Saturday, November 24, 2012


Thanksgiving was wonderful.
The food was great.
The company the best!!!
We are abundantly blessed.
I am so thankful for these people.  They mean so much to me.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Griffin is Thankful

Griffin is thankful
that he loves his mommy {he is such a mommy's boy lately}.
He is also thankful that his family comes and visits him at his house, because he loves when they all come over.
I am thankful for my mommy's boy.  At times I wish he would be someone else boy but truth is I just love how much he loves me.  He is so sweet and at times sour, spunky and silly, smart and serious.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trevor is Thankful

Trevor is thankful
for Debbie's and his health.
And who can blame him, it has been a rough month for both of them.  Trevor is just starting to return to himself after his surgery.  He still can't hear out of his ear and occasionally has some pain.
I am thankful that they are feeling better, too.  I hope we are all healthy and "surgery free" for quite awhile.
I am thankful for Trevor.  He is such a sweet kid.  He is definitely wise beyond his years and so thoughtful.  Tears filled my eyes at his response when I asked him how he was feeling the day after surgery.  He responded saying, "Better thanks to you and my family".  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nolan is Thankful

Nolan is thankful
for freedom, friends and family.
When I asked him what he meant by freedom, he said he lives where he can make his own choice and can marry who he wants to.
I am thankful for Nolan's sweet, sensitive nature.  He is the first to give me a hug in the morning and the first to give me a kiss at bedtime.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

I Feel Like Crap

Trevor was incredibly brave yesterday morning preparing for surgery.  We had to wait longer than expected and he handled it so well.  He was very scared but handled himself so well.  Many staff members at the hospital commented on what a wonderful son we have (always so nice to hear).
Trevor did great getting the IV put in, better than I ever would be.  While waiting to go into surgery, he was really quiet but keep himself busy with his PSVita.  Finally, it was his time to go into surgery.  We gave him big hugs and kisses and with tears in my eyes, he was wheeled to the OR.
After about an hour and half, surgery was completed and as expected, Trevor did great.  As soon as I saw him sleeping in recovery, I just started crying again.  It is so hard seeing your child like this.  We were in recovery for quite some time because we were having a difficult time getting on top of the pain.  The first thing Trevor said when he woke was "I feel like crap"!  I felt so bad, I don't know why but I just did not expect him to wake in so much pain. 
After the pain was under control, we were able to come home and he has been pretty comfortable.  We are definitely going to stay on top of the pain with his meds.  I even set my alarm last night to wake in the middle of the night to give him his meds.
Thanks to all of our friends and family's well wishes throughout the day.  It was really nice knowing all of you were praying for us.
I just can't say it enough.  I am so proud of Trevor.  He really is a special boy and I am so blessed to be his mom!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pray Please

Pray and send positive thoughts,
My brave boy is having surgery today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Lately

It seems that my days lately have been spent in doctor's offices, emergency rooms and surgery centers.  I have said for about a month now that if I make it to Thanksgiving I will be very thankful.  I have been tried more than I expected on this comment.

Griffin has recovered and is just fine since his oral surgery.  He is sweet and adorable with or without a front tooth.

Griffin also saw a rheumatologist for his repeated limping and morning stiffness.  The doctor was wonderful and is not sure exactly what is going on.  He is not worried too much about the stiffness, because his flexibility is great.  He would like to see him when he is having one of his limping "episodes" to better diagnose him.  He thinks he may have situational (not sure that is really what it is called) arthritis.  I feel much better after seeing the doctor and hope it is nothing!  (I blog this just so I remember.  If it is not on my blog it is like it never happened, because my memory is not all that great lately.)

Debbie is recovering from an emergency appendectomy.  I am so glad I was able to be there with her as we waited for a diagnosis and then surgery.  She was such a good sport waiting in the ER waiting room for over 3 hours in extreme pain.  As much as I would have rather been almost anywhere else with her and my sister, we did manage to have some laughs!  Feel better soon, Debbie.  Love you!!

Trevor is having surgery on Thursday for a cholesteatoma in his middle ear.  I am nervous.  He is nervous, although he says very little.  I will be praying that Trevor has peace on Thursday, his surgery is successful and his hearing is restored to 100%.  I am so proud of Trevor and how he has handled all this.  He will be out of school until after Thanksgiving and will not be able to play any sports for a month. 
And, just because this post has been such a downer, here is a picture of C.C.  She has a cut over her eye that she keeps reopening so Rob decided to give her a Pooh band aid.

And the truth is, none of this is major, but it is all serious and a lot to handle.  But through all this I have seen so many blessings.  I am so proud to be part of my family.  It is amazing how we all can rally together for one another.  Can't wait to celebrate the holidays with the ones I love happy and healthy!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

A HARE-raising Evening

I could not believe my eyes when I opened the garage this evening.  Sitting in the window sill, was a rabbit.  Seriously, I had to make sure I was not seeing things.  So of course, I jump out of the car to take a picture.  The little brown rabbit was so scared, he ran into the corner.
A few minutes later, the hare remover came home and saved the day.  He suited up and used his tools to shoo the rabbit right out of the garage. 
The rabbit left a few lot of presents behind.  I am sure the hare remover will get rid of those, too : ).
Thankfully it was a cute little bunny and not a skunk or something!