Sunday, December 30, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 9:03 AM
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 9:59 PM
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 7:42 PM
what a busy day we had ~ up early, to the gym, went for a walk, i cleaned up the house while dennis washed vehicles, got meals ready ( for us & for the nursery workers at the church), showered, etc., went to the early service where isaac sang (downloaded on youtube if you would like to see him), stayed for the following candlelight service, went to kelcey & allan's house for their christmas eve party, home to eat, & then FINALLY open presents!
merry christmas to all & to all a goodnight...
santa & mrs. claus are wiped out!!!
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 12:52 AM
Saturday, December 22, 2007
We went out to Wal-Mart and on our way home we saw a couple /plus 3 others ahead of them (it was very windy & cold this morning) .They were walking along the rode side near the airport, pulling suitcases. Assuming they'd flown into Williston and didn't know there is taxi service or couldn't afford it-we stopped to give them a ride. They were walking to the train depot, which would have been about a 3-4 mile hike! It turned out they were 5 Chinese college students in an exchange program with Dickinson State who are on Christmas break and planning a 15 day Amtrak tour to Chicago, New York, Niagara Falls & points beyond. They'd come to Williston the night before and had a problem with their ticket bookings online so had stayed at a hotel ( one without shuttle service. ) We drove them to the depot at around noon and found out the train didn't depart until 7 PM-so they came home with us for the afternoon as our house guests! We fed them, visited with them and found out about their country and lives. They had many questions of us and asked if we were Christians! As we shared about Christmas and our beliefs, we began to see that we were the ones blessed by the events of the day :) God does work in mysterious ways!
May he bless you this holiday season too!
Love to you all,
LeNae & Gary
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 12:21 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Looks like a very content dude! ~ nate
isaac had no idea who this was....yeah, you look pretty cool ~ jen
anyone with hats like that get private rides. ~ dennis
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 2:43 PM
Monday, December 17, 2007
today we finally got some answers to why maxie has been having skin problems for the last year. it started last fall when i noticed some scabs on her back. we've been doctoring with her ever since. i'd take her to the vet, they'd do some tests & she'd get antibiotics. each round lasted about 6 weeks with me having to give her meds everyday & TRY to get a medicated bath in once a week or so. then the spots would disappear, only to reappear about 4 months later. so we've gone through this cycle 4-5 times since it all started. when the spots returned a few weeks ago, we finally decided it was time to spring for the BIG test ~ the HESKA allergy test. well, like i said, today we finally got some answers. anything with EA units of 150 or higher is considered a significant allergen. here is her list of allergies:
FOOD: wheat grain~168 barley~1472
TREES: red cedar~574 palm~383 sycamore~229 juniper~204 olive~145
WEEDS: yellow dock~2619 marsh elder~1280 cocklebur~1042 russian thistle~970 english plantain~495 carelessweed~312 ragweed, western/slender~308 sagebrush~225 ragweed, false~219 ragweed,short~186
GRASSES: red top grass~3883 perennial rye grass~3791 meadow fescue~3756 johnsongrass~3163 bluegrass, june~3012 brome, smooth~2890 orchard grass~2879 timothy grass~1621
ENVIRONMENT: cockroach~271 d. pteronyssinus~175 d. farinae~156
did you catch all of that? don't imagine you all wanted to read every detail of her allergies, but thought it would get the point across. the vet said it's the worst case of allergies he's seen with this test. because her numbers were so exaggerated & there were so many different allergies, he consulted maxie's dermatologist (yes, she has a dermatologist~i don't even have one) & they have decided we'll go with a hypoallergenic food to start with & some more antibiotics & go from there.
at least she isn't really affected by the allergies other than her skin. it never appears to even bother her~she doesn't scratch at it or anything. since we live in las vegas, it's quite common to not have grass (which we don't) so that is good. also, no more food scraps AT ALL!!!
if you're a pet lover (even if you're not, we LOVE maxie~she's our first "kid") we'd appreciate it if you have room in your heart to pray for her.
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 9:22 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 2:03 PM
Monday, December 10, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 6:52 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Posted by Allen Fieldhouse at 12:47 PM