on Saturday morning Jordan and I slept in (again!!) and headed over to my parents house for breakfast and to see the babies. my parents, bless them, kept the kiddos for us while we were away and it was SO good to see them! I scooped Baker up and snuggled with twins and about ate Brady’s cheeks off:) on Saturday we hung out at the house all afternoon- my dad made chili (he makes THE best chili) and we lounged and watched the TX vs. OU game. we napped, the babes napped, we ate bowls of chili and homemade chocolate chip cookies- it was a much needed lazy day.
the weather was gorgeous on Sunday! the temps shifted and the high was only about 75 degrees. my mom had mentioned earlier in the weekend that she was wanting to take the kids somewhere like the zoo or children’s museum and on Saturday she had seen some of her friends take their kids to a fall festival at a farm just about 45 minutes from where they live. after naps we loaded up the kiddos and headed out to Barton Hill Farms for a full afternoon of pumpkins, corn mazes, giant blob trampolines, face painting, and tractor rides. we had so much fun!
if you are ever in the Austin area you have to check it out! they do this festival every year and its really worth the trip. we shut the place down that afternoon and headed back to my parent’s house to eat lasagna and clean up/packed up our things from the house. when we visit the big girls always stay with Nana + Duke and Jordan and I, and Baker and now Brady stay at a hotel just a few minutes up the road. that evening we headed back to the hotel with everyone because we had plans to leave fairly early on Monday morning. when we finally made it back to the hotel it was well after 10pm and everyone was hungry.. thankful for late night room service and chocolate milk and fruit loops and Doc McStuffins on the Disney channel. we met my mom early the next morning for a quick breakfast before we hit the road.
my mom. she loves these babies SO much and tells me every single day how much she loves and misses them. just as a side note to this post about our weekend fun.. I want to ask for prayers for my mom. over the last year she’s lost about 45 pounds, not eating or having much of an appetite at all. after doing extensive blood work and testing they have found a tumor in her brain. its sitting on her pituitary gland which her doctor explained can cause excessive weight gain or weight loss, to which my mom is less than 100 pounds now. they have her on medication to stimulate her appetite- which gives me anxiety because the same medication I gave to my cancer patients when I worked in the hospital. but the good news is that she’s slowly gaining some weight back while they figure out what we are going to do. tumors in this gland are often benign and more common than I realized (thanks, google) but it does need to be removed because its causing a host of problems. she’s really stressed out. we all are.
still trying to process everything and her team of doctors are awesome so I know she’s in great hands. there is a sense of urgency OF COURSE because, hello- tumor in her brain. but she was given notice about a month ago that her position is being dissolved at the end of the year, which also means she wont have insurance unless she finds another job asap.
just keep her in your thoughts and prayers- means so much!
October 19, 2017