Sometimes, though, it's not the best. But, as a girl, I understand. She asked for cookie dough for breakfast. I had to oblige. Eliza and Sara loved it :)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sara knows what she wants to eat. Most of the time it is great. She asked for a "special treat" after preschool the other day. I asked her if she wanted to get some ice cream and she responded, "No, I want curry." So, we ate masaman curry for lunch.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I've been feeling so much better, that I decided I could actually bike outdoors. I tried a true road bike at the store and found myself thoroughly embarrassed and a bit fearful. I never really rode as a kid - I lived on a hill - and it didn't come back easily. For me, it was not just like riding a bike.
I thought some more and decided that I wasn't certain my health would last. So, with my lack of skills and uncertainty about my status, I dialed back what I wanted. I got this hybrid in grey on a screaming (1/2 price) sale. The sale was so great that I convinced Jason to get this hybrid so we could go as a family!
We got trailers, helmets, and shorts and have been going out a lot as a family - and sometimes J and I will each take turns at night! It's been a great time and little Laura is amazing. Bonus: it's getting me in shape in a much more enjoyable way than just spinning in my bedroom.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I am one step closer to a finished room. The cushions are done. Now, I've just got to get up the guts to hang the mirrors in a perfectly straight grid - way up high.
Oh, and here's a sneak peak at what we're doing in the bedroom. This loveseat is now at the foot of our bed :)
Monday, September 12, 2011
My parents hosted their annual grandchildren's treasure hunt over labor day weekend. (Check out previous years HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE) This year it had a Winnie the Pooh theme and was geared towards the littler kids.
They loved the candy and all the fun prizes.
Sara and Laura loved my mom's hand-drawn clues.
EVERYONE loved the stuffed Pooh bears. But, Eliza truly adores hers and is still carrying it everywhere.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Did I mention that I recently had major surgery?! Oh, yah, I did. After trying for years to figure out exactly what was wrong with me (lots and lots of blood and pain) we finally landed upon severe endometriosis. Being that I am young for this major surgery, I gave it a trial run first with lupron. I was a new woman!! Mind you, I went through some serious emotional torture with the hormone adjustments, but I felt better than I had in nearly a decade.
Realizing the danger of continued lupron, I had a complete hysterectomy on July 22nd. My bladder was scraped of scar and endometrial tissue at the same time, and then lowered 2 inches back into place. Yep, I was seriously messed up!
The recovery was remarkably good for such a massive procedure. Not being able to pick up my kids was torture, but I received so much help! Thank you to all my friends and family who pitched in to make my recovery survivable; phone calls, meals, taking kids, coming over, etc. My Mom and Jason deserve some major thanks for always being there to let me take a nap when I needed it!! Thank you and I love you!!
After a brief setback from a kidney stone that scraped up all the stitches in my bladder, I am feeling AMAZING. Yes, I am still working out the kinks that come with hormone replacement questions. However, I am able to do things that I haven't been able to do since before I was pregnant with Laura. What a blessing!!!