Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break Day 2

You know on a Cotheran vacation we always have some kind of accident or illness. I guess it is always going to be like that and there is nothing we can do about it.

First off, day 2 on spring break started out great! I was up bright and early fixing pancakes with sausage for the gang. They were all ready to play outside and see their friends next door. After breakfast I went and washed clothes while Corey cleaned up. Well, when I got back I heard about accident #1. Oh, yes there was more than one on this day.

Noah had went over to our friendly neighbors while I was gone and tried to pick up there little dog. Well I guess he was hurting her cause she bit him on the lip.Yeah, it went all the way through.It didn’t stop him though cause he was riding around on his bike with a washcloth in his

The kids had all been wanting to go fishing so we decided to take them before Corey had to head back home. Even though they didn’t catch anything but twigs, they had a blast!







Corey left about 3:30 headed home.He probably wasn’t gone 1 hour and accident #2 happened. I am really not sure how it happen because I was inside doing something,but I heard Noah screaming. He was crying “Help,I’m bleeding!”I looked outside and he was under the bike and scooter.They had ran into one another. Well I ran out of the camper missing all the steps as I leaped into the yard. I scooped him up and laid him on the picnic table. There wasn’t much blood but there was a small hole on the side of his knee. He wasn’t able to walk on it and it was already turning blue on both sides. After we all had calmed down he said he was fine and still wanted to go swimming.

While at the pool I decided I was going to take him to the ER to be checked out. See Noah and Kain have a bleeding disorder and I was worried about the joints bleeding. We arrived at the local ER around 8pm. After 4 hours the doctor came in and advised us to go to Charleston for Noah’s bleeding meds. He said it was just a precaution but he really wanted us to go. After much thought I told him we just couldn’t go. I had 4 other kids at the campground with my friend,and my husband was 4 hours away. Noah was so upset at the thought of riding 2 hours in an ambulance without me he was getting sick. We came home and was told to rest the leg for 2 days. It was hard but Noah has rested and today (2 days later) he is able to walk on it!
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Please pray that nothing else happens the rest of the week!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Break Day 1

We arrive around 5:30 Friday afternoon with 5 eager kids ready to play. I was worried about setting up the camper since this was our first time.I don’t wanna brag or anything but we had it done it about 30 minutes.Well, we did have a little assistance from our helpful neighbors. That is one thing I really like about camping,everyone or at least most the time are very friendly.The one thing I was not prepared for was the brisk wind,it was down right chilly!Of course it didn’t bother the kids.The are having a blast riding their bikes around.They stayed up till 11pm Friday and then they were up before the sun rose at 6am! Even though it was in the low 40’s they wanted to go for a walk Saturday morning.I am so glad we did because the sun rise was gorgeous! The wind didn’t get any better on Saturday,in fact it got so bad we had to put the awning up.Hopefully the weather will only get better as the week goes on:)










Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Our home away from home

So most everyone knows how we like to take crazy long road trips.It can get really pricey when you are having to pay for a hotel every night that can accommodate 5 people.We have always wanted a camper so we started looking a few weeks ago.We found on that we just feel in love with! It will sleep 8 comfortably and my Suburban can pull it!So here is the grand tour of our new home!


It is 28 feet,but looks bigger to


The couch will let down like a futon so people can sleep there.


The kitchen table also lets down for more sleeping room.


A set of bunk beds for the kids.


And this is our queen bed.
There is also a bathroom on the other end of the camper.

We are so excited to finally get to use the camper during spring break! We will be heading to Ocean Lakes which is a campground in Myrtle Beach!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


During the winter I LOVE cooking in my crock pot!

My crock pot makes my life a little easier.

You just throw all together and something yummy is made.

One of my family's' favorite is chili beans:)







Monday, March 15, 2010

We have had quite a few lovely days lately.

The kids love it when they are able to play outside with being bundled up!

I know it's probably a tease and snow will fall again.

Please spring hurry up and get here!

We are all waiting!




Sunday, March 14, 2010


Are you still there?

Well I wouldn't blame you one bit if you're not!

I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged.

I do have things I can write about but just haven't felt like it!

I am gonna try to get caught up,but I have picked the worse week ever.

Our consignment take-in start tomorrow and

we will be working at least 13 hours a day!!

I have been reading everyone's blog, just haven't commented.

Gotta run and get ready for church.We are wrapping

up our annual Global

Missions conference today!!! Have a blessed Sunday!