The Happel Crew

The Happel Crew
July 2012: Front row Carter and Cade. Middle row Addy and Reegan. Back row Me, Kyler, Quincy, Cael, Jaycie, Dean and Mackenzie

Psalm 127:3-5

Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5
Dean and Dawn proud parents of these blessings:

Mackenzie Jo 19, Carter Dean 15, Reegan Marie 12, Cael Charles 11, Quincy Everett 9, Addelynn Ruth 7, Cade Joseph 5, Kyler Erwin 4, and Jaycie LeeAnn 2

Friday, May 1, 2009


For those of you who have dealt with it you know how hard it can be. I have dealt with this ugly beast many times, and have figured out that I am fighting it again. I realized this yesterday when I was walking aimlessly through the Wal Mart parking lot unable to find my car or remember where I had parked it. I was almost in tears, I felt defeated. Once I found it, unloaded and sat down, I started putting two and two together. Unable to sleep, unable to kick the glooms, confused, and unable to do some normal functions. I have been down this road before. I have used prescription meds in my past, however, the side effects are not good for me. I have used herbal remedies, not good to use while you are nursing. Most of the time I am able to kick this with prayer, better nutrition and slowing down a bit. Most of the time I can get through these bouts quickly, a conscious effort to smile, to relax, to enjoy, to lean on God. Sometimes life brings you down these difficult roads, I am ok with that, there is refining going on.

I had to turn down a great offer today, and I am feeling really guilty about it. So the battle begins, if I would have gone, it would have kept me away from home where I really need to be today, but now going makes me feel bad because it would have been fun, and perhaps needed time away for the other person.

Today is May Day, our family loves this day, we love putting together the bags of goodies and dropping and running, it makes us laugh. I am looking forward to this today. Looking forward to the laughs, to the kids trying to catch others and running lie crazy to get away from those who we are dropping off too. In fact, someone has already gotten us today!!

I seem to have a bit of the stomach bug which started yesterday afternoon - yucky


  1. Dont feel bad, things come up, I could use some time away and some adult chat, but, I am needed here at home today. I hope you can kick it to the curb again quickly, I know for me, lack of sunshine affects my mood and I am trying really hard to smile today b/c I have it with no sunshine and crabby kids. In fact I am going to make myself take a nap b4 Elliotts dr appt this afternoon, that will help, hard to sleep at night when there is a heater next to you that squirms.

  2. I felt the same way on Friday. I actually contemplated whether I could THROW my computer through the window IF I could pick it up!

    Seriously, you know where to find me whenever you need a talk, vent, to cry, whatever..even if only for a or night...I am probably awake too!