Tuesday, June 29, 2010

miscellaneous photos...

here some photos for your viewing pleasure...

Eric has 5 teeth and working on number 6.

Photos of Audrey and Lydia before they left for Africa...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My 8 month old...

Having a baby at 43 does crazy things to your body. We're are still trying to figure what 'that' is. In the mean time, this is what Eric has been up to...

Time does fly fast and I think this 3rd child is doing everything so much faster (actually, I think he right there with Anna). That cutie pie started crawling at 7 months doing the army crawl. He still doing the army crawl and puts himself in a sitting position. When did he start doing that?? Its so cute to see him do things for the first time. Can you believe he crawls to a chair, (you should really see this) pulls himself up to a standing position! Yes, he pulling himself to standing position and letting go! BUT WAIT sometimes he will just stand there AND oops most of the time you hear a thunk, then silence, then a wailing scream. Poor baby, he doesn't let go anymore. He started cruising. I am not ready for an 8 mo. old to be cruising. Kids, you gotta love them.

He is talking more. His hair is growing and looks like he will be a blondie (like his dad and brother). I just lowered his crib yesterday.

Oh, you gotta see how Eric's face lights up when he sees Karl. This is the only baby that WANTS to be with daddy at all times! If he sees Karl, Karl MUST hold him. I love it. The way Eric's face lights up, too cute. He LOVES his daddy. Eric loves Anna and Joshua, too.

It has been great to see God's gift (Eric) change our family life, again. God is amazing. HE just knows, sometimes I'd like to know. But, I do know that it isn't for us to know God's plan but, to trust in HIM and follow HIM. I say this because lots has happened between now and Eric's birth. We haven't questioned or asked 'why'. We do wonder what we are suppose to do. I feel we have been in the waiting/patience part of life. Especially with my health issues. We continue to pray for guidance and we continue to be patient.

We are happy and blessed in so many ways! Thank you Lord Jesus!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Did you know...

Karl just sent me this link from CNN. We believe it is worth paying the extra cost for certain organic products. We have been having so many health issues since Joshua has been born that truly, we don't know what is going on. Is it the food? Is it the environment? Is it the packaging? What is it? That is the big question!!

I have been reading WIN THE WAR WITHIN by Dr. Floyd Chilton and its an eye opener. My health issues as a lot to do with inflammatory and autoimmune. Food has a lot to do with that. I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. You don't want lupus! BUT, I have it and have to learn to live with it.

So, here is a list of the good and bad fruits and veggies. To go organic or not to???? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

The Clean 15
  1. Onions
  2. Avocados
  3. Sweet corn
  4. Pineapples
  5. Mango
  6. Sweet peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi fruit
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet potatoes
  15. Sweet onions

The Dirty Dozen

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Domestic blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Sweet bell peppers
  8. Spinach, kale and collard greens
  9. Cherries
  10. Potatoes
  11. Imported grapes
  12. Lettuce