• Sarah’s 21st Birthday

    It’s so hard for me to believe that we just celebrated my first born 21st birthday!  That 21 years ago I was giving birth to my first child, 21 years!  Goodness, it doesn’t seem possible.  🙂  She has been living with her roommate for the past 3 months, and that’s going well. But we are also getting used to the new normal, celebrating birthdays with her not living at home.  We scheduled it after her birthday, and had her come over for a cook out, cake and a few presents.  It was a good time, and she enjoyed it, but we all thought it was really odd when she had…

  • Blessed by friends and family

    As I’m coming up to my 6 week mark since my surgery, I’ve been thinking a lot about the first few days after I got home.  My family and my best friend really rallied around me and took care of me.  They made sure we had food in the house, someone always with me for the first week so I didn’t have to pick anything up myself and around in case I had issues.  Plus just being with me chatting and keeping me company.  You can’t ask for better friends and family than that.  🙂  I wish I had thought to get a picture of my mom and me.  She…

  • My summer continued

    Like I said in another post, I’ve had some medical issues these past months.  During the middle of May, when we were trying to get schooling done, graduation set up and Sarah settled, I found I was not only highly anemic but had very low red blood count.  I knew I was more tired for the past year or so, but I was always excusing it away.  I just need to push harder, I’m not taking care of myself enough etc…  Turns out there was a very valid reason I was so exhausted.  I had to have two iron infusions, which helped some, but then I had to have surgery…

  • Where does the time go?

    I honestly can’t believe my last post was in February!  Thank you to those of you who contacted me letting me know I was missed and checking that I was ok.  It’s nice to know people care.  🙂 I have been good, but have also been dealing with some medical issues plus some serious life changes going on.  Where to start? Sarah has been talking about moving out with her friend Jess for a long time, but in late March early April, they decided to really start looking.  By the end of April they found a place and was moving out, all in less than a week!  😕 We knew…

  • Keeping busy

    Its hard to believe that its February already.  It’s been a busy beginning of 2016, but so far all good things that are keeping me busy. Here is something you may not know about me.  When there is a big project I plan to work on, everything else seems to go on hold, especially in my mind, until that project is done.  I get through the bare basics, knowing that this project is waiting, and I never feel like I can get on with other things until this project is done.  But yet when I have time to work on the project, I don’t always do that, so things are…