Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New pics and new grandbaby on the way

Just wanted to take a minute to say Sierra is expecting yet again. As much as I love my grand children I hope this is her last for a while. She is due in Dec but as usual for her the doctor said she could have this one at any time. She is 34 weeks today and we still don't know if it is another girl or a boy this time I just hope for a healthy baby. Kiera is almost 15 months old now and is just the most adorable little thing. She is very tiny for her age and looks like a tiny little doll running around. Cloe gets smarter and more beautiful every day. I told her this evening that papaw isn't feeling well today and she says " awww poor papaw" she asked me to send him her best wishes to get well soon.. that kid is a character. We saw two of the other grands today as well Ian and Abby are 6 and 3 and it just doesn't seem like they should be that big. Time flies entirely too fast.

I am having a spinal cord stimulator implanted tomorrow to assist me in pain management I am hoping it works and that I will be able to get off some of the medications I am on and be able to be more active. Active seems to be the key word around here. Ron has lost 53lbs in 12 weeks and I have lost 51lbs in 16 weeks. We are eating healthier and walking as well as just being all around more active. We have to we keep getting more and more grand babies to keep up with.

Chris is getting married on Nov 9 to a really sweet girl that I like.. that is always a good thing to like the person your child marries. She has a 4 yr old son Ali so we are getting another grand child there too. Good thing we are taking better care of ourselves.

Well that is about all there is from here. Ya'll have fun.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Facebook Has Taken Over

Wow.. just looked and it has been almost 4 months since I have posted here. I am blaming Facebook. I have been posting there. I have been keeping up with people and finding new people there I have sadly been neglecting my old blogspot. I don't know if I remember how to post anything more than a few lines anymore, but here goes.

Things have been way busy around here with Chris being home and enjoying Miss Kiera. Chris is trying to find a job, which is not the easiest thing to do when you have a failing economy, a small town and a felony on your record. It just ticks me off that if he were on probation or parole he would get help getting a job but because he served out his time he gets no assistance. Some of you may disagree with me and that is fine but I think that if a person has served his time and paid his/her debt to society then the felony record thing should not be a constant block to gainful employment, should he have to pay for a mistake he made at 18yrs old for the rest of his life? Yes I feel that way about most all people that have served time. The debt is paid, end of story. The only exception I can think of right now are child molesters and well that is another story entirely.

On to more pleasant subjects. Kiera is growing and thriving, she smiles almost constantly, Ron and I take her to church with us every Sunday just as we have been doing with Cloe since she was 12 days old. Kiera seems to take everything in stride and just loves being with her family. Cloe is still having some sibling rivalry issues but seems to understand that Kiera is here to stay and won't be going back to the hospital. They are both just adorable. We also have a couple of beautiful grand nieces, Trinity and Juliana born about 6 week apart. They are both just gorgeous and it is wonderful to see the family growing.

My back is giving me some trouble again apparently it likes this time of year to mess up. It started with the severe pain about 3 weeks ago. I am on lyrica now and that seems to be helping a bit..

Ron is still looking for work too. The economy, especially in a very small town just isn't favorable to employment right now. He has been applying for some jobs that might require him to have to be away from home through the week and only home on weekends due to the distance from home. That would not be an ideal situation in fact it would suck, but I know God has a plan for us and will take care of us according to that plan. The bills are paid, the kids are fed, we are still very much in love and living for God and each other, so things are good.

I will try to get back here more often, I miss my little corner of the world here where it is quiet and I can put my thoughts in some sort of order. I also greatly miss my blogger friends.

Take care everyone and if I don't make it back here before then, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with all the blessings of our Lord.

Y'all have fun.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Kiera's Latest Pics

Ok, so it is hard to tell on ultrasound whether they are recent pics or not.. These were about a month ago. Oh yeah Sierra went to the Dr. Wed and was given a great report for Kiera, Doc said that if she were born right now she would be healthy, her heart and lung function is great and she is about 5lbs or more by ultrasound. She isn't due for another 6 weeks but, it is good to know she is doing well. Sierra tends to have em early so we keep a real close eye on her at this stage in pregnancy.
We have the 2 oldest grandsons this weekend so things have been interesting to say the least. We picked them up yesterday and will have them until Sunday, if I don't need a rubber room by then it will be a good thing. I am just not used to that much energy all at one time anymore. I was talking to my ex sister in law last night about how quickly kids grow up, she asked me about Kyle and when I answered her she asked if we are really that old. After having an 8 and 10 yr old around I have to answer "Yes , Yes we are THAT old."
Y'all have fun

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Grandbabies and Other Things

I really didn't die. I am still around. I don't know what has been wrong with me lately, I just haven't been online much as of late in fact I really haven't been doing much of anything lately.

Things are still going smoothly with Sierra's pregnancy, she seems to be carrying this baby better than her previous pregnancies. We are all hopeful that she carries to full term or at least 36 weeks. That is only 6 weeks away so keep up with the prayers and thank you so much for them. Oh the new baby will be Kiera (pronounced Kira) Jo Faith. Jo is my middle name and Sierra decided to give Kiera my name, I love that of course.

Cloe' is just as cute as she can be, she just turned two a couple weeks ago and has embraced the terrible twos with a passion.. She isn't really terrible it is just that I have forgotten how busy they can be at that age. She is lightening fast and changes gears and directions in true tornado fashion. I am getting too old for all that. She is speaking in a much more mature fashion and to me some of the things she can now say correctly aren't improvements at all.. I have a huge pink hippo beside my bed (gift from Ron) , Cloe used to run in here and holler "hoppo mamaw hoppo" because she loves playing with my stuffed animals. Now she says "hippo" see that is no fun at all..She still has some of her cute ways of saying things tho.. Ron recently introduced her to haagen daas ice cream. Sierra and I were grocery shopping the other day and I showed Cloe the ice cream cooler and her new favorite thing. She looks at me and says "Doggin hoss" and promptly went around the store hollering for "Doggin hoss" she did get 2 of the tiny containers to take home with her. She also mixes up what she wants. She will run up to you holding out her cute little arms while asking " hold you?" she wants you to pick her up. I am loving this stage of her development and am in no hurry for her to out grow it.

Rosie the Shar Pei has definitely decided she likes it here. She likes me a little too much though she follows me everywhere I go including the bathroom. I will go in there and she sits outside the door knocking on it until I come out. If I am walking through the house and stop real quick she walks right into the back of my knees. At least we know she is happy here.

OK I need to get off here and kill this gnat that has been trying to fly up my nose for the last 5 minutes then on to hand washing to get the bug guts off and then to cook something for supper.. OK maybe I will wait on cooking til I get the thought of bug guts out of my head ...

Y'all have fun

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oops ..

Well as it turns out the grand baby to be will not be Isaiah Christopher after all. In fact it will not be a boy. We are getting another granddaughter. Sierra had her full ultrasound today and after 4 weeks of thinking boy, we did not see a penis on the ultrasound, and she was definitely willing to show us that she is NOT a boy at all.. Oh well at least Sierra has all the clothes and everything else for a baby girl.

I don't know if she has a girls name picked out when she does I will post it. There are some really great ultrasound pictures that I will post as soon as Ron scans them for me, or transfers them to a disk so I can upload them to my laptop.

The leak in the bathroom has been fixed. The 15 towels it took to clean up all the water have been laundered. Now we are just patiently waiting for whatever breaks next.

My little hoopty is having issues already. It has a transmission problem. With my luck it is probably a leak. Why not everything else has been leaking round here this week.

I am feeling a bit better, well maybe better is not the right word. The pain in my back is no different than it was before, I just seem to be coping with it better, I feel stronger than I did. I don't know if that is because it is healing finally or if I am finally learning to slow down a little and rest more. I will take it either way.

Rosie the Shar Pei is fitting in well around here. She has decided this is where she was always supposed to live. She was afraid of our bed the first time she jumped up there, her fear however, quickly subsided when she found out she could lay in the bed with the humans and get petted. I don't think she has had a lot of affection in her life. She just seems to have bloomed in the last week or so when she settled in here and realized she is a member of our "pack" now.

I think that is about it for catching up..

Y'all have fun

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I have debated about posting our upcoming news. I have thought about it and thought about it. I have concerns due to I know that some of the people that might want to cause trouble used to read my blog but you know what.. I really don't care. I am excited and happy about it and want to share it here with people I care about and with people I have come to care about through my blog and Ron's ..

OK no more beating around the bush.

Ron and I have been talking about it for a while now. With Kyle and Chelsea's consent and with the acceptance and consent of all of the kids Ron will be adopting my kids. He will be adopting Kyle and Chelsea. Even though she is 18 she wants him to adopt her too.. and that is fine with him. This is just something we all want. I don't know how long the process takes but I understand that it isn't that long or that expensive when it is a step parent adoption and when there is no need to have parental rights terminated. As the kids biological father is deceased there will be no need of any of the usual legal steps.

My kids will always love and remember their biological father, they will always consider him "daddy" but they have a wonderful relationship with Ron and although this adoption is in no way necessary to solidify the relationship they have with him it is something that we all want.

We would in no way prevent them from contact with any members of their father's biological family that they want to be in contact with. I know they want to still see their papaw and they will of course still be able to do that. They will also still have the large extended family they have had since Ron and I got married. Nothing will change in any of that.

Just thought I would share that with y'all.. When things get moving I will keep y'all updated and when the big day arrives I will definitely let everyone in on the celebration.

Y'all have fun