Deut. 6:4-7
"Listen, Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hand Sanitizer

Subject: Hand Sanitizer> >> >I know many of you have kids and grandkids and this could be important to > >you.> >> >> >> >> >I just verified on (above) - it's true.> >> >> > >OK. I don't know where to begin because the last 2 days of my life> > >have been such a blur. Yesterday, My youngest daughter Halle who is 4,> >> > >was rushed to the emergency room by her father for being severely> > >lethargic and incoherent. He was called to her school by the school> > >secretary for being "very VERY sick." He told me that when he arrived> > >that Halle was barely sitting in the chair. She couldn't hold her own> > >head up and when he looked into her eyes, she couldn't focus them. He> > >immediately called me after he scooped her up and rushed her to the ER.> >> > >When we got there, they ran blood test after blood test and did x-rays,> >!> > > ;every test imaginable. Her white blood cell count was normal, nothing> > >was out of the ordinary. The ER doctor told us that he had done> > >everything that he could do so he was sending her to Saint Francis for> > >further test. Right when we were leaving in the ambulance, her teacher> > >had come to the ER and after questioning Halle's classmates, we found> > >out that she had licked hand sanitizer off her hand. Hand sanitizer,> > >of all things. But it makes sense. These days they have all kinds of> > >different scents and when you have a curious child, they are going to> > >put all kinds of things in their mouths. When we arrived at Saint> > >Francis, we told the ER doctor there to check her blood alcohol level,> > >which, yes we did get weird looks from it but they did it. The results> >> > >were her blood alcohol level was 85% and this was 6 hours after we> > >first took her. There's no telling what it would have been ! if we w ould> >> > >have tested it at the first ER. Since then, her school and a few> > >surrounding schools have taken t his out of the classrooms of all the> > >lower grade classes but what's to stop middle and high schoolers too?> > >After doing research off the internet, we have found out that it only> > >takes 3 squirts of the stuff to be fatal in a toddler. For her blood> > >alcohol level to be so high was to compare someone her size to drinking> >> > >something 120 proof. So please PLEASE don't disregard this because I> > >don't ever want anyone to go thru what my family and I have gone thru.> > >Today was a little better but not much. Please send this to everyone> > >you know that has children or are having children. It doesn't matter> > >what age. I just want people to know the dangers of this. Thank you> > >Lacey Butler and family> >> >

Monday, May 21, 2007


Tonight was the 1st night of my summer Bible class that I am taking with some women from my church and my MOPS group. I'm so excited to be doing my first Beth Moore series! This poem was read at the beginning of class tonight to get our minds and hearts in the right place.
Author: Carol S. Wimmer

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"
I'm whispering "I was lost"
That is why I chose this way.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need someone to be my guide.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And cannot ever pay the debt.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are all too visible,
But God believes I'm worth it.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
Which is why I speak His name.
When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Our Family Vacation

For the first time, we took a family vacation, just the four of us. We went to Myrtle Beach and had a 1 bedroom condo on the 16th floor. It was great! The kids had so much fun, even though they would have lived at the pools all weekend. ;) We all really had so much fun just being able to play together, something that it seems like we haven't had time to do lately. It was pretty relaxing if you could tune out Alexie begging to go to the pool every second we were in the hotel room. We went miniature golfing on Sunday and everyone had a blast. Emma, who is so small, she golfs for free, got 2 holes in one and poor Daddy, "the golfer" got beat by Mommy. Don't believe him when he says he "let" me win because it was Mother's Day! These are just a few of the pictures from the weekend, since Kelly got me a new camera and a large memory car, I took over 700 pictures on our trip!!! OOPS! LOL! That continuous shot feature is going to kill me!

My Mother-in-Law

When Trudi was here, I told a couple of people that my MIL was visiting and it's so funny the reaction I got. "Oh...your MIL, how's that going?" with a bit of doubt or sarcasm in their voice. But I'm so lucky to be able to respond, "Oh no, she's great, we are really having a good visit!" I've heard some stories of MIL's but Trudi is one of the good one's! AND, this visit was extra special because the girls both adored her! Emma cried as we left the airport after dropping her off saying " I need my Grandma!"

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Emma's Big Girl Hair Cut

Emma wanted her hair cut pictures on the same page as Lexie' here they are! She was so brave, but let me tell you...that bravery came with a price - a lollie pop! That's right, the hair dresser had a huge bowl of lollie pops and she told Emma that those were for little girls who got their hair cut. Well, wouldn't you know that Emma jumped right into the big chair when Alexie was finished! :) What a BIG girl!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Alexie's New Look

Alexie was so excited that I finally let her get a real hair cut. She's wanted short hair for a while and even asked if she could have short hair like, I draw the line there! :) A nice shoulder length bob for the summer was painful enough for MOM!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Birthday Girl

Well, I didn't have this blog back in Feb. when Lexi had her big 5 birthday. So, I thought I'd post some of her big day for you all to see. We had a very nice party at Chick Fil A and best of all, I didn't have to clean before or afterwards!