Tuesday, August 26, 2008

John 3:16

Well a new year for connection groups is about to start. Tim is thinking about our group doing a study on John 3:16. Usually during the night I wake up and can't go back to sleep. Well last night was no different. I started thinking about our small group. The first part of the verse John 3:16 kept on popping up. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. Then I would think to myself what have I done. Really when you compare what we do to giving up a child it is nothing. My parents are going through a study with their church "One month to live". If I really believed that this was my last month would I do more. Would I invite my lost neighbors to our bible study, would I witness to a lost friend, would I show God's love to a single mom. Really if this was our last month what would we be willing to do. Please pray that I will step out and really live like the people around me are going to die and go to hell without Christ. Do we really care?????

Mega Rolls Vs. Double Rolls Vs. Regular Rolls

I just want to say that men should never buy toilet paper. Timmy went grocery shopping the other day (which I am grateful for) and on the list was toilet paper. He got REGULAR ROLLS. He did not realize that by doing this his wife would have to change the roll every other day. I checked yesterday just so that everyone will no the difference 12 mega rolls is equivalent to 32 regular rolls. Which is about 2.67 rolls in each mega roll which is better than even the double rolls. So if you are going for the least amount of changing of rolls definitely pick the Mega Roll. I just thought this information would be beneficial for all.

Washington County Fair 2008

What a busy week we had. Noah got his sheep about 3 months ago. He showed sheep last year in the fair also but he said after it was over he didn't want to do that again it was way to much work. But when this year rolled around he decided he could probably make a little money so he decided he would try it again. It is a lot of work. He has to feed and water them twice or three times a day and he needs to walk them about once a day. This is the part he didn't like. He would really rather just lay around and watch TV and play video games. This was a point of great tension in our family. You want your kids to have a good work ethic you just wish it could be accomplished without so much yelling and crying involved.

Here was our schedule for the week.

Saturday - Went to fair grounds and turned in all of our crafts.
Noah got a blue ribbon for his picture, stepping stone, necklace, and potholder. He received a red ribbon for his gift bag.
Andrew got a blue ribbon for his picture and a red ribbon for his gift bag.
Sunday - Stayed home and worked with the sheep
Monday - First day of school (which we were late for because of the horrific traffic). Here are some pictures.

When Noah got home from school we ate a snack and then we had to go wash sheep. FUN FUN FUN

The Berners graciously agreed to pick up our sheep on their way to the fair. I couldn't load them by myself so Timmy would have had to take off work early. The Berners to the rescue!!!! We had to be there by 6 for weigh in. Joey weighed 118 and Ella weighed 105. Traylor shaving donated our sheep's bedding so after we got them settled in for the night we rushed home to get in bed so Noah would get up for school the next day.

Tuesday - Day for Sheep Show
I got my hair cut that morning and stopped by the fair afterwards to help feed and wash the sheep again so that Phil could sheer them. Joey had diarrhea. Do you realize how hard it is for a person to wash a sheep that is pooping everywhere. Not a good thing for a pregnant lady. Phil did a terrific job as usual on both Joey and Ella. We gave Joey some medicine and I put them back into their pin for that evening. The show started at 6:30 so we got there about 3:30 to make sure the sheep were clean and ready to go. Noah and Andrew both did great. Ella got a 4th place and Joey a 5th. Ella made the sale number 35. Last year I think we were like 112. Noah and Andrew both did Showmanship and got a t-shirt. Here are some pictures of my handsome boys and their sheep.

I worked that morning so the Berners fed for us and I fed for them that evening. The boys went to church that evening and I went to bed to rest.

Thursday - Day for sheep sale
I fed on my way to Springdale that morning. Noah had square dance practice after school at Mrs. Karen's House. After I picked Andrew up from the babysitter and Noah from Mrs. Karen's house we went home to eat a corn dog before heading back up to the fair. The sale started at 6:30 and we were not for sure how far up on the list Noah would be. He was number 35 we were excited this meant we wouldn't have to stay so late. The boys rode a couple of rides which as everyone knows with young children that is never enough. Hill Electric bought Noah sheep. He got 525 dollars which is a lot of money not only for a six year old but for anyone. He plans on buying a Nintendo ds. The rest has to go into his education saving account. I'm a mean mom. Here is a picture of Noah giving Mr. Hill a thank you basket for buying his sheep and a picture of him while they are bidding on his sheep.
We got home by 9:00 that night.

Friday - Ladies and Gents League
Noah and Andrew both dressed up for this. We forgot part of Andrew's costume (bad mom) but he still got a blue ribbon. Andrew pretended to be the big bad wolf and Ella was Little Red Riding Hood. Noah was Zorro and Joey was his horse, Tornado. My mom made the costumes. They had to be out of a wool material. They both got blue ribbons which equates to 25 dollars a piece. Andrew doesn't know what he wants to buy yet. Here are some pictures.

We gave Phil and Gail and thank you basket for all their help.

Saturday - Dog Show
Noah wanted to enter Laci in the dog show. She didn't do to well so Noah got discouraged. I think he will stick to sheep showing. After the dog show we dropped our camper off at Marble for the Champagnes to borrow and then we headed to my parents for my Nephews 13th Birthday party. We got back to the fair about 10 that night to take the sheep home. Whew it was over. Needless to say everyone needed naps on Sunday. Well I hoped you didn't get as tired reading this post as I did of writing it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Never-Ever Drink Milk of Magnesium

I thought everyone might want to laugh at my expense, so here is the story. Because of some of the issues that come along with the medicine I am taking for nausea I called the nurse for suggestions. The suggestion was milk of magnesium (obviously she has never used this product). It all started with my trip to Walgreens. I wasn't for sure if I was getting the right product so I went to talk to the pharmacist.
Bekah "I have these two products one is a pill and the other is a liquid which would work best"
Pharmacist "probably the liquid"
Bekah "I really have a problem with vomiting are you sure that the liquid would be best"
Pharmacist "Well it does taste bad(she remembered taking it as a child, this was the understatement of the century) but you could just chill it and hold your nose because it probably would work the best. (she had no clue how easy it is for me to vomit)

So I made my purchase and went home. When I got home it was time to see how really tough I am. I went into the bathroom just in case something did not go well. Now the time had come for me to actually take the medicine. I shook the bottle as directed. I poured four tablespoons into the cap (that is a large amount of medicine). I smelled it. It didn't smell to bad. I pinched my nose and took a drink. That is when it happened, I started gagging (not a good thing) and then I vomited but just a little. I looked at the cap and it looked like I had swallowed about one tablespoon, I am not for sure what I actually kept down. I thought to myself, Bekah you can do this don't be such a baby. I was determined to try again. Really who can't swallow a little medicine. So here I go again. I took a big swallow. That is when all the fun started. You talk about being sick, I think you call it projectile puking. So of course I am hanging my head over the toilet, peeing on myself, losing everything I have eaten over the past week. After that I set the medicine on the bar and vowed never-ever to try that again. The problem was every time I would think about the medicine or see the bottle I would start gagging. Finally after throwing the bottle in the trash and several pairs of underwear later I went to bed early. I am sure I will have many more great stories about this pregnancy over the next 7 months. I will try to keep everyone updated so they can all get a good laugh. Obviously I can't post pictures of this event. Really I don't think anyone wants to see that.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Never go camping when it is 100 degrees

What were we thinking. Even if you have a camper with air conditioning you don't ever want to step out the door when it is hot as that outside.

We went with a lot of our church friends. Robert and Mike both brought boats so the kids and some grownups got to tube. Timmy is on the tube with Allee and Noah. Noah didn't like the waves much the first day but the next day he enjoyed himself.

Mike Jannson used the wake board a little.

While some were on the boats the others were playing on the water trampoline. Noah enjoyed playing king of the hill.
Here is Katie enjoying the trampoline.

The rest of us just layed around on water rafts and watched all the fun.

Here is Kelly just hanging out.

One afternoon we had a friendly competition of Baggo. I am not for sure who won I know my team didn't. Thanks alot Mike. I think I made most of our points. That is sad.

Clay enjoyed playing with Andrew's new gun he got for his birthday. All the kids got along so good. They all shared their toys so well.

Here are some miscellaneous pictures of some of the kids that were on the trip.
Maddie & Abbie Simpson. They just stayed one night. It was just too hot.
Garrett - he was a big helper with the younger kids this weekend.
Kambry - always posing for the camera
Dakota - now that kid has a lot of energy

I think all the families had a good time but the next time I am sure we would all agree to go in cooler weather. Next time we go hopefully I will get to do a little skiing or tubing. This time I just got to watch the kids enjoy themselves.

The Big 4 Birthday

Andrew Blowing out the candle

This transformer is from Hayden

Andrew & Clay

"Are we ever going to light the candle"

Julie like the cake

Well Andrew is now 4 years old. I can't believe it. We had his party at the park in Farmington at his request. He had an army party. I think he enjoyed it. We had it at 10 in the morning so that it would not be quite so hot. Hot is not good for a pregnant sick lady. At least I got out of a lot of work to get everything ready. I have a great hubby. He loaded the car and got everything ready all I had to do was get in the car and go to the park. We had hot dogs and chips for everyone. Andrew had a transformer tank on the top of his cake. This was a big hit. He didn't eat any cake he said "He didn't like cake." What a weird kid. They searched for army men in the grass and then my niece and nephew took them on an obstacle course on the playground. He loved all his new toys. We are still trying to figure out some of the transformers. He had a great day.

Trying Something New

Afternoon to all

Well I am going to try this blogging thing. I was reading one today and she talked about not scrapbooking and not keeping up with the funny things her children would say so she is starting to put it in her blog. What a great idea!!! Everyone that knows me at all knows I am not crafty. I take lots of pictures and I have been putting them on facebook but I don't talk about them. Well I am going to try to use this as a type of digital Scrapbook. Since I have been feeling kinda puny lately I thought this would be something I could do while I am laying in the bed feeling sorry for my self.