Friday, June 30, 2006

It seems like only yesterday......(((((sigh)))))......

With Payton's second birthday rapidly approaching I've been doing an awful lot of reminiscing. I came across this photo while browsing pics today and was reminded how much I love this photo. It's definitely not the prettiest one of me, I'm definitely not at my best. There's just something about the look, the happiness, the joy, the proudness. Look what we did!! I love it.

This n that

I was SO sure Rod would have today off. That today would be the beginning of my weekend. I was wrong, I found out last night that he has Monday off. Darn!! I'm feeling down about having one more day to go. I'll survive, I know, I was just mentally already on long weekend mode!!

We went to a BBQ at Liz's last night(thanks Liz!!) and Payton actually went in the pool with Rod!! YEAH!! She's just not a water baby, maybe there's hope for her yet!!

We are officially caught up on Lost!! It's so good!! Now just to wait the few months until next season....

We still haven't heard about the new job. I'm feeling bummed but maybe that's not bad news maybe they've not had their meeting yet or have been really busy, but maybe it's not meant to be. This weeks been hard and I think I was just hoping for some good news.

Signing off for now, it's time to find some breakfast!!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Wow, this one made me cry

I stumbled accross a song on Leah's blog. She used it in a beautiful video montage and I fell in love with it. I just started thinking about my baby and how fast time goes, and the tears flowed. It's beautiful.

It is sung by someone called Janelle ( I've never heard of her but some of you might have)

Words and music by Chris Janz

The morning cold and raining
Dark before the dawn could come
How long in twilight waiting
Longing for the rising sun
Oh, Oh
You came like crashing thunder
Breaking through these walls of stone
You came with wide eyed wonder
Into all this great unknown
Hush now don’t you be afraid
I promise you I’ll always stay
I’ll never be that far away
I’m right here with you

You’re so amazing
You shine like the stars
You’re so amazing
The beauty you are
You came blazing
Right into my heart
You’re so amazing
You are, You are

You came from Heaven shining
Breath of God still fresh on you
The beating heart inside me
Crumbled at this one so new
Oh, Oh
No matter where, how far you wander
For a thousand years or longer
I will always be there for you
Right here with you
I hope your tears are few and fast
I hope your dreams come true at last
I hope you find love that goes on and on and on and on and on
I hope you wish on every star
I hope you never fall too far
I hope this world can see how wonderful you are

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The conspiracy continues

So now, it's 4am!!

Did all you out there realize that it's starting to get light by 4AM!!!! Or is most of the world sleeping at 4am as they should be? The birds of course take the rising sun as a sign to sing, preferably loud and right by my window. How do you explain to the little LOUD birdies that at 4am it is still bed time!! ARGH.

So the suns up, the birds are singing and of course, Payton wakes up. So after taking some time to convince her to go back to bed it was 4:30, and could I sleep?? No, I eventually placed a pillow firmly over my head a was able to doze, briefly before Rod got up, followed closely by Payton not to be outdone.....

So that's my whine for the day. I'm tired, and grumpy and soon to be hot. And I have an extra kid.......WAAAAAAAAAAAAA

K, my vent is done!! I'm going to have a WONDERFUL day!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Remember this?

Rod found this and oh my goodness did it ever take me back. I had to post it.


I have my suspicions that Payton, the sun, and the birds have combined forces to make sure I'm out of bed by 6. You may think me paranoid but I'm convinced it's true........

Monday, June 26, 2006

Is this a sign of what my week will be like???

I went to the washroom this morning(exciting I know) and as I was washing my hands I hear Payton in a very excited sing songy voice "Mama.....Mama.....MAMA". I'm thinking what has she gotten into?

The Aloe Vera.

Yup, she's climbed up on the bed and found the Aloe Vera bottle sitting beside it. There is Aloe everywhere. All over her, all over the bed spread. And she's very proud of herself.

All I could do was laugh, and laugh some more as she grins at me proudly displaying her green arms and legs.

We went to work rubbing it all in, and put the comforter in the wash.

Another day has begun!!

Friday, June 23, 2006


Hello everyone!!

Thanks so much for your prayers.

So everything looked ok in his eye. They figure it was a retinal migraine, or one on the visual cortex. I didn't even know that was possible but you learn something everyday. The symptoms are the same between the retina detaching and the migraine so the only way to be sure which it is is to go and get it check out. They do have a couple more tests they want to do just in case, The good news is his vision is great, he thought he was going to need glasses but he doesn't. He used to have better than 20/20 vision and now he's down to 20/20 so that's what he's noticed.

So YEAH!!!! Everything worked out, and we saved the money we were going to pay for an eye exam!!

Thanks again!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Prayer request (Update)

Rod's vision went really weird this afternoon to the point where he left work and went to the clinic. The clinic sent him straight to the emergancy, he has been transferred to short term care and is waiting for a retenal detachment test. I'm a little freaked out and would really appreciate your prayers.

Thanks so much, I'll let you know when I hear anything.


Rod just called, on the machine they have at the hospital to check eyes the specialist couldn't see the retina detaching but said that what Rod described sounded like it. The machine isn't detailed enough to pinpoint what's wrong so he's supposed to call tomorrow morning to get into somewhere with the proper equipment. The Dr said it may be just starting to detach, he also said there may be a vein that's bleeding into his eye. They should be able to see what's going on tomorrow. He's on his way home now.

Thanks for your prayers, I'll let you know tomorrow what they say.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Rod has a job interview right now. It sounds like a good job that would actually pay him what he's worth. I pray that everything goes well and that it is God's will.

The extent of my vocabulary today

Payton please get down down.
Payton get down.
Payton get down now.
Payton stop.
Payton no.
Payton, what did mama say?
Payton, the books stay on the bookshelf.
Payton, please put the books back on the bookshelf.
Paytons don't belong on the bookshelf.
Payton, the water stays in the sink.
Payton, what did mama say?
Payton get down.
No, you can't have a freeze for lunch.
Payton don't throw your food.
Payton wait.
Payton please use your inside voice.
Payton use your inside voice.
Use your inside voice now.
Payton you can't sit in the front seat.
Payton you can't drive.
Payton we don't eat toothpaste.
Payton, I think it's naptime.....NOW.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Climbing to a whole new level....

Payton has been a climber for a long time now. Recently her interest turned to ladders but couldn't quite get up past the first rung, I was fine with that. Well, friday she firgured it out. She can now get into the play center out back....Mama's got some new grey hairs.....


Almost there.....

Up all the way...and SO proud of ourself!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Can everyone say................ARGH!!!!!!!

Really, I'm ok. Just fustrated. Same old Same old.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Why is it....

that some people think it's ok to run away and hide from their problems. Problems THEY'VE created? And leave others to deal with it???


A surprise visitor!!

My very cute Nephew stopped in for a surprise visit, he even brought his mom!! What a treat. Isn't he cute!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It goes so fast.

I've been pondering the last two years. What a monumental time. It's gone way to fast. It hasn't been a very productive time, I've muddled and struggled through most of it. I haven't accomplished the things I set out to accomplish and I haven't been the parent I envisioned. I've done my best and as we approach the 2 year milestone I am still amazed at the gift I was given, and that I am still sane.

Brand new Payton checking out the world. I can't believe she was so tiny.

Payton last weekend getting a ride with Phyllis(Phil's mom). Look at how big you've gotten!! Your amazing.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Why I use Neat Image.

Cute picture, cute baby, but the print would be nasty. The right side is original and the left was run through Neat Image. It's an easy program to use and best of all there is a free demo version(it will only let you save as JPEG)!! We just have the demo version, I was amazed when I started using it.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

The washing machine runneth over.....

Have you ever stopped to think about how your washing machine seems to know when your load is full and automatically knows when to stop pouring water in? Well it doesn't always work...

This morning we witnessed a flood in our laundry/living/bath room....

We have spent the morning sopping up water, pulling everything out of the laundry room, finding places for things to dry out, and running fans to circulate air. My house is a DISASTER!!!

This is not how I wanted to spend my day.

Washing floors was on my to-do list though.

Friday, June 02, 2006

I got a little jealous of all the reno's going on so.....

We started some construction of our own, and what fun!!

I'm not sure what's up with the Rock star stance??

So, I've learned a little about structural integrity(Rod was impressed I used that term because he says isn't a "girl term") over the last couple days. Payton was also quite upset that the blanket didn't hold her weight as she attempted to walk off the coffee table on the blanket(twice!!) OUCH!! Of course the trauma was only temporary as the allure of playing in(or on) the fort was to strong!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yup, they did it.

They wrote off my car. It doesn't look so bad right? Well the front panel, bumper, and side panel would need replacing.What really did it though was a buckle in the frame. My poor baby. Just what we needed. More on this later.