Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love this quote

I came across this quote today and love it... It makes me want to cry but it's so true!

"We shall come one day to a heaven where we shall gratefully know that God's great refusals were sometimes the true answers to our truest prayer."~P.T. Forsyth

And while I'm writing about most favorite quote of all time (I got it off a church sign) is:

"Patience is trusting in God's timing."

Both of these quotes really hit home now more than ever, but they are also points that need to remembered every day no matter what I'm going through.

Happy Thursday!!! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Garland Gals

My two sweet, wonderful friends, Heather & Lindsay came to visit me this weekend. I know Heather & Lindsay from when I worked for the City of Garland. Heather was my supervisor and Lindsay was hired about a month or so after I started. I had such a fun time working with these ladies as well as our friends Carmen & Kerri. I hope someday soon we can all five get together and hang out again.

It was fun seeing these two city slickers come to the small town (or sticks as they referred to it). I showed them around Maud and they thought it was funny how we have a bank in a mobile home, how small our school is, and how we have to drive to Texarkana if we want to do anything.

As much as I enjoyed having them stay with us…it was hard to say good-bye. I wish we all didn’t have such busy lives…hopefully it won’t be almost four years before we do something like this again.

Love you girls!!! Come back and see me soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011


So I changed our top picture out today...I know it's from Christmas time but it's really the only decent (recent) picture I have of us. (Plus, it's pretty special, it's the picture we took the night we found out I was pregnant with our third baby.) I hope that I can change it soon with Easter right around the corner. I got my Easter dress when we went to Dallas this past weekend and I'm super excited to wear it soon!

Today was our first field trip of the spring. As a kid, I loved field trips. As a teacher, they're not so great. I'm just a nervous wreck the whole time thinking one of my kids is going to get hurt or lost. Thankfully nothing bad happened today. But I was so glad when we were back and especially when they left for the day. I'm exhausted!

But, when I got home, this is what was waiting for me....

I can honestly say, I have the most wonderful loving hubby in the world. I know it's not nice to brag....but I feel that it's alright to brag about him. Plus, he's cooking dinner tonight!

I'm not too excited about this weekend. All I have planned is to work on 3 separate projects that are all due on April 26. I'm expecting some special company this next weekend so I'm going to do my very best to get as far along with my projects as I possibly's not going to be easy though... I hate working on the weekends!

TGIF!!!! And, I can't wait until this semester of college is over!!! Only 2 more left!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Steps in the right direction

We went to Dallas this past weekend to visit our good friends, Paula & Dave; we shopped and ate, then repeated the process. I always love going to Dallas.

Monday we had our appointment with the Reproductive Endocrinologist. We were very impressed with Dr. Chantilis. He sat down with us and thoroughly went through my charts and asked lots of questions. Steven & I were both so nervous…there were times when I thought I was going to lose it and start crying but I held it together. After our consultation, he said he was going to examine me. I was kind-of taken back, I really wasn’t expecting to be examined but I’m glad he did it. He did an ultrasound and found that I have cysts on my ovaries. My condition is callas Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and it affects my hormones. I’m so glad he was able to find something because now we have a better clue as to what steps to take to have a normal, healthy, complete pregnancy. I am, however, completely shocked that I have this disorder. I had no idea. I’ve done a lot of reading the past two days trying to get better acquainted with the disorder and I do have a few symptoms, but not too many. Most women tend to be: over weight (and I’m far from that), have irregular periods (mine are regular), have unwanted hair on certain parts of their body (I’m a very hairy person, but I always have been so I never thought anything of it), infertility (I haven’t had any problem getting pregnant, in fact I’ve gotten pregnant the first month of trying all 3 times), and acne (ever since I got off birth control pills I’ve had a terrible time with my complexion). The doc also took more blood so we’re waiting to hear back on that to know what’s going on with my hormones. My uterus is still enlarged from my pregnancy so I’m going to go back after I have 2 periods and he’s going to look at my uterus with a scope. I’m praying I’ll start my period when I should.

So all-in-all I feel good about how things went. I’m choosing to be positive and just lean on God to get me through this.