Sunday, November 16, 2014

Another Song - Chillin' with Indian

I found another song I liked. It's only a tad different than the last one. Chill Indian music. Great for relaxing. Thoughts?

Tera Bina by A. R. Rahman on Grooveshark

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Song Everyone Can Enjoy

So it is rare that I hear a song that I think literally everyone can enjoy. Fun, clean, and makes you want to dance. I really think even mom and dad would like this! So everyone take a listen (kids included) and let me know what you think!

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon on Grooveshark

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Bible: How should we study it?

Query.  We believe the Bible is the word of God ... as far as it is translated correctly.  I enjoy reading the Bible very much and feel inspired when I read the stories.  Lately, I have been trying to study more deeply, picking apart sentences and phrases, looking up definitions, etc.  When I try to do that, however, I wonder, with possible mistranslations, how much can I focus on how a word fits into a phrase or what a word may have originally meant?  If that word is mistranslated, is it all for naught?

I would appreciate anyone's stories, tips, or testimonies on how I can deeply study the Bible without fear.  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I am a fantastic blogger

I am a fantastic blogger.  I can get on, and post, and I am so tech savvy it's scary. Cockroaches.
Here's our new home!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Olive Tree Allegory

Found this gem on  Any thoughts on why this allegory made it into the Book of Mormon? Anyone have any insight as to why this is important for us to know? Thanks!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Just a Mathematician

Just a little formulating to do this morning to try and predict Sarah's BG levels.  

With a 1:12 Carb/Insulin Ratio 
50 (1 unit drops bg by 50mg)
divided by 12(ratio) = raise bg by 4 mg per carb 
so we conclude 1 carb raises bg by 4 mg or points 

With a 1:10 Carb/Insulin Ratio 
50 divided by 10= raise bg by 5 mg per carb
so we conclude 1 carb raises bg by 5 mg or points 

Sarah had 14 carbs for breakfast  
She was on a 1:10 ratio 

50 divided by 10 = 5 mg per carb
14x5= raise blood by 70 mg 

Morning BS was 149
149+70=  raises her bg to 219 without any insulin 
She took 1.5 units of insulin which will drop her 75mg in four hours which should put her at 
219-75= 144. 

2.5 hours after her breakfast bg was
219-157=  bg dropped 62 mg in 2.5 hours. 

Still having (.5 of her insulin left) it will drop her another 25mg in the next two hours.  

157-25= 132  4 hours after breakfast 

She had 5 carb snack at 2 hour check. 
5x4= 20 uncovered carbs 
132+20 = 
Now bg will be 152 four hours after breakfast.  ****In theory

Do you think that the formula actually worked? No
Four hours after her morning insulin and breakfast, she was 105.  
No amount of formulating can predict what a person's bg will do.  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thankful for my Family---- That's YOU

I just wanted to write a quick thank you to my brother's and sister's and parent's.  Moving has been fun, and interesting, and hard, and good.  But an emotional roller coaster, especially for my kids.  I want to send a big shout out to all of you for your words of support and kind actions of love, and christ like example.  Especially when dealing with my kids.  Brooke has commented that several of the aunts and uncles are following her on instagram, thanks for keeping her honest, and thanks for liking her pics.  Thanks to each of you for taking the time to call and check up on our family, and for smiling at things as we change the house around (thanks for not freaking out!).  Thanks for your donations of archers, your skyping, your texts, to mom and dad for running errands with me, and basically for just being you.  I love all of you, I MISS all of you.  But more then anything, I am so thankful that I am have the privilege of calling you my family.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The sunsets are beautiful here in Texas!!  You should come and see them for yourselves.  Really, you should.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Mike

 To the brother who always makes us smile and loves us so much!!!
Happy Birthday!
We love you.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I find this completely awesome. Folk hymns are cool.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Kingdom of God

Anyone else find it interesting that the term "The Kingdom of God" does not appear in the Old Testament at all?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Last weekend we had a storm to beat all storms.  This is hail, which came down so fast and so hard and so long that it plugged up my gutters.  It all flooded the streets and filled up the big sunken in drainage areas in the neighborhoods.  It looked like it had snowed. 

Monday, August 25, 2014