Tuesday, June 17, 2008

update on #2

So the day didn't go exactly as planned. Long story short is they still found *something*. It's about 2mm x 3mm in size. The current plan of action is to go back in 3 months for another scan and if it's hasn't changed in size to go back in 6 months for another and just keep an eye on it.
We have many questions: what is it? why couldn't the doctor see it during the last surgery? is it really a problem? what is God's plan in all of this?
#2 is doing wonderfully, she really is the picture of health and if it weren't for modern technology no one would know there was anything different about her.


My favorite savings for the day was:
*free cat food from Purina(4# bag)
*free chex mix plus 11 cents(this is my 5th free bag they all went into our emergency stock as it's not something we usually eat but occasionally snack on)
*yogurt-I got a pack of 6 for $.69 not a brand I usually get and it was hard to find a yogurt in that brand without corn syrup and other junk, just yogurt please.
*yogurt in 4 packs for $.45
*V8 juice-46oz for $.15

#3 was crying or whining the whole trip out today. I hope he's not trying to get sick. #2 has her follow up ultrasound tomorrow. I think I have childcare arranged for the others. She has the US and then 4 hours later we meet with the doctor to get the results. I fully expect the second appointment to be about 5 minutes with the doc just releasing us from her care.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

The plan was to have a picture right here with dad and kids but that pictures has yet to be taken:) We had a nice relaxing day, which is what the dad wanted. Went to church, came home and I read the paper while the children napped/rested, had a mid day grill fest, kids wrestled and played games with dad, then we all went and played outside, read books and off to bed. It had been a busy work week for James so it was an extra nice day for all of us.

I've been working on memorizing this verse for the week. Every time I read it I think about the country I live in and how important it is to pray for our country.

2 Chronicles 7:14

....if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear them from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.

In the paper today was an article about saving money on groceries. I was excited as there were a couple websites I haven't looked at yet. So I checked them out and was a bit disappointed. I live in a state that just doesn't have much in the way of sales. I'm not sure I'll ever get better than a 40% savings. But I have been able to get some free stuff and I have to say that's soo FUN! so I'll keep plugging away at it:)