Commander and I enjoy Homeschooling boys (Herogian, Hawk and Gluten), raising chickens, ducks, and dogs ( Penny and Casey), eating gluten free, surviving breast cancer, coach track and field, and loving God for every minute that He gives us to cherish our family.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Prayers for a friend

A friend from church took a nasty fall last week. He is having facial surgery this morning. If you could say a prayer for him and his family today, this week, we'd appreciate it.

We are praying for you, John.

Friday, January 27, 2012

back up again...

Computer that is.    Anyone else hit by a trojan horse and who knows what other kind of computer virus lately?  Our awesome computer tech is getting a lot of business from us.
Commander asked me last night why I hadn't posted anything lately. O-kay.
I actually hooked my laptop up to wifi and was off and and running with doing recruiting letters to athletes when a page jumped up saying it was from "Dell" and needed to do a backup. We have a Dell computer, so I let it. Wrong. That computer is now out of commission. People who create computer virus should be taken out in t-shirts and shorts, and shot by boys with 450mph airsoft rifles AND AT CLOSE RANGE.

Today is our first track meet. I get the job of driving the 15 passenger van to and from the meet. Stay off the Kansas City loop this afternoon and late evening. I don't want to run you over. A prayer for our safety would be nice.

Our pastor is leading our Wednesday night Bible study. He touched on the 3 sins: of the flesh(anything that makes you feel good - chocolate, drugs, sex, alcohol), of the eyes, of the boisterous of life(the see what I can do syndrome). He hit home. I've been a "see what I can do person all my life". Athletics was a big part of it, and then being creative trying to be creative and show it off - as others say. Hmmm. Not feeling to good about me right now. "Wash me clean, Lord, take away this sin. Help me do only for you and not for the rewards of earth."

Have a blessed weekend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coaching / Athlete training clinic

If you know any Jr. High through Community College athletes or coaches in the Kansas City area that might be interested in learning dynamics, plyometrics and track events, please send them this link.

THanks for helping to get the word out there.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sunday will be a day to remember - better write it down

I just realized that I can't recall the other 2 dates that were this important to our family. I'll have to ask Commander. He has every date and event in a mind cabinet. T12 - nicknamed Northley Davis, Gluten by the boy scout troops is getting baptized after service. Commander will be doing the honors after he rushes off in the morning to collect Herogian at the boy scout camp site, to get him home for a shower and then to Church hopefully not too late in service.  After Sunday School classes, which we both are involved with teaching this quarter, we will file into the old building with church family to celebrate Gluten becoming a member of God's family. As I said before I am so thrilled. I fill like my job is done. if God called me home, I wouldn't say wait, well, probably would - I want to see them graduate college, marry and have a family of their own, but then okay. No, wait,  we might have grandkids somewheres down that line of thought and I'd want to help disciple the kiddos, maybe even homeschool them, NOT. Write them stories - that's the ticket, stories that can be published.
Oh what a glorious Morning, Oh what a beautiful day, I've got this wonderful feeling......

May God Your Day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Biology at home

Herogian brought in this duck egg the other day.

When we broke it open we found another egg inside of the first, but it was still soft shell. Inside that (I don't know who took my camera away so I don't have the picture) we found a blog of shell material along side the yolk.

The picture is blurry - it's not your eyes. THis is Casey receiving a haircut around his face. Just like his human counterpart, I like it when someone is combing through my hair. As a preteen running cross-country for AAU, I kept my hair in a short pixie, I loved having the hairstylist use the straight edge razor on the under neath locks. Nuts? Okay.

THis is the throwing board for the USM track shot putters. All we need to do is move it out of the garage and to the school. Practice starts Monday and it started snowing last night.  It has 3 layers of 2x12 as the stopboard, carpet squares glued underneath to protect the floor from the bolts heads, and handles at the four corners for carrying.

Today three of us woke with congestion and sinus headaches. I'm so glad we homeschool. At 10:00 I sent the zombies back to bed.
Have a great weekend.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Can I be baptized?

I just got hit with that question by the third child - T12. Hal-le -lu- iah. Hal-le-lu-iah, , halleluiah, halleluiah, Halllll-le-luuu-iah!

Are you ready?

Are you ready for early morning workouts?  I'm serious about us working out by 6:30 am.  We've got to have the gym and the room to throw the weight around. Jumpers, we will have one HJ pit for you to use as a landing pad, along with HJ'ers getting in some curve work. 2 months of indoor training then we can go back outside during the afternoons. We can do this, just get your attitudes and alarm clocks ready.

I doubt that any other track team in our division will show this kind of dedication to qualifying for conference and nationals.

Let's go Spires Track!

Friday, January 6, 2012

a blessing in companionship

Yesterday, I received a treat, a double treat, you might say. Our pastor's wife (Mrs. Shannon) is great with coloring and cutting hair. We were finally able to get our schedules to meet. When I arrived at her house yesterday for a coloring, the added bonus to the visit was that our youth pastor's wife (Mrs. Cindy or "Tinny" as church little one calls her) was visiting.  Two of the sweetest ladies I know, and I was able to enjoy an hour of their company while having the color line in my hair erased. Awesome. Mrs. Shannon also did the job within an hours time. Have you ever been in and out of a beauty palor with a color job done in right at an hour. I haven't until now.

Have a great day.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cooking for the church family

THis was our third meal to cook for the church over the last 2 years. It is getting easier. The food was actually ready and we were waiting for people to show up this time. THe first time - the dinner wasn't cooking fast enough and we had a line of people waiting, waiting, waiting. Last night was fun compared to that first try.  We served spiral cut ham, mashed potatoes, and black-eyed peas (for New Years Luck), actually, they were on sale.  The only left overs were peas. Commander was happily cutting slices off and handing out two at a time. Then he looked up at the line of people, down at the ham, and gasped, "I don't know if we are going to have enough." The portions dropped in size and the last person to ask for ham ended up with the chunks that had dropped to the bottom of the pan off the bone.  You might say it was another feeding miracle that so many people ate off one ham bone.

We will cook again Feb. 29th LEAP YEAR.  We are trying to come up with some different - off the wall kind of menu. Any ideas?