Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Our Summer So Far.......

There is this great Mediterranean restaurant in Temecula that has the BEST grape leaves and hummice YUMMY! My brother and I took our dad there for father's day. Dan had to work. Below is my brother getting Ryanne wound up so she can get in trouble. Sigh.....

We got to have BBQ and catch up with some long time friends who by the way now know how to find my blog so I will be the bigger person and NOT bag on you here in public Ralph just on the off chance you are reading this today. Ha! Mindy trains dogs for the blind. We call her the dog whisperer. Don't you feel more complete knowing that? :)

Our friends invited us to the beach and even though the sun never did appear we had a really fun time.

Why is it kids can have a house full of toys but give then a pile of endless sand to dig in and a mere hole can keep them entertained for hours. And I do mean hours! See Morgan to the lower right corner? See Morgan's lower back? Yes that is the one spot I missed with the sun screen and she knelt like this for hours. Ummmmm....just a little sun burned. Ouch!

Ryanne caught this little guy below. Lunch anyone?

Morgan's long time friend Jesse. I think between the 3 moms we had 10 or 11 kids. Yup everyone survived and made it back in one piece.

I was going to come on here and tell you all about my crappy blood work and how my Lupus test came back positive again; my hormones, thyroid and cholesterol were all dangerously low (who has dangerously low cholesterol anyways?) and how now I am rubbing all natural hormone cream on the "girls" and they are growing like I am eating Miracle Grow.
But then that all seemed silly and irrelevant after this last week.
Our friend Tony who works with Dan was rushed to the hospital and we found out later he has 40 swollen spots on his brain. They are not sure what exactly caused it and he is very sick.
Then a couple days later another friend from the department passed away. Our department is hurting right now.
Please pray for Tony and his wife as they navigate this illness.
Also pray for Dave's wife and family as they grieve. And for the department family as the funeral is Tuesday.

Ya' my blood worked sucked but the blessing in it and I know this will sound crazy to some, but God woke me up in the middle of the night and told me to get my blood drawn so I did. If I had not The Dr. said there could have been a hospital stay in my near future. I was really whacked out. Now everything seems to be getting back to normal. Well, normal for my body anyway.
Blogger freaked out so the photos below go with this post as well. :)

Ryanne loves to help cook. We made a yummy fish dish the other night.

Went to Target and cleaned out their squirt gun section. Then had some friends over to beat the heat.

Did a little hiking in Oak Glen and then had a picnic at the park up there.

I love living where we do because there is endless things to do.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just Stuff...............

Our life since school has gotten out has been pretty random and so none of these pictures are in order or anything. Just little snippets of our lives.
Lillie & Ryanne found the face paints the other day. Cute although together these two are T-R-O-U-B-L-E! But then I don't think it's possible to be this cute and not get into mischief.

Wait is that a Halo over Ryanne's head? Ha! Guess that was wishful thinking.
She tapped on the sliding door the other night while Dan & I were making dinner and when I looked over she just started cracking up. As I looked closer I discovered she had a lizard climbing up her chest out of her sun dress. Ewwwwww!!!!!!

On the days when I get tired of buying dog food bags that are so big I have to have the store load them into my SUV with a Bobcat tractor, or walking across the tile barefoot only to discover one of the cats has lovingly played in the cat litter only to leave a trail for my tender feet to step on. Or the birds (that our oldest would die without if we left them at the pet store) freak out and spray feathers all over AFTER I vacuum. Or the cat has gotten into the fish tank AGAIN. I stop short of screaming,"ENOUGH! IF YOU HAVE 4 LEGS, A TAIL, FEATHERS HAVE TO BE UNDER WATER TO LIVE, GET OUT!!!" Because look how sweet they all are.....
In case you were wondering yes it's Macy's world here.
She is closing the gap to 8 months and weighs about 90 lbs. give or take. Just a babe really.

Then there's Tiger. His favorite hobby is hiding amongst the stuffed animals on Morgan's bed. That is when he's not licking himself, teasing the dog or stealing my hair ties and dropping them in his water bowel.

Milo is well, just Milo. No photos of the birds or the fish because as Ryanne likes to say,"Their habitats are dirty at the moment!"

We took the girls down to the beach last week to run some errands for an upcoming married life event. We took them to this restaurant we love in Laguna Beach. It's actually called Tommy Bahama's. If you ever get a chance to eat there try the veggie burgers. Best I have EVER had!!! The girls loved it. Amazing weather. amazing food and good company. Love days like those.
Oh my future post should keep you coming back:
I will give you a hint: It has to do with me having to eat egg yolks, peanut butter, rubbing cream under the ahem "girls" every morning and blood work. No I'm not pregnant! I will fill you in though as I am sure I have peaked your curiosity. Ha!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Texas Judge Bans Prayer.....

If you go to you can read this very sad article. A Texas judge has threatened jail time to any student who prays at graduation or even uses the word prayer, benediction etc.
Another student and his parents filed a suit against the school. So the judge decided it would cause and I quote,"irreparable harm" if someone prayed at the graduation ceremony.

Irreparable harm? Are you serious? I can think of a LOT of things that will cause someone irreparable harm but having someone pray over a ceremony is NOT one of them. a person who values her freedom and has many family members who have served in the armed forces to ensure her safety and freedom I have an idea about this law suit and about the kind of judge who would attempt to stifle Gods people and some of the values our country was founded on. If you don't like where you live, move. If you are unhappy with your freedom of speech you can go. I mean that's what this family is saying right? You don't value your freedom; because if you did value this aspect of our country you would see the importance of letting others have the same luxury correct? Irreparable damage? Grow up. I mean have we become that big of a wussy that the minute someone steps on our toes we go crying to a judge to sort it all out. People pleeeaassse have a spine and stop hiding behind a lame judges attempt at protecting you. It wont happen. Someone who truly values their relationship with God will stand up and speak from the heart at that graduation regardless of the threat of jail time. And good luck with that Texas judge. You really think we are going to let that happen. I pray our country is willing to fight for that, its a battle worth fighting for. Stop telling us to accept everyone and allow everything, every life style, every opinion and then try to silence those who have a relationship with God.
Irreparable damage? I think I have freakin' heard everything now. I only pray my girls are strong enough to "cause" enough irreparable damage to impact the world.
I'm done now.
God Bless America. (We're gonna need it!)