My Life…

So it’s been a while. How are all you fellow bloggers? 
It’s been rather hectic around here. Evy’s Tree turned one on January 8. Can you believe it? If you have been following this blog since the beginning then you more than likely remember my crazy start and spastic lifestyle following. I talked about it on the Evy’s Tree blog, which you can read HERE. I celebrated the one year adventure with a day long sale in which I sold SIXTY NINE hoodies! That’s the most I’ve sold in one day, putting my year sales close to 750+ hoodies. Pretty amazing….and to be God be the glory since this is definitely His business and not mine. I feel so honored that He would trust me with it and have really enjoyed where He is taking it.
All that to say, I’ve been meaning to blog, but just never had a few minutes to do so. I really have so much on my mind…thoughts, ramblings, ideas, kid stories and more importantly, I have my Christmas and Disneyland pictures I want to show you all {if my sister would just upload all the pictures to Kodak I could actually share them! ha}. Keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to do this very soon.
In the meantime, we over here have been battling sickness right and left. I’m not kidding…my kids seriously catch every virus there is under the sun. And I promise, we wash our hands, sanitize, take massive amounts of immune boosters and whatever else we can do, but apparently it isn’t working. My Dr keeps telling me its because of Jake’s first year in school. I’m hoping that is true and that next year it won’t be so bad.
This week Jake caught the cold first with a runny nose like a faucet and lots of coughing and sneezing. I felt so successful that I FINALLY got him to learn to blow his nose and was so hopeful that this time we wouldn’t get a sinus infection like usual. On Thursday he seemed much better and went to school, but when Brandon picked him up, Jake complained that his ear hurt. 
Sure enough…ear infection. FAB. 
Also on Thursday, Evy came down with a low grade fever. I kept her home from day care and watched her. Fever rose to over 101 on Friday, so got her in to the Drs for an ear check. Nothing. Friday afternoon she woke up from her nap with a 103 + temp, which stayed with us through Friday night and into Saturday morning. Thankfully our Dr’s has an urgent care open on Saturday mornings so I took her in and good thing I did as she also had an ear infection. Later last night her temp rose to 104.8!!! YIKES! I have never had one of my kids with that high of a temp. I frantically called my sister {who’s a Ped’s RN} and asked what I should do?? {Yes, I know I momentarily claim insanity, I really did deep down inside know all was well, but it’s so nice to have someone to panic to, ha!}….
One long night later {Evy woke up every 1.5 hours screaming}, and one good throw up later {I think every bit of milk she had on Friday came up}, her fever finally broke this morning and she seems much better.
Thank God!
The bummer about this whole sob story was this weekend was our youth’s first Winter Prayer and Bible Retreat. The retreat is for high schoolers only and was open to the first 30 people who signed up. It was designed to be very intimate and a time where kids could focus more on prayer and Bible reading, ask questions, interact with each other and just all around grow a little closer to God. The retreat was from Friday night to Sunday morning and Brandon had packed it full of classes, devotions, etc, that apparently the kid didn’t even have time to frequent the snack bar, which is AMAZING! ha. Jacob Perieda, a long time friend of ours, was the speaker and oh boy, I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t looking forward to this weekend! I had my mom in law all set up to watch Evy so I could go up with Jake and enjoy it. 
And….guess who had to stay home?!? ME. 
I was super bummed. Brandon took Jake anyway and I spent most of Friday near tears that I was going to miss it. I’m sure all of you have heard my frustrations about not being able to be involved like I would like with our young people. Well, I really started feeling sorry for myself. But Friday night, as Evy held onto me so tight while sleeping, I thanked the Lord. I was so thankful that I was able to be there with my precious baby girl and I felt so grateful that she wasn’t sick all the time and that for the most part I have a healthy baby. And that God has given me the the amazing opportunity to be a mother. 
Plus it’s one of the first weekends that Evy and I have had alone. And boy, did we have so much fun! And so did Jake and Brandon…
And so I entitle this post, “My Life” as I am realizing this week {ok this year} that my life is my kids. And you know what, I’m ok with that. I some pretty awesome kids. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world….
Evy LOVES to play kitchen with her new Christmas gift from Auntie Brittony and Uncle Shawn.

The motto for this blankie should be, “don’t leave home without it” as she drags it EVERYWHERE.

Oh wow, my house. Daily occurrence here… :(

Muscle man showing off. He’s going to have to do a lot to make those skinny little arms pop up. ha. Skinny Bones is what I call him.

“Mr. Potato Head and his bucket of fun…”

Caught jumping on the furniture, those little boogers.

Caught again, this time fishing in the dirty dishes…

And tossing the water all over the kitchen. FAB.

And my husband, have I told you how awesome he is? Last week he organized my spice cabinet…
And he lets the kiddos crawl all over him. They love him so much!

Well folks, that’s my life!

6 thoughts on “My Life…

  1. 1
    Bonny says:

    Love your blog and the pictures are sooo cute.

  2. 2
    Paula says:

    Your blog is so inspiring. After reading about Evy's Tree, I took the plunge and have started my own business. My kids are my life too, I totally understand. Keep those cute pictures coming.

    Love your blog!

  3. 3
    Jake and Mandy says:

    WOW ONE YEAR!!? Since, like it was just yesterday when we were encouraging you to take the plunge & voting on which we liked best & the sizes. haha love it & love your family.

  4. 4
    Emily says:

    Great post Amy – I always look forward to reading your blog :)

  5. 5
    Jenni says:

    wow, look how your business is booming! so very proud of you!

    kyan was always sick his first year off preschool, i asked the same thing of kyan's doctor! it is true though, they aren't sick…as much! we still get colds and sniffles and things, but we aren't visiting the doc as often as we were last year!

    some of evy's clothes looked familiar this post! glad she is getting some use out of them!

  6. 6
    Kelley says:

    As mothers, we look back and ask, "Duh? Why did the revelation require vomit and fever?"


    Still looking back to when my girls were little (now 24 and almost 27), I'm so thankful I was a SAHM all their lives. What a privilege. So many would die to be in my shoes… Thank you, Jesus!

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