Wednesday, July 22, 2009

6 Things That Make Me Happy

So I have been tagged by my friend Elizabeth H to blog about 6 things that make me happy. So here is my list. Besides the obvious (my family and kids), 6 things that make me happy are...

1- Projects. I love to start and finish a project of any kind. Mostly sewing projects have been consuming my project time right now but I love any kind. Crafts, cooking, sewing, etc.

2- Fixing up my home. This obviously is a happy place that I haven't been to lately, but soo dearly miss. I take pride in my home and the things in it. I love finding new pieces of furniture, art for the walls, or knick knacks to put around. Home decorating is by far one of my most favorite things to do. I feel at peace when my home is tidey, organized, and pretty.

3- Macaroni and Cheese served with Hot Dogs. My favorite meal. :)

4- Doing things for others. I truly find joy in helping others with anything they need. This is almost to a fault for me b/c I sometimes forget that not everyone else in the world is like that.

5- Being around people. I am a people person. I need very little alone time and thrive off of relationships I have with others. I don't necessarily have to be doing anything with others, I just like to have others around.

6- Clean sheets. Nothing is better than crawling in to a freshly laundered hospital cornered bed. I also love white sheets for some reason. I don't know why, I just prefer white sheets. The ones I have now (well the ones in storage) are perfect. They are nice and thick, so so soft and bright white! I get happy just thinking about it. :)

So there are 6 random things that make me happy. What makes you happy?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mild Case of the "I wants"

So I am thinking about all the things I want right now and since I can't go buy everything I want, every time I want something, the next best thing to do is blog about it.

Now, before you go thinking I am an ungrateful brat...
I LOVE my life. I am blessed with a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful children and loving extended families. I couldn't ask for a better life. I am grateful for all that God has blessed me with. He has given me more than enough to be thankful for. This is simply a wish list of things that I have been keeping my mind on purchasing lately.

Top of my list- This baby food maker. SOOOOOO cool. WANT IT!!!!!
It does everything for you. Steams, purees, cooks, defrosts (if you put already frozen puree in it). You can use fruits, veggies and even meats! I think its a pretty cool gadget.

A king sized bed and new bedroom furniture. Not the one picture. I couldn't find one that I wanted on the internet. (I know, I don't even have a house to put it in. Lee reminds me of this everytime I mention a new "I want")

A new car seat for Adri. She is in a temporary until we pick one out. I got Anderson the Britax Roundabout, but am thinking about the Marathon for Adri. It will last her longer.

A cute swimsuit that will make me look like the bikini models in Victorias Secret cataolg. :) Ok, so thats far fetched, but at least something that can conceal the fact that I have had 2 kids and my tum tum just isn't quite as flat as it used to be.

Diamond earrings, pretty, sparkly, big ones! :)

Eyeglasses. Yep, its time. I went to the optometrist a month or two ago just like I do every year and every time I go, everything is great, see you next year. Well this time, they handed me a small peice of paper and said "here's your prescription." What?? Prescription for what? You mean, I need glasses??? No, I could see everything just fine, I swore I was doing great. Apparently not. Lee even told me that he was thinking that I needed them lately. He just didn't want to say anything. What a dear!

Thats all...

For now ;)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Where do I begin. I guess with a thankful heart that my baby girl is alive and well. From there, let me explain about the most horrific thing that has ever happend to me. I was running some errands with the kids on Wednesday and made a stop at JoAnn fabrics. The kids were both in the shopping cart (Adri in her infant carrier/car seat). As we left the store, I walked to the handicapped ramp to get to the parking lot. Just as the sidewalk turned in to parking lot, I hit a grove in the pavement. Faster than I could blink, Adri's car seat was launched out of the cart. She landed first right on top of her head, bounced up, landed on the side, bounced again and then finally ended up face down in the parking lot. If you think that was bad to read and visualize, you can probably imagine how horrifying it was to watch. She was literally bouncing around like a super ball on the concrete. Adri was strapped in snuggly to her to car seat and I believe this saved her life. I immediately called my father in law to come pick me up so we could take her to the hospital. A man who had seen it all happen came out of one of the stores and asked if I was alright. This is when I lost it completely. I fell to the ground and just started crying hysterically. Some other women rushed out to help. One said she was a nurse so I handed her adri. One was just squeezing me as tight as she could to stop me from shaking and kept telling me it wasn't my fault and that I am not a bad mom (i am not sure if i was saying that i was or not. i just know i was a mess), and the other was keeping an eye on Anderson. To make a long story short-er, we ended up taking her to the ER. She was acting fine but the PA wanted to get a CT scan just to make sure there was no bleeding. The CT showed that she had 2 skull fractures on her right side. However, luckily, there was no depressions (sunk in spots) or bleeding. Adri needed to stay over night for observation. However, the hospital in Topeka didn't have the proper staffing to take care of her if a problem were to come up so she was transported to Chilren's Mercy in Kansas City. They were AWESOME there. My sister, bless her heart, stayed with me at the hospital b/c Lee was still in Wichita. she slept on some cushions on the floor :( we were released to go home the next day. Adri is ok. She has minimal swelling and bruising. We are soooooo lucky. I really expected to flip her over and find her dead or knocked out but she didn't have a mark on her. In fact had it not been for her cry that was a little "off" i wouldn't have thought there was a problem at all. I on the other hand am having a terrible time getting over the incident. I just keep seeing it happen over and over again in my head. I know time will heal me, but it is all pretty raw right now. We were able to snap a few shots of Adri. as you can see, she is doing ok.

Sleeping soundly at Children's Mercy after a long day

Chewing on the insurance card at the ER.

Getting ready to take her first ambulance ride.