Monday, March 31, 2008

What Date is it???

Could someone please tell me - is it REALLY March 31 today???? Here's what we woke up to.....

That's Iowa for ya!!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lack of Blogging

I must say - the blogging is very "nil" over here - I am at a library conference - and hence, have nothing besides books and authors to blog about!!! If you want to be bored by that - you'll have to go visit my book blog. So - I shall return to my normal blogging here soon - I am currently enjoying the BIG CITY life and missing my family!!

Oh - one fun tidbit - I did get to spend some WONDERFUL time tonight with my dear blogging buddy - and China buddy- Verna!! Thank you, Verna for coming to get me and carting me all over the big city! I LOVED our time together - let's do it again next weekend!! Oh, and what were we thinking - no cameras!?!?!? :)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Eggs "Martha" Style

The ONLY thing we do like Martha - is Easter Eggs. So that is what we did today!
(Sorry -no boys in these pics - they didn't want their pictures all over the blog with them in their PJ's!!!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seeing Clearly Over Here

Ok - I survived - after almost 3 hrs - I was home and drooling all over myself as I IM' friends and family to let them know that I had, indeed, survived!! Now, at 10 pm - the novocaine is just starting to wear off - so, at this point, still not much pain. We shall see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for thinking of me and praying for me - I tried to be tough - however, I did beg the dentist to just let me go home and forget the whole thing - he didn't go for it!!!

Also wanted to fill you in on another Bilby happening this week. We were in a large mall last Friday that was having health screenings - we walked by the vision booth and, providentially, decided to have the kids checked. The boys all seemed pretty good - but Chloe was NOT so fortunate. She had one VERY poor eye, according to them, so we got her in right away on Tuesday for an eye appointment. Sure enough - she has her mama's eyes (we are getting a chuckle out of this - our three sons have no eye problems - our adopted daughter has her mom's HORRIBLE eyes!!). Chloe got to help pick out her glasses and this is what she chose:
Yes - you can't tell this from the picture - but they are PURPLE!!! She loves them and can't wait until later this week when they come in! She wore them all day with pride and her wonderful big brothers kept telling her how cute she looked in her new glasses. She was beaming!! We are so thankful we had her checked - she has astigmatisms in both eyes - and one is particularly bad. Our eye doctor said that we may have to do a patch a couple of hours a day so that her weak eye can be strengthened and not have "lazy eye" problems later. He is starting with a lesser prescription at this point as he felt she wasn't ready for the full strength yet - we are just so glad that we know and can have her checked regularly now. AND as Chloe said at supper last night, "I am just like you mommy - we BOTH have glasses!!"

Root Canal

It's the big day!!! My ROOT CANAL is finally here!! Yes, I am prepared - the laundry is done, the house is clean, and there are 5 casseroles in the freezer - GOTCHA!!!! (You know me better than that!!!) Nope, I am sitting here blogging instead of cleaning or making casseroles. BECAUSE I am hoping that I will come out of there feeling just fine - here is the only problem - I have no pain going in!!! Yup, I have to have a root canal and I am not even in any pain - guess that's what he meant when he said the nerve was already dead. Doesn't sound good, does it!?!? I know- I keep trying to forget that I have to go in later today and the boys keep asking me what time the root canal is!?!?! And then, my dear husband, sends me an email to tell me he's praying for me - little do they know that I am TRYING TO FORGET!!!!

So yes, I'll take prayers - I am being a wimp over here! It's paybacks for all the times I've told my kids, "It's just a dentist appointment - it's not THAT bad!!!"

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I got a package this week - yes, yes, I know, I am just like a child!! Small things thrill me!!!! But in truth, this was NO SMALL THING!!! Tracy sent me a beautiful necklace - one just like she sells and gives part of the money to adoptive families. She is just a blessing to us - and this is just another sample of that! Here are some great pics of the necklace she sent me - and I've already worn it and received so many compliments - I just love it - it's so unique and means a lot to me!

Another tidbit - I have been told by people that read my blog, that they had no idea I was doing blog designs - so I better put a plug in for my fundraising business to help with our next adoption!!! Click on the advertisement to go and learn more and to go see some of my fun creations!
Lady In Waiting Blog Design

So those are my tidbits - hope you all have a great weekend!!! No family news here except we have been healthy for 3 days now!!! We'll take it - after Influenza A AND the stomach flu - we are ready to be healthy!!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Drama Queen

Our resident drama queen is, once again, keeping us in stitches over here. Almost everytime we sit down to eat now, after we pray, Chloe won't put her head up - she just stays there with her head down on her hands. SO - we ask her everytime, "What's the matter, Chloe?" To which she replies, "I need a new computer, my computer is laggy." Of course, that brings a good chuckle to the table - even though we 've heard it a million times already!!! Then she proceeds, "For Christmas I need a new computer AND a spinny chair like the boys." See what you've started Grandpa and Grandma?!?!? And this from the mouth of a three-year-old - what is this world coming to!?!?!?

Friday, March 07, 2008

More on Junk Posse

Wow - I am embarrassed - it's been a week since I last posted - that is bad - sorry. Can you tell we are extremely busy AND, yes, still sick!?!?! We are sick of being sick - Joe went back to work this week after being down flat for almost 5 days - I am telling you what, we seem to have been hit hard. AND NOW, when I think we are making some progress - all are seeming well - Micah comes down with another fever - I GIVE UP!!!! So that's where we are!

But my good news is that the new China Jewelry - is up at Junk Posse - I can not tell you how beautiful her designs are - and so unique. Go check them out!!! And remember, all China jewelry sold until May helps us out too!! (To see her new China designs - click on China Dolls in the right had sidebar.)
Have a great weekend - You can bet we'll be home again!!!! :)
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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