Happy and Sad, Like Peanutbutter and Chocolate

Every day for all of my life I’ve been over emotional. That is, until approximately two years ago. Actually, it began slowly about five years ago but for past two years my emotions have been dead…completely gone. My brain has been foggy and I’ve felt like a visitor in foreign land inside of my own body.

I attribute this to many semi-(but common in today’s world)traumatic events occurring in the past thirteen or so years. Telling myself to be strong and tough, to suck it up and not be a cry baby really took hold all of a sudden and I proceeded to be a shell of my former self. My oldest daughter, Paige won’t even watch tear jerker movies with me because I’m like a statue with no emotions but I think that’s about to change.

In the past week or so I catch myself getting weepy at joyous things, sad things…I’m coming back to life! You have to have sadness to be happy, I’ve figured that out. Just like I’m always so paranoid about germs and getting sick…BUT don’t we always feel like a million bucks after recovering fully from a cold or flu? You have to have bad to appreciate the good.

It’s exciting to be excited about feeling life again! I’m looking forward to enjoying things like I used too but appreciating them much, much more!

Saturday, there was a little person here that always brightens our world, Miss Sophia, World’s Best Granddaughter!


Time Is Flyin’

Granddaughter Soph is getting big fast! She sat up by herself tonight! She’s already having battles with Aunt JJ over Apple Devices.

She loves sitting upright so I dug out Jenna’s old booster…

We love this grandgirl of ours!

She wore her Auntie out and Jenna fell asleep watching Barefoot Contessa.

3 Little Girls

When my son was almost 6 years old I’d begun to wonder if he’d be an only child like me(which I prayed he wouldn’t be)or if he’d get the baby “gurlu” he wanted or baby brother one day. 

A week or so before his sixth birthday we found out a baby sibling was on the way for him. I kept telling myself it was a boy so I wouldn’t get my hopes up but I knew in my heart it was the baby gurlu Cody asked for.

Now we have 3 Baby Gurlies!!!! I’m so glad Cody’s daughter has these two loving aunts to watch her grow and learn. For 6 1/2 years I was a boy-mom to the sweetest little guy and enjoyed it very much but now look at us!!! Beyond blessed!!!



Pinteresting Pins

Here are some of my, “Can’t Live Withouts.”

Sophia, My Granddaughter loves her Bright Starts Cozy Coos Pacifer! It’s easy to find too. For Easter I bought her two more in this style…

I would never want any of my kids, even my nearly 21 year old eating these choking hazards but Atomic Fireballs are my favorite indulgence!


Even though Sophia is too young to use essential oils I use these on my neck and when I hold her she can smell them. Tummy All Better helps with colic and Sniffle Stopper makes her breathe easier since she’s had RSV lately. When she is 2 I’m definitely getting her a big set of the Kid Safe Synergies.


3 Baby Girls 3 RSV Diagnoses

My poor little Baby Sophia, precious granddaughter has RSV. She’s nearly five months old and was diagnosed last night with this nasty illness. She’s the third young infant girl in our family to have it. My daughter, Paige had it at 10 weeks old in 2002 and my youngest, Jenna at 3 months in 2012.

Paige was hospitalized for two nights and Jenna came right home from the ER. My son, Cody(Sophia’s Dad)had a horrible illness right before his first birthday in 1996 and I’m sure it was RSV but that was before they put a label on it to scare parents to death.

I’m a big vaccine advocate and I’m wondering why the vaccine for RSV is not part of the infant vaccine schedule. I know for a fact it’s mandatory for preemies since at least 1998, maybe someday soon all babies can be protected. The barking cough is so horribly similar to Pertussis.

Here’s my sweet girl on her bday and with her mommy and daddy in December. Wishing her a speedy recovery.