"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched-they must be felt with the heart." Hellen Keller

Sunday, March 3, 2013

hey there

Well so much for keeping up with my blog. We have been really busy but very happy with our move so far. The kids really love it here and we have had lot of friends and family come to visit so we have enjoyed that very much. Kory has a serious girlfriend whom I LOVE. Riley has lots of friends who are in the neighborhood and fill the house with laughter and Bryson is just goofy and funny as can be. The poor kid is dying to have a baby. LOL! He constantly begs me for one. Even today we went to eat and he spotted every baby in the place and even insisted we stop and talk to one. So I politely asked if we could see the baby and he reached out his hand and got really close to her and she touched his face. It was so cute and he was soooooo excited about it. I told him he was gonna have to settle for a puppy cause we were not gonna be getting any babies. I wish I knew someone who had a baby that I could "borrow". He has even said he will feed it and play with it....but no diaper changes. I am also happy to report that Bryson is officially potty trained. SOOOOOOO glad for that! Whew! In April we will be attending the Childrens Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Picnic. This is the picnic I mentioned before where we will get the opportunity to meet back up with former nurses and doctors that were part of Bryson's recovery. I am so very excited! It has a superhero theme and so he is going to be wearing his cape. We plan on taking some donations up to the floor. I just can't go there and not take something. So many people did so much for us. I have tried to take donations to the hospitals in our area but honestly they don't even act like they need them. I even tried to volunteer my time and no one will even call me back. Guess it just isn't meant to be. I did decided I am going to start actively looking for a job this summer, something in the school district (maybe teaching) so I can have all the same days as my kids. Bryson is signed up for Mother's Day Out and starts in late August. He is so excited about getting to be around other kids. He is getting big way too fast....they all are!!!!!!! Until next time!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

It has been such a long time since I have written. I figured New Year's Day was as good a day as any. I had thought about just not writing anymore, not knowing if anyone was reading but then I realized that it is nice to have it all on record so that you can look at it later. It is kind of like a journal and I think I will be glad later that I did it. So many things happen with the kids and so I forget things. They are so funny right now, all so different from each other. As you all know we have relocated to the Houston area and we are loving it. It is so very different from West Texas but in a good way. We have so much more to do and there are trees and some water, it rains often, it is great. The kids are settling in really great as well. Kory has some new friends and is enjoying high school. I can't believe he is a Junior already, so strange. Riley really loves it here. He just fit right in like he had lived here his whole life. And Bryson, well, he is happy as a lark because his momma is at home with him all the time. Staying at home is a first for me and honestly it has been really hard to get used to. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it, but it is just different than anything I have done. We have worked on potty training and I am happy to report he is doing well. And starting this month I am going to put him in some kind of pre-school program or Mother's Day Out. It isn't for me, it's for him. He really needs to socialize and learn some new things. He is a sponge and so now is the time. And what a sponge he is....he repeats every bad word that comes out of my mouth. That has been an adjustment for me! LOL! I needed to stop cussing anyway so there is my opportunity. Anyway, I am hoping for some great things in 2013. 2012 was a good year but a pretty wild one. I am ready to settle in and grow some roots. We are looking forward to the kids participating in some fun activities (MOD and Ecobots for Riley) and we will be making a trip back to West Texas in the Spring, get Riley signed up for football (HECK YA!), plan some vacations, swim in our pool non-stop......busy, busy, busy. Oh and I forgot to mention that we took Bryson to a really amazing doctor at Texas Childrens (who will now be his cardiologist) and he said that Bryson's surgery was one of the best repairs he has ever seen. He said to treat him like a normal boy and not to expect him to have any more procedures. He even said he would see him in a year but after that he might not have to be back for 2-3 years. Such a relief! I am so proud of him! He is certainly not a baby anymore. He is becoming a little boy right before my eyes. And Kory is becoming a man as well. And Riley isn't far behind. My babies are getting big too fast!!!! Stay tuned as I will be writing more and including pics! Happy New Year!!!