December 31, 2006


Okay... the long awaited holiday pic are here. We got back from the farm in Washington today. We had a great time. Jeremiah and Alison loved playing with their cousins. It was nice and cold though! It is so beautiful up there! Jeremiah is in love Bella! She is Elizabeth's, Dan's fiance, dog. We stayed for two nights at her place in Issaquah, before heading up north and Jeremiah could not wait for us to get there. He followed her around and played with here the whole time. Alison also enjoyed Bella...she squealed with excitement often. We didn't do much but relax and enjoy family. John and I thought we would take the kids to the famous Krispy Kremes for a doughnut and needless to say, our bodies were definately not used to the garbage that is in those things! Josh and Meghan were quite the pair to play against as John and I tried to beat them at a friendly game of poker last night....thanks for the laughs I think my sides and cheeks are going to hurt for a few days! We had a safe journey home, although a long one. Alison snacked on her toes towards the end! We love you all (Thorndikes) and thank you for the fun and memories.

Keep praying for my brother. He is on his way to Nashville as I type...he is still in need of safe travels, funds for food and fuel and direction!
Side-note....CONGRATS! My friend Kailee and her man Jeremy are recently engaged! We love you and are excited for you!

Happy New Year to all. We pray for God's direction and peace in your lives!

December 28, 2006

Snow......and slush!

Hello all! We are currently in the Seattle area visiting family so I'm sorry I don't have any great Christmas pics to post today! We hope you all had safe and happy holiday times! We had a good time with our eastern Oregon family, although we did not have a white Christmas..:( Thankfully Jeremiah was able to see real snow last night as we traveled over the Snoqualmie Pass! It is truly beautiful here. Have a great weekend recovering from the holiday and have a safe and happy new year!

December 20, 2006


Yes, ladies and gentleman, the "screw" aka bolt has made it's encore presentation! Jeremiah sucessfully delivered it this evening with no pain or discomfort. His is doing great and I am happy for nature to take it's course.

December 18, 2006

You ate WHAT???

So today, just as I was about to post a new blog about the last few days, my son, sweet-intelligent Jeremiah, started screaming. I ran to see what happened and he said with tears and slobber all over, "Mom I ate a screw!". "What??" I asked in disbelief. "A screw, I ate a screw!" I asked where he got the screw from and evidently he had taken one out of a step-stool he had. I looked and looked and sure enough, I could not find a screw. I called our fantastic doctor and rushed him over to Walla Walla(that's where the doc is). After a picture of his belly, it was confirmed, he had eaten a bolt. It is about 1 1/2 inches in length and we hope to see it on the other side soon!

Here are some pics: On our way to see Dr. Buldoc, happ in the office, just had and x-ray and telling daddy the news.

December 10, 2006

Alison's ONE!

Yesterday was Alison's 1st birthday! John and I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. It feels like yesterday she was just a tiny little baby. We had a great day. We spent the morning at home and just played. Jeremiah was my little helper in the kitchen. He put on one of my apron's and helped my decorate Alison's pink cupcakes. His method was the typical, one for me, a few for the cupcake, a few more for me! Later that morning John found him under the kitchen table with the whole bottle having a "snack"! We had a little party for Ali and some family and friends joined us. She enjoyed opening her presents, but I think she loved the cupcake more! She dove right into it like there was no tomorrow! The cupcake, unfortunately, made an encore presentation on the kitchen floor later that night -ewe! thank goodness our kids don't eat much sugar!

Please be in prayer for our families. John's mom is having a little procedure right before Christmas and she needs a quick recovery and a stress free holiday. My mom just had gallbladder surgery and is feeling very uncomfortable and also needs a speedy recovery. Finally, my brother is moving at the end of the month (boo-whoo!) and needs a safe journey to Nashville and also that God would continue to provide the finances to get there and sustain him once he settles.

Please remember to have a relaxed holiday. I know that it sounds like an oxymoron, but really. remember that a little baby was born just for you, just to save your life. Spend your time with the things that matter, God, family and friends.

We love you all, God Bless!

December 1, 2006


It has been bitterly cold! The snow bits are finally disappearing after days of lingering. Nothing to exciting here. Jeremiah and Alison have had some sleep issues the last day or not wanting to sleep. Hopefully, though we will have a nice quiet weekend.