Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Praying for Moore

The past few days have been a roller coaster to say the least. With moving to Oklahoma in October I knew that there would be storms but had no idea how bad the storms would get. It is heart wrenching listening and watching the coverage of all of the families and the schools. 

The town we live in is about an hour and half north of where the Tornado hit. I am very thankful that my family is safe. Unfortunately there were two families that were affected by the tornado that are co-workers with my husband. They lost their home but luckily they all are safe. The location that my husband works at is rounding up some relief supplies and plan on making a delivery in the next few days. 

Please keep everyone in your prayers. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Shennanigans

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend has been very busy but a good kind of busy. I loved every second of it and really didn't want it to end. The only thing I could have done without were the storms that were around last night. I am a big chicken and am scared to death of tornadoes so I pace and text my cousin Stephen while the storm is going on. My cousin lived in Oklahoma up until March then he moved back to the Midwest. He attempts to keep me calm...attempt being the key word! Anyhow moving along lets dig in shall we?

Friday Brayden had a pre op appointment at the hospital. So off Brayd and I went to his appointment. Todd met us and we traded kids. Todd took Brayd out for lunch and had a guys day. By the time they were done with lunch and if he would have taken him to school he would hardly have been there...so Brayd got a free day. Gan and I went downtown and met up with our new friend and went to a festival. We had planned on going and meeting up with a group of moms that we are starting to hang out with. Gannon and I made a new friend on Wednesday but that is a whole different post. While walking around the festival it was really cute Liz and I were both using strollers and the two boys were just chatting away. They have became very fast buddies!

Telling each other bye...they just did high fives and giving each other knuckles. 

Once we parted ways we started texting about an hour later. What else are new friends suppose to do? So we decided that we needed a moms night out and we went shopping then had a late dinner. I can't tell you how much we laughed. I seriously laughed so hard I was crying, it was the best. Of course when we went to dinner we had to have an adult bevie! 

I got the moijto and sent it back..it was horrible. I ended up with my faithful Bud Light. Liz got some kind of rita. We really enjoyed our bevies!

Saturday night Todd and I had a date night. We ended up going and getting Gannon some new shoes. We just got him new tennis shoes like a month ago and they were coming apart at the seams. Once we were done shopping we figured out where we were going to go dinner. I called and made us reservations for Wolfgang Pucks restaurant. We were early and Todd mentioned something about a tattoo. I went along with it but they were not able to get him in that night. He made an appointment with them. Once we got the appointment made we made our way over to Wolfgang's. Let me tell you I had the best Skinny Margarita ever!!! All the ingredients were so fresh and everything was blended so well. The food was absolutely amazing! 

When I woke Sunday morning and turned my Ipad on to play some tunes while I was getting ready I noticed that Gannon and Carley had a little photo shoot. It totally cracked me up. I love that she loves our boys so much!

We normally go to lunch after church which is something that I love that we do. We had to make it a fast lunch because a delivery company was coming to switch out Brayd's new bed. We decided to go to McCalisters for lunch. While we were there Gan decided to greet everyone that came past us. It was really cute because everyone was speaking to him. Needless to say we were cracking up!

This pretty much wraps up our weekend! Next weekend won't be as exciting since Brayd has his surgery on Friday.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heavy Heart...

This is a post that I have really been dreading on writing. I've known it was coming but in my mind and in my heart I've been praying and hoping for a miracle.

If you remember when I went back to Indiana in March LB and I drove up and spent the evening with our other bestie Lynn. If you have been a follower of my blog for very long then you will have read the info I have spoke about on Lynn's son Peyton. If you need a refresher then you can go herehere, and here. Yesterday Peyton had a MRI done to see how things were going. Per Lynn the report showed that Peyton's tumor has almost doubled in size in just two weeks. There is also hemorrhaging signals which means it appears that recently the brain has hemorrhaged. Thus, creating all these new bewildering symptoms such as slurred speech and hearing loss...etc. The brain is not currently bleeding. So that's good. Probably the only good news. 

Lynn has been very open about talking about Peyton's prognosis. When he was first diagnosed in June 2012 the doctors told her he would last anywhere from 12 months to 24 months. With the new results on the MRI the doctor told her most children last up to three months but they can prove her wrong. As a family they decided to stop the Chemo treatment for Peyton. With them stopping the chemo this will let them be eligible for any trial treatments that may come up.

If you would like to make any donations to the family you may send checks to IU Credit Union in Bloomington Indiana under Peyton's Angels. Awareness really needs to be brought to DIPG. Before Peyton being diagnosed with this awful disease I had never heard of it. Everyone that loves Lynn and her family really hope there is a cure one day for this. If you would like to reach out to Lynn and her family there is an email account set up for them at peytonangels@gmail.com

There are several goals for Peyton but a big goal is that he is still around and gets to meet his new baby sister. Now I haven't asked what the name is going to be but Peyton is pretty sure "Pickle" is the perfect name. So now she is referred to as "pickle". If you are not already following along on Facebook with Peyton's Angels you may click here and it will take you to the page. 

This family could use all the prayers they could get right now. Lynn is one of the strongest people I know. I look up to her and I am so blessed that I can call her my best friend. She is one of the most selfless people I know and always making sure everyone is happy around her and putting others first. She has stayed so strong for her kids through this difficult journey. This is the kind of family that when you get to meet them or know them there is a little sparkle or magic that you know God has his arms around them and guiding them in the path he has set up for them. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Recap

Hey y'all! I hope each and everyone of you had a fantastic weekend! My weekend was not to shabby at all!

We are going to skip over Friday because to be honest I can't think of what we did that evening. Whoops! So moving right along to Saturday. Saturday morning started when Todd woke me up early to let me know he was going for a walk. He sent me a picture of some horses and how close he was. I was so jealous! Once he got back he went and got a haircut and the boys and I were still playing outside. We started outside early Saturday! Once he got back I had debated on going to get a pedicure while I was debating if I wanted to go and where I wanted to go he took my truck and got it washed for me. Then once he got back I went and got my toes and nails done. This was my first pedicure since my surgery in December and let me tell you I about came out of my chair a couple of times. Once I got back Ollie and I went for a walk. During that walk we had four dogs at two different times come after us. I claim I was saving him and fighting the dogs off and I am sure if you ask him he would say he was protecting me! (Didn't you know my dog could talk? HA HA) These dogs were in their fence but have found a way out. Needless to say once it was all said and done and we were safe I realized that while I was trying to push Ollie in front of me so the other dogs wouldn't get to him he stood stubborn and was pushing me in front of him to keep me away from the dogs. Once we got back he got an extra treat or two. Oh I also need to add that while Todd was away washing my truck Brayd and I found a turtle in the yard. We kept it for a few hours then once I got back from my pampering we set him free. I also got a delivery of flowers from my parents for Mother's Day.

Sunday I woke up to both of my boys in bed with me telling me Happy Mother's Day. Then once Todd gave Brayd the go ahead he had to lead me out to the kitchen where Todd made me breakfast and had a dozen yellow roses waiting on the table for me. He also got me three balloons and then a Cavendar's gift card so I can go get some good jeans to wear with my boots. We got ready for church which was baby dedication day. It was so cute to see all the babies dressed all up. Made my baby fever kick in extra high. Once church was over we went downtown and ate at this Pizza Place called Joe Mama's. Let me tell you this place is so legite. We have lived in Oklahoma for six months and just now finally found a good pizza place. I have to say I am picky when it comes to pizza!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A lot of activies plus new shoes

It is still crazy busy around here and to be honest I don't see it slowing town until school is out! This weekend Todd had his open house at the company he works for. The kids and I went up on Saturday and met a few of the people he works with. Saturday was basically the first night that week that we were able to spend some quality time with him. We went out to supper as a family then went to a little coffee/ice cream shop for dessert. It was a pretty easy going evening and I loved it. Sunday we got up and went to church and came home. Normally we go to lunch after church but since we ate out the night before we decided to pass. I ended up going to the grocery and made some chili for supper. I figured since it was cool outside I should make a least one more pot before the massive heat of summer kicks in.

Monday we went to Brayden's school for his track and field. It was so cold yesterday morning! Needless to say taking an active strong willed stubborn 2 year old to an event like that does not mix well. Gannon and I left about an hour later and Todd stayed to watch. Todd then went back to work but was coming through town to go see a customer. We switched vehicles and he got my new shoes put on my truck!! The only thing left we are going to do is put tint on the front side windows. I'd love to have a chrome strip going down the side but it's a bit costly!

We have more appointments and activities going on this week. It honestly seems like we have something almost daily from now until the end of school! I love staying busy like this and I love that I am making memories with my kiddos!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Is this thing on?

Hey all you lovlies! It has been awhile since I've been on here. Things have been crazy busy around here and I have hardly even been on the computer!

  • Brayden turned 9 on April 24th. 
  • My parents came into town to visit and to celebrate his birthday with us. 
  • Todd bought me a 2013 Tahoe...pictures will come once her new shoes are on! :) 
  • We've been wrapping up end of school actvities.
  • We scheduled Brayden's eye surgery which will be toward the end of this month.
  • We have scheduled Brayden's therapies for the summer.
  • We have spent many hours outside playing.
  • We have taken many walks to the farm to feed the cows.
  • One of the cows had her baby so now we get to watch two babies grow up and play.
  • We started attending a new church. 
  • We have taken Gan's crib down and he is now in a big boy bed...and doing great in it! 
  • Brayd got a new bed also! 
Shew I think that is about everything that is new around here! I hope to become a better blogger and life slows a little bit! :) 

What has been going on with y'all?