Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Ghost stories


Last night I climbed into bed with Kyle as he asked me to snuggle with him. Over the last four days, I have had to devote so much time to Jake being sick and Corbin being very needy on top of very little sleep, poor Kyle has not gotten much of me. Anyway, it was so super cool spending quiet time with him. We just layed in his bunk bed talking, soemthing that we don't get to do in this way often because of his high energy and the craziness of life.

One thing that we talked about was that a ghost would come and take him away. I asked where the ghost would take him. Kyle said it would take him down the heat vent. I asked how Kyle would fit downt he heat vent. Kyle said he couldn't fit, but he was worried about getting scraped on the screws taht stick out into the heat duct (which has happened to him when he has stuck his arm in there to investigate). I asked where the ghost would take him if he could fit throught the vent. He said down to the fan of the heater. Then I said, "so he could feed you candy and soda pop until you got a belly ache?" he and I both laughed over that one. I was in no way trying to make light of his fear, but to talk him through what his fear was and hopefully give him a positive spin on how to think about it. Kyle then reminded me of the time last summer that he found a hot candy onthe counter top and ate it without asking. That night he got a severe belly ache and high fever, that landed him in the hospital. Now we laugh about it!

Good news, my in-laws are lttting us borrow their digital camera so I can get some more pictures of the boys on here. They grow up so fast! Thanks Ben and Sandy!! Love you!

Well, off to play with my boys and enjoy the lovely weather!

Love to all,
Lisa :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sick kids

Ahhh, we are having a heat wave, at the end of July, and alas, I have a sick child with 101 to 103.3 temperatures. Ugh. I was hoping for a sick free summer, but I guess that's not in the plans. Poor Jake, fever, coughing, a little bit of vomiting, sore throat, ear aches, stomach aches, you name it. Pray for his comfort and fast healing please!!

The rest of us are holding steady, hoping we don't get it!!

ON a better note, Corbin has been standing and taking one step here and there. Last month when I noticed he was wanting to walk, I wondered if he would be actually walking for his birthday, and now I know he will. This is so fun!!!! Seeing him do it when no one is asking him to and lots of times when no one is even looking is really cool because he is doing it because HE wants to.

Well, havent' run since last thursday since we were out of town Friday and Saturday, church and visit to the in-laws on Sunday, not much sleep since then. So, off for an easy run, then another day laying low at home tending to my sick Jake and enjoying all my children.

May your day be filled with joy, peace, and happniess and so much of God's goodness!!

Lisa :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005


OH MY GOSH!! If you can't tell I am sooooo super excited!! My little one, walked!!!! Well, okay he took one unassisted no holding on step, but it qualifies in my book!!!! i can't believe it!

He has been showing signs of readiness for a while now, perfecting his skills. It has actually been a few days since I started writing this, and he has taken one and three stepps since, although we have been travelling a lot over the last two days so he hasn't had much chance to work on it.

My little boy is so much fun!! He is trying to talk, says a few words, trying to work on his walking, eats practically everything you put in front of him, still loves to nurse (yeay!), loves to cuddle and play.

We are getting geared up for his first birthday. It is so special. I dont' know if I feel even more so this time because it's my last "first" birthday with my children or if I'm just in a place in life where I can recognize the depth and importance of it. Either way, it moves me greatly to be blessed with such a wonderful family.

Thank you Lord, for getting me connected, and continuing to work on keeping me connected and focused. I continue to pray for Your guidance in my life, that I may know how I am to best serve You. Thank you for the beauty of my children, of which I am always in awe. To you my friends and family, may you too find the purpose and passion of your life that God has carefully carved out just for you. May you feel His presence on a daily and moment to moment basis and pass that on to those around you. THank you for being in my life and helping shape who I am and share the joy of living.

God's love and mine to you always,
Lisa :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Hello again

Hello all, I am proud to say that I figured out how to post the pictures. Now our digital camera won't work!!! I had some really cute moments today too. I was watching my nephews, 6 and 2 years old. The kids were playing dress up and were just adorable. At least I got it onregular film. Hope we can ge tthe digital working soon!

Today was my Sister in Law's birthday. My brother's wife. We have known each other for almost 8 years but only this past year, maybe even past 6 months have we gotten to really know each other and become friends. It means the world to me to have her in my life. She is a great person and wonderful influence. She is right with the Lord, a good friend, great sense of humor, beautiful, loving, giving, caring, gentle parent, great listener. I could go on and on! I really love her and like her and feel so blessed to be her friend. I was also honored to have her children in my care for a good portion of the day. it was neat to see the little people they are becoming. When you mix her kids with mine, they all get rambunctious so it was a very energy filled day. What better energy to be surrounded with than that of a child (okay, make that five!)? Happy birthday Christi, may you feel the power and love of the Lord's presence on this special day of your birth.

Tonight I am looking into the eyes of my littlest one, wondering what goes on in that head of his. He has been a huge challenge from day one and I keep praying that I am doing right by him (as I do with all my kids and relationships). Corbin is full of energy, curiosity, spunk, determination, will, perserverance. He has the cutest smile with his four teeth. It jsut melts my heart. In one month, he will be turning one. Wow, it is so hard to believe we have come this far already. It has really gone fast. I look forward to making his big cake and watching him dig into it making a huge mess!!

I'm worn out from a fun filled day so I am off to retire. Looking forward to adding more soon and please know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts often!!

Love and peace,
Lisa :)

Okay, I have never done pictures on the internet before, so figuring out how to do this is great!

Here are the older boys doing what they love, working with tools on an engine!! They had two projects this summer, working on the "green car" to prepare to sell it, and rebulding a golf cart engine. I lost three boys for countless hours to these projects (one of which was NOT Corbin~LOL!) but returned to me were three very dirty and very happy boys!!

This is part of the damage a permanent marker can do! Luckily it comes off the body, not so much on the wall, carpet, table and chairs.

I love this picture!! This was May of 2003 while I was pregnant with Corbin and enjoying my other two boys at the race track. I felt great and loved being pregnant. It was so much fun to be at the race track and share that with the boys. We didnt' end up staying too long as it was too loud for Kyle's ears. Funny how most of the noises he makes sound louder than and Indy car when inside the house~LOL!!

This is a picture of Corbin shortly after he was born (look at those skinny legs!). The boys are waiting beside e right now to see themselves on the computer so I'll have to do more later!

God's love and mine to you, make it a glorious day by reflecting in his love for you!!!

Lisa :)