I have Jackson's Easter basket all ready! This little boy doesn't have a thing for chocolate candy, so I kept it light with only the Reese's Pieces. Everything you see here, save for the Children's Prayer Book ($8) and the Gerber utensils ($4), was only $1 each. I had taken Jackson outside yesterday to play in the driveway and enjoy the 40 degree weather... but realized we don't have any outside toys for him! I was thrilled to find the two bats/baseball sets and the big bouncy ball. Also, the egg shaped side walk chalk will be perfect for his little hands. He will love the bubbles and the squishy water balls when summer finally comes. I can't wait to see his face when he sees all the balls that the Easter Bunny brought him, those are his favorite right now :)
My mom came to visit for a few days this week. The first chance she has gotten since her last operation in mid Feb. The procedure went well as far as the results of her implants, however she experienced some nerve damage in her arms/neck that has persisted since she woke up from anesthesia. Mom has received a EMG test administered by a neuralogist which determined which nerve(s) were effected and confirmed that she has a buldging disk. It can be assumed that this damaged occured due to the several times she was hoisted to a sitting position during the operation to assess the progress of her implantation.
For the past three weeks, she has slowly started to get back the feeling and mobility of her right arm. But to compensate for the lack of control of her right arm, she has been needing to use her left arm alot more.... which has now begun to take it's toll on that pectoral muscle... which had just been lifted and had an implant inserted. So, this may be a slow process to recover from this unexpected event. We are still extremely fortunate for the results of her cancer having been contained where it was, and for no necessary need of further treatments. My parents are leaving for their long awaited, much deserved Mexican vacation this coming Saturday.
I am a 26 year old woman of God, a mother to one and a wife of a fantastic man. I am a hair stylist by trade. I am never without my camera, there is always a book on my night stand, and a little boy crawling around my ankles. I have recently opened a blog store where I sell children's hats and someday soon, handmade jewelry as well. I am thankful for each day that my Father has given me. He has much instore for us and I desire to live His will and lead by example. This blog is my way of documenting my life, through the eyes of a woman who stumbles - and picks herself up again.
Our Rambunctious Toddler
Jackson is our 20 month old little boy who keeps us on our toes. He loves trains and planes and everything little boys like to get into. If he had it his way, he would live outside forever! He is repeating everything we say with his best attempts and loves to help daddy prepare his protein drinks. It is so amazing to observe him discover with wonder - everything I take for granted.
Our Newest Treasure
Jaelyn Kathryn is our precious baby girl born Sept 14th. She is a joy and the light of our lives. We are so blessed that God has entrusted us with his child.