Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29, Sunday, January 29, 2012

Today we awakened to more snow!  We are under a winter weather advisory until 4:00 PM today.  The snow was supposed to begin at 3:00 AM, but it really didn't begin until after 5:00 AM.  Cheryl took Rosie, Bonnie, Kaitie, Simeon, Mahree, Spencer, & Merica to church with her..Cody, Meika, and Sam stayed home with me. I took pictures of Meika and Sam while they watched our Bible story...Cody took a nap!

 We watched a DVD about Jonah and the great fish.  We talked about giving people a second chance, being kind, and merciful to to others.  I listened to the live feed from Calvary, and Pastor preached about giving--about sharing what we have with others!  Hmmm---tied into our story pretty well!   Concerned there might be a snow day tomorrow.  Since I have surgeryat 7:45 AM tomorrow, that could make the day rather difficult for MaryBeth and Bonnie, so going to bathe the whole day in prayer!

Praying for safe travels for Jody & MaryBeth as they plan to arrive at our home sometime today.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28, Saturday, January 28, 2012

Snow this morning---so pretty!
Shonda's birthday party---we all had a good time, although in this picture, Kaitie's enjoying Shonda's delight--Rosie's taking a nap and Tim is in another world!!!

 Our tree out the front door!  Love the beauty that God gives us!
Someone brought us a cake this week, and we saved it for Shonda's party...We put 9 candles on to indicate the 9 in 39!

Here's the cake--I personalized it a bit!

During Mahree's ballet class Cheryl dropped Bonnie off to pick up some groceries and it gave me time to get a manicure--wanted to do pink nail polish in honor of Kelby VanDenBerg who is in the NICU.  Team Kelby! 
Kelby was born Jan 7 and weighed 1 lb 6 oz and was 13" long.  She is now 1 lb 11 oz.

Sunny day yesterday; snow overnight!
We celebrated Shonda's 39th birthday today! Kara, Timothy, Kaitie, Rosie with Ozzie, Bonnie, Shonda and Merica posed for me.

Rosie and Tim playfully fighting while an amused Kaitlyn looks on!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27, Friday, January 27, 2012

    Sam enjoyed a day off from school--pjs & John Deere--                                   doesn't get any better than this!!

 Mahree made Belgian waffles for breakfast
she is really into presentation!!

Bonnie enjoyed a quiet morning--
we told her to sleep til noon, but
of course, she was up by 10!  Still
that's late for SmileBonn!!
 Spencer and Sam both dressed up in their
super heroes costumes and played for a while,
until Spencer started playing on his Nintendo DS.
Sammy was quite content to observe his big
I was privileged to attend the Mid-Winter
Homeschooling Conference as a guest today.
Mrs. Boring (really her name!) does an
excellent job teaching parents how to teach
special needs children!
Kara & Shonda came overnight; we're going
to celebrate Shonda's 39th birthday tomorrow! 
It's really on Feb 6, but with my surgery next
week, we wanted to be sure she had her day!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26, Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meika enjoyed cuddling with Ozzie, Rosie's dog!
Meika and Cody enjoying watching The Wiggles!

 Simeon went on a lot of rides today--he is saying "HI!"
 Mahree's after hair appt pic
 Mahree's before hair appt pic
Merica's new hair do side view

Merica's new hair do front view!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bonnie got all set to go
wait for Mahree's bus!

Rosie with her doggie, Ozzie!

The snow came, left, came,
left--strange winter!!

Rosie helped me check
Kaitie's schoolwork!
Just realized that Kaitie's
picture is in the GR Press tonight!
Can't wait to show her in the morning!
Her class at KTC filled backpacks
for the homeless--she told us
about it, but didn't realize she'd
be in the paper!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meika had her toenail
removed from her big toe
today at the Surgical Center.
She cooperated with the

The nurse gave her a little
toy; she was in pretty good
spirits--if no one was doing
anything to her!!

post surgery, Auntie fed
her apple juice

So thankful that God
watched over Meika
and that the surgery
went so well---and fast!
Auntie read Meika
6 stories that I had
downloaded on my
We were home 4 hours
after we left home!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23, Monday, January 23, 2012

Tink Addy, Mahree's cat was lounging
while the kids worked on schoolwork!
Today I was supposed to be in Ann Arbor for the 3rd & last part of my root canal.
Dr. Cornwall canceled the appointment. I am not disappointed.
Sam goes 1/2 days on Mondays.
After lunch he came in
and announced he had a mustache!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22, Sunday, January 22, 2012

Until I can drive, we have to leave
4 of us home on Sundays, as Cheryl
can only take 8 (9 in a squeeze) to
church. I always have a Bible lesson
for the at home family, and a coloring
page, and then listen to the live feed
from Calvary Church for myself!
Today there was an excellent sermon on anger---part of the text
came from Psalm 4...this brought me to tears, as it was Mom &
Dad's favorite passage in Scripture. They recited it every night
before going to sleep. Mom asked us to read it to her the last
few months of her life, and she would recite it from memory
while we read. Today is Mom & Dad's anniversary, so the timing
of Pastor Jim Samra using Psalm 4 was amazing!

While I watched the live feed, Cody slept,
and Merica and Sam played HiHoCherry-O!

I absolutely love this song!
Who Can Satisfy!

This verse is our current
benediction after the

My cousin, Steve Jones,
put our home makeover video on youtube.

Day 21, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday morning at our place!
Meika was eating, and said Hi to me!
Bonnie kept busy, of course!
Unloading the dishwasher
for Kaitie!

Spencer & Sam played outside
in the snow---sledding & shoveling!
Cheryl read a story to Sam
that was on my Kindle!
Mahree & I listened in!