Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prayers and Praises

Ya'll please say a prayer for my Pawpaw Charles which is my dad's dad. He's been sick for a week or so and last night began having trouble breathing. My aunt Kathy and grandmother had to MAKE him go to the ER at Memorial and they found a large "mass" on his lung or lymphnodes that is inoperable. They are going to try and shrink it because it is putting pressure on the main artery that brings the blood flow back to his heart. Right now he is in ICU at Memorial, so please please pray for my family! Thank you.

Also say a prayer for Maddie, we went back to the doctor yesterday due to her still coughing after 12 days on antibiotics and she now has pneumonia! It's not that bad because of her being on the antibiotics already but now she's having to take an albuterol inhaler 4 times a day and really strong antibiotics along with mucinex. Bless her heart... she acts just fine though and doesn't seem sick at all other than the cough!

Last but not least, Hanna may get to come home this week if she continues to improve! Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Please Pray for Hanna

Several of you may remember me requesting your prayers for one of my besties (Jayda) and her little girl, Hanna. Hanna was diagnosed with the Swine Flu awhile back and spent over a week in ICU at TC Thompson's. She was released to go home after her brain stopped swelling but she continued to have seizures. They put her on an anti-seizure medication and she was to continue following up with her neurologist over the next six months. Last week she began to run a fever and her mother took her back to the doctor and she was givin a Z-Pack and sent home. Saturday she was admitted to TC Thompson's emergency and later diagnosed as having Stevens Johnson Syndrome. This syndrome is caused by a severe allergic reaction to medication and in this case it was to the anti-seizure medication she was given from complications of the swine flu. I'm begging all of you to please pray for this family, they said it could be 2 weeks or up to even 2 months before she is well. Monday was her 10th birthday and she is a very sick little girl and I cannot imagine what Jayda must be going through right now, but I do know that God has a plan for everything. I was able to go and see her yesterday and take her a goody bag full of Hannah Montana treats for when she is feeling better, and my heart just melted when I seen her.
Hanna is still struggling with the complications of having fluid on her heart and lungs but she has improved greatly and I want to thank all of you who have been praying! They may let her come home this week if she continues doing so well!! :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cookin' Up A FairyTale....

Well here are the two most precious little people in my life, all dressed up for their Hallelujah Party at school today! Aren't they just the sweetest??? This is not actually what they will be for Halloween or Trunk or Treat but just some of their playful outfits that they occasionally dress up in but I thought it was cute for daycare and I don't have to worry about them totally destroying them before they get home! :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

We FOUND Nemo!!!

I took the kids to Disney on Ice "Finding Nemo" Wednesday nite with my cousin Amy and her little boy Andrew who is about two months younger than Chandler. They absolutely loved it! Maddie had to have a Nemo cup full of slush and Chandler picked out the Shark and poor Andrew dumped a whole cup of slush in his lap during the show! We all left wearing tyedyed clothing, Thanks to Nemo and the Shark but it's a cute little souvenir. I didn't get any good pictures of the show or the kids... but thought it would be funny to show the attempts I made! Thursday morning when I dropped the kids off at daycare, Chandler ran to his Pre-K teacher and said, "We Found Nemo!!!!"

Wall Mural

The mural is painted in Hillevi's (mother-in-law) hallway where they enter from the garage into their kitchen area. She had been begging me to do this very mural in their foyer waaaaaayyyyy up high on a big wall overlooking their stairs but i'm afraid of heights and said no. So last week she came in and told me she found a place for it and when could I do it.. ya'll know she's OCD and she meant, can you do it RIGHT NOW! I told her no again but that I would go ahead and get the supplies for when I do get the chance. Well since I'm off on Wednesdays, it seemed to be perfect! It took me about 3 1/2 hours to do the tree, leaves, bird and the words. Then last night, I went back and added the rest of the grass, a squirrel, the worm in the birds mouth and the detail to the leaves and it took another 2 1/2 hours. I must say, i'm very pleased with the outcome. And yes Hillevi absolutely loves it too! And i've already got two more murals that i'm planning on doing for some different people in the area!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Flu Shot....Or Not??

Let me just start by saying that my children and I have never had a flu shot for regular seasonal flu....So I guess my question would be, how important is it to you to make your children get the flu shot every year? Also, if you were in my shoes, would you still get the new h1n1 flu shot when available in october? It's questionable to me. I feel like this whole "swine flu" pandemic has been totally blown out of porportion and I don't know what to believe anymore. I'm still waiting on the kiddo's doctor to call me back with his answer to all of these questions, but I thought I would share and see what you guys thought. Thanks! :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer Time

I'm following in a friends footsteps and once again catching up my blog with lots of pictures.. it has been a very busy summer for us! We've been to the following places on more than one occasion over the past couple of months, first of all because the kids and I love it but most of all because it's cheap! :)

Chandler and Maddie weren't too thrilled with Cathedral Caverns but it was something different for us to experience and the drive was beautiful!
And of course Maddie loves to pose for all of her pictures these days.. such a character!

In the meantime, i've let my hair grow out and played around with some lovely color in a bottle!

Chandler has a new toy... gotta be a "John Deere"! And it helps that his favorite color is green just like his daddy! :)

Look who else loves their daddy! She's always kissin' on him and telling him how much she loves him, it's the sweetest thing!
A little bit too close for comfort for me but after I threatened Madison's life in front of God and everyone, I was pleased with the picture.. but don't bet there will be a second!

After hitting Little River Canyon and DeSoto Falls they needed a little break.. here they are just chillin on the rocks above the falls.. Aren't they too precious?

I love the hiking trails at High Falls in Geraldine, AL... they make such good backdrops for pictures too!

Here's Maddie at Lake Winnie.. little miss brave.. her daddy taught her to hold her hands up on the miniature pirate ship to get the full effect, and without missing a beat.. she did it!

My sweet little ladybug riding a ladybug.. and in case you cannot see them, her "kids" are in the back seat and she was talking to them throughout the entire ride.. oh the imagination.. hee hee

Looking over the bridge at high falls, the old bridge there was so neat and the history behind the place was very facinating..

And I leave you with Maddie, driving off into the sunset in her lake winnie furnished boat!
I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer as much as we have but I'm definitely looking forward to the Fall, my favorite time of year! :) Until next time...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Favorite Hobby

It just amazes me how far things have come since I was a kid. I love that I can let the kids paint in my living room floor and not have to worry about what else they may paint other than their paper! We love all of the Crayola Color Wonder's products, and the kids do too! Here are a few pix of them enjoying their new favorite hobby! :) Enjoy!
Can't you just see the mischief!!
Chandler's replica of Will Turner

Maddie's "Colorful" Princess


Monday, June 15, 2009

Slippin' Slidin'

Well, my babies have finally learned how to slip and slide on their own!!
Before this year when we would set out the slippin' slide, we would have to take turns throwing them down the slide! (a total back-breaker)
They are getting so big and it just amazes me each and every day that these little angels are a part of me!
They can be so sweet sometimes and then when they aren't being sweet, the faces when they're mad makes me smile even more! I love them so much!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Catching Up... Part 2

Okay, so here's part two...
Me, Madison, Chandler, Maddie, My brother Andy, his wife Beth, their two kids, Kylie and Lexi, and My mother and my nephew Noah all took a trip to Disney World!!

This is Me, My brother and My two nieces Kylie and Lexi

This is When We First Arrived (BEFORE)

Well, lets just put it this way, the oldest child there was Chandler and he's only four... WE WON'T GO BACK UNTIL THEY'RE 10!!!

This was right before we left..(AFTER)

It was 95 degrees and 100% humidity! FUN FUN! Madison said it should have been considered child abuse taking them there in that kind of heat... but we did it, and we had fun! But we were very glad to go back to the condo and relax in some A/C. Maddie went to sleep at 4pm and slept until 8:30am the next morning!

Anyways, We did have a really good time and after a few days at Disney, Madison and I took the kids over to the beach for a couple of days and we really enjoyed it as well. Maddie the Movie Star
Big Brother watching out for Maddie

Already going thru the "i'm too embarrassed to be seen in public with my family stage" :)My Little Angel Napping...
Well, I guess that's enough for now.. it's hard to pick just a few pictures to show everyone but I think I summed it up pretty well. We cannot wait to go back to the beach with the kids, they had more fun there than anywhere else we went!