Saturday, July 31, 2010



This sweet puppy is finally home!! We still have to care for his wound caused by the venom, but he is home and everyone is smiling.

Friday, July 30, 2010


I called the vet this morning and they told me that Otis greeted them standing and wagging his tail this morning. I couldn't believe it and neither could they.

He is not completely out of the woods, but he has turned the corner in the right direction!! Now it is more about the skin that is dying and infection. But he has a chance and it is a much better chance than yesterday.

His doctor even said there is a possibility that he could come home tomorrow if we are willing to care for his wound. Wow!



Anything for this sweetie!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


otis, in front of window.

Yesterday Otis, our sweet mutt, was bitten by a snake. William and Hannah took him to the vet and they said statistically it should have been a copperhead.

Overnight he got worse and we took him back today. Unfortunately it was a rattlesnake and he may not make it. Rattlesnake bites are the worst for dogs and he was bitten in the back leg, which doesn't work in his favor either.

The kids have been to the animal hospital to see him and we have all cried. He is comfortable and they are doing all they can to keep him stable to see if he can withstand the venom as it goes through his body.

By tomorrow we should know if he has a chance, if not we will put him to sleep instead of allowing the venom to shut down all his organs.

Otis is the best dog, we call him 'the cuteness'. He just fits with us and shows such affection. He is a joy to be around.

Hang in their buddy, we want you home again.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Seeker Sensitive Ministries

Many modern 20th & 21st century American protestant churches have been falsely preaching a lie for a number of years. The lie of a “Seeker Sensitive” ministry. The lie that an unrighteous man in his sins could seek after God. Romans 3 makes this abundantly clear, and regardless what we were taught or believe, scripture is unfailing in it’s truth.

As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands,
no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
“Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
“Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
ruin and misery mark their ways,
and the way of peace they do not know.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Romans 3:10-20

Only through the call of the Holy Spirit will our heart respond and turn to God.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Life has gotten in the way of blogging. Oh well. It seems that I have not had the energy to do the things I need to do lately, much less anything else.

Hayden went to summer camp without his dad this year and did great. He got all his merit badges done and grew 2 inches I think! How is he 13 years old??

Hannah got a great offer from a company to do several posts with pictures using their product. great offer=real money!! She is also our newly minted 20 year old.

Sarah is getting ready for her first Venture Scout weekend. She is excited about trying something new and different. She'll be 16 in a few weeks.

The farmers market has been good this year for us. We have so many vendors now that we are back down in the park.

I will continue to try to push ahead though I don't feel like pushing squat!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wonderful 4th!

We had a great July 4th with just the 5 of us. We decided since William has been so busy with work that we would just keep it simple this year. No company, no going somewhere, just us and some good food.

William cooked chicken marinated in Mojo on the grill along with corn. The girls and I cooked baked potatoes, artisan bread and made pasta salad. Hannah made peach pie and homemade vanilla ice cream.



peach pie with homemade ice cream

Hayden complimented the even with his display of fireworks. Our dogs now need Prozac!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Farmers Market Tomorrow

Hannah is under the weather, so Sarah and I are baking for the market tomorrow. It has gone smoothly and we are down to cookies and artisan bread and it isn't 5:00 yet!

Our area gets a lot of visitors especially on holidays so we are expecting a crowd tomorrow. Hopefully we will sell all we take including our eggs.

Everyone have a blessed 4th of July!!

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