Monday, December 29, 2008


We had a great Christmas and Christmas Vacation. For Christmas Eve we went to Parris's Mom's house. We had a lot of fun there. Grandpa showed the kids how the toy train worked. We had a lot of good snacks and food. Towards the end of the night we opened Christmas eve Pajamas and cuddled up to watch a show before going to bed.

Collyn didn't get the whole Santa thing this year, but he did enjoy playing with all of his new toys.

We were also really lucky to get to see my family this year, they all come over to my house and we had a little Christmas party before they headed home.

Kelly and Charle came over and played in the snow with us. Kelly is awesome at making snow sculptures so with his help we made a toy train out in our front yard.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

One Crazy Week!!

These past weeks have been the worst weeks of my life. It started off by an extremely busy week from baby blessings, a wedding and two family Christmas parties. Sunday Dec. 14th Parris and I thought we had finally finished the craziness, we were excited to get settled down and started watching Christmas movies with Collyn before he went to bed. Out of no where Collyn starts having a seizure. At the time Parris nor I realized what was happing, Collyn's eyes had rolled back and he was lifeless, he started turning blue but we could tell he was barely breathing. I ended up calling 911 and the operated guided us through what we should do. That night ended up with Collyn and I taking an ambulance ride to the emergency room. Being in the ambulance was one of the hardest things I had to go through. Collyn was starting to come out of his seizure but he was none responsive to me. By the time we got to the emergency room Collyn was doing well, he had a few different tests done to determine what caused the seizure. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with him so they believe the seizure was caused from a temperature that ended up spiking.

3 days after the whole seizure episode I ended up going to Shreveport Louisiana to do a Supplier Training for my work. The night before I left Collyn was throwing up all night, this made it extremely hard to leave him. I was so worried that something was going to happen to him while I was gone. Parris did a good job of talking care of Collyn and keeping his temperature down while I was away.The whole work part of my trip to Louisiana went well, I was lucky enough to go with one of my good friends from work. We had a lot of adventures along the way but we took all of our traveling challenges in good stride.The Training I did was held at the Independence Bowl in a huge conference room. There were about 100 suppliers that showed up. Karen is with one of the Agency's who uses our system, she was so good to Betsey and I. Our last day there Karen rented us a driver that took us out to dinner and around Shreveport to show us the sites.
I was able to see a lot of fun things in Louisiana, but I am sure glad to be back home with my family.