My Family

"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."




Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rough Day. Tender Mercies.


Yesterday was rough. Very rough. I was up all night on Tuesday night, throwing up. That doesn't feel so good when you've just had surgery. I woke up to my children fighting and Braxton locked in the bathroom. I sat in the house for hours, unable to do much more than watch tv, color and wish I was outside, at work, taking care of my kids and I all by myself. I cried. I cried. I cried. But then, Jackson stood at the school fence and waved. I laughed. Then, Paula IM'd me. I smiled. Kaydon came home from school, handed me a homemade gift and hugged me. I cherished it. Colton came home singing "I love you, Mom." I felt my heart beat a little faster. Josh called to talk to Braxton. Braxton changed completely. He smiled and laughed and joked and loved on his mom. I was so grateful. My mom took me outside... to the tanning salon. I laid, basking in the UV rays. I felt warm. It's a new day. I've decided to make a choice to be happy today, no matter what.

P.S. Have you seen these hospital gowns?? Um, they are AMAZING. The nurse asked if I was cold. I said, "NO, but you WILL be hooking me up to that special vacuum!!" He did. It heated up my hospital gown. I decided I was in a spa! Just a very expensive, somewhat stressful, painful spa... but a spa nonetheless!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Valentines Wrap-Up

Josh and Brooklyn paid me a visit with my new night light!! I was so sad that I didn't get one for Christmas, so Josh made me one for Valentines :) Brooklyn stood at the sliding glass door and yelled for the boys (who were playing at recess). Pretty cute. The boys shared some love candy with me. My sweet visiting teacher brought me some goodies. Hopefully, the boys have eaten most of their candy so that we don't have any more sugar highs and lows :)



Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines, Rockets and a Love Note

Last night, when the boys got home from their fun-filled weekend, they filled out all of their Valentines. Josh finished building Kaydon's Valentine cottage and Jackson's rocket for NOVA. They painted it and put the decals on. I think they both loved it! And... Braxton made an extra valentine... although I'm pretty sure it isn't for me.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

100th Day... and a love note

This week is a celebration of the 100th day of school. The second graders get to make a poster... I was thinking this might be my last poster :( Colton chose to use life savers (notice I left them in the wrappers so that they can still be eaten!!). I know you can't tell, but we spelled out "Colton" with them and then put stars around it.

... AND, another love note! Braxton goes outside every morning and starts my car for me so that it's warm when I get in it. This morning he asked me to look at the hood when I went out... There I saw the sweetest "I LOVE YOU" on the hood of my car. I LOVE my Brack a lacka!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FISH! and a love note

For Christmas, Josh got me a fish tank because I fell in love with the one we got Brooklyn for her birthday. I just barely got it set up in my office about a week or two ago. Monday, he surprised me at work with a bag of 6 fish! I am IN LOVE with my fish!! I can't get enough of them!! I know I might sound a little pathetic as I profess my love for my little fish, but it's the little things that make me happy, people!


I also got left with a little love note on my white board :)