Sunday, March 31, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #5

Not too much longer...


I wish I could have found this one with lyrics, or pictures maybe. But I still like this song. I remember loving FFH and haven't heard anything from them in a while, so when I heard this song, I really liked it!

I do thank God for each day we have, the good and the bad, cuz' sometimes some days are definitely better than others. Looking forward to spending some time just you and I in a few days!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #6

Less than a week now...

Darlene Zschech - "Everything About You"


I love everything about you (well, almost if I am honest, there are a few things that bug me!) and I'm glad I do know that I am the only one for you!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #7

I almost forgot to post this today! I had been pre-posting the others, but somehow this one slipped by. I'd better do tomorrow's too so I don't forget. :)


I know that this song ends talking about Jesus, but it is so awesome anyway! I'm thankful for your love!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #8

Just over a week left in the countdown... 

John Waller - "As For Me and My House"


Remember I asked you a month ago what you thought of this song? Now you know why! While it's not a love song, it's still a prayer that I have that you, me and our children will serve the Lord all the days of our lives. I love you Babe!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #9

Nine days to go!


I know this song covers the whole life of one couple, and well, we're not there yet, but the song reminds me of that first dance together at the youth center. Remember how nervous we both were and how everyone was waiting for us to dance! And how they all cheered when we did. I can't even remember what song we danced to that first time, can you? Later that night you made the biggest decision of your life (up to that moment)... you asked me out! No regrets, Babe. No regrets.

All my love,


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #10

Ten days left...

I just wanted to add that I am sharing this publicly because I believe marriage, no matter how long you have been married, should be celebrated. So many people give up. Yohn and I will have fifteen years married in ten more days and I can't wait to celebrate with him. I have had this idea in my head to do this countdown since December. I'm so glad to have the opportunity to share it!


I fell in love with this song after Fireproof was in theatres, and if you remember I listened to it all. the. time. and probably drove you crazy doing it. But it is so true and applies to our lives. I am so glad that love is a shelter, that love is peace, and that it is not meant to be a fight, but something worth fighting for. I will always fight for you.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #11

Eleven days to go...

Dear Yohn,

I love this song. I don't know if you have heard it before or not. It is perfect for a wedding day and all the vows that should be prayed before someone gets married. However, it perfectly depicts what our prayers continually should be after we get married too! I pray that I am the wife that you need.

All my love,


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #12

Twelve more days to go...

Steven Curtis Chapman - "I Will Be Here"

Dear Yohn,

An older song, but one that beautifully conveys what marriage should be. Thank you for always being here for me. You are a blessing in my life. Thank you for being the one I can talk to about anything, for being the shoulder to cry on, for being the biggest encourager, for being the one to keep me grounded when I am upset, for giving me a different perspective on things. I love you!

"I will be true to the promise I have made, to you and to the One who gave you to me..."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #13

Thirteen more days until we celebrate #15


I fell in love with this song when I used it for Gene and Susan's 25th wedding anniversary slide show. Remember that! It's hard to believe that was almost six years ago! While I thought I'd do a slide show for us one day using it one day, that hasn't happened (so far anyway), but that didn't stop me from using it here. You are the love of my life!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #14

Fourteen days until we celebrate #15!

Matthew West - "Wouldn't Change a Thing"

My Love,

I wouldn't change a thing about us. I was just thinking this morning how I don't know who I would be now if it wasn't for you. I believe God brought you into my life at just the right moment, and if He hadn't, well I just don't know where I'd be now and that's sort of a scary thought. I'm so thankful for you!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Counting Down to Fifteen - #15

In fifteen days, Yohn and I will be married for 15 years. So in celebration of that day, I decided to do a little dedication. Here's number 15 in my fifteen day countdown:

Geoff Moore and the Distance "The Vow"

We played this song on our wedding day. Love you Yohn! Hope this song brings back fond memories!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Oh the Sickness...

Oy! I just want it to go away!

It started with Elisha complaining of a sore throat the night of his birthday. It was just before bed time, so I sent him to bed without a second thought. He woke up the next morning complaining it hurt to swallow. When I peeked down his throat it was barely pink, no cause for alarm, but I let him stay home anyway since he was in obvious pain. By all accounts he acted normal except for the fact that he had a hard time swallowing. He knocked out all of his schoolwork by the end of the day and was wanting to play outside he was so bored of being inside all day.

Wednesday came and his throat looked a little red, still not real cause to worry (or so I thought) no fever, energy level still high, but only wanted soft foods to eat. Another day at home, another day where he finished all of his school work before the end of a normal school day, and another day chomping at the bit to do anything but be cooped up inside all day.

Then Thursday came.... You know I guess I should have googled strep throat or something prior to assuming he didn't have it. On Thursday his throat was swollen red and scratchy and he could barely swallow. I called the doctor at 7 am and they "squeezed" us in at 11 am. It's crazy how fast the doctor's appointments fill up for the day. They confirmed that he had strep and we started medication right away. Poor guy suffered for a bit before Yohn and I got our heads on straight and got him in to a doctor. Ah well, I blame it on the fact that he had no fever and acted completely normal. 

Then Friday night Bethany starts complaining of a sore throat. Great. That means I had to find a doctor for her that was open on the weekend first thing Saturday morning. Poor thing woke up with a bright red throat and a 102.3 fever. Thankfully we were able to get her in right away.

So I had two kids on meds to remember to give to them morning and night... yeah, that went over well for the first few days but then we all started forgetting. I would have to bring the meds to school or grab them from bed in order to stay on top of it. Thankfully we are done with that. Personally though I think Bethany got the raw end of the deal with the strep throat. Elisha stayed home from school four days, never had a fever, and had a normal energy level. Bethany got sick on the weekend, was better by Monday (so no missed school), had a fever and was incredibly lethargic.

THEN Tuesday rolls around and I start feeling like my allergies are bothering me. By noon I had a fever and decided to come home. And that's where I was all week. Home with a fever, stuffy nose and headache, no enegery and sleeping all. day. long. It sort of went away Friday, I felt good on Sunday but then relapsed on Monday. I made it through Tuesday, tired, but okay. Wednesday the same thing. I finally looked up how to treat a sinus infection (but we don't have the best insurance and pay a nice co-pay every time so I avoid it if I can) and learned about the apple cider vinegar treatment. That stuff is awful, but it helped, believe it or not. My stuffy head cleared enough for me to sleep well that night.

Today, I'm still low on energy but moving forward, after almost two weeks of the horriblest cold I've ever had. Too bad tomorrow is Monday, cuz' I'd love to stay home and rest again. Or maybe even clean my house, as I'm sure you can imagine what it looks like!