Tuesday, September 30, 2008

how big is she?

slow down...you are getting too big!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

encourage and support those trying to cure cancer!

please visit here and consider writing a note to encourage the two amazing women, bobbie and becky, who are walking to find a cure for cancer! they are walking for my mom!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

please go and do this now

Last week Oprah talked about the following and I just watched it tonight. There is a lot of sickness out there. If you didn't watch I am going to write this so that it may cause you to act. They were talking about child molesters who are exchanging videos and pictures of children being raped. One Law Enforcement Officer said the one image that he will never get out of his head is one of a little girl with her umbilical cord stump still on her belly, being vaginally raped.

DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!! The bill is being decided on THIS WEEK!!

Help Pass Senate Bill 1738—The PROTECT Our Children Act

Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of sexual abuse each year. Due to the sheer lack of resources, law enforcement is unable to follow up on the majority of leads they have.

The PROTECT Our Children Act will:

Authorize over $320 million over the next five years in desperately needed funding for law enforcement to investigate child exploitation.

Mandate that child rescue be a top priority for law enforcement receiving federal funding.
Allocate funds for high-tech computer software that can track down Internet predators.
Act Now!

Your U.S. senators will be voting on the bill soon, so it is crucial you contact them immediately.
Go to www.senate.gov to find contact information for the senators in your state. Search for your senator by name or state by clicking on the arrow from either dropdown menu. Contact information is provided here. To send an e-mail, click on "Web Form" below his or her name, and e-mail your letter to make a difference!

Call Your Senators
If you choose to contact your senators by phone, be sure to tell them, "Vote yes on Senate Bill 1738—The PROTECT Our Children Act."

Write to Your Senators
If you choose to write a letter, fax, telegram or e-mail, you may use the following sample letter—and modify it how you see fit.

Dear Senator:

I know that you believe, like I do, that we must do everything possible to protect children from sexual predators. That is why I am asking for your help.

Last year alone, U.S. law enforcement identified over 300,000 criminals who were trafficking in movies and pictures of young children being raped and tortured. Experts say that one in every three of these criminals has local child victims. Child pornography trafficking over the Internet has given us a trail of evidence that leads straight to their doorsteps, but the vast majority of these children will never be rescued because investigators are overwhelmed, outnumbered and underfunded.

As your constituent, I urge you to do everything in your power to pass the PROTECT Our Children Act (S. 1738, Biden-Hatch). This bipartisan legislation passed the House 415-2, but it is now the victim of petty partisan politics.

Now that we know where these children are and how to protect them, there is no excuse for the Senate to fail to take action this session.

(Your name here)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

great gmas house

this will be a long post with lots of pictures!!! we (me and bug) went to savannah this week to help my grandmother (juicy lucy) get back on her feet after knee surgery. we left monday morning and got back a few hours ago on saturday night. what fun! here are some pictures from our adventure!

melt down at craker barrel.

rocking chair at cb. the ladies out on the porch LOVED her!!

playing in the car since we got locked out of gmas house!!

OUCH! gmas knee! it looks SO much better now. the swelling has gone down a ton!

playing cards. this was so funny. i have a video that i will post later. but she was going back and forth from the 2 chairs and moved cards for about an hour. she was sweating!!

my little girl who is usually a swingaphobe LOVED the swing!

milkshake from mickeydees while we waited for gma to have her therapy.

playing in the fridge. her new thing is to get in and try to shut the door while saying "bye, bye maggie".

playing the organ. she got up here all by herself.

her feet and hands at the beach!

beach night one!

beach night two.

notice the hair.

the wind was blowing so hard we couldn't stay long.

washing her beep beep.

reading with great grandma (she finally learned how to say ga~ma this week!)

trying to GET INSIDE the bottom of the cabinet!

tissues everywhere!

my sweet ball of love braylin. he is my 2nd cousin. he is such a love!!

kissing cousins!

one the ride home getting ready for sleepy!

out like a light!

we had the best time. she learned how to say a few words together at a time! when we went to get the mail, i handed it to her. she almost dropped it, but then said, "i got it"!! she also learned to to say: "i love you very much mommy" :)

this is also another conversation between us:

mags: milk
mom: what do you say?
mags: please...MOMMY
mom: what do you say?
mags: thank you, welcome!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

mammo update

so, thanks for all of the words of encouragement and prayers this week. i am happy to report that on monday all i had was a cyst full of fluid. they went in and stuck a needle in it and it "popped". yeah!!

so that is over, man am i glad. that was a very stressful week, but i am so glad that i did it. it is better to know. like i have mentioned before if you need to schedule your mammogram and you havent bc you are scared it will hurt, TRUST ME, it didnt. not even a little bit. the needle aspiration didnt hurt either. i thought she was still doing the numbing needle when she said all done. so there. no more excuses. go, do it, you will be glad you did :)

and for those of you who come here for her:

Friday, September 12, 2008


so this week started out great. i called the hospital and made an appointment to get my 1st mammogram. i had planned to get one before i got pregnant with mags but if you even think you might be pregnant you cant get one. so i had to cancel that appointment. so finally with my moms cancer coming back i decided i better go! so i called on monday, went on tuesday and got a call from my dr on wed. uh oh! well i didnt get his message until after office hours. ~ i need to be better about checking voice mail. ~ so anyway of course i was a little nervous. i guess bc of the hippa laws he cant say anything on the message so he just said call me about your mammogram as soon as you can. ummmm. so i had to wait until thursday am to call him. well he called me first!!

gotta love that but it made me a little more nervous. he said they found something and i needed to go in to get more films. so i called and asked if they could fit me in right away. they did. i had to go back in thursday 12:30. (even though i put off the test for a while, once i make a decision i dont like to wait around.) its the activator in me if you are familiar at all with now discover your strengths.

anyway, so i finally called my mom bc i had not called her or my hubby yet. no need to have them worry if they didn't need to. my mom and dad drove over to be with me at the hospital.

so i went in and they did another mammogram just on the right side. by the way if you are reading this and you are a woman who is old enough to get a mammogram go, it DID NOT HURT! not even round two when they squeezed the fire out of me.anyway so i got another mammogram and then they came to me and told me i had to get an ultrasound. i guess they were not sure from the films so protocal has them do a ultrasound.

it was weird being there having this bc the last ultrasound i had i WAS SO EXCITED bc i was going to see my baby! now i was going to see this thing, whatever it is that is in me.

the nurse was so nice, they are so gentle and kind during this process. so i had an ultrasound and this is what we saw:

see the black spots? well black spots are good bc mostly they are just filled with fluid, no big deal, you drain them and move on. but mine is called a complicated cyst, bc there is some greyish white in the black.

if you click on this to enlarge it you can see a white streaks in the one view on the bottom. they said it was probably no big deal but of course that is easy to say when you are the nurse :)

anyway i go in this coming monday at 8:30 am to have it aspirated. if it wont come out we will move on to plan b. that is all i have for now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

chapter 1 of my moms story


1st shower

here is what it looks like when my 18 month old takes a shower for the 1st time!!

she LOVED it!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

my moms blog

hi all. i started a blog for my mom. please visit.


Monday, September 1, 2008