Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I can't believe it has been since the babes were 8 months old that I actually sat and posted something on time!  I just posted their 9 mo stats...and they are nearly 10 mo old!!  Let me just update in random sentences...

We have had 9 regular Dr visits, 2 ER visits and 2 specialist visits since mid-January (this does not include their well baby visits!)  We have been sick for a long time around here.  It all started with colds that lasted several weeks.  Then we had flu.  The colds created nasty ear infections. We got a 3 day break to catch our breath (literally) and then we had colds again.  The colds progressed in pneumonia for Cayden and RSV for the twins.  I am not even kidding when I say that we immediately jumped into a bad 24 hour flu!  Yes, we are about to go insane.  As I am posting, I am holding my breath, because we are all well...kinda...

Brock has another medical issue that has been addressed in addition to all of the "normal" sicknesses.  He has seen a general surgeon and a pediatric surgeon to have the problem evaluated.  He will be undergoing surgery on next Monday.  I am very nervous about seeing my baby put under anesthesia, so I would covet your prayers during this time.  He has lost weight from the ongoing sicknesses, and he just hasn't fully rebounded.  The Dr is running more tests to see if he has developed a different infection from being on so many antibiotics.  Believe me when I say, I am so ready for this to all pass. Our Dr has given us an "ok" to precede with surgery despite his weeks of sickness.

We are going to be building our forever home! We have purchased a farm not far from our current place, and we are in the process of finding a builder.  I am super excited about designing my own home.  I will admit I am a tad bit nervous as well.  I just am not good at decorating.  I like so many different styles, so deciding on just one will be difficult.  Pinterest has become a great place for me to "pin" all the ideas that I like. 

We are raising our own calves for freezer meat.  We now have enough pasture area for our two horses and three calves.  I prefer meat that we raise.  I know exactly what is in it!!  No hormones or additives....just plain grain and grass fed!!

I have been SUPER successful with my Thirty-One business.  It has helped me "find myself" again.  I got so lost in losing Braxton, infertility, and then mothering that I lost who I was.  I have found something that I enjoy.  I love getting out once a week or every other just to have fun adult conversation with other women...and I have met so many new people.  It truly was the best $99 investment ever.  I have consistently made $500 every month with as little as 8 hours of my time!!  God just keeps blessing this business.  If you are interested or have questions regarding Thirty-One feel free to send me a message.  I would love to share with you how it has positively impacted our lives. 

We have record breaking seasonably high temperatures the past 2 weeks.  It is currently 86* here!!  The normal for March is low to mid 60's if we are lucky.  It has been nice to be able to at least get out of the house during all the crazy sickness that has enveloped us. 

I am sure I could go on and on with updates and randomness, but I won't bore you any longer.  Just wanted to let you know....WE ARE ALL STILL ALIVE!! 


CAS said...

praying for Brock and that you all stay healthy for a longgggggg time to give you a break!

Galloway Mom said...

I am praying for Brock. And I am excited that you are building a new home. That is definitely exciting.

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