American Idol

So I am not all that sad that Chikezie go. I think he was good but wasn’t always someone who stuck out in my mind after all his preformances. I am still waiting for Kristy Lee Cook to go. She is my least favorite as of now. I think that it will come down to either of the Davids or Carly. Carly and David Cook have been the most consitant over all the weeks I think. I am also kinda rooting for Jason Castro since finding out how strong of a Christian guy he is.  So that is my predictions so far. Can’t wait till next week to see what happens.

Small Group

I know that I have said like a thousand times that our small group rocks! And you say yeah I get it. But I really don’t think that you do get it. You see our previous church would have said oh I am sorry that it happened to you but I don’t think that anyone would have drove out of their way to visit Kendra and I in the ER on Saturday night. Once word spread like wildfire that Kendra and I were there there were tons of prayers for her going out. Not to mention that in the hardest part of the trip (the IV stick and blood work draw) that Tres showed up to pray with us and over Kendra. I think that had I not been so wrapped up in Kendra that when I saw him I could have cried. Praise God for such wonderful earthly angels.

So to all of prayer warriors out there, especially our small group, THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts. You are  truly wonderful people in our lives and we are glad to have you in them.

Mostly Thank you God for such wonderful earthly family you have given us for they hold a special place in our heart. You are a truly awesome God who gives us what we need when we need it. You are forever with out failure. Thank you for loving us the way you do despite all the things we do to hurt you. Thank you for Taking your only Son and having him lay down his life to save ours. Nothing compares to the love you give father in heaven.

Easter Weekend

Okay so my weekend didn’t go as planned. No one plans on spending there night with a sick kid in the ER. Let alone 2 nights. Then only to have your other child get a virus and be sick the next night. So that sums up my Easter weekend. One sick kid after another.

It didn’t even seem like it was Easter weekend. There wasn’t any excitment in our house about the Easter Bunny coming or anything like that just because we were all to tired to be. That is just fine though we did enjoy the moments when we were all feeling okay. It was nice to watch the kids open there baskets and to see them get excited over there new toys that they got. They mostly enjoyed there Starburst Jelly beans out of their candy though.

On Sunday while Chris and Ephriam were at Grandma and Grandpa’s house Kendra and I had a nice girls night in. We ate a picnic dinner in the living room while watching the Little Mermaid. We had mac and cheese and strawberries since she didn’t really have a big appitate after all the weekend excitement with her. Then she got to take a bath by herself which doesn’t hardly ever happen since it is easier to bathe her and Ephriam together. Then she got to stay up a little later to see Daddy and Ephriam when they came home.

After they got home and Ephriam got sick I just didn’t think that I was ever going to get some good rest but did the next night when I went to bed at 10 and the kids slept in till 9. But now we are back on track and we won’t ever let Satan get us down with a sickness.

Back Tracking

Okay I forgot to post on Wednesday night that I can’t believe that Kristy Lee Cook didn’t get kick off American Idol. She was terrible on Beatles night. How could you wreck such a good song.  Maybe this week she will go. She is not one of my top picks at all. There were some really great preformances out there that night. Glad that I don’t have to sit through the results show every week. It was kinda boring. I felt like Oh I can do a few things and then listen when the time came for them to tell us who was going. Oh well. Looking forward to this next week to see what will happen.

Ready for Bed

It has reach the dead zone part of the night. The part where it seems like time will never move. You look at the clock and hope that it is pasted 5 am and no prevail. You only looked at it one minute ago. I am ready to go to sleep for a while. I would really like to sleep now but I can’t because I am at work. It is not like it is just me that gets this way at this hour but also the rest of my co-workers. It seems like the more we try to hang in there the longer it takes for the clock to say 7 so that we can go home. I am going to make it though just like I do every night just one minute at a time.


I hate that work has twitter blocked! I miss it while I am here. I would love to hear from my friends and family that are on it. Sometimes a little entertainment would be nice. I am looking forward to going home and being able to see twirl! Maybe one day they will find it as a valuable tool to use in some way for health care. Probably a long shot but worth the consideration if you ask me. I miss twitter…

Wisdom Teeth

So I have to have my wisdom teeth pulled. I have been putting it off for a couple of months now and wishing I could put it off longer. It is going to be much more tramatic then I thought it was going to be. I have one tooth that is going to be extensive work on since it is connected to a nerve. So I have to be off work for and will need help taking care of the kids for 5 days post op so that is 6 days total. I am so not looking forward to it but it must be done before I have more damage in my mouth and have more work done. Luckily since the doctor is only in the office closest to us on Fridays I won’t have the surgery done untill April 11. It will be here before we know it but at least it will be all taken care of.


Today the only IKEA in Ohio opened. It was a made dash for everyone to make it into the store. There were  cars everywhere. It took us an hour to get into the parking lot so I only had 30 minutes to look around in the store. Kendra was a little trooper with me. She enjoyed being in the car and then being in the stroller. She did get a little hot in the car on the way in and got a little car sick but nothing too bad. We got some new silverware for her and Ephriam and some new cups that only cost 4 dollars for 6 sets of them. I wish that I had more time to look around at things. Chris is going to love it when he can get  in there. There are tons of kitchen gadgets and storage units and all types of stuff. It will be much easier with the kids to go when it is not crowded but I can’t wait to go back. The IKEA staff were very patient and understanding and there were lots of them looking to help people out. Next time I will know that I will need all day to go looking at things and to take Chris with me. Well now Kendra is up from her very long nap (over 3 hours!) so I am going to get her. Will blog more tonight about today’s happenings and upcoming events.

Ephriam’s success

I am so proud of my little man! He is doing so wonderful with all his therapy and in school. He meet his very first OT goal today! He was able to draw lines up and down and across the paper. Next week if he eats another snack he will get goal #2. His OT at Children’s is super impressed with his progress in such a short period of time. He is doing wonderful in school and we got a great note home from his speech therapist at school saying that he labeled all of the items that she asked him to! HUGE progress for him! We are so proud of him. He is doing go great and is showing improvement at home. GO EPHRIAM!