Saturday, February 19, 2011

heard of zulily?

I love to shop online and found this great website called zulily. i think the name in itself is super cute and zulily is fabulous! It's a new online store offering daily sales events on top-quality apparel, gear and other goodies for moms, babies and kids. They carry the best brands at the lowest prices.  Members enjoy savings of up to 90% off retail prices.  Only members can take advantage of zulily's low prices. Membership is free and signing up is fast and easy, just go here!    

Here are some pics of the swimsuits I just ordered:

and I got these matching swimsuits for Lily Kate and Ella!  Won't they be oh so cute this summer!

Now get this, Lily Kate's were $9.99 each and Ella's was $11.99.  You pay that or more at Target (which I am not knocking, I love Target)!!!  Oh I am so ready for this summer to see them splashing in the water in these swim suits!  But oh yeah, I am prego and am already feeling the hot flashes...  summer might not be so fun!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lily Kate's new shirt

Ok, did anybody read my "Hey Yall, it's 2011!" post?  Well one of my "to dos" was to be more crafty, and so I attempted to paint Lily Kate a shirt.  Yes, it sounds crazy but I went to Wal Mart and got a plain white shirt ($3.50) and two bottles of puffy paint ($1.17 each).  So for $5.84 I made/painted her a shirt!  Tuesday night I cooked supper and Ninnie, Poppy, Mimi, Johnny Gramps, Uncle Phillip, Gage, Ella and Meg came to eat with us and Lily Kate wore her new shirt.  These pics were not taken that night (that story later).  What do you think???

Ok now for the other part of the story.  This is actually the 2nd shirt I made.  The first one I made didn't dry in time for Tuesday nights reveal...  but Taylor wanted her to wear it anyway.  So let me just tell you that when you put a wet-paint shirt on a 10 month old -- paint gets everywhere.  It was ALL over her, in her hair, on her ears, on her arms and legs, just everywhere!  Don't panic, it is non-toxic!  It got all over me and my clothes, and our bedspread...  what a mess!  what a memory!  Here is what the first shirt looked like afterwards:

So, another baby will be here early October!  We are so excited, so shocked, so nervous, and most of all so blessed.  Everything we have, EVERYTHING we have comes from the Lord.  Thank you Lord for the blessing of Lily Kate, and for the blessing of this baby.

Taylor, Rebecca, Lily Kate, and baby

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One year ago

One year ago I was expecting our first born blessing.  One year ago Taylor was finally starting to feel a little better.  Let me go back and give you a quick recap of what we went through:

It all started November 14, 2009.  Taylor started feeling bad this weekend...  He had a headache, blurry vision, slurred speech, and his arms were hurting.  When Monday rolled around, to the doctor he went.  The doctor sent him straight to the ER, thinking that Taylor had had a stroke.  He was in the hospital for 4 days and never really got an answer as to what was going on with him.  After this, we went to every doctor you could think of, and had 2 more hospital stays.  Nobody could decide what was going on with Taylor.  (Please remember, Taylor and I had been married for only 7 months when this started and I was 4 months prego.  It was so scary for all of us!)

All of you know that our families are super close.  So the last week of January 2010, after going through so much with no answers, my parents sat us down and told us that we needed to go to Houston for more help.  Now you might think that Houston is a bit extreme, but I have Aunt Ann and Uncle John over there.  We could stay with them, and get some of the best medical help available.  So off to Houston my mother, Taylor's mother, Taylor, and I went...

After another ER visit, we were referred to a wonderful doctor that finally figured a few things out!  Taylor was having migraines.  Yes, MIGRAINES!  The type of migraines that Taylor has gives him "stroke like" symptoms.  When he first got sick, he most likely had viral meningitis and the migraines are a result from that.  Taylor got an IV treatment for 3 days in a row and was finally headache free and on the mend.

Now Taylor is feeling great.  He hasn't had a migraine in a loooong time, and hopefully won't have any more!  We are so thankful, as God took complete care of him and our family.  God doesn't promise this life to be easy and without hard times, but He does promise that He will carry us through these times and that is just what God did.  It has brought us closer to Him, which could be the reason that God allowed this to happen.  Thank you God for taking care of Taylor, and our family.  Thank you for the doctors, our parents, and Aunt Ann and Uncle John.  Thank you for such a wonderful church family, and  Bro David and Bro Todd came to see us and called and prayed with us.  Thank you God that people were praying for Taylor, from CA to FL!

So glad it was one year ago!