Friday, October 2, 2009

Vlog: A Miracle in the Playroom

I have a vlog for you today...that I filmed on Monday when the kids and I went on an adventure.  Before you watch this...I need to tell you a little story about our week.  I'm going to start by telling you that we NEVER go anywhere on Monday.  I like to spend my Monday doing laundry, cleaning house and getting everything ready for the week.  It's my catch up day.

Monday morning, something made me get dressed (i threw on some make up but didn't do my hair) and take the kids out.  When we got home...we ate some lunch watched a show and took a nap.  After nap, we got ready for Calvin to come home and we were going to an Open House at the fire station that I had read about in Sunday's paper.  The open house ended up being NEXT week (the paper just said MONDAY) so we went downtown, got hotdogs and walked up and down 25th Street looking at all of the painted horses. Here is my Whrrl story.

Then we stopped for ice cream at Zeppes before they close for the season.  By the time we got home it was bedtime.  Because of our activities...the kids didn't play in their playroom.

Tuesday, the weather turned cold so I made a tent in the family room and we hung out watching TV most of the day....a lazy day after our busy Monday.  Plus, I had much laundry to do....

All day Tuesday, something kept telling me to go clean the playroom.  Rob had slept down there on an air mattress over the weekend but I had noticed that Calvin took it down so I didn't really think I needed to do much down there but this nagging thought wouldn't leave my mind.

During nap time, I finally went downstairs to *clean* and as soon as I walked into the room...I saw it.  A PILL!  There was a prescription pill in the middle of the playroom and it scared the shit out of me.  I ran up stairs to look up what it was and it was LITHIUM.  It was Robert's Pill.  I started crying thinking of what could have happened if one of the kids had gotten ahold of it.  And then I realized....The Lord was keeping us keep the kids out of the playroom.

Once again...he held my family in his hands and protected them from harm.

The power of prayer my friends!  I've been praying like crazy for God to help us, keep us safe and keep Calvin employed.  I just hope I haven't asked for too much.....

Today is Calvin's 3 year anniversary at work.  And Monday is the day...layoff day.  I want to thank everyone that has been praying for us and keeping us in your thoughts.  I'm confident that no matter what happens...we'll be fine.  Because God is looking out for us.


  1. Oh! I'm so glad your kids didn't get ahold of that pill! I love vlogs! I wish I knew how to edit my video camera.

  2. I love hearing about such obviously answered prayers! Awesome!

  3. So glad you found the pill first!!! It is amazing how our mommy's intuition can lead us in the right path. That vlog was great!! The first thing I noticed was that the kids were separated :) Too funny!

    Have a great weekend and you will all be in my thoughts on Monday!!

  4. Connie!!! Have you been to The Inspired Room yet?!?!?

  5. Mallory and Eleanor are the same child. Eleanor ALWAYS wants to be carried. She has single handedly ruined many an outing with one of her scenes over this.

  6. What a neat place to take your kids and I am so thankful that your kids didn't go to the playroom!! Have a great week! I am loving your vlogs!!

  7. Loved the vlog. But seriously do you realize how blessed you are Connie? I hope you realize that not everyone hears the Spirit speak to them to guide their steps. I know you are worried about Calvin's job, but you guys are being guided and it will all work out according to His plan.


  8. O. M. G. I fricken LOVE your vlogs. [I want to use the real EF word. THAT'S how much I love them.] It's your voice, your editing, your humor... honest to G, Connie. You're good at this.

    We need to eat lunch [or drink lots of wine again], SOON!


  9. Wow, it is amazing how God works. I am so glad that you found the pill and the kids didn't.

    And I will keep my fingers crossed for you guys.

  10. I love the vlog (again!) Sorry we missed the goats, I bet that was fun :) Matt watched with me, Mallory reminded us of Sarah with the 'I need you to hold me' comment - little sweetheart! Hope you're having a great weekend & Bobbi's feeling better.

  11. What a fun trip! I always love your vlogs. I loved that random phone call. And who has the name Ashley Loco Loco?? Hmmmm...

    I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things go okay on Monday.


  12. Parker says you sound like Ellen Degeneres. :) Very cute video!

  13. I was feeling a little Blair Witch when you guys were trying to find the tree house....glad it turned out okay!

    Also, just wanted you to know, I'm on my way to Ogden to nom nom those baby cheeks...those babies are delicious!

  14. ok - what was up with the lithium? A pill in the middle of the floor? Gosh - I am so glad that your routine changed.

    Hoping and praying that everything works out Connie. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

    Funny vlog - as usual - your humor cracks me right up.

  15. Hey Connie, you have an award waiting for you on my blog!

  16. Um, no this is Connie Loco Loco....


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