Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Well again another month has gone by and it's almost Christmas.

I am not doing well at keeping up my blogs.

We celebrated my Dad's 75th Birthday on Dec. 8th. We daily Praise the Lord that he has let him stay with us these many months since his diagnoisis of cancer.

On the 15th we celebrated Chritopher's 29th birthday. Wow!!

Dave and I feel old!

Beth our eldest is expecting her fourth child in May. She is having a girl. Olivia Ann.

We had our first snow of the year on Monday, a whole 3". Last year at this time we already had 4'. There will be new pics on this blog after Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving !

Wow! I can't believe it is Thanksgiving.
We will be spending it at home and having Chris, Missy and her family
also my parents and my brother, Brent.
As we celebrate tomorrow I am reminded of all the Blessings and things
to be Thankful for.
I am Thankful first of all for my Salvation. I know that when I die I will
spend eternity with Christ.
Second, I am Thankful for my Wonderful Husband Dave.
Thirdly, I am Thankful for my children and my grandchildren. Sometimes the road is rough
but they are a joy.
Lastly, I am Thankful for our parents. They are a great Blessing to us.
There are many more Blessings, but these are foremost right now.
May you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving as you to Count your many Blessings.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here's the pics of our home
and front yard.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Still Busy, Busy

Wow, it is hard to keep up on these blogs!
Time flies by!
Since I last wrote, we are going to be grandparents again to number 8.
Our eldest daughter, Beth is expecting number 4.
Yippeee!!!! Congratulations, daughter and son-in-law.

Dave has taken a Pastorate on a 6 month trial.
So we will be traveling up to a little town out of Sandpoint
every Sunday, and possibly Wednesdays.

My Dad is doing pretty well, but in a lot of pain. He has beat
the odds and made it past the 3 month mark. In fact since
diagnoised in April with Multiple Myeloma Cancer, he has made
it six months. Of course we know God is in Control and continues
to give Dad many days.

We are enjoying our new home and soon I will get pics up.

Until next time.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Busy, Busy

A lot has happened since I last posted.
We had our little country Fair the end of August. I had entered 62 items in crocheting and scrapbooking/greeting cards. Half of the items placed and my prize money was $100.00, not bad!
We also moved the end of August. We are buying a home in a manufactured home park. It puts us 2 doors down from Dave's folks and around the corner from mine. Perfect!
I am still watching LuLu 40 hours a week and teaching piano. I have 8 students now.
Today was our third recital. The students did a marvelous job, I am very proud of them!
If I can figure out how to put the tape on my blog I may try it. Check out the blog at:
Our fifth granddaughter had her 2nd birthday party today in Post Falls. Happy Birthday little Sahalie.
That's about it for now.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Time sure flies these days!
Mom H. celebrated her Birthday on July 1st. I took her to get some plants at the Nursery in Rathdrum. We had never been there, nice place, beautiful flowers and plants.Thanks to Shannon for telling Mom about it. The she and I went out to lunch at Applebee's. It was very nice. We had a great time.
Eric and Beth celebrated their 10th Anniversary, way to go kids!
We had a BIG family get together on the 4th at our niece Shannon's. It's always great to see everyone.
Beth is coming out today for a couple days. I always look forward to her visits.
Dad H. is having a hip replacement tomorrow, our prayers go with him.
I will be adding a new piano student next Monday. I've decided to do a blog for piano. That way students and potential ones can go to the site. It's easier than a web page.
That's about it for now. I hope to have new pics up soon, I am waiting on Dave.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I have been so bad at keeping up my blog. Between, facebook, blogging, my Dad's care page and finishing my Fair entries I guess I've been busy.

I had a week off from babysitting LuLu this month. She went with her mommie to Oregon.
We went and visited both our Father's on Father's Day. This was nice.

Our Dad's have had a lot of doctor appointments. Dave's Dad will have a hip replacement on July 7th.

The weather has not been very summer like.

That's about it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Today is my Birthday! 54 years young! I am so Thankful the Lord has given me this many and I pray He will give me several more.
Since it was Dave's day off yesterday he took me out for breakfast to celebrate. It was nice!
I got a birthday call from my Sis, my Mom, my mother-in-law with a happy birthday in the background from my sister-in-law, facebook birthday from Beth, birthday call from Missy and one from Dave at work. I have a wonderful family!

Monday, May 11, 2009

This pic was taken yesterday May 10, '09

Dad is doing well, still in some pain.

His fluids and platelets are fine and he sees the doctor again in a week.

We are so Thankful, Praise the Lord!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is Sammie's surgery. The kids spent the night at the Ronald McDonald house in Spokane.
They had to be at the hospital at 6:45am. Dave, Chris and I arrived at the Peds Surgical Center at 8:20 am, Sammie hadn't been taken in yet. So we played for a bit then they started getting her ready at 9:15 am. The surgery takes 2 1/2 hours. We had to leave so Dave and Chris could go to work, it is now 1:20 pm and we haven't heard anything yet.
We pray that all went well.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Here are a few pics of Dad and family at the hospital.
Dad came home late Friday evening. They have had lots of visitors everyday.
At times this is very tiring for Dad because he feels he needs to talk and it takes a lot out of him.
He is expending so much energy on controlling the pain.
We would like to find an over the bed table for eating at. Again I could rent one for them for 20.00 a month, but it would be better to purchase one instead.
Mom is getting very tired. Dad has done many things over the last five years for Mom (dishes, vaccuming, etc) now she has to do them. She was even talking about mowing their yard.
I again encouraged her to get help. I know Home Health is available, but no one does it like Mom you know. I leave you with a verse from my devotions yesterday: Deuteronomy 30:20
"That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days..."

My Mom, neice Sarah and

Vickie her Mom, my sister.

Friday, April 24, 2009


The past few days have been very hectic! I've been trying to keep up the Carepage and not my blog. Mom and I stayed at the hospital all day yesterday and waited until 6:35 pm to see and talk to the doctor. He was impressed that Dad had walked three times and was doing well.
He asked Dad if he'd like to go home on Friday. The doctor put an order in for a hospital bed and Mom and I went to a Medical Supply store and picked up a couple things. Dad still needs a bedside table. He will not be able to bend nor can he stand for any lenght of time. This is going to be a difficult ordeal for Dad.
I went over to the hospital around 2:30 pm and the bed had been delivered already and Dad and Mom were waiting for the discharge orders. Also Dad was dehydrated so they were rehydrating him. Mom will let me know when he gets home.
You can read more at:
Thank to all who have been praying please continue. This is not over yet. Dad is terminal and we don't know how much time he'll have left. We are confident that God will give him the time he needs. All Dad wants to do is read the Bible and be a witness.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Each day brings some change.
Mom and Beth picked me up at 8 am and we went to breakfast. We had a good time visting and enjoying each others company before we got to the hospital.
When we arrived at the hospital Dad had already been to get his Cat-Scan. This was done to mark the area that the radiation would target. The 2 units of blood Dad received yesterday were depleated and he is not producing more. So another blood transfusion was on the list for today.
Dad was feeling pretty poorly. Also Dad was told he had a tumor on his spine. No wonder he is in such pain. The hope is that the radiation will shrink the tumor. Dad will need 10 radiation treatments which means a 10 day stay in the hospital.
When I walked into Dad's room I was greeted by our first Pastor (John Sheeks). This is the Pastor whom the Lord used to bring us to Christ.
It is amazing to me the people God is bringing back into our lives all these years latter.
Dad and Mom's Pastor Dan Nickerson came and visited and prayed with us. What a Great man of God.
My sister Vickie and her daughter Sarah arrived at 3pm. It is so nice to have them here.
Like Mom said it's too bad it takes something like this to get us together.
There will be lots of family coming in the next several days. It will be nice to see them. Some I haven't seen in 33 years.
Keeping you all posted, Lorie

Monday, April 13, 2009

We hope you all had a nice Easter. Ours was a little wet, but great!
Chris had Sahalie for part of the day. In the afternoon we did a little candy hunt in the backyard just before the rain started. Maddie and Lulu looked for candy. What a kick to watch them.

We had everyone here for Bible study (22). We sang mostly Resurrection songs ,but the kids picked a few others too. Dave taught on Justification. We are still in Matthew 5. One of our families will be out of town next week so we'll be down a few.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

It has been a busy week.
Granddaughter Maddie and family came over on Monday and colored Easter eggs. She had a blast!
Dad had his chemo. Piano lessons later that day.
Wed. my stamping friend came over and we gabbed. We hardly ever stamp, but we enjoy the visiting. I promised her this next week I'll have a project ready to do.
Thursday I went over to my parents (Missy took me) to see Dad and to visit with my Uncle Jim and Aunt Charlotte whom I hadn't seen in 33 years. Some long time friends of my parents came by also. It was good for Missy to see her Grandpa. We are Thankful to Lani my niece for watching Missy's two girls for us.
Friday piano lessons. Then Missy and I went to the Cancer Center to see my Dad and Mom.
Dad had to have a blood transfusion and a shot in the stomach. He looked good, but doesn't feel well at all. We took turns sitting with him. We did find out (thanks to Mom for asking the doctor for me) what Dad has exactly. It is called, "Multiple Myeloma". I looked it up on line and the Mayo Clinic had an excellent article on it. It basically is cancer of the plasma cells. It is incurable.
Their testimony for the Lord is amazing! Next week looks as busy or busier. Until then, I'll leave you with a verse from my morning devotions: Romans 8:18 " For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
For a Believer this is a comfort.

Monday, April 6, 2009

We had 20 in Bible study on Sunday. Samie was ill so Missy's didn't make it.
Dave has changed up the study. More question and answer time. More like
a Bible study instead of a Worship service. We still sing hymns for about30 minutes.
We all love to sing! The study is still in Matthew the 5th chapter. We are studying
about Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness.
We had sad news on Friday. My Dad saw the Oncologist and the diagnoses is that
Dad is in last stage bone cancer. He is in a lot of pain. He had his first chemo treatment today
and Mom said he is doing well, but still in pain. It was a big shock at first when the doctor
told them that without treatment Dad would only live 2-3 months. I went over there yesterday and they both seem to be handling it well, better than me I couldn't quit crying the rest of the day. They are at Peace about it and just want to be a testimony. They know that God is in control. Bless Dad's heart, as sick as he is he still went to the assisted living home and held his Bible reading service.(A tribute to my Dad) My Dad is the most godly man I've ever known. He always as far as I can remember back to 1969 when the Lord saved him has had his nose burried in the Word of God, always concerned about his testimony, a prayer warrior, high standards , a man of humility. Of course he would deny this and say he is unworthy and wretched of all men. He has been the biggest spiritual influence in my life. I am so Blessed to have been born into this family. I pray that God will be near to Dad and Mom, see them through this trial ,ease Dad's pain and suffering
and if it be His will give him a few more years with Mom.
I will post things about Dad from time to time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We had 23 in our Bible study on Sunday. We also had our first potluck.
Dave finished up on Meekness, and we had a good time of fellowship.
Several of the teens are taking piano lessons and play by ear. They graced us with some of their tunes. Pretty good job!

Hey, the sun is peeking out! Several times today we had snow showers.

Until later.

Monday, March 23, 2009

We were down several in our Sunday Bible study.
The flu bug seems to have hit several. There were 8 of us.
We still had a good time of singing and the message was on meekness
out of Matt. 5.

We trust everyone will be well and back on their feet and able to
come next Sunday. We will have our first Potluck, Pot providence?
Whatever you want to call it.

Alexcia is back to her normal self. Happy, playing, eating. No fever,
crabbiness or wanting held all day. Now I guess Sahalie is sick with a fever.

The snow is almost all gone. Just a few patches and the parking lot mountains are
shrinking too. We may get a skiff though tonight. We too in the northwest are ready for warmer sunnier days.

Our dryer bit the dust. I was not looking forward to using the laundromat.
My jack of all trades husband was able to fix it . Thank you, Honey!

Until next time. " Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Well, it has been another wild and wholly week!
Dr. appts. sick baby, she's cutting her eye teeth and the Piano Recital.
The Recital went very well. The kids did an outstanding job, I am
proud of every one of them. We had 19 present. I look forward
to our next one the end of August. We may have a few twists at that one.

We were down in services the past couple Sundays because of illness.
We still averaged 16. We are looking forward to everyone being back
this next Sunday. We continue to pray that God will build this work
and make us a light on the hill.

Dave and I celebrate our 33rd Wedding Anniversary this Friday.
I'll let you know what we hope to do.

That about wraps it up for this week.
Jesus is The Rock in a weary land.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It was a busy week last week.
We are working on potty training LuLu. She knows what to do we just can't seem to get her to do it in the potty. Oh, the joys.... hey, I thought I already passed this with my own kids.

Grandson Matthew celebrated his 7th Birthday on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Matt!

We had another snow storm on Sunday and Monday. Just when it was all melting.

We had GREAT services on Sunday. We were down a few because of illness, but still
had 20 come. Dave brought the lesson from Matthew 5; Blessed are they that mourn.
I am predjudice, great job honey! The message was a Blessing!

I have seven piano students now and we are getting ready for our Spring Recital this coming Saturday. They have all worked so hard and are doing wonderful.

Until next time. Keep looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

We are continuing to see God working.
I ran into my elderly neighbors at the grocery store yesterday
and they asked if we were still having our Bible study on Sunday
mornings. They had been wanting to come for a while but hadn't seen our sign outside and
thought we had moved or something. I told them yes, we were having Bible study
and that last week we had 22. They said they would be here.
They came and 22 others. So our fourth week and we had 24 today, Praise the Lord!
It's amazing the people that are not happy with the churches in the area and are
looking for straight forward preaching, old fashioned singing and good fellowship.
What will the Lord do next week.........

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Robins are back!

We've seen several big fat robins bobbin along in our backyard.
Spring must certainly be around the corner.
All our mountains of snow are melting rapidly, bare ground is showing, yippeee!!!!!

Exciting things are happening in our lives. We are seeing God move and work.
Many of you know that we not only moved back to Cd'A to be of help to Chris
but to see a work start here. It has been pretty discouraging the past 1 1/2 years and we had almost resigned to the fact that we were going to have to move to an area where we had a good sound
Church to go to. Maybe move back to Medford and our old Church Liberty Baptist. We sure have missed the folks there or Dave thought of Pastoring again. He contacted a Church in Arizona and one in Montana. Well the one in Montana knew a man here and asked if he had heard of us. No he hadn't but he would find out. He viewed Dave's Church website and contacted Dave. He and one of his sons came over and of course asked lots of questions. Come to find out we know this man's parents and had gone to Church with them many years ago in Post Falls. To make a long story short we met in this families home on Feb. 8 for Bible study. There were 3 other men present. We were 12 in all. The singing was great and Dave taught on True Fellowship out of 1 John.
We decided the next Sunday to have Bible Study at our home (they have animals and our daughter and granddaughter are allergic). During the week this brother called Dave and told him of more families interested in coming. Some were ill but we still had 11 come. Dave taught out of John 10, The Shepherd. This past Sunday was our third time meeting and we had 22 come. Six families represented. Dave is starting a series out of Matt. 5 on The Sermon On The Mount. Wow, how these folks love to sing. We are so excited to see how God is Blessing, working and growing a Church here .

You may ask why another church group aren't there enough in Cd'A?
My question is, How much are you willing to compromise to be in those Churches?
Until next time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well here are a few new pics of LuLu our sixth

I am hoping to get some new pics of the other grandkids soon.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Well today is the day for Birthdays. Dave (my husband) is celebrating his 54,
my sister Vickie her 51 , and my Aunt Sherry.
I took Dave out to dinner yesterday on his day off. We wanted to try a
new place called "Seargents", but they were closed so we went to
a Mexican place.

We are having beautiful weather today. The sun is so bright!

New pics will be up soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Matthew, Johanna, LuLu and Maddie

Christmas Day!

Christmas Day!

Samie and LuLu

Christmas Day!

Lonnie & Melissa

Amber, LuLu's Mom

Chris and daughter LuLu. Maddie has her back turned.

Lonnie and daughter Samie

Sahalie and Baby Samie.

Chris and daughter Sahalie

Christmas Eve!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Across the street where Dave works

and the field he crosses.

Looking down our road.

Latest snow, Our front drive and

cherry tree.

More Snow!

Well here it is the New Year and what little snow had melted down has now replenished.
We have over 4', and we are expecting a "deep freeze" this weekend.
The roads are very dangerous!
We had a nice quiet relaxing day yesterday. We watched a couple of movies, An old Columbo and
one called "Catch Me If You Can" based on a true story.
We had a Turkey dinner and enjoyed the evening.
A few more pics.