Monday, February 27, 2012

Zoo Love...

This weekend we went to the zoo in Abilene. It was the first time Madeline really knew what was going on and it was so sweet to watch her interact with the animals. Well, as much as you can interact with animals in cages. Her favorite part of the whole zoo was the bird room where they keep a few birds, ducks, and turtles who are fed fish. (well, I'm not sure about the turtles...I don't know what they eat) It smells awesome in there and she cried when we moved to another exhibit. Mind you we stayed in there for a good 20 minutes. She was so sweet and spent a lot of the day on Terry's shoulders. The surprise face showed up a lot while we were there! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What's New...

Madeline ended up getting croup and stidor on top of a double lung infection. I had never heard of stridor but when she would breathe in she made this awful sound. By Friday I was so exhausted I was literally on the verge of tears all day. She got some new meds and is back to her usual happy she's cutting more bottom teeth. I have talked to moms who didn't even know when their babies were teething. We haven't been quite that lucky...I can't imagine how bad it must hurt. Anyway, I am very thankful my baby is better and sleeping through the night!

The deadline for applications for nursing school was one week ago today. I still haven't heard heart races just thinking about it. I am so nervous. There are about 550 pre-nursing students. Not sure how many applied but I know there are about 30 spots. I have been checking my email obsessively...I don't do well with waiting.

Along those same lines, I looked at a daycare for Madeline on Monday. I really liked them on the phone and they've been in business for a long time, and of course, I checked their inspection reports and they were pretty good. Well, I walked in and after I choked back tears thinking about leaving her, I had to choke back vomit from the smell of the place. I was so disappointed. She can always go on base where the teachers are nice and it is very clean, but it is more expensive than any other place in town. Also, if Terry deploys (which is about 99% likely next year) she'll be on the other side of town from me while I'm at school. I know that is so dumb but I want to be close in case something happens. I also look at it like it's a few more minutes I get to spend with her on the way there and on the way home. I am having a hard time with this in case you can't tell.

Saturday a few girls from church helped me throw a "sprinkle" for our sweet friend, Shyanne, Shyanne does all kinds of things at church. She runs Awana and does an amazing job. She is super crafty and cute and I really wanted to something for her and her sweet baby girl. I also tend to look for reasons to have a party... I saw a baby shower with an "About to Pop" theme on another blog and thought it was so cute. So that set it in motion. I chose a popcorn theme and did foods that all "pop". I did a red, yellow, and white color scheme which I was really second guessing last minute but when everything was put together I really liked it. It's hard for me to imagine anything without pink in it being cute but I really liked the red, yellow, and white. Ok -- I have given way too many boring details. Here's a couple of pictures.

Shyanne with her mom and MIL

Sunday I missed church. I think lack of sleep caught up with me. It turned out to be a good thing though because I ended up starting my homework around 10am and didn't finish until 11pm. That's right...ALL day! It was terrible. Terry put new floors down in the living room and our bedroom. I'll post pictures soon but it looks so good! Anyway, that's pretty much what's new...except for one thing. But that deserves it's own post. No, I'm not pregnant and we're not moving. I'll try to post it tonight or tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I am totally ranting in this post so get ready or you may want to skip this post! Remember my Super Bowl Sunday post about taking Madeline to the ER? Well, I am not completely over dramatic when it comes to taking her to the doctor. I don't just take her to the ER -- I was genuinely concerned about her that night and the PA who saw her in the ER made me feel so dumb for taking her in. She listened to her back twice and her chest once and told me give her two weeks and she'd be fine. So today Terry took Madeline for her one year appointment (I know I am SO late doing that but oh well) and her pediatrician told him she has a lung infection. So we are on the lookout for pneumonia and hoping that the antibiotics work quickly. I am so upset that I didn't take her back sooner to another doctor or the other ER in town. I knew she wasn't right and I should've followed my gut. I guess the important thing is she did get an antibiotic and a correct diagnosis before it got too bad. Ok - I'm done now. But these young doctors/medical professionals need to stop being so dang afraid to give babies/kids antibiotics. Ok - I'm really done now. 

Happy day closer to Friday! :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Well, I love Valentine's Day...I am one of those obnoxious people that the haters hate on! I just think it is fun...and I do see where some people can justify calling it a Hallmark holiday but I think you can turn any holiday into a Hallmark corporate holiday. I just think Valentine's Day is fun and cute. I hate chocolates but love everything else about it. Our church had their annual Valentine's Banquet Saturday night but due to the timing of Terry's flight there was no way we could make it. So I had a little Valentine's party when he came home complete with a Mexican fiesta meal and Valentine cupcakes. I decorated the house a little and think it looks so cute!

We planned a double date for tonight. This is a big deal seeing as how I think we have been out a total of three times since Madeline was born. But we had a sweet girl from church come to our house to watch Madeline and Stephanie and Adam's kids. It worked out well because Madeline is already so comfortable with their girls so I felt ok about leaving her. The plan was to go to dinner tonight and then to see "The Vow" but the movie sold out so we had to improvise. ( You can imagine Terry and Adam's disappointment) We went out to dinner at Sealy Flats downtown. Quick restaurant review :
1. Food - just ok - but thankfully not super expensive
2. Service -- the worst I've had since living here. It was pretty bad.
3. Atmosphere -- Awesome. I loved it - Blues music, outside seating...lovely!

Then we stopped for gas and headed out muddin'. We went to Twin Buttes and it was so sad to see how much land used to be covered in water and it's now dry. It's crazy. But we had so much fun...I felt young again. I feel really old making that statement! On our way out we passed a police car but thankfully managed to avoid any trouble with the law! I would post a few pictures but my memory card is busted...literally. I have to get a new one because blogging stinks with no pictures! Anyway, we had such a fun date and decided we really need to make it  a priority. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crucial Mistake...

Terry asked me what I want for Valentine's Day...

I told him I really want to see this movie...

I bet he wishes he'd never asked...I just don't see why any guy would not want to see this movie!? It looks very manly to he'll spend less than $20 for Valentine's Day. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend Recap

Well, the Giants won the super bowl. Madeline and I celebrated by making a trip to the ER. She started running a fever Wednesday night, it spiked Thursday night but settled down Friday to between 99-100. Saturday was just at 99 and she woke up fever free this morning so we went to church. Although, she has a terrible cough and her nose started running. She acted like she just felt terrible all weekend. She doesn't want me to put her down unless she's in my bed watching Tangled. It has made for a very long weekend. On top of that, I have the same crap minus the higher fever. Terrible I can't remember the last time I hacked so much. So anyway tonight she started looking a little glassy eyed and her temp went back up to 102 and I just thought she needed to be seen. It was a total waste of time. They told me it's bronchitis and it may take two weeks to run its course. I am so ticked. I just want them to say, "here's your antibiotic. she'll be better by morning." I have come to HATE the word viral. Anyway, so now we are in bed watching Tangled for the 86th time because I can't stand to hear her cry the sad cry in her bed. I am a total sucker but in my defense I have the same crap and Terry is gone and this is hard! So this weekend = total bust! I do have to say the one good thing about her being sick is she is super snuggly. Even though I love the snuggles, I love seeing my baby girl healthy and just want her to feel better. I am hoping we are well by next weekend when Terry comes home! 

Best part about being sick = you get ice cream when you refuse to eat anything else! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

I Can Only Imagine...

I have been thinking about heaven a lot lately...

February brings back some very painful memories for me. 4 years ago in February I was at the doctor's office every other day checking on babies that met Jesus before they ever met Terry and me. I think about them a lot. I think about our other two babies who went to be with Jesus long before they were born. I think the hard thing about miscarriage is that there is no tangible loss. It's the loss of a person you never met but loved from the moment you knew of their existence. It's the loss of dreams you had for them, the loss of never seeing their sweet face, or holding them. The thought of meeting them one day makes heaven seem that much sweeter.

I think about my grandparents who are in heaven. I can't wait to be reunited some day, however that may be. I never have had a clear picture of how exactly we'll know each other in heaven but I believe that we will. I was blessed to have amazing grandparents who loved their families and loved Christ. They were unbelievable.

I think about Terry's grandma who passed away shortly after we started dating. She was a huge part of his life and she was very sick when we started dating. I never got to meet her but she left quite a legacy with him. I hope we get to meet one day.

Finally, I think about meeting my Heavenly Father some day. I can only imagine that day. I know I love Madeline only a fraction of what He loves us and I am overwhelmed by the thought.

1 Corinthians 2:7-9 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,”What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


13 months and 3 days had gone by and I thought we were in the clear...well, she was in the tub, got the look, and pooped. It was gross. But funny. But probably more gross than funny.