Monday, November 14, 2011


Should have been on a flight to San Diego on Wednesday morning...(instead was on the jet bridge and telling husband I can't fly and we must turn back)

Could have seen the ocean on Wednesday afternoon....(instead got to see the inside of West Allis Memorial Emergency Room)

Would have spent an amazing week and weekend with my Aunt and Cousins going to Disneyland, spending the Day with Thomas, doing my first 5K in years, cheering Dan on during an inline half marathon....(instead kept praying this flu would go away, my baby's chest cold would heal and thanking my lucky stars we did not get on that plane)

Wasn't the week/weekend we had expected and planned.  But they say all things happen for a reason and today we are just thankful we listened to ourselves, I think the Lord was telling us despite our desires and sadness for not making the trip...we needed to be home to heal.

We're in recovery mode - will blog when we can.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


The tattered and torn 'summer hat' has been replaced by a new and stylish 'winter' hat ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trick or Treat

Halloween night meant skipping music class for trick or treating in Waukesha!  A lot of the surrounding cities had their trick or treating on Sunday and it poured rain so the kids were out in full force on Monday in Waukesha. 

Connor's painted pumpkin was proudly displayed
 First stop - a treat at home before we left
 A mischevious smile from the double-fisting puppy dog!

 Yeah not sure the sign worked - either way there was no candy left when we got home which was fine by me ;)
 Heading to his first house!
 Trick or Treating Group - the Snow WhiteS, Spiderman and the cutest puppy on the block!
 Buddies holding hands
 "Nate, are you sure this is a good  idea?"

 Last house and little scared, tired and not sure what's going on!
Happy Halloween 2011!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Educate Yourself

Did you know that strokes CAN and DO occur at any age - please take 2 minutes and read thru today's blog.


Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke.

Use FAST to remember the warning signs:

NOTE THE TIME WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEAR. If given within three hours of the first symptom, there is an FDA-approved clot-buster medication that may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. There are also two other types of stroke treatment available that might help reduce the effects of stroke. Read more about stroke treatment.
Learn as many stroke symptoms as possible so you can recognize stroke as FAST as possible. Click here to download the FAST Wallet Card to keep a reminder of stroke warning signs with you wherever you go!
Stroke symptoms include:
  • SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body.
  • SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you have any of these symptoms