Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
As if the snow we got pelted with last Thursday wasn’t enough mother nature came back for another round. All day long yesterday I was watching the weather and waiting. I went to work but I wanted to make sure I made it out before the roads got too bad. They kept pushing the times back and I ended up working my full shift.
Not too long after I left the snow started. We got quite a bit in a short amount of time and then it stopped. I was hoping this would be it. Around 11 last night there still wasn’t much on the ground. But when I woke up this morning that was another story!
This poor tree in our backyard has finally had it. It is split in half.
It really honestly is pretty and I say that only because I am tucked safely inside my house and did not have to go to work today. I am thankful my company realized it was dangerous and for the safety of their employees and customers closed down! This is the first time in the 10 1/2 years I have worked there we have ever closed!
Christmas February like snow on an evergreen.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Next month my Grandpa, my Dad’s Dad, turns 80. My grandma is throwing him a party and enlisted me to help with the invites.
When I was asking my Grandma what she had in mind for his invitations she mentioned wanting it to say several different things about him. I am in love with Subway Art right now so here is what I came up with.
This is the front
and this is the back. There was so much information to include I knew it had to be two sided so I didn’t squish everything together.
If you couldn’t tell my Grandpa is a Pastor. He has been one my entire life and I think my pretty much Dad’s entire life too. He has went on several mission’s trips to build churches in South America. My Aunt and Uncle adopted a little girl from Guatemala and they even went to where she is from and built a church. Pretty amazing if you ask me!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It's so cold it's freezing my chin!
I'm chilly. Need to put my hat on.
I took this picture two weeks ago when he had his tonsils out. We were getting ready to go home and he didn't want to put his clothes on but he was cold . :)
Monday, February 18, 2013
For the last two nights in a row Colton has slept all night. I am keeping my fingers crossed he keeps this up. The last week has been rough. Colton is healing wonderfully from his surgery but it hasn't been without its craziness.
During the day wasn't too bad. After we came home from the hospital I was focused on getting him to drink and drink and drink to keep his throat moist. The doctor and nurses kept telling me how important this was to his recovery. It was easy during the day but at night or during naps his throat would get dry even though I kept the humidifier on in his room or our room whichever he was in it was hard to get him to drink.
This made the nights really rough. Saturday, Sunday and Monday last week were the worst. I felt like I was back in the days of when he was a newborn and up every two to three hours. Luckily that only lasted just those few days and then they seemed to get a little better each night until he finally slept all night, in his own bed, for two nights in a row! WHOOP!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Yesterday Colton went in for his tonsil and adenoid removal surgery. We have spent the last few weeks preparing him for going into the surgery and I have been trying to prepare myself as well. I was super nervous as we waited for them to take him back.
Colton on the other hand was really excited to get to play with some toys while we waited. They had a four wheeler Power Wheels. He was in heaven.
He was trying to decide between the wagon and the four wheeler to ride to the operating room. He ultimately chose the four wheeler. He drove it all the way to the operating room. The doctor said he did fantastic during surgery but since he is two he likes to have them stay in the hospital most of the day.
He was a little slow waking up from the anesthesia. He was a bit scared once he finally woke up.
We spent the day laying in bed hooked up to an IV and watching movies and he was doing great. Then early evening came and he began to feel really sick. He was still trying to work the anesthesia out of his system and the pain medication was upsetting his belly. He kept breaking out in a cold sweat and was nauseous.
We ended up staying the night in the hospital. He did really well overnight despite tossing and turning and setting off the alarm on the IV several times because he kept laying on it. However this morning we are back in a rough patch. He has been refusing to drink and hasn’t wanted anything to eat and he will not take his meds. I am covered in sticky goo from him spitting out his Tylenol all over me several times just to get one dose down him.
The doctor assures me this is all normal following this type of procedure for kids. But it breaks my heart to see him so upset and in pain. I am hoping he is getting the worst out now. The doctor has warned us though that days 5-7 post op are usually the worst because that is when the scabs start falling off and the throat tends to hurt much more.
This morning has been up and down. We are getting ready to leave the hospital and he seems to be in great spirits about going home.
Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Friday February 1, 2013
My heart is breaking today. Today my oldest brother Paul would have been 37. Even though it's been almost 10 years since he passed away it still cuts deep not having him here with us. It is so hard to think it has been such a long time since I have seen his smile and hugged his neck.
Yesterday Brian's mom passed away. Her fight with diabetes is finally over. She is no longer in pain and we know she is in a better place. With all that said it doesn't make the hurt for us here still on earth any easier. I've navigated this territory before and I know grief and loss are crazy creatures.
Brian, his sister, her daughter and our children have a rough road ahead of them navigating through life without their mother and grandmother. If you feel led to pray for peace and comfort for our family we would greatly appreciate it.