Thursday, February 28, 2008
The passenger window had been making a terrible "crunchy" sound for a while and it finally quit working completely and happened to be about four inches down! A couple of days later the fan on the heat would only blow on five, the highest setting. I guess this could be considered a good thing with the window being stuck open in winter;)
The car was due for an inspection and oil change, so we sent it in to be fixed and serviced. Well to get to the point of the story, we got a call from the mechanic that the repairs and maintenance work would total around $700. I didn't know what to say, but in my mind I was thinking they could replace the whole door plus some for that amount of money! I had my husband call him back from work. He asked if this issues were a common problem. The mechanic checked with his supervisor and told us that the repairs would be covered by GM.This was great news! We paid for the maintenance work only.
It's a good idea to develop a good relationship with the dealership or your local mechanic. Don't be afraid to ask questions. I think in this case since we were dealing with the service dept. of a Chevrolet dealership where we have our vehicles serviced regularly they were eager to please to keep our business. God is faithful in the ways he provides in big and small ways everyday.
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Monday, February 25, 2008
After.....If anyone has any suggestions for organizing lots of toothbrushes please comment:)
Breakfasts: biscuits and gravy, cereal, oatmeal, toast, bananas
Lunch: homemade mac'n cheese, grilled cheese, pbj, crock pot beans and cornbread
Monday: breakfast casserole (with turkey sausage and cheddar cheese), orange slices
Tuesday: baked chicken, rice, green beans
Wednesday: whole wheat penne with white sauce, salad
Thursday: McD's (errand day and check-up for Rose)
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Friday, February 22, 2008
**your big smile
**your positive attitude
**the way you love everyone around you
**you make the sweetest cards
**your beautiful smiling eyes
**the way you play with your younger sisters
**the way you squeal over animals
**your laugh makes us all happy:)
**your eagerness to help
Anna-Kate, we love you very much and we are so thankful that God gave us such a sweet and happy girl. Happy 9th Birthday!!!!!
1 cup honey (have used browm sugar) $1.00
1 stick of butter (have used canola oil) $0.50
6-7 cups old fashioned oatmeal $1.50
1/2 box Multi-grain flakes (great value brand from W-mart) $0.75
Melt the honey and butter together in a large stock pot over low to medium heat. Add in oats and flakes and toss to mix well. Spread onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 to thirty minutes, until toasty and slightly browned. Let cool completely(try to keep your kids from eating half of it before you can get it put away:) Store in an airtight container.
Some great ideas for add-ins, after it is baked
nuts or seeds
banana chips (with walnuts makes a great banana bread flavor)
Another tip for larger families...Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to help the kids practice portion control. This is such a hit around our house it rarely last more that a couple of days!
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Monday, February 18, 2008
Breakfast-Oatmeal, Bagels with cream cheese, cereal
Lunch-Grilled Cheese, PBJ, Apples and Oranges, Available leftovers
Monday-Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, Green Beans, Cornbread
Tuesday-Whole Wheat Pancakes, Turkey Sausage, Grape Juice
Wednesday-Whole Wheat Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce, Bread
Thursday-Baked Chicken, Rice and Brocolli
Saturday, February 16, 2008
We visited Grand-Nanny today, she was so happy to see us!
Time goes by so quickly. Rose is doing very well as you can see. She is a very good baby, very easy to care for. There haven't been big changes or milestones the last couple of weeks, but here are some things we notice...
*she has lost some hair and it is a beatiful auburn red
*she has grown a little, of course:)
*she has gotten used to being changed and loves the changing table, she will just lay there and look around
*she also enjoys the swing more
*she is starting to coo at us. and sometimes just looks like she is about to break out in song!
Things are getting back to normal around the house. We are still working together to cook and clean, and keep the toddlers entertained. We are also easing back into our school routine.
While laying on the changing table one evening, Samuel was trying to teach Rose to say "hello". Sure enough she responded and he was so excited. I heard her coo, but not say "hello". He insisted that I quit what I was doing and pay attention. He said again to Rose, "Come on Ro-Ro say heelloo." She promptly responded "haa-ooo". So precious, I guess I shouldn't have doubted him:)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Samuel age 12
Our neighbor had this tree fall in a terrible wind storm that came through our area last Sunday into Monday. He called to offer the job to Tommy and the boys before he called his professional tree man. Tommy was on a business trip, but Jacob eagerly and immediately called and accepted the challenge, knowing his Dad would approve.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Rose weighs 10 pounds 3 ounces. It was good to know that she is gaining well.
Here is the pretty pink complexion that helped us choose her name! I can barely express with words how thankful and blessed I feel when I look at Rose and all of the children each day. God is so good to us.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I am very content and sweet.
I love my mama. (and she loves me)
I love to look around my new home and listen to my brothers and sisters.
I LOVE to eat.
I don't like to have my diaper changed, I cry even though mama uses warm wipes.
I like it even less when mama has to change my clothes and give me Burt's Bee's lotion because my skin is really dry.
I sleep well at night, usually two long stretches, I sleep with mama and daddy, bundled in my pink blanket. I sleep best when my arms are bundled snug in my blanket.
I am two weeks old already!