Thursday, October 25, 2018

Our life as of now

So many things have changed these days.
We have moved into our home that has been in the works for 2 years. Mason is in 9th grade and doing Arkansas Virtual Academy. 
Steven got married to his wife that is in the Air Force. They are expecting our first grand baby in April 2019! We are so excited :) 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Being on a laptop is so foreign

So, today I started reading some of my older posts in here and I couldn't help but to laugh. Gosh, how I miss my blogging days. It was always exciting to share special moments and memories with my mommy friends. 

I am on a laptop tonight and it seems so foreign to me because I am used to doing EVERYTHING on the phone. Even reading the blog from there but I couldn't change some settings so I thought I would come here and change my settings so my friends can read up on some things in my life. :) 

Here goes publishing to see if it does it right.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

So is life

So, as of July 18 We took in Sierra, my niece. It went from Steven graduating and becoming a young man to taking in Sierra, she's 15 now. She is really amazing and full of life and spirit. We are all adjusting because of the move, the changes but in my heart I feel that it will all be great. I am going to keep an optimistic attitude about it.

I want to tell my sister so bad that I am here for her, that I am keeping her memory alive. I will keep her alive through her children. :)

Other than that, things are okay. We are making it and scraping by. I have faith that we will all be OK.

I will update more soon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Ok, I had this so I thought I'd pass this information along

So, you or a loved one has been diagnosed with endometriosis, and been told what stage the disease is at, but you’re not really sure what this means. Maybe your doctor will soon be doing a procedure to determine the stage and you need more information. Either way, it is important to know exactly what endometriosis is and what the different stages mean.The endometrium is a layer of cells that grow inside the uterus in preparation for the fertilized egg implanting. If no egg implants, the endometrial cells are shed and women experience a period. In women with endometriosis, this process does not occur quite so smoothly.Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium grows into the tissue surrounding the uterus, most often the ovaries. Instead of flowing out of the body during menstruation, the tissue stays in the other areas and eventually grows and scars.The stage of the disease is determined by several factors, including:* The location of the growths* The superficiality or depth of the growths in organs* How stuck together organs are* The growth rate of the areaYour doctor can confirm your diagnosis and determine the stage of the disease by doing a simple surgery called a laparoscopy. This is when a camera is inserted into the affected area so the doctor can see the extent of the damage.When doing a laparoscopy, the doctor will determine the severity of each of these factors and assign numbers. The total number that is reached determines what stage you are. Here is a general description of each stage.Stage 1: Less than 5. This is considered a very mild case. Adhesions (thin strings of scar tissue spread from one area to another) are superficial, thin and filmy.Stage 2: 6 to 15. This is still a mild form of the disease. This also includes thin, filmy adhesions, but the patient also has superficial and deep implants of endometrial cells.Stage 3: 16 to 40. This is moderate endometriosis. Implants are also superficial and deep, but the adhesions are still filmy, but more dense.Stage 4: Greater than 40. This is the most severe case of the disease. Many women with stage 4 experience infertility because the growths are so severe. This includes deep and superficial implants, but the adhesions are very dense. In very few women, the adhesions will have spread past the lower abdominal cavity.It is important for women to realize that pain is not a good indicator of the stage of the illness. While it makes sense for symptoms to increase as the disease progresses, many women have severe pain and other complications from only mild cases. In addition, some women never experience visible symptoms. They only find out they have endometriosis during fertility testing and other procedures.Knowing the stage of your disease will help your doctor determine and appropriate treatment plan for you. However, the stage of your disease has nothing to do with how you’ll respond to treatment. A patient with stage 1 endometriosis may respond poorly to treatment while someone with a higher stage could respond very well. Stage is also not a good indicator of whether or not your disease will reoccur once it is under control.

Love is...

"Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you." ~ Eckhart Tolle ~

A Person that inspires me...

My Memaw :) She is 92 and still as beautiful as ever. She's one of the most precious people that you can ever meet.  Her soft, kind words to match her soft, kind hands and her way she prays about your bad days and strifes with her prayers. "Pray with me now" .. I will always and forever cherish these memories and there are still more to make.

I know we all have a special person in our lives and I'm so honored to name her as one for me. She has gotten me through so many hard times and things in my life. I am forever grateful for those memories and will always hold them dear.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Something to ponder

I am really trying to keep this in mind. This is a really wise thing to say (Alyssa Knight, age 12)

Ask yourself today: What am I most thankful for?

Friday, November 25, 2011


If you Pinterest, which I am sure you probably have heard about it or you have an account,  you know that this is so addicting once you get signed in there.. I mean I just completely love to PIN things to my boards and I mean some really AWESOME ideas, might I add.. Someday, I hope to have the money to do half of what I've pinned. ha :)

Friday, October 28, 2011


Do you Instagram? I think my user name there is jus_me1 - I think I love it there. You can also do fun stuff like this ^^. :)