Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

I have so much to be thankful for these days, it's almost hard to put into words.  So bullet points will have to do for today.

*Family - I am thankful for my family; my husband who is my rock, always by my side and believes in me.  My children, who remind daily to live in the moment. My mom, who I almost lost this year, reminds me that life can be short, so don't take it for granted. It would take me all day to point out each and every family member, but they are each important to me, each provide love, support & encouragement in their own way.

*Friends- I am thankful for my close friends, even though I don't get to see them often enough these days. I am thankful for new friends I've just met but feel like I've known for quite some time.  I have some great friends who have been there through a lot of crazy in my life the last 18 months, so for that I am thankful they are still around.

*Spina Bifida - Yes, a strange one to be thankful for, but if not for the SB, I never would have connected with some great SB mama's and their kiddos in person and online. It's another world, the SB one, but your learn to embrace it, live it, educate about it and change the world. My little K, will change the world one day.

*Doctors/Nurses etc - I am thankful there are wonderful doctors that we've come to know, that will be performing K's surgery on Dec 6th.  They take the time to answer our questions, they call back when we have concerns and they truly seem to love kids.  Though I dread this upcoming surgery, I am thankful we caught the re-tethering early.

I feel extra blessed these days, even with all the craziness in my life, I've got family & friends by my side and that is enough to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

3 Weeks, 21 Days, 504 Hours

Pick one, that's how much time until K's upcoming surgery. Those who don't follow our SB blog, you may not know but K has another de-tethering surgery coming up on Dec 6.  I am really not looking forward to this, but know it must be done. I have so much to do between now and then, 3 weeks doesn't seem like enough time. Though some days it seems like it's an eternity.

This week is insanely busy, something of the week, and don't forget Thanksgiving is next week, which I am no where close to ready for.  I haven't even started thinking about dinner plans yet, just logistics of getting my mom here for the holiday, so she doesn't have to spend it alone at the nursing home. Of course coming up with the money for the food is another story.

Money, yes that is a hot topic around here on any given day.  Things aren't good right now and it doesn't seem like it will get better any time soon.  I am unable to work now, since I can't just put K into daycare and with all the other things going on in my life, I can't even fit in an evening job. Sigh. This surgery is a huge unexpected cost we were not expecting which means Christmas will be mighty small this year for the kids unless something miraculous happens.

The downward spiral continues. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October Whirlwind

Well October has came and gone and now it's really feeling like Fall.  We've done some of the Fall things that were on my list, so we've been busy.  So today is our month in pictures :)



Cute Pigtails

Observe the Moon Night

Observe the Moon Night

Homecoming Dance Oct 2011

Arrr Matey! Getting ready for HMMT Halloween Carnival

Decorating Pumpkins HMMT Halloween Carnival
Ride Em' Cowgirls


Love Swings


Girls favorite thing at Lyons Family Farm

J- October 2011

H - October 2011

K - October 2011

My Pumpkin Patch Loving Girls!