Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Please be in prayer for a young lady of Rochester, MN. Last night she overdosed on prescription medicaiton. She actually took a lethal dose of Effexor. She was taken to the hospital and so far has had no side effects from the overdose.
I don't want to go into much more detail than that. Like I said I would like to keep this as private as possible. She is a friend of Veronica's from when we lived there before and I am trying to give her privacy while asking for prayer support for her.
Please pray that the doctors are able to help her through this situation and find out the reason for her taking so much medication at one time. I am not sure that she was trying to harm herself or what her reasoning is, but hopefully the doctors will get to the bottom of it. Other than praying for the doctors I don't know what else to ask for. Just let the Lord lead you.
Thank you in advance for the prayers.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The good news is that I get to go back to SC in 20 days. It will be so good to see my family and have some human contact. I am not referring to the naughty kind either. I am talking about hugs from the kids, hugs from Ebby, curling up on the couch with them, layin' together watching TV, etc., etc. There is something to that. I am missing that A-LOT! I have tons of friends here, but no one to hug or whatever on a regular basis.
Anyway, have an amazing day. God's love is all around you.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Well I am the one who started this blog, then I kind of left it to Ebby to keep you all filled in on the happenings. Now it is my turn to pick up where she left off.
The Ray's are doing well. 24 days until we get to see each other face to face. I can hardly wait. This time I get to go for an entire week, not just a couple of days. Another good thing about this trip is that I will leave and arrive early on the day that I go. I will also have some time the day I leave. I don't have to leave before the crack of dawn to get home.
While I am in SC, we will all be piling in the car to drive to KY. My second cousin Bethany will be getting married. Bethany is one of six kids whose mother tragically passed away about four years ago. She is the first from the other Ray family to get married. I usually call her my niece because her dad, who is my cousin, Scott, is like my brother and all of his kids call me Uncle Ronnie. It will be a joyous occasion, a great opportunity to re-connect with family and friends. We are excited about going.
Last night I went to an event for the Salt and Light group here at CCC. Salt and Light is the college-aged singles group. I will be leading them beginning in June. So I thought I should get acquainted with the members. There were about 30 people and we did a photo scavenger hunt. My team did not win but I found a get-away driver if I ever pull a bank heist. Jesse is a crazy driver with a fast car. It was fun.
Here are a couple of the pictures:
In a dumpster (thankfully it was empty-ish)
Cartwheel on a pedestrian bridge (Hi doggy!)
Handstand in an elevator
All wearing hats (My team was Jessie, Emily, James and Armando [me])
Well, that's about all for now. I will keep posting posts to keep you posted.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be posting anything for a little while. There is so much going on and this really captures my attention...even during work. :( I catch myself checking it and other peoples blogs all the time. I am just going to take a break for a while.
This will give Ronnie a chance to write some posts about the happenings up there in Rochester, MN. From what I hear he is quite busy and it is getting warmer up there. Take some picture and post them for those people who have left the polar region of MN so that they can see it for themselves.
Wendi I will see you May 19th!! Yeah!!
We will be moving back to Rochester around June 20th-June 27th sometime.
See you all later....Ebby Ray
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
We started off with him giving me his hat. I then had to turn around and give it backt o him because I used Dude in one of my sentences. Within a couple of minutes he had to give it back to me. :)
The next day Hunter came to me and said, "Mom I can only remember saying dude 3 times today at school. I may have said it more, but that is all I can remember." I told him that was fine, but that he owed me three things. (Yes, I was catching on to the fact that he was telling on himself. I wasn't around to know when he said it, but he was being very honest!)
I didn't think to ask him what he gave me. I just told him to put it on my bed. When I went to bed later on that night after all the kids were tucked in I found his payment. A drum, electric guitar amp, and a belt. He is really being hard on himself if he gave the a drum and the amp. The belt made me stop and wonder "why?" Why a belt? It really made me laugh.
The good news is that Hunter isn't saying DUDE as much any more. This is good news since I am running out of places to put all of his things in my room.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I am eating dinner with a different family everyday this week. Monday was tith the Jensens, Tuesday was with the Rietvelds, Wednesday will be with the Ganz family and Friday with the Deiters. It has been a fun week so far.
As promised this post is coming to an end.
Have an awesome day!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Veronica and Kayla when we first got to the beach. Veronica and Kayla
Hunter and Cole getting ready to dig the big hole.
All the kids sitting down in a tide pool. I thought that this was funny.
Veronica wearing the sun glasses I found on the beach. No lenses and they were broken. Hunter and the future hole
The sand dunes
Kayla just chillin'.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
We have had a great week here at the Ray house. I will start with Kayla's arrival. Last Saturday Kayla came to live with us. She will be here until we head back to Rochester. Kayla's mom is a friend of mine from Rochester, and she and Veronica hung out when we lived there. Sunday was a relaxed day for us all. On Monday I had to go to work and the kids were at school. When I got home from work I was blessed by Kayla having done the dishes sometime during the day. I about passed out.
I felt sorry for Kayla all week. She was stuck here at the house most of the time by herself since we weren't able to get her enrolled in school right away. She will start school on Monday.
Yesterday I was once again blessed by Kayla and her cleaning ability. When I got home from Veronica's game last night the house had been cleaned and carpets vacuumed. We were switching bedrooms and Kayla did all the work yesterday while we were all gone. She moved dressers, book cases, desks, clothes...you name it and it was moved to the new room. I about passed out again!! Some how between all of her cleaning and moving things she found time to go to the pool and acquire a tan line. She was so excited to have a tan in April.
Now on to Ronnie. He came into town on Monday evening and left on Thursday morning. Although he was really only here for two days it was a great time. He took the kids to the movies and miniture golfing. He also took the boys to the music store so Hunter could drool over a guitar he wants. On Wednesday he and Kayla were able to spend some time at the beach and then they came and took me out to eat lunch. On Tuesday I was blessed again by Ronnie having to do the dishes and then on Wednesday he cooked dinner.