Category: family

Change can happen for you too;

Change can happen for you too

December 31, 2016

I knew something needed to change — just didn't know what. So I invested in me!

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Tips for NICU Parents;

Tips for NICU Parents

December 23, 2016

Leaving the NICU is just as unnerving as it is relieving! Here are a few items that helped us through the transition.

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Cancun & Young Living FUN – Oct 2016;

Cancun & Young Living FUN – Oct 2016

October 3, 2016

When work is "mostly" fun, it's okay to do a little on vacation!

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mother’s day 2016;

mother’s day 2016

May 8, 2016

Today is a day when moms are celebrated, while the "hopeful mom" or the moms who have lost, ache with a pain they can't express...it hurts holding it in.

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not a toddler;

not a toddler

April 5, 2016

Surely she's still considered a baby. I'll decide when she's a toddler...

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eating all the things;

eating all the things

March 12, 2016

She's attempted to eat a long-dead lizard, pine needles, spider legs, R2D2, essential oily jar bottle caps, and other things that prove she's SUPER smart.

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best dad’s birthday;

best dad’s birthday

March 10, 2016

Best day off with my two faves. We took a "holiday" from our jobs to celebrate Kyler's birthday. Love having a job that allows this freedom!

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more about first steps to success;

more about first steps to success

Here's the deal. I do not follow Dani Johnson. I follow God. And she follows God. You may not. And that's okay.

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leadership retreat invitation!;

leadership retreat invitation!

March 7, 2016

We're incredibly grateful for this company. Humbled by how God has changed our lives. Thank you to the many hard-working people who contribute to their success!

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excellent life training;

excellent life training

March 5, 2016

Shave off at least 6 months of mistakes as you start your next relationship, business endeavor, or other investment. Guarantee your success by investing in you!

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home will be my favorite;

home will be my favorite

December 11, 2014

"I like to smell her and listen to her hum songs fro hours. She stares at me and smiles until I fall asleep. I love Mom and Dad. I love life. Home will be my favorite."

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twice her birthweight;

twice her birthweight

Born 765 grams (1 lb 11 oz), now 1535 grams (3 lb 6 oz). Now 15" (born 12"). Today Mom left the freezer slightly open for a few hours...40 bottles tossed. Tears.

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back to isolation;

back to isolation

December 10, 2014

"Back to isolation we go... positive staph/MRSA results. Brand new hospital protocol requires it. I'm changing things around here, people."

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update from journey;

update from journey

Is there a way to earn a living by stretching? I'm so good at that. I can stretch fast and slow. I push up when I'm on my tummy. There's really no stretch I cannot do.

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first update from journey rose;

first update from journey rose

December 9, 2014

"No one better take my doll. She's so tiny. Makes me feel big and strong. I love her."

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first baby doll;

first baby doll

She has a lot of hair on her head. It's red like my Dad's. So very VERY special to me. And look at all the precious lanugo all over her body.

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tiny hats;

tiny hats

"We need to keep her head warm." *giggles*

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video: baby sneezes;

video: baby sneezes

December 8, 2014

video: Journey has her daddy's temperament. So far. And I adore her. Tears... Oh, those sneezes.

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staph / MRSA infection;

staph / MRSA infection

Her throat culture results show MRSA / staph infection.

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raw post;

raw post

Can't return calls or texts. Hope people understand. All I can do well is repeat "my baby" to no one around over and over.

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grateful for kitten cries;

grateful for kitten cries

December 7, 2014

She lost a little weight so she's back under 3 lbs (1350 grams). Grateful for her cute little kitten cries.

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first time picking her up;

first time picking her up

December 6, 2014

video: She's been handed to me 13 times, but I've never picked her up and held her, until tonight, December 6, 2014. What a JOY!

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Introducing journey rose;

Introducing journey rose

October 19, 2014

Born 1 lb 11 oz (765 grams) and 12.25 in. long, our little 24+6 week baby girl changed it all. We had no idea what we were getting into when I went in at 23 weeks, 2 days...

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leading up to our baby’s early arrival;

leading up to our baby’s early arrival

October 5, 2014

This post chronicles October 6-16, 2014 -- my stay in the Santa Monica UCLA Labor & Delivery unit.

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Daily Battle: Kindness vs Selfishness;

Daily Battle: Kindness vs Selfishness

January 23, 2014

People can say the kindest things. But today I want to just say that people can also say the most insensitive things.

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My Mother’s Birthday;

My Mother’s Birthday

January 17, 2014

First of all. I realize lots of people don't have a mom. Very sad. No matter when/how that loss happened, emotionally or physically...

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I’m Stealing Oils From My Mom;

I’m Stealing Oils From My Mom

January 7, 2014

Young Living sells an entire kit with these oils called the "Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture." My Mom has two of these kits. I'm stealing one.

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New Year, New Beginnings: 2014;

New Year, New Beginnings: 2014

December 31, 2013

I'm VERY pumped about what God's going to do in 2014. Just be open and willing, you'll see him do above and beyond what you could ever imagine!

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Merry Christmas 2013;

Merry Christmas 2013

December 25, 2013

We created a Christmas video!!!

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Holidays and Loss;

Holidays and Loss

December 18, 2013

I want to honor you for surviving your pain each day.

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Dad, Mom, Alzheimer’s & Love;

Dad, Mom, Alzheimer’s & Love

November 29, 2013

A personal post. Today I talked to my Mom. We facetimed so I could see Dad. He rocked back and forth and she told me he'd had a rough week.

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Anniversary Trip on St. John, Virgin Islands;

Anniversary Trip on St. John, Virgin Islands

November 26, 2013

We flew to St. John, Virgin Island on November 12. It was an anniversary gift given by my mother-in-law. TEN days at the Westin resort.

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Honest Truth? Sad Tonight.;

Honest Truth? Sad Tonight.

We 'should' have a 5-month -old goo-goo-ing while we decorate for the holidays. And every day.

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Value of Senior Citizens;

Value of Senior Citizens

November 22, 2013

Seniors give us much more than just the recipes. They give us the memories associated with them.

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Joy from Sorrow;

Joy from Sorrow

September 30, 2013

What brings you the greatest JOY? The thing you're really passionate about? I'm not always good at it, because I also find great joy in people helping me!

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Be Cautious about Memory Foam;

Be Cautious about Memory Foam

September 15, 2013

This is our personal story about our memory foam mattress.

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