Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I did it!

Just about my whole life I have been told I should see a chiropractor.  
With all that I've put my body through, especially since I was 16, there have been times I have wanted to believe me!  I've always put the breaks on though...I have never been comfortable with the thought of a male chiropractor adjusting me and have never heard of a female so I've let it go and lived with it.  After living with a headache pretty much 24/7 with varying severities, I gave in and went.  We have a chiropractor in Carthage who is a female and she was recommended to me!  

Yesterday was my first appointment and it was amazing!  
I went to bed last night with a headache, but not to the point that I usually have and I woke up this morning free of one.  I've since got a small one brewing, but it might have something to do with the neck pain I have from the day after being adjusted.  It's 10x's better already!  She adjusted 13 of the 26 vertebrae and then gave me stretches to work on until I go back on Thursday.  She stood behind me and said that my left shoulder was a good inch or more higher than my right.  She actually laughed LOL.  Of course I also got the posture talk, so I'm working on that as well.  Hopefully this continues to help.  I didn't like her talk about what the next step would be if this didn't help so I'm going to keep praying it does! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Dryer Balls

I've heard about wool dryer balls a while ago and forgot about them.  I'm not sure what was the final push to give these a try, but I finally got a package and tested them out.  
I ordered the Smart Sheep 6-pack XL Premium 100% Wool Dryer Balls, Reusable Natural Fabric Softener.  

I've been using these for a couple weeks now and I'm sold!  It has just about cut our drying time in half!  I use 6 of them for a large load, and they are supposed to last for thousands of loads.  Apparently I'll know when I need to replace them when they have shrunk up like crazy.  The kids love sorting through the laundry and finding all the balls.  Any how I just thought I would pass my experience along in case any of you were interested!  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bragging on my girls...

When Peterette came to stay with us, I had a few people that told me the girls' excitement would slowly go away and before long I'd have another responsibility.  They are kids and honestly I fully expected it as well.  She has been here for quite a few months now and they are really diligent about her care!  She does require quite a bit more time for care than the dogs or cat do, but every morning they work together to get it accomplished.  I'm so proud of them!  

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Art Project :)

The girls were given a package of Model Magic (I think that is what it is called anyhow).  It has to be some of the coolest stuff on the planet!  It's easy to work with, no mess, and it dries without baking it!  So one afternoon, the girls set to work molding their creations....

Marissa's creations...

Madalyn's creations...

 Once they dry fully, they will be ready to paint!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crazy Busy Weekend

What weekend isn't crazy busy though right???
Friday was youth group again...we had to get back on our first Friday of the month schedule.  We kept this simple this month.  We ate some peanut butter cookies and played Cranium.  The devotional was amazing as usual!  Doug always does a really good job at relating to the teens and bringing things to their level.  
Saturday we got up early, made breakfast to go, and headed to church for the day.  The expansion is now up, and it was metal roof day! ;)  We had a great turn out and its so neat to watch God's people at work!  A few ladies brought/made food and snacks for the guys, and everyone really pitched in!  The expansion has a pretty green roof and they put a big dent into the siding as well.  One of these days I need to take my camera and take pictures again.  The girls kept "Grandma" Jenkins company while I helped a little bit.  
Once we got the building done, the church computer updated to Windows 10, and everything cleaned up, we headed to get some apples!  A couple years ago we went to this amazing place with some friends and we talked about going again this year.  So I called ahead to find out how much their apples were.  After finding out that I can get them for less than half priced at an orchard closer to us, we decided to forgo all the fun at that place and pay a little less.  We bought a bushel of Honey Crisps...my favorite and then tried a new variety called Snow Sweets.  They are really good!  
Honey Crisps still take #1 for me though!
Sunday we spent the day at church, followed by a quick trip to Lowville.  
My car has been giving us some issues here lately with starting.  Sometimes it starts no problem, other times it doesn't even attempt.  I had to jump it Friday, and 3 times on Sunday.  Saturday it started no problem...go figure!  Saturday night we put it on the "trickle charger" all night to see if we just needed to charge the battery good.  Sunday morning it read "green", but was dead so that didn't work.  The battery was still full of water so we decided to just go get a new one.  Thankfully it worked!  Definitely grateful for a cheap and easy fix.  It took us a little googling to figure out how to unlock our stereo so we could use it again and miraculously our panic button on our fab now works!  We bought the Pilot used and it's never worked, but it does now!  LOL  Who knows....
We ended our weekend with a good game of Scrabble as a family.  It was the girls' first time playing and they did really well!  Madalyn got desperate towards the end when she drew 4 e's and only had an x, w, and a t to work with.  She came up with some pretty good word guesses!  LOL  
Now onto a busy week!  Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fort Rickey Leah Field Trip

Yesterday we got up early and headed out for our first field trip of the year.  The kids had a blast and it went really smooth!  I think we had just shy of 50 people show up...a lot more than I had initially told the place (although I warned him it probably would).  The fall festival was a little different than what we had done there other times so that was fun.  We had the whole place to ourselves, which was kind of nice too!  
I didn't take as many pictures as I was hoping to, but I was multitasking ;)  Some of the pictures are borrowed from other moms too!  

This baby was a loud mouth and it literally took all of us to make her quiet.  She was the smallest, although not the youngest of the bunch and by far the loudest!

I love this picture!

Too cute!

This is one of the girls' good friends.  They had a rule that the kids couldn't pick up the babies...grownups had to pick them up and give them to a child.  Anna just plopped on the ground with this baby so she didn't have to ask for help and didn't pick her up!  LOL

I'm very much looking forward to the next field trip!