Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friend Fun

 Last night Anabel and Mylo invited us over for dinner and to watch the UFC fight.  Well, the guys watched the UFC fight and Anabel and I talked and watched the kiddos play.  They were still at it really late last night.  They had a blast playing in the water, dancing, riding in the cars they have, and jumping on the trampoline.  They always have fun together and have been raised together.  It was fun getting to catch up with our friends cause we haven't done anything in a while.  We are so happy to have such great friends in our lives! :)

 They were dancing ..I said, "Hey, look..they are doing the lawnmower."  HA HA LITERALLY!

Settling down and snuggling up.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ridin' & Rollin'

 We took advantage of the cooler weather at sundown to let Zoee go out and ride her bike
She also put her skates on for the first time that we got at Just Between Friends Sale.  She was suited up and ready to go.  She did really great her first time.  We'll have to go to Skateland during the summer to see how well she can do in the rink.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Retinologist Diagnosis

Well, today I had a very surreal moment.  I finally got into see a retinologist who gave me a final diagnosis for my left eye.  I didn't really care for this particular doctor because he seemed to have that "GOD" complex, per se, as many doctors I've been to have had.  Not very good bedside manner at all.  My mom agreed.  It's especially irritating when you are given bad news from this kind of doctor.  He didn't really care to hear what I had to say, so was I not only disappointed in the outcome of the news, but also his demeanor.  

What I found out is that I have what is called Retinoschisis.  Retinoschisis is a genetic eye disease that splits the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells lining the back of the eye.  It will usually affect both eyes, though one eye may be worse than the other.  If the split retina involves the peripheral or side retina, peripheral vision is lost. One is also at risk for a retinal detachment. But more commonly, retinoschisis affects the macula, the area of the retina responsible for central vision. In this location, one loses central vision.   So this could be a possibility in the future.  Right now, I only have the peripheral retinoschisis.  I have two tears one in the upper and peripheral side of my left eye.  There is no cure for this.  No treatment or surgery.  I have to keep getting regular eye appointments to make sure I'm not developing a retinal detachment and also to make sure it's not tearing into my central vision.  I cannot express how difficult it is to find out that you will no longer have matter part of your eye it is.  I've dealt with this for two years, now.  The doctor said, "Oh, you will get used to it."  No, you really don't.  Two years later and it still bothers me and it's a worry that it might get worse or develop in my other eye. When something is taken away you don't know how much it was really used or needed in the first place.  We all tend to take so many things in life for granted..especially when it comes to our health.   I just pray every day for God to help me handle this hardship and live my live to the fullest for myself and my family.  

I also went to see a chiropractor for the first time ever.  This was definitely interesting.  We discussed why I was there and he did some alignment testing.  I was way out of whack.  He said..WHOA!  I said, "That doesn't sound good".  He's not..but we'll get ya fixed.  So he did an adjustment on me and I feel so much better today.  He told me to drink plenty of water cause he did quite a bit of adjusting.  I'm hoping this will help me with my gait.  Things are starting to come to an end though as far as figuring things out.  

Even though it's not always what we want in life..God has a plan for my life..a plan for everybody's life.  I just have to learn to lean on him and accept the things that I cannot change.  It's very difficult at times, but that's why God gives us each day to try to do this.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

Miss Fabulosity!

 While at the doctor, Zoee had to wear her crown into the office...with all of her fabulousness! HA
Grammy took us out to eat for lunch before going and Zoee enjoyed one of her favorite foods..PIZZA!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gardening with Grammy

 While staying at my parents, Zoee helped Grammy plant a row of cream peas.  She helped pick up trash and branches.  She is extremely helpful! :)

I was sitting up on the tractor and Zoee decided to come and join me for a quick pic.  Texas wind..gotta love it!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Flashback Friday

I absolutely love this picture. Mike and Zoee had a special bond from her birth and Mike is so present in her life it's really amazing and wonderful.  Too precious!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lovely May Day

We ran errands all day today. We went and registered Zoee for Pre-k and while over there she wanted to stop at the park. I let her for about 15 mins. Ha! Actually, she decided to leave cause it was so hot. I am dreading summer if it's already this hot now. Zoee sweats like her Daddy, so she was there long enough for me to snap these cute shots of her acting silly and we were out of there.

I'm on top of the world!
Super Z to the rescue!!
Tuckered out from the heat
Waiting on Daddy singing her lil heart out
Being silly by wearing daddy's protective glasses

After bath she wanted me to snap a pic of her towel . Ha! 
She's our lil may flower! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Day with Grammy

We spent the day with Grammy. Zoee especially loves these days. Here she is waiting for her arrival. We ate lunch at Fazoli's and Grammy bought Zoee some new clothes for school.  My big girl is starting Pre-k on June 3rd. Where have the years gone?  She is really excited!

Monday, May 13, 2013

What I'm Snackin' On!

My new favorite snack! Edamame I have a new move for it. Zoee and mike like it, too. If you haven't tried it, you should!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

We didn't do much for Mother's Day this year. I spent time with Mike and Zoee. Mike made dinner and they both wrote and made me these cards. I love spending time with my lil family. They made me feel special.  Proof that you don't need money to have a wonderful day as long as you have each other! Love you both!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Relaxing Weekend at Lake LBJ

Stopped for breakfast at the famous Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls. Delicious!
Went to look at some stores around town

Mom relaxing in the porch swing
Zoee loved feeding the ducks
And drawing and painting on the porch
Helping Daddy shuck corn for dinner. Daddy was being silly!

She loves to fish and is so patient

Just a swinging

We visited Sweet Berry Farms to do some strawberry pickin

Then went to a beautiful nursery

Mike and I made a fabulous dinner
Hanging out on the porch at night was so nice

She loves worms

Lake LBJ
On the way home, we stopped to take pictures if Zoee in the bluebonnets that were left after a huge hail storm a few weeks previous.