Sunday, November 27, 2011

I just want to remember

Isaac's little voice today.

We were driving home from a Thanksgiving gathering {I had to work with my cousin on some wedding music, so we pawned little Owen off on Grandma and Grandpa when they were left.}, Blake, Isaac, and me. 

Out of the blue, Isaac asks, "Where's Owen?"

And here is the ensuing conversation:

Dad:  We left him there
Isaac:  Why?
Mom:  We just forgot him, so we left him there.
**Isaac has a serious concerned look on his face**
Dad:  Should we turn around and go get him?
Isaac:  Yes.  We need to go get him!  We can't leave him there!
A few moments of silence
Isaac:  Are we going to go get him?  We have to go get Owen!
Mom:  It's ok, Isaac.  Owen is with Grandma and Grandpa.

Phew! :)  I guess I never have to worry about forgetting Owen anywhere for long as long as Isaac is around!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

So much to be thankful for today and every day.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Here our my two little blessings with their turkeys from earlier this week:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey crafts

Hand and feet turkey crafts with a 3 year old and a 14 month old, both boys, should be considered a strenuous work out!  They turned out cute, though.  More pictures of the little monsters with their respective turkeys to come.  :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hamburger Thyroid

Well, my thyroid is still normal, but is measuring about 4.5" long and has a peculiar "hamburger-y"-looking texture. So, the plan for the future is just to "keep an eye on it."  Yep, I'm ok with that!  Thank you, Jesus!

Friday, November 18, 2011

I like this

I like this because this is just about sums me up lately!  Here's to the power of simple prayers! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Deals 11/17/11

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  Apart from being busy, I kind of have a lot on my mind...hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow!

1.  FREE sample of Barista Prima Coffeehouse K cups here.  You will need to enter campaign code: pywjrsmw

2.  FREE sample of Kleenex Cool Touch here.  It's a Sam's Club sample, so just put in any nine digit number for your membership ID.

3. Starbucks is offering up BOGO holiday drinks Nov. 17 - Nov 20.  Stop in between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and take advantage of this!  :)  Details here.

4. FREE sample of White's Premium dog food here.

5. FREE Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Recipes e-book download here, or you can get Mr. Food's version here.

6. FREE sample of Simply Right baby formula here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Deals - 11/10/11

Tomorrow is 11/11/11.  Woot!

1.  Are you in need of a Texas-shaped jar opener, FREE?  Get yours here.

2. Get a FREE sample of Calvin Klein's Beauty perfume here.

3. More Huggies diapers.  Get your FREE sample 2-pack here.  If you signed up for this already, you can still get another sample by using a different e-mail address.  Who doesn't have more than one these days? :) 

4. FREE Roast Beef Sandwich from Arby's on Veteran's day to all Vets and Active Duty Military!

5. FREE entree at Olive Garden to all Vets and Active Duty Military on Veteran's day!

6. FREE "Navigating your Health Benefits for Dummies" book here.

7. Like Lacoste Perfumes?  Get another FREE sample here.

8. Sign up to win 1 of 95 sets of Lincoln Logs that K'nex is giving away!  Love those things!

9. Get 100 FREE standard size postcards at Staples with this coupon.  Expires 11/12.

10.  FREE Joyce Meyer Ministries 2012 Calendar here.


Do you remember my hypothyroid problem when I was pregnant with Owen?  I stopped taking any medication at all for it the day I delivered.  I still get blood tests every 6 months to keep an eye on it, and by all accounts everything is normal.  Yay!  My thyroid was not broken, just a little overworked with the pregnancy!

Then, I saw the endocrinologist today for my 1 year check up.  My thyroid is enlarged, again {I had also been told it was enlarged when I was 40 weeks pregnant with ISAAC}.  It shrunk down when I was pg with Owen, and now it's enlarged again.  All this to say, my endocrinologist recommended an ultrasound done on it as soon as possible.  He is suspicious of a nodule.  If it's large enough, I will need to have a biopsy done to be sure it's not cancerous.  The likelihood of it being cancerous is only 5%, so that's thankful news, but SHIT.  Really?  I'm 29.  I have a huge, huge, huge chance that it's nothing at all, just a nodule.  But that 5% chance has my own mortality slapping me in the face.  That "C" word is everywhere, among all ages.  It's a sad reality folks.  I'm very hopeful, but can't help wondering about that little "what if?"

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Do you have your toilet paper going over or under?  As a general rule, I prefer over.   But, I swear I'm the last mom on the planet to figure out that if you put it under, it takes MUCH longer for babies and toddlers to make a mess with it!  So, I am temporarily converting to under - I'm tired to re-rolling my TP! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Deals - 11/3/11

1. FREE 62-page book, "Adventures in Parenting" here. Check it out!

2. Print this coupon, and head on over to your local Aveda for a FREE sample of Aveda's Damage Therapy line. Valid until June 30, 2012.

3. Ink Garden is offering 100 FREE double sided business cards right now with code 100FREE (one-sided cards) or 100FREE2 (double-sided cards).  You will have to pay about $4 in shipping, but still a fantastic deal!

4. College students, head on over and check out AMAZON STUDENT today!  All the benefits of Amazon Prime {which I LOOOOOOVE}, but FREE for 6 months, and a reduced cost if you want to keep on.  If you're not an Amazon regular, it's probably not for you, but you can read more about it here.

5. Add 10 points to your Gifts to Grow account with code CABRANDSVRNOV11.

6. 30% off at Coach Factory Outlet with this coupon.  Expires 11/13.

7. FREE copy of the book, "Take Back America" here.  You will need to click an e-mail confirmation link.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Try this

I'm really into drinking hot water lately. I love my chai tea/chai latte on cold fall days, but most of the time I don't have the time to make my own, and I don't want to spend the money on it (and I don't have the time to stop to pay for one!). I find that drinking hot water is equally as comforting, and much better for me. I have taken to having it as a late night treat, or as an after dinner refreshment, or a morning pick-me up. It's so easy to just turn on the tea pot while I'm getting ready and have a mug or two of hot water.

I've been warding off a sore throat for the past couple of days, the hot water goes a long way in making it feel better! Try it!

PS: Happy All Saints Day!