Friday, May 28, 2010

Awesome Giveaway!!

I get the cutest dresses from an awesome lady who has an ADORABLE little girl named Ava! She did Lauren's birthday dress and I have bought some other stuff from her. She even does little boy stuff and the best news...


Go to her blog and see how to enter!!!!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our Week

I know it has been awhile since I have posted and it seems like I start every post with this statement but we have had quite a week.

Lauren has been congested and snotty for a couple of weeks and I was worried that last week I was going to be making a trip to the pediatrician and even made a comment when I took Rachel last week that we would probably see her again soon with Lauren. Sunday night Lauren had a fever of 102.2. I called Monday morning and that same morning, she started developing some sort of bumpy rash around the outside of her mouth. Her diagnosis at the doctor's office was a double ear infection and she prescribed her Augmentin, an antibiotic that she has taken a couple of times before.

Tuesday, I had a doctor's appointment and Lauren stayed with my aunt because she was so fussy and was up every 2-3 hours Monday night. Wednesday, her bumps on her mouth continuously got worse until the daycare called me and said that the rash had spread to her feet and hands. I had to go get her. At this time, it was's office was not going to be able to get her in so I just brought her to the ER to get checked out. Basically, they said that the rash in her mouth is completely unrelated to the rash on her hands and feet and now it had spread to her entire body. She apparently had an allergic reaction to the Augmentin and the rash in her mouth is something like the Coxsackie virus. They gave us a new antibiotic and something called a magic mouthwash...and can I just say...that stuff is MAGIC!!!! It is a compound mixture of Maalox, Benadryl and Lidocaine. She slept all night last night for the first time in two was bliss!!! The good news....she is feeling MUCH better today and she got to stay home with Daddy today.

I am hoping that she is completely well by Monday. Poor baby!!! Her ears hurt, her mouth hurt and she was covered in bumps from head to toe!! I felt so bad for her.

So, today, we visited with the ENT doctor to schedule an appointment for tubes. I should get a call tomorrow from the scheduler to see when that happens. It was the best thing we ever did for Rachel.

It's just been a busy but crazy week's over for me!!!! Work-wise! Tomorrow we are taking a family day! We are going to ride the train in Ft Worth. Rachel is going to be so excited!

I hope to blog more regularly but I am done promising.....


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I know I am a couple days late but in the midst of my crazy-ness and all that is going on in our lives, I do feel the need to stop and talk about Mother's Day and reflect on being a mommy and the calling that it is in my life.

I feel completely unworthy yet so incredibly and overwhelmingly blessed to be a mommy and not just a mommy but their mommy. I cannot think of a higher calling in the world than to be a mommy. My girls are everything to me. I love them with something so deep within myself that I cannot even begin to describe it. It's just something so unreal.

I read about people that have longed for children their whole lives. I have always wanted to be a mommy but I will tell you that it never crossed my mind that I wouldn't be. I just always knew that God would have that in His plan for me. I don't think about that statement with arrogance...seriously, I realize that He could have chosen different for me but I guess I just knew that He wouldn't. BUT, I DO NOT take them for granted...not at all!!!!

Sunday at church was all about mothers and being a mom and what that means and the pastor dedicated a great deal of the service to moms. As he did that, I just wept. I do not deserve my children. I do not deserve them. I have so many friends and dear dear dear people in my life that have lost their babies and children and so so many that have never been able to conceive their own children. It just breaks my heart. I cannot tell you how deeply I feel for these people. I do not understand this. I will never understand. God is sovereign and that is all I can hold to this side of heaven.

Rachel and Lauren are my life. I often get so frustrated by them and they get on my nerves but I would not trade one single minute I have with them. When they are sick, I would do anything to make them better; when they are hurting, I wish it were me instead and I know that these feelings will only grow deeper and stronger the older they get. I look into their little innocent faces and I don't understand what they think but I always hope they know I love them. I don't know all the answers but I hope at the end of the day that they know their Mommy is there.

I love being a mommy. It's hard....the hardest but I wouldn't trade it for all the money in the world!!!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wonderful Weekend!!!

I know it has been a long time since my last post and even though I have been crazy busy not much noteworthy stuff has really happened. Last weekend we spent some time as a family on Sunday evening but Brice pretty much worked all weekend. Lauren has been sick for two weeks with fever and a cough but is finally starting to feel better, I think. She still has the green nose. Anyway, things around here seem to be a little better.

I took off Friday which meant that I knew Thursday that I needed to get things done. I didn't realize at that time that I would be at the hospital until 9:00 pm!!!! It was an INSANE day!! It was crazy! BUT, Friday was so much fun! I took the girls to daycare and then got my car washed and detailed, picked up Heather and on to Canton we went!!! We shopped for a few hours, got something to eat and then headed to Tyler to the hotel for the SBTC Regional Women's Conference. It was great! It was refreashing and I enjoyed most of the sessions that I attended both Friday night and Saturday. I am excited about what God has in store for me and for the future of my church!

I want to be more intentional about blogging about God and for God and sharing about what He is doing in my life. I hope to do more of that and talk more about why I have so much to REJOICE about because I truly do!!! Here are two of them:


Reason to Rejoice
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