Friday, December 31, 2010

Blogging through 2010...

the 5th anniversary of blogging through....
i went to the first post of every month and wrote the first sentence or line of that post (not the title, unless there is no text.
i love looking back and reading what the beginning of each month held.
here goes.....

January: i'm a little late posting but better late than never, right?!?!

February: for this movie

March: hope things warm up soon

April: trying to decide on a camera strap and not sure which one

May: my little levi's man

June: i am so behind on updating the blog

July: my one month old girl

August: my girl is two months old

September: 3 month old girl

October: 4 month old girl

November: 5 month old girl

December: 6 month old girl

when you daughter is born on the first of the month and you get pictures and post them every month....that becomes the first post of the month. i love it though
next year will probably be different. :)

Happy 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tigger Ears Day 1

today little guy got his tigger ears a.k.a. hearing aids. it went pretty well too. a lot of it was going over the process of using them with us and how to put them in and change batteries and store them but then we were able to put them in his ears.

little guy has been somewhat traumatized over the past couple of months. he got stitches in august and then had them removed and just last week he got his flu shot along with a finger prick for a diabetes test, which came back borderline so they had to draw blood. to sum that up he isn't diabetic, good news.

so when it was time to get the hearing aids in he was not to thrilled with it. even when we held them up to baby girl he was still apprehensive. he kept saying no owie, no owie. reassurance wasn't enough that he wasn't getting an owie. once we got them in all was fine and he let us put them in and take them out a couple of times.

we got some of it on video and i will try and post it later. the audiologist told us that since he has some hearing function that the wow factor when we put them in wouldn't be as great as if it was a child with little to no hearing function. he was very quiet though. he just sat there and listened. the audiologist had some noise makers and was using them to test to see if there were any noises that were to loud that hurt his ears. all noises were fine. in fact the most annoying ones were his favorite (go figure).

he is doing pretty well with them in though. there are times when he reaches for them and wants to pull them out and says all done but we just let him know that it is okay and he forgets about them again.

while it is something that i would have never wished for my child i am super glad that for now there is something that we can do to help him to hear better. they are very cute on him. Christmas came early for us. we are thrilled.

i'll keep posting as new things happen in our every growing adventures with this little person that God has entrusted us with. but for now that is all i have. hopefully pictures to come soon.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tigger Ears

tomorrow is the big day
we will be getting little guy's tigger ears (a.k.a.) hearing aids.
we are thrilled and can't wait to see the look on his face when we frist put them in and he realizes that he can hear all that we are saying. it may not all go the way that i see in in my head but reguardless it's going to be quite the experiance. will be posting later tomorrow to give the update on how it went.
until then....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Boy Bed

last night was little guy's first night in a big boy bed. it was probably long overdue but he didn't have any issues with the crib so we just left him in it. he did great. i'm thinking it was because he was really tired, he didn't take a nap yesterday. however at 550 this morning i heard a click and i jumped out of bed and got my phone (for light) and headed toward his room. when i got to the hall he was standing right outside of his door with his hands behind his back. i'm not sure what he was waiting for or if he just couldn't see once he got in the dark hallway. it was super cute though. now to teach him to stay in his bed. :)

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Adventures

i feel like i need to put some sort of disclaimer on this post...
it may be a little scatter brained because the information that i am about to share is still pretty new to me and I'm not sure how to put it all in words. if i were a writer it may flow and sound better. so here goes.

little guy has be going to speech therapy for over a year now. as some of you know we have struggled with some developmental delays with him due to his pre-maturity. all fixable though right. well a year later, he is speaking better than the year before but not nearly as well as a three year old should. when we first started speech therapy i mentioned to the therapists about having his ears checked for hearing loss. then a week or two would pass and i would forget to follow up and here we are a year later and I'm asking the same question and the therapist gets me connected with an audiologist to test his hearing.

now if you know little guy you know that having him sit still for anything is a challenge. at the beginning of October was his first test. he did so well. and by well i mean that he was cooperated very well and seemed to have a good time. the audiologist that he saw was great. once all the testing was over she let me know that it was somewhat inconclusive because it seemed like he had negative pressure in his ears. (fluid, possibly) we went to see the doc that day and he said that his ears were clear. we were then set up with the audiologist to have his ears checked again the next month. again little guy was wonderful. the did such a good job, i was just amazed at how well he was doing paying attention. when the testing was over she went over the results and they weren't what we wanted to hear. little guy has permanent nerve damage in both ears. it slopes from moderate to severe. meaning that he can't hear high pitch noises like constants. so if you ever have the privilege to having a conversation with him he talks in a lot of vowels and sounds. it is pretty amazing that we have been able to understand him so far. i feel blessed with the little amount we do have with communication. basically he would need hearing aids for the rest of his life.

we had lots of questions about all of this and wanted answers. my husband put it really well that everything with little guy has been fixes in his life, nothing permanent, so we were struggling with the permanency of all of this.

how? why?
well could be a number of things, all of which he had. early birth and low birth weight (you may remember he was 2lbs 14oz), ventilator, photo therapy lights, antibiotics, blood transfusion.

after finding out this, i called my hubby to let him know. he immediately wanted to meet with the audiologist (which she said he could do). i just don't think that she was prepared for him to ask her to do all the same tests that she did on little guy. she was great and did them on him to show him what was going on. then she explained all of little guys results. the next day we had a apt with his doc to find out what he recommended. he sent us to an ENT who basically let us know that same thing that the audiologist did. that he need to get hearing aids and that he needed to get them ASAP. he recommended the same place that the audiologist did for getting them.

that brings us to yesterday when we had an apt with another audiologist who re-tested little guy, just to make sure and came up with the same results (again he did so well and cooperated and my husband was able to be there for this apt and he got to see just how well he does) and fitted him with the hearing aids. of course they are kid friendly so she wanted us to pick something cool and fun. little guys still wasn't sure what was going so my husband decided that since he likes tigger the molds that go in his ear would be black and orange and the the aid that goes around his ear is going to be black and silver. he's going to have tigger ears. :) (he love tigger and I'd say that was pretty kid friendly) hopefully the next time he needs them he can have a opinion in choosing them and deciding what the wants and likes.

so that was a lot of information to put out there. being a detailed person i hope i covered all of them. i can tend to go over board with details so i also hope i covered everything.

i was explaining all of this to someone and say that even though this was permanent that with medical breakthroughs maybe one day there will be another fix for this, a cure. and my husband reminded me to leave room for God. as humans we sometime forget to leave room for God to work. He can and He will. it may be to heal little guy or the hearing aids may be His form of healing, our answers to his speech delay. i know that He has great, wonderful and amazing things in store for little guy. this new adventure is going to stretch us for sure.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Cards

Christmas is almost here and with it comes the fun treks to the mail box to see if any Christmas cards came that day. I love going to the mail box and finding the cards with the faces of my friends on them. I have found a few that i like at Shutterfly this year. Take a look:

Card #1

i like that your family initial can be in the center of the card...i love the color red in it.....and i love how it looks with the black and white pictures....also that you can put multiple pictures here....i always have a hard time choosing just one picture

Card #2

i like this card becaue you can write a little more on it so that friends and family know what has been going on with you in year 2010. it's a clever way to do a Christmas card.

Card #3

i like the colors in this card and the idea of adding your top 10 (whatever) of 2010. Cool!

there are alot more fun cards to choose from. these are just some of my favorites. they are having a great promotion, bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from shutterfly. follow the link below

and visit

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


pears ready and waiting to be made into baby food

cut up

about to be blended

all blended up
the pears in the ice tray ready to be frozen and later eaten by my baby girl


my little guy loves trains
we were playing with his puzzles the other day and he notices the train on the top of this puzzle
notice it isn't there
he decided that it need to take a little treck on the train table track

he is so funny and smart
i love this boy

Friday, October 01, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

love this blog
i think i check it out every day to see all the fun stuff she has to say and pics she takes.
check out this cool giveaway here

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Football Time

i love that i captured this picture of her crying
she is such a cutie and so is her new friend jasper

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

coupon giveaway over at passionate penny pincher
go and check it our if there is a publix in your area

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010


just found this cool giveaway and wanted to let others know about it. however i hope i am the one chosen because the dresses are beautiful and i could use a new dress. :) check it out here

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

thank you for being such a great dad
we love you

Monday, June 14, 2010

Welcome Baby Girl

i am so behind in updating the blog
baby girl was born in june at 7:11am and weighed in at 6lbs 2 oz
she was a tiny thing and had some trouble because the cord was wrapped around her neck twice the dr's and nurses handled her with great care and soon we heard her crying and got to see her beautiful face. we are blessed to have her in our family and are have a fun time getting to know this little one

Thursday, May 27, 2010

8 years Happy Anniversary

you and me together, we can do anything, baby
you and me together, yeah, yeah
two of us together, we can do anything, baby
you and me together, yeah, yeah

lyrics by dave matthews band

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baby Room

before and after pic of the owl on her wall
this little owl is on the quilt and curtins that are in her room
they were mine when i was a baby
i love this lamp

it was my neighbors from growing up and it was originally green (which is my fave color) but it wasn't the right color green for her room so i decided to spray piant it (ballet slipper) and then to paint the raised flowers on it and this is how it turned out. i am pleased with it too.

lamp off

lamp on

Friday, May 21, 2010


i am over 600 posts now and that amazes me

i can't believe that i have posted that much on this blog


this post isn't actually my 600th post

but the cool thing is that this one is.

the post about my baby girls room

i have some more pics to post too

not now but i will try to get them up soon

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Levi's Guy

my little levi's man

i love to check out the pioneer woman's site and she frequently has pics that looks something like this only it's her hubby or other cowboys that work on there. this is my son after a day on my father in laws land. riding 4 wheelers, playing in the dirt, attempting to use a hammer(which he is pretty good at) feeding the goats and donkey's, that sort of stuff. just being a boy. i love these pics. they came out just right.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crawfish Boil

Aubs holding a live crawfish

jake keeping the crawfish alive

honey and little guy


my baby holding a crawfish. it's not alive though

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dishing It Blog Party

Amanda over at Serenity Now is hosting a blog party called Dishing it
this is my first party and i am excited to see how it goes and check out some other cool blogs.

here are a couple of questions that she wanted answered for the blog party:

How long have you been blogging?
i started blogging back in 2005.

Why did you start blogging?
a friend of mine had a blog that i would frequently read and thought that it would be something fun to do and a good way to keep up with friends.

Tell me about you blogs title. Why did you choose it?
my blog title is My Spot. i love polka dots and so i think that it would be fun to have it titled my spot (like a dot) and also because then i could change out the back grounds with different polka dots. and it's my very own spot on the web that i can have and do with what i want. :)

What do you blog about?
nothing really specific. anything and everything. but looking at my lable cloud it looks like i blog a lot about my son.

What's your favorite thing about blogging?
connecting with friends and family and giving them some insite into the things that may or may not be going on with us.
have fun at the party and hope to hear from some of you.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Camera Strap Help

trying to decide on a camera strap and not sure which one. any thoughts or even better other suggestions of other sellers that have cute straps.

this cute dot one comes from Photos And Creativity on etsy

and these two are from rhembein on etsy

Monday, March 29, 2010


super excited.
going to get new shoes at lunch today.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Bugs and his bear September

so happy

giving september kisses

more kisses

so sweet

i just love his face

Monday, March 22, 2010

Helpin' Out the Fam

go here and leave a comment about how cute my niece and nephew are so that my sister in law can get a free 8x10.

thanks so much!

Baby Girls Room

so here are the pics of the vinyl tree that i purchased on etsy for baby girls room.
i just love the way that it came out
here is a shot of the blooms flying across the wall

and here is a shot of the blooms crossing over to the next wall.
we did that to make the transition from the blue wall to the yellow wall eye pleasing.
my hubby wasn't a huge fan of the blue wall when we first got it painted.