Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Two Year Vacation...

Some of you already know that my family and I moved to Mobile, Alabama in April of 2009 after my husband found his biological dad after years of searching.  We thought it would be a good way to expose our children to a different way of life.  And boy do I mean different!  I had never been to the ocean before and where we lived we were minutes away.  We saw different species of marine life,including dolphins, sharks, and jelly fish.  We had a blast, taking in new sites, meeting new people and learning a different way of life.   
If you look back and see the little black
thing to the left of the green fishing line
you can see the tip of a dolphin fin!!!
Yep he's still alive and kickin!!!
Some species of jelly fish
Obviously it wasn't easy for us to leave everyone we knew and loved in Oklahoma but it was something we felt like we needed to do, to kinda prove to ourselves that we could do it. Needless to say life isn't the same without the people you love.  Just as simple as that.  Everyone looked forward to summer vacation and the fun we would have.  At the same time, we dreaded saying the good byes, knowing that we wouldn't see each other until November for Thanksgiving, and even that was a maybe.  After what seems like an eternity but was actually less that 2 years, and opportunity presented itself that made it possible for us to move back to OK.  So on December 17th we made the 13 hour trip from Mobile, AL to Blanchard, OK for the last time (excluding vacations!).  We were very excited to be home and to be able to participate in family gatherings, cause lets face it we aint gettin any younger!  

We will never forget living there.  The extended family that accepted us like they had known us forever and the things we never would have experienced had it not been for the move there.  But like I've said since we moved there... "It's better for vacations than living there."

To sum it all up, glad we went, glad we're back!!!! 
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!


Friday, April 1, 2011

BEDA (Blog every day in April)

While I was browsing on my facebook page I noticed that one of my cousins challenged everyone to "BEDA" Blog every day in April.  My initial thought was "do I really have that much to talk about EVERY DAY in April?" Then I remembered I have kids and there is NEVER a dull moment around here.   So here is my first post for April....

April, a very busy month for birthdays.  My dad turns a glorious 48 today, my husband turns 28 on the 3rd and my daughter turns 6 on the 9th. And thats just to name a few! Lots of birthday cake in our future... But thats okay cause all things in moderation right?  Starting a diet in the next few days, really excited about that.  Trying a major reduction in caloric intake, dropping any drink other than water, and implementing some sort of exercise routine.  Will keep ya posted on how I do :)

This weekend is going to be warm so thinking about working on my tan in the wonderful Oklahoma sunshine! Yep sounds like a good plan to me... Then Sunday will consist of getting ready for home schooling. Lots of History papers to answer and then get chapter reviews ready.   Oh did I mention I get to attend my first concert on Thursday the 7th????? Its the Miranda Lambert concert and I cannot tell you how excited I am about that!!!! I will not have any problem figuring out what to write about on Friday!

Haha look at that, this isn't going to be as hard as I thought...
1 day down, 29 to go....

Enjoy your weekend, enjoy your family!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Still alive and kickin....

Hello again to all my fellow bloggers! I haven't posted in what seems like forever... Been busy with Spring break, trips to the zoo, and school fundraisers! And now added to my lists of things is home schooling my youngest sister, Shauna.  She's in eighth grade and had some unfortunate things happen to her last week on the bus and with nothing being done by her school, my parents took her out and decided home schooling would be best until the end of this year.  Since I don't have a job at the moment, I am her new teacher :) Both exciting and scary all at the same time... I've often thought about becoming a teacher, maybe Science or Reading. Definitely not Math or History, as in the middle of History today we both almost fell asleep LOL.  I hope with the limited knowledge that I have and the absolute LOVE of Power Point I can teach her what she needs to know.

Been thinking about taking a coupon class to help stretch a dollar that is already stretched to far. Seems like every time it comes around something happens and I cant get there.  As some of you may already know I'm already a bargain shopper to the extreme.  Even get a thrill seeing how much I save at the end LOL  Hoping that I can get to one and then share some of my knowledge on here. Thoughts?  I know this is bouncing around a lot but these are just some random things on my mind.  Guess I will get off here and get ready to hit the sack. Another day of home shooling tomorrow morning!!!



Friday, March 11, 2011

Here it goes...

Okay so I've decided that todays the day that I tackle blog land.  So how should I start?  Do I introduce you to my family?  Or just dive right in?  So I guess I will go with the first one.  So here it goes...

I am a 26 year old wife of 6 years and the mother of two very rambunctious kids.  A 5 year old girl named Sadie, and a 4 year old boy named Nathan.  They keep me on my toes to say the least.  I have lived in the same small town in Oklahoma most of my life.  We tried a move to Alabama for 2 years but decided it was a place for vacations not a place to live.  So we came back on December 17, 2010. And let me say its GREAT to be home!!

My daughter Sadie was diagnosed with insulin dependent type one diabetes at the age of 3.  This diagnosis turned our world upside down to say the least.  We went from happy-go-lucky, eat what ever you want to finger sticks, carb counting, and insulin injections.  She spent 2 days in PICU at the OU Children's Hospital in OKC and 3 days on the floor while the doctors, nurses, and endocrinologists taught us how to take care of her on a daily basis.  She was so very very sick and we will never forget seeing her in that crib with 2 IVs and monitors every where.  It was by far the scariest time of our lives.  Now what seemed so daunting 3 years ago is like breathing now.  Our day consists of this: wake up, finger stick, breakfast, injection, finger stick for lunch then shot, same for supper and then a final shot at 9 pm of Lantus.  Then we wake up and do it all over again.  She is now a kindergarten student who sees herself as only that. To her she is no different than anyone else in her class and we thank God for that. 

My son Nathan is all boy.  He constantly gets bumps and bruises and has had stitches, surgery, and 2 broken bones in the past few years.  I have no doubt there will be more broken bones in his future because he seems to have no fear.  Unlike me who has enough fear for the both of us lol.  He is one healthy little boy and loves to help work on cars, ride tractors and what ever else the guys do around here.

Oops, looks like I rambled on when I wasn't paying attention.  But this is my life, it wont be all rainbows and butterflies but it will be from my heart.  Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Many blessings,