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Friday, March 28, 2008

Maddie, would you just go to sleep?

Last night in the middle of blogging, I heard a scream like I have never heard before. It was Maddie in her crib scared like you wouldn't believe, she was inconsolable for the longest time. I finally put her in bed with me, she took a while to calm down, then went to sleep and was up and down all night. I think maybe she was over tired because she didn't get a nap, but needless to say, Mommy didn't get much sleep last night. Amanda seems to be doing better. Kenzie on the other hand wouldn't go home with my mom tonight. She started screaming when I went to drop her off and said "I don't like her!" and "I won't go to Nana's house! I go to Aunt Candy and Uncle Punk's house!" We don't know what the problem was, but while Mom was still with me, I called Candy and arranged for her to watch Kenzie tomorrow and Maddie went to Mom's. I don't know what has gotten into Kenzie lately, but she did the same thing last weekend, so Ryan went to Mom's and picked the girls up on Saturday instead of Sunday. I am not sure what has happened but she hates going to Nana's house now. I wish I knew what to do to make her feel like she isn't going there as a punishment but because Mommy and Daddy have to work. I have tried everything I know to try. If you have any suggestions, please e mail me. If you don't have my e mail, comment me here, I will take any and all suggestions anyone has! Other than that we moved and split some daffodils today and I will continue splitting them until I get through all of them. There are so many, I might put a bunch around the mailbox and use the stargazer lillies somewhere else since after all I probably have 2 or 3 hundred of the daffodils. I will be giving some to Mom, my Nana, and my Aunt Sharon. I think they will all love them. I have started working on the round flowerbed in my front yard. I will be getting one burning bush for in the center of it. I love those. They are so beautiful in the fall. They turn blood red! So, when I get some of the rest of the stuff moved in there, I will post pictures so you can see the difference. Ryan worked on helping me clean out the flowerbeds today. Such a good helper! He also had a doctors appointment for a consultation for a vasectamy! Yes, we are finished in the baby making game. We knew it when Maddie was born, but we had to decide who was getting sterilized. We had the consultation and decided it was better for him to get it done, so now we are just waiting for the appointment. Minor outpatient surgery, but that is ok. I think he will do fine! And that is it. bye bye
Dawn

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Not so Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was a rough one



Amanda had surgery today, so far all is well.



I watched Maddie, Ellie, Anthony, Betty, Kenzie, Elizabeth, and Nick so that Ryan could work, Shawn and Lucy, and Kevin and Candy could go to the service for Shifter and support Joyce. I would have loved to have been able to go and say a final goodbye to him, but someone had to keep the kids, and that someone was me.... So there was my day, being driven crazy by a bunch of kids ranging in age from 12months to 6 years. All very young, but I have to admit, the one that I thought would be a little trying was the best! Nick, thanks for being such a good big boy. You don't know how much that helped me. The rest of the kids were just kids....

And there you have it. My day... I am off to bed now!
Dawn

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

HOW DO I DO IT?

I often wonder how I get by doing everything on a daily basis. I mean, in a typical day, I get Ryan up for work and off, get Kenzie up for school, then put her on the bus after feeding her and dressing her, brushing teeth, finding backpack etc., work on some of the school work I have until Maddie wakes up, then I change and feed her, am potty training her too, I then proceed to clean up the dishes from breakfast, make any icing decorations that I may need for pending cakes, continue tidying up the house, this could include but isn’t limited to: laundry, sweeping, mopping, dusting, windows, vacuuming, scrubbing toilets etc., then it is time to get Kenzie off of the bus and have lunch. Dishes again. Playtime with the girls either in the play room or outside. Then about the time that Ryan comes home from work we go in and cook dinner, then bathe, books, and bed. By that time I am exhausted, but can’t go to bed because I have to finish my homework, so How do I do it? Well, in my uneducated opinion, I do it because I am a MOMMY and Mommies find a way to fit it all in! Don’t get me wrong, you daddies do a lot too, but it just seems to us Mommies that we have so much more on our plates because we do stay home with the kids in some cases and that is a full time job, but in my case, I stay home with the kids and work full time in addition to going to school full time too. It can be trying, but I know I do it all for the betterment of my children, and on day it will pay off!

Maddie-- I can’t believe how close you are to potty training. Every time we go to the potty, you go lift the lid to yours and sit there and read a book until Mommy or Daddy are done, then you proceed to shut the lid on yours and make your way to the big potty and shut it too. You are growing by leaps and bounds right now. I still think of you as my baby, but you will soon be 2. I can’t believe how much you have changed over the last year! You are such a joy to be around. You are learning new words and today you word is not a very pleasant one, but none the less, you said one. It was diaper change time and you laid down and said, “POOP”. I was quite shocked, but you were right, you had indeed pooped in your pull up. You go girl! Such a smart kiddo!

Kenzie-- Although times can be trying for Mommy and Daddy with your ever changing moods right now, we love you. You know that you are a big girl and are very smart. You use that to your advantage. We have to keep things locked up so that you don’t get a hold of them. Scissors is one of those items. You are not going to be cutting hair anytime soon my dear. If when you get older you want to go to Prosser to be a cosmetologist, then that is fine, but that is several years down the line, right now, just be a kiddo! Don’t grow up so fast! You continue having better speech. You do fight with your sister. Sometimes you win, but sometimes, she pays you back. You asked Devon to come over and play yesterday, but he wouldn’t and that broke your heart especially when you saw another little girl going to his house and he played outside with her but wouldn’t play with you. Boys can be like that kenzie and when they are, you just have to know that you are the better person for asking if he would play, after that you brought us “flowers” which were just stray leafs that had fallen from the trees. How sweet! You are on spring break right now, and we aren’t doing anything because Papaw Shifter went to see Jesus and Mommy and Daddy need to be there for Mamaw Joyce right now. She needs us more than we need to be going and celebrating no school. You will start your last nine weeks before the end of your preschool education. It will be interesting to see what happens from there. I can’t wait but don’t want you to go to kindergarten at the same time. You are my baby and I am not ready for you to be in kindergarten yet.

And now, I must go because I need to check on my school stuff.

Talk to you later!

Dawn

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Home work, grades, Amanda, etc.

Homework-- IT'S DONE! Yay! I had a bunch of reading to do, a post on the school blackboard, a 5 page essay to write, the constitution to read, and I still have a little to read for next week, but all in all, it is under control.

Grades-- So far, I have recieved full credit for all assignments, so I am doing great in this first class.

Amanda-- Is back in the hospital with the same intestinal stuff going on. Please pray for her!


Ryan opened my birthday present from Roy and Carol! THANKS A BILLION! They got me the tilting cake wheel I had been wanting. it just makes decorating cakes so much easier to be able to tilt itback and forth so that I can get the sides done correctly the first time.

Dustin-- called mom and had her have me call him because of Shifter dying. So I did.

I guess that is about all that is going on here other than I am making a cake for Joyce. She wanted to have some food at the house after the memorial service on Thursday, so she asked me to make a cake, and I am. I am putting dark blue roses on it because she loved theroses and one of his favorite colors was dark blue, so they are dark blue. His favorite number was 13, so there will be 13 dark blue roses on this cake, should be interesting to see if I can get them all on it safely.

Talk to you soon,
The Cox Clan!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Shifter, you are in my prayers

Hey all, not so happy news today. A dear friend of ours passed away unexpectedly on Friday and we got the news today. His name was Shifter. Please be praying for our friends and family in this situation. Joyce has taken it really hard. Candy is getting by. Kevin is trying to help as much as possible. Alvin is keeping as busy as he can to not think about it. I am here for them as much as I can be, but my heart is aching for them all the same. The visitation is on Wednesday night and Memorial Service is Thursday. I will be going to the Visitation and keeping my girls and Kevin's boys during the service on Thursday because I don't think Shifter would have wanted the children to have to see him in the funeral home. I am praying for him and Joyce at this time. Hope to have a happier post tomorrow.
The Cox Family

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008

Nana helping Maddie find Easter Eggs. Isn't this just too cute?
One of the ladies helping Kenzie!
"So this is what an egg is?"
Awwwwwwwww Such cute girls we have here! Could they possibly be sisters?
Mommy, I am running away from you!
Look at the pretty poser!
Can't get me Mom!
Nana, what do I do?
Finally getting the drift!

The easter egg cake I made for Jackie
Kenzie counting her easter eggs
Holding daffodils from our flowerbed to take to church to Nana.
Are we going to see Nana?
Sitting pretty!
So, today, Ryan worked first shift for me so I could get the girls to church and egg hunt. I got there in plenty of time and admired my lil angels! They were so cute! The dresses I found at Walmart a couple of months back and hoped that Kenzie's would still fit her. The sweaters and shoes, Carol and Roy sent them. Looked perfect today! Thanks abunch. Hope everyone had as good of easter as we did!
Love,
The Cox Family


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pics of... bunches of stuff!

Kenzie sporting her Easter Hat! She wanted one, so we put her in last year's dress so that we could save the pics of her in this years dress for after Easter Sunday! You know "keep 'em in suspense"!
My 'lil' posing sweetheart! Love when I can get pics like that one!
"Rock a bye myself!"
"Look Ma, I can do it all by myself" I love it when she discovers something new she can do all alone!
Here is the first of my discoveries outside. Don't mind the leaves. I think they may be providing warmth for the lil flowers!
Pretty discovery number 2!
And a spot of sunshine on the side of my house!
Oooh a darker purple suprise! Lovin it!
Hmmm wondering what this was aren't you? Well, I discovered today that ONE person in my house will eat the rejected jelly beans! Kenzie, Ryan and I detest black jellybeans, but it appears that they are Maddie's favorite and there is the proof! All the nasty black juices draining from her mouth! Not to worry, she got a bath right after I got the remainder of the rejects from her!

This is the pond at work. I love it!
Awww cute duck!
My lavender surprise.
sleeping angel. See the drool under her mouth. She fell asleep this afternoon in one of my sweaters and was so out of it she was drooling!
Some more sunshine on the side of the house.


This is the bible cake I did for the gospel sing at Mom's church last Saturday. I wasn't satisfied with how the sides turned out so I just tried to take the pic of the top of the cake. I did like what it turned out looking like.
I can ride my trike. (only if mommy is pusing me with her foot!)
My brother (Quinton) Kenzie calls him "Until Q-tip because she has a hard time with his name.
His girlfriend Arajuanna (I think that is how she spells her name) She is carrying my neice or nephew!
Another pic of the duck.
So, as you can see, I have been quite the shutter bug here as of lately. I will go for now and I will try later to post the reportcard. I tried earlier and got an error.
Dawn



Spring Break Begins with a Report Card

Kenzie brought home her report card today. It was so nice opening it and finding this comment:



"Kenzie has made progress in a few of the cognitive developmental areas! Keep up the work you do at home with her!"



THANKS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT BRITTANY!



so now, In Literacy/Language Foundations,

She is Satisfactory in

Watches and listens to a story.



She has made progress in:

Becoms familiar with rhymes/rhyming songs

Identifies words/sounds as same or different

Listens for beginning sounds

Identifies sequences of events

Categorizes and classifies

Follows Directions :)

Describes pictures in a book

Tells a story from a book/picture

Retells a story

Matches and names basic colors

Matches letters

Recites the alphabet in sequence

Recognizes own written name

Identifies 10+ alphabet letters by name



In Writing Foundations Kenzie made progress in all areas! These include:

Holds pencil with fingers

Copies lines and shapes

Draws a recognizable person

Cuts lines and simple shapes

Colors witin lines

Prints own name

Prints 5+ recognizable letters

Prints 5+ recognizable numerals

Adds writing to a picture/story

Dictates stories



In Math Foundations, Kenzie made progress on:

Matches, names and describes shapes

Uses language associated with position, direction

Uses language associated with size

Identifies first, middle, last in a series

Sorts objects

Compares and contrasts objects

Counts by ones to ten or higher

Counts concrete objects to 5 or higher

Matches and recognizes numerals to 10

Matches a numeral to a set of 1 to 5

Compares numbers of objects using language

Counts and builds sets of 1 to 5 objects



She needs improvement on:

Uses language associated with time

Reprducing simple patterns

Predicting what comes next in a pattern



In Personal/Socail Development Kenzie got:



Satisfactory in:

Knows family members

Shares and cooperates with others

Takes turns

Initiates play situations

Uses materials appropriately and puts them away

Takes care of her own belongings

Follows classroom rules and routines

Asks for help when needed

Respects rights and property of others



She has made progress in:

Knows first and last name and address



Kenzie also made lots of progress on many of her goals through the evaluation, but since the copy machine cut off the names of many of them, I can't put that here. Just wanted to let you know she is making good progress.



I will post pics later.

(UPDATE: IT SAVED A DRAFT! THANK GOD FOR AUTO SAVE!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Miss Brittany E-Mailed me

Miss Brittany sent a reply to one of my e mails and I just thought I would share it with you all:

I have seen the improvement with Kenzie on some cognitive development! I am still worried about her with games, and being asked questions. She didn’t do very well with Ms. Walton the other day in speech (yesterday actually). Ms. Walton asked questions like what you need to do if your hands are dirty, and Kenzie couldn’t tell her to wash them or wipe them off. I went through a stack of picture cards and she did pretty well labeling them, but a lot of the time she couldn’t tell me the function. It would really help if you could go over some of these at home, explaining what different things are for (mixer to mix batter, or you have to put batter into a cake pan in order to get a cake). The only other thing I can think of is playing board games with her. She likes to just watch the other kids play them; it really is a battle trying to get her to participate, and after explaining what the kids are to do a lot of times she will just smile at me. Does she do this to you? I know Kenzie has made great progress and is continuing to do so, I think the extra work that you and Ryan put in is wonderful!! Not a lot of parents are involved with their children’s education! Report cards will go home tom. I have them all ready, hopefully this time I’ll remember to put them in the backpacks and not on top of the mailboxes. Have a great day!
Thanks,
Brittany

So, there you have it. Yes, Kenzie is having some troubles, but we are working on them, and yes KENZIE HAS HAD IMPROVEMENTS! I will have the report card tomorrow to let you know how she is doing! I just love report card day! Ryan and I decided that since we are together with the girls today to do easter while we will both be around, so they got their baskets full of toys and educational stuff today. They did get one bag of jelly beans to share, but we are trying to limit their sugar intake as much as possible. In addition to this, we had rain all day yesterday and today. They had a two hour delay which resulted in Kenzie not having school :(. But hopefully the busses can get to her tomorrow. We had roads covered in water. So bad that a lot of them were closed to all traffic. I will let you all have another sneak peek at the plants tomorrow after my batteries finish charging. And that is that!
Love,
Ryan, Dawn, Kenzie and Maddie

Monday, March 17, 2008

Updates... Overdue....

I realize that I haven't been blogging. I am sorry for my loyal readers. Namely Amanda! Sorry for messing up your morning routine of Coffe, News stories and The Cox Family Blog. Oops will try to be better....

Wednesday night we went to church.

Thursday not much happened. Ryan worked. I did homework and Kenzie went to school. Nothing new there.

Friday we dropped the girls off at mom's house and I baked a cake. I will have to upload the pic soon, but want to get rid of some of the pics on my comp before I upload it here. Hope you understand. Anyway, back to the cake. It was a bible with a cross on the top of it. It was laying open and everyone loved it. We didn't get home til late, but we made it.

Saturday I worked and so did Ryan.

Sunday I worked and Ryan picked the girls up at church and learned how much everyone LOVED the cake. It was great to know that they appreciated my artistic ability. LOL! anyway.

Monday: Kenzie almost missed the bus but made it just in time. She took green frosted cookies to school and wore a dress she picked out that had a green flower on it. She also brought home lots of green stuff! Maddie has been great this morning. And that is about it. I will try to update again later if I have time. I have 30 pages to read and discuss on the webpage before bed tonight, so it might be tomorrow before I can update you again. I think though I will be taking Behavior in Health Care Organizations next term although I could take Human Resources in Health Care Organizations or Health Care Policy and Regulations too. We shall see! I will definately update you there!

Love,
Dawn

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A New Hairdo!

Miss Missy fixed Kenzie's hair at school today and here are the results.
Obviously the back!




We are still upset that her hair is gone, but I think she is cute anyway. talk to you soon!

dawnie

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Proseminar

My first class is called Proseminar. It is going well. I got my first 3 assignments graded today and I got 25 out of 20 points! Great! I am currently working on my research paper and my Learning Autobiography part 1. So, I am knee high in lots of writing. Kenzie has cut her hair this week. I shaped it up a little, but Miss Missy (one of the aides at school) is a beautician, so she is going to try and see what she can do with it at school tomorrow. She said it might take a couple of cuts, but she will do it for us. THANK YOU MISS MISSY! Maddie is becomming quite the explorer, she turned off the desktop today 3 times on me as I was working on some school work. She saw the button and wanted to know what it would do if she pushed it! Mommy lost everything she was doing. Ryan worked and I did the Mommy thing! Other than that nothing much going on.
Dawn

Monday, March 10, 2008

"Mommy, I am sorry"

That is how I was greeted as I got home from work tonight. Then I saw what she was talking about! SHE HAD CUT HER HAIR! I will put pictures on here when I get time. I had to kind of work on it! I am so sad about the loss of her hair. I worked tonight, ryan worked last night midnight to 6 am and so he was tired today. maddie is maddie. and that is all that i have for now... i will try and figure the rest out later.

tt4n
dawn

Friday, March 7, 2008

Snow, Snow and More Snow

Well, as many of you know, it is snowing here in the Metro Louisville Area. We have to try and make it to work in the morning, but I don't know how. The roads are a complete mess. I don't know how we made it to take the girls to Mom's house. The tail end of our van tried comming out from under us as we were leaving her house. I was so scared! but we made it home and that is that. I did get one good pic that I will post the next time I upload the camera. I was trying to take a picture of ryan but it was too dark outside. All you see is black with all kinds of white specks. It was just the snow comming down! It is amazing. Other than that nothing going on. Will let you all know how the weekend goes!
Love,
ryan, dawn, kenzie and maddie

tagged by megan

Name 3 Jobs You've Had
1. Mom
2. Certified Nursing Assistant
3. McDonalds

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me
1. I learned how to clog in high school
2. When I was in school, I didn't go out with the kids from school because I went square dancing with my bothers.
3. i am afraid of heights
4. i hardly ever get a good night of sleep.
5. i can't stand spiders
6. when the kids go to mom's house, i either sleep in kenzie's bed or with her stuffed animals so that i can smell her!
7. i used to bowl on a league (my average wasn't worth putting here)
8. i love to watch wresteling on tv
9. i am pursuing a bachelors degree in health care administration right now.
10. Speaking of gagging--- when a old person aspirates and coughs a lot, it makes me gag!

I hate...
1. spiders
2. snakes
3. when someone talks to me as if they are better than i am
4. when my kitchen isn't just so
5. people thinking they know how to run my house better than i do.
6. snow
7. when someone close to me forgets my birthday (yes, some family members forget my birthday)

I love...
1. Jesus
2. decorating cakes
3. being GOOFY with Kenzie
4. when ryan gives me a massage
5. being a shutterbug
6. watching big brother with ryan and kenzie
7. when my cake magazine comes in the mail
8. playing cards with roy, carol, grandma, ryan, deke, and amanda when we get the chance

I would love for all of my blog friends to do this tag!
Dawn

Thursday, March 6, 2008

the plants and a few pics of kenzie

These are the daylilly's. They are shooting up very well this week!
My stargazer lillies! I am loving them. They change everyday!
The little green thing that you see in this pot is the hosta comming up. It will be nice when they all come up.
Goofy girl Mackenzie! She is so silly when the camera is on!
Kenzie made a "straight jacket" out of one of our oversized bath towels! Such a great photo op!

Hope you enjoy them.
Dawn

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oh busy day!

6am-- wake up, get Kenzie ready for school.
645-- Kenzie gets on bus. from then til Maddie wakes, work on school work. After that, I went to pick up the belt for the washer. Ryan took care of Maddie and getting Kenzie off of the bus while I was gone. ryan worked on the washer then we were off to Mom's to help them move some furniture and I worked on her spare bedroom while she had some time with the kids. We then went to church, came home bathed and here I sit. Blogging as I normally do, with nothing more to blog, so I am out. Sorry it was short tonight, just not feeling it. tired has set in! talk more when i have more to say!
dawn

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Amish Friendship Bread

Hey all, I know a lot to post today, but I thought if you were interested, I could give you starters and the directions for this really good bread. If you live out of town, I will send you a loaf! Just let me know if you are interested!

Here are the directions :

(so you can see what has to be done if you are interested)

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD:

Important:
Do not use any type of metal spoon or bowl for mixing. Do not refrigerate. If air gets in the bag, let it out. It is normal for batter to rise, bubble, and ferment.

Day 1: Do nothing(this is the day you recieve the batter or the first date on the bag)
Days 2-5: Mush the bag.
Day 6: add to the bag:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Close the bag then mush it until the sugar is disolved.

Days 7-9: mush the bag

Day 10: pour the entire contents of the bag into a non metal bowl and add 1 1/2 cups each of flour, sugar, and milk. Mix. measure out 4 seperate batters of 1 cup each and put them in 4 one gallon iploc bags. These are "Starters". Keep a starter for yourself and give the other three to friends along with the copy of the recipe. Date the starter bags with the first date so if they are not passed along on day one, then your friend will know which day they are on.

Preheat the oven to 325.
Add to the remaining batter:
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 large box instant vanilla pudding

grease 2 large loaf pans and mix additional 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
dust the greased pan with half the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top.
bake for 1 hour. cool until bread loosens from pans (10 minutes)

Note: if you keep a starter for yourself, you will be baking every 10 days. Only the amish know how to create a "starter" so if you give them all away, you will have to wait until someone gives you back one.

Enjoy!

Let me know if you are interested in having any of the loafs or if you want a starter! I am compiling a list of people to do the starters to, so I may have a waiting list, but I will get you yours as soon as possible. I can't start them for about 10 days because Polly is in the middle of getting through her list to me as well!
Dawn

i'll fly away

Some glad morning, when this life is o'er
I'll fly away,
To a home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away.
When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away.
Like a bird from these prison walls, I'll fly
I'll fly away.
I'll fly away, O glory
I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah bye and bye,
I'll fly away.
O, how glad and happy when we meet,
I'll fly away.

No more cold iron shackles on my feet,
I'll fly away
I'll fly away, O Glory,
I'll fly away.
When I die Hallelujah bye and bye,
I'll fly away!

--- Instrumental ---

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away.
To a land where joys shall never end
I'll fly away.
I'll fly away, O glory
I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah bye and bye,
I'll fly away...

old rugged cross

On a hill far away
stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross
where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown
To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
It's shame and reproach gladly bearthen
he'll call me someday to my home far away
where his glory forever I'll share
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown
In the old rugged cross stained with blood
so devinea wonderous beauty I seefor t'was on that old cross
Jesus suffered and died
to pardon and sanctify me
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown....

god of wonders

here is god of wonders, but i couldn't find the one i wanted. this one is by rebecca st james which is basically the same song, just different artist, so you can get the jest of it.

Lord of all creation,
of water earth and sky
The heavens are Your tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on high
CHORUS:God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are Holy, Holy
The universe declares Your Majesty
You are Holy, Holy
(Lord of Heaven and Earth)
(Lord of Heaven and Earth)
Early in the morning I will celebrate the light
When I stumble in the darkness
I will call Your name by night
CHORUS
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are Holy, Holy
Precious Lord, reveal Your heart to me
Father, Holy Holy
The universe declares Your Majesty
You are Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy

Cartoon Song

was thinkin' the other day,
"What if cartoons got saved?
They'd start singing praise
In a whole new way..."
Well, I was thinkin' the other day,
"What if cartoons got saved?
They'd start singing praise In a whole new way..."
Fred and Wilma Flintstone
Sing "Yabba-dabba-do-yah"
Scooby-doo and Shaggy:
"Scooby-dooby-doo-yah"
And the Jetsons' dog named Astro:
"Rough-ray-roo-yah"
(repeat chorus)
Teenage Mutant Ninga Turtles:
"Cowabunga-loo-yah, Dude!"
Then there's,
"Kermit the Frog here, singing,
High-ho-le-loo-yah"
And that little bald guy,
Elmer Fudd:
"How-ay-woo-yah"
(repeat chorus)
Oh that big old moose and his friend Rocky,
"Bullwinkle-loo-yah"
And our favourite bear named Yogi,
"Hey, Boo-Boo-loo-ya"
Then there's all those little blue guys
And they'd sing,
"Hah-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lay-loo-yah"
How about Beavis and that other guy?
"Nah!!"
Now, there's a point to this looney-tune
I'm not an Anamaniac
But there's a lot of praisin' to do
And cartoons weren't made for that
It's our God
So, let's sing hallelujah

new songs, more blooming in the pots

Hi! How are all of you? We are doing well. I am recovering from my sickness now. I am down to just a cough! Yay me! Kenzie is enjoying school as much as always although, she is starting to not want to be woke up for it as much here lately! Maddie is herself learning new things each day. I can't wait to see what new things she will come up with each day. Ryan is working and they are jacking him around there. They gave him the BT position (behavior tech) but for the last two weeks, they have pulled the BT to be an aide on one of the other units. It is very frustrating. I got the cake done at about 1am, but since my camera was in the car (in my purse) and I forgot to bring that in when I got home, it was still raining pretty bad, I opted to not go out and get it, I was going to tell ryan to snap a pic when Becky got there to get the cake, but forgot this morning. Oh man. I will have to do another Pikachu cake since I didn't get the pic like I wanted to. Oh well, you can't always do everything you want. I have added some new songs to my playlist and taken some out. I added: God of Wonders by Caedmon's Call, Old Rugged Cross by Alan Jackson, Cartoon Song by Chris Rice (I love this song), and I'll Fly Away by Jars of Clay. They are all great songs that mean so much to me. I love Cartoon Song just because it is cute and you should read the lyrics to all of them. I am putting them in on this blog as well. So check them out. Also, this week the pictures of our pots should be interesting. they continue growing. I have lots comming up in the daylilly pot and even the hostas are starting to come up! wow how fast!

Monday, March 3, 2008

tired....prayer request.... cake...

I worked an 8 hour shift tonight. I am very tired. I have yet to finish the cake for tomorrow, so I better be going but before I do, PLEASE KEEP CAROL IN YOUR PRAYERS! She was admitted to the hospital today for heart attack like symptoms. They have ruled out an attack, but please keep her in your prayers!
Thanks,
The Cox Family