Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
After many months of being in denial, I have finally admitted to myself that my middle daughter, Kylee, has anorexia, and with her permission I will be blogging about her illness and her recovery. I have tried to find other blogs by moms who have daughters suffering from this horrible condition but so far I haven't found any. There are numerous blogs out there by the girls themselves, so I know there are moms out there going through the same thing that I am. I just need an outlet and this is it, my little blog's purpose.
As a person who has spent her whole life on a diet and for probably 12 years had my own eating disorder, (I had bulimia all through high school and most of my first marriage), I have a hard time not blaming myself. But that's what we do as mothers, isn't it? We carry the blame and the guilt. It's hard not to. And it is so hard to watch your child wasting away. I can't kiss it and make it better or hold her til it goes away. Right now all I can do is pray for her, nag her to eat, deal with the insurance company and try, try, try to keep it together and keep my own sanity. So far, I am not doing so good on that last part.
So, we went to the doctor today to talk about the blood work she ordered a few weeks ago and to discuss the anti-depressant that she put Kylee on. The nurse weighed her and she weighed 94.2 pounds....down 3 pounds from a few weeks ago. Dr. J. talked to us about the test results and about what Kylee has been eating when she drops the bombshell on me that she didn't eat anything yesterday....not one single bite. This is devestating to me. My heart is broken.
This is where we are. I'm at a loss as to what to do next. We are in the process of getting her into therapy. I probably need therapy, too, who knows. But, I would really appreciate your prayers for my daughter....my beautiful, quirky, intelligent daughter. She is truly so much more than this eating disorder.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Another thing I missed during the last couple of weeks is the fact that I won my first bloggy award from my bloggy friend, Pam!
She's so sweet. And I feel very honored and special! Thank you, Pam!!!
1.) Thank and post URL to the blog that gave the award.
2.) Pass the award along to 6 brilliantly over the top blogs (blogs you love!) Alert them so they know to receive the award.
First, My middle daughter, Kylee. She is a really good writer! I learn something new about her everytime I read her blog. I am soo proud of her!
Jennifer over at Simpson Party of 5! is my cousin's wife and they have the most adorable kids!
Jen at MonkeyPosh, my friend IRL, lives in the Chicago area, travels like I wish I could, has awesome fashion sense, and is one of the funniest people I know!
Want some yummy recipes? Check out Cupcakes and Casseroles.
And last but not least my friend Melanie at Sweet223 . She just started a new business making candy buffets. So clever!
Yes, I know, I only did 5! What can I say? I'm feelin' a little lazy today! Seriously, it's almost 4pm and I am still in my jammies!
1-Your cell phone? Pink
2- Your hair? blah
3-Your mother? awesome
4-Your father? best
5-Your favorite food? mexican
6-Your favorite drink? diet dr.pepper
7-Your dream last night? ????
8-Your dream/goal? bakery
9-What room are you in? bedroom
10-Your hobby? lots!!
11-Your fear? many
12-Where do you want to be in 6 years? bakning
13-Where were you last night? home
14-Something that you aren’t? tall
16-Wish list item? (food) Processor
17-Where did you grow up? OKC
18-Last thing you did? ate
19-What are you wearing? jammies
20-Your TV? loud
21-Your pets? dogs
23- Your life? blessed
24-Your mood? blah
25-Missing someone? always
27-Something you aren’t wearing? makeup
28-Your favorite store? Target
29-Favorite color? pink
30-When was the last time you laughed? morning
31-Last time you cried? earlier
32-Your best friend? husband
33-One place you go to over and over? work
34-One person who emails you regularly? Brian
35-Favorite place to eat? Alfredo's
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Logan was a sheriff and her boyfriend, Martin, was The Count of Sesame Street Fame.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I made her some strawberry cupcakes with purple cream cheese frosting and purple cupcakes with hot pink cream cheese frosting.
We painted fingernails and toenails.
They ate and jumped on the moonbounce and ran around like crazy 9 year old girls are known to do!
On Sunday, we had to do it all over again for my grandbaby, Jalynn's 4th birthday! I still can't believe that she is already 4. She was a preemie and started out so little, but she has definitely caught up!!
This is Jalynn and her bestie, Ashton. They share a birthday...Happy birthday, Ashy!!
What do you get when you cross a birthday cake frosted in blue with a very quick shih tsu?
Cali loved that cake!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Any suggestions on how to get rid of the smoke smell?? Help!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My husband LOVES banana cake. In fact, at our wedding we had banana nut cupcakes in addition to our wedding cake and groom's cake! So when my sis-in-law, Tracie, e-mailed me this recipe, I knew I had to try it. Of course, after I tried it I knew that I had to share it with ya'll!!
BANANA PUDDING BUNDT CAKE
1 (18.5ounce) yellow cake mix
Now that one little lone piece is going down the garbage disposal because Brian and I started Weight Watchers today! Now he will have to enjoy his banana cake without the cake!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
- 1 box white cake mix
- 8 oz. margarita mix
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- 3 egg whites
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp grated lime zest
Lime Buttercream Frosting
- 8 Tbsp butter, softened
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (aprox. 2 fresh limes)
- 1 Tbsp margarita mix
- 1 tsp grated lime zest
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- fresh limes for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepare muffin pans
- Combine margarita mix, tequila, and Grand Marnier in a large glass and stir well.
- In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen-Aid), combine cake mix, egg whites, lime zest, vegetable oil, and margarita mixture from step one. Stir together, then beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for aprox. 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon the batter into prepared muffin pans. Fill each cup/liner about 2/3 full. ( I personally, use the Saucy Method with an ice cream scoop!)
- Bake at recommended temperature on cake mix box (usually 325-350) for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (For my oven it only takes 18 minutes.)
- In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, lime juice, margarita mix, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time and continue beating until smooth. If icing is too thin you can add more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time.
- Spread icing generously on each cupcake or use a pastry bag to frost. Garnish with lime wedges.
- Now, go sit on a patio some where with some girlfriends and enjoy these cupcakes, cause everyone knows that is the best way to enjoy a margarita!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
They called it The Hawaiian and it was delish! I had to re-create this sammy! And, I have to say, I liked it even better at home! (My grandma would have LOVED it!!!)
You have to start out by making pineapple cream cheese. The already made kind at the store WILL. NOT. DO!! :)
All you need is 8 0z. of softened cream cheese and a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained. I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer and whip the cream cheese and then add the pineapple. Easy and yummy!! (You HAVE to try this with chips!! I'm not even kidding!!)
Next, toast 2 pieces of bread. They used potato bread, all I had at this time was wheat and it worked, too. I prefer to do this with butter on a griddle instead of a toaster, (you know everything is better with butter, just ask Paula Deen!).
Spread both pieces of bread with your pineapple cream cheese and then layer ham, lettuce, tomato and purple onion. Eat up!!
Now go make this sandwich, you won't regret it!!
Note: I made this again for lunch yesterday and put it on a croissant and it was awesome!
Monday, August 10, 2009
And a planter basket for my front door....
Friday, August 7, 2009
(sorry for the bad pic!!)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The inevitable has happened.....my husband has discovered Facebook! I tried to keep him from finding out about it but we went to his 25 year class reunion and everyone was talking about it! That's how most of the people there found out about the reunion to begin with. Now I can't ever get on the computer because he has to check his Facebook!!! When I decided to start this blog, I swore to myself that this was not going to be another one of THOSE projects. You know, the ones you start and never finish? I am determined to either put a stop to B's relationship with Facebook or somehow convince him that we need a second laptop! We need a second laptop that is PINK! That's right!! That's EXACTLY what we NEED!!! Any suggestions on how I can accomplish this?
Hopefully, this won't be my last blog entry.....wish me luck!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I would like to introduce you to the youngest member of our family...Jalynn Paige. Jalynn is my grand-daughter. She is almost 4 and, let me tell ya, she is a little spit fire, a total ball of energy! And, I have to say, my favorite person in the world! I could continue to brag on her. I could go on and on (really!) but I'm not going to. Instead I am going to tell you how we almost lost her. Believe me, you will hear about her...ALOT!
A little over a year ago I received the worst phone call ever. Jalynn had been in a terrible car accident and had been rushed to OU medical center. That's all anyone knew. Her mom was at work and so was I. I knew that Tiffany had no business driving so I had her meet me so that I could drive her to the hospital. I had to be the calm one, the strong one. The worst part at this point was not knowing how badly she was hurt or what had happened.
I am going to let her Uncle Vic tell you what happened. He was the driver of the car that Jalynn was riding in. Vic was 19 at the time and I copied this from his blog on Myspace. Please ignore any typos or any other mistakes, Jalynn was still in ICU when he posted this.
"i cant stop thinking about what happened. it replays in my head over and over again and again. me my sister San Juana and my niece were out for a drive when my niece got hungry and wanted a chicken nugget happy meal from Mcdonalds. she was not feeling well so we went through the drive thru. we turned out in to the turn lane at the intersection of s.w. 59 th and penn. ave. she was upset and did not want to be in her car seat. Anyone who has ever had a child has let that child into the front seat just a couple of blocks from home so they would be happy. she climbed up front and gave us the biggest smile. a maroon 1996 chevy tahoe was also in his turn lane to turn east on to s.w. 59th street. We were turnigng west on to 59 th street. the driver of the tahoe decided not to turn and instead floor his gas pedal to go south on penn ave. At 2:11 pm on saturday june 28, 2008 a maroon chevy tahoe sturck a red 1998 mitsubishi eclipse causeing the airbags to deploy with an extreme force causing 2 year old Jalynn Paige to become unconscious. We had not moved 6 inches before we were hit. With my car still sitting in the turn lane I opened my door grabbed jalynn and put her in the grass were she would be safe from more traffic or the car catching fire. she was not breathing at the time i laid her down supporting her head. The driver of the tahoe did not stop at all. he fled the scene and was later arrested at a corner store at 74 th and douglas. No one saw what i did that day. i had to pull my 2 year old niece from my totaled car and beg her to breath. Seeing the burn on the side of her face were the airbag hit her. Seeing her blood on her face. She lied thier in my arms motionless for what seemed like hours. She took a gasp of air and all i could do was keep begging her to do so. Jaylnn was taken to O.U. medical center were she is getting better and will get to go home soon. Everyone keeps telling me and san juana how it wasn't our fault and how it could of happened to any of them. I dont agree with that. they all love her just as much as we do but they only seen her in the hospital begging for her to be okay and fighting for her life. A fight that Jalynn won. I cant stop seeing her lie in my arms lifeless with my tears falling over her begging and praying for her life to return to her body. the moment she began to breath again and let out that first cry of the pain.It killed me to see her that way knowing that she was left in our care when this happened and knowing no matter what i did. This time Jalynn was not going to open her eyes forget what was going on smile at me and say "thanks vic" or " I love you vic". I am sorry for what happened. I LOVE YOU JALYNN. Jalynn will get to go home soon and i cant wait to tell her that i love her and can't wait for her to say it back."
It's been just over a year ago and she doesn't have any scars, no brain damage (she had a brain bleed), and no hearing or sight problems, which were a concern. I am so thankful that she is ok. I praise God everyday that her life was spared. This precious child is such a blessing and my life has been changed because of her.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Ahhhh, that's better!! Look at that dimple!