Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Now that it is July 1st, we would like to wish all of our July babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? On top of all of these wonderful birthday celebrations, we get to enjoy summer vacationfireworks, barbecues, snowballs, swimming, flip flops, catching fireflies, late nights, trips to the beach, and Independence Day! And we hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

We would like to send a very special birthday shout out to our oldest son who celebrates her birthday in a few weeks. He will be turning 11 and heading into the 6th grade! YIKES! We love you, baby, and are super excited to celebrate it with you. 😉

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to tag your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3

Good Report Today!

Good Report Today!

Well Friends, this was THE DAY that we have been looking forward to for the past 5 weeks. Today was Patrick’s first check-up visit with his heart specialist since undergoing his last heart procedure. We went into today with high hopes that we would receive some good news, and would be able to finally begin to put all of the pieces of our life back together since everything seemed to fall apart last year when he was first diagnosed with AFIB and Congestive Heart Failure.

This day seemed almost SURREAL. All of the trials that we have gone through until this point were coming to a head. And as excited as we were going into it, we were also a teeny bit apprehensive. Would we receive good news that would help to uplift our spirits and fill us with hope? Or would we receive bad news and would once again have to restart this whole process over again? We were filled to the brim with nervous excitement, and were anxious to find out whether or not the reading from the heart monitor over the past month would be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. So we said a prayer and took a deep breath as we made our way into the doctor’s office while hoping for the best.Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day, Friends! Today we are honoring all of the BRAVE MEN and WOMEN who have fought for our country, and have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU! We pray for peace, comfort, and blessings over your families. Only God can heal the wounds left from the loss of a loved one.

Today, we would like show our LOVE and RESPECT for our great nation, as well as the courageous men and women who are still fighting for our freedom. We appreciate the sacrifices that you make for us daily. May God’s guidance and protection be with you always.

We would also like to remain in prayer for our nation today. Regardless of whether or not we agree with its leaders and their actions, we must remain ONE NATION UNDER GOD. And we MUST trust that GOD is ALWAYS in control. For when we stop doing these things, we will see our nation fall apart.

We pray all of you have a SAFE and BLESSED Memorial Day! 🙂

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalms 34:18

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. ”
– 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day, Sweet Friends! We hope all of you have a very blessed day surrounded by your babies, whether they are BIG or SMALL…. because you know they will always be your babies no matter how old they are!

Today I was beyond blessed because I got to spend the day with my sweet HUSBAND (who’s health is continuing to improve daily… YAY!), and my 4 little JEWELS that God so graciously BLESSED me with. They surprised my with a yummy breakfast, coffee, the new shirt that I am wearing today,  handmade Mother’s Day cards, and flowers picked from our garden!Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Our May Babies!

Happy Birthday To Our May Babies!

Now that is is May 1st, we would like to wish all of our May babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? On top of all of these wonderful birthday celebrations, we get to enjoy fabulous weather while nature is coming out in full force!  Flowers are BLOOMIN’, caterpillars are CRAWLIN’, birds are HATCHIN’, and dragonflies are FLYIN’ by! And we hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to tag your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We would like to send a very special birthday shout out to my mom who celebrates her birthday next week. We are thinking of you and hope your day is over flowing with blessings!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

Here is the second part of the blog post that we initially posted Friday night. (If you are just joining us, you can read PART 1 HERE.) There was so much that had happened over the course of Thursday and Friday, and I just knew there was no way that I could do it all justice by trying to condense and cram everything into one post. So here it goes…Continue reading

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

This was Patrick and I yesterday morning, in the waiting room at the hospital. We were ANXIOUSLY awaiting them to call Patrick back to begin prepping him for his heart procedure yesterday….Continue reading

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

This past weekend we decided to take a break for a bit to enjoy some time with our babies. This was something that we not only WANTED to do, but something that we really NEEDED to do. Between Patrick’s almost monthly heart procedures over the past 7 months, and working  7 days a week just to keep up with orders, we were in desperate need of a BREAK. And we knew our babies needed some time to decompress just as badly as we did.

Since it is now Spring, and the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Louisiana, we decided it was high time for a WATER PLAY DAY! So, we picked up some bubbles, a slip n’ slide, snacks, and pulled out last years $0.99 pools from Target and created a fun little surprise our kiddos. While they were inside of our home playing, Patrick and I secretly slipped outside to set up a FUN FILLED day for our family, and realized a valuable lesson in the process.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM…Continue reading

Happy Birthday April Babies

Happy Birthday April Babies

We want to wish all of our April babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? It’s the changing from winter to spring. The bees are BUZZIN’, a cool breeze is BLOWIN’, and beautiful flowers are BLOOMIN’! We hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to add your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3