God Has Blessed Our Day

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

School, Swim, Sleep

Olline and Melina at the fair grounds with the goats 8-26-09

Olline doing her Math! Sept. 2009

Melina on the slide! Sept. 2009

Melina, Emily B. and Olline at the Kroc Center in CDA! 9-26-09

I just want to say that we have our husband/dad back! He came home yesterday! Oh, we so happy! It feels sooooo good to have him home.
We did our schooling today. All went very well. Jade took Olline to the doctor because her cold just won't go away! She didn't have anything really horrible, just sniffles! So I had Jade get her in and they put her on antibiotics too. They said she has a sinus infection. I am so tired of all the sickness going around.
Jade was able to stay home today! It was nice to have him with us. He was able to see Melina swim this evening as well. Her swim meet in on Saturday, so she is working hard to get it all right. She will be fine!
The weather has changed. It is so cold! I think it was in the 50's today. Sweaters and pants and heat! We are suppose to get the rains as well, but I haven't seen any yet.

I just wanted to ask if everyone would say a little prayer for my Grandad! He had throat surgery yesterday and isn't doing so well in the hospital. I haven't heard from my mom yet on all the details. However she texts me and he isn't feeling well. I just pray God will lay His hands and angels on him. I pray he will heal fast. Wish I was there to support him, but I will pray for him here.

Now I am about to go give Olline and Melina a bath! I am tired and ready to relax!

Good night and God Bless!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Yesterday we were able to go to Coeur d'Alene and enjoy time together at the new Kroc Center. The Kroc Center is a new athletic club that is HUGE! Melina will be having her swim meet there next weekend and I thought it would be nice if we went to check it out.
So the night before last Melina spent the night at a friends house. I went to pick her up and we invited her friend Emily to come with us. Emily is a very sweet girl just Melinas age. So it was just us four girls on our way to the big Kroc Center.
We first checked out the competition pool. I timed Melina in some of her races. Then we just had fun. I even swam a few laps! So awesome.
Then we all went into the family fun water area. They have a huge water slide and a bunch of other fun water stuff to play in. Olline and I stayed together and swam all over. Melina and her friend Emily played together and seemed to have a blast! We just had a GREAT time.
The only thing we were missing was DAD! Can't wait for him to be home. Hopefully we will see him on Tuedsay the 29th!
After all that swimming fun, we went to Costco to pick up a few things. We were sooooo hungry that I took the girls to Chili's! It was yummy and we were full and happy afterwards. We left for home and dropped off Emily. Then got home and went straight to bed. I think it was almost 8pm by the time we got home. WOW what a day. I just thank the Lord so much for opportunities like these. It was wonderful. We are so blessed.

Today is a beautiful day. Super sunny and a little breeze. The girls and I are trying to take it easy today.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Still SICK!

Well so far Melina isn't better. We will be going to the doctor at 4pm today. It sounds like it went into her chest and it has been four days of it! She needs to see a dr. Then this morning I feel sick. It is in my sinuses right now. YUCK! Olline seems to be doing okay. A little sniffle, but not super sick like her sister.
Jade may be coming home tonight for just the night! Can't wait to see him. It has been 8 days! We all got to talk to him on the cell phone last night. His voice sounded soooo good. MISS HIM!

Well I need to get my Olline out of the tub! God Bless you all today!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sick Kids

It is almost 10am. Olline woke up sick, just like her sister. So far she isn't as bad as Melina, but I can hear the cold coming on. Melina is still bad in her nose and chest! They do not have fevers, but it still is scary. I am not sure if this needs a doctors attention or if they can just fight it out. I haven't decided yet. I just need lots of prayers so that I do not get it. Jade is gone and it seems that every year he leaves we all get sick. So please Lord help us to heal and be well. Keep me strong so I can teach and take care of my kids and home!!!


Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Tired

What a day. We woke up at 6am...got ready for our first day of First Class Co-Op! We used to have it on Fridays, but they changed it to Monday's. It was fun and our girls loved it. Melina sure has a few super sweet friends there that bring out the best qualities in her. So nice to see such great girls that love the Lord!
Olline had a great time and just loves everyone. She is a people person and she could play all day with her friends.
I will be teaching a preschool class for 3 and 4 year old kids for an hour. It turned out great. Kids just are so forgiving...they love you no matter what. I really enjoyed it and I think they like me. Hee. So this begins our 10 week school process of our Co-Op. Such a great blessing for us.
Then this afternoon I had a friend over with her daughter named Briar (like Briar Rose in Sleeping Beauty). She is 4 years old and she and Olline just love each other. Her mom Sarah and I got to visit and it was so nice. She is a very sweet lady.
After the good visit we ate a quick dinner and we were off to church for the girls bible classes. They seem to really love it. I didn't stay. I ran over to the Walmart and got a few things. So, by the time we got home at 8pm the girls and I were so very tired. I am so tired now and should be sleeping.
Jade is still out hunting and I just pray for his safety every day! I miss him so much and he has been gone for just a few days. The girls keep asking for him and it is sometimes hard to be the strong mom. I want him here also! Melina keeps worrying that he may be hurt...but I told her that God is protecting him and that we can put our faith and trust in HIM! That always makes us feel better!
Well it is late and my eyes are shutting as I type. Love you all and God Bless YOU!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Schools On

It is now 10:13pm and I sit here at this new computer (the school supplies it) for Olline's new schooling thinking of our last three days. We started our new adventure in school last Monday! I just can't believe it has come and we are doing this again. I am so proud that we are continuing to homeschool. It is an incredible feeling to know that I am teaching our children here in our own home. I feel we belong here. God has guided us to this place and I have no regrets.
Monday was a strange day...just because we were getting our "school shoes" back on and testing the waters. We did very well and the girls seemed to love it. However, we started a little later (just because I am used to sleeping in a little...lol-it will be hard for me with the school hours!) and so we ended at 4:00pm! That is alright, just because we had a great time. So yesterday, Tuesday, was harder. Olline had swimming lessons at 9am (Melina stayed home sick with a sore throat) and so we didn't get an early start. However, it was a great full day of school work. Then that leaves me for today...we had a great day. Again, we started later than I wanted too, but we got so much done and I feel that the girls were learning and having fun.
It is hard for me to get these two separate curriculum's down! Olline has her own system going and Melina being four years older has her own program! As long as I can organize and do my advance prep., I think that I can do this. Well, I know I can do this. God has put me in the great spot and I will take it on with all my strength! He never fails me and I will try to not fail Him! PTL!
Today was a very hot day. I believe it was over 90 degrees! After school we went as a family to the library. I needed to pick up a few books on Jamestown of Virginia. Jade also wanted to find a few good books on CD. We got our stuff and then went to Home Depot. Oh boy, do I wish I could pick a little bit of this and that to redo our home. Hee Hee!
Well it is late. I have done all the advance prepping that I can do for my girls. Now it is time to try and rest my brain (if I can) and go to sleep. Tomorrow we will have to wake up early to go swimming and another full day of school.
We love you and hope that all is well with our families. Take care and God Bless.

PS...our computer seems to be working again. So as soon as I can find time I will be able to down load a few pictures and share them with you on my blog! LOVE YOU ALL!
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