Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just the Two of Us

Time is ticking and it's hard to believe we will add another baby in about 3 1/2 months or so. We recently had some family pictures done and I couldn't resist sharing a few favorites of Micah and Jordan.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Innocent Haystacks...

...resulted in a trip to the Children's ED :(

**Warning: LONG STORY**

You may remember this picture from my previous post:
Yes, my son is proudly flexing his muscles as he climbed these haystacks in a matter of seconds. Oh so proud, and standing on top of the moon...almost literally ;) We stood at the bottom encouraging him to "cheese" as we took some pictures. And then it happened. Within seconds of us putting our cameras down, Micah didn't say a word but decided to jump off from the very top. We didn't have time to respond to his actions. Micah looked like a flying squirrel coming down...not sure if he thought he was Superman or what!?! He luckily landed on his stomach, face and arms on about 4 inches of loose hay. I didn't think he was going to be able to move.  I was in shock. No tears, just utter shock. You can imagine the relief we felt as parents when he looked up and started crying. Thank you Lord, that he didn't break his neck! Paul immediately went over and picked him up and we were amazed that there was not a scratch, bruise, busted lip, or broken bone to be seen. I thought we would be seeing blood or at least a large goose egg on his head. He cried hard for about 10-15 minutes and complained of a headache, but that was it. It definitely scared him to death and he kept saying, "I'm never doing that again." We got some fluids in him and then he was ready to play again. I carefully watched him for the rest of the morning as I was afraid of a concussion or internal bleeding of some sort, but no signs showed up. When questioning why he decided to jump, he told us that he had seen another girl jump off, so he wanted to try it too.

A few minutes after this traumatizing incident, a guy who worked there and had seen what happened came up to us to check on Micah. He was glad he was okay and basically told me, "Man, I wouldn't even jump off of that. You've got yourself a real man." He went on to say that each haystack is 5 feet tall, but because they are stacked onto each other that probably takes off at least a 1/2 ft...making the height Micah jumped from about 16-18 ft tall! That morning he had decided to rake some loose hay at the bottom of the haystacks--just in case someone fell off. Well, once again, thank you Lord for the loose hay!!

Sunday morning came and thinking he might be sore from the fall, I immediately asked him how he was feeling? He said, "I'm okay Mom. God protected me. He caught me when I fell." about melting a Mom's heart! 

Our day went on as normal as we went to church, came home and rested, and then went to Small Group that evening. Paul had to work at church that night, so I took the kids to Small Group solo. On the way home from Small Group Micah had been watching a movie and as soon as we pulled into the garage he told me to turn it off (he usually begs me to keep it on). Thankfully, Paul pulled into the garage about the same time, because as soon as we got into the house Micah started screaming of a headache asking me to hold him and rub his head. And I mean screaming uncontrollably and kicking his legs everywhere. It was also hard for him to keep his eyes open and they kept rolling back into his head. I've never seen him act like that and it scared me to death. My immediate thought was that he had an internal head injury, but I did notice his head was a little warm, so I took his temperature. He had a low-grade fever of 100.4. After talking to my parents (and him continuing to yell the whole time), I called my doctor's office and left a message. While waiting for them to return my call, Micah threw up all over me and then said his headache was gone. By this point, I began to think it may be something viral, but after telling the doctor about the 16-18ft jump, she wanted him to be taken to the Emergency Department. We headed that way about 9:15pm and after vomiting in the waiting room, they took us right back. After hearing the story, the doctor's were amazed that Micah didn't have a scratch on him from his jump, which gave us another opportunity to give God the glory. They monitored him and after getting a second opinion decided to do a CT scan. Thankfully, it came back completely normal, so the conclusion was that it was something viral related. They allowed us to leave and we returned home at 1am with one sick and tired boy. By Monday night, we had our little boy back again! I've never been this scared as a parent, but am so thankful the Lord protected him.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

War Eagle

Last Saturday was a full day for us. After we returned from Baker's Farm, Paul and I headed to the Auburn vs Florida game. Some friends were so sweet to think of inviting us, and we couldn't wait to watch a game. We had a wonderful time tailgating, touring Auburn's campus, and of course cheering the Tigers onto a victory. The stadium is full of energy and school spirit--there is never a dull moment which adds such a fun atmosphere to the game (much different than Kentucky football, but not any different than a Kentucky basketball game!). It was a great day with friends-thanks Priest's! War Eagle :)
PS. After the game, we were walking out and randomly ran into one of my brother's best friends from college. He lives in Lexington, KY but was in town for a bachelor's party. Such a small world! I mean, really, what were the chances we would run into him in a stadium that holds about 87,000 people!?!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baker's Farm

On Saturday we headed out with our good friends for a day at Baker's Farm. This farm is a perfect place to visit during the fall as they have so much to do. We enjoyed jumping in cotton, the petting zoo, climbing haystacks, horse swings, hayrides, and most importantly the pumpkin patch. It was a great way to start off our Saturday.
Climbing haystacks...more on these in a later post!
Love ya Bordas'! Thanks for a great day :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Never Thirst

Last week Paul and I had the opportunity to attend a benefit for a local organization called "Never Thirst".  This organization started about three years ago in hopes to provide developing nations with clean water as well as the ultimately proclaim and spread the "Good News". It was amazing to see how far they've come in these few years and to see the Lord's hand upon their work. To learn more or partner with them go here: Never Thirst.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shhh, It's a Secret

Well, not really...which is why I'm sharing. I'm sure a lot of you have heard about this by now, but our church holds an event called "Secret Church" twice a year. Basically, it is a 6 hour (YES, 6 hour) intense, inductive Bible study on a certain topic. I know many people think, "gosh, that is so long", but I promise it's worth every second. Our pastor, David Platt, opens up the Word and digs in. It is sooooo encouraging, refreshing, and well worth your time. You will be challenged and just reminded on what Biblical truth is--and let's be honest, we all could use a little reminding ;) The next one is just around the corner as it is held on Friday, November 4th from 6pm-12am (central time). Recently, Lifeway has stepped in and is providing a way for each of you to join us through simulcasting. I highly encourage each of you to look into hosting this event. Get some friends together and have a fun night of Biblical fellowship. The next topic is "Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel"--and you won't want to miss it! For more information check out Secret Church Simulcast

Monday, October 10, 2011


Lottie bought all the boys matching TOMS, so of course they had to show them off. Recently, their Granddaddy has bought several pairs for himself and now has the nickname "the TOM King". I'm sure this makes him very proud. I'm pretty obsessed and think they make great models :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Family Came To Town

Last week some of Paul's family came in town to visit. We LOVE company--and especially family. We all aren't going to be able to get together for the holidays this year, so this time was much needed. We stayed busy, but also enjoyed some downtime at our house. 

Once again, I neglected to get my camera out, so these pictures are courtesy of Lottie (which explains why she isn't in them). 

Park time.
These two are one week apart:

These two swinging buddies are 6 months apart:
And now we are both expecting our 3rd within a month of each other-so fun!

The crew minus Lottie-Dottie

We took a trip to IJump and the kids AND adults loved it! It's basically a bunch of inflatable jumping toys. We managed to sneak a picture of Lottie enjoying the slide with Micah.
Baby play area.
The morning ended with our JBird being fussy.
Once I picked her up, I realized she had a fever-which began our weekend of sickness. Micah woke up in the middle of Friday night with a stomach bug and high fever. Yuck. Thankfully, a high fever is all Jordan ever had.

It was also my sweet husband's birthday this past Saturday. We had to readjust our plans due our sick kiddos. We did manage to celebrate the October boys birthdays while Paul's family was in town. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's A...

...well, we went for our ultrasound to find out the gender, but the stubborn little one decided to cross its legs and not reveal itself. The ultrasound tech unsuccessfully tried and tried to get the baby to move for about 25 minutes. No such luck. Everything else looked great, so she sent me on my way to see my doctor and told me to return after my appointment and we would try again. We quickly returned to find our little one had gladly moved positions and finally allowed us to see the sex. It's another GIRL! We are thrilled and are now working on a name (which never seems to be an easy process for us). Our appointment ended up taking forever, but I guess I'm thankful she is already being "lady-like" and crossing her legs--plus, we we were able to get some great extra pictures of our precious baby ;)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011