Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The night before the night before

I don't have anywhere to put this... and I'm not sure it belongs here. But I don't journal anywhere else. So it's going here.

I've been very emotional and teary this week. I've not felt like myself. It could be because the reason I'm having this surgery has been causing a problem of bleeding and I'm just tired, physically tired-- because of the low iron caused by all the bleeding.

I've not been a good mom lately, because I'm just. tired. Getting my everyday chores done is a major feat in and of itself.

And then there's my little tornado. She flies through the house and seems to be bent on undoing every single thing that I do. Is it always this way or am I just noticing this right now because I'm so tired and not able to keep up with her like normal?

At first glance, the house doesn't look that bad. I have a dishwasher. So the dirty dishes are hidden. And I have a laundry room. So I've just been keeping the clean laundry in the baskets in there. There are just things I can't keep up with at the moment. I just can't.

I'm hoping that after this surgery on Friday, and after the (prayerfully short) recovery, I'm going to feel much better. God willing. If you read this, please pray for me on Friday, and the few days to follow it.

I just wanted to get this out. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

a katie funny

Jonathan did something (or didn't do something she wanted)... either way, it wasn't to her liking. So Katie just came in here and said to me...

"Momma! Guy said no! Go lell at him!!"

disclaimer: there is no "lelling" at this house. There isn't any yelling anytime, ever. We are a perfect family. :) Just so you know ;)

I thought it was such a funny report! and wanted to share, haha

A little nugget...

that i took from my devotions today...

from 1 Thessalonians chapter 5:16-18. It was just what I needed! (isn't God good?)

16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

I just wanted to share it with you all! :)

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oh my Word!!!

Please take a minute to watch this video. My sister Becky had this video on her Facebook and she and I just watched it and now we're both crying!! Sooo cute!

I couldn't figure out how to embed this video (who is surprised at that? eyes rolling at myself) so here is the link.. You will love this!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Papa!!

Today is my dad's 72nd birthday! We had him and my mom over along with my sister Becky and her friend for lunch and cake and ice cream...

It was a fun birthday party and we love you Papa!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Endometrial Ablation

Yep, this is what I'm facing.. any of you ever experience this? I have been having *issues* (to put it delicately) for awhile now... and since Brian and I are finished with fertility treatments, we have decided that I most likely will never be pregnant again.

But, really, it's ok. We both know that we are blessed beyond what we could hope or imagine. Unbelievably blessed. To know the hand of God... you look at our 2 precious children, and know that nothing short of miracles occurred to result in these two. He has been so good to us!!!

And I'm 38. Yep, 38.. and given some difficulties I've had this past year.. I think another pregnancy would put me over the edge emotionally.. Well, not the pregnancy itself... but the PPD, which we know, it gets worse each time (or so we're told)... A risk I'm not willing to take, knowing how it could all end up this time. (If it gets worse... wow... can't even imagine WORSE, so we won't go there!)

All of this to say, I have a surgery scheduled for Friday, August 1st. At 12 noon EST. I'm happy about it... at least happy and hopeful that the said surgery will help my current medical condition.

Making the possibility of me never being pregnant again... making it *final*... wow, it feels a little ... emotional! Even though I know it's the right next step.

Thanks for reading, if you've made it this far!! Have a happy day!!! :)

PS: for those of you who don't want to google it, here's what it is:

Endometrial ablation is a method to destroy the lining of the uterus in order to stop or drastically decrease bleeding. This may be accomplished by putting a hot balloon placed in the endometrial cavity to burn the lining, or by a procedure to burn or cut out the endometrium with other instruments. About 50-75% of patients may stop having periods after endometrial ablation, at least initially, and 20-30% of patients note an acceptable decrease in the amount of bleeding. Unfortunately, 10% of patients see no improvement in their symptoms. Endometrial ablation should only be considered by women who don’t want to have more children, and who have had a biopsy to make sure that endometrial hyperplasia and cancer are not the causes of the bleeding.

A Request to my Readers.

Hello family and friends! If you wouldn't mind, leave a comment here when you come to visit me.. every once in awhile.

There is a blogging term called "DeLurk" -- basically it means, come out of hiding!! :) hehe.. Just let me know that you're here. Just a simple "hello" will do..

And for those of you who don't know how to sign in with a Google account... (coughs -- Aunt Becky)... all you have to do as post as "Anonymous"... just be sure to sign your name so I know who you are...

Thanks everyone for this courtesy...


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Summertime Fun :-)

The kids were having some fun with their bikes.
Then Jonathan got an idea..
he wanted to pull Katie around like a motorcycle with a side car!! lol

After a long day of playing together, it's bathtime!!
Katie loves to wash Jonathan's hair for him!

Rinse Cycle! hehe

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Fourth of JULY!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July weekend with their families!! Brian has been off this entire past week and for the next 2 weeks, so we have been busy do all sorts of things! Yesterday we went to our annual BBQ at our good friends house Karen and Rob.. they are always gracious and host this huge party year after year. It's always so much fun, lots of sun and pool time, and way too much food! This year didn't disappoint ;)
After we left the party we met up with our other best friends, the Weisses and went to the fireworks, which were so much fun! A perfect ending to a perfect day. Katie was in total awe of the fireworks this year. It was so fun to watch her watch them (last year we didn't go because they were rained out and the year before that she was too little to remember anything!)
I have lots more pics to share but I'll save them for the next post.. and they're not from the 4th of July anyway, and i have to keep it themed haha..Enjoy! :)
Two Patriotic Cuties!! (and their handsome Daddy)

Exploring with Josiah!

Silly Girl Bathing Beauty! (Don't get the water on me, Anyone)
More fun with Josiah!
Big Brave Jonathan!!!!
Snuggling up to a grandpa that was there (not hers!)

Meeting up with the Weisses for Fireworks!!!!

Ahhh! A very fun and full day!! Good night and God bless America!