December 30, 2008

Broken Heart

Tyler's girlfriend dumped him!!! Can you believe it?? I knew it would happen, but as an over protective momma I wanted to call her and give her a piece of my mind. Did I you ask? No, I didn't. This is the girl that Tyler worked so hard to get a nice necklace for. He talked to her on the phone several times a day. Why did she break up with him? Well, she said he didn't talk to her enough. Are you kidding me? We had to make him get off of the phone.

Anyway, I'm kind of glad this has happened. He was getting very consumed with this girl. It did break my heart to see him hurting. That bothered me so much more than the fact that she broke up with him. I love him so much and this was the first time he actually cried over a girl. There's nothing like feeling that overprotective instinct rise up inside of you. I told him that we loved him and to just let it go.

The next day, all was fine! Thank goodness he's not into something too serious.

December 18, 2008

He's done!!!

We brought Brayden to the surgery center this morning at 8:00. His surgery was scheduled for 9:15. At 8:45 they took him back to pre-op holding. He was very nervous. He asked if they could put his IV in after he was asleep. Of course he is too old for that so the nurse said no. He then got a shot of versed. He started crying after that. He cried very hard until they took him for the surgery. After about an hour and 15 minutes, the doctor came out to talk to us. He was successful in finding the cyst and removing it. He said his tonsils were enormous. He also said that he barely had any adenoid tissue. All in all it was a huge success. We got to see him after about an hour. He does have a JP drain coming out of his neck. He will have it a day or two. We are staying overnight in the surgery center in case Bray has any breathing difficulty.

I want to tell you how this time has blessed me so much. Brayden continually asked for us to pray over him. Each time my heart was full of pride because he loves our Father in heaven so much. He called Carri and asked her to pray with him a couple of times. How sweet he is.

December 17, 2008

So I'm a little nervous

Tomorrow is the big day. What day you might ask? Brayden will have surgery tomorrow to remove the cyst he has in his neck. He will also have his tonisils and such out. The name of the cyst is thyroglossal duct cyst. If you want to read about this type of cyst you can go to this link: It is a fairly rare type of cyst. We go to the doctor today at 3:00 to find out what time his surgery will be and where it will be. We were told he would have to stay overnight.

I would like to ask for everyone's prayers during this time. Please pray for the surgeons, the nurses, the hospital staff, and anyone else who will be taking care of Brayden. Please pray for Brayden's quick recovery. Please pray for our family. Pray that we will have peace during this time, and pray for our patience as Brayden recovers.

We love each of you dearly. I will post pics and updates in the next few days of Brayden.

December 15, 2008

He's growing up so fast

Well for those of you who don't read facebook I thought I would post here as well.

On Saturday we set out to find the perfect necklace for Tyler's "girlfriend." We went to 4 different stores and ended up at James Avery. Tyler was very diligent about picking this necklace out. He got one that has 2 interlocking hearts. It is a beautiful necklace for a teenage girl. We had to discuss the cost and how he was going to pay us back. He is such a sweet boy.

Saturday Quentin bought Tyler his first razor and can of shaving cream. We then all stood in the bathroom as Quentin taught Tyler how to shave. I wanted to take pictures, but Tyler and his Daddy didn't think that would be very cool. He only shaved his mustache. This is such a huge step in a young man's life. He is growing up so fast. He looks different without the hair in the corners of his mouth. He is so handsome. Any way this was such a big deal for Quentin and Tyler.

We are so proud of you Tyler!!!!

December 5, 2008

Major events

Hey friends.....

Well it's been a long time since I have posted and several things have happened.

First of all, I had gastric bypass surgery on November 10th. Wow, I've already lost 31 pounds. I can't believe it. It's nice to see the weight come off, but it has by no means been easy. I have had many hurdles to overcome. I have started a separate blog to detail my journey in this weight loss. It's called My Personal Battleground. I started it a week or so after my surgery and have been documenting my hospital stay, weight loss, and emotional battles that I've gone through. I have it set to private because I am talking about my weight and I think that is a very personal subject. If you would like to read it, email me and I will give you access. I just don't want any and everybody out in blogger world to be able to read it. My email address is I am very excited about the changes in my body and I can't wait to see what is to come.

Secondly, my sister moved out yesterday. It wasn't pleasant and I hate that she left on the terms that she did, but it is what it is. I do have to say that it was nice to just have my family at home last night. All of the boys were excited to be able to sit around in their underwear if they wanted to. I love my sister and her boys dearly, but she really needs help that I can't give her. Maybe someday she will see that everyone is not out to get her and that we truly love her.

Lastly, we finished up football season and started basketball. It is a never ending cycle of sports. I guess that is what happens at this age. We love it and can't wait for every single game.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy Christmas shopping. I myself have only done a little bit.

I hope each of you have a blessed day. Love you all.

November 4, 2008

Let's Stand

I have felt led this morning to just pray and speak blessings over our great country this morning. I have asked that God call out his people to vote today in this historic election. I know that no matter what happens today, it will all be part of the greater plan that He has for us. I just encourage each and every one of you to pray over your ballot and decisions. I ask that you seek God's guidance in making your decisions and then vote the way he leads you. I ask that we all be diligent tonight in praying for our country. As Christians we will stand together and face tomorrow with the promise of our God's love and grace. I praise Him daily for giving me the freedoms that I have and allowing me to serve Him. GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!!!!!

October 29, 2008

Finally a date......

Well many of you know that I have been trying for over a year to get approved for gastric bypass surgery. Guess what.....I'm approved. Yeah!!!! Last week my insurance company denied my request due to me breast feeding 3 years ago and losing weight. My doctor appealed that yesterday. I talked to his office at 11:33 yesterday and they were about to get on the call with the insurance company. At 11:40 they called back and the ruling had been overturned. Praise God. I had already decided that if I wasn't approved then it was God's will and I would deal with it. So after telling me that I was approved Sandra said that we could schedule my surgery for November 5th. NOVEMBER 5TH???? That's just next week. I asked if they had anything else open and she said November 10th. I took that date. So, I will be having surgery on November 10th!!!! I am so excited and so nervous. It has started to hit me that I will be missing Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, and various other things. I'm okay with that. This is something that I've wanted for 2 years and it's going to be a reality in less than 2 weeks. Wow!!!! I will ask for support from everyone. I know I will need the encouragement. We went to dinner with friends last night to celebrate. We won't be going to dinner again for awhile so we thought we should get it over with. I will start my pre-surgery diet this weekend and get ready for the big day. Praise you Father for giving me this opportunity and I will give it my all. Thank you friends for being there for us. We appreciate each and everyone of you.