Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Woodwick Candles and the Past 11 Days

As I sit here writing this post, I am LOVING the scent and SOUND of my Woodwick Candle. It truly sounds like a crackling fire!!! This was an AWESOME stocking stuffer I received!

What have I been doing for the last 11 days? MORE THAN I HAVE WANTED!!
  • Relishing 4 days ALONE IN MY HOUSE before the Holiday travels!
  • Surviving airport drama (I'm terrible on planes! Every time I step on one I think to myself, "Self, this is it!") So when the ENGINE FAILED on the runway and we were towed back to the gate to switch planes I really had to give myself a good pep talk to reboard. The Strong Man and my two angels were depending on me!!
  • MORE KIDDO SICKNESS!!! AGGGGGHHHHH!!! Turns out little Bailey has himself a good case of allergies, which lead to eczema, which he scratched like crazy and got infected. This infection lead to a cracked and bleeding diaper rash. I promise to act "Shocked and Awed" when I find out I was submitted for "Mother of the Year." Until then...I am praising the Lord for calendula and lanolin.
  • Spending Christmas Eve in the Emergency Room because my Dad had what medical professionals term a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack/Mini-Stroke). A Stroke is a Stroke!!! Please note there will be a future post dedicated to Stroke Education. My dad is 57!!! Everyone needs to know the warning signs.
  • Trying to have a "MERRY CHRISTMAS" in spite of all the medical dramas.
  • Drowning in hazardous, brightly colored, plastic toys from China because Barnum and Bailey are loved on by the BEST family and friends imaginable!
  • Throwing a 1st Birthday Circus Soiree. That is right....my precious little Bailey turned 1!! (He will get his very own Happy Birthday Post shortly that will chronicle his 1st year, the bash, and the best 1st birthday cake you have EVER seen!!! (Thank you Aunt PuppetMaster!!!) Here is a teaser.....

  • Buying a rooftop luggage rack to get us home because we were blessed beyond belief this Christmas Season.
  • Driving 10 1/2 hours with a 3 year old and a 1 year old.
  • Unloading the car and watching Barnum and Bailey delight in all of their new treasures!!!
  • Finding time to just sit and be THANKFUL!!! Thankful for woodwick candles, thankful for the many hours I have clocked working with stroke patients and I recognized the symptoms my dad was having, thankful The PuppetMaster speaks the truth in love, thankful for the incredible blessing of family and friends, and most of all, thankful for the freedom to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Wow how eventful! I hope your dad is ok, what a blessing you knew what to look for! Amen to your ending comment!

  2. It was a wonderful Christmas! God truly ordered your steps. I miss you and those three boys of yours terribly!

  3. Just catching up on your blog. OH MY GOSH!! Is your dad okay??? I just sent your mom an email, too. I am so thankful that you knew what to look for - you have a gift and we are all very fortunate for that! Please let me know if you need anything or if there's anything I can do. Sending you and your parents all my love.