Thursday, November 18, 2010

God is Great!

This past week, I was able to travel with my family to Virginia. The drive out east was absolutely breath taking. We were able to see the beautiful mountain sides covered with trees of gold, green, red, orange and auburn. The landscape that we observed was truly the mark of a creator! We were totally caught by surprise by the fall foilage we were able to see at this time of year, but that wasn't the only remarkable thing about our trip.

We traveled through Washington D.C. to visit our nations capitol. While we were there we took a double decker bus tour and stopped to see such attractions as; the Smithsonian Museum for Native American Indians, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, the Postal Museum, Abraham Lincoln's Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and the Korean War Memorial.
Our travels then led us down into Virginia where we stopped to see Mt. Vernon, the first President of the United States home. Noah was able to earn the "Mt. Vernon Historic Trail Patch," for the Boy Scouts of America, and the "Reading Pin." Mt. Vernon was a great destination with at least four hours of exploring historic artifacts, including George Washington's false teeth (which are not wooden), but the highlight of our trip was yet to come.

After another two and one half hours south-east, we stopped at Williamsburg, VA, where we didn't do any sight-seeing at all! We were simply able to visit some good friends. Our van was loaded down with American Girl dolls and clothes, cake decorating supplies, games, legos and an arsenol of Nerf guns. The kids enjoyed four days of playing in the condo, outside (where the weather was beautiful) and in the swimming pool. While the kids were having a good time, I had the opportunity to visit with Sheri and to catch up on some of the details about her trip across the country.

We all had a great time in Virginia, we were glad to be able to see our friends again, and as soon as we got into the car to leave to come back home to Illinois, we started to miss them again.

God is Great! He is faithful to his people, He continues to watch over us and the Greiner's as we are apart.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

At Last . . .

This is a blog called "At Last . . ."
At last you hear from me again.
At last you find out I am not still pregnant, but actually enjoying a three and a half month old baby boy.
At last you find out my baby's name is Maxton Quinn Kenney.
At last baseball season is over again this year.
At last I have walls and a floor again in my kitchen.
At last my sister is finally having her baby!
Hopefully this will not be the last "at last", as I am waiting to "at last be in my home again!"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

At last you hear from me!

This blog is because my sister is always telling me, "You need to post! Do you know how long it has been since you have posted?"

This is to update everyone, I AM PREGNANT AGAIN! (If you live around here, I am sure you have noticed. I look like I am carrying around a basketball in my gut.) Brent and I went to the doctor today, all is well. Baby's heartbeat is 134 and I have gained 1 pound in the last four weeks (For a total of 14 pounds overall.).

Last night we put together a new bouncy seat for baby and set up the diaper changing table. The kids are getting excited. :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

I have been saving this post for Mother's Day. As many of you know, I had a miscarriage in October of last year. My "due date" was May 28th, 2008. I was having a girl, and I wanted to give her a name. The name my husband and I have chosen is "Amanda Mae Kenney." Amanda is Latin for "much loved." Mae is the month in which she was to be born. (My paternal grandmothers name was also DorisMae, so her name is also kind of a "namesake.")

I can't even describe the sadness that I have felt over the last seven months. Most of the time I am myself; happy, busy, and content. Then there are days I just sit and think and remember and cry. Today was one of those days.

I recommend this book: "Mommy, please don't cry" by Linda Deymaz

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ropp Dairy Cheese Farm

Thursday April 3rd, the kids and I took a field trip to Bloomington, IL. We visited Ropp Dairy Farm. The kids were able to feed some baby jersey cows, try their hand at milking (at least they got to feel an utter!), sample some cheese made fresh from Jersey Cow milk, and try out other "dairy farm" stuff.

I learned something that day also, and I wanted to pass it along. 2% Milk contains 2% fat. Makes sense right! However, Whole Milk contains 3.2% fat. So what's the big deal with Whole Milk? 2% Milk is actually processed in a way to extract the extra 1.2% that so many people want to do without. In the process of removing the extra fat, it also removes natural vitamins and minerals found in milk. Therefore, in processing 2% Milk dairy farmers must chemically add the necessary vitamins and minerals back into the milk. You decide for yourself, but I have chosen to stay with my WHOLE MILK! It sounds a lot healthier!

Check out this website:

http://www.oberweisdairy.com/web/default.asp

Friday, November 16, 2007

Doctor Visit

Today I had my 4 week check-up since my D&C was done. They checked the chromosomes, and everything was good. Doctor says that I should be able to "try again". I was having a girl. I want to pick out a name.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Meghan's 6th Birthday!

Once again, we celebrated Meghan's birthday at Disney World. This year Meghan turned 6. We started the day at Chef Mickey's for a buffet breakfast. It was a little cool in the morning, so grandma bought her a new Tinkerbell sweatshirt to stay warm in the restaurant. After breakfast we went to the Magic Kingdom, where Meghan received a birthday phone call from Goofy. The whole family had a great time in Florida. It was a very "slow paced" vacation. Most of the time we just hung out in the room and went swimming. We also enjoyed shopping and playing at the activity center. It was nice to take things slow and to not have the demands of school and everyday life back at home. Of course I didn't do any of the "thrill" rides because I was pregnant, but the kids didn't mind because they don't particularly like "thrill" rides anyway.