Saturday, February 27, 2010

It made it to our house today..

the stomach bug that is :( I have heard lately (on facebook it seems) that so many people have gotten this horrible illness. And today it made it to our house, I thought we had dodged the bullet because Daddy came home this week from work, worried he would be getting it and thankfully was a false alarm and well it hit today....

Poor Will was spending the night with our best friends because he LOVES playing with their twin boys, so he had a spend the night party away last night. The hubs and I had to go to his sister's to help them move into their new home, so Will had to stay at their house until this afternoon. Well I was on my way to get him when I got the call that he had gotten sick everywhere :(. Now let me quickly clarify my history that has unfortunately been passed down to him. MY BIGGEST FEAR IN LIFE IS VOMITING!?!? I know this sounds so weird, but seriously people, I would rather DIE and grace the steps of Heaven than vomit. I cry like a baby even if I start to feel like I'm about too, I have to have the hubs right next to me cheering me on and telling me he promises it makes me feel better. I will then lay in bed for days in the same position and pray to the Lord above to take this away immediately. It is something that since a young child, has become my FEAR. It is a phobia of mine and I'm dead serious! God blessed me and with BOTH pregnancies, I did not get sick not one time!!!! So back to Will, he does not act as dramatic as I do, but it is a big deal to him. When I heard today he was sick, not only did my stomach got straight into this horrible feeling like I might get sick as well, but I just started praying that God would please protect his little worries until I was there to help him. Once I got him we brought him home and poor little guy has been so sick ever since. I am proud of myself for handling this in a big girl Mommy way, (this is the first time for the stomach bug to hit my kids) really when it's your kids doing this, I don't care about my fear and I just do what I have to do to help my child. Will is SUCH a trooper and even vomited without me tonight (although I was thrilled, a part of me was sad b/c he is acting more and more like he doesn't "need" me anymore, but this is a whole other post)

So, tonight he had some chicken noodle soup, crackers and gatorade. He kept it down (PRAISE THE LORD) and took a nice warm bath, played his video game until he was knocked out. I PRAY he is all better in the morning and I also pray no one else in this family gets this horrible, satan attack!

If you could please say a prayer for our health, sanity and my washing machine... that poor thing has been going non stop today and I don't see any end in sight. When this hidious visitor graced our doorstep, I wash EVERYTHING in sight, even if you just breath on it!!

Hope y'all are having a blessed weekend~ Even with this going on, I am still enjoying time home with my boys!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I got this wonderful info from our pastor at church on Valentine's Day. A dear friend of mine from church posted this on her blog, I just thought it might be perfect for me to post as well and give you some encouraging words or reminders (because hey let's face it... we all need reminders from time to time, especially when we are talking about marriage ladies! :O )

How to Have a Satisfying Marriage
as given by Pastor Tom Lindberg

1. Communication~Ephesians 4:15 "Instead we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church."

2. Compromise~1 Corinthians 13:5 " {love} does not demand its own way."

3. Courtship~Proverbs 5:18 "Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth."
*If there was more courting in marriage, there be less marriages in court.*

4. Contentment~Exodus 20:17 "You must not covet your neighbor's house. You must not covet your neighbor's wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor."

5. Christ~Matthew 6:33 "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need."


Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekend Review!

We had such a wonderful weekend! We did so much that it seems like today should still be Saturday!! (don't you just hate days like that!)

Friday we just went and grabbed a bite to eat. It was weird not having "DeeDee" (my Mom) with us, she normally always eats out with us, but it was also nice for it to just be our little family! :)
Saturday morning we went to the airport to pick up my Dad, he came in town just for the day to see us. That was a great trip, we grilled out Saturday night with him and the weather was absolutely PERFECT!!!! Dad now has a new woman, I hope to meet her soon, but it was nice seeing him so happy and him constantly talking about her! They seem to be very happy and enjoying each other, so that makes me happy! They dated each other in high school, so it's kind of cool!

Yesterday we took him back to the airport to head back home and then went to my in laws for some lunch and to celebrate my nieces 2nd Birthday! We always enjoy everyone's company and I like more than anything to spend time with family! God and Family are my life, if I could spend every waking hour with all of my family, I would be such a incredibly happy girl! Last night I worked the nursery at church which was too much fun and now today we are already back to Monday morning! I can't believe it but I am looking forward to the weekend again!

I hope everyone is having a blessed Monday!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh Brad,


Lately I have been seeing his adorable little face pop up everywhere and oh how I believe that is a beautiful sight! He is just adorable, cute and so handsome to me!!!

Pure yumminess! :) Y'all have a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Depressing Wednesday

So today has been depressing guys. I hate to be "negative nelly" over here, but my Mom is gone, on her way to her home town in Georgia. I am so happy for her, but my heart is breaking. I'm not sure why, she does not work so I'm sure she will be up here A LOT and we will be down there as much as I can, but she's not RIGHT around the corner anymore. She's not here every Sunday night for dinner anymore, she's not watching the boys in the afternoons for us, she's not a dinner date when the hubs works late and she's not my shopping partner when I feel the need to get out and do some damage to the bank account. I have faith she will still be these things, but just not in the same way. She is my BEST FRIEND and always will be! We have been through a lot together as a family and me and my Momma have never been apart. She's amazing, she has done WAY too much for us over the years and now it's time for her to start her new journey! I'm so proud of her! She will be there for her Mother now and will be able to reconnect with dear friends and family members. She is living her dream, but also scared to death as to how this will effect us!
Please pray for us, pray for my boys. Will is very sad by this situation and has asked many questions, Luke doesn't know what is really going on, but Will doesn't understand. I pray for peace with them, I think we will all become closer as a family. The hubs and I are forced to rely on each other and for our family, we are what the boys have here and we need to make their lives the best we can. (not that we didn't before, but they had their Grandmother helping and they always got what they wanted, when they wanted it) I TRUST God knows exactly what He is doing, this pain I'm feeling is just a selfish pain. A pain that I don't have my Momma here next to me all the time, but a pain that will go away once I realize it's not going to be as I think. Who knows what the future holds and where me and my family will end up :0! BUT it's not my job to figure out my future, all I can do is stay positive and hold my head up high knowing that God plan is ALWAYS my plan!
Thanks for the prayers ladies! I'm looking forward to our future and the "new normal" our family is encountering!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday and Valentine Weekend

First I am feeling MUCH, MUCH better! The meds are finally working, my infection has gone down and there are no more signs of infection. I do have to be on antibiotics for one month to reassure this will not come back, but other than having a small hole on my chin (that is starting to heal very fast) I'm doing really well!

Saturday was my birthday! I had a great day, I mean when you get older, we try to make it a great day, I enjoyed it with my wonderful hubby, 2 most beautiful boys and my gorgeous Mom. Momma and I went shopping together while Daddy and the boys did something (boy things). We went to dinner and enjoyed each others company! Yesterday was another great day, Mom and I went shopping again :0, I got so many wonderful gifts and I feel so abundantly blessed to have the amazing family God blessed me with... it is a bit overwhelming, how in the world do I deserve such blessings???

Please pray for my family this week. My mother is moving back home to Georgia and it is a very difficult time for everyone. It is the best choice for her, she will be close to all of our family but we will miss her more than anyone could ever know. It is bittersweet but I know we will see each other often! The boys and I are going to be basket cases this week, but we will get through it, the boys are just so young, they don't understand why she has to go, but one day it will all make sense to them!

Thank you all for the prayers, have a blessed Monday!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

update on my drama...

I think I left off on Saturday night when I thought it was a simple staph infection and it was all going to be good soon. Well Sunday I quickly got worse, ran a very high fever and just got very, very ill quick and the pain, oh I can not use words to describe the pain.
So, Monday morning we woke up to 5 inches of unexpected snow. Yes, the weatherman were wrong and we ended up getting slammed with snow. I knew since I was up all night that something was going on outside, then we got a phone call at 5:00am from the school system saying schools were out, I turned on the TV and was stunned, but it was a pleasant surprise. Once we got up and moving around, we realized that I needed to go to the hospital quick. My fever was still high, the area on my face got worse and it was very scary! We trotted on to a local hospital and sure enough, stafh infection that has spread and gotten worse. They got us right in and started treating me immediately. They had to "open the area and get all of the infection out" that was the worse situation I have ever been in. It was not pleasant, but I knew it had to be done in order for this to heal. The ER doc got all of the infection out and left the wound open, it's about a inch deep and a quarter of an inch wide. He packed it up, put guaze over the area, gave me more antibiotics, more pain meds and off we went.
Yesterday I followed up with my primary care physician for him to look over the whole thing, he is happy with the medication I'm on, but not happy with the infection. There is another pocket that has come up and if it does not come out, on Friday he will have to go in there and do the same thing. Ladies, I can not handle another episode like Monday, so I need prayers in a major way! I am feeling better and more back to myself. I look like a freak with these bandages on my face, but I am not risking anything with this infection, it's a open wound and needs to be covered!
Y'all have a blessed Wednesday!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Saturday journey

First, sorry for just now posting something since Monday, it has been such a busy week and the next two weeks are getting even busier. Mom is leaving to move back to Georgia February 17th, so helping her get ready, working and taking care of my 3 boys... let's just say I have been a crazy woman this week! Hang in there, this too shall pass (this is what I've been telling myself)!! PLUS, my Dad and brother are coming in town next weekend to help my Mom as well, but also help celebrate my birthday on Saturday! I can't wait to have my family all together with our friends to celebrate my special day!!

On another note, Thursday morning I woke up with a knot on my chin. It was kind of close to my jaw bone on my chin, but I just figured it was one of those knot zit that would just go away. It was one of those kinds you can not even try to pop, you just had to let it run it's course. So yesterday (Friday) I woke up to my whole chin and part of my neck swollen from this "thing". It hurt so bad if it was touched, so I had to take pain meds all day just to function at work. Last night I cried all night long, the pain never stopped, not even with tylenol and I was very, very worried. I mean this stupid "zit" can not be causing this much problems. I laughed it up to be just a really bad "zit". As I woke up this morning, I clearly knew it was worse this morning, the pain was unbearable and all I could do was cry. Cry because my jaw bone, neck, chin and even head was killing me from this hidious looking "half dollar size" bump. As soon as hubs woke up and realized what it looked like and the how much pain I was in, he loaded the boys up, took them to Mom's and off we went to the doctor. I was so embarrassed and told him that if this is just a bad zit I will be livid for him to bring me out in public, with no makeup on with this "thing". So, sure enough, we saw the doctor and she examined me, it is actually STAPH INFECTION. I could not believe my ears, by the time we saw the doctor, hubs had used his phone to google anything he could and of course he guessed it was staph infection. I thought he was crazy and told him it would never be something that serious. Sure enough, that goober was right! The pain throughout the day has increased and the infection is slowly spreading. I am on heavy antibiotics and I am just praying that God will take over this and not allow more damage to be caused. It's nasty and could leave serious scaring, I am just resting, trying not to move my face or head, because the pain is really bad right now. The pain meds they gave me cause me to knock out, so I am about to take one and go to bed!

If you get a chance please pray for my infection, from what I hear this can be very serious, I pray I am on the right antibiotic and this will clear up soon and not cause more damage! Sometimes I laugh at how silly this might sound to y'all, but it is serious and the pain is so much worse than labor pains, I'm shocked and extremely shocked that the pain is just so bad. I will keep you all updated and I hope y'all are having a blessed weekend!


Monday, February 1, 2010

A silly but fun day!

Today the boys were out of school again, so we had to venture out because either the boys or I were going to run away after being cooped up all weekend! This picture of Will above shows that he's so sweet, but let me be the first to say that lately... he is turning into quite the wild one! :)

Luke in the picture below, he is so full of life and this crack up smile on his face it what we see most of the time. If anyone knows his Daddy, he is JUST like him, he likes to make people laugh all the time! It has been getting him in trouble lately too, but we try to love them not matter how they act :)

I promise.... don't let these sweet faces and adorable boys fool you!

Cause in a split second... Will's eyes are straight on Luke with that silly grin, then Luke is trying to get that last boogy out of his nose and he has no idea his brother is about to tackle him in the middle of the tunnel :)


Love, Katie