Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Textersation with the Sista

You all seemed to enjoy the last one....

And I feel like the textersation I JUST had with my sister Ashley is blog worthy.

So much so that I am blogging in the middle of a stomach bug.

Here it goes....

A= Ashley (sister)
M= Misty (me)

A: I just love us

M: Hahaha


M: Yeeeeah Sexy

M: Taken by the talented Joegy Schluchter  (this would be my son) ...

A: it's not fair to the human race how attractive I am.

M: I like to call this one..."Big Bama Boobs with Ear Damage"...

A: Gahahaha that's the day you made me bleed!!!!  (don't ask)

M: :) :) :) :)

M: ....I feel a blog post coming on....

M: "A Textersation with the Sista Part 2"

A: Ohhhhhhhhjh snaaaaaap!!!!!    (i don't know why she put a 'j' in there, but whatevs)

M: Hehehehehehehehehe

I am so thankful the Lord blessed me with a cray-cray sister. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

We spent yesterday afternoon and early evening getting festive.

Here are a few snap shots that we took during the process...

 It's so fun for the boys to hang ornaments 
that John and I had at their age.

 Thankful for a husband that will spend time
in the freezing cold hanging lights. :)

 John's grandmother made his and my stocking.
His mom made one for each of the boys.

 Noah posing by the tree.

 Good job, hubby!!

Christmas brings out the silliness in us.

When then decorating was over, we stuffed our faces with pizza, bread sticks, and wings. That will probably be tradition. YUM.

Hope the Christmas holiday is off to a good start for each of you! Merry Christmas! {that's the first time I've said that this year.... it feels good! :) }

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My own little Rocky Balboa

Noah and I went to pick up Joe from school yesterday.  We got home and Noah had lots of toys to carry inside.  We walked around to the front of our house, where we have 2 concrete steps that lead up to our front porch and doorway.

I'm not exactly sure what happened, but it seemed as though Noah stepped on to the bottom step and his foot slipped off. His hands where full, so his brow bone caught the fall on the top step.


He cried immediately and I watched as a big bruised swollen bump appeared quickly right before my eyes.  My heart broke and everything inside of me wanted to panic.

Thank goodness John was working from home.  His calmness kept me from having a heart attack :).

I spent time on the phone talking with nurses while John held Noah in front of one his favorite shows with an ice pack (our friend the bumble bee boo-boo buddy).

We all came to the conclusion that there was nothing to worry about.  No concussion or other head injury symptoms, so we put him down for a nap after a couple of hours and a good lunch.  They told us to go and "stir" him every couple of hours during nap time, just to make sure he was responding in some way.

---- Normally, these kind of things don't phase me.  I can look at the goriest of gore and I don't get nauseous or panicky.  When it's my own child, apparently, it's a different story. I was panicky. worried. nervous. nauseous. quick to pray.----

Anyways, when he woke up from his nap, he looked like this.....

...only a little worse, because his eye wasn't opened at all. 

Back on the phone with the nurses.

I didn't expect for it to swell up that much more. Was it fractured? I needed assurance.

We still concluded that there was nothing to worry about.  They did suggest (proper protocol) that we either sleep with him for the next 2 nights, or "stir" him every two hours as a precaution.

We chose to take turns waking up every couple of hours. He did great over night, but woke up looking like this....

My poor guy.

They said it would probably get uglier and take at least a week for all of the swelling to go down and for most of the bruising to go away.

The good news?  This hasn't seemed to affect him at all. 
Still all boy.
Still playing hard.
Not complaining.... he's a trooper.

(sorry for the blurry pictures... it's hard to capture decent ones, 
especially on the cell phone, when they are playing!)

I'm thankful it is nothing serious. So very thankful. But my heart still hurts every time i look at his little eye.

**Joe just told me that he put that ^^helmet^^ (aka red fire fighter hat) on Noah to protect his boo boo. These brothers sure can be sweet. :) **

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Whole Lotta This

Going on around here.

I'm pretty sure this is what we will be doing all winter long.

These boys are having a blast and this keeps them entertained for an hour at a time.
Not much can do that. :)

Here's to a winter full of forts! 
(don't tell the boys it's a fort. they call it a 'tent'. no forts around here.)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What in the world are you doing, God??

Do you ever find yourself asking that question?

I asked that question when God moved me away from my family in Birmingham. I still don't know the answer for sure.

I asked that question when, almost 6 months ago, my 24 year old sister lost her husband of 9 months. I don't know the answer.

I ask that question when my friend has tried and tried and tried to have a baby and it just hasn't happened yet. Her heart hurts.

What are you doing, God??

My sweet 16 year old cousin is suffering from an undiagnosed illness. They aren't sure how to treat it. It is taking a toll on her family.

Her daddy is a pastor and he just recently spoke to his church about this journey that his family is going through.  Watch this video. You might need it.

I don't know what God is up to. But He is good. And i do know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Click here to watch. Make sure the video you are watching is called "My Story". (it should be the 2nd video from the top)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Missing my Family

God blessed me with an AWESOME family. Following the Lord's call on our lives and leaving Birmingham, Alabama wasn't hard at all. It was leaving my family that was hard.  I'm missing them today.

sisters :)

(i really can't believe i missed out on this one...)

it's not as fun watching Bama games without my Bama family :)

 mom and dad!!

come back to Omaha, cousin Mandy!!

...just looking through some random photos. my family is BIG so there may not be a picture of everyone, but i sure do miss them all. 

In this season of thanksgiving, I'm thanking the Lord for blessing me with the best family in the world!

In other news.... this guy...

is turning 4 one week from today.


I'm so thankful for my sweet, loving, stubborn Joe man.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our First Omaha Snow

I figure I should document our first snow here in Omaha. The very first of MANY, I'm sure.

It's a little hard to see...but it's really coming down!

We celebrated with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
I'm pretty sure this is their first hot cocoa experience. (sad, i know.)

 we made a BIG mess, so we went for straws.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I didn't mean to take a blog hiatus :)

We've been busy... enjoying fall (a real fall) and all that it offers.

Dear Birmingham, AL, you should get yourself some fall weather. I think you would really like it.

So, I'm just going to ease back into this blogging thing in case I forgot how.

This is a daily occurrence...

We celebrated birthdays.  It's so fun having birthdays just a day apart.  (My bday deserves a post of it's own.  I have the best husband in the world.)

And this girl just left us this morning.  We miss you already, Aunt Ash!!  It was so fun having you for a week of fun and Halloween festivities. (which also deserves a post of it's own)

Let's hope I can catch up!