Sunday, December 24, 2006
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
November has been really wild. Katie got her 1 year immunization shots the end of October. She got an upper respiratory infection with a deep cough 2 days later and was on antibiotics for a week. On Nov. 11, we noticed Katie getting a rash on her arm and hands. She had been in the wind and cold that morning so I just that she was wind chapped. She woke up crying at 4:30 am and when I looked at her face, the rash was all over it and her eyes swollen. I took off her pants and she had huge hives all over her. We took her downstairs and she began throwing up. We got really scared. We rushed her to the ER and the doctor told us it was a viral infection coming out through her skin. She should begin throwing up more and have a high temperature. Well, we waited for this to occur but nothing happened. By Sunday noon she was completely covered head to toe in hives but was in great spirits. I was giving her Benadryl and that would help the hives go down a little. I finally called my doctor and she told me it was a reaction to the MMR(measles, mumps, rebuella) immunization she had recieved. What a huge relief! I was imagining some of the worse things. She is all better now. Oh and she is now walking! It's been so fun to watch her learn and become more confident each day!
Okay, so we had taken Katie to the ER on a Saturday night and she had the rash til Wednesday. Meanwhile, Nate gets in his truck on Monday morning and the face of his CD player is on his seat. Someone had broken into his truck during the night. On Wednesday night, the robbers decided to come back and take the CD player. It is so frustrating. We have had several car break-ins occur while we've lived here. My car has been broken into twice. The seminary put up a gate around the townhomes, but apparently they haven't worked to well. I will be glad to move to someplace a little safer soon!
We're now packing and getting ready to visit family for Thanksgiving. It will be nice to see everyone and hopefully relax a little. The girls love to see there grandparents. And the good news is that no one is sick right now. How exciting! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and are able to thank God for the many, many blessings in your life!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
One of the best things about the holidays is the food we enjoy, especially the sweets! With a little help from Mom, Rosalyn whipped up a batch of sugar cookies that rivaled even her Aunt Andrea's prize-winning recipe. The cookies were in the shape of pumpkins with orange icing. A perfect treat for harvest time.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
All Hallows Eve was a lot of fun this year with the girls. Rosalyn enjoyed being the princess that she is, and Katie was a Titan's cheerleader, which is pretty close to being a princess, right? The Smith family joined us for the event, and together we enjoyed a night of fun and lots of candy. What else could a kid ask for?
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
We had a great time at Twin Lakes this past weekend with the whole Shurden clan. Thankfully, the weather was wonderful, and we were able to spend most of our time outside. Fishing, canoeing, and disc golf were among our favorite outdoor activities. The kids loved the playground, especially the big slide and the swinging bridge. We're already looking forward to next year!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
We had such a great time at the State Fair this year. We were so excited to be able to go with Granny, Aunt Andrea, Ethan, Aunt Debera, and Cousin Marty. Rosalyn rode some rides that I couldn't believe she would even think of getting on. We also went to the circus that was there and both Rosalyn and Katie loved it! We've taken Rosalyn to the fair every year and it's been alot of fun to watch her grow to love the rides!
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I'm going to take time today to let everyone know what Nate is doing. Some of you have emailed and asked so I thought I could take the spotlight off the girls for today and put it on Nate!
- Nate is currently in his 4th year of seminary and it's his last year! He's working on his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Counseling. He is the President of Student Body this year, against his better judgement.
- He is the Christian Education Intern at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. He gets to teach Sunday School each week, every quarter with a new class, which he loves to do. On Wednesday nights, he leads a discipleship group through the book Peacemakers for Families. We've just started this last week but the group seems great and we're excited about it.
- As another part time job, Nate writes for an online magazine. He writes lots of book reviews and some cutural critiques. We'd love for you all to go to the site and check it out. It's www.reformation21.org and his latest book review is at http://www.reformation21.org/Shelf_Life/Shelf_Life/231/vobId__4111/. There's alot of wonderful men that write for this magazine.
So as you can tell, he is a busy man. But he really enjoys everything he does. Teaching, writing, and learning.....what better way to describe the things that Nate loves!
Friday, September 08, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Rosalyn coloring with sidewalk chalk
All the fingerpaint sheets hanging to dry
Rosalyn loving her cupcake!
Kids playing with bubbles
Rosalyn concentrating very hard on coloring