"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away."

5.23.2011

Eventful Week already and it has just started!

Well...Sunday started off as a beautiful day! Wanted to go swimming but that didn't go as planned. Took a nap and was gonna take the kids and let them swim and play when we awoke but around the time I opened my eyes the rain started pouring and it was thundering and lightning. So.. needless to say, we didn't get to do that. Afterwards, we decided to head to town to get a few things we needed, but I slipped and fell on the slick porch and could barely walk. Our baby girl was still moving around in my belly so I wasn't extremely worried that anything was wrong with her but shortly after I fell, I could barely walk and had a sharp pain in my lower back on the left side. So.. decided to go to the ER. Wow, do I hate that place. Too many over-dramatic people in there who think they are the only people on Earth. I was very much reminded of why I don't go unless it is an absolute EMERGENCY. To sum it up, the Dr checked me and said from what he could tell it was most likely just my muscle, to put ice on it, take it easy and gave me some pain meds that make my head spin. And I still can barely walk. Good news, baby still seems to be doing great! BAD... I'm in pain and a 4 yr old and 2 yr old do not really grasp the idea of that. But, hopefully the pain will subside in a day or two and I can get back to what all I need to do.

UPDATE: MAY GOAL!
I did find a 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide for the same amount we are paying monthly right now. So many more advantages. However, we had to apply and are now waiting to hear back (he said Tues or Wed) so in the meantime I am trying not to get my hopes up any more than I should. He said there were about 4 other that had looked at it too. Although it would be great for us and just what we need right now, if it isn't meant to be then I will keep looking! But praying that it it is :)

Friday, my little man (Kaeden) has dental surgery. I'm not excited about this, but I hope it will make his teeth feel better. He complains with them a lot. So keep him in your prayers and I'm sure everything will go as planned!

Today is Monday and the week is just now beginning but it seems that I have so much goin on... maybe not even physically but definately mentally. Hopefully things go well and continue to move forward for our family!

Will update again later... A few things to do if I can walk to the kitchen to get them done :(

5.14.2011

Reading beyond the Dirt

Our Garden: So this year I wanted to let the kids plant a small garden. Turns out its quite larger than I had originally planned and I do believe Cody and I have enjoyed it more than they have.
First Cody and my dad tilled up the dirt. I thought it was funny watching Cody use the tiller so I sat in the grass taking pics.
Ashtyn and Kaeden had more fun just playing in the dirt.


This is one of my favorite pics of her.
We planted strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, radishes, and cantaloupe! We are enjoying watching them come up more and more each and every day.






Radishes


Cucumbers




And our pepper sprouts!
I have been watching a few other plants grow as well!


I planted some flower seeds.
This is the result so far.


These are in my neighbor's yard but I can see them while I'm washing dishes and they have grown rapidly over the past two weeks.





And I'm still trying to figure out what these are. They kinda look and smell like peaches but I have no idea. I guess time will tell!


As our garden grows, we will keep posting more pics!

5.13.2011

Just Another Day in PARADISE!

Thankfully, I woke up today with a little more energy. It isn't quite as hot as it has been. I have unfortunately been miserable and out of energy lately. Everytime I try to do something, I feel like I'm going to fall over. And taking my vitamin seems to make it worse. AND, it's not even technically summer yet :( but today I feel a little better although still tired. 
So since I have a bit more energy, I am going to work on some of my goals for May and see what I can accomplish. I have fed the kids and now they want some popcorn. I ate a fairly fulfilling breakfast of wheat toast and cheese grits. Drank cappuccino and now I'm drinking hot Earl Grey tea. Next I think I will have a bottle of water.
My next intentions are to clean the kids' room and the living room. Wash the dishes. Do some laundry. Get Cody. Take the trash out and clean the car if it doesn't rain before we get to that. Then onto making dinner. Give the kids a bath and then some time to relax.
Unfortunately Cody was supposed to have tomorrow off, but I think he has decided to work. So... one more day of just me and the kids.
Now off to get some of this stuff accomplished and hopefully not exhaust myself. Maybe if I see some of it getting done then I will be motivated to do more and not get discouraged. Update again later :) Hope everyone has a good day!

5.11.2011

May goals!

Goals for May:

Fun:
Go to Chattanooga with Mom, Dad & Cody and let Kaeden and Ashtyn play in the water and have a picnic!


Home:
Clean and organize each room. (I still haven't gotten settled in from moving)
Keep up with the laundry. Not only do I need to wash it but put it up as well.
Wash dishes daily.
Pick up kids' toys daily (with their help)
Go through clothes and donate those that we no longer wear and organize the ones that we do.
Start preparing for baby girl.

DIY/Craft:
Organize scrapbook stuff`.
Work on Scrapbooks.

Teach:
Continue working on ABCs. (Saying and writing)
Continue working on numbers.
Finish potty training Ashtyn (almost there!)
Start teaching the kids about money and its value.

Cook:
Make meals each day (stop eating out so much)...see next goal.
Learn how to make at least one new meal each week.
Make a weekly grocery list and stick to it.
Work on getting the kids to eat a larger variety of food.

Money/Finance:
With Cody, make a precise budget and stick to it.
Start a savings account.
Clip coupons and use them.

Health/Fitness:
Go walking each day. (Preferably with someone to keep motivated).
Make a bedtime routine and stick to it.
Eat healthy meals daily.
Take vitamin.

General "To-do" :
Clean car and keep it clean.
Keep up garden.
Look for 3 bedroom place within our budget.
Make sure everything is paid on time.
Start planning our wedding!

5.10.2011

Ultrasound OB appt today! A little nervous...

I have another OB appt today and for the first time I am a little nervous. We went last week and found out we are having a baby girl. Everything seemed fine however there were a few things that the technician was unable to view. So now I'm just a tad bit worried but hoping everything's fine. Actually though my biggest concern is that she hasn't been moving quite as much in the last week. Although I'm sure she's fine and I'm just being a normal concerned mommy, I will be relieved to see her again on the ultrasound today! And this will only be the 2nd appt that Cody hasn't been able to go to so I was a little disappointed about that as well. I really love seeing his face light up when he sees her little arms and legs moving around and when I tell him she has his feet (which she definately does cause they look nothing like mine lol). But I guess I should be thankful that he was able to go to the last one to find out that "it" was a GIRL! Have to say that I had gotten my hopes up for a boy, probably because early in my pregnancy the Dr. said it looked like the baby was a boy but he wasn't certain, but she is definately growing on me :) and I couldn't be more happy! Now, if we can just agree on a name...
Anyways, I'll keep everyone updated and let you know how today goes and I'm sure my worries are just that and nothing to be concerned about, at least that's what I am hoping.
For now I'm gonna lay back down with my other two angels and get some rest since sleeping in a bed with them and Cody is becoming a struggle (I get stuck in the middle) and that's not easy being pregnant. But updates and more posts to come so follow along and share in our joy!

5.09.2011

Back in the Game!

ok, ok ... I know it has been almost a year now since I have posted so I have a lot of catching up to do. So... later today I plan to post my first "real" post in a long time. I have lots of plans and very much looking forward to my future or should I say 'our' future. I intend to use this blog as a way of pushing myself with my goals, sharing memories and milestones of my family, and possibly venting at times hopefully less than others, as well as sharing ideas and creations (and possibly stealing a few from others). All in all, I want to share Life and the way we experience it. so.. Alas, look forward to many more posts in the near future! Hope you will follow!
Cody Trosclair, Fiance

Kaeden Makiah Davidson, Son

Ashtyn Shaide Davidson, Daughter

London Avery Trosclair, Daughter

Randy Gunter, Dad

Teresa Gunter, Mom

Randall (Buddy) Gunter, Brother

Rachel Gunter, Sister in law

Erika Young, Niece

William Gunter, Nephew

Dominic Gunter, Newphew







Ashley Bier
Jennifer Byer
Sharon Walker
Erica Scalf





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