Friday, July 1, 2011

Today is an aggravating day!!

I am just going to vent today since this is mostly just for me.  I am in the worse mood.  Things always seem to fall apart.  I try to do the best I can and things always go wrong.  I am not having many orders lately, so wishing for more.  I keep trying to promote but I guess I will have to break down and pay for some advertising because free crap isnt working really well.  Of course when I am feeling like this, it usually means that I am getting sick.  I sure hope not.  In three weeks I am taking the kids to Alabama for a little get away.  I so miss David.  When he is home, he gets on my nerves mostly but when he is gone I miss him so much!!  Last time he was home things were ok, I just felt left out of everything.  They like to do things outside and it is way to hot for me.  Oh well, life goes on.  I am getting off for now.  Hopefully I will be back soon!!  Love and Best Stitches!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

WOW~~I have been busy!!

Thought I would be able to get to this more often but I guess with everything going on the last few months, I have been busy!! Jacob finally graduated!  Kirstie is working and going to be taking a summer class.  Today is my baby boys 16th birthday!  Time sure does fly!!  Seems like just yesterday he was born. Since it is his birthday, I guess I will give you a little background on his life the last 16 years.  Bransen was born with craniosynostosis.  Not normally a really bad birth defect, one surgery and done but not Bransen...hehehe  I can laugh about it now because it is pretty much over, other than a little facial deformity and hearing impairment.  He is 230 pounds and 6ft 3ins tall.  He has definitely made up for the 30 pound 5 year old he was!!  He had his first surgery at 6 weeks for his craniosynostosis.  Everything went fine.  He had a second surgery for craniosynostosis at 7 months old.  He had his third surgery for the craniosynostosis at 5 years old.  Yea what was supposed to be one and done was never ending, not to mention several other hospitalizations and other surgeries for eye tubes and ear tubes...Crazy!!  He was a trooper though, Bransen never stopped loving life and making us laugh, even today.  Doctors argued over what kind of syndrome he may have but agreed to disagree and say that he is just an anomally...isn't that something? We learned to live with that diagnosis but I still wonder today if there is more there.  Anyways, back to Bransen.  His surgery at 5 years old ended up getting infected and to make a very, very, long story short...we spent the next two years in and out the hospital with the doctors here saying they couldn't fix his problem.  We ended up in Dallas, TX with him and after another four surgeries, tissue expansion, reconstruction etc...He is pretty much fixed!!  He still has a small spot of skull missing and the other few issues mentioned above but we think he has more than made up for it.  He is a happy teenager who does get angry because he can not do some things due to the lack of skull.  His worse aggravation is he cant play high school football but that is life.  I don't think he understands that it could hurt him bad or worse, kill him.  So that is a quick rundown on Bransens first years of life and the 16 year old boy he is today!  He definitely makes us laugh!!  I will leave you with one of his jokes that he told my sister in law when she went to New Orleans!!  He said, Aunt not go on Bourbon Street and flash anyone, they do not want to see boobs from people who have to unbutton their pants to show them...hehehe!!  Will try an be back soon!!  Have a blessed day!  Love and Best Stitches :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The start of something new!!

Hi Everyone!!
The Start of Something New...perfect title for everything in life.  I have never blogged before but thought I would start it because it seems to be a good way to keep interested parties up to date on everything Landry :)  I am a little optimistic and pessimistic.  Something new is always scary and believe me, we have had a lot of something new's.  My intension is to document everything that Dave and I have been through since getting married with three children all born with birth defects, the struggles with my Multiple Sclerosis and my new crochet business.  I am so hoping that crochet is my niche in life.  I am loving it so much. It is an escape for me, a joy for me, an excitement for me and physical therapy for me. It has really been a blessing.  What started out as a start of something new adventure is turning out to be a small business.  Customers are popping up all over and are blessing my world.  "Debutant Designs" is my Start of Something New.  I hope to post often as I will go back 22 years of life, struggles and starts of something new's.  Crazy, huh???  If I dont post for a few days, dont worry I will be back.  We are waiting on some flooding that may or may not affect my direct area.  All the surrounding areas will be affected so life is about to really become the start of something new.  Who knows what the next week will bring? My Oldest Son and middle child is graduating high school.  My mother in law is coming spend a few days.  My daughter's town may flood and she lives a block from the Mississippi river in Baton Rouge going to LSU majoring in Education.  My youngest son is finishing up his school  year.  My husband is working in South America and I am having an MS exacerbation because of a sinus and allergy problem.  Life is all about worrying and now this flood stuff....WOW!!  Please keep us in your prayers and I will post ASAP!!