Sunday, May 31, 2009

Climbing tree's

Here's a few snapshots of my little man climbing tree's with daddy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

25 things to remember

I came across this on a friends blog, there's alot of good things to think about!
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'.
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

4th aniversary date and 28 weeks!

Last night Bill took me on a date out to GR for our aniversary, we actually went to discount home improvement to look at cabinets because we had heard that they are alot cheaper, because you get them straight from the retailer. anyways, that was fun, i pretty much have them picked out color, style etc. Little early, but i want to have things picked out before i get too huge! Then we went to my fav resterant... besides crazy horse, Carraba's! I think my stomach is shrinking, because i used to be able to eat my own! We split a pasta dish, and i could only eat like a third of it! Today i went through Ethan's old infant clothes! I want to be ready, because with ethan my water broke at 27 weeks, and i had nothing! not even a crib! So this time i will be ready! Well. i am hungry, so i am going to go make some food! 28 weeks tomorrow!!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fun weekend with the family

What a fun weekend at the cabin with the family, We went kayaking 2 days, and i wish i had brought my camera! i flipped my boat the first day, and the second day we did a day trip and packed a lunch on the big manistee river. It was so relaxing! Throwing horseshoes, and Uncle Joe taking Ethan for a ride on the dirtbike, can you tell Ethan loves it?
gearhead at age 2

playing in the dirt...ramping his quads and dirtbikes!

Bill doing homework by the fire...for some reason my camera did this...

Dad's chicken on the grill...YUM

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ethan's dance recital

Here are a few pics of Ethan's dance recital on saturday. He was so adorable!! i couldn't take any pictures during the show, so these are of practice on friday. Ethan is quite the performer, he had the place laughing after he fell over in the middle of the song! He will do anything for attention! haha takes after his daddy!

Ethan's dance recital

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ethan's hospital stay and almost 25 weeks!

This weekend was quite the scare in the DeYoung family... Ethan was playing at centennial park this weekend, and fell off of a birm about 5 ft. onto cement, and we started getting really worried when he wasn't responding right away, and then slow very delayed reactions, so we rushed him the the ER in holland... they did a CAT scan on him (which he HATED) he was so scared! I think i would be too! It looks scary! After about a half hour, the doctor came in and told us she was concerned that she was seeing bleeding on Ethan's brain, and that they were going to put us on an ambulance to spectrom. I absoloutly lost it, we started praying! After about an hour, they hooked Ethan up to an IV just in case. About another hour later, (now this is about 11 pm) the dostor came back in, and told us that the neurologist and radiologist (and the lab in australia-that is where they send the CAT scans for more highly trained people to look at them). all agreed that there was no bleeding or bruising in Ethan's brain! but they decieded to keep him overnight at Holland just to observe him. PRAISE GOD. We were relieved and a little ticked at the doctor for scaring us before getting a second opinion. (you think they would!)
But anyway, Ethan is fine. That's all that matters! The experience made us really think about what really matters in life! And how fragile life is! ultimately our children are in the hands of our almighty father!
Daddy and Ethan trying to catch a water snake at grandpa and gramma's! Racing the boats down the river! Ethans fav!

Ethan and his bacon... he ran away, and broke his IV cord. go figure!

his hideout!

24 weeks and 4 days preggo with Levi James!