Thursday, November 27, 2008


I am so thankful for God's MANY blessings in my life. Thank you Lord for your provisions and meeting my needs, and for ALL the wonderful things I have been given from YOUR hands. My life is forever yours.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers. God did hear them, but answered in a way that was different than what we wanted. Trent went to be with the Lord yesterday at 2:29pm, surrounded by his family.

The follow up testing yesterday morning showed no brain activity and the Dr. said there was nothing that could be done. Terry and Sandra made the difficult decision to give their baby boy back to God. All of their family was able to be there and say goodbye in their own way before they released him and Terry, Sandra, and their two daughters even had a last family picture with him.

Their daughter Emma is old enough (4 yrs old) to know and understand what has happened and it has been EXTREMELY hard on her. She apparently hid in a closet and cried for quite a while. Please pray for her and her baby sister Eva (3 months) as they learn to adjust to life without Trent. He was an adorable and very joyous little boy, even in the midst of his sickness.

Please continue to pray for the whole family as they make preparations for Trent and as they ALL learn to continue living without him. Losing a loved one is so hard, but losing a young child is unimaginable. Thank you again for all your prayers, the family appreciates them all.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Prayer for Trent

Early this morning my best friend called me to let me know that they have taken her nephew, Trent to the hospital. He is 2 1/2 years old and has been quite sick since birth. His mom Sandra was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma right after his birth and he was also diagnosed with Nephotic Syndrome (kidney disease) along with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Sandra has been healed and has been cancer free for over a year.

Trent has had several Rituxan chemo infusions, one of which he just finished the beginning of the month (the photo was taken during that treatment) but has been fairly sick since then. Last night he had a fever of 100.3 and was throwing up, this morning he still had the fever and was sick, then his eyes rolled into the back of his head. They rushed him to the ER in an ambulance and they had to sedate him to put in a feeding and breathing tube.

Due to the sedation and the disease itself, the Dr's think that he may have some brain damage. A brain surgeon has been called in and they are now just waiting to hear how that plays out. The outlook isn't great, but we serve a BIG GOD that does miracles EVERY DAY, and Trent needs one.

Please pray and pass this along to anyone you know that will pray. Thank you thank you thank you for joining with me.


Friday, November 14, 2008

My Friday

Tonight we are having our Young Adult Sunday School Class over for dinner. Thanksgiving type dinner that is! Dave and I are in charge of mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, and TURKEY! I'm using THIS turkey in the crockpot recipe to make things easier since I'm doing THREE turkey breasts! 2 are in crockpots and 1 is going in the oven.

Everyone is bringing salad, corn, sweet potatoes, stuffing, cheesecake, and we are also doing FONDUE for dessert!!!! Wahoo!

I'll let you know how everything turns out later!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Say it ain't so!

Has it REALLY been 2 WEEKS since I last wrote here??? Guess I've been too busy with the craziness that is my life to realize!

Well I wanted to let you all know about a recipe I tried that was AMAZING! Now I do NOT claim to be Suzy Homemaker by any stretch of the imagination, so when I made this Apple Butter I think Dave was quite shocked. (In a good way!) Since we are having a 'light' Christmas this year and scaling back on purchases for others, this might be an idea for me to make for people.

As Christmas draws ever closer, and along with it my sister's wedding, I'm getting busier and busier so I am going to start working on gifts probably this week or next. Like I said, we are going 'light' so most if not all gifts will be homemade. I don't want to do too much food, because almost all my family is on diets and my Dad can't have any carbs so most holiday snacks are out for him. I'm thinking about doing a "Coffee/Tea Basket" for most people.

I found a bunch of different recipes for making Coffee and Tea mixes that you just add water to, along with homemade flavored coffee syrups, and maybe biscotti? Then for those that don't like coffee or tea I could make the apple butter and some soup mixes or something.

What do you think? Is it too cheap sounding, or do you think people will like it????