Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Today I took Jake back to the vet because his coughing hasn't stopped (see his blog). I dropped him off this morning for a day of x-rays and tests. He is in the early stages of congestive heart failure and will need to be treated with medication for the rest of his life. There is no guarantee that it will work, but we are sure hoping it does. I thought I had everything under control when I picked him up at the vet this evening, but I broke down and cried while the vet was talking to me and showing me his x-rays. He has an enlarged heart, a murmur, his lungs were filling with fluid, and he is slowly losing weight. If the meds work it's possible we could have him for a few more years, yeah!


Today was a very HOT day. Steven has been begging me to take them to Seabreeze Amusement Park, so today we went. Of coarse the water park was the most popular spot to be today. We did the soak zone, Lazy River, and water slides first (several times). Next we hit some other rides...the log ride, some roller coasters, bumper cars, the Yo Yo, the Screamin' Eagle, then it was back to the water park to play in the wave pool and more water slides. We had slathered on the sun screen, but still managed to get a little bit burned. It was a fun day! Check it out at http://www.seabreeze.com/

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Today I went to Target to buy Steven some sandals because I noticed his were on the small side. To my surprise, they only had a couple pairs left and they were the wrong size, so I asked an employee if they would be getting some more. He said, "No, we're actually getting boots in now for winter." I want to know who out there buys boots before summer has even officially begun? Winter is the farthest thing from my mind right now. Wouldn't it be nice if the stores had sandals on the shelves in the summer and boots on the shelves in the fall and winter? I did find a pair on clearance at Dick's, so I did find some. Good thing I looked today...tomorrow may have been too late!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day to my dad!

Today we enjoyed a Father's day get together here. We grilled chicken, swam, talked, laughed, etc... I am very thankful for the wonderful dad God gave me! He has set a wonderful example for me and I know he has never stopped praying for us. We have many happy childhood memories, thanks to dad (and mom too!). Happy Father's Day to the world's best dad! Thanks for always being there for me.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

No more school!

Well, the kids celebrated their last day of school Friday by burning many of their papers (I save their writing stuff). They have actually been saving their papers for the whole year so that they could burn them. They had a good time and are very relieved to have summer break to enjoy now. We look forward to visits from out of state friends and family, camping in a couple of weeks and also at the end of July. Hooray, summer!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Steven's award

Congratulations to Steven for getting an award in Spanish for academic diligence! It was such a struggle for him to learn a foreign language. He almost dropped it (on recommendation of another teacher), but he stuck it out and kept his grade in the 90's the whole year. Hooray Steven, we knew you could do it!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ice Cream

Today Michael won 2nd place in a spelling bee so he won a coupon to bruster's for ice cream. After dinner tonight we went for our ice cream. They have some very yummy flavors. I got blueberry cheesecake, and Dave and Steven got fudge brownie. Michael (my plain boy) got vanilla with rainbow sprinkles. It was a beautiful evening, and fun to go out together after a busy day.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Summer Daze!

Oh those lazy, crazy days of summer! We're enjoying many warm days in the pool. The kids have 1 more week of school before summer break.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Where's your mommy?

A cute little baby deer was lying down today behind a little bench we have on our front step next to our house. The poor little thing was startled and ran when our neighbor came and rang our doorbell. I don't know where the mother was, but I hope they found each other. I told Dave I almost feel bad for spraying the cherry tree the other day...that really annoyed him.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Modest Beach Attire

I have never seen more modest beach attire than this. It looks like we scared everyone else away! This is us on vacation in Maine one summer.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Oh Deer!

For the last 3 or 4 days I've been saying to Dave, "I've gotta spray that cherry tree so the deer don't eat the leaves like they did last year." Well I didn't and this morning I walked out on the deck and noticed my poor little cherry tree....half eaten again. Waaaaaa!