February Catch Up…

I can’t believe it is already April!  I guess I had better get my February post up, huh?  First off, I have been pretty sick over the past month so that is why I have been pretty quiet.  It is also why I haven’t been picking up my camera or phone to take any photos. :-(  I am FINALLY feeling a little better this week so I am hoping that I am turning a corner and won’t be back to feeling completely miserable tomorrow.  More on that whole ordeal in another post.

Now on to the happenings in February…

A certain young lady made STRAIGHT A’s on her report card.  Sooooo very proud of her.  She has always made really good grades, but Math is HARD for her and has kept her from straight A’s.  This time she worked super hard and it paid off.  We are soooo proud of her!!


My favorite holiday is Valentines Day.  I wasn’t feeling great so I didn’t go all out as much as I usually do.  I did have some goodie bags for the kiddos and Eric though.


Eric’s stash…  Back in our early marriage poor days we couldn’t afford much so I would buy him a pair of cheesy boxers.  It has kind of become tradition.  :-)


If you ask Kendall, you can’t have a holiday without receiving a stuffed animal!  They are seriously kind of pet peeves of mine because they end up all over the house. Oh well.  One day I will miss seeing them around every corner.


Noah is all about the candy. I swear that kid eats his weight in candy.


All I need is this guy right here!  I have gotten really spoiled with him being home all the time during my surgery recovery.  I dread all the business trips resuming.

Yes, we did manage to do our heart attack door too.  LOVE!  If you aren’t familiar with it, you can read more about it on a previous post here. It is one of my favorite traditions!!


Kendall went with her Grandma and bought us all little gifts.  This was mine.  She can’t go ANY holiday without giving gifts.  She also still loves giving little gifts for no special reason too.


She wanted to dress up for school so she wore a Valentines sweater.  We took this really quick before she left for school.  It is one of my favorite pictures!


Here’s a selfie she took in the car! :-)  At least one of my kids likes pictures.


Logan came down with the flu!  First time we have had the flu in our house in like 8 years.  Not fun at all.


Thankfully, in some ways, it happened during a snow event here so he didn’t miss any school since they were out.  I know to some of you this is NOTHING… but in our town… it shuts down for as little snow as this.


Then a couple days later we got more.  Eric was out of town so I sent him this in a text message.


She likes writing in the snow too…. like “Kendall loves Andy”…


Eric always makes us snow cream when it snows but he was out of town.  This sweet guy stepped up and made it for us.  YUM!


There was a lot of lounging around and watching Netflix during our snow days.  I think we were all ready for a few slow days at home without anywhere to go.


Beautiful pink tulips (my favorite).


A fresh coat of fingernail polish always makes me feel better and brightens my day.


So there is another month – came and gone.  I swear they are flying by too fast!

Happy 15th Birthday Noah!!

Fifteen years ago today, God gave me my constant ray of sunshine.  He loves to make people smile and laugh. He loves his family so deeply.  He always likes hearing about all of our distant relatives and wants to meet them all. He has a great group of friends and values their friendships so much. He is so kind and loving.  He says he will never outgrow my hugs and I hope that is true.  I can’t tell you how much it means to me when he gives them to me.  He is beyond smart!  There are no limits to what this kid can achieve in life.  He amazes me all the time.   I could go on and on about all the things I love about him.  Let me just say that I am the luckiest person in the world that I get to be his mom.  He is my sunshine and I remind him of that all the time!


















Happy 15th Noah!  We love you so very much!!!

What’s Been Happening…

Hey friends! I am sorry that I disappeared. I have a good reason though.

I have been out of commission for a bit. I found out that I had to have a Total Hysterectomy. My surgery was on January 28th. I look like I am drugged but they didn’t give me any medicine until they were ready to wheel me into surgery. You don’t look too good after two days of a clear liquid diet and a bowel prep.

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I will be posting my Hysterectomy story on here soon as I want to get it recorded. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few pictures.

I was more scared than you can imagine about having it. My anesthesiologist felt so sorry for me because my anxiety and fears were through the roof. Note my extremely puffy eyes from crying so much.

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Well, the surgery went really well and I shouldn’t have been so afraid. I gave this thumbs up when the nurse told me that I was released to go home just hours after the surgery. Can you believe that? You can have major surgery these days and go home the same day?

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The hospital wouldn’t let me wear any nail polish so I felt naked. Kendall offered to paint my nails for me. I love that girl.

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This man has been AMAZING during this recovery period. He has stayed by my side every minute. He gets me anything that I need. He has taken over all of my household duties without any complaints. He even naps with me. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband.

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Here’s another one who hasn’t left my side either. She is such a sweetie.

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Poor guy has had to take over the laundry duties. It is no small feat when you have a family of five. Plus the fact that the boys wear the same size, as do Kendall and I. Makes sorting a bit harder for him.

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I have had a good, yet rough, recovery. Again, I will tell the story later. Today I went out for a ride and even made a short trip into the store. Yay me!! I even straightened my hair, put on a little make-up and wore real clothes (sweats!).

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I am now 3 weeks and 2 days since the surgery and feeling pretty good. I still have restrictions… no lifting, pulling, stretching, exercising, etc. I have to say it feels good to not feel guilty about my lack of exercising. ;-)

I have spent some of this recovery period on the couch with the laptop working on my 2014 Project Life family album. I think I got about 20 pages done. I am really excited about that. I am hoping that I can have that book done sometime in February. I am also working on editing my 2013 pictures so that I can make a MyPublisher photo book with those pictures. I bought a discounted book coupon over the holidays that is getting ready to expire so I need to get myself in gear on that one.

I’ll be back soon! :-)

Project Life 2014 – Weeks 24 – 27

As you might have noticed, I have fallen quite a bit behind on my Project Life book. Here are a few spreads that I did recently of our summer vacation.  Man, I sure would like to be back there right now!

I am hoping to get this book finished over the next couple weeks.  I will be stuck resting after my surgery so I thought this would be the perfect thing to help pass the time.  I can’t wait to get it all done and printed!!

** As always, you can click on each layout to see a larger, easier to read version **

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