Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I LOVE this picture... ( Not of me but of US together.. CUTE)

This is our first family photo with the four of us! Karyss looks so cute, don't ya think???

Riley at one month and prayer request

Hi Everyone. We took Riley for his one month appointment and He is GROWING!! He is almot 9 pounds now! 8 lbs, 14 ounces to be exact and 21 inches long. I am so proud of the way he is growing and changing!! Today is the first day of a 4 hour schedule. Tonight will be the worst. Please pray that he tolerates it well. He has done fine on it today so far. Pray that Karyss is able to sleep if he needs to cry it out a little bit . Also, if everyone could please pray for my husband. When we moved here a year and a half ago Dan was hospitalized with a blood clot in his bowel which caused him to have to have an emergency bowel resection surgery. It was a scary time and quite honestly we almost lost him. He was also diagnosed as a diabetic at that time. He receovered wonderfully and had his energy back which had been lacking for quite a while. He felt so much better. Now he is tired ALL the time and has no energy. He is currently sick with flu-like symptoms and his blood sugars are plummeting ( last night his reading was 40.. those of you who know about diabetes will know that is terribly low). He is going to the doctor on Friday. Please pray that he is able to get help and be back to himself. I am terribly worried. Thank you!

Monday, January 29, 2007

God's will

Hi Everyone! First of all let me say THANK YOU so much to those of you who have answered the "roll call" and told me you were here and shared your memories with me.. I hope that continues some. How was everyone's weekend? Ours was busy as usual. Dan preached at church last night and I love it when he preaches. It makes me so proud to see him up there and know that we are finally in the center of God's will. For those of you who don't know in the almost 9 years we have been married we have lived in Wisconsin, South Carolina, Illinois, Michigan and now Georgia. Several ministries have ended very badly for us and we have been searching for God's plan. Now it seems we have finally found it and I am so glad. We moved every summer there for a while. It was nice to not do that this year. Well, all, I know this is a short post today but my parents are set to arrive at any time for a visit on their way to Florida so I must go get prepared. Hope to hear from you all. Have a great and Godly day!

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Hi everyone!

Something happened last night and I thought it was sooo adorable I had to post about it. We had to go out to the mall for a few things and on the way home Riley was fussy and upset. It seemed we could do nothing to quiet him until Karyss and Dan started to sing to him. It was sooo sweet. It took a few seconds but he quieted down and as long as they were singing quietly to him he calmed down. It was just sooo sweet to hear them singing together and then how Riley responded was just as precious. It just gave me a little "Poptart burst " in my heart and I had to share it with you!

Also, several of my friends who blog are having a "roll call" thing. If you read my blog, please comment and let me know you were here... I'd love it if you'd share either a favorite memory of your children and/or husband or a favorite memory of your own childhood. Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you!!

Friday, January 26, 2007


Hi everyone. Yes, Ann that time is correct. Yesterday it wasn't though. I didn't post until after 8 but I was awake at 5. Today it is just after 4 AM as I type this. Riley is fed and back in bed and I am enjoying the quiet of the morning before the sun is even up. Today I am thinking of music. I spent some time last night just rocking Riley and singing to him. As I did that I became a little emotional and thought back to the times I used to do the same with Karyss. She's too big for that now although I still sometimes sing with her.. It's different. I am wondering if any of you have favorite songs you sang as a child or lullabyes you sing to your children or were sung to you. I can tell Riley enjoys music so much already. What about you? Any special musical memories you can share? I'd love to hear them. Happy Friday everyone!!! PS : Isn't my yawning son adorable ????

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Good morning everyone! Thursday already?? Where has the time gone? Today I am feeling a bit nostalgic and wondering what has happened to my friends from long ago days.. How is it that we always say we are going to stay in touch and yet we rarely do. I have the unusual situation of living in a different country from the one I grew up in . For those of you who don't know I was born and raised in Canada and now live in the US. I have been blessed with a few friends at home that have stayed with me through our many moves over the years (that's for another blog!) and I wonder if they know how rare they are! (Thank you Ann, Helen, Shelley, Jen......)I went to college at Maranatha in Wisconsin and a lot of those friends I never see or talk to either except at Christmas. This year my Christmas letters never made it out of my house. The day I planned to mail them I had my son. Anyway, I guess I am just missing friends today and thankful for those I have. I am fortunate to be married to my best friend . I love you Dan! And my kids are great friends in their own way now. Karyss is especially becoming closer to me as the years go by.. tooo quickly! It will be neat to see if some old friends find me through this blog. Here's hoping ya'all have a great day and are blessed with good friends . My challenge today is we should all reach out to someone we haven't talked to in a while.. I think I will send an email right now! Bye all!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

quiet day

Hi. Today has been a quiet day at home for me and Riley. We have church tonight but other than that we have been at home. I am baking cookies right now to surprise Karyss when she comes home from school and Riley is taking a nap. I love when Karyss comes home from school. I still remember her first day of K-3. I was teaching in the same school at the time and I was an emotional wreck that whole day. She was absolutely fine and Full of stories when she came home. SOOO cute. I am so thankful that she is still that way now. She is only 7 but I know the years are coming when she won't be as excited to share with us what has happened at school and in her day. Does anyone have any suggestions for some one on one things I can do with her?? She has not been jealous of Riley but she has been our only child for 7 years and I know she feels it sometimes. I would like to think of some activities and fun things for our "mommy and Karyss times.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New baby

As I mentioned, we have a new baby in our house. He will be 4 weeks old tomorrow. In the hospital he had low blood sugar and he feeds every 3 hours. They asked me to keep this schedule up and so I have to wake him up in the night even to feed. So I am wondering if any of you other moms out there have any suggestions on how to function without sleep. I find myself feeling rather run down now. Dan helps when he can but he has to work at night so I don't want him to be staying awake. Any suggestions would help. I feel like a first time mom all over again with it being 7 years between my children
Hi ! And welcome to the Basham family page. This is my first blog so I hope you will all bear with me as I start it. To introduce our little family, we live in Georgia where Dan (my husband) is a youth/music pastor . We have a daughter, Karyss who is 7 and just added a son to our family. Riley Christian was born on December 28th and we are looking forward to sharing h im with you as well. As for me (Jennifer) I am full time at home as wife and mommy but keep very busy with church obligations as well.