This is how we ALL feel right now! Exhausted! Our family has been sick for 2 weeks now and we've kept going, and going, and going. And if you know anything about me - I'm NOT the energizer bunny! Actually I hate the Bunny!
I love this picture of Jason though. This is Jason sitting in an ARC meeting OR in class - I can't remember which one, but I know the same feeling is being expressed! Brandon got a new camera! He can really capture a moment!
This weekend Noah and Will are having their 6th Birthday Party. Silena and I decided to celebrate together this year and I'm so excited. The boys are too! I'll post pictures of that probably Monday...
I should be better really soon. Jason and the kids had to flu and they are just exhausted now - but they are physically better. Me - I never got it. Thought I had it, took Tamiflu, no change in how I felt and I finally went to our Family Practitioner and I was diagnosed. Sometimes it's just nice to be diagnosed. I have Asthma and Bronchitis. I definitely felt like if I didn't get help I would cough this baby out!! Not good...So, a shot and Zpac and I should be good to go! I can't wait to feel completely better.
I would like to add that this past weekend, as sick as we were, we were so blessed to be a part of SMI's Missions Conference. They are our only supporting church right now and they are truly a blessing (more than we knew)!! It was really funny because you know we are supposed to encourage others with our "mission" but trust me...I was FAR more ministered too this week than anything we put out there. The Lord always does things like that!! I felt like we were confirmed in our ministry through the body of Christ, in word and deed. It was a GREAT service and week, meeting new people, fellowshiping, and not to mention...EATING! The Lord is good and faithful and why I never seem to catch on to that I'll never understand. But He is so good and He really is our PROVIDER!
One more thing I almost forgot. I got a new job that will be VERY beneficial for me and the baby. I knew after I got pregnant that I would have to work after the baby was born, because of our ministry. I didn't know where or how it would work out - if I would have to pay for childcare, find a sitter, work full time or part time...blah, blah, blah. Jason kept saying "Just wait and see, just wait and see, it will all work out, just wait." I think for his own sanity he was saying those things but I did wait. AND, my friend Holly (who had a baby in June) got a job up at Briarwood (part time - 24 hours) with FREE CHILDCARE. Her and her sister conspired together and when there was a position opened they put my name in. SO, I got a job at Briarwood working in the - MISSIONS DEPARTMENT. I will work part time, have FREE childcare - the baby being right down the hall. I'll be home when the kids leave for school and when they get home. I get to carpool with Holly (b/c she lives by me now) and the Lord just really worked things out - and so here and now I'm giving God all the GLORY for the way He tends to "work things out!" Also, thank you my Rebel Rousers for your prayers! I love you!
Okay, I thought I didn't have much to say but I guess I did!! Enjoy the weekend!
It's been six years ago today that our FIRST BORN SON came into the world. Noah James Dollar weighing in at a whopping 9 pounds 12 oz. and 22 in. long. I felt like superwoman - maybe because that movie was on while I was in labor or maybe because I really was!! I love Jason so much, dating and our wedding was fun but my favorite day EVER in the whole wide world (and he will admit this too) was/is the birth of our children. We were so amazed that we could love so much - unconditionally. Noah made us so PROUD! He was big and handsome and sweet as anything. He was our "Gentle Giant" as my sister called him. He was the most cuddly baby, very mild mannered and laid back. I've loved watching him grow up to be this little man. He's a thinker. He believes in a BIG God that can move mountains and is involved in our lives. I love his childlike faith and envy it most of the time. He amazes me everyday with his quick wit and charm. He's my favorite little boy in the whole world. Who teaches me everyday how to be a mommy, how to sacrifice, and how to love without holding back! He's made life so much sweeter.
To Noah James Dollar - I love you more than I could ever say with words! "I love you" does not do justice to how my heart feels. You are my pride and joy. May the Lord continue to do the work He has so graciously started in in you! And may you always "Set your mind on things above" Col. 3:1. And Dad says: "There are millions of six year old boys in the world, some of them are really great kids. But of ALL the six year old boys in the world - YOU ARE MY FAVORITE! I love you big dog!"
Here's another slide show...Six years of No-ie!! This is truly living!!
This is my baby update! I'm on a two week schedule now for Dr. visits. I'm shocked. WOW that is just CRAZY! I passed my glucose test and it wasn't bad at all. The baby is "Catty Womp" (per Dr. Ross) which means...the baby's head is at my right hip - which I SO FEEL...and the butt is up by my left ribs. The baby has about a month to get in line!
Dr.R preceded to predict that the baby is a BOY! This is the second time he has told me this. He also has said both times that he is a HORRIBLE guesser and that our best bet is to say the opposite of him. That's fine when it comes to gender - but he also preceeded to tell me that he would be SHOCKED if I made it to my due date - it should be like the other two - EARLY - and that yes, I grow them big but this one should not be a 10 pounder! YIKES...if his "guess"tamations are wrong then I'm up a creek with a LATE 10 POUND baby!
So all in all it was a fun visit! And my next visit is just over a week!
I got this from facebook. I put my birthday in and all this information came up about me...Who knew...HaHaHa!!
You are very optimistic and that's why you always enjoy life. You are gifted in entertaining others. Your friends love and trust you. You'll be the first they come to when they are in need of someone to speak their heart out. Your Love, Sometimes you fall in love just because you want to be in love, not that you really like that person. You always be seen as a sweet couple but you can't really get over your love ones from past. Your partner is usually crazy about you because you are remarkably charming and romantic.
Strengths: Charming and romantic - (Jason how true is this? HA)
Weakness: Irascible and easily stirred up to strong love or bitter hatred, jealous and envious.(Mostly Strong Love)
Best Jobs: Social work, show arts, painting and communication.(Again VERY FUNNY)
Just thought all of my "friends" would like to know what a GREAT jewel I am - Y'all are all very fortunate to have such a "Charming" friend like me! HaHaHaHa!!
I'm very happily married to Jason Dollar for 9 years now!! AMAZING! Time flies. I'm Noah, Anna, and Mary, and Isaac's Mom - Lovin' that too! I thank God for his MANY blessings for His provisions!! They are abundant!