Wednesday, May 22, 2013






A couple of Amelia's one year pictures that I snapped a couple weeks ago. I'm really wanting to have pictures taken of all the kids, but haven't found a photographer in Idaho that I love. I'm about ready to make a trip to California just for some pictures.

I've enjoyed her so much lately. I wonder how it's possible, but everyday my love and joy for her grows. Today she was playing peek a boo with Caleb and I at lunch. She was laughing so hard and I wanted to freeze time. I love this stage she's at. 

I wonder if I'll ever write that life isn't busy. Probably not. Life is full and there is always something to do. It's a blessing. Whenever I feel like I just want a break I think back to being on bed rest. What long days those were. I would have given anything to get up and do the laundry. It helps to remember those times on days like today when I never found the bottom of the laundry basket. 

We've put an offer on the house that we're renting and it was accepted. It seems as though everything will go through smoothly, but I'm hesitant to get too excited until it's official. Although I'm already picking out paint colors. 

I scheduled Elijah to have his tonsils and adenoids removed today. He saw the Dr. on Monday and he thought it would probably be good to remove them for a number of reasons, but was a little hesitant. He sent me home and I've spent the last two nights listening to him sleep because the Dr. suspected that he probably has sleep apnea. After two nights of listening I believe he does and the Dr. thinks we definitely need to take them out now that sleep apnea is confirmed. I know it's very routine, but I'm sad for him. At the age of 4 having a major surgery that I'm told has a hard recovery. It's been a reminder to me of how broken our bodies are and that this is not our true home.

Today is day 17 of no sugar. (well sort of no sugar...no junk or processed food, but we have had sugar in forms of pure maple syrup and raw local honey) I'll write more on this later, but I can say I'm feeling good. Those first days were much harder than I thought they were going to be. I'm amazed that I really can tell a difference even though I would say we have a habit of eating healthy. 

I keep thinking that I'll start blogging more regularly. I have so many thoughts swirling around my head that I want to write out. But I've found that I'm writing them more and more in my journal. I appreciate reading posts from people who are honest and vulnerable. You can relate and sometimes they've put something into words that you couldn't. But I struggle doing that very thing here. I'm a private person who has a hard time opening up to my closest friends. I find that writing out those thoughts for anyone to read is nearly impossible for me. So, it stays a little quiet around here.

Well, it's 9:45 and after two nights of very little sleep I'm struggling to keep my eyes open. So this is the end of a very random post. 


6 comments:

katygirl said...

hi. i'm so glad you blogged.

day 17 of no sugar! i'm so glad for you. making life changes like that is crazy hard, but i think it is so good. the occasional splurge gets me through to the next time. ;)

xoxo. love you.

christina said...

she is adorable!

no sugar, your my hero!

busy. yes life is so busy.

bandofbrothers said...

precious babygirl! i love her! and i love YOU. i always feel like you are so open and honest with me, i never would have suspected you private. but i understand.

will be praying for Elijah's surgery!!!!!

and no sugar is reallllly hard. i remember ditching it for 7 months. why oh why did i got back to it???!!!! keep up the good work!

julie said...

Jess!
Thanks for your note. So timely and so appreciated. Amazing... we are in the process of the tonseil/adenoid-ectomies too. Sounds like cade has the same thing. The ENT we saw was confident they will need to come out too. So sad, like you said... but hopefully it will make breathing easier! (Not sure about Elijah, but Cade wakes up sleepy, with circles under his eyes, still bedwets, and has trouble gaining weight... all things they say can be related..) Anywho, I'm walking that road with you!! :)
xo
julie

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Kirra said...

loved this little update! calling you soon friend!!! love you!

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