Monday, March 30, 2009

I did it!!!

I finally got that 100% on an Algebra test!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Airport drama

Today my favorite Lauren in all the world flew to North Carolina!! Jeff, Daniel, Joel, Lauren and I left the house at 10:30 am to make sure we had plenty of time to make it to Midway before Lauren's 2:50 flight. We actually got there in GREAT time. We had SO much time to spare before she left. We watched many planes land while we past the time talking. After about an hour or so, it was time to go to the gate. Only one adult and any children under 13 were able to go through security to take Lauren to her plane. I chose for Jeff and the boys to go which left me all by myself in the baggage claim area. I worked on some homework that I had brought with me and when I got bored of that......I had the most wonderful time making "friends". I must have chosen the perfect spot, because as soon as one "friend" would leave another one would sit down. I had a blast getting to know people, not one person seemed to mind telling me all about themselves. My time went by very quickly and uneventfully, but not so for Jeff and the kids. I will try my best to retell the story that has been told to me.

For some reason before Jeff and the kids went through security, Jeff put our van keys in Lauren backpack....FULLY INTENDING TO GET THEM OUT AS SOON AS THEY MADE IT PAST SECURITY!!! But apparently Joel distracted Jeff and the keys were forgotten. Our van keys made it all the way onto the plane, with EVERY other passenger. The plane door was closed and those keys were ready to depart. At the last possible moment my dear husband remembered our van keys. If you know anything about my husband this next part of the story will seem unbelievable. He actually had to QUICKLY GET SOME ONE'S ATTENTION and TALK TO THAT PERSON!! He must have done a great job of communicating, because they didn't depart, they opened the door back up, and gave us our precious keys back. Thank you Southwest!
Jeff and the boys found me talking to my newest friends and then it was time to leave the airport. We parked way out TO SAVE MONEY and got to ride a shuttle to our van. I FULLY INTENDED ON SAVING US MONEY, I thought that all economy parking was cheapest. WRONG!!! We were charged $14.00 for two and a half hours of parking. It is a good thing that I saved us so much money yesterday, we needed it today!! By the way, planes travel VERY FAST....Lauren called us from the Raleigh/Durham Airport before we ever made it back into the state of Michigan!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Amy Jo

Amy and I went to the doctor's office twice today.  The first time was for her to be told that she has pink eye and a sinus infection.  The second time was to save us $58.00.  After the first visit we made our way across the street to Walmart to get the prescription.  When the prescription was ready, we were told that it would cost $70.00.  I told the cashier that I would need to talk to the doctor again, before I paid $70.00 for Amy's medicine.  Amy and I then went back to the office and I was able to talk to the doctor again.  I handed him the $4.00 prescription list from Walmart and asked him if he could please prescribe somethings off that list instead.  He was WONDERFUL about the whole thing.  He ordered Amy $12.00 worth of medicine instead!!!  I am so glad that I asked instead of just paying for the original prescription.

One more thing.....
I so wish that you all could have seen and heard Amy's reponse when I told her that she had pink eye.  She so nervously and cautiously said, "I do?  Oh no....does that mean I am going to die?"  At the moment it wasn't really funny, my poor little girl really thought that this was the end!   Now that I can look back at the whole thing though I have laughed many times.  She is so cute!!!  (Apparently her friend had just told her earlier that day, that when your eye turns all die! Thanks Jordan!!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

I love funny emails!!

On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'
The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'
So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'
The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years?  That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give
you back ten like the Dog did?'
And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:  'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'
The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'
And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said:  'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life.. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'
But the human said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'
'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves.  For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren... and for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.  There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

God is doing great things!!

God is doing so many great things this week.  I wish that I could sit down with each of you and tell you in person all that God is teaching me.  For now I will just talk about two things.  Contentment would be the word to describe this post!! 

It all started this weekend when I went to a ladies retreat here at the camp.  I did not have to lift a finger...I was a guest and I was able to totally enjoy the retreat.  I learned so much from the teaching, but that is not what I want to share about during this post.  Many of you know that my husband Jeff is one of the camp cooks.  In the past, I have not felt that my husband's ministry was very important or appreciated.  All that changed this weekend.  Being a part of the retreat made me aware of how truly important and special Jeff's minisrty really is.  All weekend the ladies just raved about the food.  To be honest I actually thought about the food far too much.  I was constantly looking forward to the next meal.  The retreat certainly would not have been a success without the food.  I came away from the retreat very thankful for the cooks and all that they do.

I have struggled for years working at a Christain camp.  I have been hurt more by the people I serve with than any other people in this entire world.  Ministry can be tough.  I have been discontent here at this particular camp.  I assumed that it would be easier at any other Christain camp.  God in his great wisdom decided to bring me to my senses this weekend.  I read a post by a pastor's wife and she was telling of her ministry struggles (without being specific).  God showed me that Christain people everywhere hurt other Christain people.  NONE OF US ARE PERFECT!  I am choosing to be content here knowing that there is no perfect place this side of Heaven!!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I was missed!!

Emily wrote this post on her blog while I was away.