Tuesday, November 17, 2015

World Prematurity Day

Yesterday, the doors of the Creighton University Medical Center NICU closed. Some of today’s best nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians spent time there.  They worked hard & knew sacrifice.  They cared for the most vulnerable of patients, with the utmost dignity & pride.  The nurses took education seriously & I learned so much about both nursing & life in my 4 years there.  It was the unit where I became a nurse.  Where I cried tears of life & personal struggles.  Where I became a mother.  Where my own babies grew big & healthy enough to come home.  Where I learned life lessons & grew my wings.  Where I formed lifelong friendships with co-workers & patients that I will cherish long past the closing of the unit doors.  It will forever be a piece of me & forever will have a piece of my heart.  Thinking of those who cared for my babies & so many others before & after them.

Today I celebrate World Prematurity Day.  I celebrate because am so thankful for the wonderful health care my babies & myself received.  Every year so many babies are born prematurely & not everyone is as lucky.  To find out more visit March of Dimes.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


At 1:22, 1:23 & 1:25pm today my miracles will be SIX.

Life is wild, amazing, busy, hard .... and I can't imagine living it any other way.

I love you to the moon Hayden, Olivia & Logan.  Happy 6th Birthday!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Do a selfie

Instead of sharing a Facebook status detailing the color of my bra or other random thing from years past, & instead of partaking in "no bra day," & instead of selfies of myself plastered in pink all in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness...

...today I share the amazing Ashli from Baby on the Brehm.

Follow her instructions & DO a selfie.  And be aware of YOURSELF.

Hey! It's me on Her View From Home coffee chat this morning! I've got a request for all y'all!! Happy Hump Day!!! Smile! Life is beautiful!
Posted by Baby on the Brehm on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

A long weekend of firsts

This weekend we had a first.  Hayden had an invitation to a birthday party for a boy in HIS class.  This was the first invite we have ever had for just ONE kid.  We "bribed" the tears out of Logan & Olivia with ice cream while Hayden was at the party.  And Hayden had a blast!!

We continued our garage project... and Logan helped by using up some of Jeffs scrap wood.  Jeff was building a shelf for the basement & Logan grabbed some scraps & put together a deer all on his own.  So he & Jeff nailed & screwed it all together.  He was very proud!
 Pretty good for his first woodshop project!!

Then Monday morning at the wee hours (while I was still sleeping) Hayden brought me a tooth.  He lost his first tooth!!  You can't really tell, because his adult tooth is almost completely in!  But after almost 10 weeks & a consult with the dentist... one is FINALLY out!  Now we have room to start wiggling no. 2!
 We had a teacher inservice from school... and spent the day at the Pumpkin Patch.  Olivia came down the BIG slide for the umpeenth time all calm & silent, with her hand held out.  Then Grandma GG screamed, HER TOOTH!!  That sucker was hanging by a thread for days.  And while in line to ride the slide, it fell out.  She managed to hold on to it, get her gunny sack spread out, crawl on, ride down.... and not loose hold of her tooth.  

All this tooth loosing... and looking in their mouths lead me to find Logan & Olivia each have a new 6 year molar through.  And Hayden has THREE through the surface.  Crazy!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My favorite thing

I've been having a lot of miss my grandma moments lately.

Time is so strange.  While I can picture my children with their hands in her casket holding her hands so vividly its like it happened yesterday.  The 9 month mark is just around the corner & it feels like it has been an entire lifetime since we spoke.

This year has been hard.  I'm not my best version of myself.

But this is Olivia's favorite song.  And it helps on my hard days.

I'm still here....

I am so, so, so behind on this blog business.  I have a "blog" that is simply a list of all the things I need to blog.  Some dating back months, and months!

Caboose camping
Henderson Days
Camping #2
Olivia's vision thearapy
.......the list goes on.

I'm just in a funk.  And I can't shake it.

Kindergarten routine is still kicking my butt!

I started a home project of cleaning, organizing & painting the garage.  A good project usually gets me out of funks.  The kids helped.

Biggest news in our lives outside of Kindergarten, revolves around teeth.  We are clearly SUPER exciting!

Olivia officially lost her 1st tooth over Labor Day weekend.  And the tooth fairy luckily was able to find her at Grandma & Grandpa's house.  Her other bottom one is getting looser by the day, so I'm sure another tooth fairy visit is in her future this month.  While at grandma & grandpa's, we got to spend time celebrating Addie & Ava's birthdays.

Hayden visited the dentist about his teeth he ISN'T loosing!  His adult "shark" teeth are like 3/4 the way in.  And those "shark" teeth have been in for 9+ weeks!  Hayden was in a mood at the dentist & Dr .Matt decided at this point it wasn't worth making him forever fear the dentist over something that at this point is still considered elective.  But to get wiggling!  He did take an x-ray to see if there was room for those adult teeth to continue moving forward into their correct place, which will be what pushes the babie teeth out.  And since there IS room, pulling them is elective.  Had there not been room- we'd of taken a different route.
It just looks so weird doesn't it?!?!

Logan has one top tooth that is super loose & the other top one just slightly.  So LOTS of Tooth Fairy visits are on the horizon for us.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Kindergarten Pictures

They turned out SOOOO good!  

Hayden, Kindergarten 2015

Olivia, Kindergarten 2015

Logan, Kindergarten 2015