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Oct. 24, 2008

school, kids, work, house, mom, oh my!
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We have been busy with school. The kids are doing great. They have done a couple projects that they have enjoyed. Bubba has already done all his history/geography for they year. He will still have some later but he has done a years worth and is 2 units from done with Science! Can you tell what he is enjoying? He is almost 12! He has Priesthood Preview this Sunday! Then its time to help him learn and understand real well, come January is his birthday. We hope family can come. Grandparents- hm hint hint if your last name starts woth an O and ends with an N he would love to have you BOTH there. He only has a few male family members that can come, and that can give him the Priesthoom. So and and aunt and uncle in Ind also??
No pressure! JK If you can come we would love it, if not we will understand.He sang a duet in our Primary Program last week! He did great! I was very proud of him.
Boo is good. Tomorrow is a youth Temple Trip! He is going. He goes as often as he can. He like them. He is doing good. He is good with schooling! Going through it fast. He is hard to keep up with also. He is growing into a young man (and growing litterally, cant afford to keep him in pants) He is a huge help.
Nanna is good. She is better than she was. She is working hard on school and doing a good job with it. She will be done this year! I have mixed feelers over that one. She is my baby, I am not ready for her to be an adult, but its going to happen anyway. She is working ( did I tell you all that before?) well she is, she likes it. It has done lots for her self esteem. I am proud of her. It does make it harder with me working, getting her to and from and me working. She will have her liscence soon I hope, then she can take the van! AHHHH scary thought!
Loo is awesome! Our primary program was last Sunday and she sang a SOLO!!! I am so proud of her! Her anxiety attacks have been so bad, and she has been working so hard to over come them this was a gigantic leap for her! i felt like jumping up and clapping and yelling and crying. Luckily I had self control but I am more proud and relieved than I have words for. For those that have seen how bad the attacks have been you understand. She is doing good in all areas like that. Pulling herself through very well. She is doing great in school. She is enjoying most of it. She does not like math. Everything else she likes for the most part.
Sir N is doing good. He is more hugable than ever, loves everyone and says it much more! He is reading! and loves school! He is breezing through his school, smart kid that he is. He is growing fast. He has come far with the AS and its quirkiness. He is going to Primary! He took part in the program, actually went up with the kids!! Another major milestone! I wanted to cry over that. Considering a year ago he could not tolerate the noise of Primary and sat next to the Primary room with ear plugs just to be close to it, this is amazing!
Chubby is great! He is working on learning all his colors,letters,numbers and the basiics. He is kind of struggeling in a way the other kids did not. I am unsure why but not to concerned. I know every child learns different, at different rates. He is brilliant, and does love to learn. He loves music. He is so sweet and loving. His imagination is unreal. Never have I seen a kid with an imagination like his. He sat through th Primary program,doing very good. I was proud of him. He did as good as he could. He did crack me up a few times giving me cheesy grins. He is silly.
Baby E is almost 3! Can ya'll believe that? I cant. I feel like it was a few months ago, but at the same time its been a long time. She talks a lot. She is so sweet. Sht is polite and it is the sweetest thing when sh says please and thank you. Melts your heart. Her hair is curly, when its wet it goes clear to her bottom! She still hates her clothes, but its improving! I dont know what we are doing for her b-day but I want to do something special this year.
Lets see what else, mom/grandma/D is ok. Still living with us. It will stay that way. We help eachother and without her I would have a much harder time with things. She helps with the house and kids while I work. I think without her its likely the kids would be in public school. Neither of us want that. She is ok. All the scary tests she had recently show she is ok. She saw the lung specialist today. She does not get her oxygen back during the day, she is breathing to good for it. This is good but bad. I see her up and needing it. The doc did say its ok to put it on if she needs to, the tank is here already. So she will use it when she needs.
As for me I started my new job this week. So far its good. I like it. I hope it works. The pay is good enough I can support the kids fairly well after a while if I can keep working. I saw the doc for the results of my MRI this week. It was good news! My spine looks much better than he had thought! I do have severe arthritis as said, its that of a 0 yr old. Bot the degenerative diseae he saw did not show on the MRI so I guess I am ok there. So my pain is all Arthritis and Fibro. So he set me up with a 10's unit and Morphine. That was unsettling. But nothing else works. The 10's unit has been very helpful today. I like it so far! I am pretty unsettled over the med he gave me. Being 36 and on such a heavy dty pain killer is scary for me. I also know that the pain I am in constantly keeps me from functioning and doing all I need to do. Hopefully I can function on this stuff. I took the 1st one earlier tonight. I was afraid to take one before that. My grandma was on this stuff for as long as I remember and I keep picturing her bedridden, my mind then pictures me that way. Knowing it could happen, more than likely will eventually will its scary. Hopefully not. I am still working with the Holistic doc. I am taking all he wants. I know it is helping.
So That all said. We are for the most part good. We would love to hear from family. Those that can come for Marcan in Jan it would be cool. Ind Mo is not that far, I cant remember how many hours. You would be more than welcome to stay with us, we would love it, and visit. We do understand if not.
We love all of our friends and family out there reading this. Keep in touch and write us! Drop a note or something
Love j
This is now my motto to live by. I have spent 2 years struggling, I felt like he was talking directly to me!
Feb. 6, 2009

Signed and have the keys!!
Yup you read right! I have the keys to the house! I took some pics! You cant see much from the pics. Wednesday everything will be on and I will go clean and get ready to move i! The kitchen carpet is UGLY! But there are some Tiles in the garage!! So it looks like I will be trying to learn to set tile. Larry will get a good laugh over that one! I have never set tile before so it should be interesting! I will have to get some tips from Larry before I do it.

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Feb. 6, 2009 - Bought the house!
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Feb. 9, 2009 - Awesome!
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Wow! That house looks great! I wish we lived close--we'd move all your stuff and Mike would set your tile...sounds like a great move for your family, the Lord will bless you!
love the shaw's!
 Feb. 19, 2009

This weeks update!
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Hello every one! Well this is move week and its been crazy round here! We have had doc appointments along with trying to get ready to move. Mom got the results of her test for her heart!! LOOKS GREAT! So she will not have to have open heart like they thought!! Tomorrow she goes in for the scan on her brain to decide what to do about it, and she already has an appointment with the surgeon to find out what he wants to do. I went to my doc this week also. We are trying some new meds. One is a patch I have been on it before but had a bad reation. We found out the reaction was possibly due to the patches being part of a group that was recalled. So far they are helping, no bad reaction.!! Changed some other stuff also. I also had a cortizone shot in the tissues on my hip, OUCHIE! That hurt! Also caused more pain for about 24 hours, then it started to help. I go in today and get another in the hip joint. Not to sure about that. The other almost made me pass out. I fully intend on passing out today. I hope it works. My hip is bad, it will give out while walking, or catch and not move, and constantly hurts. So hopefully it helps at least a little. We have been packing, and thinning. I have sent stuff to people on free cycle! I have more stuff going. I have boxes every where! I am almost out of the boxes I managed to get, so I will have to get more some how. Yesterday we went to the new house and did some more cleaning and plumbing! I’ll post pics later today.I fixed the pipe for the washer! But found 2 more leaks. The one bathroom bext to the washroom leaks. He toilet leaks. The pipe going from the seat to the back leaks where they connect. I have to fix that or something. For right now the water is just off to it. The sink in that bathroom is gross! When you turn the water on rust and chunks come out. I don’t know if I will ever manage to drink tap water again after this! The hot water heater has a leak! The pressure valve ontop ;eaks where it is supposed to be sealed! it’s a small leak, but still a leak. I shut the water off at the hot water heater till I can fix it. I talked to GE, they told me how to fix it myself. I cant get it off though! I will try again Sat when I have some man power to muscle it off. I hope. The pipe that goes into the hot water heater also has a small leak where they connect. It looks like it can just be removed and then put back on. I talke to GE, they said to remove both, Teflon tape them and replace them and they should be good to go. I hope they are right. Otherwise we are without hot water till I get taxes back and can use it for fixing it. And I plan on that money going to other repairs, paying off my van and other stuff that is needed. The man that’s supposed to haul all the junk off has not done it yet. I cant wait till he does! I am already planning my garden! Trying to find a way to get a tiller, or at least borrow one. It looks like the neighbors near us may have kids. I see swings in several yards, and toys. So I hope that means there are kids close for the kids to meet. I know there is at least 1 home school family there! I have talked to her. Very nice lady. I cant wail till this move is over. I am so sick of packing and trying to get it all done. Maranda is not moving with us. She has some friends and is moving in with them. They will help keep her on the ball I hope. She is working and doing other things here. She did not want to move. Since she only has 4 months till 18 I decided to let her stay. Not easy to do. I did not realize how hard it can be to have them grow up and move out. Well I think that’s about it for now. I did take pics of my repair job! The removed pies- they were disgusting! And the stuff I get to try to fix next. Although I have been told someone is working on helping find someone that knows about plumbing to help me from the new Ward! I hope so! I’ll post pics later. And this will probably be the last update from this house. The computers will all be taken down tomorrow. We load up early Saturday morning. I hope the kids that don’t want to move accept it soon and adjust fast. They are having a hard time with this move. But I think once they get used to being out in a big yard, having animals- plan on chickens soon! They will be ok. So that’s all folks! I’ll be sending out new address and phone numbers as soon as I find the paper with the phone on it. Seem to have misplaced my phone book and planner. Love Jae "There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be 'full-time moms,' at least during the most formative years of their children's lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part- or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else."M. Russell Ballard~

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Feb. 26, 2009 - An LDS blog
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I am searching to find other LDS blogs for a friend who has created an LDS blog where all other LDS blogs can be located at. If you have an LDS blog, they would be glad to add it.
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Wow! You have had a lot going on!
I wanted to let you know about a contest with a chance to win one of my ebooks.
Hurry though, it ends tomorrow!
Feb. 27, 2009

What a week!
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Well we are moved, still not unpacked but its all here. I am beat! between fixing and unpacking and doctor appointments its been a long week. I made an attempt at fixing the hot water heater, fixed one of its many problems. And in the end a plumber came and put in a new one today! He was very nice, and fit me in right away without charging me extra! Unfortunately he has to come back to fix the tub! The pipe to it is plugged, we have hot water every where but the tub! I so wanted a long hot shower, but I will have to wait. I am however going to go buy an extra long shower hose that will attach to the bathroom sink to use till its fixed. It will be sometime next week before he can come back, I am not waiting! I still have a few other plumbing things needing done in the house, I am going to have him look and see what he will charge to do it for me. If its cheap enough I may just have him do it and save my hands! I have learned a lot through this but I think plumbing is not my thing! I do have to thank my BIL. He was awesome at helping me through the fix it job I did! Thank you B. I still think he should come finish it- I promise breakfast! We are almost all unpacked. Ok sorta almost all unpacked! We have lots less boxes. Unpacking all the books is like Christmas! I am finding books I forgot I had! I love it! And Baby E is so cute. She sings and dances as we unpack, and as she finds her favorite books. Its adorable. We are almost done getting all the school stuff out. That has been one of my main priorities. The kids have managed to do a little school this week, not much though. Next week they will be back to normal. Loo and Bubba have some testing to do. Boo may be doing some testing also. I took mom(Gma) to the doc this week over the aneurysm. He says he has never seen one rupture where hers is, and hers is small. But he also has only seen one other in the place where hers is, that was with in the last few weeks. If he were to operate it would mean breaking her collar and sternum. He says its not worth the risk. He does not feel she is at risk for it rupturing. I am not really liking the wait till it blows approach. I think a 2ND opinion is in order. I understand not wanting to take a risk that's not necessary, and her health as a whole needs to be considered but I don't know a balloon waiting to explode in your neck/head just seems kinda risky in itself! So we will see. Other wise the doc says she is good, aside from another blockage right below the aneurysm 90%. Don't know if they are going to unblock it or not, he did not say much. She will see the other doc this next week. So we will see what he says. The kids are doing good. So far most of them are liking the new home, the yard and space. Boo is still not happy. Bubba likes it, I think. Loo has made friends across the sorta dirt road. More like a driveway, at the house Baby E thinks is a play ground. They are nice people. She runs a day care and always has kids there due to that. They have not had much chance to go explore town yet. They have not been very co operative on helping so I made them stay home. Next week we will go to the Library and check things out around town. The therapist they are seeing knows the sheriff, she has suggested a field trip there. Sorta introduce ourselves, that way they know the kids. So if the kids are out during school hours they know why. So I think we will do that, maybe the fire station as well. I had to go buy a new printer. Mine was broke during the move. I picked up a 4 in one this time. Prints, copy, fax and scan. I am tired of paying Office Max for faxes. It does ok pictures also. So that was my 1 splurge outta the taxes. The rest is bills and stuff we need. I went to the doc, had the injection in the hip done. Hurts, wowie! I was not sure about getting it done again. But after the 3rd day the pain from it let up, and it actually hurt less than before! Enough that I decided its worth getting the next 2. So on the 5th I go in for the 2nd, then 2 weeks later a 3rd. Hopefully they help. I saw improvement from the one so I think they will. I am back to the Fentaynl patch. Its better than having to take a pill every 4 hours. I am still in pain, but its helping. And this time I am not falling asleep every time I sit still. I am going to go back to work. The doc still says no but I cant make ends meet with out it. Waiting for disability to go through is a joke. They take forever, and make it impossible to survive. I have really struggled with the decision to work again, I know I am not up to it, but I also know someone has to support the kids And I am it. Nanna is in "H" most of the time. Since she is working there, and going to school there She stays at her friends and comes home on days off. The kids are all keeping the therapist there also. We really like her, I think she is worth the drive. I love her attitude, the kids liked her from the start. I also like the new med doc. She pays close attention, feels like less is best but when something is not working she is not afraid to make a change! I like that. She was willing to give Nanna something fro her anxiety attacks, and changed a few things, adding a med for anxiety disorders. This was a very good thing. She also made a little change to Sir N's meds. Unfortunately the local pharmacy does not carry his med and I did not know till I came home. So tomorrow I am off to "H" to get it. I am also going to visit L tomorrow. Learning to use the wood burning stove to heat the house has been an experience! First I don't know what my problem was but I could not get a fire lit in that thing! I have no problem lighting a fire in a pit, but this messed with me. Call me weird, I know. The first night it went out real early. Each night after I got a little better and now well its warm enough inside to not need it! So I will be saving my wood, and buying more this summer for next winter. The heater upstairs is weird. Its effective. This little town is something. After my visit to the pharmacy I felt very strongly that I should continue to fill my meds where I already do. So I am keeping meds filled there, at least for now. The grocery store is small and very expensive. Not surprising, its a small town. Some of the people are very friendly, others not so much. Its got that small town feel. I think a lot of the people are the kind that only accept you if you always been here. Luckily I don't care! We made it to the new Ward Sunday! It was very different. The people were very nice! We were invited to dinner this next Sunday. So we will be going to someones home. I cant remember who. Terrible I know. Boo says "you expect me to eat at a strangers house, and you cant even remember their names?" "Yes sirree I sure do" We have not been to some ones home for dinner in a long time. It should be interesting. I liked the ward and felt pretty comfy there. I was asked by one person if my husband moved with us. I said "were sorta separated" she said "well that don't sound to final, that's good" I said "we will see" And that's as far as that conversation went. I figure we will wait at least 1 Sunday before jumping in there with all the info! See if they can come up with some good gossip themselves! Tried to leave Baby E in Primary, did not go well. They ended up bringing her to me, she sobbed herself to sleep. And continued to sob in her sleep for a long time. Made me feel terrible. I think I will give her a while longer before I try it again. Let her adjust. Maybe get her around her teacher more. The primary is big, so is the Young Women's! The boys enjoyed themselves in Young Men's. This week is Fast Sunday. I am fasting for several friends. I love fast Sunday. It will be different to eat with another family on fast Sunday. Have not done so in so long. I think since Ind Mo days! I have missed it. We did it a couple times when living in Utah. Not much though. Chubby went to Primary with no problem. He loves Primary though, and hanging out with other kids and people. Anyone that will let him talk for a minute. Sir N tried to refuse but in the end he went. He liked it also. I am so proud of him for going. Its been so hard for him in the past and we were scattered. He did not have his ear plugs but he still did great! He has been going with out them. Loo went, she liked it. She came home with the # of a girl in her class. She was excited to have girls in her class! I just realized its almost time for Sir N to be Baptized! 3 more months! Can you believe it! I would love to have family here for him. He is scared of the water. He says he does not want to go in the water. So I don't know how I will get him talked into it. I will be praying lots and I think some Family Home Evenings on it. And just keep prepping him till he is ready and comfortable with it. I cant think of much else to write. We have just been busy trying to settle in. Every box I unpack seems to find me 4 more! Every time I think I have all the books unpacked I find more. I still have not found my skillet. My crock pot broke on the move. So I need a new one. Tomorrow after my visit I am going to go hunt for one. Hope I can find one I can afford. So some of you friends and family write once in a while! We would love to hear from you! And Thank you again B for helping me with my plumbing adventure! Now come finish up! Bacon and sausage with sourdough pancakes!!??? I know I know, to far to drive. But I have to offer, I'll feed the whole crew! "There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be 'full-time moms,' at least during the most formative years of their children's lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part- or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else."M. Russell Ballard~
Sep. 26, 2008

what do you get when you mix an dutch oven, 2 bricks and 2 foot?
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I wake feeling very motivated Thursday morning. I planned on making dutch oven cinnamon rolls for breakfast as a treat for the kids. So as I grab the pan, which of course had stuff on it, the bricks fell! 2 of them slamming into the top of my foot. The doctors and nurses in the ER thought it was very funny. They said that it does not look broken but they are not positive. So I am off it for several days and then crutches. Then go see my doc again. Me sit and do notta, ya right!! Not happening to well. We are having a yard sale! Started today, ends tomorrow. We have already made a little money. Not lots but enough to put gas in the van so we can get to church Sunday!! And have gas for whatever else comes up. As long as its small. We are doing good, its been a good week so far this week.

Jesus suffered deeply because He loves us deeply! He wants us to
repent and be converted so that He can fully heal us.

"When sore
trials come upon us (see "Did You Think to Pray?" Hymns, no. 140,
verse 3), it's time to deepen our faith in God, to work hard, and to
serve others. Then He will heal our broken hearts. He will bestow upon us
personal peace and comfort. Those great gifts will not be destroyed, even
by death."
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Sep. 26, 2008 - OUCHIES
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That is a good one!!! I thought I was the only one that wasn't cordanated! I feel sorry for you but at the same time it is kind of funny. I LOVE!!!
Feb. 17, 2009

What Makes you Happy??
So a friend on a board had this idea, post the things that make you happy! She wanted to do it to remind her when she is down of all thats good around her. So we made a list there. I thought I would share it here, I may even add to it as I think of new things. Since I have been blessed in so many ways the list could go on forever! so here goes good idea! ok here I go 1. hugs from my kids 2 kisses from my kids 3 I love you's from my kids 4 cuddle time with my kids 5 reading a good book 6 reading my scriptures 7 Attending Church 8 Going to the Temple 9. Knowing and remembering Heavenly Father loves me 10 accomplishing something that needs done 11 learning new things and applying what I learn 12 writing playing with my kids 13 park trips 13 summer breeze 14 smell of spring 15 planting a garden and caring for it 16 caring for flowers l7 knowing I have an eternal family 18 knowing there are people around the world- here and other places who truly care about me and my family 19 prayer 20 meditation 21 the smell of a new baby 22 new babies 23 baby toes and smiles! 24 cooking/baking 25 music- all kinds 26 the Atonement- knowing I can be forgiven for anything I do, and that others can also 27 family that cares 28 artichokes!!! 29 food in my cupboards,fridge,freezer 30 small food storage started 31 my new home 32 wood burning stove- save me money! 33 van almost paid off! 34 awesome doctors 35 sun shine 36 autumn leaves 37 fresh snow on the ground 38 working out 39 swimming 40 physical exercize 41 physical activities 42 photos! 43 receiving Blessings 44 familt dinners 45 Thanksgiving 46 Easter 47 Birthdays 48 Parties with the kids 49 Holidays 50 BBQ's 51 camping 52 hiking 53 cooking over a fire 54 watching stars with or without telescope 55 learning 56 knowledge 57 one on one time with each of my kids 58 talking to family 59 hearing from/talking to/IMing/emailing JJ, Sammy, Damein 60 forgiveness 61 love 62 smell of flowers 63 memories 64 service 65 knowing I helped another person 66 cheering someone up 67 being a friend thats all I can think of right now. I know there is more. but thats a pretty good list! So what makes you Happy??? share your thoughts "There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be 'full-time moms,' at least during the most formative years of their children's lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part- or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else."M. Russell Ballard~

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Sep. 26, 2008

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Twinkling in the sky I look to see what it may be

Stars are bright tonight lighting the sky

As I watch I am reminded of days from long ago

And I wonder what the future will hold ?

Twinkling in the sky so bright

So many reminding me of you

Reminding me of love gone by

I wonder will it be again?

I look closer, taking in the sky as far

As my eye can see

So many stars,

each reminding me of you.

Each bringing a memory

Will there be more?

Or are the memories done?

Are twinkling stars all that’s left?

Are we living with false hope?

Will we make more memories

Under the stars?