Saturday, March 28, 2009

March Blizzard

Happy Spring from snow covered Hutchinson! Needless to say these last two weeks have been crazy.

Last week Lily started getting a cough. We took her to the doctor on Tuesday b/c she had a fever. Our doctor was crazy busy so Michael & Lily waited in the Same Day Care to see another doctor. After waiting 2 1/2 hours, they saw a doctor. She diagnosed Lily with an ear infection, gave us an antibiotic and sent us home. After two days of medicine and still a fever, I called the doctor and got another appointment, this time with our doctor! Our doctor just listened to Lily and said she had pneumonia. I couldn't believe it and I was not happy. He did a chest x-ray to confirm it and sure enough! So, after another round of meds and some breathing treatments our princess is doing so much better!!

Luckily pneumonia is only contagious at the cold stage so Carson didn't get it!

After much prayer and consideration, Michael has decided that he is going to try the insurance field. We are still keeping our options open if something should come our way, but he is really enjoying it. He will be getting licensed between now and the end of April so that we aren't actually employed and lose out on our 'free' money from Pfizer! Please pray for us as we start this new journey!

Earlier this week the weather man forecasted we were to have snow. At first we though a few inches, but later found out that we were in for 6-8". Friday and Saturday we were in Blizzard warnings most of the day. Finally, once it stopped Hutch measured in at nearly 2'. It is really hard to get an accurate reading b/c of all the blowing and drifting! Below are some pictures of us having fun outside and of the beautiful drifts that are in our yard!

Both Carson & Lily are doing well and are now healthy. Carson keeps asking to wear his basketball shorts... I think that he likes the feel of the material! He also won't leave the doors closed b/c of the snow. He just wants to put his hands in it. Lily is mostly her sweet self unless she has to put on pants or get in her car seat which is always a chore! She still loves to read mostly Dr. Suess books which I'm about sick of. Daily she is saying more and more. It is hard to belive that she is growing up so fast!!

Hope you all have a great!!

The Gray's

Showering after playing in the snow. We asked Carson what he was doing and said "talking". We asked him what he was talking about and he said "monies". Do they really understand money at age 2?

Carson sticking his head out of the tunnel built by daddy!

Daddy helping Lily down the big drift!

Big smiles for fun in the snow!

Love that smile!

Help mommy, my glove is falling off!

Fun with the neighbors

Going under...kind of!

On the big drift

Yep, that is a snow ball

The front of the house with all the drifts!

Daddy scooping the drive!

Gods beauty!

Riding the hourse after watching barrel racing

Big Smiles

What a ladies man!

Fun in the sun!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Fever!

Spring Greetings!! Well, I think that I can chalk one up as the worst bloggers of all time. There has been so much going on these past few months that blogging has been put off, sorry!! I will try to update you our past 3 months in as few words as possible!

In January, Michael and I started our own church small group at our home on Sunday evenings. We had been praying about it, 1) b/c our other group was very big and 2) b/c Michael really felt lead to fill one of his passions...sharing God's word. Michael knows so much about the bible and is such a great leader. I'm so proud of him for taking on this great opportunity. We have four other couples that join us every week and we really appreciate the friendship and bond that we are building with them!! To our small group family...thanks for joining and sharing in our lives!!

The end of January Michael was laid off from Pfizer and it has been a whirl wind getting all of his 'junk' turned back in to the company. I think last week we finally finshed it up. Fortuantely, Pfizer has a nice compensation package so we haven't been without pay yet. Michael has been spending a lot of time looking for jobs and updating his resume. Currently he is shadowing an Insurance Agent here in town to see if it might be something he is interested it!! Nothing really feels normal right now and it is very hard to not just HAVE ANSWERS. We truly believe that God has a better plan for us and we are trying very, very hard to be patient for that!

On top of that, we flew to MD in February to be with Michael's family at the death of his grandmother. Let me say, she was one amazing women. As I look back on the few years that I knew her, I just hope that I can be as faithful and devoted as she. Her faith was amazing and she always took time for our wonderful, almighty God! Michael had so many fond memories of their time together and will always remember that! We know that she is in a wonderful place and we look forward to being being with her someday!

March brought on another new adventure for Michael & I. We started a children's consignment sale in Hutch called, The Kansas Kids Closet. We spent most of last week at the fair grounds preparing and having our sale. For our first sale, we feel that it was successful. We received a lot of positive feedback and we're looking forward to our fall sale in August!

With March comes....MARCH MADNESS. I'm sure you all can't belive that we love this time of year! However, I'm a little concerned with my bracket. Wouldn't want to break my winning streak and lose to Michael for the 1st time!! Sorry babe, I love you, but I also love winning!! So yes, we will be watching as much b-ball as possible before the season is over!

The Kiddos!! Carson & Lily are growing up so much. I'm amazed everyday how much they both are talking, especially Lily! They both are saying all these grown-up things! They are very sweet and ask things like, "Mommy are you ok"? They both love to be outside any chance that they get. Lily has finally taken an interest in 'girl things' such as babies. Sometimes even Carson will play dolls. I know that daddy just loves that! Ha Ha!! However, most of the time they seem to play with the train set or Carson's tools!!

They both are typical toddlers that can't seem to listen and spend a lot of time making messes and playing. However, they simply are MY LIFE. They just bring me so much joy everyday...even when they make me want to pull out my hair!! Talking about kiddos, we are excited that #3 will be coming along in September. September 16th we are scheduled for a c-section!! May 11th we find out the sex! Carson and Lily both keep saying they want and baby 'siser'...but we will see!

As for me, I'm good. Trying to keep up with all the madness of our busy lives. Usually when the kids take their naps I get about an hour and a half for myself, which I almost always need! I really have spring fever and have enjoyed the days that I can open the doors and let the fresh air in!!

Sorry that this blog is so lengthy! Hope this finds you all doing well!! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

The Gray's :0)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Currently, I spend most of my time at home being a full-time Mommy to Carson, Lily, and Allie. Michael and I have been married for almost 7 years. In our free time we enjoy spending time with family and friends and volunteering at our church! Most of our time is spent chasing our children, but we wouldn't have it any other way!!