Friday, September 29, 2006

Family Pictures

Here's some pictures as promised:

This was the best one of the kids. was.
One of the out takes.
And, after almost 80 pictures, (seriously) there were a few that turned out.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Back by popular demand!!

Okay, maybe not so popular demand, but people have been asking when I'm going to blog again! I know it's been a month since I've blogged anything, but things have been CRAZY around here lately. I'll just give you a run down of what we've been up to lately.

Aaron spoke at a parenting conference two weeks ago. He had four messages to preach there, so he'd been working like a wild man trying to get those done. That led to my involuntary sabbatical from blogging. Any time I had a minute to type up a post, he would be using the computer, and I couldn't very well say "stop preparing your sermons so I can blog something!" I was also speaking to the ladies in two breakout sessions, so I felt a little guilty spending time on the computer when I had two talks to prepare. I still crammed it all in at the last minute anyway! The conference went very well, there was great feedback from those who attended, and Aaron did a great job.

It was very obvious to Aaron and myself that while we were preparing for this parenting conference, Satan was tempting us in that very area of our lives. Our kids were going crazy, and giving us ample opportunity to "practice what we preach." :) So, now it's time to slow down a little bit and get back into normal life again.

In the midst of all this, I have had several doctor appointments to go to, which is no small feat, when you have four small kids to arrange for. Thankfully, Aaron's job is flexible enough that he was able to be here for most of them. I have just not been feeling well, and I've been having a lot of dizziness and light headedness for about four months, so I finally conceded to going to the doctor. Four doctor visits, an MRI, and a lot of $ later, we still don't know what's going on. But a huge praise is that the MRI was normal. I was starting to think that something was seriously wrong after seeing my Dr. and talking with nurses, and I'm normally not one to go to the extreme on stuff like that. Now we're thinking it could be something like blood volume and/or pressure problems or maybe just hormones or fatigue. I would really appreciate you're prayers through all this. It has been very discouraging to me at times. To not feel well, when you have so much to do can seem a bit overwhelming.

Through all of that, and starting school and awana, we still had time to squeeze in a family picture. I'll leave you with a couple. Thanks for not giving up on my blog!!

(four hours later)
Okay...maybe I won't put up some pictures! Blogger isn't letting me upload any right now. I'll try again tomorrow.