Saturday, May 28, 2011

Big Day for Thomas

Sorry, I'm really bad at figuring out how to arrange these pictures.  We had Thomas' preschool graduation yesterday and it was so cute.  He did great and was really happy and proud of himself.  Thomas is such a special little guy.  He's incredibly tenderhearted and he's got a definite fear of being vulnarable or embarassed in any way.  So I was so proud of him for staying up there with his class and singing all of the songs, and just smiling when people clapped and laughed at the cuteness of it all.  He's come a long way this year and I couldn't be more proud.  His teachers, Ms. Lindsay and Mrs. Webb have been amazing and I'm sure he will miss seeing them.  I love you Thomas!!!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Random Pictures of Recent Happenings

Here are a few pictures I just uploaded from my phone. 

The kids had a car wash and started with the go-kart.  Then they helped their daddy wash the van.  Funny how exciting this is for little kids.  They had so much fun.

 They love bubble baths.
 I got to go with Chandler on his fieldtrip to the zoo.  We had a blast!  He's on the far left.
 Caught Anna and Jonah sitting like this watching a movie and had to take a picture. 
 This was Jonah during family prayer tonight.  He is such a character.  Wore that medal around his neck and a head band in his hair all day today.  He's hilarious.  I know, I shouldn't be taking pictures during prayers but I couldn't help myself.  haha
 And Thomas learned to tie his shoes!  So proud of my litte man. 


Several of you have emailed me asking for a list of medications that I take.  Only one of them is a medication actually and the rest are supplements, but here you go.  I definitely feel a difference when I do not take my handful of pills each night and these are all of the things my neuro has recommended that I take:

4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone
15000 IU Vitamin D3
2500 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oil)
15 mcg Vitamin B12
1 capsule Acidophilis
1200 mg Calcium

Before I started taking Low Dose Naltrexone (or LDN) about 3 years ago, some part of my body was always numb.  It was usually my left leg that felt heavy and numb, and for a lot of months, I found myself having to sort of drag it along.  But I literally never deal with numbness anymore.  I am amazed.  It also helps a lot with energy level.  If you want more info on LDN, I recommend  LDN has shown amazing results with all kinds of diseases, as well as with infertility.  It's also incredibly inexpensive.  Anyway, hope this helps. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mothers Day

Mother's Day used to be a very difficult day for me.  My mother was not a super-star role model.  Anyone who knows my story knows that's an understatement.  :-)  And so it was always a holiday I sort of dreaded, not because I felt bad for myself, but because I didn't like others feeling bad for me.  I've always hated being pitied.
Now, having been blessed with children of my own, Mother's Day is something I look forward to and love.  Jake was at work that morning and I really didn't expect the kids to know at all that it was Mothers Day, but sure enough, they showed up bright and early and brought be breakfast in bed that they made all by themselves.  Two pieces of toast with butter and a bowl of cookies and cream ice cream.  Best breakfast I ever had.  I sat there and ate my breakfast truly grateful for these precious souls that have been entrusted to my care.  Oh how blessed am I.  I didn't think to take a picture until after my food was all gone, but you get the point:) haha.

Then when Jake got home, of course he spoiled me rotten.  Always does.  I have so much to be thankful for.  My heart just overflows with love and gratitude to my Father in Heaven and I cannot help but get teary when I think of all the blessings in my life.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jonah's Stuffed Animals

Jonah LOVES his stuffed animals and he loves bringing them to bed with him...and every morning, he wants to carry them around.  He keeps adding more and more to his collection, and this morning, this is what he brought out of bed with him.  Cutie. 

PLEASE take 8 minutes to watch this video...

...and pass it on to anyone you know who has MS.  Thanks!