And then it was my turn….

July 18th, 2014

On Jayden’s birthday, after everyone went to bed, I got really sick. It was awful! I was sick for the next two days. I was still recovering the day we were supposed to have Jayden’s birthday party, but it was also raining so we postponed the party a couple of days. I have never been so thankful for rain before! I really needed that extra day to feel better!

I can’t tell you how good it felt to to be among the living again! After being sick for a couple of days you really appreciate (and miss) simple things like not throwing up, and not cringing at the thought of food.

The weather even seemed a little more tolerable. We got back into our work out routine and did a family walk at the park. It was so good to be back!

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Just what we needed after our workout!

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And just in time, my young living order came in the mail! (I got a little lazy with my oils over the past few weeks, which could be the reason we were so sick!) I love my oils!

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Happy 7th Birthday Jayden!

July 16th, 2014

Jayden woke up to his annual birthday cupcake again this year. Surprisingly the boys never ask to eat the cupcake for breakfast, they are more excited about the presents waiting in the other room.

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Telepods, an Olaf beach towel, a pirate ship, and a new swim suit….

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We took the boys to see How to Train Your Dragon 2, then had our family celebration in the backyard. Jayden’s birthday party with his friends is this weekend.

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Talking Telepods….

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Cornhole….

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And finally, cake, and a few more presents. I buy a small cake for our family party. I’ve learned over the years that two big cakes, for two parties is way too much!

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Happy Birthday sweet Jayden!

Jayden’s birthday interview

July 15th, 2014

1. How old are you? 6
2. Who is your best friend? Bodey
3. What is your favorite thing to do? Go outside and swim.
4. What is your favorite color? Peach
5. What is your favorite food? Mac & Cheese
6. What do you like to do with your family? Play tag with them.
7. What is your favorite toy? Angry Bird Star Wars
8. What do you want to do when you grow up? Stay with you.
9. What makes you happy? When my family makes me laugh.
10. What makes you sad? When somebody is mean to me.
11. What is you favorite show? Lego Chima
12. What is your favorite book? Lego books
13. What do you like to learn about? Math
14. What are you looking forward to on your birthday? Having a good day.
15. What is you favorite place to go? Florida
16. Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Poda
17. What is your favorite treat? Chocolate
18. What do you think about before you fall asleep? If I’ll have a good day tomorrow.
19. If you could meet someone famous who would it be? Texas Rangers
20. What do you hope to get for your birthday? Angry Bird Telepods
21. What is your favorite animal? Rhino
22. If you could meet one race car driver who would it be? (Question by Peyton) Dale Earnhardt jr.
23. What’s your favorite fruit? Strawberries
24. What’s your favorite drink? Milk
25. What’s your favorite holiday? Halloween
26. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Mac & Cheese
27. What job do you want to have when you grow up? Work with daddy.
28. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My ducky
29. What do you like to eat for breakfast? Pancakes
30. What is your favorite song? Everything is awesome (from the lego movie)
31. What is your favorite cereal? Cinnamon squares
32. What are you afraid of? Hornets and spiders
33. What is your favorite thing to do? Play with my mommy

Happy 7th Birthday Eve! You’ve come a long way baby!

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Waking up to a blurry week

July 14th, 2014

When Jayden woke up with a tummy ache, we didn’t realize where our week would be headed. He started throwing up, and running a low fever. It was awful. We took him to the dr by afternoon. He couldn’t stop getting sick!

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Thank God for Zofran! I never knew this stuff existed! As soon as Jayden put it on his tongue his nausea stopped and never threw up again.

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The next day Jayden was on the mend. We were so thankful, but 4:00am the morning after, Peyton came into our room telling us he was sick. As a precaution, (and bacause my boys share everything including germs), before Peyton went to bed that night I put a towel and trash can next to his bed. Once again, I am thankful I did! Poor thing was so sick! He couldn’t keep anything down.

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Zofran to the rescue again…. Or so we thought. It didn’t seem to work with Peyton. He just kept getting sick. It was scary and frustrating. He wasn’t himself. He not only was sick he wasn’t acting like himself. He seemed lost.

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We were hoping it would be a 24/48 hour thing like Jayden, but by the third day we were over it. And it being a Sunday we had to take him to Care Now. Peyton was definitely feeling better, but still not all there. Care Now did a blood test and told us to get him to Cook Children’s as fast as we could because it could be his appendix. So long story short, we spent the day at the hospital with medicine, IVs, more blood tests, and an ultrasound.

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After lots of praying and waiting, we found out he didn’t have appendicitis, but does have a small stone in his appendix. There is a 50/50 chance it will amount to anything. So we wait and pray it never amounts to anything. The doctor told us if Peyton starts running a fever or has pains on his side, we need to rush him to the hospital again. We will be on edge for awhile I’m sure, but thankful to know more than we did. The fluids helped Peyton a lot! He was dehydrated, but improved over the next few days.

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I, on the other hand, got sick after everyone was back to themselves. I was down and out for a couple of days. I’m so glad it’s over!

Out takes

July 12th, 2014

A fake “hey what’s over there” picture from the night I took Jayden’s birthday pictures. These guys are a mess together! I’m always entertained!

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And, the boys saw their first lightning bugs that night too. They were everywhere! It’s so wrong that this was a first for them at 6 and 8 years old! I can remember seeing lightning bugs throughout my childhood.

Jason caught a few to show the boys….

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Look who’s almost 7! And a birthday letter….

July 12th, 2014

It is crazy to me that my baby is almost 7! It’s funny, I never thought of him actually getting bigger.

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Him being the youngest, I’ve always just pictured him as small and ‘the baby’. But here he is, this growing boy, a BOY not a toddler, not a baby and he’s getting big!

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I swear I’m in denial half the time with these boys. They get taller, and change every day but when I look at them I still see little boys. Maybe it’s a mom thing. I don’t know, but it’s amazing, these little people God gave us. We love them so much!

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I write a letter every year to them, right before their birthdays…. I can’t believe its that time again for Jayden, and next month Peyton. The days seem shorter and shorter as they get bigger. I cherish all of it!

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I’m so thankful Jason and I met, and married, in our 30s. (Late to some people, but perfect for us). At the time, before I met Jason, I didn’t think I would get married and I was ok with it. But I’m SO thankful we met and were able to have our two sweet boys. We secretly prayed for a third for awhile…. But it’s ok. Our family is complete. We’re so happy. God is so good!

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Dear Jayden,

I can’t believe in a few days you will be 7! This past year was filled with so much. You not only grew a ton right before our eyes you learned so much and came so far at school. It’s amazing watching you read, sound out words you don’t know, and do math just because you want to.

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I catch myself trying to drink you in all the time. Your six year old face will probably change a lot this year, just like it always does. You are SO OVER being 6 though! You ask me all the time “is today is almost over yet?” because its one day closer to your birthday. You can’t wait to be 7, and more importantly, to see if you’re getting any Angry Bird Telepods for your birthday.

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We love you so much Jayden! Don’t grow up too fast. Enjoy being 7 and thank you for always keeping us entertained, talking our ear off, and keeping us on our toes! You are an amazing person and I thank God every day that you are ours!

Happy Birthday sweet Jay!
I love you.
Mommy

their world | week seventeen

July 10th, 2014

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‘Their world: an episode of actual experience. real life. no setting up shots, just what happens in their everyday life as they see it in their world. it will not be perfect and it is not intended to be. it is meant to capture the honest truth. life as it is.’ Jude Wood

Look mom no cavities!

July 10th, 2014

I don’t know if the boys realize how great they are with taking care of their teeth. They brush morning and night, and both of them are getting the hang of flossing too. I’m sure a little of it has to do with Jason and I not allowing candy or too much sugar in the house. On special occasions we splurge a little on treats, I mean with holidays how can you not? I’m so proud of Peyton and Jayden, again no cavities and an awesome dentist visit!

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their world | week sixteen

July 4th, 2014

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‘Their world: an episode of actual experience. real life. no setting up shots, just what happens in their everyday life as they see it in their world. it will not be perfect and it is not intended to be. it is meant to capture the honest truth. life as it is.’ Jude Wood

Happy 4th!

July 4th, 2014

All of us were excited to celebrate tonight for the 4th and because my brother & sister in law were flying in from California.

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Annual fruit flag, homemade pico, and a 4th family selfie!

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nothing like lunch by the pool! (We made the Texas flag for the back porch today too).

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The boys had so much fun swimming with Uncle Tim and Grandpa.

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Cheers!

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Corn Hole!

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Once the sun started going down, all the guys started getting serious about fireworks.

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The “Ring of Fire” (made with a hula hoop for the perfect circle). Im so thankful Jason and my brother weren’t hurt being in the middle of this. It was hilarious watching them! There were fireworks going off everywhere and sparklers in between them. The pictures aren’t as exciting as it was to be there. We also took video. Nothing like teaching two little boys the art of fire! oh boy!

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and finally SPARKLERS!

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I love my people!

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We opened our back gate to watch the Bedford Boys Ranch fireworks. The parking lot across the street was packed. I love that we can see them from our back yard! Happy 4th of July!

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