Tuesday, September 20, 2011

talky talky talky talky talk.......

I never realized that once you get a child to talk.....you then have to also start working on getting them to stop. Ryland, my child who decided to not talk for awhile, by far makes the most noise in the house. And this noise is his constant talking about what he sees and what he thinks and all the questions he has along the way. The boy has so much to share and wants to always be the center of attention, talking to everyone.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


What I love so far about downsizing our living situation and losing almost 1000 square feet.....
1. It feels more like our home
2. It is so stinkin cute
3. It is an old house and has so much character
4. The kids rooms are right next to our room
5. Less space to clean
6. Creativity in storage
7. Purging all of the stuff (crap) we do not really need
8. Still close to our church community
9. Time to redecorate but not feeling overwhelmed because of all the open space
10. It saves us a ton of money each month that we can save or spend on family fun times or myself :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tangled Grief

The newest Disney movie to hit DVD is Tangled. I felt it was a pretty non-violent, non-emotional movie that my children would enjoy so we have rented it this week. It has turned into quite an emotional movie for me. I do not want to spoil the movie for anyone so without saying too much....there is a scene towards the end where the town's people and the King and Queen once a year let loose flying paper lanterns to signify their loss...it overwhelmed my heart to think of a community joined in grief. It was not their personal loss but it affected all of them and once a year they all joined to honor and remember their loss. Many times when we have people around us affected by trauma or grief we long for the day when things will be "normal" again. That is not the way grief really works. The people or person personally affected never goes back to normal, their lives change and adjust into the new normal. There is something hopeful and significant in this town joining together to hurt and grieve with this couple who has had loss. It is not forgotten, how powerful it must be and how helpful is must be for the ones most affected to be able to communally be able to "remember" and hurt together. We do not live in a bubble or vacuum. We live with people we hurt with people. I LOVE seeing this example and for some reason it gets to me every time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My mom 2 mom group

Our Mom group went to the McCormick Railroad park today in Scottsdale. The weather right now is absolutely perfect. The kids had a blast playing on the playground, riding the choo choo and the carousel.

I am also loving these moments I have just with her without big brother (who was at school today). It had been great for the two of us to have time together.

London ended up NOT being a fan today of the carousel. She tried to get off many times while we were spinning around.

Monday, February 28, 2011


When did she decide to grow up?????

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Medical Update

I met with an Epileptic Specialist on Monday January 31st at Barrow Neurological Centers.....kind of an amazing place. They (I got to see two specialists) both agreed that overall my EEG was normal. They saw the slight spikes and understood why my neurologist might have thought it was slightly abnormal, but to them it was a pretty average one. With that said, it is inconclusive whether I had a seizure or not. So I will not be treated medically for them. IF it was...I have a 40% chance of having another one in the next two years. If I do have another one, then it will be epilepsy and I will go on anti-seizure meds. So that is where it stands. No movement or worry unless I have another one. It is good news and I feel good even with there no being any answers on the Sept. 15th accident. It could have been just that, an accident. :)