Thursday, April 30, 2009

Good News

My sister in law's Dad came through his surgery just fine. He was up and walking today and moved to his own room. If all continues to go well, they are looking at being released on Sunday.

I've had my niece since Monday and last night about 12:30 she woke me up and proceeded to vomit all over me and anything near. She had a rough night and Justin finally got in touch with his brother (her dad) and he was just getting in from the hospital at 3:30 AM. He came by and got her because I had nothing at all to give her for the nausea and vomiting. My sister in law ended up driving in and made it home at 5:30 this morning because she didn't wanna be away from her sick baby. She said she is feeling much better today. I know they are all completely exhausted.

Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Prayer Request

My sister in law's dad had a really bad heart attack this afternoon. They flew him to a larger hospital where they put in one stint and will do 5 bypasses on Wednesday. I know they will appreciate any prayers on their behalf.

Thanks so much!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

12 Years

Justin and I celebrated our 12th anniversary yesterday. We had plans to go to Dallas, then changed to Texarkana, then couldn't decide for sure what we wanted to do. We decided Friday night that we would save money from a motel room and stay at the house where we could rest in our own bed. We went out to eat and piddled around town. We got up fairly early yesterday intent on heading to Allen to the outlet mall down there. We stopped in Paris to pick up my anniversary gift. After that we went to eat and I told Justin I thought we should just stay around Paris and shop. I wasn't sure why I thought we should stay around there until we talked to Mom later and found out Jacob wasn't feeling well. Guess my Mother intuition told me I needed to be close by. We wrapped up our shopping, grabbed a bite to eat, and swung by to get Jacob. He's been running fever, really pale, headache, and not eating much. When his fever is down he will play but then it comes back and he just lays around.

We had a great day yesterday and I'm so blessed to have a wonderful husband who loves me unconditionally. He's the greatest!

Here is what he bought me for my log cabin.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Addition

Meet Duke the newest member of the Roach family!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sleepy Boy

After staying up so late trying to be a barber, stressing about the dr. appointment, riding horses, and rummaging around in his Dad's shop where he became enamored with Justin's welding hood, Jacob was worn out. After his bath he came downstairs with his Dad and Me since he was grounded from his TV. He was laying on the couch and he got very quiet. Next thing we knew, he was sacked out. I walked over to check on him and this is what I found......

Friday, April 10, 2009

Yep, it's been a good Friday!

My family slept in this morning while I cleaned and did laundry. We had an appointment with Jacob's pediatrician at 2:00 to discuss some changes in his ADHD medication. Jacob cried because he thought he was going to get a shot. Here he is in the waiting room.
After the appointment (no shots by the way) we headed to IHOP for some good food.

We had to go get Jacob's haircut. My brother's son Gradyn stayed with us last night and they wanted to stay up late. I fell asleep around 11 and Justin came in from roping about 12:30. Gradyn was asleep but Jacob was still awake. This morning when I was cleaning my bathroom I found hair all in my sink. Then I realized what Jacob was still doing up so late. Yep, he gave himself a nice little haircut. It was right in the front. I didn't get a picture because I was extremely frustrated. He's been a little toot this week. I just can't figure out why he waited until he was 10 to do it. He says he was just trying to save us a trip to the barber. He is grounded from his TV indefinitely. So, since there is no TV he's been doing a lot outside this afternoon. He and his Dad rode horses when we got home.

We are going to get groceries and mess around tomorrow. Sunday we will be going to church and having a big meal and egg hunt there. It's supposed to storm all day so we may be hunting eggs in the fellowship hall! The beautiful Spring weather is a great way for God to remind us that all things are made new. I'm so thankful for the true meaning of Easter! Happy Easter Everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm so blessed!

The Lord has truly blessed me in my life. I have an awesome husband who works so hard and gives so much for us. I'm thankful to have my parents back in Texas. It's been almost a year since they moved back and it's wonderful to have them so close again. I'm glad they both work where I do so I can see them every day. My kids are terrific and I'm lucky to have such a huge extended family. My brother is close by and he is so much fun to be around. My friends are the bomb!

Yesterday we spent the day picking up all the stuff for our new pool. We have found a very nice man who is going to come and put it up for us next month. Luckily we were able to find someone who had an almost brand new pool that was at a home a couple bought and they did not want the pool. We got the pool for free! It's a little bit bigger than the one we had and so very nice. All we have to buy is a liner. After we got everything for the pool we started cleaning out Justin's shop. Actually he piddled taking hardware and screws out of things while I cleaned but it's all good. It looks so much better now. Wonder how long it will take him to junk it back up?! We took a few loads up to the city dumpster and burned the rest. We had a wonderful day driving in his red bomb pick-up and enjoying the sunshine. We even drove over to my parents for a little visit. They were out working on flower beds and Dad was planting some squash. It was just a very peaceful day!

Here are two of my favorite things about my new place.

Driving up and seeing this and knowing it's mine!

Crawling up in this every night. Well actually I'm typing on my laptop while laying in this. Soooooo comfortable!

I'm just extremely thankful for everything I've been blessed with and the people in my life! I hope you all have a wonderful week!!