Saturday, February 28, 2009


I'm thinking about doing a garden this year. I want to have fresh veggies right at my fingertips this year and so, I'm seriously thinking about getting out there and making it happen. I think I want to plant tomatoes, cause even though they're not my favorite veggie, they're really good for you and yummy in salads. I'm also thinking lettuce or cabbage, onions (maybe chives?), pumpkin, zucchini, peppers, and blueberries (which wouldn't produce this year, but would in future years). Possibly rosemary and and suggestions on other herbs? I have to do the planting in my front yard so the dog doesn't get into it... she's great at digging things up! Also, I get better sun in the planters of my front yard. So, the garden would be sort of all around the yard and not just in one spot. Do you think I'm being too ambitious? Any suggestions on veggies I've missed or should do instead. Hum, I'm dreaming of summer. Lazy hot days of summer! I can't wait for Cole to start walking, cause man, we're going to have fun this summer with him!!!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Hey, we're having a blast! Cole is doing wonderfully and really enjoyed some of the rides! He loved it's a small world! I would post pictures, but I'm not sure if Caleb brought the camera cords... so, if I can, I will. if now, it'll be when we get home. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009


God is so awesome! Hannah came home from the hospital today and it recovering at Lee and Nancy's home. Yea! We are so encouraged to see her recovery in her body and are praying for a recovery in her heart. Keep praying for her God journey!
On another note, we're going to DISNEYLAND tomorrow!!! Yea. I'm so excited. So, I'll post pictures of that trip later!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Update on Hannah

I just wanted to say a little update on Hannah. She's breathing on her own now and is awake. She's fully aware of her surroundings and who she is. As well as who we are. It's AMAZING! She doesn't remember anything that happened over the last week and they say she may never remember. So, we might never have answers to our questions. She's still in ICU, however, they're expecting to move her this weekend (hopefully!). Her feet are still tender and her right foot (the one with frost bite) is still deep purple at the toes and the bottom of her foot. However, things are healing at an incredible speed! Thanks for praying. We're not out of the water yet-- I feel like things are still unstable until she's out of ICU. Keep praying. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Be Praying

Hi friends,
My Sis-in-law, Hannah was found on Sunday morning in the foothills of Boise with severe hypothermia--her body temp was 64 degrees and she had no pulse. Somehow the medical team at St Luke's brought her back to life and she is in the ICU. She is back to normal body temp and is responding to treatment better than we could ever have hoped for. She is moving and is trying to do sign language and she is responding to our voices-- last night when Caleb was visiting her, she was looking at him and started to cry when he told her he needed to go. She's in there! It's amazing. We don't know if there is any/what the brain damage is as we don't know how long she was out and without oxygen. She is on a respirator and today they're going to see if she can breathe on her own & then the next step will be swallowing on her own. She lost a shoe while she was out on the hill and so she's got some frostbite on her right foot. Pray for healing in her brain and toes. And for peace upon our family. Thank you. I'll update as soon as I know more.

Friday, February 6, 2009


So, my husband and son had their birthdays last week and I have been lazy about posting pictures. Because I have to load them onto the computer and then reformat them to post them and sometimes it gets to be a tedious project. However, I wanted to show off my kiddo (We actually didn't get any pictures of Caleb's birthday! Sad, huh?!) and his funny cup cake eating. Enjoy!
opening gifts... the paper was way more fun!
1st time at Bogus
this was just too funny
ninjas on grandpop's birthday

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feeling better

I had a good long cry this weekend about Caleb's joining the Air Guard. Not because I don't want him to join, but because God is growing me and causing me to get out of my comfort zone. Once, I was able to express my heart on the matter and have Caleb listen and love me through it, I have been able to get excited about it. I've even been able to defend our choice and support my husband to someone who normally questions every life choice we make. It felt good. I know God is in this thing, because even though I'm uncomfortable, I'm a peace. God is the Prince of Peace, so having peace about our decision is huge. So, all of you out of town friends, be open to me visiting for a long weekend this fall! I'm going to need stuff to do. Also, anyone who wants to hang out with me-- come on over!

Monday, February 2, 2009

16 1/2 weeks

No, the 16 1/2 weeks does not pertain to pregnancy. It is how long Caleb will most likely be gone this fall. Let me back up a little bit....
So, last month Caleb came to me and told me he might want to be in the Air National Guard-- you know 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks a year. I wasn't too excited about it, yet I know the military has always been in his heart, so I've been praying about it and gathering information. Last week we went to visit with the recruiter out at Gowan Field Air base. We went over our list of questions and got lots of great information and 1 piece of not great information-- we found out that he'll be in boot camp for 8 1/2 weeks and then go straight to his job training for another 8 weeks. that's a grand total of 16 weeks. He'll probably leave in August and not get home until Christmas. That's a LONG time. The good points of the job are that he'll get a $20,000 bonus for joining, the GI bill and it's kicker (meaning he'll get about $675 a month if he goes to school full time) and also the tuition reimbursement from the state of Idaho for about $100 a credit (when he goes to school full time). We'll also be able to get better insurance and be able to stick it to Blue Cross forever. And, there's the VA retirement benefits and loan stuff. Now the big question I had was what about the war... well, I guess about 98% of the guys that are overseas with the Air Guard have volunteered. So, there's a 2% chance that he'll go against our wishes. That's not huge and he'll only have to go for 45-60 days. Not bad considering he'll be gone for training for 16 1/2 weeks!! So, all that to say, we're going to have huge changes this year. Pray for me... I don't look forward to the long separation. Yet, I know it's God and I know we can make it through and be better because of it.