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Another Cochlear Update

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Last week I had an appointment with my “right ear” audiologist (I have one for my hearing aid ear and one for my bionic cochlear ear). It went well.  Not as great as I had hoped, but the news was positive for someone that has failed to do their homework. (I’m supposed to practice listening with just my right ear, but in order to do that I have to completely block the noise out of my left ear. To do that I have to put an earplug in it then hold my ear flap down over it.  It’s painful after about 10 […]

Crazy Whirlwind Month

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May flew by. I mean FLEW. Asa finished preschool, we packed and prepared for our Disney Cruise, went on said cruise, came home (after the LONGEST day at the airport EV-ER),  had the boys 1st and 4th birthday party, and then sold our house. Yup. Cur-a-zy. So I know I have been promising the rest of the house picks, some more showers and some more recipes, but I kindly ask for your patience.  I’m still working out my summer routine and throwing in packing and moving to the mix is just a little nutso. What I can say: 1. Alaska […]

Featured on Knock Off Decor!

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Hey guys! I promise I will be back to posting semi-regularly soon.  There is so much happening that I am so excited to tell you about, but I just have been tied up.  To help tide you over though, here is some exciting news! Becky from Knock off Decor has featured Mason’s room!  Yay! How cool is that.  You can see her post here.  Don’t forget to follow her in your reader, there are constantly awesome ideas from all over the web! Tweet

Kid Room #2- Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Nursery Knock Off

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Mason’s room.  When I started looking for bedding for Mason I looked for a room with a classic, clean feel.  I didn’t want anything super babyish because we needed his room to serve as a guest room also. Here it is: Before and after:  Yeah, those orange walls were nasty! (picture on the right by Courtney Miller Photography). I found my inspiration from a Pottery Barn Kids catalog.                             Here is a picture of the in between (Asa’s nursery) Here’s a fuller picture of the one above […]

Cochlear Update

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I’m planning on posting another room this week, but we had friends come over last night so I didn’t get it done. Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on my Cochlear progress.  In March we did testing and my word recognition scores improved from 44% to 62%. I was supposed to start my homework (listening to simple words and learning what they sound like) and I failed. Miserably. I *sort of* forgot I had homework until last week (what can I say? We were busy with the house). Anyway, I started my homework last week on Thursday (sit […]

The House: Office and Kitchen

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Happy Monday! It has been a long week. We have had a fair amount of showings for the house. Can I just say, it’s exhausting getting the house ready before every showing! Making sure everything is “just so” with two little boys in the house can be trying.  But I’m praising Jesus that people are coming through! So I promised more before and after pictures.  Well, here they are! This is the office space before (when we bought the house-the one on the left) and during is on the right.  We used that table for games and small dinners for […]