Giggles before the MRI

After an early morning trip to the hospital, for my very first MRI, I went to visit a graduate NICU patient.

cool paper clothes haha
cool paper clothes haha

He has been out of the NICU over a year, and I still visit at least every week, just love that little guy. I also LOVE his foster mom. Who listened to me, and was supportive when I just started bawling when I walked in the door. I guess I was trying to be strong, and not deal with the stress and it hit me all at once. Can’t wait to hear the results!!

(rewind to Thursday night)

Since my test was early enough that I had to be awake at 5:30am, and be there at 6, Andrew spent the night at my parents. And then the laughs began……..

My nephew is such a hoot and LOVES the BLUES


My parents dog, Riley, apparently does as well haha140227_001


My dad being silly…


I will say these laughs, talking to several friends about my worries/concerns helped lifted my spirits. My dad is retired, but he was an CT tech at a hospital here in St Louis, and talked with a few of his buddies who told me not to worry. This “fat mass” on the kidneys are common and it is probably something I had since birth.  Here’s to praying its fat! haha

Question for you:

Who is the goofiest person in your house?

What I Ate Wednesday: Cardinals game

Another What I Ate Wednesday, sort of a fail this week

Peas and Crayons

I completely forgot, got insanely busy, and didn’t eat much or anything exciting (until dinner!)

Breakfast: Same o’ eggs and bacon


Lunch: salad, with lots of extra candied pecans


(only had a few bites. had to get out of my house after the bug guys fogged my house. )

Snack: 2 string cheese and pepperoni while running to get the panels for my new fence 🙂 Thanks to my dad for helping!


He really is the best! (he is tying them down)

Dinner: Cheeseburger and some fries at the Cardinals game (more on that later)


Dessert: Ice cream when we got home from the Cardinals game


Now Im beat and have to clean ALL Day tomorrow 😦

Question for you:

What is something new you have eaten?

Pick one: peanuts, pecans, cashews, or macadamin nuts?

Balloon Glow

One of my Top 5 events in St Louis is the balloon glow in Forest Park

We started with a picnic, while the balloons were getting all rolled out

Then they started going up right on top of us! We had to move a few times to get out of the way! haha

Tomorrow will be the actual race. The energizer bunny takes off first, and then the rest follow

We also got a few pictures of the gang

Me and Andrew

My sister in law and nephew

My mom and dad

This was my favorite balloon last year

I also made a video to show you what it was all about.  Once all the balloons blow up, there is a horn that goes off every 5 minutes of so, and all the balloons light up! Its really cool. And the kids love it (well the grown ups too!)

There were so many people and some of the balloons (which are attached to their vehicles) did have problems staying on the ground.

One actually broke away from the van, and started taking off. So a bunch of people grabbed on to keep it to the ground

One of them, would be my dad (he is in the white haha)

But I think this is my favorite picture of the night

Question for you:

Do you have anything like this where you live?

What is one of your favorite things to do where you live?