Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

still sad.

we have now learned that precious Acacia Sierra King, died peacefully in her parents arms on Monday afternoon. she was surrounded by her grandparents, an aunt and uncle, and a close friend. The memorial service will be on Thursday in Boulder, CO. Please join me in rejoicing over her life...that was cut way too short...for reasons we might never know. we love you shelly and matthew...and are so very, very sorry for your devestating loss...

a prayer i found that i thought appropriate:

Dear God, Help Matthew and Shelly as they come face to face with their loss. Let them grieve unashamed, trusting that their little one is now with you. Help them accept their loss and grow closer as a family. Let them day by day begin to see your plan. Help them trust when they cannot see through the tears. Let them know you are near. In Jesus precious name. Amen...

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. Psalm 138:7

Sunday, September 27, 2009

so sad.

learned yesterday that my dear cousin, Shelly, gave birth to a precious baby girl on friday night. we do not know her name, or much information at all, but know that there are a lot of issues, and that the baby may be a trisomy 18 baby, and may not live a long life here on this earth. my heart is so heavy, and i have shed a lot of tears. i don't understand God a lot of times...

i am so incredibly thankful, grateful and blessed with four very vibrant, healthy babes, and certainly question why? this was their first pregnancy, their first baby, and to be confronted with such devestating news...i cannot imagine.

please join me in praying for them. my cousin is shelly, and her husband is matthew. she is my age and they live in boulder, colorado... i don't see them often... i am praying for abounding peace and comfort that surpasses all we could ever ask or imagine to fall down over them...thanks.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

sick.

My kids are sick.
calli is sick.
campbell is sick.
kaycee has a cold.
the rest of us are well.
we'll see how long that lasts. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Millie.

Most of you know we got "millie rose" from a friend in March, maybe? She was just a tiny pup, well...and still is a pup, but is growing so fast. You can check out her high class accomodations here in the pic, behind Matt and Kaden, and is tied most of the time that Matt isn't with her due to her rambunctous nature. She would visit the school frequently...let alone torture all the cats around here if we let her roam at her leisure, so...

Matt and Kaden (us girls aren't quite as fond of her yet), have been working with her to learn how to play "fetch" (amoungst other things), but she got it...she really does. So much thrill to see her learn how to play a game. :) Now if we could just get her to calm down a little bit. :) Check it out...



video

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grow Chickens Grow.

We were pleased to discover this weekend that we, well...mostly Matt, I mean...was the top chicken grower in our category. (Category means this large an operation...we have 3 houses...and the top grower had one house...which means we were 2nd in overall, but first in the large division). Great job Matt. You have taken this operation and climbed from...well...not the top :) to the top. I am so proud of you! We are astounded at God's provision for our family, and humbled by his abundant blessings...

Friday, September 11, 2009

cancer.

There is a blog that I follow. It is www.prayforkate.com. I guess I am drawn to their story because their precious 5 year old daugther has a brain tumor...it is so horribly sad. Anyway, this month, September, is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month...these statistics are so frightening...
but I thought worth sharing. So, if for nothing else, not to take each day for granted...

Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.
One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
Each year in the U.S. over 12,600 children are diagnosed with cancer.
Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children diagnosed with cancer will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Cancer remains the number one disease killer of America's children - more than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma and AIDS combined.
80% of children have metastatic disease at time of diagnosis as compared to only 20% of adults.
There are currently more than 270,000 childhood cancer survivors in the U.S.
Late effects of childhood cancer treatment are common in survivors, and approximately one-third are moderate to severe.

toilet paper.

one of calli's favorite things to do right now, is unroll all the toilet paper. went in yesterday to find her in her glory...luckily there wasn't all that much on the roll to begin with...this time. :)



kaycee couldn't resist jumping in a picture. My hairdresser gave us a bunch of new dress up clothes yesterday, so she thought they were pretty great...

kaycee's first day of preschool.

Kaycee had a great week!
She started preschool @ Maple Grove on Thursday. She was so excited! The difference between her and her brother is so fun and drastic. She has already named me a couple of her friends, and sang me a few songs they learned. :)
She also started ballet on Wednesday. She has always wanted to do "ballet"...and against her father's best wishes, this is what she chose over soccer. :) She is really in her element. She is really quite fluid and graceful...for a four year old I mean. :) We'll get some pics soon....

a cook out.

Last Sat. we had a little cook-out with my MOST FAVORITE mid-wife, who has delivered 2 of my 4 children. Her name is Maribeth, and she ROCKS! It's been a challenge to get together because she's always catching babies, but this night it worked...

Nic Eby, our most favored labor and delivery nurse was also there, along with friends Dave and Orpha Longenecker...Maribeth has delivered 2 of their 3 babes, I think?

So, the pictures aren't great, but we had to post them...it was a fun time. I like to hear all Maribeth's babe stories...I LOVE sitting and listening to all the out of hospital birthing experiences. Life is such a beautiful miracle. How can one not believe in our God, our Father, after experiencing the birth of a child? I wonder...

My little peanut, Calli, is almost one! I know I am behind...I should be pregnant again...(if I were to follow my life pattern, I mean). Don't get nervous...I am not in route to following my pattern. :)
Kaycee and Alex are having a blast, being girly...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

kaden.

I have always been in awe at how Kaden idolizes his daddy. That is pretty much all there is to say. It was again confirmed today, as I was emptying out his folder from kindergarten. They do a "daily news" segment each day, and each day a new student in his class gets to talk about something...the teacher will write it down, with the date, and then it is sent home for us to practice reading with. Kaden got to do it last Thursday. Up until this point, the children were mostly talking about how they had fun at the beach, or swimming in the bay, etc. I pull out the paper from his bag, and it reads:

Today is Thursday, September 3, 2009.
Kaden said, "My dad feeds our cows from feed in the silo."
Oh how I chuckled. I don't know if Matt ever wanted to be a farmer, like his daddy, when he grew up or not, but it sure is fun for now... And I can't help but wonder what he thinks of me, mommy? How will I ever know? A pang of jealousy hit me, but I had to get a grip. I suddenly thought about how rediculous I was being. To think about all the little boys and girls out there who don't have a daddy living at home, and how drastically that must affect them...in ways they won't even know. I am so thankful that Kaden has a daddy here, involved in his life. I love the way Kaden loves, loves, loves his daddy, and pray that he will continue to do so, and that their relationship will always be special...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Matthew.

Wishing my bestest man a very
Happy 35th Birthday.
You are a wonderful provider,
husband,
and father.
I won't get to sappy...
but know that I am thankful for your life,
and for living each day beside you!
xoxo. mis.