Monday, January 29, 2018

By now, I am sure that a lot of you have realized that I haven’t been active AT ALL over the past few years, until recently, when I started posting again. Well, it’s official, I’M BACK, and THRILLED to finally be able to share and create with you all again! I cannot wait to reconnect with everyone I lost touch with as well as meet some new people along the way.

The reason for THIS post is to explain why I had to leave blogging to begin with, I feel that I really do owe everyone an explanation as to why I have been absent for such a long amount of time.

Well, back in 2014, my husband was still enrolled in online college, he hadn’t completed his Bachelor program yet and was Majoring in Computer Science. He traveled A LOT for work during this time. Like a lot of Daddy’s and Hubby’s out there, he was like our Superhero, working and studying for the family. He was in Houston Texas setting up a Network with Fiber Optics (Not Going to bore you with all the details on that part...) and had already completed the job (it was a big job) when he had to drive to New Mexico and then back to Houston. After days of work and travel, with a lack of sleep because of school work, he made a nearly fatal mistake, making contact with a 6000v Circuit that fed the machine he was setting up the network for.

The Electrocution knocked him off of the ladder he was working on. He was by himself, so he called 911 on one of the 2 cell phones he had that still worked (One never came back on, the other would not keep charge afterward). It was a SCARY time, but despite the odds, he escaped permanent injury (or worse). His hand looked AWFUL at first, but he barely has any scaring and now (resilient skin or something) only experiences occasional and slight numbing in his arms, along with some memory issues (he says those issues might be unrelated, lol). We are all grateful he is still here. He sometimes reflects about how lucky and blessed he truly is.  His arm and hand look so good now, considering how they could have ended up. Other than that, he missed one week of work for recovery, light duty for a while longer, and was able to complete his college after taking only a little bit of time off. Truly BLESSED.

The kids also each had their own medical considerations and concerns. It has all went by pretty fast, even though it was spread across months/years. 

My 14 year old daughter had a lot of issues with weight, energy and poor circulation. After many visits to the doctor’s we finally found out that she has Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV). It is an inherited form of heart disease in which two of the leaflets of the aortic valve fuse during development in the womb resulting in a two-leaflet valve (bicuspid valve) instead of the normal three-leaflet valve (tricuspid). So, basically, we just keep an eye on it. She however, is very strong, doing well, and is very much looking forward to college (I am so proud of her)!

Conner is my middle child. He is 10 years old, and struggles in certain situations. He suffers from ADHD, OCD, and Occasional Anxiety. While I was homeschooling him (the school would not work with him early-on), I took him to regular meetings with a behavioral therapist to basically retrain his brain on certain day-to-day functions with which he struggles. He has made leaps of progress and is now enrolled in and enjoying Karate! The therapy and his medication have been stable for a long time. He is back in public school which I think is great for both of us (laughing)! He has come so far, and I couldn’t be more proud.

My baby girl Lillian whom is 4 is our well let’s just say she runs the show lol. She had her own issues since birth. She has stomach problems and as she got older her stomach problems turned into intestinal and bowel problems. She had to see a specialist for a long time but now we just avoid certain foods. She also takes fiber supplements to keep everything in her tummy working good. She had to go to speech for a year before she was in pre-school as her speech was delayed. Now, she has been enrolled in pre-school for half the year and is doing great! She is loving pre-school, ballet, and dancing!

On top of all of these things, we purchased our first home. This is OBVIOUSLY NOT a bad thing, it’s just that we weren’t exactly prepared with everything going on. We bought an older house that was built in the late 40’s /renovated in the 80s. We have put a lot of time into construction and DIY projects and trust me we are first timers on everything from drywall, building closets & walls, redoing original hard wood floors. You name we have done it, without ever doing it before! Thank you Youtube and Pintrest lol! I am going to have to post some of things we have done because I have taken a lot of pics along the way. It was a lot of work.

Now that our lives have started to calm back down a bit, I finally feel like I can start blogging again and I couldn't be happier! I can't wait to share with you again. Whether it is cool or useful products to review, ideas that we are trying, DIY projects, or just wacky moments with my family!

I couldn’t believe how long it has been. I wasn’t aware of the time that had passed until I started thinking about it recently. I have wanted VERY BADLY to start back up and I am so happy to have the opportunity to be sharing again!

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