Friday, May 29, 2009

Dancing in the Kitchen...

I don't often think if my actual childhood....I had the best childhood a kid could ask for! My parents were wonderful and fun! We traveled (sometimes too much) and my Mom was home with cookies in hand when I got off the bus! My cousins around the corner and friends in town, I wasn't popular but I was last night when I was watching "You've Got M@il" there was a scene, she's closing her store and looks back and sees the memory of her and her mom dancing and twirling, laughing and just dancing...I suddenly could hear myself saying "Dip me Mommy Dip me" and remembered the MANY MANY times my Mom and I danced in the kitchen, late at night before bed. She would turn on music and we would dance for what seemed like hours...I'm sure it was more like 20 min but it was wonderful. One of the very few times I didn't come second.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

never enough!

I carry our insurance and trust me, we need the insurance! I love my job, the pay is decent and the hours are good! I couldn't ask for a better position to be in! but on the other hand, Todd's job leaves much to be desired! He has often talked about going back to school, visiting many different avenues and discussing different careers....the bottom line, he'll never be happy where he is. The 2 career options he visits most often are teacher and law enforcement. I'm not sure which he would prefer, I'm not sure I even have a preference! We've also visited the idea of him being a stay at home dad...I'm not sure he has the self motivation to do that, I'm afraid he'd spend his days playing in his garage and watching TV instead of doing homework, making dinner, cleaning the house and doing laundry (which he claims he doesn't know how to do). I'm afraid my life would get no easier and maybe even harder because we would then have the money here we are at a cross roads of sorts....Todd paid into his GI Bill, so he's eligible to go back to school for whatever he chooses as long as he goes to an accredited school. We just aren't sure which route he wants to enforcement is what he knows, what he loves but I don't think he hips and knees will take that for much longer, and teaching is great but there are certain types kids that he struggles to bond with...Oh what a difficult decision!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Best Mothers Day EVER!!

Yesterday was the best ever, I woke up at 8:30 and laid in bed listening to all the men down stairs talking and giggling....I love that sound. The sound of Todd and his boys interacting, before Mom (Miss No Fun) interrupts and insists everyone get ready for church, I don't get to listen often, usually someone spots me before I can get close enough to listen to them. After about 10 minutes Todd came up to see me, laid next to me for a few minutes and said that whenever I was ready to get up, they'd be downstairs, so I dressed and followed him down. There were my boys, ready with hugs and handmade cards and gifts. Then came my big gift. Todd put a movie in, it was the boys telling me why they love me and just talking to me in general. It was sweet and funny, Lane Michael got so frustrated trying to say what he wanted and kept forgetting what he wanted to say to me....Ethan of course was a natural in front of the camera and did really well, it was the best gift I've ever received!

Church was wonderful and the sermon was spoken directly to Todd and I, it was a sermon on the needs of men vs. women which we'd actually been struggling with this weekend! I couldn't believe how wonderfully it fit into my life at this moment! God does this for us sometimes...and sometimes it's someone else's turn, this Sunday it was ours! It was amazing what we learned and how different the rest of our day was because of this even carried over into today!

After church we went to my Mom's house, I gave her the Mother's Day basket that my aunt had ordered and filled for her and I think she may have teared up a bit! She said that since this was Dad's thing she thought her day's of Mother's Day baskets were over....far from it!

We went to lunch at my Grandma Sweet's house and spent much of the afternoon there, the boys played football and everyone took rides on Todd's 4-wheeler (even Bailey got to go) was a fun afternoon.

At home I pulled the weeds in my rose bed....Braden's Memorial Rose Garden and realized that half (HALF!!!) of my rose bushes had died this winter! They will get replaced soon! And for supper we walked to Max's Dairy for hot dogs and ice cream. It was truly the best Mother's Day I've ever had! Which is good because I leave for Cleveland tomorrow afternoon for training and won't come home until Friday (yuck)!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I have nothing nice to say today....

I've been trying to post how I feel about socialist gov't programs but since I can't say anything nice (and trust me I can't....I tried but it was nasty) I won't say anything at all! So there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pregnancy post...

This is going to be boring so dip out now or forever hold your peace! LOL! I want to document how I'm feeling during this pregnancy.....I feel like I'm cheating, this pregnancy has been so easy and smooth that I don't' even feel pregnant. I'm not stressed, I'm not tired (at least not all the time) I haven't really been sick or had back aches or's just boring. I haven't gained a ton of weight (7-9 lbs) and am 24 fundus (sp?) height (the top of my uterus) was measuring 30 weeks when I was 22 weeks and Baby AC was measuring 10 days ahead at 21 weeks! Yet there's a lady at my church who sees me twice a week bar none and just figured out last night that I'm pregnant LOL! There's a little boy at the after school program yesterday that asked if I had a baby in my tummy and when I told him yes, he pulled my shirt up to see! LOL! It was so funny! No one else was there except him Mom who freaked! LOL! It really was cute though! He was just curious....glad it was me and not someone who would get angry over it! LOL! I'm sure he and his Mom had a nice long chat last night! So if I don't write much about this pregnancy it's because there's nothing to write! I feel great, and my appts are truly boring! I've learned to love Love LOVE boring! It means everything is good and that I will take! Todd has been super helpful lately too! Last night while I went to Bible study, he took the boys to the grocery, got everything on my list and then helped put the groceries away before he took out the trash! Lane even went up to get the bathroom trash without being asked! I have such good boys! Then Ethan went up to bed without being asked, I'm sure he was looking for the same praise Lane got for doing the trash, and trust me he got it! Tonight Todd's going to help A work on something, tomorrow he has Explode and then Thursday he and the boys have Boy Scouts! Way fun and lots of down time for me to work in the babies room! Which really needs to be done. Last time Todd had it set up in September, but with the boys he had to go home from the hospital to set it up because we were NO WHERE near ready! LOL! I'd like to participate with the set up this time! Oh wish me luck!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Words Escape Me...

Though not completely of couse. Yesterday afternoon Todd missed a call from the Dayton Children's Hosp asking us to call back immediately. I called back, and left a message. Today over my lunch I received the call from DCH.

"Hello, this is Cathy with DCH regarding Lane Skaggs. Is this the mother of Lane Skaggs"

it is

"Hi, we got the results back from Lane's biopsy" dramatic pause "and I'd like to go over those with you now if this is a good time"


"I'll read for you the doctor's notes, please try to follow along"

"the biopsy shows an infection called __________________________________ and it is located in his small intestine, the biopsy finds no evidence of celiac disease at this time"

wait, no celiac?

"correct ma'am"

so Lane Michael doesn't have celiac?

"no ma'm, now if we could continue, Lane has an infection which ate away the lining of his small intestine, he will need to take 2 medications faithfully for 7 days, and have a second biopsy in one year"

I blanked out after that, I'm pretty sure she said to pick up the meds at CVS but the point is



Thank you Lord, we praise you, lift you up and worship you for you have loved little Lane Michael more than I ever could, you touched his body and cured him. You are so good! Thank you Lord for blessing my family in more ways than I can thank you for! You are truly amazing, thank you for loving us, sinful as we are.

Modern day miracle!