"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Monday, June 28, 2010


We finally moved this weekend. I'm now in the process of unpacking and getting internet at the new house. We currently only have it at the old house and we will only have the keys for 2 more days. Drat! We might be cut off for a while.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Produce Coop

All of this for $15! Can you ask for anything more? I don't think so.

Father's Day Craft

I decided to make Carson a Father's Day craft. I told him he had to put it up at his work no matter how sissy he thought it was.
Fortunately, he said he loves it. Or he's just that much more of a great dad and husband.

This is actually a piece of wood and the letters are wood also. I was able to get everything from Hobby Lobby for under $10. Hurray!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Such A Hard Life He Lives

Cal has refused to crawl forward. He rolls and pivots to get everywhere he needs to be. So, for the last week I've been working with him. I have to put something he really wants in front of him and then keep him from rolling over while trying ot get it. Here is the progress we've made so far. . .

I don't blame him for being grumpy. It's hard to drag 23 lbs across the floor this those little arms.

Safety First

We were packing up the garage and the kids were playing with everything we found. Madi decided it was a good idea to put on a helmet while she rode her "bike" down the block.

This is how she left her bike when she was done. I love it.
Cal loved it too.

Friday, June 11, 2010



Madi drew her first people today. How exciting! I was honored that she said this is
She then proceeded to draw
and then
I love it! She's at such a fun age right now!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So we are moving again in about 2 weeks. And as much as I love the house we are moving into, I've decided I hate the moving process. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to go through our stuff and de-junk it. However, I get all excited about moving, then I have to sit on my hands. I'm the kind of person that will pack up everything way too early. Then we end up living out of boxes anywhere from 1-3weeks. I feel like I've done really good this time. I've paced myself. Things we don't use everyday are packed, however, I want to pack it ALL . . . Today! It's starting to make me crazy.
Here's the house we are moving into. Like I said, I'm pretty excited!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Eventful Weekend

So, I've been in the hospital since Friday morning, roughly 4:30am. I'm still here & they "might" release me tomorrow. Cross your fingers!

What happened you ask. . .

Well in about Feb-Mar. I was diagnoised with gallstones. The doctor and surgeon both recommended surgery to remove my gallbladder. No problem, but after doing research online and talking to my mother (who also has gall stones) I thought I would try to monitor what I ate and see if I could live with it. At least for a little while. The surgeon told me it would have to be a fat free diet & if I ever had a fever after an attack to go to the ER.

Well after a few more attacks I decided we would get my gallbladder removed. However, at the time we were trying to buy a house & needed all the extra cash we could get. So surgery was going to be scheduled in June. No problem right . . . wrong.

About midnight Friday morning I woke up having an attack. No fun, but It wasn't the most painful attack I'd ever had. So I was hanging out and sleeping off and on through the pain (stabbing below the right side of my rib cage). Well at roughly 4am I went back to bed and tossed and turned. I asked Carson if I had a fever because I was freezing. Next thing you know I am as pail as a ghost and the world keeps getting fuzzy. I laid down and felt better shortly. This happened twice then I went to the bathroom and threw-up 3 times. Since I don't throw-up very often (1-2x every 2-4 yrs) I decided this was considered an "emergency" attack & we should go to the hospital. Normally they would have done surgery and taken out my gallbladder, however I am in the 1st trimester of my 3rd pregnancy and surgery isn't an option unless it's life or death. (you read it right. I'm due in the end of Jan) So, since I put off surgery I might not be able to get it until after I have the baby. However, if I keep having attacks along with pacreatitis, they will try surgery in the 2nd trimester.

So, I was diagniosed with pacreatitis and they have kept me in the hosptial for roughly 36 hours. I asked if they would let me go home today and they said no. At least they finally let me eat something. - jello, chicken broth, fruit ice aka popscile in a cup, apple juice and water. (by the way, I feel just fine. I have no pain other than a headache from laying in bed for 2 days straight.)
The doctor said my numbers are coming down, but he want to keep me here another night. Maybe he will let me go home tomorrow. I sure do hope so!

We had a fun weekend planned for Wet N' Wild. I guess that will have to wait. Instead, I guess I will enjoy the rest and try to ingore all the shots and blood being drawn.