Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Making A Come Back

While eating breakfast with Paeton (3.5years) this morning, we were reminiscing about 2011 and all the cool things we did. Despite the great conversation, in the back of my mind all I was thinking about was all the craziness this year entailed. I sat there with a pit of guilt surrounding me...thinking of all the memories I felt I missed because I was too busy 'rushing' to the next task I had to get done.

In 2012, I'm making a come back. Coming back to my life, my family, my husband and me. More to come...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Taking a Break!

Hi Everyone,

I'm taking a break from blogging for the summer. Hopefully I'll be back at it in the Fall. I'm just trying to make sure I'm not missing making memories by focusing too much on recording the memories.

Happy Summer!
:) Marlaina

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Evan's On The Mend

Evan is breathing a little better each day - praise God. I can tell he knows the medicine in the nebulizer helps him because he's tolerating it better and better with each dose. Paeton and Evan were playing together so nice tonight and for a bit, Evan seemed back to normal.

1st Zoo Trip of 2011!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Super Sick Evan

Mr.Evan is pretty sick these days. He had RSV when he was 3 months old and his lungs never fully recovered from it. For the past 6 months, he's had weeks where he's okay and weeks where he struggles taking a breath. He got really bad on Tuesday and finally they said he needs to take a nebulizer home and receive treatments daily.

Here's the drawer of all of Evan's medication. He receives one type of breathing treatment every 4 hours and another type of treatment twice a day for the next 3 months.

Here's the cow breathing machine - he hates it.

Not a happy boy but after his treatment he feels so much better. See below.

Paeton was really upset this week because Evan got to stay home with mommy and she had to go to school. We made a sign for her, took some pictures and e-mailed it to her classroom.

Evan also missed seeing his teachers so we made a sign for them and sent the pictures over.

We're hoping to go back to work and school on Monday. Until then, I have to say, I'm enjoying the extra time with my little man even if he's sick.

Evan - 9 Months

Kings & Queens

The kid's daycare had a 'Kings & Queens' themed day - here's what Paeton and Evan wore. Paeton was insistent on needing a yellow hat but we couldn't find one.

My 30th Birthday

Wow...can't believe I'm blogging about my 30th birthday...yikes! My co-workers in coordination with Jodi threw me an AMAZING surprise party last Friday night at Habaneros, my favorite Mexican restaurant. I thought Jodi and I were going out to dinner but when he couldn't get reservations till 8pm, we had to kill some time. Let's get a margarita on the way? Surprise! It was really well planned and I didn't suspect a thing. Well...except when we HAD to get the car washed on the way to the restaurant because all of sudden the mud was REALLY bothering Jodi. That was weird. Turns out we just needed to kill some time.

My actual birthday was interesting. My co-workers organized a great breakfast for myself and another co-worker of mine - she was May 2nd and I was May 3. I received 3 bouquets of flowers which have made my desk look beautiful. However, later that day, we found out that Evan was having a real hard time breathing and needed to get to a doctor asap. I spent 3 hours with him at the doctor getting breathing treatments and oxygen. We now have an at home nebulizer and he's getting treatments every 4 hours. We came home at 8pm that night to dinner and cake that Jodi and Paeton had prepared. They made my birthday so special despite all the craziness of the day.

More about Mr.Evan in my next post.

Thanks so everyone who made my birthday so special!

Jodi's 30th Birthday

We celebrated Jodi's 30th Birthday on Thursday, April 28, 2011. I ordered pizza (our favorite family meal) and we had an ice cream cake. Paeton LOVES birthdays and was SO excited for it to be Daddy's Birthday.

Easter 2011-Part 2

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Easter 2011-Part 1

Here's our Easter pictures from Easter Sunday - just our family of four.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Laundry Room Revamped

Here is what our laundry room looked like before our washer went out. We had a nice counter and a built in washer and dryer. The only issue is that the washer and dryer were very small. Upon purchasing a new washer and dryer we had to rip out the counter.


Here are our new shelves where a cabinet and drawer used to be.

New built in shelf to replace the counter. As you can see the new washer and dryer are significantly bigger than the old washer and dryer. We have actually cut the amount of loads of wash we do each week in half!

Sink put back in place and still functional.

Finished Product!

My first blog post ever....Jodi.

Movin' & Groovin'

Evan is certainly figuring out how to get around the house and how to play with his sister. When they are both in good moods, they play very nice together which makes me so happy.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Taste of Summer

We raced home from church today, changed into play clothes and ran outside to enjoy a few hours of great weather - 80 degrees today!