And happy 10,000 views to me! I just went over 10,000 on my blog shortly after the New Year. Thanks to those of you who stop by!
One thing I have resolved to do this year is document our everyday life a little better. To enjoy this wonderful life we have been given and connect with more family and friends along the way. Well, I guess that is more than one thing!
Here is my first Project Life post for this year. I hope there are more to come. Thank you Cathy Zielske for helping me out!!
Most of our preparations this Christmas fall into one category - health. Everyone is taking a turn being sick and we are striving to be healthy for Christmas. I don't want anyone to miss out on getting to visit with family and friends.
Mike is home from the hospital. He will do another week of IVs from home. He is glad to have some freedom to come and go around the IV treatments. He looks so much better than just a couple weeks ago. Part of this is due to the weight he has gained.
Richie is sick now - running a temp close to 104. He missed his basketball game today. His team won. Two other boys on the team were also sick. I guess it is good that there are over 12 players. We pray they are all better soon.
David has a cold but he is hanging in there. Still all smiles and goofy. That boy. He will have some homework to do tomorrow. Both boys missed their Christmas Service practice this morning.
Dad is starting to feel better too. It's hard to shake this completely. The cough just wants to hang on. In the meantime, we are still in the half decorated mode with tubs all over the living room and dinning room. Building those memories. The tubs are green and red. Maybe I'll just call them the decorations for this year . . . hmmmm.
Grandma Nettie made us some delicious cookies. The boys are enjoying frosting and eating them. Thank you Grandma Nettie!!
Even though our tree is undecorated and the house needs some serious cleaning our hearts are being prepared for Christmas. I love to listen to David sing songs from his up-coming Christmas Eve service. Everyday the boys memorize scripture and hymns as they prepare for the Christ Child. And folks, that's all that really matters. The rest is icing on the cake.
Blessings to you as you prepare for the Holidays!
A picture of Grandma cutting her Thanksgiving pies.
This is a picture of Richard holding his first three paychecks of his life. He was paid for helping during the Soccer state tournament as ball boy. He was very happy.
Right now my little David is sitting in the living room with a bowl of chips in his lap for his bedtime snack. He is bored and watching TV. He has been a good sport trying to stay out of trouble the last three days and entertain himself.
Right now Richie is upstairs having some me time with his friend Joe (without little brother). They are playing a game on Richard's new TV. Richie had a basketball game today. He got to start once again, which is pretty amazing being that he is only a seventh grader on the A team. He has worked very hard to earn that honor. They won their game.
Right now Paul is up in bed fighting a fever he has had for the past two days.
Right now Mike is in the hospital. He has been there since I dropped him off on Tuesday. Lungs at 34%. We are thankful they weren't lower. He is already feeling so much better.
Right now Katie and Brian are spending last moments, last memories with Brian's grandma as she gets ready to depart this life.
Right now I am sitting at my computer blogging. Fighting the urge to run over and grab David and hug and kiss him to pieces. I promised him as soon as I get better we will make up some serious snuggle time. It is hard to try to stay away from him, to not touch him or cook for him but I soooo don't want him to get this nasty virus Paul and I have.
Right now I feel pretty inadequate as a wife, a mother, a sister-in-law and a friend. I know others understand. Our prayers are with all our loved ones always.
This was taken at Gretchen's house the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Not often all the Thiesfeldt's get together.
I'm a chrisitan, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I love to record my family history. I love family gatherings. I value relationships and try to cultivate them whenever possible.
This blog is a reminder to me of all the blessings in my life. I try to record the every day - the ordinary. It is our ordinary. I do this through scrapbooking also. I want to remember today. I am so thankful for today.
It is hard to keep up with this large extended family God has blessed me with. I hope they can come here to sneak a quick peek at our life. Welcome.
I also hope to help others in their journey with Cystic Fibrosis. By recording our journey with CF I hope to help others looking for answers.
Things aren't always flowers and sunshine as Kevin says. But I hope to be real. These are my words - not the words of my son Mike who deals with CF. I will never understand what it is like to deal with a fatal disease on a daily basis. He is so strong.
We are a family - ups and downs - and covered in God's love.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have a minute leave us an encouraging word!