Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I've been tagged...

I found this test over at Mommy Etc and thought is was the cutest ever. I took the test twice because I know I am not that good of a wife. But, who am I to argue? I got a score of 77 the first time and a 72 the second. This rated me as very superior. Click on over and take the test for fun.

Okay, last week I was tagged! Yeah, I think these are fun. Challenging but FUN! and I need a little of that lately.

Eight things I am passionate about:

1) My faith, I am a believer in Jesus Christ and he is what I try to keep at the center of everything in my life.

2) My Husband; I know I would not be inspired to be a great wife and mother, to have a happy and healthy relationship if it wasn't for his wonderful love that he shows me unconditionaly. It doesn't matter if I am PMSing, overwhelmed, and cranky he is going to treat me like his queen and love me anyway. For that I am so grateful and will try my hardest to show him the love, respect and admiration he so very deserves.

3) My Boys; I such beautiful little boys, yearning to see what is around the corner and discover the treasures it has to offer. They are so full of Love and life.

4) Being healthy is my latest driving force. I understand the need to learn and understand why we need the proper nutrition and how to provide it with out feeling like we are going without. We only have one body and I want to raise my boys to respect they're bodies and keep themselves healthy because I have taught them a lifestyle of being healthy.

5) Tea; I love the aroma's, the settings, the ambiance, and the relationships that tea time offers. i love the teacups, teapots, and the sets; old and new alike; I love them all. The history of tea in the victorian era is where my heart is. I love tea time even with just me. The meditation, the dreaming and the renewing of the mind is therapy to my soul.

6) Photography; I love pictures!! I love the story that can be told in a snapshot. I love that a special moment can be captured and treasured forever. I love history and what better way to preserve tommorrows history but to take photographs today to tell the story tommorrow.

7) Nature; I am so enthralled with what God has created and the beauty in it. I love the simple lawns that are thick and lush, I love the winding path in the woods with the variety of trees and the critters running about, I love that I can plant a tiny little seed and a beautiful bloom or delicious berries and veggies are harvested after cultivating and caring for them. The water is so powerful and so relaxing in its many forms.

8) Scrapbooking; It is self gratififying for me, when I can take pieces of anything and tell a story in my own creative way. I see it as a legacy that I am building for my children. It is an outlet for me to pour out my creative juices and it gives me girl time. I always feel refreshed when I can hang with a few of my friends and just create.

Eight things I'd like to do before I die:

1) Tour Europe with my husband.

2) design my own dream backyard

3) give birth to twin girls

4) go to Bora Bora

5) design and have a 6000 square foot home built

6) own and manage my own victorian tea room

7) make all my husbands dreams come true because he deserves it.

8) own a Jaguar

Eight books I've read recently:
( I didn't know this was still a practice among mother's, it's been a while)
1) Bible

2) Sunrise series by Karen Kingsbury

3) Creating keepsakes magazine

4) Scrapbooks etc

5) Paper crafts

6) better homes and gardens

7) DIY magazine

8) seriously a few moments here and there is all I get.

Eight bloggers I tag:
1)Virgina
2)Wendi
3)Elena
4)Jackie
5)Mari
6)scrapping servant
7)Manuela
8)Vixbil

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Succotash Tuesday!

Here it is tuesday and I feel like I have been away from the blogging world for forever. I have not gotten a chance to read up on so many of my favorite blogs and am trying to today. The boys' are doing better but we have a few issues that need some research and possibly some new doctors that at least pretend that they care about the patients. The pox is pretty much gone, Little Mister has a few more spots that need to fall off.
Yesterday I was busy weeding my garden and picking sugar snaps and strawberries!! I got 5 quarts on saturday and yesterday I got 15 quarts!! WOW! I was pleased and should have about another 10 quarts to pick tommorrow. I froze 10 quarts yesterday and the rest is n the fridge to eat till we turn red.
On saturday we also had my younger sister out to help me get caught up after a week from ****. She painted our fence and gate that goes from the front to the back yard, picked my strawberries and helped with laundry and dishes. That was nice and very appreciated.
I did not blog about my weightloss last week because I missed weigh-in since I was at the doctors with Little Mister. He ot a condition at 10 months old in february called Henoch-Schönlein Purpura os HSP for short. He was also very sick with pnemonia and double ear infection at the same time. Hsp in a nutshell is where they have swelling and inflamation in the joints and not usually but can also get swelling on the head. The Purpura part of this condition is where the blood vessels burst and cause bleeding into the joints and also in the colon and kidneys. Little mister first started swelling around his left ear and then it spread to half of his head and was very tender and painful to touch. He then started to swell in the knees ankles and calves. All the joints were black and blue from the bleeding into the joints. He also got large purple red spots all over his body many the size of a dime. He was fortunate to not have bleeding in the kidneys or colon. This condition is usually a one time occurance but could happen a second time, but very unlikely. Well he got it again last week, first he got a terrible case of the chicken pox, then he had fevers for three days where it stayed between 102- 104.7 degrees for the most part, and by tuesday he started swelling around the left ear and by thursday it was swollen arond both sides of his face and down his neck and virtually quit walking by wednsday. The doctors were not concerned at all as to what was causing the condition just treating the symptoms till it goes away. Most of the swelling had gone down by saturday afternoon but was still painful to touch and he wasn't walking much yet. He started walking alot yesterday but he needs tylenol about every 6 hours for pain. he appears to have headaches, because he grabs his head and cries till we give him the tylenol. after about 40 minutes or so he settles down and plays or goes to sleep. I have a lot of mixed feelings about what to do at this point. Do I see how it all clears up? or Do I pursue more testing just in case it is something more they are not finding? Little Mister was very traumatized by the first episode. He ws catherized twice and had at least 2 pokes for every blood draw because they couldn't find his veins. All the IV's and junk and we were no further ahead. I don't want a repeat of that scenario but I don't want they're to be a larger issue and I am ignoring it. Opinions are appreciated.
I think I unloaded, who knew it could go from strawberries to Sick stuff. I am very excited about another project I am working on. I am starting my own weight loss challenge class. I have been working with my coach and since I am going to be doing the current program for a while yet but have had great results I decided to do my own class and have a small income from something I am already doing. I have been working on some online training plus mentoring with my coach who is wonderful.
I finished planting the last of my flowers and vegis now, I think. I added some more corn, green beans, pumpkins and a cherry tomato plant for my patio garden. I will do many pictures and have a garden slideshow in about a month when everything is thick and lush. I am from the north so it takes longer for us to get our stuff.
I am so missing my church. I have only been to church one time since may 4rth. I feel so out of the loop and out of tune. I am looking forward to my tune-up on sunday.
I think I will let that be enough for you to digest for the day. Blog with you soon,
Christina

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's day!


We had a great day celebrating with the Daddy of our household. First he was able to sleep in, (we usually go to church but, with the kiddos still looking contagious we opted out), then I made his very favorite breakfast 'french toast'. We went to a beautiful park where we put a blanket on the ground under a tree on the hill. The breeze was wonderful there was a pond at the bottom of the hill and a large grassy area behind us. I made roast beef, turkey and swiss wraps with whole grain wraps and honey mustard, pretzel chips, cauliflower salad, baby carrotts, and fresh strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar for dipping. We had such a great time relaxing and I felt so 'June Cleaver'. We took the kids' ball and bat and frisbee. The favorite thing of the day was flying this huge kite, Big Mister loved it and did great flying it by himself from time to time.
Overall a great day! Hope your Daddy Day was great also!