Friday, September 19, 2008

Gone With The Wind

This past Sunday afternoon we received some crazy strong winds. I hear it was "leftover" winds from Hurricane Ike. The winds caused some serious damage to the area. We were very blessed that nothing serious happened to us. We were with out power from Sunday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Monday evening we were able to borrow a generator. We went to purchase a generator, but EVERYWHERE was sold out! We were told clear up to Cincinnati stores were sold out! CRAZY!! The kids were out of school everyday except for Friday. They went with a 2 hour delay on Friday. Why even bother attending school a few hours out of the week?

I thought about a few things from this incident-

1. We were truly blessed. Nothing happened to the house, family or friends.

2. Like the scripture says, If ye are prepared ye shall not fear. (or something like that). Well, I wasn't so much scared, because I knew eventually the electricity was going to come back on. So let me add my own scripture, If ye are prepared life will not be as sucky! I have made mental notes and tangible notes of things we are going to be purchasing in the near future.

3. I hope Mother Natures leaves the gone with the wind stuff to Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

You gotta Laugh

I really believe that a main key to get through life is to laugh! I am really blessed because not only do I have a great sense of humor (ha ha), but I man married to a man that keeps me laughing a lot! Luckily, I can tell the kids are becoming little comedians themselves.

Yesterday, I felt so good! I jogged for a little over 2 miles, I was able to get some cleaning done and I made two batches of chili (my regular chili and then some White Chicken Chili). It was so good! I took my first bite of the WCC and I tasted fall! Eating chili always reminds me of my favorite season, Fall! So anyways, we eat our chili with Frito's and the kids had me cracking up! I look over and Tyler and Emily and they both have a Frito hanging out of their mouth and they looked at me and said, "I am Nanny McPhee may I come in?" Nanny McPhee is some Walt Disney family movie. Oh, it was hilarious. I am still laughing about it. I guess you had to be there or just know the kids. So cute!

Another funny, today at church as we walked in the door and took our seats I placed the diaper bag down on the floor and noticed that I had on mismatch shoes. One black sandal with a strap over the middle of my foot and one brown sandal that has a special "big toe holder" (as I call it). I start cracking up laughing! I tell Sean and he laughs and wonders how I ever did that. Definitely an Alishia move. So funny but so embarrassing! I was a little foot conscious today.

Ya Gotta Laugh!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Hopefully, everyone is getting better so we won't have to quarantine ourselves.

Last Wednesday Ethan started with fever and throwing up (hey, there is no way to sugar coat that). It only lasted for a couple of days.

Last Tuesday Emily had a cold. It kept getting worse. By Friday she kept coughing uncontrollably to where she threw up. She missed school and went to the doctor. Friday afternoon she started having an asthma attack. We tried getting her breathing calmed down, but it just got worse. We ended up taking her to the Emergency Room Friday evening and they admitted her to the hospital. So, Emily and I had a sleepover and some bonding time. ;) She is definitely my child because she likes the hospital. She did really good. They gave her some more breathing treatments, steroids, and an IV in her arm. She didn't even cry! Of course we did have to bribe her to be brave and promised her a small fortune. :) I was very pleased with my baby girl on how she good she was for mom, doctors and nurses. I was also sad that she has to go through this trial. I know the Lord is pleased with Emily and her patience with her illness and her sweet spirit. She really never complains, but does look forward to the time she won't need to be on breathing treatments.

Isabelle was complaining of having a headache for most of the day yesterday. I was switching back and forth from Tylenol and Motrin. Then, this morning she wakes up crying because her head hurt. I went give her a kiss and felt she was warm. Off to get the thermometer and Motrin. Yep, just she as running one-100.8. Not too bad, but I had to call into work.

I am grateful that I can work part-time and get to be with my kids. I am grateful that my works TOTALLY can relate and understand the call of Motherhood. I am also very grateful for the doctors that help my children. I blessed I am to live in America with wonderful doctors and medicines to help us through our sickness.