What i love

  • my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ
  • to snuggle in the safety of hubby's arms
  • my kids' laughter
  • chocolate (well it's true)
  • daisies
  • candles of any kind
  • warm bubble baths

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

bound to happen....

Well it was bound to happen... i mean we have virtually no health insurance aside from this little policy with a killer deductible until dh's insurance kicks in 90 days from now... so now is the PERFECT time for a major illness or accident... so i really should not have been surprised...

We went to the park Saturday, played had a wonderful time with no indication of anything bad about to happen...
we leave the park and head out to dinner, and Chelsea complains of a stomache ache, we think it is just that she is hungry and tired, and we go to dinner. She did not eat hardly at all. So we get home and she still does not feel good, and is now running a low grade temp. We put her to bed and we went to bed soon after, but i could not sleep and kept checking on her, and she did not sleep either. SO Sunday morning comes and I have nursery at church, and snacks for Sunday school. So i go to check on Chelsea again, and she is really hurting, so i gently feel her belly to find out where it hurts, and i get over to her right side, and she doubles over in pain and cries. So i said we are going to the DR NOW>>>>>>>
so i get dressed, and get her in the car and head over to PROMED which is the only thing open on Sunday (by the way.... why is it that kids get hurt or sick when their dr's office is CLOSED?!)
after a couple of tests, blood urine and stuff, the DR sends us to the hospital for an ultrasound.... she thinks that Chelsea has appendicitis.
So we get to the hospital, and wait, then get the ultrasound, which was painful to her, and the radiologist decides that her appendix looks like it has fluid around it (normally you should not be able to really see the appendix) and that she is gonna have to have surgery. So then we get sent back down to the ER to get checked into the hospital and meet with the Surgeon... this is about 11 am (we started the journey at 9am) and they decide she needs to have surgery now....so then the nurse comes in and has to do an IV on CHelsea... and she was so brave, and only shed a couple of silent tears during the procedure. Then she was tired and wanted to sleep, but they came and took her upstairs to pre-op and finished getting her ready up there.. gave her some medicine to help her relax but it knocked her out, and then they took her back to surgery. Now as a mother watching all this, I feel so completely helpless, and altho i know that it is such a routine surgery and that she is healthy and there is no reason for her to not come out ok, my mind is going a hundred directions, When they wheeled her back, Tom and I were both in tears, and all we could do was go sit and wait. Tom went down to get us some lunch, but i was not hungry, but he made me eat anyhow, and really about the time we finished eating the surgeon came in and said everything went great and that we could go up in about 15 mins to her room and meet her there. So we went to the gift shop really quick and got her some lovies, and then met her in her room. She was pretty groggy for a good 2 hours or so, and then woke up and wanted to eat... so they started her on popsicles and clear liquids, and up until 8pm she kept throwing up, so finally i asked them to give her something to help and that knocked her out for the rest of the night, and she woke up Monday morning, really chipper and wanted breakfast, we gave her toast and she held that down. Dr came in and told us we could go home, and we packed up and came home Monday morning about 10 am. She is on the mend, and is doing pretty good, sore, and somewhat tired, still running a low temp, but otherwise fine. WE thank every one for all the prayers and phone calls and visits, she loved all the attention, and we are so grateful for friends and all their support!!!

tag i'm it...

4 jobs you have had in your life? carhop at sonic, teller at a credit union, receptionist at a dr's office, mom
4 movies you could watch over and over? you've got mail, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars trilogy, and Gone with the Wind
4 places you have lived?Fort Smith, Mulberry, AR, Lawton, OK, Fort Smith
4 tv shows you love to watch? ER, CSI Las Vegas, Friends reruns, Little House on the Prairie
4 places you have been on vacation? Galveston, Disney World, NYC, Branson
4 websites you visit daily?www.memoryvilla.com www.twopeasinabucket.com, yahoo mail, and yahoo groups
4 of your favorite foods? sea food, italian, mexican, chinese
4 places you would rather be right now? church, scrappin with friends, gettin a massage, on a beach somewhere with my honey
4 bloggers you are tagging well everyone has been tagged so you are all safe!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

December's Child

Has it really been 3 years? It seems like only a breath since I brought this sweet angel home from the hospital. Time flies by so quickly and her baby days are over. We are in the midst of potty training, preschool, and lots of drama from this little girl. She is such a joy to us and we cannot imagine life without her. Little December's Child, we hope you never feel like you r birthday is an afterthought. It is only 2 weeks before Christmas and we will always try to make a big deal out of it so you have your special day!

Monday, January 02, 2006

welll what are your 2006 goals???

I have a dream... and a few goals too....
a dream to be more financially stable in 2006. to take control and not just let things happen and wonder how come we are always so broke....

a dream to finally FLY like the flylady says... i got off to a great start in 2005 but i wanna step it up a notch this year and really go for it!

a goal to spend more meaningful moments with my family, playing with the kids, reading stories, and just taking time to stop and enjoy their childhood.

a dream to be healthier... to stop eating so much high fat high carb junk food, and eat more fruits and veggies... and to try *gulp* to exercise at least one time per week (hey i am being realistic)

a goal that i would finally get in gear and really scrapbook when i say i want to, but never actually sit down and do it... i am going to get current on my photos this year if it kills me!!!

a dream to be more aware of the needs that surround me... my friends, family, and church home.... to be more sensitive to God's plan for using my gifts and talents to be something wonderful for His glory!

but that's just me...how bout you?!

happy new year!!!

I am trying to catch my breath from the holidays, all in all it was pretty nice with the exception of my 2 youngest waking up on Christmas morning sick, we had a great time.
We started a new family tradition this year... starting early in December, i bought a basket, and some "hay". Each night we would sit at the tree and talk about how we were getting the basket ready for Jesus' birthday, and we would each tell of one nice thing we did for someone and then place a small handfull of hay into the basket. We prepared that basket for a few weeks, filling it with love and kindness (the hay) and building up to the big night. Well by the time Christmas Eve got here, the kids 9, 4, 3, were so excited, and could not wait until in the morning to see if the Baby Jesus would be in the basket... so on Christmas morning they rushed in to the tree and were just jumping up and down saying "He's here... He's in the basket!!!" They came and woke us up, and exclaimed that the Baby Jesus was in the basket and we had to come see. Seeing them get so excited over a simple demonstration of what Christmas should focus on, really was so beautiful! They did not ask about Santa Claus, or their presents or any of that, they just wanted to see if the Baby Jesus came or not. So after that we all sat around the tree and I read a story to them... The First Christmas, beautifully written and illustrated, and they sat just enamored and passed the little doll i had wrapped in swaddling clothes around each taking turns and telling Him Happy Birthday. I seriously got so choked up i could not make it all the way thru the story... We want our kids to focus on the real meaning of Christmas, Jesus... and I think that this year we really got their attention and made it something they will remember and look forward to each year!
This coming year i am resolving to make more special memories like that one, just taking a little extra time and effort to really make their world a more beautiful and meaningful place.