Disney on Ice...

A few weeks ago, we took Munchkin to Disney on Ice. We had gone before, but it had been a few years so we decided to go again. 

We went in, found our seats, then decided to look around at the super over-priced toys while Hubster parked the car. Once the show started, we hurried back to our seats a few rows from the top on the lower level. 

Then Hubster asked the usher lady where his seat was, then found us and came to sit with us. The usher lady followed him to his seat and then asked us how many were in our party. Then she gave us tickets on the 4th row!! We were super grateful and it was so fun to be so close. And the fact that I only paid $11 for each of our tickets made it that much better.

Munchkin loved the Lion King and the Incredibles. I thought the Lion King was pretty sweet and liked the animals/Lost boys from Peter Pan.


happy 11.11.11

Hope your 11.11.11 is awesome. 
And that your 11.11.11 at 11:11pm is super awesome.


awkward & awesome thursday...

Top: Munchkin's face paint from school, our stolen spider we put inside our neighbors house after they stole it from our roof. Chubbs relaxing after a tough night of trick-or-treating.
Middle: Items I found in our sub-woofer that Chubbs dropped in through the front. Chubbs trying out his car seat. Munchkin at his first wrestling meet (he did great!).
Bottom: Where I found Chubbs after I got him out of the bath and was grabbing him pajamas and a diaper. Tree on my walk from my car to my office. Chubbs in his new winter hat.

- Going to dinner with some buddies to celebrate a birthday of one of them...getting a reservation...then being sat...at two different tables. Oh thanks seating lady! We really wanted to sit at two different tables, not all together so we can all talk and catch up. Thank you.
- Our staff meeting at work. I can't even begin to explain, but if you want to know, just call me and I'll tell you.
- Walking towards someone along a really long sidewalk, then thinking, "When do I look up and make eye contact? Do I do it twice if I do it too soon? Do I pretend I didn't really see them the first time, but then if they see me as I'm looking away, then I look back again when I get closer and they don't look up am I being rude? Should I smile if I look up more than once?"

- Meeting Kaylee from the Biggest Loser, Season 11. Apparently she works at Texas Roadhouse close to where I live. I wanted to take a picture with her, but my sister said it was dorky, so I didn't. Sorry.
- Chubbs dancing and walking backwards. Seriously the cutest/funniest thing ever.
- Munchkin going to wrestling camp and a tournament. He did really well having never wrestled before and really having no idea what he was doing!
- Book club


This is halloween...

Or was a week ago.

We went to a neighbor's Halloween party. Guess who was the only adult who dressed up...yup. That would be me. At least a looked like a teenage boy...

My favorite comment came from 10-yr old neighbor Peter, "You look awesome. You don't even look like a girl."

Chubbs as a cute dinosaur...

Not just a ninja turtle, a muscly ninja turtle.

 Photo thanks to Munchkin



fall here we come...

A few weeks ago we went to a local pumpkin patch, and I was pretty impressed. It wasn't anything fancy or over the top. It was simple. Just cute and simple.

Chubbs, David and Munchkin

 The boys favorite part
 my sis and bro

 He really wanted to push the cart.

 Our little family


reaching out...

For months I have been listening to my mom tell me about a young woman, Emma, (in my church in Ohio) who is getting sick and having all sorts of problems and no doctors can figure out why. It truly breaks my heart as this family has already suffered through so many things a family should never have to deal with. 

There have been many, many prayers offered in behalf of Emma and her family, but as of yet no diagnosis has been found. I reaching out anyway I can to see if anybody can provide any insight to her help her condition. 

The following is an email sent from the grandma of Emma in attempt to get help from anyone...
"The first symptom for Emma was last of March, 1st of April while she was running track. She had a rash develop on one hand then the next day in the exact same place on the opposite hand. It worked up her arm and then her face which took the pigment from her skin. 
Then she started seeing double and had a hard time reading at the end of school which progressed through the summer. Next there were spots all over ( she called them auras). She has a ringing in her ears. She then would be walking along and she would fall down for no apparent reason. 
In June she did a dive into a pool and her feet flipped over her head and as she was swimming to the side of the pool her back was hurting. That seemed to heal and there is not back pain any more. 
She then began to tremble. As you would hold her hand you could feel trembles in her arms and hands. She began have hallucinations, which prompted Christine, (her mother), to take her to emergency at children's hospital in Columbus. They gave her some anti anxiety med which really dopes her up. This trembling has progressed to arms flailing uncontrollably and her can't hold her head up and she can't speak because of the trembling in her neck and voice. She is beginning not to be able to swallow when she sucks on a straw. She was walking with her mothers help and has progress to the point of not walking at all. 
She has head, neck IGI's, Eeg's, blood tests, spinal tap - some tested at Nationwide Children's Hospital and some sent to Mayo Clinic - all come back normal. The last Tuesday was started an IV Ig treatment of 4 hour drip for 4 days, hoping to treat lupus, auto immune problems. Saturday was the last treatment. The tests came back that those were not the problems. She is on the Neurology floor at Children's hospital where she has been all the times she has been in the hospital. Last night they did an longer Eeg and have monitored her all night."
 Please feel free to forward this on if you wish, or email me at mackenzie12@gmail.com if you any information that would be helpful.