Captain’s Log Day 2,121

I noticed that I hadn’t written in nearly a month a couple days ago and put it on my to-do list. I don’t really know what to write about other than mundane life happenstances, because, well, life is pretty boring at the moment. Currently, we are all sick with a pair – yes, two – […]

Amalia’s 10 Month Update

This girl is TEN months old!? What?!? As usual, ever changing, Amalia has learned new things this month. She still has the same 8 teeth, but chews on her fingers a lot which has me thinking shes trying to get another set in in the back. She still wears 3-6 month clothes and I’ve officially […]

Capitain’s Log: Day 2078

We took the kids out to the park a couple days ago while the weather wasn’t too cold. they’ve been getting cabin fever, and with the Midwest weather – ever changing – it makes it hard to make plans to go outside. One day it will be nearly seventy degrees outside and then it will […]

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 […]

Amalia’s Seven Month Update

This month snuck up on me! I think that with all of the Holidays, time just escaped me. Amalia is seven months old! She weighed just over 13 pounds at her doctors visit at the end of December. She is transitioning into 3-6 month clothes now. She is working on getting her last little tooth […]

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 One

Story time! I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog before. I was going to write one post about it, but soon realized that there was way too much back story for it to be in one single post. So I’ll be doing a series instead. Coming up on five years ago […]