Friday, January 8, 2010

A great Charity..thought I would pass it on

I just rec'd this in an email and I thought that I would pass it on to all of you... it is called Charity: clear water.

I believe that people shouldn't have to walk miles to get good drinking water and this is going to help with that situation.

So please go and check it out and make a donation if you can.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Our Update Aug.-Sept. 2009

Here we go...after this, hopefully things will go better and I remember to come on here and write.
August 2009

The garden was about done and we were getting ready to harvest some green peppers. We had a great time with the garden, but we did figure out some things that we would have to change next summer. And we are ready for that. On the second weekend of August, Little Donny came down with a very bad flu bug. He was out the entire weekend too. I have never seen my little man so sick. He just laid on the floor and watched tv and slept. We thought that he was getting better and he ate lunch on Monday (hadn't gotten sick in over 24 hours). By the time that I got home Monday night, he started acting sick again. He feel asleep and woke up a very short time later, sick. We then took him into Bronson Vicksburg and had him checked out. My little man had to have blood drawn that night as well. Not very fun for me. But everything came back just fine and he just had a virus.

We continued going to the race track on the weekends that we could. Don was doing alright. At times we just couldn't get past first round. Not sure what was going on there, but we were still up in points. So that is good. We finished out the month in at least 6th place. So we knew that we needed to stay up there to get to finals at the end of September. Donny loves going to the races. I don't think that we will be able to keep him away from the track very easily now. He has it in his blood and he is so ready to do some racing of his very own!

All in all, August was a good month. We had some rough times, but we bounced back and had some great times.

September 2009

September marked the one year anniversary of my job. I am so happy to be working at the daycare. I truly can say that I love my job.

This month marked a lot of firsts for our family.

On Labor Day weekend we went and picked up our puppy that we picked out in July. He is a little papillon. His name is Jumper. And yes, we let Donny name him. His full papered name is Jump in the air. How he got his name. We aren't sure, he didn't hardly move when we picked him out. But Donny and Jumper are the best of friends. And Jumper is just plain adorable. We can't wait to watch Jumper grow and continue to learn.

We took Donny to the apple orchard for the first time. And he loved it!!! This is the first time for me in awhile as well, and I must go back. I now remember how much I loved going and picking apples every year. Donny wasn't sure about riding the wagon to the apple trees, but on the way back it was the coolest thing ever. He loved the tractors and wanted to just keep riding them.

Our next first would be going to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. I have been there, but Donny had not. And he loved it. And the best part about this museum is that it is FREE and we all love free! Donny really loved the race track in the hands on area. Go figure my son liking a race track. Who would have known? But Daddy also liked the race track. So that was perfect for the two of them. They played on that for at least half an hour. The other exhibit that Donny liked was the shaking sand table. He liked putting his hand in it and watching the sand just go over his hand automatically. He had a blast.

Lastly, we took our first trip to Jungle Joes. And oh man...what a fun place. The nice thing about Jungle Joes is that Donny can play on all of the jumpy things. At other places he wouldn't have been able to. Donny loved it. I did play as well. And I did have to carry him up a few of the slides. But all in all, it was so worth it. To see Donny's face light up when he went down the slide..amazing! I am just happy that Don was able to go and take pictures. Otherwise, I would not have been able to see his face ( or mine for that matter). Yes, I was very sore the next day, but again it was worth it! Can you tell how much Donny enjoyed it by the picture that I have inserted? This is priceless!

I am sure that we will be visiting Jungle Joe's many more times in the future. It is a great time for the entire family!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wow, a new year already!

Where did the time go? I guess I really need to get on here and do some updates. I know I have been bad. Things got busy and this kinda got left behind. I will try to get things around and have a great post for you to read in the next couple of days. I will include some new pictures of Donny as well...he is getting so big!! Almost 41 inches tall...holy cow!!!

Hope everyone is well and please keep watching for my updated post!