Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great Deal on Crocs Shoes

I posted this on FB also but it's such a great deal I decided to post it here too.

crocs is offering buy one get one for 50% off right now and if you put the code eddiesco11 in at the end you'll get another 20%off. They are also offering free shipping right now. I just had to let everyone know. Lauren loves crocs but they are pricey so this morning I got her 2 pairs for $12.98 shipped free. Great Deal for sure :) Happy Shopping !!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Month of "Lasts"

December is turning out to be a big month of "lasts" for us. There's alot happening this month that is changing our family dynamic.

This is the "last" month that Lauren will be 5
This is the "last" month that Lauren will be homeschooled
This is the "last" Christmas we'll have with our dog Molly as her kidney's have started to fail now.
This is my "last" year of being a stay at home mom as I am trying to get a job now

Seems like alot of "last" things happening with us but we are excited about all of the "Firsts" also. I think 2011 will be an exciting year with us with Lauren turning 6, starting private school in January and life moving forward. It's hard to think about all of the "lasts" but we are moving ahead and looking forward to what the future and the month of January brings.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Trinity Christian School

We have been talking about Lauren going to regular school for a while now, she is ready and wants to go but because of where we live she would have to take an approximate 1 hour bus ride to public school so we found a local Christian school and applied to send her there and applied for financial aid, we got a letter a few days ago and we have been approved for financial aid so miss Lauren is now a Trinity Crusader :)

She will start in January and I have been looking for a job to help offset the expenses of private school.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Thanksgiving and an Early Birthday

We had 12 at our house this year for Thanksgiving, we had a great time and while the family was here from Florida we did an early birthday party for Lauren's 6th birthday at a local ice cream place called Scoops. The party was alot of fun and Lauren thought it was great that her cousins could be here as well as her friends.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Lesson Learned

Lauren has been making herself crazy asking for Aqua Sand Mermaid Island so she got money from her grandma and decided that's what she wanted to buy, it was a good lesson for her because she thinks everything she sees on TV is the " best thing ever" well, we got it home and opened it and she was highly disappointed in it because the mermaid is tiny, there's only 2 bottles of sand and a cheap plastic bowl, so it was a good lesson learned for a 5 year old :) on a brighter note, she did get some the cutest shoes ever also :)

see that tiny little pink thing, yep, that's the mermaid

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Lauren has been saving her money for Orbeez and finally she had enough so we ordered them and they came today. What a happy surprise that was for her, she finished school and then it was time to play. They start out little and grow in water so you can make them into other things, she is having a blast so far :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat

This is our first Halloween in the country and boy was it a doozie, we went trick or treating for 5 hours but only went to 12 houses :) Lauren was a Monarch Butterfly and she had a ball !!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Painting

Every year we let Lauren pick out a pumpkin and paint it, for some reason she loves to paint them :) Here's a few from over the years and then this year, she is growing up way too fast...


2008 couldn't find one of her painting it just picking it



Friday, October 22, 2010

Lane Southern Orchards

Lauren had a homeschool field trip today to the lane orchards, they had a hayride, corn maze, peach ice cream and each kid got a little pumpkin. It was fun but HOT...I can't believe this is late October.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Box

We've been taking Lauren to a doctor for her PTSD issues and we finally found something that is working that she has suggested. It's a box, yep a box. but it's a " worry" box. Lauren has MAJOR separation and abandonment issues and this box has helped her with that. When she gets upset because daddy has to go to work or because of some other fear or worry she puts a rock in the box and closes it up because as her doctor told her " there's nothing we can do about it anyway" and you know what ? It's working, when she gets upset or worried she goes outside and gets a rock and puts it in the box and closes it up and she's OK again. It's amazing that this little wooden box has reduced the drama in 3 days of using it :)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

5 Years Ago Today

We were in Nashville, TN and I was at work when they announced overhead that I had a call from Children's Hope, I took off to my desk and that's when i got " the call" Brenda was on the other end and she said the greatest words ever " You have a daughter" What a great day, we got these pictures the very next day, Yang Li Meng was approx 6 or so months old in these.

5 years later and she is now in Kindergarten, heading rapidly into year number 6, wow, the years really do fly by.

Monday, August 30, 2010


The title describes how I feel right now about pneumonia, we have been at this battle with Lauren's pneumonia since it all started on August 10Th. We have been to our doctor 5 times since then, filled 9 prescriptions and spent somewhere around $350.00 in the process . We go to another doctor who is a pediatric pulmunologist on September 15th in Macon to try and see if he can help us rid this child of this crazy illness. I don't understand why she won't get better and why the cough will not go away but we'll keep trying until we get an answer. Until then we are in Pnue mania still :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's Official !!

Lauren has now been registered with the state of GA as a home schooled child. I sent my Declaration of Intent to them today so now I have to do four and a half hours of school each day for 180 days a year and send in monthly attendance reports on her to our school superintendent :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Our local Science museum has a special exhibit on large bugs so after being home bound for a while with pneumonia we decided to get out of this house and go check it out. Lauren's favorite part was the gift shop of course :)

finding China on the globe.