Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Lost Broom

Sometime around Christmas, I lost my favorite broom along with the dustpan.  It was just a little hand broom with a dust pan and I never realized how much I used it until it was gone.  After preaching to Olivia about the importance of keeping track of your stuff, I go and lose a broom.  I have no idea what happened to it.  I figure that someone broke into our house, bypassed the tvs and computers and went straight for the broom.  They must have realized how awesome it was.  Yes, that must be it because the chance that it got thrown away with the Christmas trash just doesn’t seem very plausible.  LOL!  So, after a broomless month, I tried to find my exact broom on Amazon and ordered it.  It came last week and sadly, it’s not the same.  They must have cheapened it because, like most brooms, I’m back to chasing that little line of dust that doesn’t seem to get swept up.  But, it will have to do and I’ll always wonder what happened to my broom.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I took Olivia to the dentist today.  On Sunday, she started telling me that her tooth was loose.  A few weeks ago, she watched The Berenstain Bears Visit The Dentist and Sister Bear had a loose tooth.  I thought she was kinda pulling my leg.  But, Olivia consistently pointed to the same tooth and I noticed that it was really bothering her.  I called the dentist who said it’s not uncommon to lose a tooth this early.  Then, you know me. . .I start worrying that it’s a cavity or something else wrong, so I got her in today.  They took an x-ray (with Olivia screaming and three people plus me holding her down. . .it was awful.)  No cavity and no sign of the tooth being loose, so we have NO idea what’s going on.  It’s one of her bottom front teeth, so that kinda rules out sinus problems or an earache.  I’ll just give her Tylenol when she complains a lot about it and see what happens, I guess.  What we did learn, after seeing the x-ray, is that Olivia’s permanent teeth are HUGE!  They are about twice as big as her baby teeth (that currently have no spaces between them.)  So,  they are about 100% sure that she will have to have her jaw expanded sometime between 7-9 years of age.  Her jaw is so narrow and tiny.  As soon as I get my dental work paid for (which is an insane amount of money!) it looks like we’ll be paying for hers. LOL! I laugh, because, what else can you do?  :)  Pray that her tooth gets to feeling better soon or that we figure out what is going on. 

My Memories Suite

Within the next 2 weeks, I will be reviewing the new version of the My Memories Suite software that I’ve been using for the past year.  I create all of my headers using this software and absolutely love it!  But there is so much more that you can do with it. . .photo books, cards, etc.   But the best part is that My Memories will be giving away one software package (valued at $39.97) for FREE!  So, keep your eyes open for the review and this awesome giveaway coming soon!  I also have a special promo code for you to use (and share with your friends) that will save you $10 off your purchase.  Click the link on the right to learn more.  I’m super excited about sharing this with all of you and to give this software away to one of you?  Awesome!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Year 2011

I thought I would post my favorite pictures from each month of 2011.

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January – Playing the piano with Grandpa Sailing

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February – In Arkansas visiting family.


March – All pretty after a hair cut.


April- Warming up with cousin Izzy at the March for Babies.


May – Adorable in her jacket and hat.

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June- Having a ball in Izzy’s pool.


July – Taking a break from the fourth of July festivities.


August- Sending a balloon to her brother Logan on their birthday.

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September- All dolled up and ready to go.


October- Admiring her costume.


November- All Smiles

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December- Loving Santa this year!

This past week, out of the blue, Olivia has started talking about wanting a baby sister.  She has never shown any desire before now.  It breaks my heart because this month the baby that I miscarried would have been due.  And Olivia would have been sooo ready to be a big sister. . .just in time for her sibling to be born.  We just don’t know what the future holds.  In life, we rarely get exactly what we ask for.  I prayed for God to bless me with just one child. .. I never asked for more than that.  Just so I could be called “mom.”  And I gave birth to two babies.  And I get to raise the most amazing, miraculous daughter.  It’s not that I don’t long to have more children. . .I do, but it’s out of my control.  And my heart is content with what I have. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This and That

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We spent the day yesterday fixing up Olivia’s room.  It is now officially switched over to a big girl room (and Olivia continues to tell us how she misses her toddler bed.)  We still have a bit of tweaking to do.  But, it’s decorated in owls, flowers and butterflies and pink.

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She is sick today.  I felt bad because this morning she kept telling me she was sick, but was acting fine (and she had just watched a show where the girl was sick.)  I kinda shrugged it off, then felt her and she was warm.  Took her temp and it was over 100.  She has gotten worse throughout the day.  So, she wasn’t able to go to my grandma’s birthday party today.  But, I really didn’t want to miss it. 

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I haven’t let Olivia out of my sight since and we just woke up from a nice, long nap.  Hoping she feels better really soon.  I hate when my baby is sick. 

Thank you all for your prayers for Paxten.  Our prayers for Paxten signs have taken off and are bigger than I ever expected.  Amazing.  Paxten is the niece, by the way, of my very best friends growing up.  I remember when Paxten’s mommy was born.  I was 7 1/2 years old. . .to the day (because she was born on my half birthday.)  Their family was like my own and when they brought Libby home from the hospital, they were saying, “Oh, she has this person’s nose or eyes, etc.”  I asked, “What does she have of mine?”  I was so disappointed that she didn’t have anything of mine. . .seriously, I remember that.  I didn’t have any little brother or sisters, so Libby (and her sister) sort of became mine.  This family is very special to me and I thank you for all of your love and support.  Here are some of my favorite pictures:


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So, thank you, thank you to everyone.  Now, back to cuddling with my sick girlie.