Sunday, March 24, 2013

Waking up to more snow!

 I am a little sick of waking up to this sight of snow...but the boys do love it!  Thank goodness daddy is home today to play in it with them!

 Putting together our new Cadillac of strollers!! Thanks to everyone who gave it to us!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy day Liam!

Today is my precious nephew/godson's 2nd birthday! Oh how I wish I could be there to give him big hugs and kisses. Miss that sweet boy so much! Congrats to Courtney and Matthew for making through 2 years. :)
It is also match day for 4th year med students. Oh my. I can't believe that was a year ago. I'm so grateful we have that behind us! Which also means here we are. Almost done with intern year! Time flies!
It's also a truly gorgeous day here and has me thinking how very blessed I am.
1. Sunshine (even though I can't go for a walk :( ) and warmer weather. I got to sit on the porch and make some goodies for the girls today.
2. My mom. Who is still here. Putting up with us. Me. Not being able to do much and also being grumpy because of this. Doing all of our cooking, cleaning, and chasing after Jonah and Caleb. And always with a smile on her face.
3. All the support from our friends
4. 35 weeks and babies and mommy and still doing ok. Well babies prob better than mommy. :)

So here's a pic of my big baby belly!! One bed set up. And boys enjoying some story time with gaga!
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Emotional roller coaster/update

The past 24 hours have been a little crazy at our house.
For those who don't know I have had some blood pressure problems over the past 2 weeks. Nothing terrible. I had this problem with the boys (just much farther along). 2 weeks ago the dr started me on medication. Yesterday I started having some blurry vision and tingling in my left hand along with a headache. My bp was pretty high. At one point up to 180/110. So I went in to dr office. Thankfully there was no protein in my urine and baby girls were doing just fine. So she upped my medication and put me on bedrest. Ha. Bedrest with Caleb and Jonah?! So she told me I had to get some help. Someone had to come. Of course...super mom to the rescue is on the road to Kansas City in less than 24 hours. Thankful that everyone else in my family is willing to let said super mom leave her ranks there. Dad, as she will be here for their anniversary. Becca, because poor kid, her 16 year old life seems to revolve around babies (but atleast they're girls right bec?!) and Courtney/Liam because she will miss Liam's 2nd bday party.
In the meantime I have been overwhelmed by the love and support from people here. The phone calls, emails, prayers, offers of meals, & of course LISA BOYKIN coming over this am to clean my kitchen, help with laundry, and little boys until mom can get here. I am truly blessed.
Of course this is not according to my one checked with me to see if had everything done before putting me on bedrest... No one asked if I wanted to lay in bed for the next days/weeks. If I was ready to give up my little life yet. But alas, god knows best. As so many have reminded me...enjoy it while I can. So I will try. :)
I am also so grateful for my hubby, Who put up with me crying all day yesterday. Who "gently" reminded me the dr was serious. (Bedrest apparently doesn't mean finishing sewing projects.)And that it will all work out just right. Mwah. What would I do without you?!

"And when I have been emptied of myself, fill me with yourself. May I never become attached to anything here below. May LOVE always sustain me." (The Forge, 41.

So I am taking recommendations of books to read. Netflix shows to get addicted to and watch from start to finish or any other ideas of things I can do while "laying on my left side, or slightly reclined". Thanks all!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Snow #2

I still have a hard time believing on days like this that this is where we LIVE. We are not on vacation. It's not just for a year. We are here!! I've learned shoveling snow is for the birds. Especially when you are 32-33 weeks prego. This snow was actually, dare I say this about snow, BEAUTIFUL. Especially on the trees. Hard to get a good pic through the window. With me phone. Guess well venture out this afternoon. Oh and praise god for my freaking amazing neighbors who just walked down the street today and shoveled my driveway! They came down last week when they saw me out and finished it for me then too.
Stay warm. Blessings

Thursday, February 21, 2013

First half of our snow/blizzard day

Well as most of you know we got a huge snowstorm here today. To this Texan it looked like a blizzard this am. (Yes, I know I've never seen one but I can imagine this is what it would be like). Caleb woke up around 7 to go potty and I of course told him to get back in bed until our wake up time of 7:30. He is usually pretty good to comply and just reads in bed. At this snow. By 8:00 this Is what it looks like out our back door (1st photo). So we continued our snow day by making Nutella French toast...aaaamazing! In case you can't tell by the boys faces.
As it continued to snow by about 9:30 I think we had atleast 6-8 inches. See second snow photo.
So we played trains for a while. Colored, painted etc...then Courtney gave me this brilliant idea to put shaving cream and food coloring in the bathtub. Atleast 30 min of good fun. AND bonus they smell like my grandpa used to. :) (Julie, sissy, I am sure you remember that distinct smell of "I'm thinking of a number between 1-10")
Then we had some lunch and a little tv time. They wanted to play in it all am but it was coming down so hard I kept saying no. Of course now it's stopped and they're napping. Darryl tells me it's just a "lull" and is supposed to start again soon... Oh dear. :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Caleb's 3rd Bday

Wow.  Almost a year!  Time flies and lots happens. But since I have given facebook for Lent so that I can enjoy my boys and spend time preparing my heart for the gift of Easter I will post some pics to the blog.  That way I am not tempted to spend my precious time stalking everyone else and their lives, but feel free to do so to mine.  ;-) 
Since its been almost a year you will have to forgive my posts as I can't remember how I use to do everything.  But enjoy the pictures...
Caleb had a great 3rd birthday.  Pirate themed of course!  Thanks to all the friends who came and made it so special.


 Couldn't have done it without his help and patience!

 Silly birthday boy!

 Little reader

 HA.  Our fruitless attempts at getting all the kids to take a picture on the couch...I guess this is what happens when you wait until the end of the the hilarity...

 On his birthday.  Caleb, we thank God everyday for the blessing that you are! What a miracle.  So grateful God has given you to us for this time.

 And a few snow pictures from our latest snow...this was my kind of snow! (TX snow..!)you could see the grass, the sun was shining and it melted in a day.  WOHOO!

 SO the boys just love to eat it! :)