Spring Break, Baby!

We had some special visitors for Spring Break!!!!

Nana, Uncle Chad, Aunt Lauren and the cousins……what fun. 🙂

New blog on the RV Oilers site today….Spring Break, Baby!

Hugs, T

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Spring Break

   Hey friends, my kiddos are on Spring Break, hallelujah!  We are obviously hanging close to home, no Florida trip after all, due to a Papa in Hospice House, preparing to go see Jesus.

  I haven’t cooked in 3 weeks, so I don’t have anything yummy to share these days.  I think I will take this time to rest.  I want to enjoy my family and our time together, as we watch Papa say goodbye to this World, and enter into Eternity.  Just know, that there will be some days in the month to come, that there is no blog prepared, I just haven’t had time to work ahead, or think about it.

  I am sure you will understand and offer me grace, it’s been a tough couple of weeks, but I wanted to at least give you a heads up so I don’t get a bunch of “Where ARE you?” emails!  🙂 You all are so good to me!

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  Dale is gone all the time to Hospice, which make no mistake, is exactly where he belongs!!!!  But he leaves behind a tired Momma, and 4 emotional children, who miss their Daddy AND their Papa.  I still haven’t had the heart to ask him to bring the couch back into the living room now that the hospital bed is gone.

  Our Father in Heaven knows the number of days He had planned for our Papa from the beginning of time.  We are trying to be patient, but watching someone you love waste away day by day,  is difficult to say the least.  ESPECIALLY when mentally they are so alert that they know every visitor by name, but cannot eat, can barely drink, and cannot speak above a forced whisper.

  I have been working late into the night, on a special slide show for his Memorial Service, I can’t wait to show it to you.  We also have ordered his casket from a local Amish craftsman, which will be custom lined in hunting fabric, and working on the memorial service to come.

  Everyone will be invited to wear their best Camo.  Pretty neat, huh?  That’s our Papa, never one for fussy clothes! 🙂

  We want his Service to be a celebration of a life well lived, and to be a reflection of him, his friends, his love of hunting, and most of all, his Savior, Jesus Christ.

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  In other news from the Ferguson’s household, we lost our beloved Bambie for 2 long, scary days! 

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  I had 3 sick, fevered kids, no doubt a result of knocked immune systems from the late nights, and the delicious sweets they have been allowed to have.  Between that, a life that doesn’t stop for us to breathe, and some bad news from a close family member, it was just the straw the broke the Camel’s back. 

  Good thing our Heavenly Father knows our thoughts and loves us anyways, because I was NOT happy and I told Him so.  I put it out an S.O.S. on Facebook and began to pray diligently for Bambie’s return.

  We thought she was gone for good, because of a recent Coyote scare!  Thanks to Facebook, and a gracious Father in Heaven who heard broken-hearted sobs from the Ferguson Farm, our friend Ashley, found her at the local shelter.  We were able to get her home safe and sound at 1 the very next day!

  They told us she was found on the Highway headed into town. I know she was coming to see us at Hospice House, she is such a smart girl. We hadn’t been home more than sleeping at night for a solid week, and she simply wanted to find her family. 

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  Praise God for answered prayers, and for healed children the VERY NEXT DAY! 

  I will keep you posted on our Papa, ok?

  This photo was taken a week and a half ago, and it’s hard to imagine this, I know….but he is half this size right now.

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  I sure covet your prayers during these final days.  It’s hard to want someone to go home so badly, while in the same breath, wishing they could stay.  One month ago Wednesday, Papa moved into our home, 2 weeks ago Wednesday, he moved into Hospice…..

It all feels like a lifetime ago.

  Hugs, T

The Lazy Days of Spring Break

  We had a super great week of just playing outside!  The weather was GORGEOUS, praise the Lord! 

We must have had extra fun, because I have NEVER had seen such dirty bath water when I bathed the kids before bed.  It was so murky, I made them stand for a shower yet too!  🙂

  We ate supper in the tree house a couple of times, watched a “Trampoline Show” or two, starring Destiny and her well-trained acrobat, Tylan, who followed her hand motions perfectly! 🙂   The 3 big kids had a “Sibling Slumber Party” every night in the girl’s room, I love to hear the songs and giggles coming from that room!  Let’s see what else, we went to the library to get new books, got some chickens, had a few play dates, and Destiny had a slumber party with her cousin, Brooklyn. 

  Oh, I got to go see October Baby with my momma and best friend, Kasey.  {GREAT flick, by the way, a must see! Take Kleenex!}  Our theatre was only going to bring it to town for a few days and so many churches advertised and promoted this, that they allowed it to stay through Thursday! Cool, right?!  I’d say those kind of numbers speak volumes of what kind of films we want to see in theatres!!!!!   Also, I had three photo sessions, which I will share in the coming weeks! 

  Some people might think that was a boring Spring Break, but I think it was just perfect for us! 

Happy Monday!  Back to the ol’ routine!

~T

 Spring Break Photos: 

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Avery parked her “Mommy” things while she took her nap. It was too sweet not to snap a shot!  She has good taste, out of all my shoes, she nabbed the Jessica Simpsons with leopard print heel! 

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Tickets to the Trampoline show!

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My intro.  Apparently I was NOT to read the “clap, clap, clap” part.

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Oh wait, what’s that tiny speck?  Mr. Pax following Sophie around.  Guess he is done watching the show?!

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Planting the garden!

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Play dates with special friends:

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New feathered friends!  (trying to grow our flock as we currently have more demand than supply)

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Ooo, they pecked my hand!

Paxton says his Spring Break was full of good “clean” fun!

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And it was a bit exhausting too!
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