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)

Friday, September 30, 2011

So, finally got an antibiotic from the doctor yesterday, only to have an allergic reaction to it (yay mold pills. lol). Called, and was given a new, different prescription, that isn't mold and I only have to take 6 pills over 5 days....now why couldn't we just do that before instead of 20 pills over 10 days? But then I've taken Amoxicillin before, and never reacted, though these were a high dose (875mg/pill) so that might have been beyond my tolerance of mold.
Sean goes in October for a fitness test for the job he's trying to get in St. Louis City. We're hoping everything goes in his favor, cause even though I still don't want to live in the city for 4-7 years, the upside of him only working one job will be wonderful.
Ayla's vocabulary grows daily, as done her stubbornness. Every night I have Sean brush her teeth before he leaves for work, just cause it's "good for him". I know, I'm just so mean. ;) We're really working on things, like getting her attention without yelling, though she does make it difficult at times.

Also wanted to spread the word about an online movie called 180. Go check it out and spread it around. :D

Sunday, September 25, 2011


If only I weren't sick. Mom has Ayla for the day. Sean and I haven't decided what we're doing yet, though I'd be fine with staying home and ordering food. lol. We'll see what happens as the day goes on. Got our room all cleaned yesterday, next is Ayla's room. Fun. I'm slightly out of it at the moment, my thoughts are all jumbled, so this is it for now. lol.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Got Ayla a new hat from Munckin Feet Boutique.
                        It's just ADORABLE!
On another note, had McKenzie over last night and this evening. Went pretty well. I made an easy dinner of cheesy garlic bread and pizza rolls, and we watched a Barbie movie, and then a Tinker Bell movie. I'm such a kid at heart, cause I really like those movies. lol. Jess and Mom are going to take their turns with Ayla tomorrow so I can clean (again).
Sunday is Sean and mine 1st Anniversary....It's so hard to believe that it's already been a year since our wedding. This past year has passed by so fast. Sean's most recent interview with StL City Police seems to have gone well, we're waiting on a letter in the mail that will tell us the whether or not he's been accepted. As much as I don't want to move to the city, I know that we'll all enjoy Sean working only one job and him being home more often. Ayla is so much more chatty, and moody. But that's the stage she's in.
Ayla is such an adorable stinker, but she's such a blessing and I am so glad that we have her in our lives. <3

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day weekend 2011

First off: Happy Birthday to my Mom, my brother-in-law Bill, Mrs. Sterling, and Dan Downs, who all turn a year younger today. :p

As for our trip to Indiana, it went pretty good. We left Friday night about 630 and got in at my Aunt's apartment about 130ish (1230 here). It was Mom, Sean, Ayla, Jessica, her boyfriend Jeffery, Mitchell and I all packed into the van. We stopped about 930ish to stretch a bit. We all (minus mom, who took pics) played on the playground. Ayla loved the slides. Saturday morning after we'd gotten up, and had breakfast, we headed out to Aunt Lisa's house to meet her and Kristina. We met her eldest daughter, Mysha, later that night, and swung by Uncle Tom's work to meet him, and Mysha's boyfriend Luke. We also went by the grave site of our biological father Terry, and swung by his house to look at the stonework he'd done there. We then went to meet Uncle Jason, Aunt Angie, Kelcey and Hannah, and to have our pick of some of Terry's things. Mitch picked up a bucket of his tools and tool belt. I got his small and large sets of woodcarving tools. We drove by the houses mom had grown up in, and found the grave sites of an Aunt and infant Cousin.
Then it was to Uncle Matt's to meet him, Aunt Christy and Emma. Mysha showed up there later. We also met our Grandma Cindy. We got tons of pics and had a great time. We didn't feel awkward with them, it was liked we'd gone over for a holiday dinner or something.
That night it was back to Aunt Brenda's for cake and cards. Next morning we were up, and off after breakfast. We went to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. Got pics, and a book for me, and a puppy toy for Ayla. Then it was to Frankfort to have dinner with Susan and Bill. Nanna Alice gave Ayla chocolate ice cream. Sean drove home after we left there.....and we were all glad to be home and out of that cramped van. lol.
We will always wish that we could have met Terry before he'd passed, but we're all very thankful for the chance to finally meet and connect with that part of the family, and hoping that we'll get many more chances to visit with them.
And that's it for today....cause I'm behind on some homework. :( so off to do that. *sigh*.