Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I have totally slacked in the photo department. Since we got a digital camera, almost 4 years ago, I have only printed out about 20 pictures. So yesterday I started the painstaking task of moving them all to my Shutterfly account and cropping and fixing the red eyes. I move some 325 pictures or so and still have a long, long way to go. I ran up and down the stairs way to many times. I'm making folder for each kid and put all their photos in it so some of the pics will be over there three or four times just in different folders. I still have the oldest 2 kids to do, they have the most pics so I'll have to do one kid a day. It's kind of funny how the number of pictures goes down each year. I only have a hand full of pictures of Biggie from four months to a year, oops. This is one of my favorite pictures of Biggie.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Here is a few pictures of our life lately. Saturday night had picnic in the park. The kids weren't interested in the food they wanted to play and walk the trails. The hubby let them walk across a fallen log over the creek, they thought it was great. The kids had to have the whole picnic experience and sit on the ground, we opted for the picnic table.

My sweet family!!!!!!!

Snow in July!!!! I froze some this winter, next year I'll try to freeze more, they had a ball!

And here is the baby- isn't she beautiful!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hubby's Endoscopy Result

The hubby had a biopsy when they did the endoscopy and was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. It pretty much means that all the allergies he has is causing his esophagus to constrict making swallowing difficult. Even environmental allergies can cause this. They stretched his throat and sent us a Rx. He hasn't decide if he'll use the Rx yet. We had the result sent to the Doc also and he called with a natural treatment so we'll see how that goes. I think its kind of odd that they wouldn't suggest trying to find out the cause and trying to avoid the offender, that only makes sense to me, why just put a "band aid" on the problem get rid of the problem. He is planning to redo his food sensitivities and environmental allergies with the Doc if he ever finds the time. So hopefully that will help him out. I very thankful for the technology to find these things out and help to resolve some of the issues. It is amazing what they can do. Maybe he'll he doing well enough to take me out next week for our ten year anniversary.

Beef / Venison Day!

My least favorite of all the days is beef/ venison day. It used to be just beef day until Racky became very sensitive to it. It's been over 6 months since he has had beef. Good thing I have brothers who hunt. We eat fish on this night if it falls during the work week.

Breakfast: Either puffies of fruit juice sweetened corn flakes with rice milk.

Snacks: Corn chips with guacamole, plain popcorn, corn flakes, peaches, blueberry and papaya.

Lunch: Corn chips and guacamole, corn flakes, cooked venison from freezer, peaches, blueberries, venison and ketchup.

Dinner: Sweet potatoes, corn, venison steaks or salmon, venison burgers on rice bread, then we have beef burgers, pickles and ketchup. Fruit again.

We freezer blueberries for the winter and again I can a lot of peaches, at least they're easier than pears.

Dinner tonight is venison steaks and corn, rice bread and fruit. Hubby has golf so I'll scrounge something up for myself.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Chicken Day

I thought I'd write what eat eat over here in allergyville. We do a four day rotation diet, chicken, beef, turkey and pork. We started this diet when Racky was 2 1/2 I believe. He had shown up allergic to beef, chicken and turkey so the Doc said to rotate them so he doesn't be come overly sensitive to the point that he wouldn't be able to eat them. The only food they eat daily is rice and lots of it. Now I am so used to it but is was an adjustment. No leftover's for lunch the next day, no Saturday night burger night or anything like that. The biggest was not just eating what is in the house or on sale, it has to be on the schedule. The food budget just went up. So on to chicken day-

The kids eat "puffies" (aka rice puff cereal) with rice milk. Racky loves puffies, Biggie will eat them, Lula hates them. They all have a protein replacement drink 3 to 4 times a day which is made out of rice. If its hard to digest, like most protein, they become or already are allergic to it.

Lunch is already cooked chicken of some sort that I pull out of the freezer. Spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots.

Snacks are protien replacements, spelt pretzels, pears, cherries, bananas and carrots and peppers.

Dinner is chicken, either baked, grilled, fried with spelt flour or in chicken soup.
Carrots or cauliflower.
Rice or rice bread.
Cherries, pears, or bananas.

Do you see the trend, they eat the same stuff all day long. I can enough pears to last the year, 94 jars, ack, I hate canning pears all that peeling. They eat dried cherries in the winter. At 5 bucks a pound, 15 bucks if organic, they are nicknamed gold nuggets. (We don't usually buy organic cherries for obvious reasons.)

Well dinner tonight is grilled chicken, I use barbacue sauce on the hubby and mine and the kids is plain. The hubby is allergic to cauilflower so we will have carrots. We'll have wheat bread and the kids will have rice bread. Then any leftover fruit from earlier in the day, because we can't eat it tomorrow.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Our Week!

Our week was pretty busy around here. Monday through Wednesday the kids were sick. Racky manage to puke in the car twice in one day, yummy. Thursday afternoon I went down to the freezer to get meat for dinner and found the freeze open and stuff thawing. Lovely! So after chucking about fifty bucks in food out, I got to spend today cooking meat that had started to thaw. Well at least my chicken stash is replenished and I have a huge batch of soup for the hubby's lunches. The hubby has also been gone working the past two nights. Yuck. It's Friday night, he shouldn't be working, well at least that means no golf tomorrow morning:0) Well Lu2 and I are going to park ourselves in the chair and read our book again then hit the hay. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Not much going on around here finally. Last week was pretty crazy to say the least. Monday was my birthday, a trip to the dentist, and the hubby had an over night job that night too. Wednesday was the fourth and the four kids and I went in the parade with grandpa in the big truck and to a get together in the evening. Thursday I baked for the work party. Friday was the work party and the final running around like an chicken with its head chopped off. Saturday I crashed after I picked the kids up from the in laws. Yesterday the hubby had an endoscopy procedure done. That went well, he was quite the funny man when he woke up, they give you some pretty potent drugs that's for sure. So now its time to try to get life back of some sort of routine. The baby, nicknamed Lu2 by her father, is over a month already. So no more excuses about the disaster of a house and undone projects, aka unstained deck. The school year will be here soon and I still don't have a plan of action for that either. Well I better scoot and start catching up. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, July 2, 2007


My wonderful wife finally hit the big 30
I’m guess I’m a little bit of a copycat so I will attempt to share (you guessed it) 30 things about her that make her the best wife a man could want. These are not necessarily in order.

1. She loves the LORD - Definitely #1
2. She puts up with me
3. She is a wonderful Mommy
4. She always makes sure I’m fed
5. She mixes and concocts for the kids and me all day long
6. She doesn’t give me too much grief about golfing
7. She only has eyes for me
8. She is happy reading a book if I’m watching football
9. She does not spend all day gossiping or watching soaps – She keeps house and home
10. She hooks me up
11. She doesn’t grip about making special food for the kids and me even though she can eat anything she wants
12. She is smart – I like that in a woman
13. She is ok with me being chauvinist
14. She likes to spend time with the kids even after a long day with them
15. She is sooooooooo sexy
16. She can be quite funny herself, and even thinks I am occasionally

17. Not that she ever does anything wrong, but she apologizes if she does
18. She is home schooling our children and that takes a lot of patience
19. She even likes the in-laws, most of the time
20. She is very respectful
21. She is Honest
22. She respects my authority
23. She loves me – chicken legs and all
24. She doesn’t spend our money frivously
25. She is not into women’s lib
26. She reads books on how to be a good mother & wife
27. Did I mention she is sooooooooo sexy – Yes she has brown hair and blue eyes
28. She never has a headache
29. She has our babies at home with no drugs
30. She doesn’t get mad at me if I don’t buy her presents - Sorry babe

Your loving husband Isaac