Saturday, November 1, 2008

Finally the 2 Story Target and other stuff

Hi to all my friends in blog land. Well for some reason I've fallen behind on everything, it took me almost a week to do my bible study post. Things have been busy, but I thought I'd share a couple photos with you.

So as promised, here are the pictures of my 2 story Target. Brett and Brinn are headed up the escalator, then you get the going down view. You can tell it's my cart just look at all the cereal in it. Bet you all were wondering how we got the carts up and down the stairs. Yep there is a cart escalator too. Sadly I've heard they are going to tear down are beloved Target in January as the mall it's in is under construction. I'm so bummed, it's so convenient now I'll have to go all the way to the boring old 1 story Target in Mountain View. boohoo

Brinn's school had a walk a thon on October 15th. This is her 6th year in the walk a thon, and I've been to all but the first one. Her team was the Gold Medal Geckos, and They decorated their own tshirts. They also got to school an hour early to pull the traditional 4th grade prank on the 5th grade class and covered the floor and room with pictures of geckos. The kids were so excited though they couldn't sleep the night before. Brinn didn't go to sleep until 11:30 pm the night before. They did have a blast but they were all tired by the end of the day.

Then on October 19 or family celebrated my niece Amy's 18th birthday. Brinn loves her cousin Amy. In fact when Amy was 8 she opened up her room and shared it with us from the time Brinn was about 1 1/2 months old until she was 9 months old. The 3 of us shared a queen size bed, we called it the ABC room. Amy helped me take care of Brinn, and was just an amazing blessing (as were my sister and brother in law) through that difficult time. I remember many fun talks with Amy when she was exactly the same age Brinn is now. Amy has grown into a beautiful, caring and loving young woman, I'm very proud of her. She's a great role model for Brinn.
As far as my Autoimmune Hepatitis is going, well it's kinda hanging out right now in a low but still active state. I don't look sick, but have endured the side effects of the prednisone, even chimpmunkier cheeks, and other fun stuff. The doctor is being very reserve in the taper of my medicines. So I'm still having weird sleep patterns and I have very small amounts of energy, and so we have to be careful what extra activities I add to my plate. Last week I went through almost 3 full days of sleeping, just can't wake up. Then other days I feel like I can do more, but when I push the envelope my body just shuts down, and it's time to sleep.
My blogging Bible study has been amazing, and has given me such peace after posting. I know God is growing my heart, and so many other women too. I truly am blessed and amazed by the wonderful openness of the women I've met, and miss everyone when I'm not on, reading the blogs.
I did have a birthday on Friday (31st) so I have a few pictures I'll post, and share more about it then.
Until then hope everyone is having a great day. I've also got some tags and things I wanted to send out and collect, just been out of the loop. One from Naomi, and one from Connie.
Well until later.
Love to you all,


Anonymous said...

Know that I am praying for you... and am so glad to be in the bible study with you. It truly has been incredible hasn't it! I am so blessed to have "met" you like this...

You were in my thoughts and prayers this morning. God just brought you to mind, and I prayed for you by name.

I hope you had a good day, and I can't wait to read your post about this week. I read the chapter, but haven't been able to do the study in the back yet, so after the kids are in bed, i know what I am going to do!

God bless you,

Liz said...

Hey Carol! I love the photos of Target. It is quite amazing. I love Brinn's t-shirt and I especially love the name of her team. My nickname is lizard, and I especially like Gecko's. I have several that live at my house and they are fun.
The story of the ABC room tickles my heart. What a lovely memory and Amy is beautiful, as is Brinn.
I am sorry that you have been feeling extra tired with your Autoimmune Hepatitis (funny, I just added the new ICD-9 code to our computer system for that today) and will continue to pray that it will stop giving you symptoms! Nasty ole' stuff anyway.
Take care of yourself and I will be praying for you.
Off to try and read my Book chapters too...hoping I can get my post up tomorrow.
The funeral for my father in law is Friday, so I will be around a day or two before traveling. Thanks bunches for your prayers and sweet comments. I feel much like you are my friend. :) Lovin' it, especially after all the woes of not having friends. (that is suppose to be a little funny, but you can't hear my voice) God is good, isn't He? He gives us friends in the most amazing ways.

Liz said...

p.s. I want to know how to do a blog template with these cool kind of back grounds and stuff. I can't make mine look like I want! ugh! I just took off my picture trying to change my heading and don't feel like trying to put a new one on. Boring blog for me for a few days. LOL!

Anonymous said...

It was so good to hear from you. I have done last weeks study, albeit a little late..., but I'm going to do three weeks in one tonight - hopefully no little boys have any ideas about unsettled nights!!! My little guy is sick with a tummy bug, and has been laying all over me today in the heat trying to make himself feel better. I've been praying for protection from all such nasty bugs!!! Hope you are feeling peachy today. Thinking of you... Naomi x