Friday, January 31, 2014

Mommy truths

Being a mommy is hard. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, and always knew it was God's bigger plan for my life. I just don't think I ever realized just how hard it could be. Don't get me wrong, it is by far the best job in the world and I wouldn't trade it for anything, but with that comes a lot of hard work. I had a rough day yesterday. Tucker has been doing really well (praise God), so sometimes it's easy to forget (just for a minute) that there is something going on that has not been figured out yet. There is still a big genetics test out and we are hoping it will provide some much needed answers. Until then, we wait. Back to yesterday, in a nut shell I had some difficulties with our home health company. Tucker still has his button in his belly even though he's not getting fed through it anymore. Mainly because we still don't know what's going on and also because he receives all of his meds through it to ensure he is getting all that he needs. So there is a special type of syringe that fits his belly. We recently ran out and needed more. I called our company but because he's not using their feeding supplies, they cannot provide syringes. The lady kind of acted like it was my problem, not theirs. It was infuriating. So here we are trying to figure out where to get them. Not a big deal, right? However, I think it brought back all the reasons he still has his button in the first place and another reminder that our journey is far from over. I felt defeated and cried for a while. But wouldn't you know God always has a plan. My bible study session yesterday was about parenting and really spoke to me. Here is a passage that I wanted to share to all of you moms out there who feel as if we have to carry the weight of our children and make sure everything works out for their best interest.

" the truth is that parenting is impossible-unless you fall flat on your face and surrender it all to the Father. Only in His wisdom, His strength, His energy, and His guidance can you attempt what He has called you to be as a mom."

Thank you Lord for revealing your truths to me! I cannot do it alone!
Although it's hard, it's the most rewarding job out there:)

Ok enough with my ranting, just really wanted to share my struggles and what helped me through:) on another note I have been so proud of Tripp. The other morning as I was fixing their breakfast, I overheard Tripp telling tucker to close his eyes and hold hands. I peeked over to see what he was doing, this is what I found.

He led his brother in prayer:) talk about a proud mommy moment. In that moment, I honestly felt like we were doing something right:)

We also had a play date with some good friends on Wednesday. When they sat down for lunch, Tripp wanted to pray with his friends. Another proud mommy moment. And thankful that the boys and I have good friends who love Jesus as much as we do:)

I am a perfectionist and micromanager. It is hard to let someone else take the reins, but I know that I cannot do this mommy thing alone. I have to let God take control:) thanks for stopping by, hope all have a blessed week! Here are a few recent pics:)

Love and blessings,

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Viva Las Vegas!

Monday was hectic like all Mondays, but I got some great news! I found out I would be jet setting off to Vegas Thursday morning! Carl was up there for a conference so I was able to go up to meet him there. It's was only a little 24 hour trip but we were super excited and we had a great time and used every minute!! When I arrived at the airport there was a car waiting for me! A driver standing there with my name on the sign! I felt so special;) as soon as I got to our hotel I grabbed Carl and we were off to the strip! We walked around, shopped, had some lunch and I of course had my first drink in Vegas! After a few hours of touring, we went back to the hotel, met up with some of his coworkers, then went back to our room to get ready for the night! We went to a really nice steak house in the aria, then we went to a new show at caesars palace. The show was called absinthe and it was great! It was a mix of comedy and acrobatics. So fun!!! By that time it was around midnight, which meant it was 2 am Houston time, so we were exhausted! We went back to our hotel and went to bed:) when we woke up we showered and went and had breakfast. We did some more shopping, played a few slots then headed to the airport. We wanted to go to downtown Vegas, but we didn't have enough time. Oh well! We sure did have a great time!! It was so much fun, but we were ready to get home to see our boys. Here are a few pics we snapped:)

Riding in my private car:)

Sight seeing on the strip! (Notice my MK bag, Carl bought me a present!)

Caesars palace

Bellini at Caesars:)

At dinner:) love this man!!

Such a cool show!!

This is our bath tub, there was a glass wall, I took that pic standing in the bedroom!

TV in the mirror!

This one is for you mom! I did play at least one slot:)

On our way to the airport:)

What a fun and much needed getaway! Thanks again to my mom and coach for keeping and helping with the boys:)

Hope all have a blessed week!

Love and blessings,

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monster trucks

Saturday night, Carl and I took Tripp to the monster truck show at reliant. We decided tucker was a little too young and would probably be too much for him at this point. So tucker stayed home with yaya. We took Tripp to dinner and then went to the show. He had been watching videos on you tube of monster trucks and it was all he could talk about. Tripp had a BLAST at the show! He was so excited and loved every minute! I even took him to the souvenir shop and he picked out a flag and brought one for brother too! It was such a great night and we cannot wait to go again next year and take tucker too:) the best part for me was watching the reactions on tripp's face...priceless!! I love being a boy mom! Here are a few pics:)

Before the show:)

Daddy was excited too;)

Couldn't get him to look away from the trucks to take a pic!

And this about sums up our night:

Love it and love this boy with ally heart!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Love and blessings,

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 recap

2013 was a rough year for us for so many reasons, but it was also a good year full of joy and many blessings:) just a reminder that no matter what, we have a strong, loving and faithful God! It is crazy what can happen in a year. We lost our Grammy right before the new year which hit us hard. Then we celebrated tripp's 3rd birthday:) a few weeks later tucker was hospitalized for 2 weeks and we were put on a roller coaster for most of the year, full of therapies, feeding tubes, specialists,tests, blood draws, surgery, many sleepless nights, lots of worry and a lot of uncertainty. With all of that uncertainty tucker proved just how strong he is and God showed us his mighty power; when we remain faithful and give him all the glory and most importantly, learn to praise him in our storms in life! Tucker started eating like a champ, stopped being fed through a tube, started walking and running, gained a ton of weight, was able to stop all his therapies, turned 2 and has continued to baffle all the the doctors and specialists he sees. We are by no means through with this journey and still have more questions and lots of medications, but we are faithful and know that God is working on tucker and we are hopeful to get answers and a "fix" in this new year! We also experienced the love of family and friends, turned 30 and learned to appreciate every minute of life:) with all that we being said we are ready for 2014. Instead of posting a million pictures, I thought I would post a little video with some highlights and "lowlights" of the year. Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all good health, much love and many blessings in 2014!

I had some trouble posting my video so here is a link to it on facebook:

Love and blessings,

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