Monthly Archives: July 2008

Life-size Clue

Life-size Clue

Our church had a teen activity tonight, in which the teens played a life-size Clue-like game. The adults were the people/suspects. There were: Prof. Sunny Blueberry, Mrs. Indigo Parakeet, Col. & Mrs. Ketchup, Miss Carrie Color, Mrs. Mary Rich (the widow of the deceased), and Will Rich (the son and sole heir of the deceased). Each of us adults had a card listing three things we knew (one about each category – perpetrator, weapon, location) and each of us was in a location apart from the others. The kids had to go from room to room asking questions until they figured out the answer. It was fun!

This was my station… I was Miss Carrie Color and I was in the Garden. I didn’t get a picture of me on my camera so that will have to wait until I get one from the other person who took pictures.

This is “Mrs. Rich, the Widow” in the Library.

This is “Will Rich” (age 15 LOL!) in the Back Yard.

This is Mrs. Indigo Parakeet on the Front Porch (who turned out to be the perpetrator, but not the location).

Here are Colonel & Mrs. Ketchup. He is described as “narcoleptic” and she has to keep waking him up :giggle: They are in the Breakfast Room.

And here is Professor Sunny Blueberry. He was in the Basement (which was upstairs! LOL)

Turned out it was done by Mrs. Parakeet in the Library with the Glue Gun!


Here is our winning team – the girls! – who were awarded “something to help with their detective work” 🙂


Colonel Ketchup was chosen “Best Actor” and was also awarded The Prize.


And then we all went to the back room for ice cream sundaes!

This week…

This week…

First, I went to the health department to get my pregnancy “verified” (you know the government types… they don’t believe you unless they see for themselves) and was delighted to see the positive line pop up even before the control line had!

I have an appointment with my “care coordinator” on Monday morning. She sets up my first appointment with my OB.

Also, this week, I got a new sewing machine! Woo-hoo! 😀 I set it up and immediately got to sewing. I sewed together the quilt-top for Timmy’s 13th birthday (I have 15 months in which to get it finished):

Each child got a pillow. Bobby’s, Timmy’s, and JL’s came from remnants I picked up at Walmart, Rachel’s came from a piece of material I had here, and Nate’s is pieced together from squares of denim from old jeans.

Nate asked me to use a piece of the leftover material from Timmy’s pillow and put it on his shorts. My first-ever attempt at applique:



And, last but not least, I am making a small quilt for the new baby:

Just slightly less nervous today…

Just slightly less nervous today…

I know that line faintness isn’t a real indicator. Or so they say. Nevertheless… I had to try again, and today’s test (not even first thing in the morning) was quite a bit darker than the one from two days ago… so I feel a little better about that.

Nate (our 8yo) has been telling everyone who’ll listen! Needless to say, he’s very excited. My friends at church are all thrilled! I love that we have such supportive surroundings!

I’m nervous.

I’m nervous.

I wasn’t expecting a positive yesterday. I (perhaps foolishly?) took another test this morning and the positive line, while still there, was even fainter than yesterday. I’m trying not to stress about it… but it’s difficult. Especially since my husband is nervous, too. We are both hyper-alert about possible signs/symptoms of something going wrong.

If you don’t mind praying for us, we would much appreciate it! For things to be ok, for peace, for our ability to rest in God’s plan, whether it is to hold this baby alive in 8 months or not.

Ok, been a while…

Ok, been a while…

We went camping over the Fourth; it was a great trip! We finally talked our friends into coming with us and had an excellent time! We saw some fireworks on Independence Day night, and (other than me coming home with poison ivy) a great time was had by all!

Since we’ve been home, we’ve been trying to get the camping stuff unpacked and camp clothes washed and reclaim the house. Or, maybe it would be more accurate to say “claim the house” since something really can’t be REclaimed until it’s been claimed once!!

I finally have my kitchen just about how I want it. It needs more work still, but it is once again USABLE, which is always a big plus, you know!

I also want to add that July 10 (yesterday, at this writing) was my brother’s 16th anniversary and my mom’s birthday! And tomorrow (July 12) is the birthday of my dad (Dusty – see “My Three Dads” below). Happy birthday!

I had something else in mind to ponder about earlier, but it has wandered off. If it comes back, I’ll let you know! 😉