Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let's add some fun to the mix

As you read in my last post, my Uveitis has flared up. I found out today that it is in both eyes and pretty bad this time. UGH! We also found out on Friday that Camden's allergies are almost as severe as Broderick's and that he has asthma on top of that. He felt pretty yucky over the weekend so after taking him to the doctor yesterday morning, we found out yesterday afternoon that Camden has tested positive for Type A Influenze (which 95% of the cases are H1N1) and we found out this morning that he also has pertussis (aka whooping cough) on top of that. Talk about one miserable man!!!!

(by the way he WAS vaccinated for that via the DTaP over the summer.....go figure)

Needless to say.....prayers for his continued recovery and for the rest of the family's health!

Thanks and God bless!!!!!

Many Blessings,

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Virginia Beach, VA

 am feeling pretty crappy right now with another flare-up of Uveitis, so I will make this quick since I can't see and working on the computer really hurts my eyes.

We went to Virginia Beach, VA over Columbus Day weekend. We had a fantastic time, relaxed, swam, and played on the beach. The kids enjoyed every minute....well, for the most part. Adalynn was SCARED to death of the ocean and would not go close to it at all.

The first few pictures are from when John's parents visited us....and then a few of Adalynn taken a few weeks ago. I saw this and I couldn't beleive how big she is getting.....definitely not a baby anymore....I can't believe I have a little girl who plays with her baby dolls, loves princess EVERYTHING, and wants mommy to have tea parties. I blinked and it happened, my baby grew up!!  I am a bit overwhelmed and very scared!

So here are the pictures.....and the last two are a sneak peak at our beach photo shoot.....gotta love the tripod (we actually got some great shots of all of us together using it). Can't wait to get started on Christmas cards using these photos.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spillin' the Beans

First things, first....NO I AM NOT PREGNANT (nor are we trying). But the beans still must be spilled. So here it goes....

I found a lump. I had been calling it a spot, but nobody understood me when I said spot....so lump it was. I didn't even want to admit it to myself, but when talking to my mother-in-law about it (who has/had breast cancer) she said-yelled-screamed GO TO THE DOCTOR... Yes, it was SCARY to admit that a lump was what I had!!!

It was a long wait (a whole 4 days) before I was able to get into the doctor, and then another week before I got a mammogram/ultrasound scheduled. But finally this week I got the news I needed to hear. I AM FINE!!!! The lump that I was feeling was just an enlarged lymph node and the two additional lumps that the nurse found were normal. YAY! Praise the Lord.

It was very intense few weeks and I was scared to death, but am so glad that my lumps are "unremarkable"-as the doctor said. Guess being "unremarkable" is a good thing! The mammogram was an experience in and of itself....and that is all I have to say about that. Hopefully the story ends there!

Now onto more exciting news....We are going away this weekend. It is a much needed break. I have an idea on where we are going, but John won't spill the beans and tell me anything for sure....just away, in a hotel, and on the beach!!! I can't wait to have a relaxing mini-vacation and hopefully get some great photos while we are gone!

Pray for good weather, healthy kids, and safe travels!

Thanks for checking in on us....

Many Blessings,

Monday, October 5, 2009

For my students.....

To my students:
Many of you come on here to check and see how I am doing and I really wish I could see how you are doing. Don't get me wrong, I love the little blurbs you leave in the TagWorld link...you've moved, you love 5th grade, you miss me.....but today I was sad to read that one of you lost your dad. I am not sure what is going on and I can't imagine the pain you are going through right now, but wanted to let you know I think of you all often. And since you requested it ....here you go!

the song we sang on the last day of school.....means so much to me every time I hear it! I hope you find comfort in it during this sad time!