Monday, April 18, 2011

Hmmm...let's see what is going on in our life right now. Well, first off, ear infections have taken over my twins and refuse to give their happy smiling selves back. First it was B, then P, then B&P, then B, now B&P. I mean that is a lot of ear gunk if your asking me. I resulted in drastic measures today. I took them to my old employer to see Dr. LeJeune. He said hopefully with new antibiotics they will clear up, but I'm betting Blake will be seeing the inside of a operating room soon for tubes. I took them all by myself and they were pretty cranky. We made it out one left behind. AK did put her "azule" sucker in the exam room trashcan then proceed to take it back out and give it a big lick. GROSS! I'm sure she will live though. Our pictures that we had done of the girls to show their growth so far are back. Hooray. If you want to see them you can go to Click on Client Proofing, then Private Sittings, scroll to Kristen M., and type in MORAN (caps). Blake wasn't herself that day due to her first ear infection. She normally hams it up. We took our house off the market and are now putting it back on. I am hoping and praying for a sell before the twins 1st birthday. My house has turned in to a play,sewing,office,living space and I don't have that much space. Bless poor little Ashlyn Kay's heart. We don't have room for a play kitchen for her so she uses Jeff's bedside table drawers as ovens. Bless her little imaginary heart. In keeping up with my thankfulness here are some thankful thoughts: 1. A home (too small or too big) I have a place to keep warm and cool 2. A good husband 3. modern medicine 4. Caring friends Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another Week

Its another week and another day. Starting off the morning good today, thankfully. Starting the morning off right is not always the norm, but more like the exception. The twins didn't wake up until 6:00 which is wonderful. They typically wake up at 5:00 (ouch). No one is sick and all is well. The twins finally (I believe) have gotten over the ear infections that took my sanity just last week. They turned 8 months on Sunday. This is just absolutely unbelievable to me. I honestly believe that they are growing faster than normal-ha! At 8 months they scoot around the floor. One minute they are here and the next they are there. Not full out crawling yet (praise the lord). Yammering away, blowing bubbles, and saying dadadad(not that they know what it means). The Occupational therapist and physicial therapist say the girls are developing wonderfully. Which is such a blessing. At their last appointment they both weighed over 15 pounds and they are in 9 month size clothing. Big girls! I will post their 8 month pictures soon, I promise. A couple things I have been thankful for lately.... 1. A helpful husband. 2. Modern Medicine 3. The ability to be at home each and every day to see my babies grow. What are you thankful for?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Already Forgotten

I'm sitting here on the couch watching Blake bounce away in her rainforest jumperoo, Ashlyn Kay is using her Dora pencils (thanks to Bebe) to draw a rainbow, eating my Nutella and toast and drinking my oh so sacred coffee just thinking about what I hope to be thankful for today. I realize I didn't have time to write down what I was thankful for yesterday. One day in and I'm already slacking. This is not good. So today I am going to be doubly thankful. I would first like to be thankful for my memory and mind. The ability to be able to remember what I forgot yesterday is a gift. I know at some point in my life this might become a frustration and ability I do not possess. Its nice to be able to recall things quickly and retain them. Secondly I want to be thankful for family. I am going to share a story with you. My mother informed me yesterday that she had a cousin she was very close to as a child and teenager. She had down syndrome unlike her brothers and sisters. After the death of her parents a kind woman who had been taking care of her for a period of time just moved away with her. No one knew where she was including her siblings. If you are close to your family try and imagine having a sibling one day and then they disappearing the next. I just can't imagine. My grandmother is a pink lady at the hospital in Wetumpka and helps out with patients there. Through a random series of events and divine intervention my grandmother found herself in this one particular patients room. She noticed her name and it clicked. IT WAS HER! The long lost cousin. No one knows where she has been for 30 years, how she wound up back in wetumpka, and how she wound up at the hospital where my grandmother volunteers. It is a very amazing story. So I want to be thankful today for my family because I know where they all are. I can reach them at a moments notice. How comforting and wonderful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Project

Day 1: Today is a strange day to start this, but ya know no more procrastinating. I am going to start writing down 1 thing I am thankful for each day. Most of you know that 2010 was a busy and trying year and I clearly have a lot to be thankful for. I think sometimes I forget this though. I get caught up in the rat race that is my life and let small things get hold of me . Writing them down and publishing for all to see might allow me to be accountable for for being thankful for the tiny triumphs and grace I am given each day. What do you think? So with all that said I was woken up at 4:00 a.m. by three screaming, well one kicking, girls. Why I do not know. I was pretty sure that someone played a late April Fools joke on me and changed our clocks. No dice on that one. Jeff said we should pray for strength before we got out of bed. As I laughed I thought silently to myself "you know maybe I should". Typically on these type days things go down hill and fast. By the time daddy gets home the four of us look as if we have been run over by a mac truck that was spinning in a tornado. So praying for strength might be a good idea. Here we are at 4:48 p.m. all sitting peacefully in the den. Ashlyn Kay is watching Dora (shocking I know) and the twins are jumping in their jumperoos. Mommy even got to rest her oh so tired eyes for a bit. Let me tell you it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I know that being thankful for no drama and strength might seem trivial to some but as a stay at home mom of three little girls under the age of 3 this is like winning the lottery. Can I get a amen from my SAHM! So for Wednesday, April 6, 2011 I am thankful for strength and no drama....oh and strong coffee!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Dr. Lim called tonight at 8:15 p.m. That man never sleeps or rest I don't think. I am thankful and grateful for dedicated physicians. I was reading AK her bedtime stories so he talked to Jeff. He said the rise in numbers isn't alarming right now. He suggested to stick with the plan and recheck at her June appointment. That will be a very important check. He didn't speculate as to why they were elevated and told Jeff that we shouldn't worry. I feel relieved that he isn't concerned. Normally when doctor says that I am leary, but Dr. Lim is over cautious and would never put our Blake in harms way. So if he says no need to worry...then momma isn't going to worry. I think honestly that sometimes God puts tiny (checks) in our lives. Life lately is very hectic. We have gone back to our old ways of putting everything before the things that count. The tiny scare just reminded me to slow down and enjoy my children. Stop trying to be super parents! Obviously please keep her in your prayers. I am hoping this little moment wasn't something greater to come. Pray for low numbers in June.