December 12, 2014

Ready for Christmas?!?! Sponsor Giveaway

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December 1, 2014

November 29, 2014




Starts tomorrow.

Usually one of my favorite seasons of the Church year, but I'm just not feeling it this time around.  This year we are preparing for two infants at our house.  The Christ Child who we honor and celebrate this time of year and always.  Who gives us hope for a better tomorrow.

November 25, 2014

Tired of Hearing All This Yet?

I've gotten the distinct impression from a few people lately (mostly IRL, not online) that they are somewhat tired of reading and hearing about this stuff.  What will happen will happen and I should just stop thinking about it somehow....magically.  No need to beat a dead horse phenomenon, or something.  Move on for the time being.  Accept what will happen and let it go.  Be happy while I can, maybe?

Guess what?

I'm tired of writing about it.

I'm tired of living it.

I don't have the luxury of choosing not to live these words I write.

So if you don't want to read anymore.

Don't read.

If you think that now isn't a convenient time to read.


And then remember what a gift that is for you.

I don't hate you for that.

Even if you hate me for making you think about it.

November 24, 2014

Twenty Nine & Five

29 weeks, 5 days.

That's how long our sweet Kenna lived.

We had 4 more days with her before she was delivered at 30 weeks, 2 days, but the date that pounds in my brain is 29 & 5.

And today I am 29 weeks.

November 21, 2014

Interdisciplinary Journey Into Ancient Egypt

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Each year I set mini goals throughout the year.   Benchmarks, so to speak, to get through all of the work we *should* finish that year.   This is an Ancient History year in our rotation and I set a goal to be done with Ancient Egypt by Thanksgiving.  Last time through, we got a *little* stuck in Ancient Egypt and never really did the Greeks and Romans justice.  By some sort of miracle, even with everything else going on, we are actually finishing up right on time!

Here is our overview of Ancient Egypt.

November 19, 2014

The Long(er) Journey

The Journey So Far

September 10th: 18 Weeks, 2 Days- Woke up with bright red bleeding, went to ER diagnosed with PPROM
September 10th-12th-  In hospital bedrest for super hydration and antibiotics
September 12th- 15th- Full bedrest at home
September 15th: 19 Weeks- Referred to Mayo Clinic
September 16th- Seen at Mayo Clinic, Diagnosed with bilateral renal agenesis (no kidneys), no bladder, and severe placenta previa, advised to have an abortion
September 16th- 30th-  Light bedrest, no driving, required "supervision" to be alone