Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Post

"A Post"
Because I am not witty enough to come up with a creative title.

What have we been up to in our house? 

Will school; for both Anna and me. Anna is cruising right along in her 1st grade year, and I will be going back to college soon. I am going to go to the University of Phoenix and before I official start I am taking some workshops - need to refresh my mind on what it is like to be a student, it has only been 7 years sense I took a class and all. I am excited and I know I am doing what God wants me to do, but I can get overwhelmed with all the changes I can see coming - I stop and just give it to God - taking it one step at a time. If you would like to see more what Anna has been doing you can go here: tacacademy.blogspot.com

We are enjoying the promise of spring and getting outside as much as we can. I am trying new things in the kitchen and will hopefully be saving some money on our grocery bill, at least that is the goal. I have been reading stuff about people that can eat healthy and spend between 200 and 250 dollars a month to feed a family of 4 - so I am attempting to implement those ideas and spent less on groceries.

Matt is busy at work, with mens ministry, and with worship stuff at church.

Anna turns 7 next month - I am not ready for that. She wants a sleep over party and is very related to her mother - she is in to planning every detail of the party even when they will go to sleep. 

Benen is developing into a very caring little man. He loves on his sisters and loves to play with dad. He is starting to play pretend and it is fun to watch him and Anna play.

Somer is getting more mobile, still not crawling but she will scoot backwards on her belly and will roll around to get to things. If I can get the big kids to stop running to her every squawk maybe she will crawl soon. Her VUR seems to be doing good and not bothering her. We had some elders at church pray for her Sunday and we are believing that she is healed.  

So; there you have it. That is "A Post"


Jo Lee

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Better Than the Day He Was Born

You might be asking how can anything be better than the day someone is born? For this mom the day they except Jesus is better. 

Benen did that yesterday, and I am elated. We were eating lunch and Anna asked what it means to have heaven in your heart. After explaining that to her, Benen chimed in and said he want to have Jesus and Heaven in his heart. So we talked about what Jesus did on the cross and about what sins are, and we prayed. It was awesome. I remember feeling the same way when Anna prayed.

"Lord, allow Benen to never forget what he has done. Keep his heart close to You, and may he follow You all his days. Amen"

Today I am thankful for salvation and a child's faith.
Jo Lee

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Balancing the Garden

Apparently it was time to plant a garden....





...in the house.

I may not crawl...


... but I have great balance and the cutest face on any 8 month old out there.

Jo Lee

Monday, March 14, 2011

This weekend I...


This weekend I...
... had a relaxing Friday night at home with the kids.
... slept in a little on Saturday.
... did some cooking and cleaning on Saturday.
...comforted a sick boy, and cleaned up his throw-up.
...got to stay home Sunday with the sick boy and the baby.
...made snacks.
...made chips.
..started a small grease fire.
...cleaned up the mess form putting out the small grease fire.
...made 2 dinners.
...got stuff ready for school this week.
For a weekend at home the was pretty event full and busy.
Jo Lee

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Benen

This is my son's own invention on how to pee standing up!


 Apparently plastic car maps make great blankets!


Jo Lee

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fun while in Denver

Even though we were in Denver for a not fun reason last week.. we managed to have some fun.

Waiting in Radiology:


A Somer Sunflower in Target:


Jo Lee

Friday, March 4, 2011

Somer, VUR, Thoughts, and More

I have a lot on my mind right now. It is funny when I look at facebook and they ask what is on your mind I just stair not knowing what to put - because there is so much there.

This week I took Somer to Denver to see a Pediatric Urologist. She has what is called VUR (Urinary Reflux). She pees back up into her kidneys. They gave us 3 ways to treat it: medicine and time to see if she  grows out of it (there is a 30% chance she will do that), a none evasive same day 20 minute surgery (it has an 80% success rate), and an evasive over night 2 hour surgery (it has a 99% success rate). I decided to do the meds for a year and then she will be reevaluated and we will see where she is at. I am confident with my decision but it is still tiring and hard to go through. They also said that some of her fussiness (she is not really fussy she will just randomly cry in pain) is because they can feel the urine going back into their kidneys and it hurts - I would cry too.

I am thankful for friends like Kim and Ashley that went with us to Denver. Ashley had to see her specialists too; it was nice to have understand people to go with. I really missed Matt - he is my best friend and partner and Somers dad and it was hard to make major decisions without him. He agrees, but it was still hard to do. I also missed my big kids - they are fun to be around and I enjoy them all. I think they missed me too - when I got hoe last night they talked my ear off; both of them.

"I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord..." God knows what the future holds and He has a plan. I do not have to one. I can just take the steps I hear Him telling me to take I know that He has it under control. 

I am applying to go back to school online - okay I said it, it is out there, it is real. I am going to get a BS in Human Services Management - a social workers degree. Eventually what I want to do it adoption home studies. The degree has to come first; so I am starting there - it will be online. 

That is all. Enjoy your weekend.
Jo Lee

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thankful Thrusday

I am thankful...
... to be home after a quick and long trip to Denver.
... for friends to go to Denver with.
.. for friends and family to watch my kiddos while I was in Denver.
... for answers to what has and is going on with little Somer.
... for medicine that makes it possible for her to wait to have surgery.
... that God gives people great intelligence so they can be come doctors and specialize in things like pediatric urology.
... for my husband and everything he does everyday.
... for God's grace: especially grace for the moment.
Jo Lee