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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Here is a list of Thirteen things that I have done and need to do within a 7 day time frame.
(the time frame is Tuesday to Tuesday) Let's just say it has been a busy week!
13. Do my bi-monthly grocery shopping (and get them all put away) Lisa and I trade off with the kids so I was able to get all the shopping done come home and get everything put away kid free. This was a first for me. I always have had or child or the other. It was a peaceful shopping experience.
12. Christmas Shopping - I have gotten a lot of my Christmas shopping done. I have about half finished. This week I made a lot of progress because I got Braxton and Brazos done!!!
11. Check on Tiffany - one of the girls from church (our adopted daughter) had her tonsils taken out Wednesday and she wanted me to come over and see her. I took her a milk shake and stayed for awhile. She has spent all day with me today and probably tomorrow. She is a great kid and just needs some special attention.
10. Trunk or Treat - Last night at church we had trunk or treat. We had a great turn out. We had over 25 kids. This is a great show for this congregation. It was a fun night and the boys looked great. (I will post the pictures tomorrow)
9. Karl surgery - Karl had back surgery this morning. He and Andrea are still at the hospital - he seems to be recovering well. He will be sore for a couple of days.
8. Playing hospital - This house has become a recovery center. It is nice to be able to take care of people when they are in need. I am thankful to God for providing my husband a wonderful job that allows me to be at home and care for those who need it the most.
7. Finish the girls day stuff - Andrea and I are speaking at a girls day at the College Church of Christ next weekend. We have been working on the agenda and what we want to do. We just need to finish it up.
6. Ladies Night Out - is tonight. I am responsible for getting everything set up, food there, and making sure everything goes off without a hitch. I am looking forward to a night of food, fun, and fellowship.
7. Hayride - Saturday morning our congregation is having a hayride and wienie roast. There is a fun zone and things for the kids to do. We are looking forward to this event.
6. Marriage Class - Because Monday is Beggars Night (up here the kids do not trick or treat on Halloween - they do it on Beggars night which is usually the night before) so because Beggars night is on Monday we moved our class to Saturday night. So Saturday will be a busy day.
5. Sunday worship and pot luck - Sunday is always a busy day with Bible class, worship, pot luck, short nap, and worship again. It is a busy day but a day that is full of family time and fellowship.
4. Braxton has an allergist appointment on Monday - this one is to see if he will be able to take the flu shot. The nurse said it will take around two hours to see if it will work.
3. The Clapp kids come for a visit. I usually keep the kids every other Tuesday but this week I will have them on Monday. It will be a fun and very busy day!
2. Brazos cardiologist appointment. We see the cardiologist on Tuesday for a follow up.
1. Take a trip to Paris. We will leave as soon as we are done at the cardiologist. We are looking forward to a great week with family and friends.
Well that is a look into the 7 days of our life.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Welcome Cagle Cousins

Well we just want to welcome the new Cagle cousins into this family. We are excited to see that they arrived in style. They are already such great friends that they had to arrive on the same day. Cousin Paige has all the information on her blog as well as some pictures.
Also, Susan has pictures out of Clay Maureen and Avery.
Congratulations Clint and Rachel and Clay and Maureen. We are excited and ready to meet these girls!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Granny Update

Just wanted to say Thanks to all of you who have been praying for Granny Zant. We all really appreciate the prayers. Wanted to give you an update and let you know how things were going. She is doing better and is at home now. She is still not eating much but she is

progressing. Taking one day at a time right now. The doctors said they are going to do surgery on Nov 16th to try and fix the vein in her leg. So please pray that this can be done successfully - the only other option is amputation. She is a trooper and will pull through, thanks again for all the prayers. I will keep you updated on her progress.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sunday Smiles

Here are some pictures of my boys. They are smiling big on Sunday morning before class. They are doing great. Not much to say today. Just moving one day at a time.

Friday, October 20, 2006

My Name

How common is your name? Well I thought before I did this that it might be hard to find a person with my same name and I was correct. Although there are a lot of Beck's (110,000) out there, they database could not find another Lyneil! There are a lot less people with my maiden name - only 390. This was a lot of fun. I got it off of Jenn's blog. Thanks for sharing. Go to the site and plug in your name and tell me what you come up with.
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Here is a list of 13 things that I have picked up today.
1. Juice Cup
2. Pacifiers
3. John Deere tractors
4. push popper
5. John Deere Hedge Trimmer
6. 5 puzzles and their pieces
7. Baby doll
8. Blocks
9. Cars
10. Burp cloth
11. Dirty Clothes
12. Shoes
13. Brazos and Braxton
It has already been a busy day. I hope that things will slow down a little. The boys are keeping us on our toes and running all the time. We are loving every minute of it!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Did someone say swimming?

I know it is the middle of October but here are some pictures from our weekend. We went to the Amana colonies here in Iowa for a weekend of fun. They have an indoor water park with miniature golf another added bonus is that there is a Tanger outlet mall within 10 minutes of the water park. We took off around 2 pm on Friday and went over we swam till 7pm and then headed over to the outlets to shop for a few hours. We shopped till we were ready to drop.
We came back to the hotel and we all slept well. We got up Saturday morning ready to go. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and them went swimming again. Braxton loved every minute we were there. He had a great time and would go back again any time.
We had a great time. Check out the pictures of our fun!
Some of the pictures are blurry because it was so humid in there.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Here they are!

The boys seem to be growing by leaps and bounds lately. They are really amazing. I just can not believe some days how amazing God is. I am so thankful for my family. I am thankful for all the help I have been getting from Andrea and Karl. They have been such a blessing. Andy and I have really been appreciative.

Karl and Andrea with Brazos on the train.
Dad with the boys! These are the loves of my life!

Here is a pictures of Brazos taking his bath in the kitchen sink. This was the first time he sat up in the sink by himself. He is getting so big.
Here is one of my little stinker~ What a sweet boy. He raked the leaved in the yard with dads help. Then the play time began. Dad through Braxton into the leaves. They had a great time playing outside.
Update: Granny is doing some better. They moved her to a room and have been getting her up and moving. Her liver has started to function but her kidneys are not. They started dialysis yesterday and will do it again today and tomorrow. We are praying that her kidneys will come back - they said time will tell. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks for the prayers that have been offered - we do appreciate them.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

I have been wanting to do this TT for a little while, but it was still to warm here in Iowa. Well no longer! The temps have fallen and fall is in the air. Here are 13 things I love about fall.
13. The leaves changing. It is really pretty to see all of the colors.
12. The train ride. This is the second year we have taken the train ride in the fall. It is so great to see all of God's glory and the creation that He has made.
11.Change in the weather. I like the cooler weather. I do not so much enjoy the cold, but the cooler weather is nice.
10. Snuggle time. Cooler weather brings about snuggle time with Andy and the kids.
9. Getting things done. I tend to put off things that need to be done in the house because we spend a lot of time outside while it is warm, so fall brings about cleaning time.
8. Holidays - when fall sets in I know that the holidays are just around the corner and I will be able to spend time with family.
7. Thanksgiving - I love getting together at Thanksgiving. I love to spend time with my family and friends.
6. Aggie football. I love to watch our Aggies Win. We do not watch a lot of football. We enjoy college football and watch our Aggies every chance we get
5. Yard work - I love to spend time outside with my family, raking the leaves and trimming back the hedges for the winter.
4. Craft Fairs - In the fall all the craft fairs come to town with all the good for Christmas. I love to go and look and buy.
3. Christmas Shopping - I love to go Christmas shopping. I love buying presents for people and looking forward to the time we get to spend together.
2. Soup - I love when the weather turns cold enough for soup. I love to come into the house and smell what has been cooking and getting ready to enjoy that meal with my family.
1. Spending time with family - The fall always seem to bring more time with family and friends. I love this time of year because we get to catch up and visit.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Choo Choo Train

We took a trip to Boone this weekend to ride the train. It is a scenic train. We love to go in the fall and see all the trees changing and the fall air. We had a great time. Braxton loved the train. He is still talking about the train. They have a special Thomas weekend in the Spring - I think we will try to make it. Here are some pictures from our trip.

This is a picture of the passenger car.
Dad and Braxton in front of the engine.
This was a play car that they had for the kids to get in. Braxton loved it.

On another note, my grandmother Zant is not doing well. She had surgery on Wednesday and it seemed to go well. She lost some blood during surgery but recovered and went home. She has not been able to hold food down and has not been feeling well. Yesterday afternoon she was not well so she went to the ER in Greenville. She had a really low temp and her blood pressure was also really low. After 6 hours of trying to stabilize her they put her on a care flight to Dallas. She got there about 11 pm and they worked for a while. They got her stable enough to do surgery at 1:30. There were a rough couple of hours but she seems to have pulled through. The surgery last night was to stop the bleeding inside her body they had to give her 5 pints of blood last night. She is still in ICU and will be there for at least a couple of more days. She really could use some prayers right now. She is a fighter and is working hard. They took her off of the dopamine (sp) this morning and she is starting to open her eyes some. During all of this her kidneys shut down. They are starting to make a come back. They said it will be some time before we know what kind of damage was done to the major organs (heart, liver, kidneys, etc. ). Please pray for June Zant and her recovery. Also a prayer for her husband (Dudley) and kids (Rick, Pam, Craig, and Jeanne) as they have had a long night and are looking at a long couple of days ahead. Thanks for the prayers I will keep you updated on her progress.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen

Love is patient and kind . . . protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
Love never fails.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I found this on Susan's blog. I thought it was fun, so I did it too. What kind of superhero are you?

Your results:
You are Superman

Green Lantern
The Flash
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Boys will be boys

I love having boys and they keep me on my toes. They are always busy into one thing or another. I am so thankful that they are healthy and strong.
Things have been going well here and we have been enjoying time outside. I really don't have any big updates. So here are some pictures from the last week.

Brazos in his hat before Uncle Karl's softball game
The boys chillin with Andrish ready to go
A day of smiles and cool weather
Baby wake up mama! Wonder Why!!!