I’ve been so grateful. That, I’m feeling a little bit better…. This last week so I would be able to be present with my friends, who are… going through a very, very hard time. [Intro music] [Mary coughing] Good morning. Time to make some food. And, we haven’t gone to the grocery store in a while, we’ve just had a lot going on. So. Uhm, we had some ground beef that was already made in the freezer. So I defrosted that. And. I’m using the spinach noodles. And I’m going to boil those up. And I’m just going to make some gravy. Uhm, some butter. Flour. And then some beef broth. Since we’re doing beef in it. But we did this, actually we did this very similar thing with rice instead of noodles. And chicken, instead of beef. The other day. But. Beef is what we have so, I’m just gonna put some salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder and parsley. And hopefully it tastes okay. We’ll see. Uhm, I guess it’s kind of like beef stroganoff … ish. I don’t know. Creamy beef noodles and…gravy! Sizzle, sizzle. Fry, fry! [Mary] Alright! There’s my “stroganoff.” [Mary] Ish. Beefy, noodle gravy. [Mary] Yeah. There you go. There you go. [Mary] Good morning. Good morning. [laughs] Again. [Mary] You were up early. I was up super early. Like, 5:30 this morning. And… Uhm. Just working on stuff and took a little nap! [Mary] Good! I finished the vloggies. Uhm… I’m uploading it. [Mary] Oh! You are? I mean. It’s rendering. And then I’m uploading. [Mary] Cool. And we’re just hanging out. So, that’s what we’re doing. And my voriconazole just kicked in so my eyes are like, mmm! It’s so bright in here! [Mary] Look at that beautiful lake. Wish I had the drone right now. We are just getting back from spending time with our friends. And um… I think that with the beautiful sun coming through these trees right now, it’s just kind of. Uhm… A visual reminder of this life. It’s beautiful and bright and also so, so broken and sad. But… Sometimes there’s nothing, there’s no answers, there’s nothing to say but. Being together, and being present and. We just actually like… Read scripture together and spent time together and… What more could we ask for in life you know? Knowing Jesus and knowing His people. There’s just nothing sweeter. And it doesn’t mean there are no tears. There are guaranteed tears in this world. But… The… I don’t know. That’s… That’s life. [Mary] And there’s the sun. [Mary] Coming through. [Music plays] We are now home. And we’re going to… I made that beef “stroganoff” and so… [Peter] Which, what are we calling it now? We’re calling it “strogy.” Or… [Mary] Strogiddy. Strogiddy. [Mary] Strogiddy. [Peter] We’re calling it beef strogiddy. And I’m going to make some carrots. I’m going to chop up carrots and potatoes. Cuz that’s what we have. And… bake ’em in the oven. [Peter] I’m making a little snack platter. [Mary] Are you? Yeah. [Mary] What do you think we should bake ’em at? Like 400? [Peter] Sure. [Mary] Cool. Let’s do this. Do you want to tell them what gives you joy? [Mary laughs] I was just saying, Like we hadn’t gone grocery shopping so we, had like, a bag of carrots in the fridge. [Peter] We’re great hosts. Super. [Dena laughing] We have really gracious guests. [Peter laughing] Uhm, And a bag of noodles and some beef in the freezer. And. [Mary & Peter] Voila! [Peter] We have a whole meal. Look at this guys. [Mary] So. [Peter] Mary just whipped this up. Okay. Now we have a screen so I can see if we’re all in the shot. [Peter] There you go. Okay! Ready? [All together] Bon appetit! [Mary] Look at these two. [Mary] Wait! I think I showed you, I didn’t even realize that was this morning that they were up on the couch. [Mary] I guess today is just a pretty tired day. [Mary] Look at that little pink nose. So, I decided that Dena and I need to do the speech jammer. [Dena] Oh yes, this is not going to be pretty. It’s going to be funny. Okay, so I just downloaded it on my phone. I’m reading a magazine, yeah? And we’re gonna… We might start with the alphabet. Okay, start simple. I like it. Right. Left It says to turn the…volume up. [Dena] Okay. So it makes me nervous. I don’t want to blast your ears. [Dena] Just go half way up. Half way should be fine. And then we can just leave it there. So, let’s start with you just saying the alphabet. Just start without the speech jammer. [Dena] Okay. [Both] A, B, C, D… [Dena] E, F, G, H Go ahead. [slower] A, B, C, D Is it doing it? Well, it’s delaying it. It’s not actually… So just tell us a story. Tell us a story of when you were in Scotland. Oh my goodness. Well, there was this one day I went to church and there was these weirdos there. And one girl, was in a wheelchair. And her legs were fine. Oh! What’s wrong with her! [girls laugh] [Dena] It’s weird [Mary] It’s not doing anything! [Dena] No, but I can hear you as an echo. [Mary] So, here’s the thing. When Peter does it, he can’t talk. Let me see… [Dena] Does it break his vocal chords? [Mary] It basically does. Let’s try reading a little bit of this. [Dena] This feels like we’re testing me. The fairy tale chateau in leafy Buckinghamshire… [Mary] This is a British magazine. You’re normal! Okay, let me see. Let me see it. [Dena] Check if it’s actually working, because… [Mary] Okay. Testing, testing. Oh! [Dena] Like, it has a delay, but it’s not bad. [Mary] The delay… [Dena] It’s long enough that if you just get yourself going [Mary] Testing, testing. Alright. Testing, testing. I wonder if… [Mary] Okay. [Dena] Is it just supposed to be? [Mary stuttering, laughing] Okay, here try this. [Dena] Red Buick, blue Buick! [Mary] Maybe I had the delay too slow? [Dena] Red Buick, blue Buick. [Mary] Is it harder? [Dena] Well reading annoying [stutters] [Mary] Ah! [Dena] It is more annoying! [Mary] It’s different! [Dena] Why does… Oh! Cuz it’s got a… You know? Like in a tunnel. You know with a … whoooooo! [Girl laughing] [Mary] Yeah. Just like that. In a tunnel like, what? [Dena] Eddy, edited-ed. Oh, that is much harder! [Mary] The, the… [Dena] Yeah, when you say these words. Like, Eddy edited-ed. [girls laughing] [Dena, slower] Edited it. Six sticky skeletons. [girl laughing] [Mary] Try singing us a song. [Dena] Uh…. [Mary] Like, Row, row, row your boat. [Dena singing] Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. I harmonize well in this! [singing] Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream! [Mary] It doesn’t mess you up! Okay, let me try it. Let me see. Maybe speech jammer is broken. [Dena] Maybe it is but, that would be a hard one to do it. [Mary] I think you’re just really good at it. See, I sound weird when I do it. [Dena] No like, I can hear an echo. But nothing… [Mary] It literally makes Peter stop talking. [girls laughing at Peter’s expense] [Mary, slowly] A pessimistic pest exists among us. [Both] Amidst us. [Dena] Amidst us. [both laughing] [Mary] It makes me stop being able to read and speak! [Dena] Eyes are hard when I can’t… [Mary] Oh this is weird! [Dena] Yeah cuz you can, it picks up [Mary] Everybody. [Dena] Yeah! So I was hearing you, too. Yeah. Is that not what it normally does? [Mary] It’s weird. [girls softly singing together] [girls laughing] [Dena] It’s like, tinny! Or something. [Mary] Yeah, it is. You’re behaving like a baffling bumbling, band of baboons. [Dena] Is that from Harry Potter? Or is that actually from, like uh, Home Alone, or something? [Mary laughing] [Dena] Not Home Alone. Another like, 90’s… [Mary] Speaking of the 90’s, We’re gonna go watch a Mary Kate & Ashley movie. So we’ll just see you guys later. [Dena] We can’t find It Takes Two. [Mary] No. That’s unfortunate. [Dena] Gutting, really. [Mary] We might have to keep trying. [Dena] Yes. [Mary] We’re gonna go look for that. We’ll see you later. [Mary] Peter is back from studying. But he’s continuing to study. Dena and I found [Dena] Little Rascals! [Mary] Little Rascals. So. We watched that for a while. But we do need to finish our movie. And I am working on [cough] Exercising. And. [Mary] That’s what we’re doing. Uh, oh. [Mary] Oh, don’t worry, Ollie will help. Stretch!!! Alright, exercise? Check. [Mary] Down goes the yoga wheel. And. [Mary] Back goes the weights I used. I used these actually as hand weights today, as well. [Peter] Nice. And did like, some arm exercises. Uhm. [coughs] So. So. [Mary] It’s been quite a week. Yeah. I’m exhausted guys. [Mary] Rightly so. Preaching tomorrow. I’m wrapping up… I’ve been preaching through the book of Ephesians, for the last several months. And this is the last week, so. Uhm, it’s kind of… [Mary coughing] Exciting. And. So that’s what I’ve been working on. I’m almost ready. I just need to, print out my notes and… get some sleep. [Mary] Yeah, that’s important. Yup. I’ve been so grateful That I’m feeling a little bit better. This last week. So I would be able to be present with my friends who are… Going through a very, very hard time. I’m just, I’m just grateful, that I’ve been. Able to be present and able to be there. And… Anyway. Lots of things. You know? [Peter] Yup. Well guys, we’re gonna get some sleep. And so… Yes we are. I hope you can get some sleep. And if you can’t, you can watch old vlogs. And maybe they’ll put you to sleep. Or, we’ll keep you company. There you go. Either way, we’ve got your back. Yeah. And… [Both] As always, we will see you tomorrow. Good night! [Outro music]

100 Replies to “GRATEFUL TO USE MY LUNG FUNCTION! (2.18.17)”

  1. I am glad you are feeling better this week too. Let's hope it continues to be the trend so you can be there for your friend in this difficult time. Hugs, love and light coming across the miles.

  2. Mary, it's great to see you feeling better. I don't know what is wrong with your friends, but God does and you've shared that times are hard for them. No, this world isn't easy and can be very hard. That will make our eternity so much sweeter with Christ. God bless you and Peter and all your friends.

  3. Hahaha the speech jammer completely messes with my head when I use it that I can barely talk.

    Mary & Peter thanks for the inspiration to find the joy everyday xxx

  4. Did anyone else notice Ollie doing his version of 'downward dog' at 10:48? I'm just trying to make everyone smile. I know it's a very serious and sad time. All the more reason to find some levity to try to cheer you all up. As Mary said, life goes on. Whether we want it to or not. Saying prayers for all. πŸ’œ

  5. My Pastor has been gone the last two weeks. But he is doing a series on Eph. 4:13!! He starts off every sermon I CAN, I CAN , I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!! I CAN, NOT I CANT!! I DON'T WANT TO HEAR I CANT!! Told him if my phone would record his whole semon I would post it on You Tube!!!

  6. butter, flour, broth … got it … I always wanted to learn how to make gravy (or any sauce for that matter) as I always eat my mashed potatoes as they are lol.Β I WILL try that out next time I make mash potatos (or rice !?… yum)…. really πŸ™‚ … thanks Mary!

  7. my doggy has a pink nose too, I don't know what it is with pink noses, but it seems like black noses are the norm? maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about. I just love a cold wet nose on my face when it's kissy time for my pup. she can't stop licking me unless I run from them πŸ™‚

  8. Speech jammer always works better with headphones instead of earphones. The more noise-cancelling the headphones are, the better! Hope this helps! Xx

  9. God is so amazing, he's helped you feel better because he knows your friends need you now. I'm sure you're a great inspiration and very comforting to them right now. God is using you now more than ever to do his work. What an awesome blessing.

  10. To me, and I'm sure a lot of other people, It's so beautiful that you guys are always trying to be positive and remembering that You always have light and there will always be a new day to start fresh. They way that you always remind yourselves and your audience that Jesus And God love everyone, it astounds me but as long shows me personally that there is always hope ❀🌍πŸ’ͺ

  11. Im sure your friend that you are visiting is so thankful to see you and just be together. Your presence and caring Im sure feels very comforting. Im so glad you are feeling better Mary, that is fantastic!! Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚ Love and hugs to all of you, see you tomorrow!


  13. Mary & Dena- I also enjoy Mary Kate and Ashley movies! It takes two was my favorite. I had it on VHS!! I'm so glad you 2 are able to visit and hang out with each other! Such a blessing!

    Peter- you totally rock wearing a hat when you do. You don't have to quickly take it off or anything. Hope your sermon went well today!

    Ollie- loved your stretches!
    God Bless you all!!

  14. I really want to thank Mary and Peter for keeping me company every day, sharing their story. I really love this channel and the positivity it brings, but also the realness. everytime i have to work on long art projects I put on your videos and I feel less lonley. Thank you so much, i want to send a lot of positive thoughts!

  15. Next time roast the potatoes and carrots at 450/500 and you'll get a great caramelization on your veggies, turns out great!

  16. Peter and Mary, I love you two so much, love all your videos, you two are so AWESOME. PLEASE GIVE OLLIE BOY A GREAT BIG HUG AND KISS FROM ME.

  17. the speech jammer can be harder for men then women because of how are brain function differently. women tend to be able to muti task better while men tend not. I know there is a term for this but its been to long ago for me to recall my high school psychology class.

  18. Yeah, Peter sounded like a drunk 2 yr old with the Speach Jammer. Weird how it is different for everyone!

  19. My mom woke up praying for you, Mary, yesterday. I didn't have time to share, but know that my mom — who knows y'all purely from updates from me, as she has so much to do she has very limited leisure time — and I are praying for y'all — Peter, Mary, and even little ol' Ollie-boy. Y'all are amazing and loved and strong and so prayed for. Stay strong in the Lord!

  20. to your gravy you can add milk or cream and some Worcestershire sauce to make it more stroganoff like. But really what ever you want to do. some times I will add cream cheese and sour cream to my gravy. you can add Greek plan yogurt too.Have fun exploring. Unless your body can't handle the milk products. I haven't tried soy milk yet.

  21. Peter, love this collection of sermons on Ephesians. It was very timely. Thank you, Mary your looking good, happy to hear you are feeling better, I had a headache today and spent most the day in bed and what I though about is how you have one almost daily and that you have to cough, I was then feeling less sorry for myself, I am sending prayers to your friend.

  22. I've had a nasty cough for the past month that is finally going away and it's been absolutely miserable. Mary is so brave and strong for living her life to the fullest, even with CF.

  23. You guys amaze me with your ability to improvise when creating meals. Mary, it's so nice to see you being able to enjoy spending time with your friend. Love you guys! β€πŸ™

  24. I got released from the hospital today after being in there for a couple days, and i have had Marry's were going home ditty in my head all day

  25. I'm glad Dina got to be in these videos:) I'm super glad that you have been feeling pretty good Mary! Sleep sounds good right now so goodnight:).

  26. Ollie-yoga moves never fail to add much appreciated levity. Downward-facing doggy kisses for the win! So glad you have been feeling better this week and able to spend time with your friends.

  27. You're sermons have been great Peter. Thank you for studying so hard and sharing them with us. God is using you in so many good ways.

  28. That's so weird the magazine you're reading from in the game is talking about a chateau i used to work in! I love your videos, you and Peter are wonderful people and absolutely make the world a better place.

  29. Hey Mary and Peter!! I've been watching your vlogs for about a year and I think I'm one of y'all's biggest fans. πŸ™‚ I never miss a vlog and I think you two are the most beautiful people in this world! My husband hears me randomly sing your songs so much he knows them now and watches with me πŸ™‚ currently I'm binge watching your amazing Scotland vlogs! You would not believe how much you and I have in common Mary. πŸ™‚ I wish so much that i could meet y'all! but I live in Florida πŸ™ My 23rd birthday is on Wednesday the 22nd and I would be SUPER SUPER excited if you could give a happy birthday shout out please πŸ™‚ love y'all take care!

  30. I introduced a friend to the frey life, and in the intro when it introduces oliver, they said, They named their wheelchair?

  31. As I watch your video tonight I'm singing in my head…."The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine upon you.and give you peace……"Β Β  There is more harmonizing in my head………but the sentiment is still there…………..Β  Bless you both.

  32. Mary peter and Oliver,
    I love watching your videos I also want to say thank you, because you show me how every day can be good even when in reality it's not the best. Having no answer is probably my main fear of life. Together you show the light is the tunnel and I appreciate every moment of your videos! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

  33. Haha! I just did the speech jammed today, my friend had me read off a list of fifty tongue twisters. I'm already horrible at talking, it was so funny and we cracked up for probably an hour. Also, I wanted to say thank you for your positivity, and always being there. Love you all and wishing you the very best in life. God bless, and you are always in my prayers.πŸ™ πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜πŸ™

  34. I loved being apart of "take your subscribers to work day!"Β it was entertainment while packing for travelling to Boston Childrens Hospital (:

  35. today was my son's 20th birthday I am his caregiver cause he has autism and has other disability's I love him so much as I do my sons brother who will be turning 18 on saint patty's day next month I love you guys to I love how strong you are <3

  36. Add sour cream to the gravy and you will have basic Beef Stroganoff! About your friend heading to paradise, just lost both my Daddy and my Father in law in a 2month period, sooooo wonderful to have the gift of spending time with them now.

  37. I love how when you were showing us Peter, Ollie nose kissed him!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  38. Keep your head up Mary, you and Peter. You guys set a great example of so many things. I loving marriage, that's not always perfect, but it's clearly filled with love, respect, and happiness. You set the example of what a marriage should look like, what a wife should be like, and what a husband should be like. You set the example of what a God loving and fearing household should look like. You guys are wonderful. I love your blog and watch you all the time because of the example you set, across ALL races and states.

  39. Early Rheumy appointment today, and even though the news is not so great I know that I can always come to your channel and have a loving family vlog. I just wanted y'all to know that you both give me so much inspiration β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

  40. Just add some sour cream to your beef and noodles plus all the other stuff you put in it and mushrooms (or not) and you will as close to stroganoff as you can get without actually making "Beef Stroganoff the classic way . See, you're really closer to gourmet than you knw ! FUN!Β  LYLMOΒ  XXXOOOΒ  _Β  K

  41. You two are so inspirational. You always brighten up my day. I have Lupus so I watch you and you make me feel stronger. Thank you sooooo much. Keep fighting, Mary!!!!πŸ™πŸ½πŸ˜‡πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

  42. Aww Mary, every time you cry I cry with you. Such a beautiful bright person. Everyone I look at the sky and see sun rays coming through the clouds, it reminds me of god,s divine beauty and light

  43. I usually comment about Mary, but forgive me if I just have to say that Peter is SEXY. Mary, you are one lucky lady. πŸ˜‰

  44. Poor Peter. I can't believe that he covers his face like that lol. Mary even though your going through so much you are so grateful and if I was able to, I would give you a great big hug and pray for you and your hubby. I love watching you both. I have my husband hooked. Mary your going to make me cry!

  45. I really miss the comfort I had growing up and going to Church every Sunday. When I was 10 my Dad died suddenly from cancer, and I admit since then I have really struggled. It wasn't until the last 5 or so years that I really yearn to find that comfort and just absolute belief I had. I am not even sure where to begin, but watching you and Peter reminds me of what I once had, which does bring me comfort. I wonder how many times I can use that word…

  46. Did anyone else see at 4:03 the footprints of Jesus at the left in the sky? What a beautiful reminder of how He carries us through. Stay strong. Life IS hard. But…He reminds me often of my favorite scripture, which is John 16:33. I won't type it out, as it's always best to just look it up and read it. Still praying for you both!!!

  47. I hope I'm not over stepping my boundaries here, but since they've brought up what a horrible time their friends are going through…I never heard is someone sick or did someone pass away?? At any rate, Peter and Mary…my sincere condolences to you 😒

  48. 12:17 I will say, they do relax me. Which is helpful for me, with high anxiety among other things. I've never fallen asleep during a video tho. 😝

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