Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oink! Oink!

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.-Deuteronomy 33:27

Man! We are sure getting fed around here! It wasn’t completely on purpose; but we have been eating out a lot! Friday night we went to Olive Garden, yesterday we went to Red Robin, and today we ate out twice! This is not good for the lady who has not been working out!! Cale is of course-l.o.v.i.n.g it! ;)

Earlier this month, we were given a gift through PayPal. I’ve been trying to decide how to use it, and finally figured out what it was going to be perfect for! We finally made it to the top of the Space Needle today! Not only did we go all the way to the top, but we also had lunch there! The food was SO extremely tasty and satisfying! When the check came, Cale said, “Wowzers!” It was the most we have ever paid for food in our lives, but for this special treat for us, I’m saying it was totally worth it! The food was delicious and so was the view! On our way there, we were in the car and praising God together for how beautiful the blue sky was! He spoiled us and we gladly accepted! :)

Eating our fantastic lunch!


Observation Deck


Before going we had a counseling session this morning at 10. We did more art together. I love getting to see the difference between Cale’s finished work and mine. Today she had given us paper that was cut into the shape of a house and folded so it opened up down the middle. Then, she gave us a whole bunch of pictures cut from a magazine and told us that it can represent our home, or us, or whatever we wanted. The next (not sure how long, but felt like an hour), while we both looked through all the pictures and put in piles of what we wanted and didn’t want. I started cutting and gluing before Cale, so I thought I was going to be done way before him. Well, he ended up sitting there waiting for me to finish! I completely decorated, complete with organized area for different categories, and Cale (being the man he is!) picked (I think 5) out a few pictures, glued them and was done. Haha! This cracked me up…he is such a guy! ;)

It’s been fun seeing what art brings out and getting to do projects like this. I’m hoping it’s something we can still possibly continue when we go home. Cale did say today that therapy will be good at home…I’m holding him to that!

We were supposed to tackle the Zoo today, but our AW2 wasn’t able to take such a long chunk of time and go with us. We weren’t too disappointed since that opened up us going to the Space Needle. We still wanted to see her though, so we spent this evening with her…this led to the second time eating out for the day. Oh boy.

I had every intention of letting Cale eat and me getting a side of something or just an appetizer, but after looking over the menu a few times…well…that then led to me getting another meal! Oh man! It was good and fun though! We sat outside because it was so nice out, but the rain and chilliness followed not too long after. The restaurant we went to hands out blankets, so we bundled up! :) Our AW2 is awesome! She is constantly going above and beyond for us, and has helped me time after time. She’s going to be moving to England next month, so we’re going to miss her bunches! She has become not just a go to person to help us out, but a friend. Thank you Theresa!


I love flowers. I also really love plants and always say that one day I will have a garden. Just because I love them, doesn’t mean I have a green thumb. In fact, Mama and I are really good about knowing how to kill plants and flowers, and my sister is really good about knowing how to bring them back to life! This hasn’t stopped me from continuing to try though! I really wanted to plant some flowers, but I knew we were going to be coming here. Right before we left though, I was determined to at least try planting a couple, but then that meant Mama was going to be the one taking care of them, which also means, dead plants. Well, she sent me a couple pictures today, and look! there’s green!



This morning as I was getting breakfast ready for us, I asked Cale if he could help me out and make the bed. He has been trying to help me lately with doing it, which is really sweet. I knew it wasn’t going to look perfect, but that didn’t matter, last week when the RC came, we didn’t even have the bed made! He wrestled with the blankets and gave a few grunts, and at one point I looked at him and he was walking with no-NO cane around the bed with his arms up (as if showing his gun show!). I commented on how great it was he was walking without his cane, which he replied with, “I’m Mr. Dangerous!” :)

This is what we still need!
Prayer & Fasting


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2 comments:

  1. I just finished watering my plant. So far I've had it almost two weeks...a RECORD!!!! Now my mom could graft flowers and come up with something entirely different. Humph!! I wonder what happened. I am so delighted that you got to do the Space Needle. Tell Cale I am proud of him, helping with the bed and all. My Dave lets me pick out what I want for the house....THEN he rearranges things :) Well, after 33 years, I'd rather have him than have things my way. I love you, and continue to pray and trust for you and your sweet husband. Marion

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  2. Hi! I've been following both your blog & Katie & Ben's blog for several months, I found you through Ryan's Rally. I would love to pray for you and Cale each evening at 9pm. You are such a strong person and an inspiration, thank you for sharing your story!

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