Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Amazing Grace

For those of you that don't know, I've been really battling some medical issues lately. To keep this post short, my speculation (as well as a few friends of mine in the medical field) is that I may have an autoimmune disorder of some sort. Some days are harder/easier than others. These last 3 weeks have leaned on the more difficult side. That being said, I'm fighting to trust in the Lord and His perfect plan for my life. I know "he works all things for the good of those who love Him" and He's forcing me to trust in His perfect strength and not my imperfection.

Tonight, a friend of mine included me in a forward that she sent out to many friends... little did she know, it touched a special place in my heart. Enjoy it yourself here:

I have my first of probably multiple doctor's appointments on Friday. I'll update everyone as I can.

Please keep me and our family in your prayers,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

March of Dimes Walk

On October 3rd, I'll be walking my second 5K with some neighborhood friends. March of Dimes is an amazing organization that supports premie, newborn and other baby medical causes here in the US. Would you consider supporting my effort? I'm only trying to raise $100. If you are willing/interested in helping, please click on the link on the right side of this page. I appreciate your help!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sleepy and Kiddo Updates

That explains my energy level these last few months. Could it be the youngins? :)

In other news, we've decided on a paint color for the kitchen. Now I just have to buy it and my mom is going to paint it for us for our anniversary (which we celebrated on Sept. 9th). Oh...guess you want to know the color... Thanks to Sarah's suggestion, we're going with Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow. Whoo hoo!

Benjamin had his 4mo well check up last week. He's gone down on the growth charts a tad but he's still a big boy! Weighing in at 15lbs and 25 inches long, he's 55th on both charts. His head is 75th. Hey...that's smaller than Hannah's 95th noggin! Benjamin continues to get quite the personality. He LOVES to laugh and I often hear him laughing to himself in his bed. Seriously, he laughs at just about anything. Our friend Ruth always said he's be a joker (after his start/stop labor drama)... maybe he will be!

Hannah's vocabulary is finally exploding. She is seriously saying SO many new words every single day. She's interested in repeating (or trying) everything we say. Of course that means we must really pay attention to our words and their uses even more. She's getting over another ear infection but the doc still wants to hold off on tubes at this point (and so do we!). She's also turning into a better eater. Though I'd still label her as picky...she's getting much better at trying new foods and at least abiding by the 1 bite rule (1 bite and then she doesn't have to eat any more of that food if she doesn't like it; she is required to taste it). OH and potty-training is going FABULOUS! I didn't know if I'd ever say that! She's more or less completely day-trained at home. Rarely do we have an accident. Now the real test is out in public. Baby steps here. She's only 27mo old... I'm not pushing it too fast.

Well... I guess that's the update for now. Until next time...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mommy-Daughter Picnic

Two Sundays ago, we had some AMAZING weather here in Louisville. With James at work and Benjamin sleeping, Hannah and I had a picnic in the front yard. Yes, we were on a beach towel enjoying the day and ending the meal with Kit-Kats. It was very enjoyable. Click the link below to see pictures in addition to the video:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kitchen color?

Wow! I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted! I'll try to get some new stuff up here soon.

In the meantime...any ideas on a color to paint the kitchen? I want yellow... James wants red... Where's that compromise? Not orange...we already have an orange bathroom! ;)

Take care!