Sunday, July 15, 2007

Still Here!

Well I am still here! I have been extremly busy with traveling with my parents last month. Just now it feels like I have caught up on all household things. You don't realize how much you do during the week, that when you come back you have to do 10x. Matt did clean up alot after himself. Kudos to him. But I still needed to get back in a routine of things.
This week has been somewhat busy. Saturday I took Korben to a kids clinic at Lowes. He made a wooden GMC truck, which he used watercolor paint on today. He had me write "Just Married" on the tailgate. I have no idea why. While we were at Lowes Julianna and Matt walked around looking for things he needed to start our project. He wants to run our run off pipes to the front on our house where there is a ditch. Since we JUST had our foundation fixed in May, Matt found another crack in the same corner that was fixed. BUT its under our bedrooom window and above our crawl space door. So he knew he needed to get started on that now. We have a life time warrenty on that area...I just hope the company doesn't try to sneak out of fixing it for free.
Matt and Korben worked on the other side of the house to start the 8 inch ditch. I told him today it looks like Bug Bunny came in and took a wrong turn. lol One LONG ditch out towards the front street and another small ditch that connects thats from our front downspout. No pipes in as of yet. It took two days to dig all that out.
Next will be the pipes and cover them, then the other side of the house where the foundation was fixed.
Korben starts school back up on August 13th. We go on the 9th to find out who his 3rd grade teacher will be. He is hoping for Mrs. Giles. She was his friend Marissa's teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade.
I finally got a bike last week. Matt's mom let me have her bike that she had when MAtt and his brothers were younger. Its alot of work going up hills since the baby seat is on the back for Julianna. I can't stand up and push like I usually do. So my legs are tired right now from riding Julianna earlier. Its been at least 10 years since I last rode a bike. I didn't feel too steady on it. hehe

Monday, July 02, 2007

Prayers at a time of loss

On June 27th a great person was sent to heaven. I didn't find out about it until the next day since I was in Ohio visiting my family. Jenna was 35 a wife, mom to 3 beatiful kids plus 21 weeks pregnant(William). She was diagnosed with AML (Lukemia). Last year she was diagnosed and was treated and she thought she was over her battle when the doctors said she was in good health. But found out not that long ago that it was back. She was such a fighter and never gave up. I am sure there were times where she thought she didn't have enough strength in her to go on, but her family in her thoughts pushed her to stay strong and kick some butt. I read her blog on a daily basis and wished I could go up and visit her while she was in the hospital.
I wasn't close to Jenna. I met her once, when Julianna was a few months old. She was at a playgroup at the park. I talked to her a little bit and then on the playgroup message boards. I regret not getting to know her face to face. Everytime I saw her picture she literally reminded me of my mom. I think it was the shape of her face and her willingness to stay positive that did it. I never did get to tell Jenna that. I am sure some where up there she will get introduced to my mom.
I wasn't able to attend her calling hours. I actually found out about 3 hours prior to the calling hours that she had passed. Being in Ohio at the time, I wouldn't have made it.
I will be praying hard for her three kids and her husband. He is going to need so much support and encouragement. I remember when my Dad was left with us three kids when my mom passed away when I was 13. He went into a depression state and had a really hard time. We were all older than Jenna's kids, with me being the youngest.
Please keep the Jenna's family in your prayers.