Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

From Our Family to Yours,

Praying You Have a
Blessed New Year

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas with the Clark-Brezina's

Clark right after they put in the IV. He was so brave. He did better than Mommy.

BoBo assuring Clark that EVERYTHING was going to be alright. He Promised!
He also gave Clark M&M's and Rootbeer in his Cuppy to see if it would make him feel better.
"That Did the Trick" my Daddy Said.

Mommy's Boy on the Way to the Hospital
Hey Yall!
It's been a rough few days. I apologize for not letting you guys know whats been going on with Clark but he's been a very sick little boy.

Here's a little Time Line of Events:

Called Dr. L, Clark running temp around 100-101. Surgery early Tuesday morning.

Up at 3 a.m.
Clark still running temp at 7:15 a.m. when we arrived at Dothan Surgery Center, Dr. L decides to proceed with surgery. Temp was at 100. Dr. F. in anesthisia said said if it was 1 degree higher we would get sent home.
Surgery and Recovery were quick an we were home by 11 a.m.
Clark slept majority of the day but was in a lot of discomfort.
Checked temp off and on all day and gave Tylenol and Motrin to accomodate his needs.

11 p.m.
I think we're down for the night.

Twas The Day before Christmas

Up at 12:30 a.m. Clark very fussy. Check temp; up to 102.9
More motrin

2 a.m.
Momma gets up to to help hold Clark because he was so restless and I was almost at breaking point.

Clark finally dozes off, temp back down around 101

Clark up and just as restless as earlier, temp up a little. More Motrin and a few sips of juice. Bath #1 to try and bring his temp dsown,

We leave to drop off a Breakfast Strata at my Aunts. Everyone was there for Eve Breakfast. I got Clark out of the Car long enough to see everyone, but he fell asleep in my arms.
Home by 10:00. Clarks temp is back up and the congestion and coughing seem to be getting worse. He finally drank his sippy cup, but still had no desire for food. Vomiting begins so we take bath #2.

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Clark watched cartoons and rested on the couch for most of the day. Mom and I worked hard to get Clark to eat and drink but not with much luck. He did take some sips and at a few cheese crackers but not too many. His temp continued to go up and down.

Gilmores arrive for present exchange and snacks. Clark enjoyed their visit but stayed on the couch or in my lap majority of the time. He did love his new prizes that he opened!

8 p.m.
when we checked his temp it was 103 plus again. We gave Tylenol and decided to check it again after a little while. Clark did take a few sips again but not enough to count. I checked it again around 8:30 and there was no change, 9 p.m. there was no change.

We called Dr. L and he suggested ANOTHER bath and to bring him to ER if the temp had not broken and stayed broken by 6 a.m.. I was concerned about dehydration, but the Dr. said that as long as he was drinking something it was better than nothing, especially with a very sore throat. To the tub we went. I could slowly see the color coming back into his little face, but he was so miserable. After his Vicks bath he decided he would eat a Fruit Chiller and drink some of Gram's sweet tea. I was SOOO thankful. Checked his temp again and it was back down to 101.8, notice I didn't say that it was breaking.

We're in bed FINALLY. As always we turned the Cool Mist on and Clark climed in his bed with his new Wooly Bear and Spidey Man blanket that Deb Deb and Tim Tim brought him for Christmas earlier in the evening.

Its finally time for Mommy to go to bed. Santa has come and we've gotten all the gits out and ready for a little boy to be surprised in the morning. I checked the temperature right before I climbed in bed and it was still around 101, which to me was still low grade. His little body was still cool and he seemed comfy.

I got up to check his temp and it was back up to right at 102. I woke him up just enough for some Motrin and he went right back to sleep.

3:30, 5:00, 6:30
Checking the temps again

Merry Christmas!!!

I get up out of bed hoping that we were about to start our day off feeling better. Boy was I wrong. Clark got up a few minutes later and came down stairs with not a care in the world that Santa had brought a TON of cool new toys. Temp was still down around 101, but you could look at the little man and tell his world had been turned upside down. He did play with some of his toys, but after about 2 hours it was like he just took a complete turn for the worse.

10 a.m.
We couldn't get him to drink ANYTHING at this point and it was almost like he was here with us but in another place at the same time. No wet diapers since about 12:30 last night (and it wasnt even really wet then). Temp was around 102 at this point. He became very restless and after a little Tylenol he finally dozed off. Between me and the 2 dogs watching over him, he probably wished we would stop staring.

10:30 a.m.
Off to get dressed I go. Daddy had been on the phone with his friend that is an ER Dr. and who was also on call at SEAMC off an on on Wednesday and was back on with him first thing in the morning. I decided I couldn't do it ANYMORE. I could literally SMELL the infection coming out of Clark's skin. It was disgusting. I got dressed (sorta) and Dad and I loaded up little Clark in his jammies and off we went to the hospital.
*on a funny note; Daddy smelled the same smell I was smelling but he thought it was his armpits. I died laughing when I noticed him smelling hiself over and over again. I made him smell Clark when we got to the hospital and he was thankful that it wasn't him after all*

11: a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thankfully they took us right in when we got to the ER. THANKS DR. B!!!! They did Chest and Neck X-Rays. Chest should lots of congestion (which we already knew) and the Neck would show us that Clark's little throat (not tonsils) was swollen quiet a bit. They ran an IV and filled my baby with fluids, antibiotics and steroids. They also took blood from the line that showed his White Blood count was down and his Blood Sugar was up. It also showed what we suspected INFECTION. My poor baby :-(.

Clark was being treated for ear infections and sinus infection prior to the surgery. He had already had 10 days of antibiotics prior to the 23rd. From what I can gather, after the adenoids were removed it exposed OLD infection that had settled from the drainage that was backed up behind the swollen tissue. So old infection plus new infections equal one sick Clark.
Dr. B. wanted to admit Clark to begin with, but while waiting for a bed Clarks temp FINALLY broke and he was sweating it out like a grown man. It went for 103.7 down to 99.6 in no time. As the fluids and antibiotics were running through his veins I literally watched life come back into his body. It was a beautiful, yet pitful site to see. Clark went back to sleep about the time the IV started and we woke him up to get him dressed to go home.

I was worried that I had waited to long to take him in to see the Dr., but they told me that I had done everything just as I should have. I of course felt like an awful mother for not taking him in the night before, but I decided now wasn't the time or place to beat myself up.

They DID release us from the ER around 5:00 P.m. I was starved, tired of reading/but enjoying my new book, my heart patient Dad was a nervous wreck b/c he forgot to take ALL his meds before we left home and my Baby Boy was ready for something to eat thanks to the steroids.

Got home and it was like we left with one child and came home with another. He still wasnt 100% but he ate like a champ, had a little more to drink and actually played for just a little while with his new toys.

time for bed. temps at about 100.
I gave Tylenol and off to sleep we went

Clark wakes up screaming
He's soaking Wet from head to toe.
The temperature has broken AGAIN and my baby was Miserable.
I finally sustained him with some TLC and a little juice around 1:15 and he went back to sleep.
I put him in bed with me and he slept until 9 a.m.

Yesterday (Friday) was MUCH better. He didn't take a nap, and ohhhh how I wished he would. He did play with his new toys, but he still laid around ALOT. He was more alert and his temp has seemed to stay down for the most part. I even got him to go for a walk outside which he and I both enjoyed. He ate lots of Chicken Nuggets that BOBO brought from KFC and drank almost an entire bottle of Pedialite.

We're not well yet of course. We've still got a YUCKY cough and lots of snot but we are on the road to well. I am thankful for my wonderful parents who have helped sustain me and keep me sane, my aunt and uncle who have been here on and off since Tuesday night staying every night until 10 or 11 p.m. just to hold and love my little boy and for my wonderful Husband who has called me almost everyday just to say I LOVE YOU!

We were up at 3:30 a.m. so I think it's getting close to nap time again for both the little boy and myself!!!I'm sorry for the late notice, but I will update again soon with our Christmas Surprises from the Hubs and Santa.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

If You Have a Moment

for the Family of Garret and Traci Grubbs. Baby Gabe was born only a few short weeks ago very prematurely and was called home to be with his Jesus this past weekend. You can check out their story at CaringBridge: Traci Grubbs
Garret was the youth pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist in Dothan my Sr. year of high school and Traci was my mentor for 2 1/2 years. Their family holds a very special place in my heart.

My monster made it through Surgery well today. We arrived right on time at 0715 and we were home by 1100. Thank goodness. The Lord was looking after me and Clark today.I decided that I thought I could go alone. I'm a big girl right? We walked into Dothan Surgery Center and the first person we see is Mr. Bobby (my dear friend Kat's husband) , he is a Scrub Tech, BUT he went in with Clarke when they were putting him to sleep and rubbed his belly until he knew he was sleeping good. Then there was Mrs. Hannah. She was the nurse who was in the room with Mommy on the day that Clark was born. She was with us all day 9-28-06. Clark was one of the last babies she delieverd ay SEAMC before she moved to DSC. She took Clarke back to the OR today and was with him along with Mrs. Carmen (who was my nurse when I had my surgery in July and I teach her girl at the KSD) when he woke up from Sleepyland. Dr. Lindman was great. He told me that on a scale from 1 (being best) to 100 (being worst) Clark's adenoids were a 100 plus. He said Clark should experience almost instant relief in his poor little ears. Clark's ears are still infected even after day 13 antibiotics, but we will continue for another 7 days and hope for complete healing. He's not doing so well tonight. He's got poofy eyes, a runny nose and a low grade temp that even Motrin/Tylenol isnt touching. Hopeful for sleep tonight and yearning for a great day tommorrow!

Last but not least, I do have a praise. I mentioned a few months back that one of my dearest childhood friends had been murdered in Texas...HER KILLER IS NOW BEHIND BARS. I don't really know anything besides he was 17 Years Old. I'm just thankful that he is no longer on the streets.

Our plans for the next few days really depend on how Clark feels. Tommorrow we will have breakfast with friends of the family and then we'll spend the day recovering. Around 6:30ish the rest of the family will come by to open up gifts. I can't wait. Santa will come for a visit just as soon as Clarke gets into bed.

So for tonight...and maybe the next few days.. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthhday Baby Jesus!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

By the Way...

I got my grades in finally. I recieved 3 b's, all 2 points from A's. I also received a C in math and for that I am very thankful. With all I have going on now and have had going on, I think that my grades were pretty good. Yes, I would have loves to have had a's and b's but not this semester.

I'm registered for 4 more classes next semester and we'll HOPE for the best!!!!

The hubs told me he was VERY proud of me, and that makes my heart happy!!!

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I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas in 2009

Hi friends-
I know, I know. I have left you guys hanging again. I do hope that you understand. As I told you earlier the holidays haven't been the best for me so I've been trying to keep myself as busy as possible to keep my mind of things.

I have finally finished my shopping, including my dads as well. My mom only has ONE more gift to buy and I bet I'll have to go pick it up on Monday. I've wrapped all the presents to go under the tree, I just need to wrap those that are to be delivered on the Eve. Before I can do that though I need to figure out what needs batteries and what needs to be put together.

Clark and I had a very productive week;
Monday: we cleaned, made sugar cookies and I decorated for a Christmas Program at the Ft. Rucker's Main Post Chapel.
Tuesday: I attended the program at the Chapel and Clarke had School until 11 the.
Wednesday: we made Jell-O Jigglers and had a Lazy Day
Thursday: Clark had his Christmas Party at School, Lunch at Mama Rosa's and then a lazy afternoon at home.
Friday: Grammy got off a 9 a.m. so we just hung out at the house with her. We made Christmas Ornaments with Clark's picture in them and then had dinner at the "Shop" with the family. Clark recieved an early Christmas present from Aunt Janet and Uncle Kim. Now we have added to our family "Clark the Builder"
Yesterday: We got up early to take a trip to Wiregrass Commons Mall to see "Claus", had lunch at Chick Fila, and did a little shopping for the Mom.

Today, we're staying in all day. Clark was up most of the night with an ear ache and a crupe cough. We saw the Ped. and ENT last week and it was confirmed that yet again we had infections in BOTH ears, so we're having Tubes put in and having his adenoids taken out on Tuesday (yes 2 days before Claus comes), 6 ear infections and 8 antibiotics later (just this year). I know it might be silly that I decided to do this procedure so close to the Holidays, but it was either now or wait until after the first of the year. I can't stand to see my little fella so uncomfortable and we both need some rest.

I'm ready for this Christmas to come and go. I know that I sound like the grinch, but I am desperately looking forward to next Christmas when the Hubs is home from the Sandbox and here with Clark and I and we're celebrating Christmas in Germany hopefully in the SNOW.

I'll be back in a day or two with some photos of some very special friends of mine that I promsied you a week or so ago.

Until then Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Baby Jesus.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

What A Deal I Found...But Not for Me

I bought this new Purpose for Pets Portable Extractor for my parents today. It retails for $109.00 and I got it at the PX on post for 67.00. I was so proud of myself. We have 2 dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and a Toy Dachshund that sometimes have little accidents in the house when we've been gone for too long. Today one of them was very sick (both ends) while I was in the shower and that was the end of it for me. I cleaned 3 different spot and they all look good as new. I'm going to clean some others tommorrow that aren't pet spots and I'll let you know how it works.


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Monday, December 08, 2008

My Life As A Military Wife: Holidays During Deployment

" Our Children Ozzy (Rexy), Clarke (Mine), Charlie Girl (Min)

Rexy, Mindy and Myself

Clark LOVED riding the Ponies that cost me $5.00

Clark telling Charlie all about his "TinkaBell" (jingle bell)

Charlie Girl in her New Christmas Dress
(All photos from the Downtown Christmas)

My Friends, I have let you down once again by becoming neglectful of my blog. I apologize. I get on the computer with the intentions of blogging and then just decide that "today is just not the day".As I sit here this morning with a large cup of joe, I think that today is the day, or at least I hope so. My thoughts may be jumbled, but just bear with me as I share.

The last few weeks have been pretty rocky for me. Most of you know that the Hubs is away "Saving the World" and Clark and I are here in Alabama with my parents. Living with my parents has been great, but with some challenges. They are a huge help with my little man, and what's even better is that the little man absolutely adores them both. That being said, they are part of the reason that I am still almost sane.

I spent Thanksgiving week in Florida with the Hub's family, while it was very refreshing to get away to give Grammy and BoBo a break it was still one of the hardest times I've yet to face during this deployment. The ENTIRE family was there, except the Hubs, that was very hard for me and for Clark as well. Clark couldn't understand why his Daddy wasn't there with us. He kept looking at Hub's photo and asking "Where my daddy?" We always sleep in the Hubs old bedroom, but this time I had to sleep in the sewing room in a twin sized bed and Clark on an air matress :-(. Everything kept reminding me that he was gone. It was one of the worse feelings I've felt in a long time. I became a recluse once majority of the family arrived. When Clark slept, I slept. When Clark wanted to lay on the bed and watch t.v. I laid in the bed and read. I kept to myself alot, or atleast I tried to. You know some one told me that it's better to keep yourself busy, but with everything like a constant reminder it was impossible for me. Believe it or not, I was glad to leave to come home on Sunday. I loved being with the Family, don't get me wrong, but I was ready to come back to my comfort zone.


I've spent the last 2 1/2 weeks really getting serious about my Christmas shopping. I had to get the Hubs gifts in the mail to him by last Thursday in order for them to arrive to the "Sandbox" on time. I got him some really nice gifts and spoiled him in a way that he'll always remember, or at least I hope so. I spent much more money than I intended, but I think that it's of vital importance that Wes experience Christmas in a way that will bring him just a little peice of home. Clark and I are very excitied to see Daddy open up his gifts on Christmas Day. Hopefully Santa will be as good to Clark as he's going to be to his Daddy :-) Trust me when I say NEITHER of my boys will do without, although Clark is still having a small Christmas (Remember NEXT year we're going all out when Daddy gets HOME!!!).

The Christmas season in general has already began to prove itself as an emotional time for me. Now I must remind you I'm not a cry baby. I don't cry easily. It takes a lot to make me flow like a waterfall, but I've found myself on more than one occassion already in tears over something so simple. Here are a few examples...

1. I was packing Wesley's box up in the Target parking lot last Monday. I had just spent $50.00 on stocking stuffers and I couldn't get them all to fit in the stocking and then get the stocking to fit in the box properly. I had already packed the box to the max leaving only enough room for the stocking and it's content, or so I thought. Now friends, this was in no means a small box, but I just couldn't make it happen. I finally just sat down in the back of the truck and cried. Clark sitting in the cart looking at his momma like she was crazy. I can hear him thinking "Mom just get a bigger box, or send a 2nd one." Well, honestly I wasn't thinking either of those thoughts. I wanted it ALL in one box no exceptions. Needless to say we sent one box on Tuesday that weighed 26 pounds and I'm sending another Flat Rate box this week with the stuff that wouldn't fit plus a few more extra's. It's all good now :-).

2. In the madness of packing the box at Target on Monday I forgot to send the Hubs a Christmas Card. I ventured out to Wal-Mart at 8 a.m. yesterday in search for THE perfect Card. There on the Christmas Card aisle at Wal-Mart I had a meltdown. They don't make a Christmas Cards for deployed spouses. How crazy is that? Yes, I guess I could have just made him one, but that would be too much work for me. EVERY card I picked up said something about being together, cudddling together, kissing under the misltoe, spending Christmas together, etc. It made me crazy. I know I must have read 50 cards before I found one that was semi- appropriate. It was a beautiful card, but still not as appropriate for our situation as I wish I could have been. I'm kind of a card geek. I have a box I keep cards in for every occassion. If I see one that I really like and know that I will eventually use I buy it. I know the card section inside and out in Wal-Mart, Target and Hallmark. Wes has probably recieved "the perfect card" more times than he can count, 100 or MORE in our 5 years of being together. BUT this time I couldn't find "the perfect card." Enough to make this woman Nuts.

So 2 meltdown's down, and who knows how many more to come. Hopefully not to many more. I can deal with the big one on Christmas Day because I know it's coming. I'm hoping that between now and then I can prepare myself enough that maybe, just maybe it will pass me right on by.
You think I'll be that lucky?

Final's are this week (I'm taking 4 Test) and this is my last week of teaching at the KSD until Jan 5th. Clark has preschool this week and then we'll be resting up for Christmas, our trip to Gainesville again, a New Year, and more importantly the countdown to Daddy coming home for his Rest and Relaxation :-).

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Friday, November 28, 2008

There Is a Fire in the Works

There is a fire brewing on the Sander's farm (my dear sis-in-law) in Melrose, Florida. This photo was taken from the backdoor of her trailor. With the winds there is no telling where these blazes are headed, but her home and a 2 million $$ home are in the lines of the fire. She, her husband John along with the rest of our family are there now 6:43 p.m. clearing out their mobile home as best as possible. I am at my MIL house with all of the Grandchildren. We've just had chinese food. It's time for bath time and a movie :-).

I will update ASAP.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just Letting You Know....We Made It

My Beautiful Nephew Jeffrey!

Hey Ya'll!

I've made it to Florida just fine! I arrived at the Kia dealership for them to tell me that there was nothing wrong with my car....BLAH! From there I headed straight for Gainesville.

Clark was super good in the car . I didn't hear a peep out of him until we pulled up in the drive way at the Brezina's and then he was calling for his Papa.

The last 2 1/2 days have been great. Mom B. and I spent most of yesterday baking and preparing most of the food for tommorow. In the afternoon my oldest SIL and her family came over and boy was I glad to see them. Clark loves playing with his cousin Logan who is 8 months younger. Today my other 2 SIL's and BIL's have arrived and Clark is having a big time. Almost all of the cousins are here, and those that are missing will be here tommorow. We're just missing daddy A LOT!

My 20 year old nephew will be flying in from Aviation Training tommorow for a few days. My SIL is so excitied. It's been since June that I last saw him. I'm excitied for my SIL, but in my own heart I feel as if my heart is being torn apart. I want so badly for the Hubs to be here. I want to go to the airport tommorow and pick him up with my baby boy...but that won't be happening until atleast May.

Well its time for dinner..Grilled Shrimp, Onion Quiche, Short Ribs, Hashbrown Cassarole and Fried Cabbage. YUM-O!!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to Yours!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Headed Out, Or Well I hope So. is already no better than yesterday!

Clark's got the Crupe (or so it sounds), and I'm pretty sure I've got a cold in the making, more so that yesterday. Clark is still sleeping so I am sitting here with a double cup of joe and hoping that this headache eases up so I can load up our car. The dryer is going now and in about 20 minutes I can finish packing my suit case. Nothing better than waiting until 9 p.m. to do laundry.

We're headed into Dothan to have the dealership take a look at the car to see if they can get it fixed today. I'm praying they can. I want to be on the road to my In-Laws TODAY not tommorrow. I HATE for plans to be changed. I'm on a schedule and thats how I'd like to keep it. I have the whole week planned out and it includes lots of HOMEWORK, playtime with my little man (if he feels better) and some much needed a little family time and some turkey too.

The only thing missing in this trip with be my dear Hubs. This week I'm sure is going to be one of my hardest weeks yet. Yes, I miss him alot here at my parents house, but sleeping in his bedroom, being with his family and him missing is just going to be difficult. I'm praying now that God will use this time not as a reminder that Hubs is away but as a time of refreshment. Hubs, I know you wish you could be with us, but this time will not allow. We love and miss you and this Thanksgiving Season we are MOST thankful for you and your service to our country. Thank you for doing what you do, espeically for Clark and I.

The hubs played a pretty silly trick on me last night. I was frustrated from sitting in front of the computer for almost 4 hours working on math and he signs online just to check on us before heading to working (9:30 pm our time and about 5:30 his time.). He could tell I was a little beside my self and he says "Maybe I should just come home." We'll i'm not silly I know he was kidding so I replied "Well I wish it were that easy." he say's...Ok, babe I'll be right there. Oh how I long for the day when he can say that to me and I can actually take him seriously.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday= Day of Rest

Nope, not in this house.
I noticed yesterday that Clark was running a little bit of a low grade temperature and his voice was kinda raspy. I kept my eye on his for the evening and got up several times during the night to check his temps and give him Motrin/Tylenol. Today, his voice is almost completely gone, he's running a temp between 100-102 up and down and he sounds like a dog barking when he coughs. YUCKY! I wonder what his throat feels like? Too bad he doesn't understand enough to tell his Momma. I feel like I too am getting whatever it is that he has; bad headache low-grade temp and a sore throat. The show must go on though!

So what have I spent my day doing thus far.

1. I got up with a sick baby at 12, 2, 4, 5:30, 7:30 (for good)
2. I found out our sweet friends Josh and Christen's town home over in Chapelwood burned yesterday evening. I got up and ran some boxes over to them so they could salvage what was left.
4. Went to the "DG" as Darby likes to call it to find a Dry Erase board to keep up with my to-do list on, and to by some antifreez to fix the next problem I found.
4. Discovered I have a leak somewhere in my NEW car. It's leaking antifreeze. (I'm suppose to leave for vacation tomorrow)
5. Now, I'm lying in my bed while my precious baby sleeps beside me giving him a breathing treatment for the 2nd time in 3 hours. It's easiest when he's sleeping. He can't fit me.

I have 4 math assignments and a test to complete no later than 11:59 p.m. tonight. I'm just hopeful for a long hot shower and a good dinner tonight.

It's days like today when I miss the Hubs more than you guys will EVER know. Here's to a restful Sunday for you my friends!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

I've Been Pimped...Again

I'm Ready Mom...See how nappy his hair was.

Clark's first haircut at a Barber Shop with Mrs Morgan
(Daddy, When You get home this is YOUR JOB!!)

Clark after his haircut. He looks like he's thrilled huh?

Clark and his Bobo (tell me Clark doesn't look just like the hubs :-) )

Thanks to Jennisa once again over at Once Upon A Blog for giving me just what I wanted.
I've always loved the title of our blog "Scattered Fruits" and at this time in our lives it seems to be even more appropriate for us.
She did the design last time and I was very satisfied with the results and I must say that this time I am even more pleased. It's almost like she's a mind reader :-). I knew sorta what I wanted, but with just a simple explanation Jennisa gave us this beautiful product of her expertise.

Thanks Jennisa for hooking me and my happy family up.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Oh What a Beautiful Day

Clark checking out the helicopters

Just look at how handsome He is in his new jacket

He absolutely LOVED the leaves


This is my littlest boy Bailey, He liked the leaves too.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DanceMakers Competition

KD Kids Competition Team

Sr. Company Members

Clark (in Tiffany's shoes) and Hailey

Mommy and Clark watching the Solo Competition

This is what happens when Papa Johns doesn't cut the pizza!

We're home from competition (a week later) and I think we are finally caught up (somewhat) on our rest. I danced some and watched a lot of classes during the weekend. Thankful for all the new combination's, choreography and teaching techniques that I learned. Tried them out in a couple of classes this past week and they seemed to go very well.

This past week has been kinda crazy with getting ready for the holiday's and our week long trip to Gainesville to visit Wesley's parents. I have ALMOST finished shopping for all 9 of my nieces and nephews and my in-laws. I decided not to by for the other 6 adults. I will leave on 24th or 25th to head down and probably come back some where around Saturday afternoonish. Of course we'll get up early on Friday to go shopping and Clarke will be staying at home with his Papa :-).

I have finished my shopping for the Hubs and now I'm just waiting for one more thing to come in and then I can send it off from the good ole Post Office. I'm sure the box will cost me 45-50.00 to send....It's worth every penny though! Hubs will be so surprised when he sees all the goodies we are sending his way.

My mom and I were talking today and I have decided that Christmas is going to be very low key for Clark and I this year. I'm not going to make a huge deal out of it and he will not be getting many presents 9he just had a SUPER DUPER 2nd birthday too). Why, you might ask? Well I want 2009, when the Hubs is back home, to be HUGE and we'll make a super big deal about it then. Little boy will understand far better and we'll all be together as a family to celebrate. Hubs being gone is going to make the holidays a little difficult. Especially spending Thanksgiving with HIS family and sleeping in HIS bedroom. It's all good though because we'll have a good time and hopefully get to relax a little!

We'll i've been up with the Monster since 5 a.m. He's either having night terrors or growing pains in his legs. Any suggestions on how to deal with these fits of crying sometimes every hour on the hour or ever few hours. I'm so worn out and at a loss for what to do with my baby boy!

See You guys TOMMORROW....I hope :-)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

All in A Weeks Work

Clark on the Tug Boat Ride...He disliked it as much as Mommy

Clark riding on Chicco
He LOVED the Pony ride!

My cousin Jenn and I enjoyed corndogs from THE Corn Dog Man

Clark asking me for "Qwatas" to get food to feed the animals in the Petting Zoo.

This past week was a very busy one for Clark and I. Here's a little look at what we accomplished;
* 4 test
* Taught at the dance studio 3 nights
* Started choreography for recital dances
* Car had an Oil Change
* Went to Susie's twice to drop off and pick up pants she was altering
* Went to Preschool 2 days
* Clark pee-pee'd in the potty a few time..well maybe 3. We're making progress SLOWLY
* Made 2 trips to the Eye Dr.
* Got to talk to the Hubs quiet a bit this week :-)
* Enjoyed going with Clark to the Peanut Festival on Tuesday
* Traveled to Mobile with my best friend Hailey, Clark and one of the dancers Tiffany on Friday for our first Dance Competition of the season.


Competition Pictures to come later!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

How about Wordless Thursday.

Chili the Chinchilla

My little Stinker at School today

Sleeping on the couch with Grammy

Being a Silly Boy!

Oh How I love being by the fire when its cold!
(cant wait for you to join me hubs!)

Sorry guys, but I'm way to tired for more than these few photos!
This week has been much better than last.
I'm just ready for some REST and for the hubs to be home!!!

Keep your eyes open in the next few days for a blog and photos including info on TAPS, Inc and my precious "Special Steppers".

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