Tuesday, January 31, 2012


REVENGE, my new obsession. I wanted everyone else to enjoy it as much as Fern and I do so I talked my family into watching. One by one they finally gave into all my begging and pleading, I'm sure just to shut me up. First my husband who started watching at 7 one night and kept saying he was going to watch- just one more- until 2 in the morning. My son and his girlfriend watched it next and both are hooked. My youngest daughter was last and she is obsessed too. She has told her friends about Revenge and they are here almost every night catching up before a new episode airs next Wednesday. We have it on hulu plus by the way but I googled Revenge and there are sites you can watch for free. 

I think Revenge is the best new series that has been on t.v. in years. Each episode has so much going on and by the end you just can't wait for the next week. Start watching (insert a little begging and pleading) you will thank me too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grand Opening for Watch Me Grow Onesie Stickers

Shannon from Bless Our Nest is having a giveaway for our Grand Opening of our new Etsy shop Watch Me Grow

We are now doing a line of baby monthly onesie stickers!

What a great way to capture your little one's growth throughout the first year of their life.
These stickers come pre-cut and ready to use. Simply peel, stick and click! These make wonderful shower gifts for the mother-to-be. They come prepackaged and are ready for gift giving. I would really appreciate any suggestions or comments. If you do not want to leave a comment here you can email me: watchmegrowstickers@yahoo.com

Friday, January 20, 2012

Faith, Prayer, and a Long Journey

Back in August I told you how my MIL had septic shock, emergency surgery and was put on a vent. When trying to take her off the vent didn't go well, the doctor told us to gather the family and they would try to take her off the next day. While it went well and she was eating jello by that evening, little did we know this was only the beginning of a long 5 1/2 month journey.

Once she recovered, she went to the nursing home for physical therapy. About a week and a half later she was throwing up and went back to the hospital. The doctor said she had what he called a frozen colon and he had to operate once more to remove and repair part of her colon. The colon is suppose to start back up after a few days of rest, but hers did not. She developed pneumonia and went back to ICU. Once that was under control, the bowels still weren't working and she started having liver failure and turning yellow. The doctor said it was a matter of days. Four days later she went back to the nursing home.

Time passed and and she still wasn't eating and the colon wasn't doing much. I read that morphine can slow down the body and suggested we take her off of it as long as she wasn't in pain. Slowly she started eating, very little maybe a strawberry or two and a few bites of yogurt. About 2 weeks later they did a blood test and she was in need of a blood transfusion. We decided to do this even if she wasn't expected to live long. Once she had the transfusion she was no longer yellow and eventually started eating more, the bowels started working and she eventually started physical therapy.

Long story short, she is now home. The doctor said besides the septic shock, two surgeries in less than 3 weeks, plus pneumonia, he has never seen anyone come back from liver failure! He also said it is rare to see a family take care of an elderly parent the way we all bonded together and took care of her. Every day and sometimes multiple times we took turns being with her. My husband went every single day even if I had already gone. The doctor told him he hasn't seen any son as devoted to their mother as he is and it's true. She is so lucky to have him. She lives next door to us so it's a bit easier to take care of her now. While she has lost quite a bit of weight she is getting around really well and it is nothing short of a miracle that she is still with us.

So, with life a little bit back to normal we are hoping to start blogging a bit more. We are opening a new Etsy shop that you can see at the top of our blog and will be having a give away next week. Come back and check it out.