Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bless His Heart

We had a rough night with Carsyn. He fell asleep in church (which is highly unlike him) and I noticed that his heart was beating unusually fast. I tried to get a count, but it was literally beating too fast to count. I was up all night watching him sleep very restlessly. I kept a count on his heart rate, and it was too high until about 4am when he finally slept without all the tossing and turning.

I brought him the doctor this morning, (of Course our regular pedi is out of town) and she sent us to the hospital for testing that will be sent to our pediatric cardiologist in Dallas. For now, the cardiologist is over-nighting us a 30 day event monitor! (Yes...the 5 year old wild child is will wear the monitor for 30 school, to t-ball, to everywhere.) We hope to know something late this evening or FIRST thing in the morning. There's a chance he's developing SVT, which could be very dangerous for him.

Please pray for his heart and my sanity!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Look What I Can Do!!!

I created this cute header for my blog. It is very simple, but it is the first time I've played around with digi scrapbooking. (mainly because I want to paper scrapbook!!!) BUT...I think I kinda like this concept.

Fun Fun!

(Autumn, figure out how to make it my new header!)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Westerman turns Four!

There was a ton of chaos, but it all worked out nicely. Weston was thrilled with the party, the presents, and of course the cupcakes.
All of his best buds were there to help him celebrate.
Everyone else was a little more excited to be there!!!
Laney loved the marshmallow pops.
Kingston liked his cape, and he enjoyed eating!!!
Dylan V. was excited to hang out with friends. Dylan C. was there, but obviously didn't make it in front of the camera.
Carter Lair liked the marshmallow pops, but mostly liked playing with Carsyn.
Kobe was excited to see his favorite cousin.
Carsyn was excite with all of Weston's gifts. Afterall, they share a room!
I'm not sure what we will do if another year brings more cuteness!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My kids say the CRAZIEST things!

First, this is the conversation Weston and I had at dinner.
Me: Weston, do you have unders on?
Weston: No.
Me: Why not, Weston?
Weston: Call me The Hulk!
Me: Why, Hulk?
Weston: THE Hulk didn't wear unders because his penis isn't cold.

Now that is great dinner conversation!

And later as we were getting in bed...oh...the couch, Carsyn said his prayer.

"God, thank you for a fun day. Please let us have a good night sleep. I want to have the best night. Please God I want five Golden Retrievers for a sled team. Amen"

Seriously, a sled team? I was blind sighted by that one. It was seventy degrees yesterday.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


to 2009! I should have probably swept the porch, and bought a cute Christmas rug before I invited you over! ;)

I was reading Ali Edwards, like my friend Autumn, and I decided to think of a word to think about all year, in all areas of my life. My word for the year is persevere!

According to Webster's Dictionary:
Function:intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s):per·se·vered; per·se·ver·ing
Etymology:Middle English, from Anglo-French parseverer, from Latin perseverare, from per- through + severus severe
Date:14th century
: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement
per·se·ver·ing·ly adverb

It may be shocking to you, but some days I feel like getting to work is a huge undertaking. Heck, just getting everyone in the car is a feat in and of itself. I want to be more persistent and persevere to be a better mom, and wife.

But the main thing in my life that is taking a huge dose of perseverance is our home. Chad pretty much built our house by himself. We have a long way to go cosmetically, but wow...everything is what we wanted, and we did it ourselves. It is my favorite place to be, and I really hope that we can gain the energy to finish it. We are off to a great start, but we need to complete all of the little details.

My graduate degree is something I intended to have before I turned twenty-five. I'm disappointed to say that I will miss my mark by about 8 months. I'm really stressed, and very tired of all of the extra work. When all of my friends are discussing their favorite television shows, that used to be my favorite television shows, I have nothing to add because I haven't watched television since I begun this master's program. All that to say that I will persevere and finish this stupid degree in November, then I'll be back to the regularly scheduled programming!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Year End Review

I stole this from Mom to the Screaming Masses. (See my blog roll.)

  1. Was 2008 good for you? Yes!
  2. What was your favorite moment of the year? I can't really narrow it down to one, but Christmas was a blast, our little trip to Dallas to see Bill Engvall, Carsyn's kart racing, and Weston's new obsession with super heroes top the list!
  3. What was your worst moment of the year? Um, hands down, when I had all that lymph node business going on.
  4. Where were you when 2008 began? At my house.
  5. Who were you with? Friends and family
  6. Where will you be when 2008 ends? At my house, with my friends and family.
  7. Did you keep your new years resolution of 2008? No!
  8. Do you have a new years resolution for 2009? A few!
  9. Did you fall in love in 2008? No
  10. If yes, with who?
  11. Are you still in love? Yes.
  12. Did you breakup with anyone in 2008? No.
  13. Did you make any new friends in 2008? Sure did!
  14. Who are your favorite new friends? dc!
  15. What was your favorite month of 2008? December
  16. Why this month? I love the holidays!
  17. Did you travel outside of the US (or your home country) in 2008? No.
  18. Did you miss anybody in the past year? Y es.
  19. What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2008? Four Christmases
  20. What was your favorite song from 2008? Um...I can't narrow it down.
  21. How many concerts or plays did you see in 2008? A few.
  22. Did you have a favorite concert in 2008? Bill Engvall was good. Kirby, a magician in Branson, was also tons of fun.
  23. What was your favorite book in 2008? I only read books I I can't pick.
  24. How many people did you sleep with in 2008? 3...I have 2 boys that find there way to my bed nightly.
  25. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year? Yes.
  26. What was the biggest lie you told in 2008? I can't think of anything right off hand, but that isn't claiming innocence.
  27. Did you treat somebody badly in 2008? Sadly, yes.
  28. Did somebody treat you badly in 2008? Of course.
  29. What was your proudest moment of 2008? Carsyn behaving at kindergarten-seriously-I feel so accomplished, like we've done something right. Beginning my graduate program.
  30. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2008? Nothing comes to mind, but I know there is something.
  31. If you could go back to any moment of 2008 and change something, what would it be? I'm not sure.
  32. Where did you work in 2008? I teach second grade.
  33. Favorite TV shows(s) of 2008? I have almost stopped watching television altogether! I seem to have less and less time, and I'd rather 'internet'.
  34. Favorite Band(s) of 2008? South First
  35. Favorite Food in 2008? Same ole stuff...chips and queso.
  36. Favorite Drink in 2008? Coke
  37. Favorite Place in 2008? Home
  38. Favorite person(s) to be with in 2008? My family and friends
  39. Favorite person(s) to talk to in 2008? Niki
  40. Favorite trip in 2008? Disney World
  41. Favorite stores in 2008? Um. Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Target
  42. Hardest thing you had to go through in 2008? All that lymph node business
  43. Most exciting moment(s) in 2008? Disney World
  44. Funniest moment(s) in 2008? Everyday is a crack up around here.

"Feel free to answer any, all, or none in the comment section or on your own blog."