Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beauty right out our back door

We live is such a beautiful place, I have live here all my life and have and have never taken the time to go see the wonderful sight we have right out our back door. I have been wanting to go see a couple of waterfall out by Powers and just have not gone. Well Saturday me and the kids went, and I was not disappointed at all. As you can see by the few pictures that it is SO wonderful. I was so glad that we went it was a nice way to end spring break week. The kids head back to school tomorrow. The first picture is of me and my kids in front of Elk Creek Falls. The next one is the bottom fall at Coquille Falls, third is the to fall at Coquille Falls. The last one is the whole of Elk Creek Falls. Our God is an awesome God, to create such wonder.

Growing boy

Look I have 4 teeth, Brogan is getting so big now.
Brogan is already fascinated with motorized vehicles. This baby boy has been such a blessing to me and my family, I am so thankful that my brother Ryan and Genna share him with me. I am so honored that they trust me to care for him. I will be able to have such an impact on him, way cool.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Some wondering thoughts

It is now spring a fact which I am so grateful for. My dad brought about 25 ewes to my place when they came none of them had lambs now all but about 3 or 4 have lambed, so there are lots of bleeting and bahing going on around here. My daughters 4-H ewe got brought in from the big field on Friday, she had to have her lamb pulled. It did not make it so we gave her two baby girl lambs to raise we have had her in a small pen near the house so that we could hold her still for the babies to nurse. Praise the Lord she took them both and I was able to open her pen and let her out this afternoon on our way to town. When we got home 3 hours later the happy little family was standing in the driveway and I watched the lambs nurse and the mama love one both babies. I comitted that it was kind of like my and my kids, we are not blood related but we love each other and are a happy family, and that if a person did not know the behind story one would never know that the sheep and the lambs were not related and the same with my family, people just think we are relates. Thank you Lord for adoption in both the human world and with the sheep. It is great because the mama sheep will raise two nice lambs and we will not have to bottle feed them, the best of all.

Spring break and respite care must go hand in hand, I have know since Christmas that I would have the extra 17 year old, not a problem. Today my certifier called and asked if I would keep a 6 year old little boy. I told him what I have going on at my house and told him if he did not mind then I would keep him. He had no problem with it and gave my number to the foster mother. She called and this boy is coming tomorrow and staying through Friday or Saturday. I think after this week is over I will need respite care for myself. I pray that I can make it.

Last Friday evening I have the wonderful opportunity to witness another home birth. A beautiful baby boy was born to a nice christan family. I am so amazed at woman-mothers, God built the woman's body with such capabilities. It only told this mother about 3o minutes to push her baby out, AMAZING. He is healthy and much loved by his 2 older sister, mom and dad. The father was so cute after the birth and the fact that it was a boy, he was on cloud 12 at least. He got to call and share the exciting news with his family and friends. Thank you Lord for babies.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tax problems and questions

My aunt, who is doing my taxes, called me this morning to tell me that my return was denied because someone had already used my kids on their taxes. I have no clue which kid or who did this, I am a bit annoyed by this. It will be several months before it is all sorted out. I was looking forward to paying off a bill with this money. This is just another way I am being taught patients right now.

Another way is that I really want our property to sell soon. I have had a few people come and look at it but no one has made an offer yet. I just keep praying that it will be soon, in Gods time.

Also spring break starts today. I will have an extra 17 year old around for the week also, she has stayed with me twice before, so my kids are looking forward to her coming to visit, that makes it nice. I really need make a list of everything I want and need to get done so that I might be kept on track. But for those of you that know me you know it takes an act of God to keep me on track.

One a total different topic, the cops in the town I live in have been having big problems we have had 2 different ones get arrested in the last 2 months. One for theft and the latest one for contributing to a minor, duh. What is this world coming to? As a society we have left God out of things and look what happens. Lord forgive us.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Question of the day...

How many people dose it take to proof read a blog post? Answer at the bottom

I was showing Carly my post from yesterday and she started making fun of my grammer skills or lack there of, so I had to go back and fix the numerous problems. As I sit here typing this post she is reading over my shoulder and checking my mistakes and laughing like crazy. Just the other night Carly and I were up having a conversation about the school year perhaps going to year round school. She asked if I know why they had summer break and I told her that it was because, years ago the kids were needed to help on the farm. She was SO AMAZED that I knew this, I asked her if she thought I was completely dumb. She Is so amazed that I am actually quite an intelligent individual, I just can't spell. We are having a bonding moment right now trying to get this post right, really we are about to pee our pants. Well at least I am good for something..............comic relief. I am going to beat this teenager (with a wet noodle). No seriously beat her.

Well the answer is 3, 2-17 year olds and me.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Budding photographers's in the house

This afternoon the girls went for a walk and took pictures along the way, they took many real nice photos. When they came inside to share their pictures with me, I suggested that they hang a sheet in a door frame as a backdrop to pose one another in front of. These are just a very few of the close to 400 pictures total they took.

Look at these two aren't they cute.
This little boy is one of my most farvorite models of all.
Well this is my girl, we were having fun with different lighting. She might need to work on her modeling skills.
This picture of Jeffery is so cute, he make a good model.
This adorable model is our puppy Muddy.
This beautiful young lady makes a wonderful model.

Me and my kids

Don't they make me look cute. I love these two so much. Thank you Lord for the privilege of being their mother.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A few of my farorite things (people)

Just a very few of my favorite people, more to come later. Also I have changed my layout to reflect the coming of my favorite holiday, St Patricks Day.

I am having computer problems

I need a new laptop power cord mine died. I had no idea until now that I was so addicted to my internet connection. I have a friend in town that has the same laptop as I do so I am able to charge my laptop battery. I have a line on a cord in town but the store guy was not in today, oh. I am also having my deck top worked on so that I will have internet even if it takes awhile to get a cord. I am so bad.

On a funner note I got to see my little niece 3 times during the last 5 days. She is such a funny little girl, I guess she is bound to be after all she is related to me. First my kids, Brogan and I road up to Julie's house with my Grandma and Aunt Corlyn. We had a real nice visit. I decide that the way to visit Julie is to take Brogan with me so she can see him while I get to visit with Katelyn. Second was Sunday afternoon after I tagged 2 sheep in Bandon because Julie was down I got to see her again. Last was Julie asked me to go to her house on Tuesday and stay with Katelyn so she could go look for our horse who went on run about to a neighbors place. I stayed with Katelyn while Julie and Jeffery when to check out what the scoop was with the horses and then they feed cows. I took lots of picture of my cute little niece while I was with her.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I have been a mother for three years now.

well 3 years ago today Carly came to live with me. Thank you Lord for the privilege of being the young lady's mom. That first night I got Carly I had no idea that I would get to keep her. Carly has bloomed so much in the last 3 years.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Last weekend

Last weekend was such an interesting weekend, I got to attend my first home birth. It was such a privilege to be able to be a witness to the birth of a healthy baby boy. God made women with such an amazing power, the power to give birth, I am in ow of mothers. Mothers are so important, the hand that rocks the cradle rule the world. Thank you Lord for the opportunity of being a mother.

I got home for the birth at 5:30 am, the woman that is living with me was still up when I got home, surprised me. My nephew was here and Carly brought him down about 6 am so he and I slept in the chair till about 9 am then I have to get ready to go to Coos Bay to help Stacey at the Bridal Fair. I was to stay at the fair while she was at the shop helping customers. I was so tired after being up almost all night. Well I got home from Coos Bay at 8 pm, long day. I came home to a teething Brogan, he was not a happy camper, poor little guy. He was fussy and so Saturday night I did not get much sleep either. I was wake up Sunday morning and then said don't wake me up again, so my kids got ready for church with out me. I am so proud that my kids were going to go with out me. I did get up and drive them so they did not have to walk the mile in the rain. I did get Brogan to sleep and he stayed home with Mel and I went to the potluck after church. Slacker I know, but boy I was tired. Brogan cut a top tooth, he now has three. He is growing up so fast. I am so grateful to be such a big part of his life. This summer will be fun with a toddler around.

This is only part of the craziness of last weekend. I am glad it is over and I did survive.

New famliy pet

This is Carly holding the newest member of the dog family around here. He is a chawawa Boston bull tarrier cross he is so little, I have wanted a chawawa puppy scene I was in high school, so now I have one. He was born New Years day. I got him yesterday. So the dog count is up to 3 now I said I was not going to do this to myself again but I am a sucker. He is sleeping on my chest as I type this very therapeutic.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More signs of spring

Pictures of spring, these lambs happen to be a set of triplets. They and their mom live in the field right by my house so I can keep an eye on them. So far they are doing great, a little small but real nice for triples. And daffodils my favorite flower of all, yet another sign of spring.