Saturday, March 14, 2009

I haven't posted in such a long time....the children have been taking turns having the flu (not the stomach flu, but the actual flu with the fever, headache, congestion, cough, the whole nine yards). During the midst of it all, our church had its annual Teen Spectacular, which I am not involved in but did watch three children during, while having sick little ones. Then Thursday and Friday we made a quick trip down to Toledo so that some of the students from the school could be involved in the Fine Arts Competition. I should never have taken the sick children on that trip, but I had already made a commitment to play the piano for some of the kids to sing, so I had to go. The children were able to spend some extra time with Grandpa Murray. The boys even got to shoot a little pistol with him.

I will still not be able to go to church tomorrow because the two little boys are still running fevers. Tyler is the most sick. He is still running quite a fever (for the 5th day in a row now) and both of them are coughing quite a bit. If he's not better by Monday, I am going to take him to the doctor. Tyler had to sleep in his car seat so that he could breathe okay. Derek has thrown up three times now from coughing too hard. Poor little men.

Life at the Vest house is certainly never dull. There is always something exciting going on. Always something to do. Always someone to spend time with. Always someone to eat with! ;)

If you get an extra minute, please pray for my little ones who are still sick. Budge once again has a dry, hacking cough, which always concerns me because he has had pneumonia so many times that his lungs are weak, and he is always susceptible.

Oh, one more thing. We left our little dog in the garage with food and water and a place to do her business while we were gone overnight. When we returned, she was nowhere in sight. She is not at the dog pound and has not returned, so we're not sure what to think about what happened to her. Of course, none of us are too terribly broken up about it, just mildly bothered at the most. Chad is ecstatic that she is gone because she has been quite a pain lately, never having mastered the art of letting us know when she needed to go outside!

I'm thinking about starting my spring cleaning in the next week or so. I like to get it done before it actually warms up so that when it's warm (which takes quite a while to happen around here) we can immediately enjoy the outdoors and have a good time. But for now, I think I'll just think about it and try to put together a plan. ;)

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I am a new reader of your blog....I am not sure how I found you, but I am glad I did. :) My dad was at HAC when you and your husband dated and were married, so I 'almost' feel like I know you. :) I will be praying for your family.

  2. Oh, the poor munchkins! I do hope they are feeling better soon, I will be keeping them in a special prayer.
    I started my spring cleaning last week when we had a warmer day, and even got the car cleaned out. It feels so much better, I can't imagine how important it is with your large family. Good luck!

  3. So sorry to hear you're going through the flu. I can fully understand. It's no fun and it's not a quick thing, either with a large family.

    I noticed on your other blog (I do enjoy your ongoing list) that it's your birthday. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!

  4. This may be a little beyond the time needed but I'll send it your way any how. The company BOIRON ( makes a homeopathic cough syrup called Chestal honey. They also make a flu remedy called oscillococcinim
    & a chewable tablet called cold calm. They all work very well. We used to get them at a natural foods store but noe our regular grocer sells them much cheaper. Hope this is something that can help you all. & hope everyone is feeling better by now.


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