Thursday, October 30, 2008

Visit to the Cities!

We just got back this morning from the cities...and I am so tired...we left at 8:15 and made it on time for Sydney to make her Halloween party at preschool today! She dressed up as an angel.
I drove down Tuesday morning early to make court at 9:30.
The Court hearing to was to see if Heidi should go back to my parents or not. No decision was actually made but, should be made by 30 days...It lasted an extra day which was unexpected, we learned alot of new things, and learned how the courts system works...glad I am not an attorney! Holy cow, you have to be quick on your feet and in your thinking with people, asking them questions to incriminate themselves...very fascinating! Heidi got on the stand even and told the court that she didn't want to go home, that brave soul! Anyways, Heidi is going to move this weekend up to Detroit Lakes to live with my aunt and uncle, knowning the judge hasn't ordered her to DL and issuing a transfer of legal custody yet...its hard not knowing and not being able to get on with her life! She is excited to start the new quarter at DL for school, so she won't be just the "new kid" they all start new classes starting Monday...
Jack took care of the kids both days, even missing a day of deer stand fixing with his buddy to watch my little rugrats! Isn't that sweet?! the kids adored him and had fun pretty much jumping on the trampoline and running outside bare-foot! :) The weather has been surprisingly pleasant, and I am thankful for every warm minute we got!
Tomorrow is Halloween, and Sydney is going to be "snow white", Carter will be a "cow" and Alli will be a "puppy"...We are having a Halloween party at our house tomorrow night with friends, we will be eating, trick or treating and than playing games with the kids. We also will visit the wolf center, nursing home, pamida and apartments, during the day as well as the library during the day!
Happy Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I am so sick of political ads! I can't stand anymore tv ads...anyone else had it?! I can't believe that it was snowy today, we noticed it in church. I am having a Pampered Chef show tomorrow at my house, crossing my fingers that I will have a few people coming!
I am heading to the cities, about 4am Tuesday to be at court all day for Heidi. Pray for safety and quick decisions from the courts. Truth to be spoken and wisdom for the judge. We will come back Wednesday so Sydney can enjoy her AWANA party. Friday is halloween already and we are having a little halloween party here with some friends hoping to go "hard core" trick or treating :)
Hope all is well with everyone!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Fun

We had such a fun weekend with Jack and Nancy! We carved pumpkins with the kids, warm up with chili, and I got to spend some time with my friend who just had a baby last week...Sunday, Mark and Jack went out fishing and than we all went out for dinner.
It always goes by so fast!
This morning Nancy came with us to ECFE! If you can take your kids to that program, I highly recommend it! It really breaks up the day, beneficial to you and the kids!
The weather is really turning brisk right now, you can just feel the cold north wind, taking your breath away! We are bundling up with hats and mittens now, and I still have to get winter coats for Carter and Alli, so if you have seen some on sale, I might be down for our court date next tuesday!
Hope you are all well...and if you need anything from pampered chef, or want anything, let me know! I got a catalog show going on now! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008


What a day! Alli was giving me a run for my money, let me tell you! She pretty much cried the whole way to the library, which should have been my first clue...than, she interupted story time for the kids with her crying demands...people just smiled and I am sure glared at me when I had to keep taking her out...we made it home in one piece, I don't know how...but, the kids all got good naps today.
Jack and Nancy are on their way up here, the kids are excited...should be a fun weekend!
I started a Bible Study called "seeking him", it's one convicting study...kind of want to put it back on the shelf and quit, but they explained if you quit it would be like going in for surgery and being cut open and jumping off the surgeon's table without being put back together! Nice analogy!
Have a great weekend...oh a bit of reality today: I saw the snow plows out in town, must be testing them out to make sure they work!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bible study and update on Heidi

Today was my first day of leading Bible study and it went well. I had everyone say their background with religion growing up and where they are now. I learned that everyone was either catholic or married to a catholic...but a "submissive one"...meaning they go to their other spouses church right now, mainly lutheran. What a enormous responsiblity and task ahead! Pray for salvation on these women who aren't sure, pray for growth on my part and an openess and willingness to change what the Holy Spirit reveals to me.
I need words to speak that won't offend, if they are my words I will offend, but if the Holy Spirit offends than I call that conviction!
Lies Women Believe is the book we are going through, I am excited. We also are having prayer partners, b/c a lot of them never grew up praying, and its a scary thing for we are teaching them slowly.
Secondly, Heidi is moving homes again. The Will's were unable to do a transfer of custody, and so they are moving her on. She will be staying with my aunt and uncle (Dave & Michele Lawrence) in Detroit Lakes, MN (aka DL)...She was really fighting this move b/c she would of course like to stay with the Wills...she has made so much progress with them, the thought of switching schools tears her up inside, but it's apparent this is what God has for her. There is a court date scheduled, Oct 28 all day...they are going to evaluate if my parents are a safe place fo her, everyone is going to testify: therapists, family therapists, family, heidi, etc...After that the judge rules on whether she goes home or my relatives will do a transfer of legal custody. The good thing of a transfer is that Heidi is no more court ordered a social worker, labeled a foster child, doesn't need permission to go to camp or leaving the state...What a blessing! Pray for her as she struggles with the switch and my family is catholic, so she will have to live out Christ for real...and find a good church or youth group.
Pray for us.

Friday, October 10, 2008


What an exhausting week emotionally...I am thankful that I have God to look to as a comfort and shield...knowing He is the same, today and forever!
Friends of ours had their baby this wednesday up in ely, and they loss the pulse on the baby for a while, and they had to recussitate the baby and he came through...they did rush him via ambulance to Duluth to keep a close eye on him. The mom was ok, a little sad not to be able to see the baby but, was ambulanced the next day with him...
Also, Warren Brokering (his blog is one I read) passed on to glory today...your heart breaks in two for his wife Tana and those precious children...but, if you look back at his blog he always gave God the glory for what has happened with his battle of cancer. I pray that my faith would stay that strong and I would love Him, no matter what my life was like.
My heart is heavy for them.
No eye hath seen, nor ear heard...what is to come in heaven! Praise the Lord, for the blessed hope of salvation...:) I couldn't imagine, not knowning whether I was going to heaven or not!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Garage Sale

Last week, my friend Jennifer and I had a garage sale together...After weeks of preparation we opened Friday and Saturday...people are crazy here about having garage sales!!!!!! They were peeking in the garage the day before wanting to shop, and Friday they were here about 6 hours early trying to get in...we had lines and lines of people with stuff! I know between a couple of us, we made about $1500! Isn't that crazy!? So, if you want to have a garage sale up here with me, feel free to come on up...the thing that floored me, was that it was 20+ outside, and we still did so awesome! So, imagine in the spring when people are shopping for their "cottages" and it's nice outside!
Last week we met for our MOPS was so encouraging to hear, some moms say they wanted away from the MOPS materials b/c it seems as though they are too cautious in "offending" people...they really want to grow! So, I am leading a study by Nancy Leigh DeMoss called "Lies Women believe and the truth that sets them free"...I am overwhelmed and humbled at this opportunity...There are women coming from all walks of religion, so please pray for salvation and "soft words"...from me.
Sunday Mark tried a new lake, but didn't catch anything. I am going to a Longerberger party tonight at Jen's house.
We had ECFE today and the kids learned about transportation, different vehicles, and enjoyed painting and making crafts...
I think we are all catching a cold, so I am headed back home to take a nap!
I am also starting another Bible Study with some women at the other Baptist Church in town called "Seeking Him" about seeking personal revival...
Things are sure busy here...hope you are all doing well...:)

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three beautful children. I like to keep busy up here in Ely, since there isn't much to do. Sydney is in preschool, and I take the kids to ECFE every week. I am starting a ladies bible study 2 times a month and am also leading another bible study, twice a month. We love hiking, boating, fishing and going on dates together...we love our new life up here in Ely!