Thursday, October 15, 2009

20 week ultrasound

We have another BOY on the way! Thank the Lord my heart is fixed and I can keep up with another boy. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This week marks my 7th month after surgery. It's hard to believe. Those first 2 months were so hard. "So hard" is pretty much the understatement of the year. The pain, the needles, the helplessness, the pain, and did I mention the pain. :) I mentioned in this post how I would be thankful when needles hurt again. Well thankful might have been too strong a word but I am happy to say that when I had my lab work done last week wow did that needle hurt. So here I am 7 months later, doing great, pregnant (with my doctor's OK), and so blessed. I've said it before, but I can't say it enough...I am SO thankful for my Great Physician.

Over at Fort Thompson there's something new and fun going on. It's re-posting an old post that you want to share again. In the spirit of my 7th month post-op post, I wanted to share one my hubby put up after my surgery.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Shannon is out of surgery!

Her valve was repaired!

The surgeon said he was able to repair the valve, and that it went well. They will be watching her closely in ICU for the next few hours and days.

No replacement was necessary. What awesome things the Lord Has done! I know Shannon will be happy when she finds out that they were able to repair it instead of replacing it.

More details later.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Doesn't look like much now, but there's a steady heartbeat and we're excited!
10 weeks pregnant, due March 1st.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wild Olive Tees Giveaway!!

Check out Wild Olive Tees for a great giveaway and some awesome t-shirts. MckMama was raving about them recently and I checked out their website and Wild Olive Tees really are so inspiring. Eye catching on the front with a scripture verse on the back. Too cool!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Bringing Mommy flowers. She really does love him. Promise. :) She didn't want to sit still.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me My Son! Monday

Not Me My Son! Monday

This week instead of venting about all the things I did NOT do, I thought I'd share some of the things my 4 year old son most certainly did NOT do recently. He keeps me somewhere between laughing hysterically and wanting to pull my hair out. (For those of you who keep up with me on facebook this list is old news.)

My son did NOT try to pee on my mom when she wasn't looking. He's much more civilized than that.

My son did NOT have a emotional meltdown when I mentioned eating an egg he found in my nephew's chicken coop. Poor thing thought there was a baby chicken inside.

My son did NOT try to rake up his sister this week. He was NOT mad that she cried instead of just willingly rolling into the pile of leaves.

My son did NOT pee on the bushes outside of church with a fair sized audience watching. Again, he's more civilized than that.

My son did NOT yell out a friendly Hello to some convicts cleaning up the road in front of our house. Yikes!

My son did NOT kill a bug with my cell phone. Yuck.

My son did NOT pee on the dog. Again, what's with all the inappropriate peeing. Such a boy. :)

Be sure to check out MckMama for lots more Not Me! therapy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009






All these words and more describe how I feel about writing this post. You see, I am not the person I once was. For there was a time, in the not-so-distant past, that I mocked Twilight and the many obsessed fans out there. There was a time when my heart didn't swoon or feel faint when the name Edward was mentioned. But, alas, those days are past. Thanks to my friend Angie who loaned me her Twilight books. I have now become that which I mocked. A hopeless, adicted, swooning, sighing, daydreaming Twilight fan.

So, if I were to post a Wordless Wednesday picture.....


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Just some pictures of my little girl.

I'm not sure if I've ever really had a Wordless Wednesday. There always seems to be some words and explanation involved. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our 3 New Additions

We've added 12 more legs and 3 more tails to the family.
Shiloh & Abby

They are so great with the kids.
We're in love with our new Beagles.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3 Months Post-Op

It has been 3 months since my surgery. Sometimes I'm doing so great it's hard to remember that it's only been 3 months. Other times I'm in pain and it feels like just last week. BUT, those days are very few and far between. In fact, this week I went out and mowed the yard. Yes, it was on a riding mower (that the kids love). But to think that 3 months after MAJOR open-heart surgery I'm out mowing the yard. God is so good. I am so blessed to know the Great Physician.

January 2009, a couple days after surgery. (I was FURIOUS that they made me get out of bed and sit in the chair a couple times a day. It hurt so much.)

Now I only wish I had a picture of me out mowing!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

The princess puts on a little bit of pretend lipstick.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Giveaway Winner, Prayer Requests, and Edward

I finally got around to choosing a winner for the giveaway I posted before my surgery in January. Almost 3 months later. But I didn't forget! And I sorta changed the rules...if you posted or said you would pray for me you were entered.

Congrats to Stacey over at McCrakensX4. I am so thankful for ALL your prayers during the time of my surgery!!!

Several people have been heavy on my heart this week. Most of you know about the problems little Stellan is having but if you aren't up to speed please head over to MckMama's blog and find out.

Next, heavy on my heart has been my sweet friend's son, Philip. So head over to AmyB's blog to find out about Philip. And while you're there, take some to time learn about Amy and the issues she is dealing with. Here's another family that could use some prayer warriors to lift them up.

Now on the lighter side. Edward Cullen. sigh The problem is with the sigh. See, it's not how most people sigh when they swoon over the name Edward. I am really out of the loop when it comes to Twilight. Haven't read the books and until a couple hours ago hadn't seen the movie. In fact, after the movie started I found out he was a vampire. My sigh is the sigh of someone who is slightly let down by Edward. I just didn't swoon. The movie was... decent/weird/twisted/vampire-ish. It just didn't click with me. Maybe I'll be more intrigued once I read the books. Just give me time I suppose. I'd really rather spend my time obsessing about a group of people who were in a plane crash on an island and are LOST. That I love.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Strong Little Man

Yeah, he dropped it on his foot.
Yeah, I kept taking pictures. Bad mommy, I know.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless except for saying that these pictures are lousy. The girl is cute but I shot away without paying attention to my ISO and it was set way too high because I was playing around with it last night. Oops. So just look at the pictures and tell me how cute she is but don't mention all the noise in them. :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Birthday Boy

Happy 4th Birthday my Firstborn!

My due date was March 26th but my boy was true to his Irish roots and was born on St. Patricks Day.
9 lbs. 3 1/2 oz.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

What's a girl supposed to do when she gets beautiful flowers and can't find a vase?

My house....where sophistication & redneck live in harmony.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Family Day

First we started with a little picnic.

She just ate a little mac & cheese, not the shoe. Well, the shoe did spend time in her mouth too.

A trip to a local tunnel.

It goes back about 800 feet and was cold and damp. We had our flashlights and had some exploring fun.

Then the guys climbed up some rocks.

Finally a decent family picture. Gotta love a remote for a camera.

Then to a waterfall.

The guys hiked down to the bottom and had fun in the water. Well, the little guy did!

A great day!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How Great is Our God

Lately, this song has meant so much to me. Every time I hear it on the radio I have to stop what I'm doing, turn it up, and worship. For me these days, that means a lot of crying. In a good way. Take time to listen to even a little. Let it play while you surf or facebook! :) Just click on the picture.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Bit of Snow

We got snow today but most of my pictures were taken before it became too white and pretty. By the time it was so beautfiul we were frozen and back inside. We actually got a few inches and it's a rare treat for around here.

The little princess of the house stayed inside warm and cozy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Here's some before and afters....

Decaf got her big ever so cute ears pierced.


Latte got his tooth pulled.


Shannon had heart surgery. (This is one of my better pics.)
After (Last week at my niece's soccer game)