I’m back… I think!

I can’t  believe my last post was almost exactly 2 years ago! Wow how things have gone up and down since then! I have wanted to start blogging again several times but have always found an excuse not to. So, I have begun by redesigning the blog and trying some new things out but figured I should go ahead and get started posting as well. Thus… I am trying to bring my blog back to life! Not sure how successful I will be, but at least I know I have the satisfaction of trying!

First, let’s see if I can give you a rundown on the last two years. Let’s see, real quick now… had my 2nd miscarriage just days before posting that last post (probably the main reason I stopped blogging), got pregnant once again in December, realized it in January, didn’t tell anyone until Easter, spent the entire pregnancy on pins and needles, saw a perinatologist since they thought my baby had a birth disorder, spent nights in and out of hospital for maternal bleeding, had an incredibly healthy baby girl in September 2009 (named her after Reagan… so she will now be referred to as “JR” in my blog), had my tubes tied (and experienced excruciating pain from it and a spinal headache from the epidural for the first 2 weeks after), landlord let the house we lived in for 3 years go to foreclosure, spent 6 months looking for a home to live in (were given that time since we were renting the home), my mom was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in February, helped nurse my mom through 5 months of intense chemotherapy (this is when I should have been blogging and letting out some feelings), moved into our nice, took JF to a gastrointestinal doctor since she has chronic constipation apparently brought on by the stress of everything (primarily centered around Mom’s cancer journey) and also now is in therapy, finally moved into new home by the lake in August, and Mom was given a clean bill of health (in complete remission) just 2 weeks ago! Life is good!

Now that we’re all caught up I need to get back to the heart of what this blog was supposed to be about… us, as a family of 7, living on next to nothing and making it work! So, I will try to do just that as I get going here soon! Stay tuned…

Oh wait… wanted to include a picture Super Dad and the three youngest girls at a nearby Balloon Festival from last week:

Sharing some gelato and waiting for the sun to go down to watch the “Glow.”
365 Days of Gratitude
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