Sunday, October 5, 2008


We are ALWAYS thrilled when daddy gets home on Fridays! For those of you who don't know, he travels away 2 weeks each month with his job so while he flies the friendly skies, I fly solo with 7 kids :) for 14 days ALONE each month! Daddy always brings home a bag FULL of surprises each week when he gets home. They ALL crowd around to receive their treasures :) This week it was chapstick (aka makeup) for the girls with a side of jelly bellies, bubble gum and tootsie rolls for everyone!

Looks like he's in A LOT OF PAIN DOESN'T HE??
Earlier Friday, Wyatt ran outside without his shoes on and stepped on a rusty nail-BLOOD GUSHED EVERYWHERE! I thought he was going to bleed to death but it was just a puncture wound. The doctors office said to soak it in Epsom Salts and Wyatt took FULL advantage of that! He has had us carry him from place to place because of his sore tootsie! Listen when your mom says "don't go outside barefooted, you may cut your foot WIDE open!"
Saturday was spent hanging at home-putting a new windshield on the motorcycle and cleaning up all the farm equipment for the winter-Kids were FILTHY after hours outside so I decided since my old back was aching I'd change it up and give a bath in the sink! All 4 of the little ones fit and it was fun!

We ended our weekend by going to church this morning and then the pumpkin patch this afternoon!


  • Another unmentioned highlight-Brooke got her lip pierced UGH!!! Pictures to follow later (if she'll let me)-She did turn 18 this week after all-I just keep telling myself, It's better than a tattoo, It's better than a tattoo..........
  • Please keep all of us in your prayers. I will be leaving tomorrow to go to The National Drug Endangered Children's Conference in SLC Utah!! I am one of the 5 keynote speakers (amongst MD's & PHD's) and will speak in front of hundreds of people! The kicker is, I have to speak for a whole hour! YIKES! I know God will give me the right words to speak! Talk to you all when I get back Thursday!


Manette said...

Wishing you much luck in your upcoming adventure. I advocate strongly for my children, but I am utterly grateful for people like you who are able to advocate so strongly for all children... Especially those little ones who are so strongly effected by prenatal drug exposure.

Kelly said...

Wow! You are my hero. 2 weeks every month at it alone and a 1 hour talk in front of 100s of people. You go girl! Still shaking my head! WOW. I will be praying for you this week.

God will give you the words to say and if you are like me you won't be able to remember what you said when it's over. :}

bearhugs2u said...

The pictures are great!! Prayers go with you to sure you will do a wonderful job! (I have always known you were a talker...hee hee) And as for than last piece of info.......all I can say is "Better than the tongue....better than the tongue"!! love ya all Mom (Gramma)

Manette said...

Yes, please feel free to quote my "Drugs Don't Hurt Anyone" post to my blog. Here is my public email address, as well...