Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This year's addition is the one above, of a family of four.
And it hits the nail right on the head by saying "Family, A lifetime of love"
A true friendship is rare, and precious.
She lives completely across the country from me,
Some friendships come and go, and some friendships stay and grow.
I'm SO grateful ours has stayed, and grown...
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
And finally... the sun pops up behind that house and its HUGE!! I took more pics, but I'm not that great at sunrises yet.... so that's all that really turned out!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Today marks 5 years for my husband's heart attack and 3-bypass surgery survival! No words can explain how horrified I was to hear the words "you need to come to the hospital quickly, it doesn't look good" from the doctor who called my cellphone at 815am that morning.
He had went in for a routine physical, he asked me to schedule it after having helped a friend move and seemed overly exhausted. The physical threw the doctor a bit of a red flag, so for precaution he scheduled him for a stress test. This exhaustion didn't stop him from playing with our oldest in the back yard and running a relay race with him the night BEFORE the stress test. The stress test did him in, within 5 minutes he had a massive heart attack.
Pure genetics and a fairly sedentary lifestyle (his work is a sit down at a desk type of job). He was slightly overweight, I say slightly because maybe 20#. Otherwise, healthy. So, 815am heart attack, 230pm open heart surgery. There were many obstacles along the way, but the end result is that he's healthy and has a new lease on life. Now we live by the Mediterranean diet, 95% of the time, and he walks almost daily on the treadmill. So far, in the 5 years, he's been told his heart is doing GREAT! We even managed to have a baby almost exactly 1 year after his heart surgery!!
We learned alot from the American Heart Assosication books that the nutritionist provided us with after classes we attended. Read up, it's not hard to make some changes and make your heart a healthy heart. We eat this way, our kids eat this way - so we're passing it forward to our kids since genetics (for both of us) plays a MAJOR role in heart health in our families.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
That is NOT an outhouse... but it makes for a pretty cool picture! From my moms backyard!