Scars tell your story. They tell a story that you don't necessarily have to. People will guess, make their own assumptions, and wonder, but what most people won't do is ask. Scars also only tell your physical story. They don't tell the emotional or mental part of your story. People will also go to assume… Continue reading Scars
What kind of food do you like to preserve? What ways do you like to preserve food? I've really gotten into jam making - raspberry, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, huckleberry, and peach. I've also gotten into canning - apple sauce, apple butter, dill pickles, pickled carrots, pickled beets, apple pie filling, peaches, and pears. I want… Continue reading Food Preservation
Well, I figure it's time I tell part of my story for those of you who haven't been following along on Instagram. On January 12th, 2018 I was at my doctors office for some test results, as I was experiencing the early symptoms of Bells Palsy. While at my doctors office, my mother in law… Continue reading The Start of my Burkitts Lymphoma Journey
Do you ever look at your calendar and wonder where your week has gone? I do this every single day, it's like the weeks are just flying by. I cannot believe it. I'm currently working on Hailey's second birthday because October 9th is coming up FAST! Not only that but I'm working on Christmas/Birthday gift… Continue reading Life…
My ileostomy has become quite the fascination for Hailey. She attempts to help me empty my bag by trying to undo the velcro that holds it closed, and she will help me "squish" my bag to empty the stool out of it, then she looks in the toilet, points and says "poop" in the silliest… Continue reading Ileo Fascination
The struggle is real, lets get serious, so is the snuggle. The girls and I took a little adventure (by this I mean a 20 minute drive) to our friend Kaitlyn's house to visit with her and little Elly (3 weeks old). It was such a great visit and I got so many baby snuggles… Continue reading Baby Snuggles or Struggles?
Bet you thought this post was going to be about surviving cancer. It's not! For the last two weeks, I've had friends come and help me during the week while Wade is at work. My friend Laura comes once a week and helps me with the girls if I have appointments, need to get last… Continue reading I Survived.
Do you know how hard it is to continually make healthy choices where there are SO many unhealthy options readily available and at your convenience? We went shopping for organic products this weekend to prep a whole bunch of slow cooker meals so we are eating healthier, whole meals instead of quick and convenient meals… Continue reading Healthy Choices…
I don't exactly have a flower garden...YET! However, I have a lot of planters that are full of petunias, fuchsias, decorative grass, and mini licorice plants. I love petunias because they're pet and child friendly, plus they have some of the BOLDEST colours there are for flowers. This is my first year having fuchsias, and… Continue reading Flower Garden
I want you to know that this journey hasn't been easy on me, not mentally, not emotionally and not physically. I know it hasn't been easy on Wade, or our girls either. Burkitts Lymphoma took a lot from me. It took my ovaries, part of my small intestine, it took my hair, 90lbs of my… Continue reading What we missed…