Monday, July 27, 2009

Time to say Goodbye

It was a pleasure to have my neices here for several days. Seems we've hardly been able to spend any quality time with them recently so it was nice to have all to ourselves for a few days. Anyways, today they had to go home. Here was their farewell pic holding the craft we made today - sippy cups.

The Cousins Sing

Last night was our "prayer and praise" service at church. At the end Byron decided to have the kids sing. All 6 were asleep. Byron wasn't to be deterred. He roused them all and our kids were wide awake immediately. Jennifer had a bit harder time waking....

Brooklyn never did fully wake up I don't think. It was actually very very amusing. I don't think Brooklyn has any recollection of the singing attempt.

They actually did pretty good - even half asleep!! This was Jennifer's reaction to Brooklyn's antics...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hobe Sound Bible College Visits Keepville

Today we were very privileged to have Jackie Foley and the girls trio for Hobe Sound Bible College here at our church. What a blessing they were!! Their songs were JUST what I needed today. I wish they could have stayed allot longer. Somehow the camera setting got moved and the pics are all kinda weird but you'll get the idea!!!
Roanna Black, Janan Hunt, and Amy Going

Stephanie Hoffpower, Brooklyn Mayhle, and Amy Going.
Janan Hunt and Alyssa.

Kendra joined the story telling.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Eye vs. Acid

Today Byron was working at the Youth Center in town doing some plumbing. Somehow, some of the acid splashed out and up and into Byron's left eye. One of the men working with him rushed him home (after spending several minutes flushing his eye with a garden hose) and after consulting with poison control and our family doctor, we headed to the ER. I think I may write a pamphlet or a short book on the hours that followed. My overachiever husband simply cannot stand to fail at anything - this passion even extends to passing the eye chart test. Ok, keep in mind that his one eye is pretty much completely out of commission. So, he was told to read the smallest line he could. Of course, with one eye totally out of commission, he wasn't going to do that well. Oh, but of course he HAD to do well so..... he waited until the nurse looked away and then he uncovered his eye and quickly read the whole line. I was like seriously about snorting. Then the nurse asks him if he smokes. No. Does he drink alcohol. No. Does he do drugs. He pauses then says, "Just don't tell my wife." WHAT?!!! Ok, seriously now... she's putting all this on your permanent, never to be erased, stuck to your name forever, files!!!!! He immediately started laughing and said, "no, I'm just kidding" but I was like ready to knock over the silly chair he was perched in. So, then the doctor comes in and truthfully I think the only thing Byron gets out of the entire consultation was that the doc told him to wet a tea bag in ice water and then use it on his eye. I think he said, "Seriously, the whole TEA BAG?" like 20 times. I was waiting for the doctor so say, "what part of t-e-a b-a-g don't you understand?" but he was kind and gracious even though Byron greeted him and his 2 interns by saying, "So, is this the real life Scrubs team?" Not exactly a compliment, eh? They chuckled charitably and I'm sure they chalked it up to all the intense pain he was suffering, which, according to him was far worse than childbirth. Not.



Sorry honey... I still win the award for the highest pain level experienced in this family. Times 4.

Anyways.... at the end of the day... he'll live and will see perfectly fine without cheating on his next eye exam. The vicoden prescription will help him through the night and by morning he'll be jolly fine.

Moral of the story.... wear contacts. They will save your cornea from being eaten by acid....... if you are exposed to acid since you aren't wearing safety goggles.

P.S. Truly I am thankful that God had His hand on Byron today but I have to admit I've had a few chuckles at Byron's expense today.



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary Blog!!!

Its been 2 yrs since I started this blog! My how time flies. I started it while we were on vacation down south after being at Pell City Bible Methodist Camp. What great memories!! Starting this blog was one of the best decisions I've made. Thank you all for reading!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


The whole Face book phenomena amazes me. I don't think I've ever seen a venue before that meshes together so beautifully so many varied groups of people. Denominations, ages, locations, etc. Honestly, did you ever think you'd see the day that people in their 70's would be happily chatting online? Typically the people in that age group I've been around have a hard time adjusting to new things and allot of them don't have much time for "new" technology.

I understand there are some who are worried that "they" can have too much access to our lives, etc but I guess I feel like if "they" already have me on their radar (whoever "they" are) then they already know more abut me than my Facebook page could tell them. I figure if "they" want to find out about me and my family they have far quicker and easier ways to do it than to check my FB page. So.... I'm just reporting to my faithful readership that Facebook is probably the most awesome invention in my lifetime. :-) I love how it connects me with so many awesome people. I love how I can post a prayer request and within seconds hundreds of people are praying. I love how I can keep up to date with people I haven't heard from in forever (pre-facebook). I highly recommend that everyone join. If you have any questions about it just ask me!!! :-)

P.S. No, I am not being paid to advertise for Facebook! LOL

Monday, July 6, 2009

Connie Rodgers Day

Yesterday was a very special day for our church and for Connie Rodgers. She is the treasurer for our church and has been for many many years. To my knowledge, she has never made a mistake with the church finances and has always kept perfect records. She has been a joy to work with. When I give her receipts for reimbursement she never makes me feel like perhaps it wasn't a legit expense, etc. Typically she will say, "Are you sure that is all?" or "Don't you have a gas receipt for me from that trip?" Connie is a saint and we love her very much. Byron has a bunch of pictures from the service yesterday... Click here to see them.