Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the wait...and an update

Hi all!

I know it is kinda rude of me to ask for all of your prayers for my lil Layla and then take a blog break for Turkey Day and not do a check in with my prayers warriors. 

I apologize.  I do, I do.

I am trying to put on my patience hat and do just that.  Be patient.  Because really I have no choice.
{Everyday is a journey.  By Rhonna}

After learning that my small 3 year old little girl was having over 9,000 irregular heartbeats A DAY....I was given an electrophysiologists name and an appointment date of January 6, 2011!!!! 

Yep.  So we wait.  And wait...

Not cool.  But, my thoughts are...

1. EFF!!!  I only had 600 irregular heartbeats when I had a holtor monitor on a few years back.  {Panic.}
2. Okay, breathe.  I don't like that she is having that many irregular heartbeats a day.  Sh*t!
3. But.  If she were in any real life threatening danger, Texas Children's Hospital would have admitted her.  Right?  Right. 
4. Be calm.  Have faith.

So.  If ya'll prayer warriors wouldn't mind....I could - and Layla could - still use those sweet prayers.  Thanks.

And it is people, and stories, and faith, like THIS, that keeps me calm.  And faithful. 

remembering ewan button

Monday, November 29, 2010

I've been wiggled...

Yes, you read that correctly.  I am officially a wiggler. 
And after reading what exactly a wiggler is....click here to learn...I have to agree.  I have always been a wiggler. 
Never can sit still.  Always have rambling thoughts, ideas, concepts...yep, that's me!
So thank you Blair.  I adore you.  And your blog. 

Now, can we all wiggle together, please?


Thank you.

Manic Monday - 11.29.10

Do not look back in anger

or forward in fear,

but around in awareness.

~ James Thurber
{images via Maelle Andre}

Sunday, November 28, 2010

So thankful Sunday

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

~ Thornton Wilder

I hope you all had a wonderful, thankful, blessed, happy and stuffed Thanksgiving!!!  I did a whole lotta cooking and have been completely wiped out since Thursday!  But, I am still so very thankful for so many things in my life.  God is good. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Here I Come Shutterfly!!!

If you read my initial post here, then you already know that I am currently on the hunt to find the perfect Christmas Card at Shutterfly

I appreciate everyone who commented on their favorite card! 

My fellow bloggers...did you know that you could receive 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly?  It is true.  Click here to learn more!

I adore Shutterfly's photo books and I actually own quite a few.  Some I have created on my own.  Others I have received as gifts.  Hint, hint.  These make awesome gifts. 

It has been really hard for me to make a decision.  I always like color.  I have always gone with bright and cheery and that does not appear to be changing anytime soon.  So, I have narrowed it down to my TOP 3 favorites...and I hope you all will help me decide THE one to go with. 

So.  Without further adieu.  I present to you....my TOP FINALIST.  In no certain order....

1.  Healthy and Happy Holiday Card

2.  Bright Holiday Card

3.  Joy and Peace Holiday Card

Do you see the hard decision I have before me?  Which one do you like the best?  I think I am leaning towards # 1....but, I truly adore them all.  So spill it.  And then go take a look for yourself...right here!  And let me know which one you pick too!

Sincere Thanks

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

~ John E. Southard


He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. 

~ Epictetus


Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. 
~ Henry Ward Beecher
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. 
~ Cynthia Ozick

Monday, November 22, 2010

Manic Monday - 11.22.10

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.

{HEEEEEY!!!  Image via}

Sunday, November 21, 2010

decisions, decisions...

...Shutterfly decisions!?!

It is time.  Or maybe just past time to order Christmas/Holiday/New Year Greeting Cards for the family!  Although I am still awaiting our family photo shoot, so the pictures are still unknown....I do know that I will be selecting THE card from Shutterfly! 

Have you checked out the Holiday Card Selection from Shutterfly yet?

If not, you should.  Here are the ones I am really loving this year.  Oh, the decisions....

I am thinking this first selection is the front runner....considering....

But, I would love to know which one you like the most.  Or the one YOU will be choosing!?! 

{or this one....I really like this one too!}

{I am seeing a pattern here.  And lots o color...of course!}

Please help me decide!!!

Click HERE for the entire Shutterfly Holiday Collection!

Of course, I am pretty sure this beauty will make an appearance on THE one!

a sweet Sunday

Nothing could possibly be wrong with something so sweet, happy and precious looking....right?!?!  Could it?!?  I am praying NOT. 

One of my favorite shots I grabbed yesterday. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

so thankful! to all of you!

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

- Colossians 3:15 ESV
And thankful is exactly what I am today. 
Thank you ALL!!  The new followers.  I now call you all my prayer warriors.  I thank you.  From the bottom of my heart - and Layla's - we thank you.   Summer B....you are the bestest!
{too perfect not to use this}
I could feel all of your prayers surrounding me last night.  I felt a calm come over me.  I believe in the power of prayer and I ask you all to please keep praying!!!
I don't know - none of us do - what path has been laid out for us...but, I am ready.  I think.  It doesn't really matter if I am or not.  It is coming.  Are you coming along for the ride?  If so, grab a hold.....and hang on tight!!!! 
{image via}

And have a lovely weekend.  Will update you all regarding Layla's heart as soon as I learn anything new! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not shaken. Just Numb.

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

- Psalm 16:8

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.

- Psalm 27: 1, 3

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

- Psalm 32:7-8

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

- Psalm 34:17

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

- Psalm 61:1-4

{images via}

When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

-Psalm 138:3

{image via}


I am numb.  I am scared.  I am freaking out just a lil bit.  But, mostly.  I am numb.

I received a call from Layla's Pediatrician yesterday evening with the results of the Holter Monitor. 

And for the 24 hours my sweet, small, precious baby girl was wearing it....she had over 9,000 irregular heartbeats!!!

I feel helpless.  I feel frightened.  I feel alone.

Richard is out of town working.  My family is away in other cities, states.  The few friends I have in town, well.  Have.their.lives. 

And I am here.  Trying to remain calm.  For my sanity.  And for Layla.  My sweet, sweet Layla baby. 

Please pray for Layla.  Please pray for me.  Please pray for the doctors that she will be seeing shortly. 

This is all a terrible waiting game.  Just like the last three weeks have been.  I am currently waiting on the Cardiologist Specialist, the electrophysiologist, to call me with her appointment time. 

Please pray it happens fast.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For me...

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

~ Edmund Hillary

Wordless Wednesday - Ryan Reynolds Sexiest Man Alive


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