Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I have been in a writing funk..... Several times I have sat down at the computer and NOTHING comes to me. I will try to catch you up on my last couple of weeks.

 My dad was very sick in the CCU @ Henry last week. Nothing is harder than watching the strongest man you know be so weak and in pain. His heart was slowly failing. His blood was not completely flowing to the lower chambers properly. They conducted a cath to find no blockages. Praise God! On Friday they re-shocked his heart. So know its just a sit and wait kind of thing. He is having pain from somewhere too. They did scans, ultrasounds and other tests on the liver, pancrease, gallbladder and lungs but have found nothing. He is out on disability for awhile. So please continue to pray. He is about to go insane not working or being able to do anything.

Trent had his first games of the season last week. He has been moved from 3rd to shortstop. He likes the change because he is always moving aroung at the SS position. He pitched in the first one striking out 5 batters, but we lost 10-9. The second game was on Saturday along with our Opening Day. We won that game 15-4! It's different not being a MUDCAT but a BRAVE is second best I guess. I had worked several weeks on our float... did the best I could considering I was the only one doing it. Thanks to Nolan Construction for helping cut out the Tomahawk. I will post pictures soon.

Does anyone know where the spell check went on this blog? It's driving me crazy! 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Opening Day @ Ola Field

9/10 Ola Braves!
We had our Opening Day. I was exhausted but my tomahawk turned out awesome! Go BRAVES!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Time Flies

Look at my precious children! Seems like only yesterday they were babies. These are the first studio pictures that I have ever had done. There are more to be loaded up but I havent received them yet! I can not wait to get these back from the studio. Trent looks like a little man and Alyssa a princess.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Will You Be A Heart Hero

I'm joining millions of other kids to help save lives with the American Heart Association's Jump Rope For Heart Program!

Trent is doing Jump Rope For Heart at his school and learning about kids, like him, with special hearts. He is also learning about his own heart, and how to take care of it. And his getting active and jumping rope!

Please help him save lives and be a Heart Hero!

When we face the inevitable dark days of life, we must choose how we will respond. Will we allow ourselves to sink even more deeply into our own sadness or will we do that difficult work of pulling ourselves out? We bring light to the dark days of life by turning first to God, and then to trusted family members and friends. Then, we must go to work solving the problems that confront us. When we do, the clouds will eventually part, and the sun will shine once more within us.

As some of you are aware, back in 2008 Trent was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome is a heart rhythm problem (arrhythmia) caused by an extra abnormal electrical pathway in the heart. In a normal heart, electrical impulses travel from the upper chambers (atria) to the lower chambers (ventricles) in an organized, rhythmic pattern through the atrioventricular node ? or AV node.

In people with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, there's an extra pathway between the upper and lower chambers of the heart, which allows the electrical signals to bypass the AV node. When electrical signals travel through this abnormal detour, the signals reach the ventricles too early ? a condition called preexcitation. Electrical signals can also travel through the AV node and then go back up the extra pathway, which can create a short circuit and lead to fast heart rate (tachycardia).

That summer his heart was able to be fixed and now he is healthy! Please help me raise money for the American Heart Association and be a Heart Hero!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Where have I been?

I can't believe that it's been THAT long since I posted. I have been extrememly busy with just LIFE stuff.
Baseball season has started back for Trent. So between that and Girl Scouts we have been running nonstop. Although.... I am not complaining.... That's what I love to do. What I don't like to do is..... have my car breakdown twice in two weeks, taking it to the dealership, leaving it there and not getting it back for 2 weeks and it still doesn't run right. It is undering warranty which is an awesome thing... but going to and from Cumberland Pkwy everyday... I have to have trust in my car.
I love, love my car.... but with 92,000 miles on her... maybe its time to part ways.

Trent is on a new ball team this season, Ola BRAVES. This is going to be quite different. He has been a Mudcat since he was 6. New team... new coach... It's hard to adjust to something new. I finally got the uniforms ordered, which is always stressful. So now I am busy planning for the Opening Day parade.... tomahawks and all.

Brett finally took Alyssa's training wheels off her bike. When he did she zoomed across the front yard. No worries, she did awesome. That's all she wants to do now.

More later....