Friday, November 30, 2012


Well, it's only been about a month since I updated.  Our computer screen died, so the computer was toast.  We took it to Best Buy, and they said we might as well get a new computer.  So we have been saving the last few weeks so we could get one.  So now I'm back! 

August woke up from his afternoon nap Tuesday of last week, and his cheeks were bright red and he felt very warm. I took his temp and it read 103.2.  Ahhh! I called his doctor's office, and they told me to give him some fever reducer and that if it didn't go down within 45 minutes to take him to the ER.  That was so scary. Thankfully I already had a doctor's appointment scheduled for the next morning (well visit).  His fever went down with the reducer, but by the middle of the night, it was back up again.  I woke up at 2 a.m. to hear him doing a deep moan. When I went in his room, he was in the fetal position on his side, and he was shaking so badly I thought he was convulsing.  I gave him some more medicine, nursed him, and prayed for the next couple hours as I held him.  I was so worried.  The next morning he refused to nurse and the little milk I could get in him he just threw back up.  I cried most of the way to the doctor's office.  I thought for sure something terrible was wrong with him.  I started picturing him in the hospital hooked up to all sorts of monitors.  When we got in a room at the doctor's office, they pricked his finger and swabbed his nose and found that he tested positive for flu.  
Waiting at the doctor's office
Let me tell you that the flu with a 6 month old is awful.  He was so pitiful and cried every time he coughed.  One minute he was cold and the next minute he was hot.  I felt so bad for him.  The same day I took him to the doctor's office I started feeling bad too.  I am sure I had the flu as well because I ran a fever for 3 days, had a very sore throat, chills, cough, and sneezing.  Adam was a WONDERFUL caretaker though.  He pretty much did everything for August so I could rest.  He kept my cup refilled with ginger ale and made sure I ate regularly.  I am SO thankful for Adam.  I don't think August and I could have made it without him.  I love my man. :) We missed Thanksgiving, but my mom brought us some food, and our sweet friend Morgan gave us a homemade pumpkin pie.  Adam and I decided as horrible as it was for August and me to be sick, we really needed those few days of down time as a family.  It was nice to spend time together and not feel like we had to participate in everything going on.

We are on the mend and have been fever free for almost a week now.  I am sooo glad. I finally cooked tonight. It was hard to get back into the swing of things.  Adam did a great job of keeping the laundry going while I was sick, so thankfully I didn't have too much of that to catch up on.  I feel like I have a ton more to update on, but it's not coming to me.  My good friend Samantha took some family photos/August's 6 month photos for us a couple weeks ago, and I will be posting some of those soon. She did such a wonderful job!!!  They look SO good! I can't wait to share some of them with you.  I'm headed to bed soon, so I will leave you with a couple recent photos of August!

This was a few hours before he woke up with a fever.  We ran out to the mall for a few minutes, which we NEVER do.  I can't remember the last time I went to the mall. 

This picture is out of focus and shows off my messy laundry room, but this picture is sheer joy to me.  I LOVE seeing this happy face! 

Thanks for sticking with me! I will be updating more regularly, so stay tuned. :) 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am so flattered that Megan from Husted Happenings nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.  I had never heard of this award before, so I googled it.  It is basically an award that bloggers can give to fellow bloggers who have less than 200 readers.  It's kind of  like a tag.  Thank you Megan, for thinking of me! :)

I think the rules are different all around the world, but this is how it goes for the strand I was nominated for.

Liebster Blog Award Rules

1. Post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Create 11 questions to ask the bloggers that you nominate.
4. Choose 11 bloggers to nominate who have less than 200 followers.
5. Make sure and let the people know that you nominated them.  No tag backs, so you can't nominate someone who nominated you.

11 Things About Myself

1. I am a wife and a mother.  My husband's name is Adam, and my son's name is August.  We have 2 dogs, Heidi and.....the other one doesn't have a name yet.  It was a stray.  LOL.  Ok, that was way more info than one thing.  I'm gonna be good at this, I can tell, haha.
2. I am saved and forgiven by my Lord, Jesus Christ.  I fall short of His commandments every day, but He loves me anyway.  I live to honor and please Him.
3. I am a stay at home mom.  I originally thought this job would be baking and decorating all day....not so.  
4. I have way more nail polish than I should.
5. I love listening to Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Revive Our Hearts Radio.  She is such an encouragement in my life and walk with Christ.  I enjoy listening to her while I cook, wash dishes, or fold laundry.
6. I enjoy organizing.  That's sad, I know.
7. My favorite stores are TJ Maxx and Home Goods.  I could spend hours in those stores.
8. I have a fear of hanging things on the walls.  I'm afraid I'm going to hang it and not like it, and then there are holes in the wall that I have to putty over and repaint.  Since living in our home for 2 years, we have only hung things in our son's nursery.  I have a mirror hanging next to the kitchen table, but the holes were already there from the previous owners.
9. I don't like confrontation or conflict.  I avoid it at all costs, but following Christ means those things are inevitable.  We are called to confront fellow believers (in a loving, concerned way) about their sin.  That is a very humbling position to be in.
10. My favorite food is chocolate chip cookies.
11. Most of my friends are missionaries and will be leaving soon.  I am so thankful they are willing to step out in faith and follow God, but selfishly, I am very sad that they are leaving.

11 Questions from Megan at Husted Happenings

1. On Average, how many hours do you sleep each night?
I average about 7 hours of sleep a night.  I should be getting more, and I have no one to blame but myself.  My son sleeps 10-11 hours a night.  I am blessed, I know!

2. What is your favorite movie? 
My favorite movie has always been Rocketman.  It is hilarious to me.  I also really like Fireproof.

3. What is your favorite place to eat?
I do not really have a particular restaurant I like to eat in.  I would rather go out for ice cream or coffee than dinner. 

4. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went on a cruise.  It departed from Miami and stopped in Cozumel, Mexico, The Grand Cayman Islands, and Jamaica.  It was so much fun.  I'm ready for another cruise!  Haha.  But I'm sure that won't be happening for a while.

5. If you could live anywhere for 2 weeks, where would you live?  
I have never thought about that.  Hmmmm.  Honestly, I love where I live, and I am happy to live here.  But that's a good question.  I really like Savannah, GA and anywhere in the Bahamas.

6. What is your favorite quote?
I am not a huge quote person, but I really like this one.  It was written on my kitchen chalkboard for a while.

I also really like reading Matthew 6:25-34.  It is very reassuring in hard times.  Worry is my #1 sin.

7. Who or what inspires you?
The Bible inspires me.  It inspires my whole life.  Everything I think, everything I want to be, everything I live for is in God's Word.  I also have many friends who give me Biblical encouragement every day through texts or brief conversations at church, and I am SO thankful for their influence in my life.  

8. What one person has made the biggest impact in your life and in what way?
Jesus has made the biggest impact in my life.  He has given me LIFE!  He has promised to love me, forgive  me, be an atonement for my sins, and He has promised to step in and tell His Father that He KNOWS me, and I am a child of His.  He has promised to be my Savior on judgement day.  He has changed everything for me.

9. Hard or soft shell tacos?
Both.  Crunchwrap supreme, anyone?  Cheesy gordita crunch?  No? :)

10. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Neopolitan is my favorite.  My grandmommy always had a big tub of it in Montgomery when we would come to visit her.  It still reminds me of my childhood and hot summers in Alabama.

11. Why did you start a blog?
I started a blog to document my marriage, walk with the Lord, and I hoped to write candidly and honestly about my life so that I might be an encouragement to others.  I like to share about things I am going through.

Alrighty, here are some questions I would like answered!

1. Why did you start a blog?
2. What are your beliefs?
3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
4. What is your favorite thing to cook for supper and why?
5. What do you struggle with the most?
6. How would you describe your decorating style?
7. What is your best accomplishment?
8. It's Saturday morning.  What are you doing?
9. What is your favorite/least favorite household chore?
10. What do you and your husband do for date nights?
11. What are your favorite books to read?

Tag, you're it!  I am tagging the following people to complete my list of questions....

1.  Summer is one of my friends from church, and she and her family will be going to Thailand next year.  I will miss them like crazy!  

2.  I have known Rachel since middle school.  We were in band together, were pregnant at the same time, and now we both have little ones.  I love reading her blog.

3.  I have known Betty since elementary school.  We also went through band together.  Now she is married with 2 sons, and I love reading about her life.  She is very honest, and I really appreciate that.

4.  I used to go to church with Jennifer.  She is married, has a 2 year old son, and 3 triplet boys!!!  I honestly don't know how she does it!

5.  I have read Laina's blog for a while now.  I love her decorating style and her cute cabin.  She also has an adorable son named Zion....LOVE that name!  A few months ago, I went to a Le Leche League meeting, and she was there too!  It was really neat to meet her.  She hasn't blogged in a while, and I wish she would come back! :)  I just saw she actually has 208 followers, oops.  Oh well!

6.  Samantha and I have been friends since middle school.  We go to church together.  She is married and has a CUTE little girl named Zoe.  We love to go shopping together at local antique stores. :)

I didn't tag 11 people.  Oops.  I read a lot more blogs than the ones listed, but they all have over 200 readers.  I can't wait to read your responses, ladies!  Thanks again for nominating me, Megan!
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