Thursday, November 22, 2012

Healed a year ago

One year ago, I was struggling to do anything. I could barely care for myself, not to mention a newborn or anyone else in the house. Ian was in constant contact with our doula and friend. Despite their best efforts and friends support, I continued to slip further into a depression. This depression was SO different from my last. It came on fast and in a more physical way. It got so bad, that Ian said that if it did not change, he would have no choice but to hospitalize me. I wanted to get better. I just couldn't. Reluctantly, I went to Thanksgiving dinner. It was very humbling and difficult. I don't know when it happened, but I was healed that night. The Lord lifted the fog! Thank you Lord, Ian, and friends for helping me get through it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hey honey, remember when the baby saved us from the fire?

So around 4 this morning Abigail woke up. I thought the timing was odd, but nursed her anyway. As I got back in bed the heat was on, but smelled funny. I layed there a minute betting that it was nothing. Thinking that might not be best response, I went downstairs to make sure all was ok. Nothing seemed wrong! By the time I came back up, the front room was filled with a haze!! Scenarios ran through my mind as I went to wake Ian. We turned off the heat, and opened the windows. We found no cause, but would seek it out in the morning. Turns out that a baby ball toy, rolled down the duct work and started melting on the heat element of the furnace. If Abigail did not wake me up, we all would have woken up to the fire alarm, whisked the kids out and called the fire department. God is good, yet again

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

We made a quick trip mid week to a local pumpkin patch with our ice skating friends the James'.  I only got a few pictures on my phone because our camera broke as I went to take this photo.

 Everett age 9
 Isobel 6 (does she ever just smile for a picture?)

 (and look at the camera)
I foolishly followed a 6 year old and two boys into a corn maze.  I was lost, but they found the way out.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Skate Park

We are trying to enjoy all the good weather days.  Everyone there was great and we had a great time.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mud to Suds

I'm more than a little behind on blogging but I'll do some quick updating.
Everett participated in the Mud to Suds race a while back.  He did great and had a good time.  I tried to keep up and get pictures but he was much faster than I with a baby on my back and a six year old by my side.  Look at that face!

Being hosed off by the fire department was a highlight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fair 2012

 This is the chair that Ian made and submitted.
 This became a HUGE disaster. 
 Wrist bands for the rides have been a great idea as the kids get older.  They get a little bolder each year.  This year they rode a roller coaster, spun around and around, and Isobel even went solo on one that took her up high and did a control drop. It was a long wait for this ride though.  We had to wait as they repaired it.  Then one of the men used his hands to cross his chest in a cross pattern.  Not exactly what we wanted to see right before she got on.
I think Demolition Derby passes might be needed next year.
This is still one of their favorites at the fair.
Here is Everett's Lego entry
 And Isobel's too.