Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Isaac's Eye Update

"Now where did I put my glasses?!" "Maybe moms purse. . . "

Some of you have been asking about how things with Isaac's eyes are going so I thought I would update everyone!

We went to the doctor last Wednesday and it seems that his condition has improved a little but they still want to do surgery. Just to give you some back information, they diagnosed Isaac with Strabismus, which is from my understanding a fancy medical work for lazy eye. (Side note, I may say "lazy eye" because I am the mommy, but if anyone else calls it a lazy eye I might open hand slap you to the mouth) just kidding. . . anyhow, they also said he is a little far sighted in one of his eyes, hence the need for glasses.

Anyway, the doctor wants to do surgery to adjust the muscles in the side of the eye to make his left eye look straight (tighten one muscle and loosen the other). The surgery only lasts an hour with one hour of recovery following.

I am thankful that they can provide this surgery but not super happy about my little man having to go under anesthesia for this procedure. Also, Blake will be in Virginia Beach for graduate school work the day Isaac's surgery is scheduled, March 5th. But, thankfully my mom will be coming up the day before to help me with all that! Thanks mom! :)

So, my last thoughts on this are:

1. God can still heal him, we are still praying for a miracle


2. I am thankful that in this day and age they can perform these surgeries at a young age and fix the problem if it comes to that.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Day # 2!

Well it snowed again! I believe we got just under 6 inches last night. This snow was much more fun than the last because we could make a snowman! Lee and Kasey came over and joined in on the fun. Here are some pics:
Our HUGE snowman
My Snowbaby!
Isaac and Kay. Isaac said "Kay, I'm not sure about this" :)
Lee and Blake putting the final touch on the snowman

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We started off with a bit of a rough morning, but on the bright side Isaac has sideburns.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Expiration Date

This might be a somewhat random entry but here we go.

Just a moment ago I put down my tired little man in hopes that he will take at least a 3 hour nap(please Lord, pleeeeaaaassse)and then wandered into the kitchen to finally make lunch for myself. It is almost 2 o'clock.

So, I decided to kick it old school and make english muffin pizzas because it is somewhat low maintenance. As I was getting the cheese out I checked the expiration date and it said 1/22/10. And I thought "No way", chunked it in the trash and got out a fresh bag.

Then it hit me. I bet you can tell a lot about people in how they respond to expiration dates. For some such as myself it is a hard rule. If it's past the date you can bet I won't be using it. My husband on the other hand, will cut mold off of cheese and still use it. ughhhh

Side note. This reminds me of a story from a few months ago to further support my point. We had a bunch of people over for dinner one night in the fall and Blake made his famous bar-b-que chicken. Well we had a bunch left over and put it in the fridge. NINE days later my hubby decides to make dinner with "left overs". What does he make? Chicken Tacos. Technically Bar-b-que Chicken Tacos. My judgement was surely impaired. I was in a moment of weakness. . . ecstatic that I didn't have to cook dinner. That dinner probably cost us $10 in toilet paper when it was all said and done. And since then I don't do "left overs" revamped by my dear hubby.

So anyway, as I thought more about expiration dates I realized that I am not a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl. I'm pretty cautious and not much of a risk taker. I've become better over the years but I'm not there yet. With expiration dates I think to myself "That's there for a reason, and I'm not gonna make myself sick for nothing". My hubby is more "relaxed" about that stuff, though "relaxed" may not be the word I would choose. Maybe. . . stubborn. Who said that? :)

Anyway, what do you think about expiration dates? Are you a straight laced kinda person or do you think of them more as a guideline?