Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Today while I was driving around with Mom we saw multiple rainbows. God could not have shown his presence at a more appropriate time. We had just finished talking about how scary the economy is and how we needed to put everything in God's hands. Thanks God, these rainbows were a huge reassurance!

These were probably some of the brightest rainbows I have ever see. They were right in our front yard.
A full rainbow at that.....there we a number of them in town Zeeland too that we saw.
Had to pull out the rain boots for this week. Bring on the rain, I am excited to use my boots!!!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Grandma on the Move

Today I spent the day with Grandma B. helping her get adjusted to her new home. She did GREAT considering what a BIG day we had. Her new apartment is very cozy and is going to be a great place for her. I am confident that she is going to receive great care; everyone on staff there is VERY nice and friendly. Grandma is such a trooper and despite feeling overwhelmed by all of the commotion today, I never once heard her complain. Please keep Grandma B. in your prayers as moving can be a tough thing at her age. Tomorrow will be another day of adjusting, and I am sure she will continue to do great!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Thought I would update my blog even though I don't have a picture...sorry. This past weekend Dad, Mom and Lance helped to move me back down state so that I can really concentrate on recovering the next 3 months. I bought a pass to the aquatic center and now I swim everyday. Swimming has been good both physically and mentally for me. I have also been spending a lot of time with grandma, helping her adjust to the idea of a new place to live. Aside from that I have been reading a lot (thanks Bouwens House for funding my trip to the book store, I really appreciate it). The past 3 months have been really hard on my body so my main goal for the next 3 months is to regain my strength and enjoy the time I have with my parents and grandparents. I don't go back to the doctor for another month, I must continue to wear my brace and take it easy. If all goes well, I am thankful and blessed to have a job waiting for me in Petoskey!! Thanks to everyone for the continued prayers!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lance and I went out for a birthday dinner with some friends last night. It was mighty tasty and I even got a free birthday dessert. It felt good to get out of the house. I am bummed to have to move home, but I am excited to see what January brings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back to Being In Love

While I was away having back surgery Harley and Sadie were rekindling their love for one another. Somehow, Harley made it over the wall in the middle of the cage and reached Sadie. Now, Sadie is pregnant, but in LOVE. I have decided after keeping them apart for the past 6 years that they are now old enough to live together under the same log. I am such a push over. Arent they cute?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Decisions...I hate 'em!

Today was a day of change, a day of decisions. I talked with my boss at work today and she was very nice. She said she really wants me to work there and she is willing to hold my job until January for me...wow! I hope they are not disappointed when I finally do start, I highly doubt that I am worth holding a job for 6 months...but anyway I am thankful. I also spoke with my landlord today and he too was very nice. I have decided, in an effort to save some cash, that I am moving home with dad and mom until I am able to work again. Then in January I will hopefully move back here into an apartment where everything in on one floor. If I stayed here I don't think I would be able to walk up 3 flights of stairs with groceries and laundry. Perhaps all of this will be a blessing in disguise. I still can't believe the past few months, but it just goes to show that God has different plans for me. Hey someone has to break in the new house with mom and dad right?!? I am feeling relieved to finally have a plan for the next few months and now I am going to concentrate of getting better....watch out Zeeland pool here I come! Thanks to everyone for the continued prayers...they are working!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yesterday I went to the doctor and he said that things, although slow, are healing well. The fusion has not yet started to take place, but the plastic cylinders that were placed are still keeping the space between my bones wide open (that is good news!) I was a bit disappointed to find out that I will not be going back to work as soon as I would like however. I am usually so busy, and being stuck in a hard brace in bed has not been easy on my muscles or my mind. Sooooo.....to keep my sanity the doctor compromised with me and gave me the o.k. to do some LIGHT swimming (minus flip turns of course.) Today I went to the pool and swam about 6 widths. It felt good to move my legs and think I it will become a daily stop for me. If only Zeeland would invest in a hot tub!Surprised I still fit into a Speedo, haven't had that thing on in a long time.
I even dug out the old cap and goggles for my swim. Hey at least I look like I am a swimmer right?!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Nature Shots

Here are some pictures I took all on a walk down to the mailbox yesterday. The front yard is truly a nature sanctuary filled with flowers, berries and wildlife. I think it looks so nice, much better than a mowed down, crispy field!

It is so pretty this time of year, I saw a couple of cranes

Friday, September 05, 2008

Long lost Ali!

Alissa was in town for the weekend and paid me a visit at home. I have not seen her in a couple of years so we had a lot of fun catching up on each others lives. She looks great and has not changed a bit....notice all of her lovely Silpada jewels..she is doing really well selling the stuff. I am so glad she came over, it was the highlight of my day. I only wish I was able to go out for coffee or something a little more entertaining than my bedroom. Oh well, it was a great time; my stomach hurts from laughing so much!!! I also got a visit from Ashley today, we went to 711 for Slurpees and just hung out. I have such great friends....I couldn't get through this without their support.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I miss you Betsy!

Smokes and I spent the day bumming around the house because Betsy left to go back to school last night. We miss staying up late and watching the Food Network with her. Smokes was so sad today he had a hard time getting off her bed (even though, mom had already taken off and washed the sheets.) We hope that everything is going well at State for you Bets and can't wait for your next visit home!!!