and dad can fix anything, we gave him things that he could put up in his shop for those times when he might need them. Fuel injection cleaner, super glue, stainable wood filler, caulk for windows and doors, some kind of ruler with a moveable level on it...no rhyme or reason, just stuff that'll come in handy one day. lol