Survival Mode

This week has been rough guys. All five of us have RSV after Sylas brought it home from school exactly a week ago. I’m constantly wearing someone else’s mucus, chasing kids around going from nose to nose with a box of tissues trying to keep it under control. One sneeze and Niagara falls cuts loose. […]

The KonMari Method

Since beginning my major lifestyle change, I have learned a lot, and its only been what, a week? Probably not even that long. After seeing a lot of videos about the “KonMari method” from YouTube, I decided to google it and investigate a bit more. I had the general idea of what it was about […]

Major Lifestyle Change

I’m generally not one to make New Years resolutions. If I decide to diet or work out, Its because I feel like I should, not because its a “new year, new me” thing. Maybe its timing, maybe this year is different, but I have decided to try a lifestyle change this year. Clutter is something […]

Christmas Gift Ideas

This year is probably going to be one of my favorite Christmases yet. I’ve got kids of different ages and stages that are taking in the holiday season in different ways. Sylas is really excited for it this year. He asks daily how far away it is. We actually mailed his letter to Santa yesterday. […]

The Gift of Life: Part Seven

On April 28, 2013, my parents moved back home. It was bittersweet, leaving behind the friends that they had made but so looking forward to all the memories to be made at home. His transplant journey was far from over though. He would have to continue visiting St Louis for the rest of his life. […]

The Gift of Life: Part Six

The recovery process had started. The transplant program focused on a fast rehabilitation process, with lots of vigorous conditioning, preventing the body from getting used to being in bed and keeping his new lungs in the shape they were in before transplant. He was sitting up in bed just two days after surgery and out […]

The Gift of Life: Part Two

The hunt for a transplant organization was on. He applied at several different institutions to get on the list. Even Mayo clinic wouldn’t accept his case. They all told him that because he had scoliosis, it would complicate the operation and could compromise the lungs that they put in there. They decided to give it […]