Friday, November 20, 2015

A Tale of 3 Tortises

I will begin by mentioning that Clara and Dave have a different version of this story...
(I guess only Jesus knows the whole truth at this point. :))
However, I will tell my version because it's my blog. ;)
In a wonderful land by the Smithville "sea"
which some refer to as North KC,
lived a beautiful (hehe) mother of two
who had an idea, which her husband approved.
She'd start savings accounts for each of them,
that way they could save for some bigger items.
The idea made both of them glad
and this way they knew Dave Ramsey wouldn't be mad.
So, after a while Dave had an idea
he would like a 4k TV.
While Amber agreed he'd found a good deal
she kindly ;) asked he wait and made a very loving appeal.
She felt like he was rushing a decision
they'd just started saving and she thought he had listened.
But fast forward a week or so,
and she heard a loud noise from the garage, "Oh no!"
She found a mischievous team up to something,
and GENTLY suggested they stop whatever they were doing. ;)
Her sweet life partner stated they were building a city
for some tortoises he had purchased down in...Miami!?!
He'd heard of a warehouse near his hotel
that smuggled  legally brought reptiles into the US to sell.
I'm not joking when I say this you guys,
I think he was lucky to make it out of there alive.

He found some rare tortises, he felt that we needed
and while they were expensive he decided we could BREED them
So, instead of one he found TWO that he liked
a boy and a girl to bring (joy?) to our lives.
They asked if he had a large suitcase in tow,
that way he could simply "fly with them" home.
He decided against going to jail,
and asked if they'd mind sending them in the mail.

"Absolutely," they replied and we'll sweeten the offer
if you buy two, we'll include one more for twenty dollars.
Of course my sweet hubby had to accept
because he felt turning down 3 tortises was something he'd regret.
So they arrived shortly after, those three...
Rocket, Marabella and the littlest, Mr. Joey
They were kindof cute I admit
but if Dave ever hears this, I will not repeat that. ;)
Clara was in love and Corban started jumping
So apparently my family of 4 was now growing.
Some (me) would say purchasing 3 pricey turtles unwise
But Dave insists our kid's college "will now be paid for by these guys?!?"


Nevertheless, these are the three new "kiddos" in my life
Although they brought with them a bit of marital strife. (lol)
They enjoy eating lettuce and swimming in their pool
and walking around in their (Amber & Dave's bedroom) sized lagoon.


So, the moral of this story is easy to see
If your husband has been saving, just let him buy the TV!
Because as aesthetic as this huge tank may seem...

You may prefer Downton on a crystal-clear big screen!!

P.S. I know you were amazed at my wonderful rhyme scheme and syncopation - And to think this post only took me 16 minutes to write! ;)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Oh Poop

Or lack thereof...
I have been absent - and that's because the situation described above is normally not a big deal, (unless your kiddo has FPIES). Corban has been trialing foods and it has caused some stoppage of his GI tract which in the FPIES world means hospital time. He is back home and doing well but it's a journey. A non-fun, hopefully in-a-literal-sense-poopy journey.
My life right now revolves around pumping, making sure there are no crumbs within a 100 mile radius of my son, trying to adjust to life in O-town (Omaha, NE) and this beast that is controlling each moment of our life!!
(Insert mad face)
But we are trying to be strong and thankfully Clara (and her cousin Trent) are doctors. ;)
I was getting a little in over my head about all of this so I wanted to let you all know that I started a different blog called Acronym City. That is where I will write about the up's & down's of Corban's condition and can hopefully help any other families who might be struggling through FPIES. It really stinks you guys. It's really hard and it makes me cry quite a bit but I decided that walking through it alone is most likely not what Jesus would like me to do(but what I typically prefer when I'm sad) in the  hopes that others can hear our family's story and find some help and hope. I also added in POTS because that also can be no fun, but it's winter which means my autonomic system is working well and loving the cold~so don't expect any posts on that until its warm again which in NE could be in like 18 seconds but hopefully we can at least welcome Santa before it comes back!! :)
So, to sum up,
I will be back here to post fun stuff...

(Like Halloween and grandpa & grandma's)
(Life back in an 8 square foot house we had never pictured living in again with new additions including 2 doggies, 3 tortoises and 2 kiddos. Don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful God kept this home for us; just surprised to be back in it)!
(Unfortunate birthday gifts for 6 yr. olds  which include recorder's)

  (Really hard going away parties with friends and family (although I'm wearing my little-bit-crazy happy face in some of those photo's, I was just trying to be strong). ;)

(And my new songwriting co-writers "The A Team" - You can find us on...the radio) hehe
The other blog will be my more serious..
son has to take baths in hospital sinks type of thing... :(
But I promised from the beginning I would try and be "real life" over here and that is part of our world at the moment unfortunately.
So, stay tuned here for the fun and stop by Acronym City for the serious.
And as Clara and Corban would say....

Later Tator's ;)

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