Showing posts from July, 2008

Dog Show at the Fair

Gabe did really, really well. Disney...she decided she was not a performing monkey and chose obstinance over obedience. Too bad it was an obedience class...

A rare moment of Disney sitting. I assure you she was looking for an escape route.

The end of Gabe's show. Disney couldn't get out of the ring fast enough.

Getting ready for "long sit and long lay," which Disney didn't tolerate for very "long" at all. Gabe did great, though!!!

"Are we done yet??? Please???" (As soon as they kids lined up with their dogs--after waiting over four hours to show--the announcer for the older kids began speaking and they had to stand still for another five minutes before they could even do the "long sit and long lay" which are two minutes apiece. That's a long time for a little kid and an anxious puppy!)

Gabe and Disney showing off their "Everyone-Wins-In-Pee-Wee" blue ribbon.

On Dusty Trails

Okay, so Friday my doctor found an "abdominal mass" the size of a softball parked in my midsection.


At least I have something to blame for my tight pants. Honestly, I've been trying to shed a few pounds for the last month, and nothing fits looser like I had hoped.

Double Blah. All that sacrifice for nothing!

I actually knew something weird was going on, hence the doctor's appointment. I'm waiting for blood tests to come back Monday or Tuesday and then I have more tests Thursday and possibly Friday.

I appreciate prayers.

This news came minutes before we got THE phone call telling us that we're going to be moving to Texas. (You did get that last post, right?)

We're thrilled. TX was our first choice.

Bring on the Tex-Mex.

I'll keep you all updated on our many happenings! God's timing is always perfect, and we are resting quite comfortably in His very capable hands.

Yee Haw


Berry Delicious

Have I shared with you Caleb's obsession with berries? It doesn't matter what kind, as long as he can gather and eat them himself whenever he wants to. I imagine that his dream life right now would be to live in a tent surrounded by berry bushes. Of course, the tent would have to house a television serving cartoon network and a computer offering high speed internet and some drawing paper. A pool out front would be nice, too. Yeah, it's a simple life.

We have a couple of mulberry trees and quite a few blackberry bushes around our property. The birds and Caleb never leave me enough to preserve, but the joy and pleasure Caleb receives from gathering his own sun-warmed, God-provided snack far outweigh the delight a single berry pie would bring.

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food" (Genesis 1:29.)

I looked out the door one day and saw Caleb's bike…

My new theme song--I Love this!!!!!!

I recently joined a yahoo group for military families who homeschool. It's a great wealth of information. One of the ladies had this video embedded in her blog. I snatched it up to share with you: