Jul 30, 2006

Family Flicks

My kids really crack me up sometimes. Whatever movie we happen to see, the kids have to then dress up and act it out. For instance, last night we rented "The Greatest Game Ever Played" and they had to get out Skip's putters and putt in the living room. Last week they were dressed as pirates after watching "Pirates of the Caribbean". I know its PG-13 but my kids loved the first one. Annie didn't go but still chose to role play with the older ones. They were hilarious when they dressed as orphans after seeing "Lemony Snickets". My favorite was the outfits they came up with after seeing "The Chronicles of Narnia". I was just wondering if anyone else's kids do this same thing.

Jul 29, 2006

Good Eats!

Since Skip and I have been home, we have been showered with meals. I love that about a church family! It is funny that somehow the word has gotten out that Skip is a total meat and potatoes kind of guy. It is true, his dying meal request would probably be a steak and loaded baked potato, but he does eat other things. We have enjoyed such delicious, mouth-watering entrees(not to mention desserts) that our next adventure together is going to be a diet. I really hate that 4 letter word, but we both want to be in our best shape and health ever as we approach the big 40. Skip has 16 months and I have 17 to go. I can't believe I just said my age. We both have lost the most weight at one time by going totally healthy. I mean 75% raw fruits and veggies. We juiced quite a bit about 7 years ago and most of our extra weight just fell off. It was really hard to stick with it, but so many of our friends are eating healthy now and back then it was only us. However, since the meals are still coming for a week, we will definitely have to work on portion control. I wouldn't want to offend anyone. Ha Ha!

Jul 25, 2006

We're Back!!!

We rolled into Corpus today and are so glad to be home. We missed the kids like crazy. Skip is already busy writing a new song. He is doing so much better, and we decided not to go to a rehabilitation center. We are going to do physical therapy here. A big thanks to Tammi and Jeannie for the food waiting in the fridge, Tammi and Jay for raising our bed, and Eric and Joey for the lawn work. Not to mention, a big thanks to our family for loving on the kids all week. Thanks Terri for lining up meals, and all our friends who will be spoiling us with food. Karissa, Laura, Michelle, and Dena, I want to say thanks for letting me vent a little. Also, thanks for the prayers and support from all our Bay Area Family. We felt every prayer in an amazing way. Lastly, I want to thank our awesome God who has not left our side through this entire surgical adventure. Thank goodness the worst is over now. P.S. Fellow bloggers, writing and reading blogs truly kept me grounded in some wierd way. Thanks!

Jul 23, 2006

Laughter is the Best Medicine

I was laughing so hard at Skip earlier today when he was doing an impression of one of Jamie Foxx's characters from Living Color. It is so great how we have the same sense of humor even though we are complete opposites. The hospital can be pretty boring, but we are going to have so many funny memories from his surgery. I read Proverbs 17:22 earlier that says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine." That is so true. A lot of silly things happen when you are secluded in a room with a man on narcotics, dressed in a gown, and totally helpless.

"Something Good is Going to Happen to You"

Skip and I are spending our Sunday morning with Joel Olsteen on the tube. I'm still in my PJ's and Skip, well, uh, he's in his hospital gown. Actually the green stripes do compliment his eyes. Watching church on TV got me thinking about my childhood. Many times Oral Roberts was my pastor. I loved the way he would end his show with the song "Something Good is Going to Happen to You." I haven't thought about that song in years, but it rings as true as ever. Whenever we face trials and struggles, God always has something good on the horizon. I have read a lot of blogs this week which have really made me realize how fortunate I am. One fellow blogger has a friend who just lost her husband in a freak accident, another blogger's baby is about to undergo heart surgery. The list goes on and I am overwhelmed at how much I have to be thankful for. Sometimes we can get so consumed with our own problems, we don't see all the "Good that is about to happen."

Jul 22, 2006

Hip Saga Continues....day 4...

Hello everyone. It is Saturday and we are still in Austin recovering. Usually patients would go home today, but Skip is still having difficulty with getting up and down even with two people helping. I wish I would have worked out with weights a little more ahead of time. We are in the process of trying to get to a rehabilitation facility closer to home. They think he will need two or three days of inpatient therapy to work on normal getting around stuff. He had about 5 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep last night which really helped. Mentally this is so taxing on Skip. He hates relying on others for everything. I think that a lesson is emerging for sure. God is absolutely working on this amazing man and I can't wait to see what glory He brings to pass. If anyone out there wants to know what they can do to help, we need prayer for sure. We need to pray our insurance will provide a hospital bed when we get home(he needs the functions they provide as well as rails to hold onto to get out), we need to find a place for Skip to rehab near home or in Victoria(where grandparents are), and for Skip's pain to be more manageable. I know God will bring all of this about in His perfect timing. He has already provided me with so much patience and strength to give to Skip.

Jul 21, 2006

I Always Thought I Had All The Patience in This Marriage

Okay, I am officially bored. I guess I figured I could catch up on
my bible reading, finish a couple of new books I purchased, and rest up from being kid-free. Well, no such luck. They have a rule at this hospital that when a patient dozes off for about 30 seconds, you need to come and bug them for something. I kid you not, we have literally sleep a total of 3 hours between the two of us in two nights. Skip was doing pretty well and getting his pain manageable, but he started having some problems with his heart rate. It was getting pretty high and his blood pressure was low. They figured out that he was very dehydrated and started pumping him up with fluids. His blood pressure is good, but now his blood count is low. They are about to give him a couple of units, and he should be feeling a lot better after that. He is able to sit up in a chair for about an hour at a time twice a day. It takes a lot of strength to help him get up but I know I can do it. I think both of us were not prepared for how serious this was going to be. Praise God he can do so much work from home when he is released. It is going to be a while before he is singing on stage at Bay Area Fellowship again. Once again, thanks to everyone for the prayers and emails.

Jul 20, 2006

Praise God!

God is so good. Skip made it through surgery and is recovering. I think it is going to be a rough few days of getting up and walking. He is having issues with pain right now, so prayers are still needed. Thanks again to everyone for the prayers, phone calls, and help. We are blessed beyond measure. Notice his rock-n- roll signing. He is now watching the British Open while sipping on his Dr. Pepper. We will keep everyone posted on his road to recovery. A special thanks to our parents for watching our babies!

Jul 12, 2006

One Week Countdown

Well, it is exactly one week until Skip's surgery. He will be having hip replacement on July 19th. I just want to take a minute to say thank you to so many of our friends and family who have been praying for him. I have such a peace about the whole thing and a lot of that has come from friends who have prayed with me. It is not a simple procedure with Skip's condition, but we have an amazing God who can anything. Keep up the prayers and I will post again when we get home.

Jul 11, 2006

Matt's First Paying Job

Here is a few recent pictures of Matt during his taping of an episode of Hannah Montana which will air on the Disney Channel sometime around October. He really enjoyed the whole experience. Matt is so full of life and smiles. I am praying that he stays true to his Christian upbringing which is so rare (but needed) in Hollywood. Debbie (my sister) and her husband (Tony) are doing such a supportive job as parents to him. I know that he has the best possible chance to succeed. He is now auditioning for some other roles and going to school at the same time. Way to go Matt!

Jul 10, 2006

Update on Miracle Twins

Here are some recent pictures of my sweet neice and nephew who were born premature last September 10th. They are doing awesome and are getting extra spoiled by grandma who is in the picture too. I wish I could see them more because they grow so fast. Billy and Laura are the amazing parents of these two dolls. I am in awe of all they do as parents. You both are inspirational.

Jul 6, 2006

Aly & AJ Bound!

Well Skip, the kids, and I are off to the Aly and AJ concert in Houston later today. If you don't know who Aly and AJ are then you probably do not have the Disney Channel or kids between the ages of 5 and 18. This is my kids first real concert besides what they see at Bay Area Fellowship. I am most excited because my nephew Matt who is in the picture got us backstage passes to meet them. My kids are freaking out. The girls are Christian and it should be a clean show. My last concert was Duran Duran so this should be about the same decibel level of screaming. Oh, by the way, Matt just got his first job with 3 lines on Hannah Montana. He starts taping today. I am such a proud aunt.

Jul 5, 2006

UPDATE:Kid's boredom

Things have been looking up in the boredom dept. at the Moziseks. We have been having friends over and playing in the sprinklers. The kids even made their fisher-price picnic table into a slide off the trampoline. Not very safe with water involved, but it kept them busy for a while. I just wish we would have sunnier weather for a while so we could go to the beach. Right now the kids are making obstacle courses in my house with their friends. I hear them, but I am afraid to look at the mess being made as I type away.

I Need Some Serious Tech Classes

Please ignore the random picture of me on my previous post. I was trying to have a pic go with my user profile and I don't know what I'm doing. I am embarrassed to ask my husband for anymore help concerning the computer because I feel like I should have these simple things down by now. I try to use the blogger help section, but I never can find the question I have. If I do find it, I can't seem to follow the easy steps outlined for me. I feel like I am back in my college physics class where nothing seems to make sense. Am I alone here?

Jul 1, 2006

How Many Days Until School Starts?

Well, it is finally July. Because we took vacation right after school got out, we are going to have a long summer. Our kid's school does not begin until September this year, so finding things to do for 3 kids is always a task. I really wish we would have joined a pool or put the kids in camps. There is still a few vacation bible schools, but when your kids get older it is a little harder to convince them to go. I am in need of any good ideas for summer fun. I know I am 15 minutes from the beach, and we do have a great aquarium, museum, and aquatic center. We also could be going to the library once a week and starting new hobbies. Okay, I think I just helped myself out a little. If you have any other ideas for older kids at the ages of 6, 9 and 12, please pass them on. Sorry if this post sounds negative. I love my kids and I feel absolutely blessed to be home with them. I'm just in need of a little adventure.