Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love and family time. On Christmas night, we had an enormous ice storm that filled the state with lots of beautiful snow and treacherous ice! The kids enjoyed it. We played in it all day the next day. Unfortunately, we lost a few tree limbs and were without power for an entire day. Thankfully we have a fire place and had just enough wood stored up that we were able to keep warm by the fireside until power was restored.
My best friend celebrated her birthday eve with a SURPRISE party! We had a wonderful time in her presence with a taco bar fiesta and fun fellowship. It was so good to get to spend some quality time with her! Although I am not entirely sure she was "surprised", there was lots of planning and preparation that went into her celebration and I know that she was very thankful and enjoyed every minute of it!
|Tisha & Becca 2012|
I yelled for my husband to come outside and he rushed to my side...literally!! He fell down the stairs on top of me. Thankfully he was not hurt, but quickly agreed with me that I was when he saw that the bone that my foot should be sitting on was not about to pop out of my skin! It was a very traumatic experience for me, and my very first bone break. When I do something, I go all out.
He and my father-in-law loaded me up and took me to the Emergency Room where a very friendly staff of doctors and nurses treated me for the fracture. I was given Propofol, which may sound familiar to you as a reader because it's what killed Michael Jackson! I was told that I would still be awake, but I would be "under" for 7 minutes. I had to sign a release form "just in case" I didn't wake up. My family was very concerned and scared. I just wanted my foot to be put back on my leg and to be able to go home!
|My New and Improved Ankle|
Since I had eaten breakfast, I had to wait a few hours until they could safely do the surgery. Once they had the green light, I was taken back and given anesthesia yet again to complete the surgery. This time I became the (not so proud) owner of a steel plate and 8 screws which have taken up permanent residence in my right ankle.
I was informed that I was not allowed to bear ANY weight on this ankle for at least 4 weeks. Yes, this busy mother of three was going to be "benched" for 4 weeks! Being as it was my right foot, I was unable to drive for even longer than that! Fortunately, my sister and her husband stepped in and they allowed us to stay with them and were a tremendous help to Brien by picking up and dropping off the kids at school and helping with my immediate needs. It was a very difficult time for me. As a mother of three and small business owner, I have never had much reason to depend on others. Brien and I have tried very hard to be able to support our family and to take care of each other without the help of others. So, it was a very humbling experience to say the least. I am so grateful for the many people who helped out. We had dinners cooked for us for an entire two weeks solid! There were so many text messages, facebook messages, prayers, visits, and the likes that I could never thank everyone. But, for those of you who visited, called, and texted...THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I could have never made it without you all.
We are now gearing up for another season of baseball. It's been practice 2 - 3 times a week and pretty soon we'll switch from practice to games. But, we love it. Tyler loves it and we enjoy cheering him on. I am looking forward to spending the summer with my kiddos. I am still recovering. I am no longer confined to the walking boot. I do wear it on occasion when the pain is unbearable. I still suffer from discoloration and tenderness where the scars are located, but all in all, I am healing and it's all part of the process.
so says Crazy Working Mom at 10:34 AM
Monday, December 10, 2012
I love this time of year. Elf on a Shelf is a wonderful tradition in our house. The kids love to jump up out of bed each morning to search for the elves. It's good to know that in December they get out of bed very easily, no matter how late they stay up!
Sunday, December 09, 2012
As I mentioned in a previous post, we've been tortoise sitting for my sister while they were away on vacation. It's been a great time and we really have enjoyed Shelly. Let me give you a little information about Shelly's species. She is an African Spurred Tortoise. She is native to the Sahara desert. Her species is the 3rd largest tortoise in the world. They can grow to be one to two HUNDRED pounds! Right now, Shelly weighs in at a whopping 22 lbs. They can live anywhere from 50 to 150 years. Shelly eats lots of green, leafy veggies and some fruit, but it is not recommended to feed her lots of fruit.
Emily had so much fun with Shelly. Ya see, our little Emily is a lot like Elmyra from the Tiny Toon Adventures. You remember Elmyra, right? She loved animals...they might not have thought the same of her, but she sure loved to hug them and squeeze them, and kiss them all over. Emily loves to carry around my sister's dogs and they are so patient with her. Although she was not able to carry around all 22 bulky pounds of Shelly, she followed her around and managed to lay beside her and crawl all around the floor with her. She really did have a fun time with her. I know she's going to miss her.
|Emily watching Shelly have breakfast.|
|Shelly enjoying some time in the sun, tranquility, peace and quiet while Emily was away. ;)|
so says Crazy Working Mom at 10:18 PM
Thursday, December 06, 2012
|Emily and Tyler were excited about tortoise sitting.|
|We were sure to buckle her in before leaving.|
|Shelly eating her breakfast on the first morning here.|
so says Crazy Working Mom at 10:46 AM
Thursday, November 29, 2012
so says Crazy Working Mom at 7:27 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This is a great tradition and if you're looking for a new tradition with your little ones, you can read up on the Elf On The Shelf story at their website. I am not affiliated with this company in any way nor being compensated to write this post. Just speaking as a mom with some kids who love this concept!
so says Crazy Working Mom at 10:57 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As I made my nightly "last peek" of my children before I headed to bed, I found quite a sight when I looked in on my youngest, Emily who will soon turn 4. I got a chuckle and I thought maybe you would too, so I am sharing here.
Oh my little Emily! In ten years she may be using this trick to sneak out of the window!!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I made a jump into the Grace Adele fashion line when I started seeing the products. I cannot wait to start carrying around my Grace Adele bag and when folks compliment me I can tell them exactly what the product is and how they can get in on the ground floor of an exciting up and coming fashion line by purchasing a bag for themselves, hosting a party (and getting one for free or 1/2 price), or signing up to sell them! To learn more about Grace Adele and what we have to offer, you can click here to go to my Grace Adele website. Click a color on the Pick My Bag Color section to begin the selection process. Take a look at all of the many different options available with each style. You can customize the color of your bag, and then add a clutch to the front of the bag making it a whole new bag. You can keep the same bag and change out clutches! How awesome is that?!? I can't even tell you how excited I am about this new line! If you're interested in purchasing, shopping, selling, etc. Please feel free to contact me and I will help you in any way possible.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
|Tyler Matthew Black|
Born August 9, 2005 @ 10:58am
8lbs 2oz 20 3/4" long
7 years ago on this very day, my husband and I were on our way to the hospital "discussing" what we were going to name our first (and only) little boy. I liked the name Tyler Matthew. He preferred Matthew Tyler. I have a long and difficult to spell and pronounce (THANKS MOM!!) name, Latichia. So, I didn't want my son to have the same difficulty I did in school. After laboring 5 hours and having the baby before the epidural could kick in, when the little guy was born everyone looked at us as to what they were to call him. My wonderful husband proclaimed, Tyler Matthew. Upon this proclamation, I asked why he changed his mind? He insisted that since I went through all of that work to get him here, the least he could do was let me choose the name. I sure do love that man. I love both of my men.