Saturday, July 11, 2015

So it begins... son is going to Church Camp for the 1st time. He will be gone for 4 days. FOUR DAYS. I am excited for him. I am excited to be getting a massage on Monday. I am excited to see what my days of not being a taxi service will be like. THEN I think about what my days will be like without being a taxi service. I am crying inside, smiling on the outside. :) 

20 years ago, if you'd told me, "Heather, you are going to love being a mom so much that you will be ok having your child with you so much!", I'd called you crazy. See, all those years ago, I was pretty sure that God wouldn't allow me to be a mom until I could prove I wouldn't be a mom like my mom. The alcoholic. The one who dropped her kids at her parents and didn't really return to her mothering duties. BUT, you see, I figured out that God doesn't work like that. I've always wanted to adopt because you see, if it were not for my grandparents, I am not sure where I'd be, or who I'd be. So, giving birth never crossed my mind much. THEN, my son was born. Being a mom is NOTHING like being me as a child. I don't have those same fears anymore of being like "her". I am sure there are many areas where I am like my mom. I have excepted that for the most part, I am not nor will I be her. Phew. 

NOW, at nine years old, my precious boy is having his 1st "on my own" experience. Part of me is nervous for him. The other part is excited for him. He's going to have so much fun. He will be with lots of friends and people who love him. Today, while watching him swim with friends, he and another girl (his age) were throwing a ball back and forth and giggling. She's going to camp too. They were so sweet. I hate that I will miss all his experiences because I have never missed anything. Joe, well, he may camp out there :/ LOL. No, no he wont. He must work. 

That sweet baby, yeah he's not so little anymore. Where does the time go? Why does it go by so stinking fast? Sure, all the staying up breastfeeding, spit up all down my boobs, wondering if I smelled like breast milk, the major blow outs (thanks breast milk haha), the two year old tantrums, the get my point, are not the best part of parenting. BUT, all the cuddles, kisses, little arms around your neck, the belly laughing, tickles, 1st time riding a bike, 1st time seeing the ocean, 1st time they lick a lemon(come on now, that's funny), when they read a book to you, when they realize they know all of their multiplication tables, when they look at you and tell you that you are the best mommy in the world because they just witnessed another mommy being really mean....yeah. Those moments. They sure make all the other stuff worth it.

Is it Wednesday yet?


Saturday, May 30, 2015

So, it's been awhile....

....sorry. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. My kiddo is a 9 year old who has a busy life haha.

Today, I come to you very frustrated. Not sure how else to explain it. Oh, wait. Maybe MAD and excuse my language but PISSED OFF. Why? Well, Last summer, wasn't like any other summer in my life. I did a lot of the same things we always do. When May 1 hit, I started planting a garden. My Granddaddy always said to wait until May to plant one because of frost. So, like a good little girl, once May came, I eagerly started to till the garden area. Everything was planted and life was good.
Fast forward to June. We went on vacation and when I returned the garden was a mess. I spent days out there getting it under control.

 It amazes me how much a garden can grow in a weeks time.
July comes and everyone is excited about the upcoming holiday. We had plans to go to a party. I made a yummy strawberry pretzel salad. I had this annoying bug bite. It was HUGE. I assumed it was a mosquito bite because I tend to swell up pretty bad with them. I got concerned about it bc it didn't seem to be getting better. Matter of fact, it was very hot to the touch. A dear friend grew concerned. I started questioning this bite. Decided to draw a circle around it to see if it got larger.  Brown Recluse Spiders are bad here so it was a concern from others that maybe that's what it is. My hunch told me otherwise.
We went to our July 4th Party and by the time I got home, it was larger and "meaner" as we say in Kentucky.
The next morning, I kept looking at it. It was hard to tell in my dark house. In the south, we tend to need curtains up bc the sun heats our house up very fast. I decided to look at it under sunlight. Well, I could see "rings" and instantly knew I had Lyme Disease. I made a very quick decision to go to the doctor ASAP. She confirmed it. I was prescribed antibiotics for 2 weeks. I now know this was probably NOT what it should have been. It should have been longer. However, if you know me, you know that I HATE taking drugs. I have a hard time being on antibiotics for 10 days bc they mess my stomach up.  Months went by and I really thought I'd be ok. I am very healthy. I eat healthy, I workout anywhere from 8-10 hours a week at a gym. My family lives a very active lifestyle. Riding our bikes on trails, is one of our favorite activities to do together.

Fast forward to today. I AM MAD. For months now I have had this horrible calf muscle tightness, plantar fasciitis and IT Band issues. LEFT LEG only. I have done everything "they" say to do. I bought new shoes and it did help with the plantar fasciitis. I use a foam roller. I am told, "it's overuse" and maybe I should "rest". REST???? ughhhhhhhhhhh. NO. I am not that old dang it. I have muscle  tremors and my knees "give out" all of a sudden. THIS never happened before.

I guess I am so mad bc the testing isn't accurate, the treatment isn't  that great, and doctors here believe Lyme Disease "isn't suppose to be here". I am not mad that I have it. Really. What makes me so special? If someone can get it, why not me? At this point, I just want a CURE. It's a freaking bacteria. Why can't we kill the little sh*ts? COMPLETELY. Not a little at a time, all of them. I've done my research. I know about bio film, and all that. We can send a man to the moon but we can't kill off a freaking spirochete and keep it from crippling people or worse, killing them? We can cure cancers but not this?? Really??? Yeah. I am a LITTLE frustrated today.

Going to take a bath is Epson Salt and Essential Oils. Carry on and someone please figure out how to make our CDC tackle this and admit their wrong and have been wrong. Make them accountable and actually want to treat this disease like it should be.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Belt graduation....

....with a broken finger! Yes. You read that right. My son broke his finger yesterday while playing soccer. 
He didn't tell anyone, not even me, when it happened. He waited until he was returning his library books and tells me,"I hurt my finger playing soccer!" I look at it and immediately went into "mommy panic mode".
So X-rays we had. Nothing really showed up.....which they tell me is normal for hairline fractures. 
Isn't that little hand sweet? 
So, to make a long story short, my child has a hairline fracture in the top of his finger. Yesterday, he had more movement in it. Today, if you say you want to look at it he panics bc he can't even dress himself or touch anything with that hand without tears. :( 
What does one do when they break a bone?Well, Taekwondo belt graduation of course! He refused to miss it. He was getting that next belt. His goal is to be a black belt. Before today, he had 15 belts to go. Yes, he's counted. 😁 
Push ups anyone? 
Please don't break another bone.....
Trying to flip Corey with a brown finger is tough. 
You're going down! 
Broke boards with a side kick and jumping elbow. 👏 wtg little man! 
 He said he wasn't giving up bc he broke his finger! He knew he could do it and "God has faith in me!" ❤️ Sweetest little boy in the world. 14 belts to go! 
I earned these boards mom! 👏👍
Enough with being serious. Hahahahahaha 

This was his finger after icing it a while. Poor baby. 
Monday is Field Day at school. Maybe I should bubble wrap him..... 😕😁

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Young Living Essential Oils

Many don't know, but I'm a Young Living Essential Oil distributor. I love essential oils, especially Young Living. I use so many of them. My husband uses Peppermint oil almost daily. He suffers from allergies(gotta love Ky allergies) & doesn't want to rely on drugs. He places peppermint oil behind his ears and on his temples at night. He breathes better and when he wakes up, is able to "clear out". 
Persoanlly, I use Thieves oil and cleaner almost daily. 
I also rely on oil of oregano during cold and flu season. I fill a clear capsule with it and Thieves oil and take it orally. Kicks it and I never get that, "I've been hit by a bus" feeling. 
I make our own "Vicks" using coconut oil, eucalyptus, peppermint, and RC oil. I rub it on my sons chest and feet so he breathes better. I diffuse these oils too! Love my diffusers! 
These are my favorites. If you'd like to look at products, please visit my site and ask questions as needed. I love these oils and products and I'm positive others will too! 

2nd grade almost over?

Say it isn't so! His 1st day of 2nd grade doesn't seem like it was all that long ago. How he's changed since August of 2013! 
He has had such a great year. In a few weeks, he will be a 3rd grader. 😳 
I still think he should be this little. Look at my sweet baby :( enjoy your babies. They grow so so fast. 
Aiden helping a classmate, Kendall. I've grown very fond of this little girl. She's such a sweetheart. I seem to get attached to kids in his class. 
I made this teacher supply cake for his teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week. That's this week :) 
This one was made for another teacher who I've grown fond of. She's super sweet. 
2 weeks old.....2 weeks!! 😢 cutest baby boy in the world. 
My big boy now! 
How this year has went by so fast....baffles me. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

How do I know....

...summer is almost here? 

Baseball has started! Look at my little man. His pocket inside out, shoes laces untied, but he's got his arm up and he's ready to go.
Waiting to run run run! 
Hey batter batter batter.....
Admit it. Cutest little catcher ever! 
See? Told ya. 
Sticking your tongue out makes you hit the ball....every single time. 
He's got this. 

It sure keeps us busy but oh how we enjoy watching him play. He's having a ball.