Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've Been Tagged

8 Things About Me!

I've Been Tagged By Darla!

8 TV Shows I Watch
1. Extreme Makeover-Home Edition
2. Little People, Big World
3. The Local News @ 6&10
4. Any College Football
5. The Amazing Race
6. MASH reruns (yes I still love it)
8. ER
8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Joel's on the corner of Gary&Amherst
2. Harrigans
3. Tommy's Burgers on N. University
4. Outriggers in Seabrooke(does anyone know if it made it through Hurricane Ike?)
5. Yamagata on 82nd
6. Sonic(this is sad but I am a sucker for their drinks)
7. Rosa's(Taco Carbon plate all the way except for Taco Tuesday)
8. Any Hill Country B-B-Q joint
8 Things That Happened Today
1. Got the boys up for school
2. Actually got the boys to school on time
3. Checked on the hubby's back. Got rear-ended on the Loop yesterday
4. Got a load of laundry going
5. Having some coffee
6. Checked other blogs and posting this one
7. Checked my email
8. Give me a break it is only 9am so I haven't done much
8 Things I Look Forward To
1. Sundays at The Heights Fellowship
2. Getting to occasionally eat lunch with the hubby without the kiddos
3. Picking the boys up from school to see how their day went
4. Spending Saturdays watching College Football with all my boys
5. Occasionally hanging out with the youth group on Wed nights. It is entertaining watching youth interact with each other
6. Going to Zach's sporting events
7. Listening to Hayden tell stories with his hands. He is so animated
8. Having coffee with my mom
8 Things I Wish For
1. For my kiddos to be happy, productive, Christ-following adults
2. Continuing to have a great life with my hubby
3. The boys to cont. having a good school year.
4. Our country to come out of its recession
5. The Republican Party to have a worthy opponent to run for President in 4 years
6. That more people come to know Christ and are obediant followers
7. Coach Mike Leach to stay at Tech and build a legacy
8. That the hubby's back get better
8 People I Tag
1. Jessica
2. Teresa
3. Aunt Jackie
4. Amy-Rose
5. Carol
6. The Bishop
7. Chritsy
8. Whoever else wants to play

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not A Complete Loss

Hayden working hard

Hayden enjoying his work

The finished project!

The weekend was not a complete wash with the Tech loss. Zach had a great time in his Disciple Now weekend. He is still completely exhausted. Hayden and I had the fun of putting together Operation Christmas Child boxes. We decided on the age group of 10-14yr-olds. We did 2 boys and 2 girls boxes. I wonder where they will end up?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Who Will Have The Heisman Moment?

Graham and Crabtree

Well the time has arrived for Tech's next biggest game in their history. How I wish this game was being played here in Lubbock because we tend to be able to handle them here. However, I think Tech has a date with destiny. I have this really weird feeling that this group of scrappy, hard-nosed players are going to make it to the Big Show in Miami. Can't explain it, but it is there. This group is not like Tech teams of the past. They seem hungry yet in control. There is a calmness and business-like attitude with this team. I feel very good about their game.

Unfortunately, I feel the outcome of this game is going to determine the Heisman trophy winner. If Tech wins, even as good a Michael Crabtree is, I believe Graham will walk away with it with Crabtree getting an invite to The Big Apple. If Tech loses this game I don't think Sam Bradford will win it. I think it will come down to Colt McCoy or last years winner, Tim Tebow.

One thing we know for sure, Tech holds their destiny in their own hands and the Heisman is Graham's to lose. So lets support Tech. This is the best thing to happen to West Texas since the women won the basketball National Championship.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Out With The Old...

Shawn showing his shoveling skills
Hayden is such a good helper

Leaves in the yard are Shawn's
pet peeve

Zach's new school-
Terra Vista Middle School

Out with the old. Over the past week that has been our theme. After much prayer and debate the decision was made to change Zach's school. He was checked out of the neighboring district on Friday and we checked him into Frenship Terra Vista on Monday morning. For his electives he signed up for Art, Pre-Athletics and he is repeating the dyslexia program. All of the staff was very helpful in getting him enrolled and helping with his special-ed needs. The also run on a block schedule so the only classes he has everyday is math and athletics. He likes this. So far so good so lets hope it continues that way.
Shawn and Hayden took the time to clean up the front and back yards this past Saturday. It was such a nice day. The air that day was a little cool but the sun made it feel so good outside. They got all the leaves cleaned out of the front flower bed and planted some new pansies. It was a good day until Shawn's back began to hurt again which has made this week an adventure. More on that later.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Not Goodbye

See Ya Frenchie
LICU and Antepartum Girls

Last night we got to say goodbye to one of our co-workers that some of us have worked with for around 8 years but it was also to celebrate a great opportunity for her. We all started working together in L&D @ UMC and have migrated together to the Antepartum Unit @ Covenant-Lakeside. Melissa now has a great opportunity to get off the night shift and work a normal day job with one of our high risk doctors. This will be great for her and her family.
Fenchie we will miss your expertise and nursing skill but mostly we will miss your smiling, great personality(even though we know the mexican can come out in ya! lol). I know we have all been blessed to have you in our lives. I know Lisa almost killed ya with the pineapple but that doesn't mean we don't want to stay in touch with you. Us Ol'UMC girls have a way staying in touch. I guess because we are family. So, take care of yourself and don't be a stranger. We love ya and will miss ya!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Decisions of Parents

Do you guys find as parents that some days are harder than others when it comes to your kids. Man, I know the past couple of weeks have really grated on me when it comes to my oldest one. It has been discussed many times on this blog about Zach's academic struggles. We all know that school will never be his strong suit, however, sports are. He really wants to be able to play baseball or football on some level of college but then again, there is the academic side.

For the past 41/2 years Zach has transferred into a neighboring school district that has done a fabulous job with his dyslexia that his home district did not even recognize that he had. He has had a wonderful experience for the past 4 years then came middle school this year. I wonder, is it just the age. I remember jr. high, what at nightmare. It is hard for everyone but add a learning disability on top of it and it has become Jason, Michael Myers and Freddy rolled into one for us.

Then you take his athletic prowess. It has gained him a large amount of attention in the past few months from his home school district. Then it so happened that his coach is an administrator at the jr high he would attend. I explained the reasons we had left the district to begin with and we have discussed our options and how things have improved within the district. Ultimately we have left the decision to Zach. We have had many conversations and lots and lots of prayer. It would be easier on us financially and convince wise for him to come back to his home school. This decision not only effects him but also the younger son. There has been an answer for every question we have had about this change. It is just so unsettling, you don't want to make the wrong decision. Keep us in your prayers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well America, You Wanted Him, Now You Got Him, God Help Us All

Well it is official, Barack Obama is the new president-elect for the United States. It is no secret that this is not how I wanted this election to turn out. I have great concern over the results.

As we sat in our living room last night helping Zach color in an election map, blue for Obama and red for McCain, it became evident what the results were going to be. The feeling in our home became very heavy. My boys were even saying, "Mom we want McCain to win." Thought the hubby was going to have either a stroke or a heart attack. However, it is what it is. So now what?

As the christian woman I claim to be I have really reached for God this morning seeking how to handle this situation. I feel that He as made it clear to me through Bible verse and by listening to others that He is in control of all. This is part of a grander plan. That even though we have a new president, Jesus is still the King.

I have drawn great comfort this morning form Isaiah 40 and 41. Take time today to read through these. Maybe you will draw some comfort too. I take from it, just keep on keeping on because He is there for us. He will not falter and He will not grow weary. Stay steadfast America. We know it is in His hands.

"I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:9-10