Saturday, November 22, 2008

Piano Arrival

On Thursday we received the piano that Joe & Terri gave us for our girls to use. We did not tell them that it was coming so please enjoy the pictures below!
I think Elizabeth's face says it all! OH MY ! I can't believe this is here! Can I touch it?! Let me at those ivory keys.

All Hannah could so is cheese real big! Words left her for a moment.

As you see here Rachel didn't even get her coat off. She is showing Julia where to sit! She still calls her Chewy Lewi!

I think Julia is ready for her first concert! She will sit at the piano and just play & play! She loves to hear the music. It is no wonder since both sides of her family love music! All of the girls are enjoying playing the piano. Mom & Dad do not mind since they do not bang they play each key with one finger!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chilly Days!

I think winter is upon us a little early this year! I took pictures this morning before we went to school! I have figured out that I need a heavy duty coat! My thin coats are not very warm! I am thinking that this wind and stuff has to go. I do not like snow unless I am inside under a warm blanket with hot cocoa watching it fall. I am sure that most women would agree with me on that note. Thanksgiving is coming upon us in a week & I cannot wait! It should be a fun day of eating and visiting with family.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Life is Moving Quickly!

I need to update on a lot of things! First off, my doctor put me on half days. Our baby is growing like it should, but I am continuing to have problems with the separation. I am also to take it easy! Any mother knows how funny that line is! Take it easy with 4 kids, a husband that has been working 60 hours a week! I do feel better than I did before & am praying that the complications start to slow down now!

Hannah & Elizabeth are being great with helping! We are getting ready to change their room around. We are going to separate the bunk beds. Keep one in the room they are in now & put the other one in Julia's room. Hannah & Elizabeth want to share a room with just them. We are going to do this to see if it will help them keep it up better! I am going to make new curtains & a new comforter for their bed. Hannah wants horses & Elizabeth wants dogs. I am going to make a reversible blanket. They are very excited about it. Julia & Rachel's room will be butterflys. I think Rachel is excited about the change too. Robbie is also going to make a new toy box that is just a little bigger than what they have now. I am going to start buying material a little at a time so that I can spend a little each week. I am going to take pictures of the girls tomorow all dressed up to get new pictures up!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Doctor Visit for Mom!

I am so thankful how God blesses our lives each day. I have had a few minor problems in this pregnancy & God has seen fit to help in these areas.

Last weekend I started spotting & was seen in the ER. They told me I was having a "threatened miscarriage." Monday after teaching all morning the spotting started again so I called my doctor. They had me come in on Tuesday for an Ultrasound. When having the ultrasound they found that I have a small blood clot between the sack & the wall of my uterus. The other concern was that there was only a sack, which either made me 5wks or I had a false pregnancy. They put me on Prometrium which is a hormone to help support the baby if there was one.

I went back to the doctor today for another ultrasound & visit! The first thing the technician saw was the baby & the heart was beating strong! When she showed me the screen I saw my precious baby moving & it's heart beating! Last week there was only an empty sack & in a measly week the baby was there! The heartbeat is very strong & they are confident that I will carry the baby. My blood clot has started to shrink, and I am so thankful to God! I am 6wks and 2days pregnant! My due date is June 28, 2009!

I am putting a couple of pictures of the ultrasound on. They are not very clear, but it will give you an idea. If you look at the black area that is the sack & at the top you will see a rounded gray area into the sack. THAT is our BABY! What a difference a week makes! I wish I had a picture from last week so you could see for yourself what I saw.

God is so good.
God is so good.
God is so good to me.
He answers prayer.
He answers prayer.
He answers prayer, He's so good to me.
I love Him so.
I love Him so.
I love Him so, He's so good to me.


God is so good! Hannah followed the Lord in Believer's Baptism on Sunday night November 2, 2008. Only her head & shoulders were out of the water! Robbie tried to get pictures, but they turned out bad so I have after shots!
Grandma & Grandpa Huttelmayer joined us in our celebration.
Grandmama & Poppy Gary also joined us in this special occasion. I am so thankful for the Godly heritage that we have to pass down to our kids! God blessed our children with two great-grandmothers that influenced them before going home to be with the Lord! I know as my children come to salvation it is a result of their Great Grandmother's prayers for them!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Afternoon Nap Time

I think the best part of the day is nap time! I believe that we should all get to sleep! I have decided that I need a cot to get my nap each day too! Here are a few pictures of my little darlings after they have been awakened from their nap!
Elizabeth and Julia both look like they need a few more hours of sleep!

Rachel never likes to get up! This is an every day occurance with her!!!!

Samantha just vegitates until it is time to line up to go home! She always says she is still very tired!!

Cameron is not always this happy when he wakes up! He is usually laying on his desk like Elisabeth is doing!

Carter had a wild hair day after nap! I bet it took Chere' an hour to get it tamed! HA

JC & Chloe are wide awake! I think Chloe is actually singing "Rise & Shine Lazy Sleepy Head" I sometimes sing this to the kids as I wake them up each day! I love these kids. They are my LIL' DARLINGS!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday Afternoon Piano Lessons

This was Hannah's week for piano lessons. She did a wonderful job. It was like she had practiced for hours when in reality she only practiced a little! She loves to play & I think she may pick up on it naturally!

Even Julia has a little friend to play with while we are there! We have a lot of fun every Tuesday afternoon. Elizabeth is next week so we will have pictures of her then!

Tuesday: Chapel

Chapel is always a fun day around the school! Brother Andy Folger taught this past Tuesday. He taught on Joshua 6. The walls of Jericho falling.

Brother Andy explaining to the army how they were supposed to walk around Jericho!

The Army walking around Jericho!

We played a game before he taught. Chere' would count to 10 & the kids had to run to any of the four corners. Before she opened her eyes she would say a number & whoever was in that corner was the winner & moved on to the next round.

We also have some singing time!


Hannah is going to finish her book in about 2 weeks! I am so proud of her. What is most amazing is that she retains it! I see now why they say you can form your child by the time they are 5 & by the time they are 8 they won't stray from what you have taught! Their minds are like sponges. Hannah will have Psalm 23 memorized by Monday night along with many other verses!

Elizabeth is doing great also. She has completed a red jewel & almost her first green jewel. She takes a little more work since she does not read as well as Hannah! We try to work with her more often!

Rachel has earned two patches so far. With Cubbies they keep them at the same pace so that the other kids don't feel bad when others pass & they don't. I try to remember they are only 3 & 4 , and don't always understand what is going on!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Brown County State Park

Yesterday, we had a lot of fun going to Brown County! Robbie had the day off so we took the kids to the forrest (as they would say). We walked a couple of trails and went in the nature building.
Robbie talked about Long John Silver's all day long. So we drove a couple of miles into Nashville to find that it is no longer there! The Taco Bell is even gone. He was so disappointed that we looked it up on his Verizon Navigator. The closest one was an hour away! We drove to Columbus & the Navigator took us around the world it seemed to get to 31 in Columbus! Julia was a bear in the restaurant & I think people thought we were horrible parents! I finally took her to the truck where she played until I put her screaming self in her seat!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Doctor Visit

Today we went to the doctor for Julia & Rachel! They each got a perfect bill of health! All four got their flu shots. Elizabeth was crowned the winner! She did not fuss, scream, or kick anyone! The other 3 did not enjoy them at all! I am already having trouble with my nerve with pregnancy so I am going to my cousin Ginny who is a massage therapist today! I am hoping that it helps.

Hannah did tell Dr. Vic that she wants a brother so bad. She asked me to go to the altar with her Sunday night at church & asked me to help her pray for a brother. I explained to her that it is good to ask God for what we want, but I explained that He will give us what He thinks is best for our family! I love that she is sensitive to what God wants & knows that we need to pray & ask for what we want.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

First Report Card of the Year!

We received the first report cards yesterday! All of the girls did great! We are very proud of each of them! Robbie took pictures of Hannah & Elizabeth's , but forgot to get a shot of Rachel's! Oh Well! We will catch it next time! Hannah gets a special dinner for her grades! Elizabeth needs to improve in some areas & she will get a special dinner too! We thank God for the teachers He has given each of our girls! They are wonderful with them, and they are teaching them so much about the Lord!

We love AWANA!

Last night we were back at AWANA after a week off for revival. Hannah has been studying on her own & passes 13 sections, (2 complete Red Jewels)! We are so happy. She has just sailed past what we ever dreamed! Elizabeth & Rachel passed sections as well. This is Rachel's first year in Cubbies, and Elizabeth's first year in Sparks. I am so thankful that they love to learn verses about Jesus. God has blessed us with children eager to learn about Him.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Beginnings

This past week we found out that we will be adding a new addition to our family! This new blessing will join us in June! We will be seeing the doctor on Nov. 5, and will be getting an exact due date then! God is so good! We are truly blessed by Him!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

First Entry

S, I am new at this blogging thing! I just love my Sister-in-Law Rachel's blog page so I decided to start one! I know it will take me some time to learn how to do this, but I will try until I get it how I want it!