Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Favorites.

{one} Meeting with Jesus

JC and I had a one on one. I had to spill my heart to him. I had to tell him that I was struggling in the suffering. As soon as I did this he revealed to me a few verses that I needed to hear during my morning Jesus time. 

Two of the books I'm reading right now. 

Blessed is the one who is not offended by me.- Luke 7:33. 

I can't find any joy in the things of this world. I'm dissatisfied because I crave what this world can't offer. Give me Jesus... 

And through my suffering God has brought me closer to Jesus because of his suffering. 
I've had a hard time relating to some Jesus scripture.. I can't see him as a Shepard or a teacher. I need to look at him as a heavenly warrior fighting for me, think table flipping Jesus. (In my mind he is bowed up wearing a muscle t-shirt...)

{two} Shark attack

Henry the shark 
I love the halloween parade at Henry's school. 
and this face... this is why he gets away with everything. 

{three} Today we took the day off. Henry and I are having a mommy and me day at home. We started the morning off with playing in the rain. 

{four} Halloween. 
I'm excited about Halloween and the fall festival at our church. 

{five} Christmas
I'm excited about decorating for Christmas. I usually start the day after Halloween but I need a cold front to move in before I can get in the mood. 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weekend Review/Happenings

You Gotta Keep on Keepin' On- Joe Dirt

That quote best describes our life right now. We just keep on keepin' on. We are trying to keep things as normal as possible at home for our kids. We aren't doing a very good job Lucy asked me the other night, "Mom, when dad had his brain surgery did they put batteries in his head? Because dad told me they did..." No 7 year old should think about things like that. She should be filling her head with shopkins and star wars. 

Speaking of Lucy... Lucy came home from school the other day and said, "Mama, I've been asking my friends if they are Christians! Some kids don't know what that means so I invited them to church with us!" I'll pick them all up for my First Grade Evangelist... 

And since grandma's read this here are some pictures of 1 of 2 of our kids. We attended the sweetest little girls birthday party this weekend. Henry had a blast until he lost his favorite purple dinosaur....

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Favorites

I told Jonathan that I thought I've lost my zest for life. I've been going through the motions the last couple of weeks. I know it is normal to be at a low following a chemo week but I can't seem to pop out of it. So this week I've dedicated some time for just myself which include: exercise, walking, not grocery shopping, makeup, baths, friends and family. So on that note, here are some things that have made me happy. 

1. Lucy carrying the sign at her fun run! That girl took her job very seriously!

2. The kids decorated manna's yard for Halloween. 

3. This doesn't make me happy but it was a happening. Wednesday we heard a popping sound upstairs after some investigating I found a leak coming from the attic. After crawling in the attic I discovered our water heater spraying water... So a call to our plumber and we are the proud new owners of a water heater... Not my favorite way to spend money but I'm thankful that we found the leak before it ruined anything. Also, I named him Louis. If you come to my house and I ask if you want to see my Louis you now know what I am talking about. 

4. I invented this. Years ago I told everyone that sour cream should come in a squeeze bottle. My sister was in the dairy industry and presented this to some of her people and they thought it was a no go idea... Look who missed out... Thank you Daisy. You've made all my dreams come true. 
5. I needed some new makeup so emily and I went makeupless to the nordstrom and got our face done. It was nice to learn some new tricks and try new products. 

This was my favorite product- MAC highlighter. It makes me feel fancy. 

That's it. All I know. 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Henry update...

I received lots of advice on Henry and his sleeping. Monday night he slept 6-4, 4-7 and Tuesday night he slept 8-6:30. 

Our new routine. 
1. Start early. I remember doing this with Lucy. She was in bed by 5:30 because after 7 she would get second wave of energy and be up until 9. So we start early. 
2. No TV after 3. That's prime run around get tired time. 
3. Dinner, Bath, Story, Milk, Prayers, Snuggles,  Bed. 
4. I blacked out his room. There isn't a peep of light coming in. 
5. No more night lights. 
6. Oils. I've been doing Young Living sleepize for months. I made a pillow spray of ceder-wood, lavender, and peace and calming. I rubbed him down with lavender and ceder-wood. I diffused ceder-wood. He slept like a champ. 
7. If he gets out of his bed his triceratops will be taken away... (this might be what works for him)
8. I pray all night long for this kid to sleep. (Thanks JC!) 

Lucy said, "I know what you are doing... You are trying to make Henry tired." 
Thank you all for the advice. Keep it coming. I'll try anything to keep this kid in bed...

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Break, Chemo Week and Bad Baby...

Last week was chemo week. We all dread chemo week. Jonathan survived and took it like a man. Thursday- Sunday is usually the worst and the hardest. Besides the chemo effects our kids usually lose their minds this week (or at least Henry). 

On the subject of Henry- Will y'all pray for this kid? He doesn't sleep. I shipped him off to my moms last week for a night because I was so exhausted from the up and down of the stairs. He doesn't stay in his bed... He doesn't sleep through the night... He's the first one up and he is mad... Any ideas? Besides prayer? I'm looking forward to hearing some advice. 

Here are a few pictures from the past week. 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it.