Sunday, March 27, 2011


My 2 wonderful, sweet, silly little boys! They are looking forward to a new little brother to play with. Garrett is 7 and Thomas is 4. They are very different in personality and looks, but (mostly) enjoy each others company.

25 weeks

I am feeling good, passed the GTT but am anemic. I am going to start taking a liquid iron supplement. This pregnancy is going well, I am still ecstatic to be pregnant at 41 after suffering 3 earlier losses. I sometimes can't believe that I have the privilege of raising these 9 children, that God has blessed us so much.

New day,,

Jesse's dad died on Sat, March 19th at around 7pm. It was the last day of winter, fitting day to die, I guess. We have been busy with the viewing service (22nd) and funeral (23rd) and now all the things that there are to do after. Jesse is an executor for the estate so his work is just beginning. Everyone seems to be coping well, but dealing with fatigue and other factors. We appreciate all the prayers and thoughts!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Life and death...

We are currently dealing with the illness and impending death of Jesse's father. He has been sick with Parkinson's disease and dementia for a few years and in a nursing home. Just recently his health really took a turn for the worse and it looks like he may not have very long left. He has been bed-bound, due to a broken hip (in July) that couldn't be repaired. He also has had a feeding tube (due to Parkinson's ) and can not be communicated with. The quality of his life is nil. We pray that he passes from this earth in peace. I am actually excited for him, he will get to meet his Lord and Savior soon!! What a wonderful journey to begin is death for those who have trusted Jesus as their Savior.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's goin on?

Today is sunny and no snow on the ground (well, maybe in a few places but not much!)

Working on school and figuring out what we will need for next year..I will have a senior, sophomore, 8th grader, 5th grader, 2nd grader, 2 preschoolers and a newborn (plus,*hopefully* one in college!).

Doing 3 sets of books...ours, taking care of Jesse's dad's stuff (he is in a nursing home) and am the new Treasurer for our church.

Trying to keep up with 10 hungry people...meals, dishes, etc.

Lots of laundry!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

photos from the trip...

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Laken (age 4)
Gemma (age 13)
Sadie (age 6)
Brecken (age 10)
Cherrie, Laken & Sadie at home
Mom and the gang at the pancake house