Thursday, March 25, 2010

We have a new addition to our family......

........a car that is! I am on cloud nine right now, because we now have reliable transportation! For two years (almost) I have drove a little minivan that we bought for around $3,500. Don't get me wrong it did get us around, but barely. I am not trying to complain about our van that God did bless us with, but I just want you to get a real good mental picture of why I feel so blessed today to get in my little Honda Civic. The steering wheel was crooked, and when you made a sharp turn, it starting going beep, beep, beep, the door handle on the sliding door was broke so you had to open the driver door then open the sliding door from the inside and just push on it, the emergency brake didn't work, the radio controls didn't do what you pushed them to do, the air conditioner didn't work which was absolutely miserable, something ? in the transmission was going out, and the on the way to trade it in, it started making a strange noise and Andrew said the power steering ? was fixing to go out, plus when we traded it in, we found out it had been in a front end collision which we knew nothing about. Whew! I think that was all the dings. Anyways, we bought a four door 2007 Honda Civic, 4 cyl., and it is supposed to get around like 32 to 34 mpg. It drives great, everything works like it is supposed to, we all fit (but, barely), and the a.c. is cold. Plus, we got a good deal and I was real happy with the price we got on our van for a trade in, bc I sure didn't want to put $1,000 + to get the van fixed just so we could sell it. Anywho, this is our little car. Just wanted to share this with you, bc I am so thrilled.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Our problems are never bigger than our God!

This week feels like the worst week I have ever had so far. I don't mean to sound so negative, but it is the truth! Tuesday my Dad was found in the floor and was unable to get up. An ambulance picked him up and took him to the ER at Clay County. Shortly after he got there, his bp bottomed out and he had a seizure. It took about an hour to get him completely stable. They found that he was bleeding internally from a spot on his upper small intestine that was not healed from a previous surgery and since this spot was so swollen and inflamed it had caused an obstruction, so nothing could go through, so they had to put a NG tube down to get all the blood out plus he has pancreatitis. He was transferred out to Trinity Medical Center in B'ham. He is doing better, but is still in rough shape. On Tuesday, I honestly thought that I was going to lose my Dad. Nobody knows this but Andrew, but I constantly have dreams about my Dad dying. In my dreams I feel so helpless and angry. On top of this, our van is torn up and we have had to borrow Jenny's vehicles. Plus, our finances our not in great shape. The boys have been acting up and on Thursday afternoon, I honestly thought I was going to lose my mind. But, our God is great.....It is Friday and the sun is shining.....which gives me hope that there is a light at the end of tunnel no matter what I am going through. And I know this may sound a little nutty to some people.....but as I stand in the sun, feel its warmth, hear the birds singing, and feel the gentle breeze......that is where I feel the presence of my God, and feel the presence of his arms around me protecting me from the things of this world.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lazy Saturday at the River

Dirty little boys!

Andrew always has this great big smile on his face!

These are the chairs Andrew made us. There are actually five.
This was Austin, Kade, and Kamden's. Aren't they cute?

Me and my babies!

This past Saturday, Andrew and Austin got up early and went down to the river. They went ahead early that morning and went fishing, but me, Kade and Kamden waited unitl it warmed up before we went. Andrew had us a campfire built, and had even made us some little homemade chairs made out of trees that had already been cut down. So we just sat around the campfire and cooked some weinees and fish that they had caught earlier. The fish was actually pretty good. When it started getting dark we even told some ghost stories around the campfire. How cheesey is that! I was so amazed at how quick the boys got soooo dirty! By the time we were loading up to come home, they were covered in dirt and mud and smelled like smoke and fish. The reason they smelled like fish is because all three of them carried around minnows all afternoon that Andrew had been fishing with. But, it ended up being a great Saturday! It had been a while since we have been able to get outdoors and just make an afternoon of it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Today the sun is shining and it is a good day! I am so tired of winter, cold, dreary, wet days. And as odd as this sounds coming out of my mouth, I am so tired of the snow. I am ready for warmth, flip flops, painted toenails, blooming flowers and trees, and the smell of fresh cut grass. It was very pretty today, although the wind was still cold. I am getting excited about spring time. I was looking in my yard today, and my hydrangeas and peonies are starting to peak out of the ground. :) Now if the temps will just mellow out. And we have Austin signed up for t-ball this year. He had tryouts the other night, but practice doesn't actually start until next week. This will be a first for us, bc he didn't play last year. I know tball will be fun, but also very time consuming, but in a good way! I just hope Kade and Kamden cooperates with tball season, bc there will be some nights that Andrew will have to work. Well, that is all that has been happening around the Harris household lately. Just glad the sun is starting to shine!