Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Alright - I tried to upload some pictures tonight, but it was not working. I will try again tomorrow night and hope that it works. Sorry for the delay!

On a different note, mom and I went to the From Abraham to Jesus exhibit at the Devos Place today. It was really cool. They had a ton of cool things from the ancient times. We really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Shack

Alright - I know that everybody else has posted on our stay at the Shack, but I am going to as well. I had so much fun. I always enjoy getting away from everything for a little while and it is always great when you can do it with a family that you love and have a ton of fun with! We played a lot of games, saw many animals and ate a lot of food! Stay tuned tommorrow for pictures of our stay!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Dietary Week

So this past week was dietary week at work. Everyday Karla had a game planned (the first few were crossword puzzles and then the last two or three were questions about things in the kitchen that we are suppossed to know!) She also had gifts for the people on both shifts that were working. Once you finished the game you got to pick a prize. The first prize that I chose (on Tuesday afternoon) was a book of easy to do Sudoku puzzles. I love doing these, they are so much fun! Thursday I had one of the question sheets and I chose a mug with four packets of french vanilla hot chocolate in it. Friday morning was the last game, another question sheet, and I got a little cinnamon bun candle. Also, everyone had to do a word search puzzle. Karla then took everyone's name and put then into a bowl and had the head of our activities department choose a name. And guess what? She happened to choose me! I got an adorable little bear that Karla had made herself! I was so happy because I didn't think that I would win! I never win anything! It was a fun week.

Also - an update on my coworker, Roxanne. She is staying at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. There hasn't been much change since Tuesday. She is, however, going to fight the cancer. She is currently having chemo and radiation and also having physical therapy on both arms and legs. She doesn't want any visitors, though, so all we can do is pray that God will clear her entire body of the cancer and through this bring her closer to him. I appreciate any and all prayers for her.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Prayer Request

I have a coworker (Roxanne) who was having some back pain and the doctors thought that it might be one of the disks in her neck and that it would probably have to be fused together to stop the pain. So, she had taken a bunch of time off to have this taken care of. Mom called me on tuesday and told me that she has terminal cancer in her lungs and back. She is a heavy smoker so the cancer in her lungs doesn't suprise me too much. She is ceraintly in a hospital (I am not sure which one) and is in a lot of pain. Because of this they are keeping her heavily drugged. This is one thing that she never wanted to happen to her. She always hated anything medical. The tumors are pushing on her spinal cord so she is paralyzed from the chest area down. Please pray for her. I don't know what her relationship is with God. I just pray that she is ready for this. She also always watches her grandson, so also pray for him, her husband and her son, as this has to be very hard on them as well. Thanks for all the prayers! I am sure that she and her family would really appreciate them.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Alright - I am sorry that I am a slacker on my blog, but may I say...at least I have one and am trying?

Can you believe this weather we are having? I have been freezing for like two days straight! I am not ready for winter, snow or anything like that! Good thing we are going to have a heat wave Sunday - a whole 55 degrees! Woohoo! I guess that is all I have for now. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tigers and Comfort

THE TIGERS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS! They beat the New York Yankees last night and now are officially in the playoffs. We are very happy that they were able to make it this far. Now, they just have to win!

Mom ripped a list out of a magazine that is titled "Instant Comfort". It has many great things on it. So, I decided that I would make my own list.

1. Getting your hair washed by a professional before you get it cut.
2. Cuddling up in a big comphy chair with a good book and a cup of tea, and the snow swirling outside.
3. Number 2, with Cleo sleeping on my lap.*
4. Being able to take a nice hot, long bath and soak away all your worries.
5. Little babies sleeping.
6. A full tank of gas and still having money in your wallet.
7. Getting together with family and remeniscing about memories together and laughing so hard you start crying.

Alright, now it is your turn. What brings you instant comfort?
Have a wonderful day!

*(This doesn't happen very often since Cleo feels that we are all beneath her, but in winter she likes to sleep on our laps to stay warm! We always enjoy it when she decided that we are good enough for her.)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Birthday Party

So we had a birthday party last Friday for a bunch of people on my mom's side of the family. It was so much fun! I love getting together with them because we enjoy each others company and there is always so much laughing (my mom and both of my aunts have evil laughs, so you always think that they are up to something)! Anyway, by cousin Arianna got this toy, (think it was a Polly Pocket toy, correct me if I am wrong Aunt Cheri). So, of course she wanted to play with it, as did her little sister Halle, and our cousin Shaelyn, and of course it came in many pieces that all had to be put together! My two aunts both layed down on the floor to try and get it together, but it was just too difficult for them to do alone! My mom joined them in hopes that her amazingly smart nursing brain would be just what they needed to get it put together, but even with her wonderful brain it still took them quite a while to get it put together! My dad and I thought that after a while all the little kids would get bored with the long wait that they were being forced to endure and leave, and then only the three older "kids" would be left. They did not however, they kids were patient enough to endure the difficulties and wait for the new toy. My mom and two aunts did eventually get the toy put together and working, but it took quite a while. It took so long, in fact, that my dad and Uncle Mark gave up on the women and started to get the cake and ice cream out themselves! It was a really fun night and I enjoyed myself.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Alright - I know that I have been slacking on my posts, sorry about that! I was going to do a post on the birthday party that we had on Friday, but I found this song by Third Day (one of the best Christian bands). I had heard the song before but this time it really struck me that this is what we all need to be saying every day.


words by Mac Powell/music by Third Day

Magnificent Holy Father
I stand in awe of all I see
Of all the things You have created
But still You choose to think of me

Who am I that You should suffer
Your very life to set me free
The only thing that I can give You
Is the life You gave to me

This is my offering, dear Lord
This is my offering to You, God
And I will give You my life
For it’s all I have to give
Because You gave Your life for me

I stand before You at this altar
So many have given You more
I may not have much I can offer
Yet what I have is truly Yours

This is my offering

This is a great song and Third Day has many other great worship songs. I encourage you to check out their website and some of their songs.

I wanted to add the song Offerings to my blog with this post, but I was unable to find the information to do that. If anyone knows how to do that I would really appreciate it if you could help.