Meet Lexi My CHD Hero

Meet Lexi... She is my Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Hero!   She was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot when she was around 4-5 months old in my tummy. She was a tiny baby that did not want to grow so the doctor decided to bring her into the world a few weeks early.    At 4 pounds and 12 ounces she was the cutest baby in the entire world. Sadly, she was born with more issues that were not related to her heart so she had to stay an extra 2 weeks in the NICU until she started to gain … [Read more...]

Don’t Judge: I Rescued a Dog and Gave It Back

Yes, you read it right, my husband and I rescued a dog from a No Kill Shelter and four months later returned it. We knew we were moving to a home with three acres and wanted a dog that could hang out on the land and grow up with our girls. At first my husband was looking at a really expensive breed that did not shed. This breed was adorable and cute, but really really obnoxiously expensive! Thankfully he had a friend tell him about a No Kill Shelter located in the city we lived in.On the … [Read more...]

CHD Awareness Week February 7- 14

CHD = Congenital Heart DefectMy oldest daughter, from the second set of kids, was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. She was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot and was lucky enough to only have to have one operation to repair her heart; where as other people/ kids are not so lucky.I read a blog post that was shared by another 'Heart Mom' and all I could think of was 'THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA!'. So with that said, I am going to share the post with you and hope that you share it and I encourage … [Read more...]

They Say I’m 25% Espanol But Someone Forgot To Tell My Taste Buds

Okay, here is the deal, apparently I have some Spanish in my blood but I don't have any Spanish in my taste buds. I am not sure how this happened, but it is quite annoying especially when I get 'that look' from my husband when I ask the waitress if the food on the menu is spicy and if she says, 'it's not really spicy', I know to steer away from it.Today I tried to venture out and try something new. The other day we bought some stuffed jalapeno peppers from HEB. As usual HEB has a way to make all … [Read more...]