Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Living in the Crayon Box

Well this weekend was full of anxiety. My mom was taken to the emergency room on Thursday due to loss of breath, difficulty breathing, and increased swelling in her legs. She was wheezing and looking very tired the week before and when my dad took her to the doctor on Thursday they immediately sent them to the ER. She was there for the majority of the day (I got off work at lunch and rushed over there) in a room the size of a crayon box... like the 12 piece box kind not the 24 box. She was given a ton of meds, lost about 10 lbs of fluid from her body, and continued to show low oxygen. She was admitted to the hospital that evening (late) and stayed until Monday night in a room the size of the 24 piece crayon box. It was tiny! I stayed with her Friday and Saturday night which means very little sleep... how they expect people to rest and get better in there when they wake you up every 3 hours or so to take vitals is beyond me!

Currently, she has significantly improved and is on the up and up for now. Her heart has early signs of CHF (congestive heart failure) and her lungs have some problems also. It was sad to see her trapped up there for the whole weekend, but I do commend the staff at Midland Memorial Hospital who took care of her because they did a great job! and they were pretty humorous which is just what our family needed. I'm very thankful for all of you who prayed for us during this time and continue to pray that she stays strong.

Hope everyone has a good week...Keep Christ first on your to do list and all other things should fall into place!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nostalgia Fudge

We finally finished our bedroom makeover! I thought we would never get this done! It took almost a week because we had to go to work and took several stops to run some errands, but we finally got everything finalized and back in the room.

This is the BEFORE picture we took right after moving in last May:

and now for the AFTER!

The ceiling is called Fudge and the blue on the wall is Nostalgia... We like it :) and alot of people told us our room would look smaller with such dark colors, but it actually feels bigger!

I know these pictures were hard to see because of the lighting, but you should just come by and see it in person! (and visit us and Sadie :)
Happy rest of the week everyone!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sadie's Best Friend

Sadie went to her first doggie birthday party!!
Our neighbors across the alley have a black lab that is almost identical to Sadie... her name is Raider. Sadie and Raider are best friends. and I do mean best friends!
They play together all the time... its very cute.
Well Raider had her 2nd birthday on Saturday complete with invitation and a trip to the dog park in town...
Of course Sadie was invited :)
Sadie with her goodie bag from the party :) It had some very yummy treats in there... for her that is...

At the dog park was alot of vendors giving away free things and coupons for grooming
it was alot of fun!

Sadie leading the way with Raider carrying a soccer ball

Just playing around!

Afterwards both pupps were exhausted!

and she didn't move from this spot for about another 2 hours :)

Raider with all her gifts... the dog bone in front was from Sadie
Yes I stuck her paw in some paint and made a card for Raider...
it turned out cute :)

Happy Birthday Raider, Sadie had a blast!
We just love our neighbors :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Some Summer Fun with the Teens

Rockhounds Baseball Game!
Robert's friend was able to hook us up with an awesome box suite at the game. We were able to watch the windy game on our own private deck or in the room with air conditioning :)

Ok, this person I'm leaning on is Noah, one of the pastors' sons.
He hates when I take pictures of him...
so I stole his hat and took a picture of his hair haha...

and tried about a million times to get his face in a picture that night
The girls thought it was funny :)

We were once again out in Rock the Desert for 2 days of heat, sweat, and great Christian music.
The teens were wiped out by the heat... can you tell :)

RTD weekend always brings out some very spirited and interesting people such as this guy:

I think Robert should be him for Halloween :0

Several times throughout the weekend Chick-Fil-A would fly their helicopter and drop these things from the sky... see the tiny specks floating around below:

They dropped thousands of these little cows with a coupon on it! It was quite cute and entertaining as everyone would run around frantically trying to chase the little flying cows

Me and Kendall!

THis was our view... we were on the front row of tents and it was awesome!

We love these guys and hope they know how much we care for them! They are definitely going to keep us young... especially with the girls staying up till 5 at the house with me... ya'll are so silly.

Ready. Set. Here comes fall!

Monday, August 15, 2011

We are camping!

... in the living room... yes the living room. Once again at the last minute we have decided to start a random project in the house and this time its the bedroom. As some of you may recall Robert added crown molding to the bedroom several weeks ago and we painted the ceiling brown several months ago. Now we have decided to finish the project... this means we moved our bed... mattress and sheets to the living room. Sadie is loving it :) She still sleeps in her kennel but we have left the door open so she wanders over to our bedside and puts her head so sweetly by my pillow. I would get a picture but I would have to turn on the lights and she would move. So until we finish this project we are going to keep camping out in the living room.. which is kinda fun. But if you come over... please keep your shoes off my bed :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

La Fonda Green

We painted the kitchen... :)

I had a wonderful friend of mine come visit and give us some decorating tips and she said "You should paint your kitchen La Fonda Green..." So we did...

It was hard to get pictures at night, but I think it looks really good! Kinda feels like a whole new house to us...

next project... the bedroom :)