About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Monday, February 5, 2018

A New Venture for a New Year

January's over and a new adventure for Jessa and myself has begun with it's end.
We have decided to team up and sell Senegence products, the most popular one being Lipsense, as a partnership. We wanted something memorable, even if it's hard to spell. 

So, now we have a group on Facebook, with an Instagram and an Email.
We hope in time to add a YouTube, and maybe a Facebook page, as well. 
This is definitely a risk, but one we're wanting to take. We hope that our family and friends
will support us in the venture ahead of us.
Please bear with us as we grow, and adjust our practice to what suits us and hopefully our customers best. Thanks for your continued support.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Prayers and positivity needed.

What to blog about? Do I rant about the trials that began on Christmas Eve 2017 and have continued into the New Year? If you're family, you know all about it, and I think that's plenty. Just pray for our family, as we need it desperately. We took a hard hit, and some people decided to beat us while we were down, but we're fighting back. For my own sake, that's all I'll say on that as it makes me livid to focus on it, and that's not helpful to the situation. 
Elanor is now almost 7 months and teething, with one tooth cut through and another on its heels. Ayla turns 8 soon, and it's hard to believe. Sanatra's adapted to school pretty well, and Tyler loves loving on his little sister. 
Christmas we got another addition to the family. 
Meet Apollo
Apollo's adjusted pretty well to the craziness of 3 plus kids. He allows Elanor to pull at him, but runs when she screams at him, and runs from Tyler who likes to chase him. 
I said that 2017 was a rough start, but it ended even rougher, and rolled over into the new year. Jessa and Mitch both have a long healing process after a car wreck on Christmas Eve. Both have an immobile leg after corrective surgery. Mitch will need another surgery to switch from rods/pins in his ankle to metal plates around the ankle. Jessa's leg is immobile until her knee cap heals. We're grateful they're still with us, though it's a rough road ahead for them both from here on out. 
We've been in the house almost a year, and still have so much packed in boxes and totes. That means that's stuff I could get rid of, right? So you'd think. It's hard getting rid of things with sentimental value, like that teddy bear I've had since I was a toddler. Other things, I plan to pass on, like the teddy bear piggy bank my Grandma Pat made. 
Storage options here unfortunately aren't the greatest, and with the cold temps and a very chilly basement, I'm not in a rush to get that area in order, but i really should. 
Seems like so much is going on, but the days are pretty routine, all things considered. 
One day at a time, and focus on the positive. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer update

We've made it to July. Our laptop is shot, thinking it's the power cord. Sanatra is now 5, and starts kindergarten this year.
Elanor Mae was born June 27th, at 9 pounds and 20 inches. 
She was my easiest delivery by far. There was concern about me hemorrhaging, since I had with both Ayla and Tyler, thankfully that didn't happen this time. 
Ayla's excited, but still not thrilled about having to keep her bedroom floor clean, since she'll eventually be sharing a room with Elanor. Tyler's dealing with jealousy a little, but doing pretty well with her. Pets her head and gives her kisses. 
They both just have to look before they try climbing on me. Some days it's trying to balance attention and cuddles between the youngest two, especially at nap time. 
 Sometimes, that's easier said than done. 
Ayla's getting to go camping this year with Nanna, since I'm not quite up for a week of it just yet. It'll be her first time without Sean and I along. We're keeping Tyler and Elanor with us, and will go down for a day visit. 
Things with the house have been a roller coaster. Had to get a new capacitor in the AC, and we have to plan to dig up most of the back yard to replace some of the sewer line. The joys of owning your own home. 
That's about all for now. Taking it a day at a time and trying to not stress too much..... Not an easy task for me, being the worry wort that I am.