Wednesday, May 27, 2009

and the winner is…???

the envelope please…

oh wait, I did not do it that way this time. 
I used to choose my winner.
(sorry no picture bc my camera batteries are dead and are being charged)
So with out further ado…the random winner is…

Kelly from Our Family Ramblings!

So Kelly are you wondering what it is that you win?
Me too!!!

You get to choose…but I get to give you your choices. 
There is ALWAYS a catch, isn’t there.  (sorry) 

So what will it be…a gift card to…
1. Target (I will have a hard time not spending it prior to sending it to you, but I will do my best)  lol
2. Sonic (they do do gift cards, right?)
3.  Starbucks
4. VISA gift card
5. gas gift card

Just send me your choice along with your address and I will get it this week and get it in the mail to you.

CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to everyone who played along.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You asked…I am answering

Last week I asked you to send me your questions and I would answer them.  I apologize for being tardy in posting this…last week got CRAZY busy and I lost track of time. SORRY!

So here we go…
MiMi from He And Me + 3 asked…

Where did you and hubby meet?
(this is a picture of our actual high school)

Great question MiMi! Thanks!
The short answer: we met in home room our Junior year of high school. Though he is insistent that we met while riding the bus prior to this. 
In homeroom, we sat next to one another. I was (and still am) a  talker, so I would chat with him, but never really knew him. We had numerous friends in common, but never really hung out.
The long answer…Fast forward five years after graduation and we “re-met” while I was out with friends. I had just gotten out of a bad 4 yr relationship. I was NOT looking for a relationship, but slowly through a great friendship (which remains) it became more and more. Six years later, here we are married with Collin. :)

MiMi also asked:
If you could live anywhere and vacation anywhere...where would they be?
Well in case you did not know, I live in the Buckeye State of Ohio.  And while I am a HUGE Buckeye fan  I would LOVE to move to Tennessee.  Preston and I were married there and can not wait to go back. (possibly for Thanksgiving this year)
state of TN

And as for vacationing…I would also pick TN…there is so much to do there and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! But, I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit Alaska, possibly an Alaskan Cruise. I am a huge fan of winter and have always wanted to go to Alaska for an extended vacation.  Experience the weather and the day light & darkness they have 6 months of.
alaska cruise

Kelly from Our Family Ramblings! asked:
If you had one thing to do over, what would it be? Why?
Hmmm…this is a tough question.  I would be lying if I said I had not thought about this before. Honestly though I am a firm believer that our pasts make us who we are today. Mistakes and all. I was very lucky that I had a Dad who allowed me to make my own mistakes and not and have me (only) learn from his mistakes. 
That being said, I would not do anything over too drastically, but I would have liked it if I were more out going in school.  I was always too shy. 
I have become, through the years, more out going and not as shy, though I still am when I meat someone new.
Shannon from Sunshine and Open Hearts asked:
Where was your honeymoon?
Technically Shannon, I did not have a honeymoon.
My husband & I were married in Gatlinburg, TN where we stayed for four days.  However,Collin, my Mom, step dad, step sister, her boyfriend & their son, my husband’s Mom, step dad, Gma & Gpa, Aunt & Uncle ALL came with us. We rented a large cabin in the Smoky Mts.  And  if that were not enough to not consider it a true honeymoon…Aunt Flo showed up as well.  (sorry if that was TMI)
We have talked about possibly having a honeymoon in the future, but I think with Collin seizures he will be coming with us.  :) If/when the time comes for a honeymoon, we will be going  back to TN. We LOVE it there.

 cabin in tn 
(these are pics of the cabin we stayed in during our “wedding” weekend)
cabin in tn2

Stacey from McCrakensX4 asked:
Was Collin an easy pregnancy?
Yes, he was an easy pregnancy (only threw up twice, no complications etc), but he was a HARD delivery. After being a week late, I was induced…went through 24 hrs of labor and still NO baby. So I was taken in for an emergency c-sec.  Collin was moving up the birth canal rather than down it. (???)

(sorry I have no pics on this computer of me while I was pregnant, so this one will have to do)
baby collin
(collin on the way home from the hospital)

Stacey also asked:
Did you have any weird cravings while you were pregnant?
NO, I did not.  In all fairness though, I have weird cravings when not pregnant, so I am not sure what would be considered  weird for me during pregnancy. 

Tarah @ Eyeglasses & Endzones asked:
What is your favorite brand of jeans?
Levi’s hands down. I also wear Gap and Old Navy jeans, but if I had to pick just one brand and ONLY wear those, it would be Levi’s. 
Tarah also asked:
Do you have a favorite book? Other than the Bible...something you could read over and over again?
Hmm…I would have to say Chicken Soup for the Soul books…other tthan those, once I have read a book, I am typically done with it. I guess if I have not read the book for a long time I could  re-read it. (I also do not like to watch most movies over & over) And as a bonus to this question…my favorite type of  book to read is either an auto-biography or self-help type (ie: Chicken Soup for the Soul, etc)
chicken soup

Thank you so much for ALL of your questions. I enjoyed answering them all.

As for the winner, I will be back a little later with that info. I have to get lunch for a hungry little boy.  ;)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What an AMAZINGLY TRUE song, please listen

We sang this in chuch this  morning and now I can not stop listening to it. I may need to go and buy the cd.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Questions Give~Away

I have seen several blogs do a question & answer post and I thought I would give it a shot.
Though I am pretty much an open book, so I am not sure there is anything you don’t know already. So I thought I would make it worth  your while.  ;)

I will leave the comments section open through out the weekend and one day next week I will post all the questions with the answers. And randomly choose one person’s question as the winner.

As for what you will win…I am thinking a gift card to someplace. Not sure where yet, maybe I will let you choose. We will see.

So get those questions coming. I look forward to seeing what it is you want to know and answering them.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: “pot” head

Picture 004
sorry for the quality of the picture, I took it with my cell phone.  ;)
And for the record…I have no idea what is on the floor next to the rug. I am looking @ it now and don’t see anything. Weird!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Update on Collin

Hello Ladies (and gentlemen if there are any that read my blog)  ;)
I want to apologize once again for my abrupt absence. After getting my laptop back, we discovered that it was NOT fixed after all and it had to go back. For now I am using my husband’s laptop. Have I mentioned that I do not enjoy using the desktop? Laptops spoil you. :)

Collin had an appt with a nurse practitioner in the neurologists office this past friday. She specializes in seizures. We absolutely love her. We also have a husband & wife neurosurgeon and neurologist. 
Collin’s EEG read normal after all, which is good. He has a 70% chance of out growing the seizures if they go un-diagnosed as to why he is having them. If he goes 2 years with out having another seizure, they will try & wean him from the Keppra. (YaY)
He goes next month for an MRI. They did notice on his last MRI (in Jan. 2008) that he has 2 small scars on his brain. No one seems to know why he has the scars or if they are causing the seizures. The NP thinks it is unlikely they are causing them, since he went almost three years with out having a seizure at all. The only way to find out if the scars are causing the seizures would be for him to have a seizure while hooked up to an EEG. This is almost impossible.

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THANK YOU all for your continued prayers.