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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Isaac update

Ok since February Isaac has been having regular seizures (6 to date) and the last one which we did not witness but saw the signs that he had had one after finding him covered in blood and "asleep" in his bed.
We have been on the war path with 3 Dr.s in tow to figure out what could cause these. So far we have had an EEG, EKG, Sonogram of his heart, and a 24 hour heart monitor, Tested his blood and thyroid lvls, as well as an MRI all of which have not really given us any answers. We praise YHVH that Isaac's heart is perfect there are no palpitations, arrhythmia or murmurs.  His Thyroid looks good and although he was on the verge of being anemic we have that under control. The MRI only showed that his cerebellum is underdeveloped and they have told me that that is not the cause of the seizures. A dear friend has done research for me into the medications Isaac was given in the NICU  and several of them have the side effect of causing seizures, blindness, hearing loss and several other major health concerns. I was only warned about the hearing loss and we have an amazing ENT that has been down this road with her own son and has a special spot in her heart for our Isaac. We will be seeing the Endocrinologist in July and the Neurologist in August. We appreciate all the prayers and help our friends have sent our way please continue as we cannot do this without the support of our friends and family.

Mothers Day for my MIL


 We still need to frame the mirrors and find flooring but she LOVED it!

Izzy's "Its sooo fluffy"

Long story short Izzy and I were in a friends wedding back in February and the bride and I could not possibly seee spending $150 on a dress Izzy might be able to wear 6 months from now. So we plotted and $60 in fabric later and too many hours of sewing to count here is the picture story of what we ended up with.

This is the $150 version at Davids bridal

and a bodice I thought was prettier than the original.

My first attempt at the bodice

bodice all sewn

finished dress minus the embroidered  ribbon belt

embroidered ribbon belt closeup

fun after the wedding

getting ready at the Bride's parents house.

Izzy with the GORGEOUS BRIDE!

Izzy walking down the isle.

Updating furniture

 So I have been helping a friend pack and plan their next move as they travel with her husbands job and the more we thought about it the more we dreaded that trip to find furniture for taking with them. Then is dawned on is the only reason she didn't like the furniture sitting in her garage that was planned for craigslist was the unstained wood look she wanted something finished that she could wipe off her kids messes and go on with life. Sooo a trip to Lowes and 24 hours later we were in her garage while the kids rode bikes staining away with neighbors coming over asking what we were up to and telling us we were crazy. On we went a dining room set and an entertainment center later we are in love with what we accomplished and the results, AND WE SAVED A TON OF MONEY! We even got adventurous and recovered the seats to her kitchen table in less than 3 hours. 

So this is what her garage looked like for 3 days while we worked on it all between Dr apts and running errands and trying to get our phones fixed with 6 kids in tow under the age of 8.

And here are some before and afters

And I will add pictures of the entertainment center and reupholstered chairs later when I remember to snag a shot.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Obsessed with corral!

Well at least the color. Over the past week my grandparents and several aunts were in town visiting and well its inevitable we hit an estate sale. I scored an adoreable pair of earrings and a turquoise and silver necklace for five dollars. I also got several antiqueish books and a beautiful piece of fabric. The fabric was only fitty cents and it has totally inspired me to finish my bedroom. It already has the brown from my velvet curtains i got on freecycle, as well as the sage green that my walls are painted. It has yellow and corral which i will be slowly adding to the room as i give some of my furniture a facelift with paint and stain. Pictures will come as i finish projects and i will have a reveal at the end.

Update! here are some sneak peek picks