Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow Day

My oldest son, Micah, today was talking with his sister, Eden. She was telling a story that her teacher had told her. Her teacher had had a "snow day" in college. It wasn't what I thought at first, it was a festival, but I bet my jaw hit the floor when Micah asked, "What's a snow day?"

Yeah, we live in Minnesota, and it's far north, but in all his school career the poor boy can't ever remember missing a day of school for snow. :P How's that for sad?

I hear that the rest of the country is getting some snow and a snow day tomorrow. I can't wait until it's our turn...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Day I Was Born

My mom called today to wish me a happy birthday. Everyone is having a good time rubbing in that I am now finally 30. I'm happy to be 30, although I often correct them and say, "Nope, I'm 29 again," borrowing the line from Jack Benny. And lucky me, it gets to be my "golden birthday" for the rest of my life. =)

I asked my mom to tell me again about the day I was born. It is, after all, my birthday and a story is a small request. ;) She groaned and said, "Oh, let's see, that was 30 years ago, I don't know if I can remember!" I challenged her with the fact that *most* mothers never forget the births of their babies. I have 5 and I can remember each of mine with quite a bit of detail. So she began...

It was just after Thanksgiving. I had "dropped" and had been riding on her pelvic bone for approximately 2 weeks (just like my daughter did to me!). She went in for a regular checkup. Her doctor was at the hospital in the next state, about a 30-minute drive over the mountain. The doctor was concerned because a snow storm was heading our way. I realize that in Minnesota that may not normally be a cause for concern, but in the south even a couple of inches can immobilize traffic. So he asked her to stay and be induced. She says that he broke her water, and massaged her belly to get contractions going. No pitocin, no pain meds. Just like that. I was born 2 and 1/2 hours later! She did have some pain meds when they stitched up the episiotomy. I was a big baby--close to 9 lbs. Good judgement call on the doctor's part, I was definitely ready to come. She did not have a "support person" there with her that day. My dad was on the road (he was a trucker), and her mom was at home watching my older sister. My paternal grandmother came up to the hospital soon after I was born...not sure but it must have been after the snowstorm. I have beautiful baby pictures after arriving home from the hospital, thanks to my mom's mom. She sent me a card this week that said, "We will never be to old to forget the day that you arrived during a snowstorm."

I love this time of year!

So now I know what to have Mitch do if for some reason my water breaks again and contractions do not start (I had to have pitocin with 3 of my 5 babies because of this). I'll have him massage my belly!!

p.s. Just in case my mom is shy, please don't tell her her story is posted on the www! What a blessing to have this conversation with my mom.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Look at the picture I found today. Isn't that cute?? It's me and my friend Steph Gonzalez. If you haven't done so lately, please stop by her blog: to check up on her family and the progress of baby Jaden.

My birthday is tomorrow. I'm going to be 29....again! =) Well, actually 30 and proud of it--good to "finally" be out of the "immature" 20s. Mitch took me out tonight on a surprise date. I am so proud of his quick planning. We had a very good time and spent very little money.

Sorry I have not been blogging. Blogging while on dial-up is just not much fun. :( Oh well...some day we will be out of debt, and then we may get cable internet again. Something to look forward to!! We are all as healthy as can be during the winter months. The baby seems to be growing just fine, I am 12 weeks pregnant today and that is an exciting thought. I will see the doctor on Thursday. We may have even more news in the coming months...I will have to get more disciplined about blogging. Maybe I will type my entries in notepad then just copy and paste them here...hmmmm......


Monday, November 06, 2006

Logically speaking...

Ok, I just can't resist a political rant...

I am frustrated with the political ads I've been hearing on my local "family friendly" Christian radio station. We are receiving conflicting ads from candidates that pretend to be "values based" yet are accepting donations from leftist groups such as (very strongly pro-abortion, etc). The word is that according to the FCC, the radio station MUST allow air time to all candidates. Ptttttbbbbbbbbb =P That's what I think about that...tell them to go find their own radio station that truly has their "values." Geez...

So anyways, here's the ad I heard from a candidate today..."I have helped to create more jobs for Central Minnesota...blah blah blah." Then this revelation came to me:

Yeah, if we get rid of people (either via abortion or euthanasia), there will be more jobs available to the rest of us lucky enough to still be here!

Unfortunately, of course, there won't be as many consumers...but that's after the thought. Bring on more jobs, I guess!!

I know I haven't posted in a while, and believe me it's not for lack of things to sound off about. With election day being tomorrow, I have had my fair share of rantings to the people around me (anyone I can get to listen!). What baffles me most is that people who are plenty able choose not to go vote. Now if they were to take that right away, there would be a revolt. But how is it that less than 50% of the population typically turns out to vote? This cannot be good!!!

I am pro life to my core. I care much less about taxes and government and all the other issues. Abortion stands as my number one decision maker of which direction to vote. When compared with the frailty of life, every thing else seems to just fade away.

We are struggling financially on the home front, and we are continuing to pray and lean on God and ask for His blessing. I am so happy to say that all of our bills are current and we have everything we need. He has blessed us with baby #6 due to arrive in June. This might seem a contradiction to some people, but trust me it only seems that way because of the paradigm we have been taught to believe.

We have been surrounded by many wonderful, giving people, and many new opportunities. I can't wait to see what the future may hold.