Good grief it's been crazy over here!
Here's a little taste of what has been going on at our house. This might help explain why I've not been the quickest when responding to emails.
This one has been keeping me very busy.
But, I think it's finally safe to say that (for the most part) Izzy is potty trained!!!
Man, feels like we got a pay raise getting her out of those diapers. I've been meaning to do a post on this for a while, but kept stopping myself because; a) she still wears pull-ups to bed, and b) I'm afraid to hit up the grocery store or a restaurant without pull-up protection (not because she won't let me know, but because I'm afraid of the toilets and don't know the best way to handle it yet). So, I'm sure that means she's not technically potty trained, but oh well, that's what I'm calling it.
I'm starting my own business.
Oh wow... that's scary to say. I feel like now that I've said it I definitely have to follow through on it. My hands are even getting clammy typing this!
I've always talked about how one day I'd love to have my own business designing and sewing crib bedding. And, that has pretty much been all that has happened... just talk. And lying in bed thinking about what I would call it, what everything would look like, on and on until I'd finally fall asleep.
But, now it's actually happening and I'm so excited!!! And a little terrified at the same time :) I've been spending almost every free minute working on getting the details in place, and hopefully it won't be too long before I can consider myself up and running.
I'll definitely keep you all in the loop, and can't wait to see what you guys think!
Mike has been SWAMPED studying for his CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). I don't know how he does it. I'd be rocking in a corner right about now if I had to go through all of the material he's been looking at. So, between him studying and me getting a business in order, things have been a little stressful.
A little over two years ago (right before Isabelle was due) we found a lump in Ruffino's cheek. Took him to the vet and it turned out the lump was malignant cancer. DEVISTATED us. A little background - We brought Ruffino home from a shelter one week after our wedding, which was also one week and a day after Mike's mom passed away from cancer. You read that right, we lost his mom the day before our wedding. So, Ruffino is very important to us as he helped Mike with the loss of his mom. I strongly believe that animals can be healing. So, after much praying and a successful surgery, Ruffino was cancer free!
Wel, this past week we found a second lump in his neck and have been sick with worry. Not only worried about possibly loosing him, but also, how will we explain this to Izzy. She loves him so much! Yesterday we went to the vet and were ecstatic to hear that everything is fine, no cancer. Turned out to be a fat tumor (apparently common in some dogs) and is of no harm. Thank you Lord!
So, that's a little taste of what's been going on over here. Now that some of the stress is past us I can get back to fiddling around the house. Oh let me tell you, there are so many things I've been wanting to do around here! I'll keep you updated as I tackle them!
But, before I do that I need a vacation and a stiff drink. Unfortunately this might be as close as I get to that :D
Anyone else need a vacation?