Please go here to read more about Stellan! He is getting so much better! So keep those prayers up!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Posted by Melissa Lea at 6:13 PM
Monday, December 29, 2008
Stellan has been admitted to the hospital and his test for RSV came back positive. He is still having trouble breathing so they have moved him to the ICU! Please continue to pray for him. RSV is treatable!! But it can really be bad!
Click HERE to read more!
Please remember Stellan when you pray today! MckMama has been up all night with him because he isn't sleeping that good nor is he eating! He has to go to the doctor today and we hope and pray that they find what is causing his heart rate to rise!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 9:42 AM
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
It has been a while since I have posted about Baby Stellan, but he has been in perfect health until today. Click here and read more and pray, pray, pray for this sweet baby and his fmily! I have recently heard from MckMama on Twitter and she says that his oxygen levels are in the low 80's and his heart rate is high! So all I can ask is that you pray for him! Maybe it is just a nasty cold like everybody else around here has!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 10:18 PM
Monday, December 22, 2008
I have decided that I am such a forgetful blogger! I have so much to post about but I can't find the time to do it! So in the future...which I hope is soon....I have a couple great stories to tell! One is about Andrew's first black eye and the other about an 18-wheeler turning over in my yard! Yeah you heard me! Anywhoo this is my only day to work this week so I hope and I mean hope to blog later! If I don't I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Need I mention the fact that my son is about to turn 1???? Can you believe this???
Posted by Melissa Lea at 4:35 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Fill out the questions.
3. Tag 5-7 people at the end of your post.
4. Pass on the tag!
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Definitely Hot Chocolate. Why would you want the other?????
2.Do you wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I always wrap the presents just because that's the way my family has always done it! Plus I have to make all the bows for my family!
3. Colored lights on house/tree or white? Well BOTH..........My big tree has white lights but Andrew's little tree has colored.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? nope
5.When do you put your decorations up? If it was up to me I would put them up after Halloween but since there is an objection from my hubby I wait until after Thanksgiving.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My Moms Chicken Dressing
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? going to see all the Christmas lights on Christmas Eve
8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? don't have a clue
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yep....all of them..that's just when we do it!
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? With snowmen everywhere! I love them!
11. Snow. Love it or dread it? Love it!
12. Can you ice skate? On my hiney just like Natalie
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? an I Love Lucy doll
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Family
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? pecan pie
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? just spending the time with my family
17. What tops your Christmas tree? A giant blue and silver bow with snowmen on them! Told u sooo!
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I an a giver! Nick would love it if I wasn't but that's just me!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck? YUMMY
21. What do you want for Christmas? A healthy family
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? Yep....my work party...it was this past Saturday! It was a blast.
23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's? PJs.
24. Do you own a Santa hat? Andrew does
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? both mine and Nick's families.
26. Favorite Christmas Movie. All the Santa Clause movies..u know the ones with Tim Allen in them! I love those!
Alrighty...tag you're it!
If you haven't already done this!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 1:28 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Can somebody tell me how in the world that a child's diaper can leak so much?
Just a short few minutes ago my son was playing with all of his toys in the floor minding his own business when he decided he needed to see what his Daddy was doing in the kitchen.
As he walked by me, he stopped and looked at me and smiled, and continued walking on. (Have I mentioned that he walks everywhere now?) (I mean everywhere!)
Anywhoo...........I just happened to glance down at his pants and as sure as the sun shines his pants were soaking wet! I mean soaking! I just hollered at Nick and said, "Stop what your doing and help me!" He was like what's going on and I said just help me.
Little did I know that he had pee peed(spelling??)in the floor and all over Mr. Ducky! Gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick took him in his room to change him and noticed thru his clothes that his diaper had come loose. This seems to be happening alot. I am not sure if Mr. Sneaky himself is doing it or what.
Nick was taking off his clothes and was begging him at the same time not to pee again. But of course he did. So pee went all over the floor. Anyways, just a funny for today! But I am beginning to hate diapers!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 6:46 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
MckMama is doing an awesome giveaway! Go here to check it out!
Hope you'll check it out!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 3:15 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I hope you enjoy this song! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Of course it's Selah again!
For more TSMSS go to Signs, Miracles, & Wonders and ENJOY!!!!!!!
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Friday, November 28, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I know, I know it's not Thanksgiving just yet! I am more in the Christmas spirit, but I know that there is much to be thankful for!
I am so thankful for a Saviour that would take all my sin and WASH it away like it never happened! How can you not be thankful for that?
I am thankful for my wonderful hubby! Everything that he does for me is way more than I deserve! I love you!
I am thankful for our precious son who, as everyone knows, is the new Boss in our family!
I am thankful for wonderful friends! You know who you are! (M, E, & C!)
Oh how I could go on and on and you would just get so bored and click on something else!
Anywhoo........The whole reason for this post was to ask what you guys cook for Thanksgiving. I always take the same old thing. Mac & Cheese....you just have to know my family! We are CRAZY for some M&C! HEHE!
I am looking into something new this year even though I HAVE to cook M&C!
Got any ideas????????????????????
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
He works hard for his little puffs! Although he does look pretty mad, he's not!
I took these photos yesterday as Andrew was eating his lunch.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Just a little funny...............
But in all seriousness from the bottom of my heart I thank the brave men and women who are fighting for us everywhere in the world! I am very proud to call myself an American!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is one of my favorite songs. There is a friend of mine, Jenny, that sings this at my church and she does an outstanding version of this song! I just wish I had a copy of her singing it!
For more wonderful songs go to Signs, Miracles and Wonders! Have a blessed weekend!
Brushing the teeth he does not have!
And finally, eating spiderman with a precious smile!
For more wonderful photos visit Natalie at Married to the Preacher!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A friend of mine asked me these questions this morning, "What do we do now? Do we pray for our nation? Do we pray for Obama?"
My answer to her was YES! Even though we may not agree with the person that was elected president it is our responsibility as Christians to pray. Without prayer I don't know where we would be now. My prayer is that the Lord will burden the hearts of Obama and his new cabinet to lead our country in the direction "HE" wants it to go! All I know is that God is in control. No one else is! As Bro. Luke says, "We pledge our allegiance to the Lord!" Don't get me wrong, I love my country but I know there are better things at stake here.
I was reading another blog this morning, Mocha with Linda , and she gave a scripture reference to Isaiah 45:1-7. So I read it! WOW did it speak to me!
Verse 7 is awesome.
"I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things."
HE IS THE LORD AND THERE IS NO OTHER!
God is the power over all powers, and he anoints whom he chooses for his special tasks. God has a special task for this president.
The notes in my Bible on verse 7 say this, "God is ruler over light and darkness, over prosperity and disaster. Our lives are sprinkled with both types of experiences, and both are needed for us to grow spiritually. When good times come, thank God and use your prosperity for him. When bad times come, don't resent them, but ask what you can learn from this refining experience to make you a better servant of God!"
Oh how I long to be that kind of person!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I got this from Brooke.............go see!!!!!!!!!!!
Highlight what you have done on this list!
Swam with wild dolphin
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
Been inside a Pyramid
Held a tarantula
Taken a candle lit bath
Said I love you and meant it
Hugged a Tree
Watched a lightening storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game
Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables-Nick grows his own!!!
Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars-Many moons ago!
Changed a baby’s diaper- STILL AT IT!
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne
Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a food fight
Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Held a lamb
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a rollercoaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool, not caring who watched
Adopted an accent for an entire day
Actually felt happy about your life, even for a moment
Had two hard drives for your computer
Visited all 50 states-know somebody who has though
Taken care of someone who was too drunk
Have amazing Friends
Danced with a Stranger in a foreign country
Watched wild whales
Stolen a sign-know somebody!!
Hitchhiked in Europe
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
Gone sky diving
Been heartbroken longer than you were in love
In a restaurant sat at a stranger’s table and ate with them
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero-who hasn't done that!
Lounged around in bed all day
Posed nude in front of strangers
Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class
Played a computer game for more than 6 hours straight
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake RiverBeen on television news program as an “expert”
Got flowers for no reason-my mother-in-law sent me flowers on Nov. 5th for "no reason"
Performed on a stage-6th grade talent show! First prize baby!
Been to Las Vegas
Had a one-night stand
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship-Canada in the pouring rain and it was so cold
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror
Raised children-just starting
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city
Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have
Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 lbs
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Petted a stingray
Broken someone’s heart-Does Andrews count?
Helped an animal give birth
Won money on a TV game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African safari
Had a body part below the neck pierced
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol-Hello? Nick has his own artillery!
Eaten mushrooms gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse
Had major surgery
Had a snake as a pet
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over 48 consecutive hours
Visited more foreign countries than US States
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten Kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi- GROSS!
Had your picture in the paper
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school
Petted a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read the Illiad
Selected one important author who you missed school to read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Skipped all of your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common language
Deliver mail to large hispanic community
Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love in hospice care
Build your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone that didn’t know it was yours
Had a booth in a street fair
Dyed your hair
Been a DJ
Shaved your head- WANT TO!
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life
Sooooooooooo Brooke....How did I do! Love you girl!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 9:45 AM
Friday, October 31, 2008
Since it's Halloween, I thought I would share a pre-Halloween picture I took a couple weeks ago just to make sure his costume fit!
Of course you knew that I would pick a photo of my son! I took this picture on Thursday as he was chasing me through the kitchen! My favorite part is his reflection in the stove!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
If you haven't heard by now. Stellan is here and he is doing great so far! Please go HERE to read more!
Thank you Jesus for this precious baby!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 2:58 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well....if you haven't noticed this picture on my side bar I feel it is my duty to show it to you! My Charming Kids is a blog I have been keeping up with for a while now. I am not really sure how I came across it but it has been a huge blessing to my heart to read it each day. Click HERE to read about this courageous woman and her precious baby.
The time has come for "Baby Stellan" aka...MckMuffin, to be born tomorrow and I hope you will join me in praying for "MckMama" and her family. I have been wearing Stellan's orange bracelets to remind me! Please remember her in your prayers!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 4:38 PM
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
You guessed it! He is walking! Although right now his preferred mode of transportaion is crawling seeing is how he doesn't quite get hurt as much!
BTW..............you might want to turn the volume down because I sort of get loud when I say,
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
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NEED I SAY MORE???????????
For more wonderful songs from wonderful people go to Signs, Miracles, and Wonders!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
I just can not believe how fast my baby is growing! He is not a normal 9 month old just in case you didn't know it. He is so much bigger than kids his age and most kids older than he is. Go figure!
FYI.............If you get a flu shot.....never ever pick up 25 pounds and carry it for a while! My arm is killing me, but hey, whatcha gonna do?
As I type this, he is asleep on the couch snoring away. It's hard to believe that he takes up an entire couch cushion now. It seems just like yesterday he was an itsy bitsy baby who barely fit there.
Now he is crawling everywhere and he even took his first step all by himself on Saturday. Although after he did it I think it kinda shocked him because he stood there for a minute after he did it and then just fell to the floor...like what in the world did I just do? Nick and I just looked at each other and he said, "Did you just see that?" Thank goodness that I did! Just wished that I had my video camera on!
Anywhoo.....I love you so much, Andrew! I hope you always remember that no matter what! You are such an adorable child and I thank my God everyday for trusting me to take care of you!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 2:26 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
My Awana lesson for tonight is about Psalm 139. Have you read this?? OMGosh is it a great lesson to be taught! It's called "Ten Facts About That." Although I taught it to my kids a couple years ago, I have a new group who have yet to hear it. So I find myself studying really hard again to make sure what I tell them is understood and that they take it to heart. Sometimes I find it hard to teach 3rd and 4th graders. I find it hard to think of things to keep their attention. When you put 25 kids in a small room, it definitely gets hard! So please pray that I come across as sincere and that they see the Lord through me. Because after all, He is the one teaching through me.
I want them to understand that no matter what they learn in school, college, or wherever they go, that they know that God is their Creator. In this Psalm that David wrote was a praise of God's creation of people. David knew that God's creation is awesome. Here are my 10 facts about that!
1. God knows when I sit down. (vs.2)
2. God knows when I stand up. (vs.2)
3. God knows my every thought. (vs.2)
4. God knows where I am and where I'm going. (vs.3)
Thank the LORD he knows because sometimes I find myself going in circles!
5. God knows every word I say. (vs.4)
That freaks alot of kids out! Just ask them about it! He knows what your gonna say before you say it! Now if I could just get Him to stop me before I open "MY" big mouth sometimes! :-)
6. I can never get so lost that God doesn't know exactly where I am. (vs.7-9)
7. God guides me with His hand. (vs.10)
8. God knitted me together before I was born. (vs.13,15)
Hello? Did you know that if all your blood vessels were laid end to end, they would stretch more than 60,000 miles? Come on......that is totally awesome!
9. God has a calendar of my life, with all the spaces filled in. (vs.16)
You know, when I think back to before Nick and I got married, I used to think that Lord would come back before I got married. Then after we got married I thought that He would come back before I had a child. Well....guess what?????? I was wrong! Like it says, HE has a calendar for every ones life. It's on His timeline and nobody knows His plans. That's why we should just live each day like He's coming back tomorrow.
10. God thinks about me all the time. His thoughts number more than the sand. (vs.17-18)
Psalm 139:14 is my favorite! "I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well." (NASB)
God loves us so much that He know everything about us!
Now............if I can just teach the way I have it laid out in my head.
Thank goodness for my Awana lesson book!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Five years ago, this past February, I sat in a waiting room with my family and pastor waiting to hear from my mom who had just under gone surgery to remove a mass from one of her ovaries. We were waiting to hear the big 'C' word come out of the doctors mouth and of course it did. You see this mass was the size of a basketball.
I will never forget the day she went for her annual check up. I was at work and my sister called to tell me that the doctor was pretty sure it was cancer. In that instant I felt such anger and I felt helpless. I knew there was nothing I could do for her except pray for her and be there for her. If you know my mother you know that she is such a wonderful person and strong willed at that! I knew that she would fight this to the bitter end! In fact that is what she told me.
I believe I got a little selfish with the whole situation. I begged and pleaded with God that He just couldn't have her, Not yet!! I was getting married in three months and she just had to be there. I had not had any kids and she needed to see my kids! There are too many things I needed her for! Me, Me, Me...........
It took me a while to except that it was in 'HIS' hands!
Yes, she had cancer. Yes, I knew she would have to go through chemo. Yes, I knew her hair would fall out. Yes, I knew that this would be so hard on her. But my Mother is a fighter. My mother WILL defeat this!
Although she had her good and bad days, and yes her hair fell out,(When we went to look for a wig for her I couldn't even watch her try them on! She still had hair! She didn't need a wig!) she chose not to complain. I rarely heard her say anything at all about any ailments that she might have had! This is my Mother! Strong to the core! Not afraid of the big 'C' word! FEARLESS!
So with that said, she was at my wedding. She has seen my precious son.
My Mother has been cancer free for five years this month!
We are still looking for a cure. If you haven't been checked, GET CHECKED! It could save your life!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 12:30 PM
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Happy 8th Birthday, Alex!!
I can't believe you are already 8 years old. Seems just like yesterday you were this little tiny baby and I just loved and hugged on you! Now you are this smart smart young man who gets into a little mischief every once in a while! :-) Now you roll around and play in the floor with my son! I just can't get over how much you have grown up so fast!!
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! It seemed like you did! You got lots of gifts and of course a birthday cake! (Although it was ugly because it said Roll Tide!) (WAR EAGLE VICKIE!) You played Twister with Auntie NooNoo. You soaked your brother with your new water gun. You just did all kinds of things! You even got a bank to put your money in!
I just want you to know that I love you so much and that I continue to be so proud of you each day!!
I Love You!
Posted by Melissa Lea at 4:37 PM