Thursday, October 30, 2008

TGIF for me!

We had AWANA last night. Luke got a Luvie Lamb patch for his vest. I forget to bring my camera, so, I could upload his picture. He also got a prize for saying the most verses in his class last week.

All the children are competing for the most verses. The child with the most in each class gets a prize. They earn a leaf to put on a tree in our hall for every verse they learn. The one with the most verses in the end gets a bigger prize. In the month of October, we have put over 200 leaves on the tree! It ends November 19th.

We're also bringing canned goods until then to take to needy families for Thanksgiving. We're putting a Bible verse on the top of each can as a witness.

We have our football game tonight against Demopolis. Playing on Thursday when I work, makes me VERY thankful I no longer work on Fridays and do not have to rush to get things ready to be at the game. I have to pack two bags, one for Luke & me for the game and one for Cole to have wherever he stays -usually with Mrs. Helen. Then when it is cold I have to get all our blankets and warm clothes together. I got everything ready last night and this morning to save time this afternoon. I had to wash and dry me some jeans this morning. I am use to doing that Friday while I am at home. Thursday is always our grocery buying night, so, I will have to do that tomorrow.

Saturday we plan to go to Jackson's Annual Fall Festival. I do not think we bought anything last year. Santa will be there and it will be a good opportunity for me to get the boys pictures done with him. It will be fun to see what Cole thinks about him. Last year Luke loved him but that could change from year to year.

I guess I better go actually do some work for the moment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cole had his FIRST Lollipop!

At first he did not care for it but once he got started good he would not let go. I had to keep pulling it for him to not chock himself with putting it too far in his mouth!

Updated on Fall Festival

We had the Festival at church last night. It went great. We had lots of kids there!! Hopefully, some of them will come back to church too! We got to give out tracks and contact information. We know that God's word will not return void!

Cole slept through a lot of it. He was not impressed I reckon, ha!

Luke had fun running around. He won a drink at the Coke Ring Toss.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McDonald's in Thomasville Burnt Today

So sad for the many workers that are out of job! We had quit eating there as much as possible these last several months due to the Corporation supporting a life style we do not agree with. We had prayed for God to take Luke's desire to eat there away since it is hard to explain some things to a 4 vear old.

Fall Festival tonight

We have our Fall Festival at church tonight. We set up for it last night. We will eat hot dogs and chips and then have the Festival and Trunk-r-Treat. Luke is excited about it. Cole of course could care less.

I am a little nervous about it b/c I am in charge of it. I always worry I will run out of prizes or I do not have enough to do.

We're having a hay ride using a 4wheeler. We will see how die hard some kids are since it is suppose to be in the 30s tonight!!! And we will see how Russell does driving it, ha!

Got to go for now.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin Patch after church Sunday. Took about 26 kids.

Cole did not get his nap out on the ride down to it, so, he was not caring about it at all. He would not take a pic by himslef b/c it was in the sun and it hurt his eyes. He would pose with Luke and other kids though!

It was fun and all the kids enjoyed it.

Luke got a little pumpkin and a BIG pumpkin. He picked Cole out a little pumpkin too.

My new car!

We signed the papers today. It's a 2008 Impala with a Sun Roof!! I have always wanted a Sun Roof. We got a deal for trading in our lease early.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Praise the Lord!!!!!!

Russell does NOT have a tumor!! Praise the Lord!!!!!! Thanks for your prayers.

He said he had not been dizzy tonigh tbut his ears were still ringing. The nurse said to give that until Tuesday to clear up. So, keep the prayers coming.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Russell's Doctor's visit

We got the Epley and MRI done. I am suppose to call late tomorrow afternoon for the results of the MRI.

For 48 hours after the epley he can only turn his head side to side. He has to sleep in the recliner tonight. There is NO jumping up and down at the ballgame tomorrow night - please PRAY for that! He said right now the dizziness is better but the ringing of his ear and fullness in his ears are not better. I am assuming that it takes 48 hours for the full effects since he cannot do certain things until after 48 hours.

We ended up doing the epley at 3 instead of 10 b/c they said he could lay in the MRI after the epley. They said it was rare for someone to fail all 4 test and they did not realize how the scheduling needed to be, HA!! So, we had to kill 3 hours in Mobile.

Mr Ben was down there getting his truck serviced and he met us and took us for lunch. We walked around Sams and Best Buy the rest of the time.

I will let you know when I hear from the MRI tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


We go for Russell's epley at 10:00 and MRI at 1:00 tomorrow and then we meet with the Dr at 2:45 for the results. Pray for us, and the doctors & nurses that are working with him!


Luke's verse tonight is "Mine eyes have seen thy salvation." Luke 2:30

If he says this one, he will earn a Luvie Lamb patch for his vest and will get it at Opening Ceremony next week!

I forgot my book at home today. UH!!! We may be watching the DVD tonight since I am not going to be able to finish studying. I cannot believe I did that! I may look for somethng fun to do on the internet and have a fun time tonight. We do not do crafts that often.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Back to work Tuesday

UHHH! It's my "back to work" day. I am so thankfult for the days I am home with my kids. I wish I could be there everyday with them.

Luke is with my dad today, and Cole is with Aunt Sissy (a/k/a Melissa Harvell). Deborah had to take her daughter for a check up after her surgery today.

I have a little busy day at work ahead of me but nithing too major.

I am hoping to get Halloween pics took after work today but we will see. Cole has been fussy with his ears, so, it all depends on his mood. And course, if Luke has had a nap and is ill or not. I am hoping to get Clifford in the pic since they are firemen he can be our "dalmation." Wish my luck with a 4 year old, 5 month old, and a puppy!! HA! Better yet, PRAY!

Hope yall have a good day!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cole, Luke & Clifford the Little White Dog

Ain't I cute in my hat?

Cole, I have a secret to tell you!

Here, Clifford.....

He's coming to me!

That tickles!
Here's Cole in his hat to keep the wind out of his ears.

This is our new dog, Clifford - the Little White Dog we call him. Cole thought he was so funny! Even the licking, ha!!!

This is one of the few times that Luke only wanted in one picture!

Luke's Shirt we made

The big spider is out of his hand print! I put paint on his finger and we wrote his name.

The little spider is made from a glob that he decided to "add" to the shirt while I was out of the room. I had to turn it into a spider after I finished being mad b/c he did that to the shirt, haha!

I want to do one with Cole but I think I am going to do a ghost with his foot print instead since he will close his hands up or put them in his mouth before I get the paint off. Although, he loves to eat his feet too!! We will see if I decide to try paint with a 5 month old!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekend Update

Roll Tide!!! Go Bama!!! #2 in the Nation!

Had a "show" yesterday. It went really good. Can't post what type show on here but those that know me know what kind it was. Hopefully, have about three bookings off it too on top of good sales.

Went to church this morning. I had children's church today too.

Cole has not felt good today. He has had fever off and on all day. He is napping now, so, I am sure he will wake up and I will be up half the night! I should nap now too, but it's too early for me. It's 8:51 in case you were wondering.

My dad got Luke a horse on Friday. He has ridden it 3 days straight, so, now dad is talking about going get him a smaller pony. If you know my dad you know it is his dream for Luke and/or Cole to LOVE horses! I forgot to take my camer up there, another day I will have some to post.

Well, Cole is waking up so that's all for now!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cole's Ears

I had to take Cole to the Doctor today. We went to Dr. Dozier instead of having to go to Mobile. His double ear infection from his check-up on 9/26 has not gone away. He gave us medicine and told us to follow up with our pediatrician, Dr. Hunter in 14 days. He said since the first round did not clear it up we would need to watch his ears for problems.

Pray for him!

GO TIGER!!!!!!!

WE BEAT CCHS 14-13!!!!!!!!!
GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


We play CCHS tomorrow! Our biggest rivals. Go tigers! Beat the bulldogs!

We lost to them last year, and hopefully this year we will redeem ourselves with a big win.

We have church members and friends on their team. I do not want to see them loose personally, but then I do want us to loose at all. I always tell the upfront "Sorry for hollering 'get him' and it being your child!" HA!!! There is a lot of history between the schools and olny someone that has lived it can understand it completely.

That's all folks! I am sleept and going to bed as soon as I take my contacts out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Luke said his verse tonight! YAHOO! He got his patch from saying the 2 last week tonight too.

I had 2 new kids in my class tonight for a total of 14 there tonight. I had one boy earn his vest, book and bag and he was SO HAPPY! It is such a joy to see these kids enjoying learning about Jesus.

Luke ALSO got to pick a prize for saying the MOST verses in his class last week!! YAHOO!! I did not know about this!

I can never think of "catchy" titles!

Yesterday was a long day. I had a council meeting at 6 after work. Normally. they last aout 30 minutes. Luke went with me and sat in a chair. Well, my dad came to get him at 700 b/c he knew he would be ready to go. I think we finally finished about 800. Then I went to gets the kids from my parents and ate left overs that mom had for supper.

Russell had a JV game, so, he did not get home until about 830/845 when we were driving up. They lost to Jackson. he was not feelng well. Those test Monday made his dizzyness and ringing ears worse. Please pray the "epley" cures this stuff!!

I am at work now. Not too much going on. Waiting on a mortgage company to run out of excuses and get me a loan closing package that we have been waiting on since last week.

We have AWANA tonight. I hope I have time to study my lesso today b/c I have not looked at it. If I do not, we will watch some of the DVD cartoons that goes along with me class. They loved that last time!

Luke has to say "Call his name Jesus, he shall be great." Luke 1:31-32. He knows it but once again you never know what he will do when he gets there. He will get his patch tonight for the two verses he said last week! Pics will be posted tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I am trying to get into Facebook since so many people are talking about it. Right now I seem lost and confused on it!!!

Russell's Doctor's Visit yesterday

Russell had his tests yesterday. He failed all 4 of them. He has a version of vertigo, BPPV. The Dr said that is the best kind to have b/c there is a 90% chance of a cure. They will do a procedure called “epley”. His vertigo is caused by “rocks” on the end of hair follicles in the ear. The rocks have fallen off and the procedure will take about 45 minutes in office to get the rocks back in the correct area of the ear.

He does have hearing loss in his left ear.

He failed two other tests but the Dr thinks other symptoms are making him fail those test and not that he has it but is doing an MRI to make sure. One of the test indicates he could have a tumor that is NOT cancer that is causing some of his problems.

Another test indicates that he has minears disease which there is no cure for. It will cure itself but when it does you loose hearing in that ear. There is medicine to help it and you do a low sodium diet.

But the tumor and the minears disease the Dr personally does not think he has. The MRI will tell us about them and he said if the epley cured other symptoms then he did not have minears disease. He goes back Oct 23rd, at 10 they will do the epley and at 100 the MRI and at 245 we will see the Dr for the results.

If there is a tumor the Dr said he would monitor it before recommending surgery. Do another MRI in 6 months. He said that type is VERY slow growing and he would not recommend surgery unless it was growing. He told us he could not stress enough to us that it did not mean cancer.

It was a whirl wind visit and so much to take in. You go in just thinking one thing could be wrong and come out with 4 failed tests! He said Russell was rare in that he failed all 4 of them. He thinks he has had the asymmetrical hearing loss in his left ear his entire life.

Please keep Russell in your prayers and on your church prayer list too!!!! We know that God is in control.

Monday, October 13, 2008

More pics....

This should be all of them. ENJOY!

Sunday, October 12, 2008