Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Greta and I went with Linus and his preschool class on a field trip to a farm today. The boys both prayed this morning that the rain would hold off until we got to see all of the animals...and guess what? It didn't start raining until we were all in the barn with the pigs and cows...the last of the animals for us to see!
The kids got to feed some geese, hold baby chicks, hunt for eggs, pet a goat, pet a pig and feed some cows. They had an absolute blast! The only downside was, of course, the smell. Linus was holding his nose for the first few minutes... I thought he was going to actually start gagging!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Miles was lucky enough to celebrate his birthday 3 (count them, 3) times. We have a large extended family so that was split into 2 parties and then he got to invite a few friends from school over on Saturday to celebrate. They played pin the tail on the donkey, the clothespin drop, and had a cottonball race. After the games, presents and cake we all headed outside to play some baseball. Miles really had a great time which was what I wanted most of all. I will say that I'm glad that his "party season" is over now... it was a lot of planning... and I'm one of those people that gets a little stressed about all of the little details. Plus, now I can focus my attention on the fact that Dustin and I leave for California in 6 DAYS!!!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Her ENT doctor, Dr. Schnitker, always gives me the giggles. He is totally old school... wears the white lab coat buttoned up, has the cyclops band on his head. He was the doctor that removed my tonsils when I was 18. I remember going to the pre-op appointment with my dad. Dr. Schnitker was telling my dad about what would happen the day of the procedure, etc. After that he calmly went into all of the things that could go wrong, including the slight risk that a few days after I was home the scabs could come loose and I could bleed to death if they didn't get me to the hospital right away. His bedside manner was a little short and to the point! I will say that he is an awesome doctor, other than that. Greta calls him grandpa when we're there and he gets a real kick out of that. This guy has been doing this for a long time and he knows his stuff! He is also the fastest doctor in the history of medicine. At our clinic visits I have never spent more than 15 minutes inside the clinic (and I mean walking in the front door to walking out.) My favorite story about him: One time he started dictating into his recorder when we were out in the hallway leaving. He started his dictation like this: "Greta Brown, VERY cute 2 year old....."
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Today Miles brought home a book that he made me at school titled "All About My Mom." It has a poem, his handprint and a picture of me that he drew. The best part of the book are the sentences about me that he finished. A few examples:
My mom's favorite TV show is... SpongeBob Squarepants
My mom doesn't like to... do stuff for me when I'm sassy
My mom weighs about... 132 pounds (I LOVE this kid!!!)
My mom's wish is to... go on The Price Is Right
If I could give my mom something special it would be... a day off
I'm sure that some people think these gifts are corny but I absolutely love and cherish them. I suppose that just proves that I really am a mom!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Doug McConnell was the kitchen manager at Perkins when I first started working there many, many years ago. That is how my brothers and I met and got to know him. He eventually quit and began his life as a pastor. He and his family relocated to Wisconsin where he was taken on as pastor. There were many Mondays over the next few years that he made the drive back to Monticello to visit friends and family, the Youngs clan included. My brothers, Nate and Noah, had already committed to Christ but the rest of us were sailing through putting the whole "God thing" on the back burner. When he came to my parents house to visit we would all end up congregating there to shoot the breeze but the topic of Jesus always ended up being the main topic. Doug is a very straightforward guy. Some may call his evangelism too "in your face"... and I suppose for some it may be too blunt. But over the course of a couple years his words made more and more sense (even though I didn't want it to.) He planted a seed in me that was undeniable. Jesus was the way and God's truth is written for us in the Bible.
I mailed my postcard this morning. I hope it reminds Doug of the lives he has touched and that his work in this world is definitely worth while.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Lena is too cute. She has more energy than any toddler her age. She loves to dance for anyone who will watch. I can't believe how much she looks like Erin's twin brother Caleb. Caleb has just turned pro in boxing and has been teaching her some "moves." Hopefully she doesn't use them on Maya!