Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome, ICLW

Welcome ICLW! It's been awhile since I've participated. Having a toddler keeps you on your toes! For those of you that are new, I am a mama to my angel baby, Josey Starr, and adoptive mama to my pride and joy, Zoey Beth. We lost Josey due to severe preeclampsia (borderline HELLP). I spent a month in the hospital fighting the disease and it almost took me with it. Preeclampsia is serious stuff, folks!

Long story short, we were told not to try again, then to try again, and eventually we adopted. Now that I'm considered a "mid-life" mama (ugh), the thought of another pregnancy that may or may not have a happy ending was too much. We've finally found our happy place. The scars from our loss still remain and Josey is never far from our minds, but we've found ourselves again and are enjoying life once more.

(Note: If you are thinking about adopting, but don't know where to begin, feel free to email me at I know how overwhelming it can seem. So, let's talk; I absolutely LOVE sharing our story and helping others begin their adoption process!) 


Lately our days consist of chasing a rambunctious toddler and renovating our home. We've been transients (aka homeless) for the past two months. I'm holding out hope that we'll be back in our house sometime next month. Please, sweet baby Jesus, let us be in our house! LOL

You can check out my renovation blog HERE. I'm hoping for lots of updated pictures in the next couple of weeks! :)

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Health Fad or Saving Grace?

Without going into details, the last six months have presented some interesting health challenges for me. In a nutshell, my thyroid isn't working and it appears I may be going through premenopause (awaiting the final word on this later this week). You should check out the symptoms for both of these. It's enough to make you cringe.

And that, my friends, has been my life.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Summer Lovin' Had Me a Blast

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July marks our second month without a home. Our remodel is taking FOREVER. I've lost my mind on numerous occasions, and I'm pretty sure if I was a drinker, get the picture. Things are slowly moving along, and we hope to at least have the main floor finished (almost finished) by the end of the month. Our basement project is leaning towards fall completion. **sigh**

Despite the transient nature of our summer, we finally got to meet our newest nephew - Baby E! He is so sweet! While my sister was in town we managed to find some time for pictures. I may be biased, but I think they turned out pretty well. Here's a few for your Tuesday enjoyment.

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And just for fun... 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Toddler Wars

The last three weeks we have been staying at our parents' houses while our house undergoes renovation. It has all of us out of sorts, except for Zoey. She is always ready to go, go, go! In fact, our little bittle is one tough cookie. I don't think I'll have to worry about the boys picking on her. See for yourself. LOL

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