Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cousin Pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Playing Bubbles with Landon

Monday night while Mom and Dad were at Bible Institute Class, Lindsey got to go to Nana and Papa's house to play with Landon. He was staying with Nana and Papa for a few days while his Mom and Dad were at a preaching conference. They had so much fun playing with the bubbles.

Chucky Cheese with Nana and Papa

One Tuesday night, Papa called and asked, "What are you doing?" We said that we were about to fix dinner and then had shopping to do. Papa said, "How about meeting Nana, Landon and Papa at Chucky Cheese for pizza and games. Of course, we said, "Yes"!!!!!!!!! Lindsey and Landon "driving" the fire truck. They were having a great time.
The fire truck was Landon's favorite. He cried every time we tried to get him to try a new ride.

Lindsey riding the carousel!!!!!!!!!

Lindsey driving Chucky Cheese around. The pizza was great and fun fellowship with Nana and Papa. Thank you Papa for taking us to Chucky Cheese!!!!!!!!!!!

Easter Sillyness 2010

This is Easter Sunday Morning. Lindsey was being cute and silly. Hope you enjoy!!!!!!

Easter and Meeting Schrock Cousins

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday. It was the end of our World Mission Conference. One of the Missionary Families that we had at our conference this year was Jake's cousin, Omar Schrock. It was fun to meet Omar and his wife Tracy and their son Jonathan. Here are a few pictures of Lindsey and Jonathan on Easter Sunday!!!!!!

Visiting Crown College

Lindsey and I were able to travel with my Mom and Dad to Knoxville, TN and visit Crown College and the Temple Baptist Church for the International Baptist Friends Conference. We all had a great time. We were able to see many friends and hear a few good messages from God's Word. Lindsey got very sick towards the end of the week so we were at the hotel most of the time but we did manage to get these pictures of Lindsey at the beginning of the week.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lindsey's First Hospital Stay!!!!!

First, I would like to say, Praise The Lord for His protection over the life of Lindsey and that this story did not end up any worse than it did. So, here goes...

Let's just say that the last few months have been a little stressful and so due to some business that we needed to do in Seattle my husband planned a little "get-a-way". He booked us a beautiful hotel room. We left Thursday after he got off of work and left little Lindsey at home with Nana and Papa. We planned to stay in the Seattle area until Saturday morning and then drive home to be in Spokane Saturday afternoon. We took care of our business on Thursday evening when we arrived in town and then were left with a few days to just have fun. On Friday we went to IKEA. This was so much fun. I have affectionately named IKEA the "girl's Cabela's". It was great. We then headed for the Seattle waterfront and did all the sight seeing things to do. Pike's Place Market, the original Starbuck's, the water front and even a one hour Harbor tour on a boat. We were having a great time. We picked up a pizza and headed back to the hotel. While we were eating our pizza we got a phone call from my Dad...Here is where the real story begins. They were headed to the ER because Lindsey had decided to get into Nana's purse and open her Diabetes blood sugar medicine. Some how she got the child safety lid off and when my dad found her she had blue coming out of her mouth. These pills are the melty kind. My parents call poisen control and when they told them the type of medicine it was Poisen Control said to head to the ER right away. My dad said that we would prefer to take her to the Children's ER but that the Holy Family Hospital was about 5 min. closer. Poisen Control did not even give them the option and said to head to Holy Family and that they would call the ER and tell them that they were coming. Upon arrival at the ER, Lindsey was given an IV and an "soda drip" (sugar water) was given to her. This medicine has the potential to drop a child's blood sugar fast and very low. This can cause seizures and brain damage. After consulting with the on-call Doctor at Children's Hospital they decided to admit her to Children's Hospital for observation. They were concerned because they did not know if she actually got any of the medicine or just got it in her mouth and then spit it out. They were also concerned about the time of day. It was bed time. They did not want my parents to wake up to a baby having a seizure in the middle of the night. At this point we packed our things and began the 4 1/2 hour drive home. We arrived at the hospital at about 1:00am. Lindsey was asleep and so Nana and Papa and Daddy went home to get a good night's sleep and I stayed at the hospital with Lindsey. We stayed in the hospital until about 5:00pm Saturday and everyone was fine. We were all just a little tired. We are so thankful that this was not as bad as it could have been. The nurses and doctors were all great and everyone just loved Lindsey. At one point, Lindsey was in her crib screaming, Happy, happy, happy. This is her newest word. I also forgot to tell you that because they had already put the IV in at the first ER, Lindsey had to ride in the ambulance to the Children's Hospital. She even got a teddy bear from the ambulance people. Here are a few pictures from Lindsey hospital room.
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Again, I can not say how thankful I am for the Lord's protection in our lives. Recently I have seen some blogs of people who have been through things that I could never imagine. Some of these trials even ending in the loss of a child to diesese. In the last few weeks, I have been reminded of a few things...

1. We Serve A Great God That Knows What Is Best For Each And Every One Of His Children. I am always amazed at the love and care that we receive from an Almighty God who takes a personal interest in our lives.

2. We Should Always Take The Time To Love Our Family. Some times we get so busy. I am learning to train a almost two year old. This can be hard at times to not get frustrated and to be consistant. Yet in the most frustrating moments, I am remembering to hug Lindsey a little longer and a little tighter. I am learning to be thankful for the people that the Lord has placed in my life and to not take them for granted. I am not a good driver at night. Yet, that Friday night, Jake needed a break and we switched places. I put Patch The Pirate in the CD player and sang as loud as I could without waking Jake up. I knew that with every rotation the the tires I was getting closer to my baby. Take time to love the ones closest to us.

Well, I am sure that there is so much for me to learn and as I think of more I will post my thoughts. This blog has mostly been a "scrapbook" type blog for me. It is rare that I really "share". Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and for checking in on our family. Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recap of the Last Few Months

September was a busy month with school starting and things really getting under way. I am not teaching in school but piano lessons start and the month ends with the church Anniversary service.
October was a fun month. Our church hosts a Harvest Party in place of Halloween. This years theme was a Farm Theme. Lindsey dressed as a Lady Bug. Nana also threw a Harvest Party up at the camp were Landon lives. Landon dressed as a Scarecrow. This is a picture is one that we took with Landon and Lindsey in their costumes. November was also an exciting month. Grandma and Grandpa Burkholder came to visit. We took them all around the town. We went to a local museum called the Campbell House. This museum tells a lot of the local history of Spokane and in Inland Northwest. We then went to Post Falls, ID just over the boarder to the only Cabela's that we have. We ate lunch in the cafe and enjoyed Bison Burgers. We then spent some time looking at all the animals and shooting the laser guns. Lindsey did really well getting to know Grandma and Grandpa. They read books and had a great time playing.
We enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday at my parents house. Eric and Christa (my sister) and Landon came down from Montana. We had a great time. No early morning shopping for me. I slept in.

December was a very busy month. We were gearing up for our Church's Christmas Musical Presentation. I played the piano for the children's choir. This was a big deal for me as we used a Majesty Music Program and I played the song accompaniment. I usually get really nervous and have a hard time. We had practice a lot and then I just prayed and the Lord really helped my. The other thing that made this a busy time was that Jake played one of the main rolls as the Grandpa/Cow. He did a great job and a great time was had by all. If you are interested in watching the archives at The date was December 20, 2009. Happy watching.

I also had the opportunity to travel with Jr. High and High School class of Faith Baptist Academy to the Fine Arts Competition. We had worked very hard and entered in many events. From academics, music and sports. All the students did well and placed in many events. We did so well that we placed first as a school in every category and took first place as a school in the over all competition. We had so much fun and the bus ride was not that bad. :)

We went to my parents house for Christmas Eve and again Eric, Christa and Landon came for the weekend. On Christmas Eve we played games, eat snacks, and then went out to look for Christmas Lights. We also watched a fun Christmas Movie. We stayed the night at my parents house Christmas Eve and woke up Christmas Morning for lots of fun. We had a great breakfast casserole made in the crock-pot. We enjoyed our yearly reading of the Christmas Story and then watched Lindsey and Landon open their presents. Lindsey was so excited and Landon was over whelmed. Some of Lindsey's favorites were the book, "If you give a cat a cupcake" and the stuffed kikky (keykey=kitten) that came with it. She also enjoyed the baby doll and stroller that we gave her. She pushed the stroller all around the house. Baby in the stroller, Cat under her arm. She was so cute and precious. After all the excitement Lindsey and Landon were ready for a nap. We laid them down and then the adults were able to open their presents in peace.

So far we are having a great January. We have already traveled to Tacoma, Wa for the Preacher's Delight Meeting. This was a great time of preaching and refreshment. We took a great group of teenagers to the meeting. We were able to hear great preachers such as David Gibbs and Eric Capaci. We are now back into piano full time and sports games for the school and are looking forward to the Feb tournament. Hopefully I will be able to keep up better with the blog. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by.