...Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 This is the journey of our lives...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Its a healthy baby..

Cozette Grace Zimmermann
(Cozy Grace)
is expected around June 14, 2009
it was so special to catch a glimpse of her moving and kicking around. She was opening and closing her mouth (does that mean another talker?), and just looking so peaceful. She had absolutely no markers for genetic problems, whew! What a relief!

Monday, December 29, 2008

A little funny for the night...

This was taken after I found her in my bathroom in my makeup drawer, she actually had put on mascara by herself! Other than some smugging she put everything on the Right place LOL! Thanks to Karsyn for showing her how fun makeup can be :(

Tonight has been a difficult one for bedtime. Daniel is working late so its up to me to wrestle them to bed. This is a literal statement for Braxtyn as of late. She has always gone to bed so easily, but after the holidays it seems she feels new freedoms. After about three major battles of trying to get her to stay in bed, she looks at me and says " The Dr. said I could get out of my bed!". And my quick response, " No he did not!". Argh...I wish I was as clever as her!!! I finally won, but oh boy, what will I ever do with that girl!

And tomorrow we find out if we are having a boy or a girl!!....

A death at Suchawee Ranch

We have suffered a terrible loss this weekend. Our horse Jake, died suddenly on Saturday. The cause is unknown, other than he had total kidney failure at the end, even with as much intervention as we could possibly give him. After pumping his stomach, an IV and lots of warm saline..he just couldn't make it. The vet thinks it might have been cancer and he just never let on until his final hours. He was such a great horse and the kids loved him. I have been so sad and poor Arlo, has been crying for two days, pacing his stall looking for Jake. He has all our neighbors feeling sorry for him too. I love animals, but honestly horses for me; are friends, so it is hard to lose one. we will miss him. After we did what we could, this is how we spent the day. My parents came over and my neighbors came and sat with us periodically. He will truly be missed at Suchawee Ranch.
In Loving Memory
Many Thanks to Dr. Tryon

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Oh, It's day five of getting home from vacation and everyone is finally unpacked! I finally got Daniel to put the tree up! I feel so behind, my tree is usually up the day after Thanksgiving. Only fourteen days until Christmas and I am finally getting decorated. I LOVE my house decorated for Christmas. I drive everyone crazy, insisting on a fire in the fireplace, with the door open to keep cool enough! hot chocolate everyday and all day Christmas music! I get a lot of mileage out Christmas and my birthday LOL! So Finally, I feel like its Christmas time and I can't wait to start baking.

I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


What a great time we had!! As you can see in the slide show below, I'm no expert and I'm not sure why some of them are deleted, but if you can hang in there for 77 pics, they are cute! The one I'm posting above is one of Doni's. This was Noah's proud moment!!

Disney slide show

my fire metaphore..

What a time we've had in the last two months! As I reflect I have to wonder what in the world God has in mind for us. In the last eight weeks we have been blessed, crushed, over-joyed, heart broken and find ourselves searching for where God wants our hearts, minds and attitudes. I have to say that my heart and attitude have not been in the right place most of the time. Thankfully, God is merciful and he renews us with mercy's each and every day...if we are willing to accept them and recognize them for what they are. My prayer has been to open my eyes to them and let them overpower me with joy that makes no sense in today's trials. And again, God answers my prayers even when I fight it. To sum up the last eight weeks, I have been sick at heart and sick to my stomach. My joy came 7 weeks ago when we found out we are having another baby. We have been trying for 7 months and after a surgery to help us get pregnant, we realized I was pregnant during the surgery! Thankfully I was so early on, the pregnancy test at the hospital showed negative and our little baby just clung to life as my doctor did the surgery. I was 6 weeks by the time we realized I was pregnant. Which was totally the Lord protecting me from worry. I normally miscarry in the 6-7 weeks time and this time I was through it with a positive ultrasound and little beating heart! God knew I would need a reminder of His miracles over the next few weeks. And each day my heart hurt; my stomach turned and hurt and I was reminded of the healthy little baby growing inside me. I have never been so thankful for having the very worst morning sickness I've ever experienced. As each week passed and seemingly new stressful things happened, the Lord protected our family. Truly protected us..I can't be thankful enough how He had His hands in each situation, allowing us to learn through it and yet shielding us from the worst. It has taken me 8 weeks to be able to write this and even recognize God's hand in everything. I know these things to be true but I so easily forget. And so now, as each situation is simmering rather than flaming up I can say that yes, my heart still feels the searing heat of the fire but the shaping of God's hands in my life brought me through the fiery furnace with blessing on the other side.
I realize I haven't been super clear in this post, but I hope you understand that God is still working on me in all of this and to be clear would be to underestimate what God can do in each of these things. Ok, cryptic again, sorry thats all I have!