Torrie's Baby Shower

This past weekend I helped host a baby shower for one of my best friends, Torrie. This baby is definitely a miracle baby. It was a very long journey for them with lots of tears and questions, but it has the best outcome... Baby Braxton on his way, due March 14th. I can't believe how soon he will be here, everyone, especially Landrie is so excited to meet him. I can't wait to experience motherhood with Torrie, she is such a sweet person and would do anything for anyone. She is also an AWESOME teacher, one of the best I have ever seen. She is going to be a wonderful mother.

The cake table

The food table

The Mommy To Be, looking great!

The adorable cake from "Oh Boy Baking Co"

Gift opening, she had a TON of gifts, she is very blessed to have so many people who love and care about her.

Posing for Grandma Debbie (Torrie's mom)


Early Valentine Cupcakes...

Landrie was dying to make cupcakes and Valentine's is the closest holiday so we decided to make "early valentine's cupcakes". She loves to bake, she pretty much tastes the entire time, but that's the fun of being a kid. :)

Caught in the act of "tasting"


Saying Goodbye...

This past weekend we had to say goodbye to my 17 year old niece. Her stepdad was loosing his job here in Dallas and was offered a good job by the company that he use to work for in Alaska. Yes, I know everyone is probably thinking... "ALASKA!!!" but that is where he is from and actually where Alycia lived for about 6 years when she was younger, that is the last place my brother was stationed when he was in the military, where he got his divorce and all that stuff so it does fit into the equation. It is just so sad to watch, she is 17 a Junior in H.S., has a boyfriend, tons of friends, and she is having to move, not just a city or even state away, she is having to move thousands upon thousands of miles away from everything, including family. Pretty much all her family is here from our family to her mom's, poor thing is leaving everything. I can't imagine having to do that at 17. High school can be such a hard time, especially when you are the newbie in a complete new place. I wish her all the best and hope to see her soon, she should be back for summer, summer can't get here soon enough. We love you lots and will miss you more than you will ever know Alycia!!!

Some pics of Landrie and Alycia, they adore each other, even with the 12 year age difference.



Ahh, Landrie is sick again, poor baby! Now she has something called Bronchiolitis.

What is Bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is a common illness of the respiratory tract caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways, called the bronchioles, that lead to the lungs. As these airways become inflamed, they swell and fill with mucus, making breathing difficult.

Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of bronchiolitis and are most widespread in the winter and early spring. Other viruses associated with bronchiolitis include rhinovirus, influenza (flu), and human metapneumovirus.

Signs and Symptoms

The first symptoms of bronchiolitis are usually the same as those of a common cold:

  • stuffiness
  • runny nose
  • mild cough
  • mild fever

These symptoms last a day or two and are followed by worsening of the cough and the appearance of wheezes (high-pitched whistling noises when exhaling).

Poor baby felt bad for several days. She had to do an inhaler several times a day to help open up her airways so she could breath and so it wouldn't get worse. Nighttime of course was always the worst. But we made it through and now she is better so glad it's over!

My poor sick baby! :(

Look real close and you can see the rash that appeared all over her towards the end of the illness, they said it's a sign the virus is ending. Thank the Lord! Poor baby has had to miss school the entire week and she misses school so much so glad she can go back next week.