Saturday, January 26, 2013

More Disney World Pictures

I could go on and on about how much fun we had at Disney World and all the wonderful memories we made.  But I think the pictures tell it so well.  Chase did the Jedi Training Academy this time, which was a first.  I'm pretty sure it was one of his top 5 favorite things.  So awesome!  He'll be doing it again for sure and as soon as Emery is old enough, she'll be doing it too!!!

****I am grateful for
1) wonderful, amazing memories
2) new experiences
3) weekends
4) Yoda, my lap dog
5) recliners

Friday Night Leftovers

~ I really can't believe that January is almost over. I can't believe it's been over a month since we were at Disney.  I can't believe that the school year is over half way over.  Apparently I have a lot of disbelief going on!
~ The boys went camping this weekend, my mom is out of town, and Emery and I are on our own.  I had these visions of coming home today, putting her to bed (and her actually going right to sleep), and then sitting downstairs and catching up on my 7 episodes of Grey's Anatomy with no interruptions.  Let's just say that didn't happen!
~ These was a rough week at work.  It was just busy and crazy and the kids were wild.  Big ol' moon tonight, explains a lot.
~ Emery is having surgery next Friday.  I don't think I've mentioned that.  This last round of ear infections did a doozy on her and her right tube came out in November.  Due to the trauma, the hole has not closed on it's own and at this point will not.  As long as there is a hole in her eardrum we risk water getting in it, which could cause an infection, which could then cause permanent hearing loss.  That scared the crap out of me.  So, they are going to go in next Friday and take a "fat patch" from the back of her little, bitty ear and use it to cover the hole.  Then hopefully the eardrum skin (not clue what you really call it) will take over and close properly.  She'll have two little stitches in her ear and should be pain free, except for maybe that part.  It's supposed to be a routine, simple, fast surgery, but I still feel sick to my stomach when I think about it.  Any prayers are GREATLY appreciated (for a smooth surgery, no pain, and healing).
~ We have three birthdays this weekend, two parties (one is a set of twins).  Busy.
~ Of course, that's after Emery's pageant tomorrow.  We haven't done a pageant since July.  Hope she does OK.
~ My Tahoe had the engine light come back on, this was after having it in the shop in December.  Fortunately, the Auto.Zone manager told Jeff something to try after running a diagnostics on it and sure enough, a day later it went off.  I'm praying this means it's OK.  As much as I would LOVE a new Tahoe, I would NOT love the payments! Ours is going on 12 years old with 185,000 miles, but it's been awesome.  Praying to get lots of more miles out of it.
~ Hope everyone has a super fantastic weekend!

****I am grateful for
1) weekends
2) camping trips for the boys
3) wonderful weather
4) new pillows
5) skilled surgeons and all those that help them

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mental Sticky Notes

A quick mental sticky (because I know all too soon that I'll forget)

~ Chase and Emery love each other dearly.  At night, she will call for "Prince Charming" to come give her a goodnight kiss.  I think Chase secretly loves this, although he denies it with a passion!

~ When Emery doesn't like something, she said, "I don't love that!"  For example, she woke up very sick the other night throwing up.  Afterwards she told me, "I don't love throwing up!"  I know all too soon, she'll change to I don't like that and it won't be as cute.

~ Chase wanted to know if Princess Tiana designed the rooms at the Port Orleans - French Quarter.  I thought that was so sweet.

~ Emery is so ready to go to school and asks almost daily.  I'm going to remind her of this when she is older and doesn't want to get out of bed in the mornings!

****I am grateful for
1) little things that make you smile
2) brothers and sisters
3) nighttime kisses
4) Prince Charmings
5) mental sticky notes

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Disney World 2012

 Oh how I love these two!

 She was in awe of Cinderella's Fairy God-Mother and the Fairy God-Mother was in awe of her!

 Cursed pirate (he kissed a mermaid) ;o)
Two Princesses
 Ariel, Emery's current favorite!
 My handsome boy <3 br="br">
My little princess <3 p="p">

Lots more pictures to come!

****I am grateful for
1) memories
2) so many smiles
3) first experiences
4) magic
5) Disney World

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hoping everyone rang in the New year surrounded with loved ones and enjoying the blessing of things to come!  I know that 2013 is going to be a great year with so many things to look forward to.  Birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, a FET (yep, you read that right), and hopefully some wonderful news!!  Perhaps I'll even get back in blogging mode (perhaps). 

****I am grateful for
1) another year to fill with memories and fun
2) ringing in the new year with my three favorite people, safe at home
3) a wonderful Christmas break
4) we are *almost* to the 100 day mark in school which means we've got more behind us than in front of us
5) cuddle time