Crazy Busy, Exciting Fun Times

Hi Guys!
     So I’m back after taking time off the blog to enjoy some unclouded family time. Recently, Mom, Dad & I have taken more adventures. We took a trip to Bridgeport for Valentine’s Day. It was beautiful. My dad even figured out how to get me down to the beach area, where Mom & I collected a lot of rocks to be able to finish decorating my beach themed room. 🙂 ❤
     My Valentine’s Day gift from Mom & Dad was tickets to see TobyMac, Finding Favour, Britt Nicole, & Colton Dixon, on the “Hits Deep Tour”. The concert was awesome! 🙂 And even though the concert was out of handicapped seating, we were seated on the top level of the concert arena. Our spot fit my powerchair perfectly. And our view was great, although the pictures are blurry & they reflect how great our view was. So a friend who was there with some other friends of ours, shared with me the photos she got. Here are some tips I have if you’re disabled & you enjoy attending concerts.

  1. Ear plugs are a Must {for me} they prevent your ears from ringing afterwards)
  2. If you are light-sensitive bring sunglasses 
  3. If you are going to be in weather or have bad circulation be prepared. (we took a jacket, extra socks, pajamas & several blankets along for me.)
  4. If no handicapped seating is available, get the tickets for the top row. And sit in the seats just before the aisleway. 
  5. If it’s a wide aisleway, park your chair as outta the way as possible. 
  6.  If sitting the whole event in your chair, get as close as possible to your party’s seats. (leaving aisleways clear & open is essential always.)
  7. Most of all…Enjoy yourself! 

     Hmm…What else has been going on? I also started to groups at church not too long ago. One is a weekly college age ministry. While the other is a ministry for single people at the church. The funny thing is I am the youngest attendee in that group. Lol. Nevertheless, I love both groups & I am enjoying those ministry times.

     Valentine’s is also a even more blessed day in our lives. It is my gorgeous niece Ava’s birthday. 🙂 This year my little”Bear” turned 2! To see her so happy the day of her celebration, brought my heart such joy! I love her so much. I love spending time with my happy, sweet, loving, gentle little &  I get to call her my niece makes me praise God even more for the blessings He gives us in life. I am so certainly grateful, privileged, and blessed beyond measures that sweet Ava is my precious niece. Thank you Jesus for Ava. She is so smart, beautiful, loving, gentle sweet girl.<3 I love you Bear!! ❤
   

Additionally, March is CP Awareness Month! So how will you celebrate?

A short note of food for thought….

I hope everyone had blessed Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. I know the family & I did.
     
  God just knew how to best bless our family in this the season of giving. And I have the greatest feeling that our blessings during during these holidays, that was only a snippet of the blessings yet to come, ones that He has perfectly prepared to bestow on us just in this time in His perfect way. What those are? I haven’t a clue. When will they take place? Only He knows.These blessings will only come to light, in 1 of 2 ways.
One, we see them happening, while just knowing He has had His hand in it the whole time. Or two, we realize a blessing in something having already taken place, but something later surfaces to make us recall what an amazing blessing had just hit. Never take your blessing for granted.
Food for thought…

Halloween Recap

Hey Y’all!
     I really hope everybody had a wonderful & safe Halloween. Well me & the family had a very busy, blessed, & fun Halloween. Yes I know, ‘blessed’ isn’t usually a word typically associated with Halloween. But, it’s a word I use, as I know God’s Favor was all over our Halloween this year. This year again my twin sister and her fiancé took me & my baby brother to our local pumpkin farm during Halloween Day. While there, my sister & her fiancé put me on the zip line they have there. 🙂 Yes people, I flew through a 300ft. long zip line, for  the first time EVER, on Halloween this year! It was one of the many highlights to the holiday this year. After we’d done all the fun stuff there, we ended this year’s trip with a hay-less hayride around the farm… 🙂 The reason the ride was hay-less is because the trailer had a ramp and 2 spaces for wheelchairs. We all had a blast!
     After the pumpkin farm, we drove to our church to get ready to assist with the downtown event, the church & my sister-in-law organized. My aunt & I ran “Trunk-or-Treat” out of two of the family cars along with several other volunteers who ran it out of their cars as well. We had “Trunk-or-Treat” running for at least 1 entire block of our downtown area. We met & fellowshipped with over 2,000 families.

Gianormous SUPRISE trip to See Zac Brown Band!

Hey Y’all

     Sorry it’s been awhile since my last update. You all have no idea just how nuts my world has been lately. For starters, my church music activity just ended, sort of. So my activity schedule has been a little hit-or-miss. Then my twin sister & her longtime boyfriend just got engaged. They set their date for a day coming up here soon. So wedding planning has been crazy, fast & furious. Lol. 🙂 My brothers are all doing great. Despite nearly all moving out, I am able to stay in contact with each of them pretty constantly. Which is great cause I miss them all like crazy! Then I’m trying to make plans for this summer’s activities already. I’m really hoping to take a trip to visit some friends during this summer break. But before then, we have to get through the holidays, which are bound to be busily crazy like always.
     Anywho, That’s all coming up very quickly. But this past weekend it was time to leave my busyness at home and spend a night as a normal care-free 20-something enjoying a night out. How did I unwind? With a surprise trip to a Zac Brown Band concert! My 3 sisters really wanted me to go with them. So they surprised me with a few tickets just before we were set to leave. And  let me tell you Zac Brown is amazing in concert! After the show, I went to get stuff signed and  met 3 of the band members! At that point I just about lost it. I couldn’t believe I was meeting 3 Zac Brown Band members. And then, to top it off, all 3 guys suggested I get a picture with them…That was the  “night made” moment. Happy belated birthday to me! It was an awesome gift and experience!!! 🙂


The whole band on stage



Zac
Ain’t he handsome?



Meeting 3 band membersxperiancxe
3 very nice dudes 🙂



Meeting the opening act
The Muddy Magnolias



More stage shots

A Sunday filled with fun!!! :)

Hey Y’all!
(Week of August 2, 2015)
     I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend. I know I did. Saturday was as normal, I went to church and sang with the worship team. Then, my mom & dad took me to the last day of our city’s fair/carnival. We had a blast! We saw lots of interesting shows, including a semi-local cover band performed. It was the Terry Sheets Band. I also played a round of my favorite carnival game, “Balloon Darts”. I kicked butt on that…as usual. And won a pink monkey, which I traded up for a big turtle with a pink shell. 🙂 At the end of the night, Mom, Dad & I rode all together on the ferris wheel. PS: Just say no to fair/carnival garlic fries…Yuck! This is how we celebrated mom’s birthday this year.
     Now, it’s back to business as usual. We all just relaxed at the house, once home from our fair venture. And celebrated how wonderful my mom is.  
     Jake called  to tell our mom happy birthday.
     In the coming weeks friends of our are getting married, we have a family member going away to school to follow their childhood dream of flying planes. Several more of us begin fall 2015 semester. My brothers won’t be home visiting all of us til about Christmas when we’re all on winter break.

Big blessings! God has really provided His gracious favor lately! :)

What’s up Conquerors?!

     So, lots of blessings have fallen in to place for me and the family lately. First off, all of my brothers continue to do fantastically in their latest endeavors. Which honestly, fills my heart with so much joy for them, it’s indescribable. What can I say, I’m just a super proud sister. My sisters are also doing very well still. 
     All 3 of us sisters are keeping ourselves incredibly busy with what is happening with church, schooling, and so many other things. As always, this family just keeps going, ever & always leaning on God with every move. 
    
 In the chapter of me, I’ve been able to be so much more active. 🙂 One of my most often prayed for things, God has blessed me with! Recently, my parents were blessed to be able to get a van which can more easily transport me and any of my equipment needs. Hallelujah, all thanks & praises be given to the King! I am prayerfully hoping that the next steps are to move towards a license and accommodations to be able to drive. So that even more freedoms can be achieved.
   
  Still, I have my daily struggles & pain. So please whenever you think of me and my family, would you please pray for us? It would be a huge help & gift you’d give us. I am not the only disabled person in my home. And several others in our home have some other complex conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, & diabetes. So all of the whole family could use your prayers. 🙂 Thank you all in advance for your prayers. ♥
     Anyway, honestly, with a disability those things come with the territory, & sometimes those things can suck worse then bad. I’m not oblivious to that or ashamed to admit to the difficulties in my life. Because honestly, I know that somewhere on this planet, there is someone who will benefit from my testimonials on this blog.  
     But despite the trials, I do realize my many prayers are being always heard and forever answered. Which is why I can say that through prayer my goals are becoming attainable.  It will not always be in what I believe to be a most  “timely manner”, or even the way “I foresee it happening”. But I’m always sure the prayed for/about will happen, be healed or whatever the case  may be. Simply because I know that all of God’s timing is within His perfect timing & done His perfect way. No matter how odd or the “convenience level” God has control, a perfect plan with perfect works and timing.  Ok y’all, as it well after midnight, I gotta close here on this post. But I promise to be back, either by the Blogger app on my phone,or by computer soon. 🙂 
Goodnight conquerors. 
xoxoxoxo Sdslbwya! (Sweet dreams. Lord be with you all!)
    

Updates and more part 2

Hey y’all!

So, this is updates part 2. And for this one I’m gonna completely rewind the entire year,  the best I can.  Because I know mt posts have been few and far between.
      So, December and January were crazy around here. during that time we were watching a a friend’s baby a lot but because of that we even better holiday I think. During that time Jake was in is not a place for our local theatre. But I wouldn’t be expected of anything more nuts and busy. Through that time we also got to spend a lot of time with my older brother CJ, his wife Rachel and their daughter Ava. Who at that time was around 7 months old. Now she is about 15 months and such a joy to be around. 🙂
      On the front of my sisters, they are definitely setting the stage I think for what I really wish a relationship would look like for me.  They are always supportive of their boyfriends, Robert and Brian. And they never let obstacles or the fact that they are bored with their current classes in school, or work stop them from achieving their dreams. Around January of 2014, Paradise started an EMT course. And by March, she had completed her course and was moving towards classes in nursing assistance. She has since started looking for classes needed. And is planning on attending classes in the Fall. Savannah on the other hand, was working towards graduation in early January 2014. Her graduation would soon take place in May of 2015. While in the midst of all of the normal graduation chaos. She had nearly finished her General Ed credits, with a degree in social and behavioral sciences, by January 2014. She has since graduated with a associate’s degree in social and behavioral sciences. with a associates degree in social and behavioral sciences. She does however have plans to finish some kind of classes in the upcoming fall… But at this moment I cannot remember what those classes are for.
      While my sisters and brothers siblings are staying busy with classes and work, I still aspire to be able to make my dreams come true however that happens for me. Unfortunately though I have not been able to be back on campus for a while because of medical needs. So as of yet we are looking for other options. So that I can be on to the classes that will help make my dreams come true. So everyone please please keep me in your prayers that however I finish my classes it is able to happen for me the way it is supposed to happen. Thank you to all.
     Ok so, on to upcoming and exciting stuff. In the upcoming months there is 9 birthdays August- December.:-) school starts for all those of us who are in school. And another holiday season in the middle of it all. It should be fun!

Updates and more part 1

Hello again to all!
      It’s been crazy busy around here and a long time since I posted. For that I apologize. Since I last posted things haven’t really slowed down. In fact they have picked up speed around the homefront. My younger brothers, Jake & Spencer, have moved out on their own now. Spencer is somewhere in Oregon. And he absolutely loves it, he is also doing so well. My brother Jake is living in San Diego. I think. He plans to go to school there and study the theatre arts. I could not be any more prouder of a big sister to them both. I am proud to see them both succeeding out there on their own making it. And I am proud to see them reaching towards dreams they talked about all of our lives.  Though one is further than the other, I still miss both my brothers like you wouldn’t believe.
      Spencer is everybody’s comic relief around this house and a great person to watch movies with. The house is a lot quieter without Spencer’s sense of humor and infectious laughter. Spencer is also very wise and gives awesome advice even when you don’t know that you need to hear it but somehow he does. He also does love all three of his sisters a lot and it shows. Just in little things he does for us.
     Jake may be my younger brother, but definitely takes on a older brother role when it comes to me. He is in a lot of ways more my protector than anything. Sometimes even Jake is the only one who can comfort me through anything difficult. My mom calls my brother her “Baby Hercules” because he assists with a lot of my physical needs when he’s home.
However, I call my brother my own personal superhero because is so kind hearted, love helping anyone who has a need & loves Jesus & his family most. Some fun things to do with my brother is to go in the living room and talk to one another. I love hearing him play his guitar and singing some of his favorite songs but he’s gone on guitar. Again the house is more than a bit quieter these days. With with all three brothers, (age 19 +) out of the house now.
     Anyway on to the next topic. The 4th of July was just this past week. And as with every year we go outside and set off fireworks with our neighbors. 🙂 I have to say, this had to be the best 4th on this block ever since we moved here. We set off ours then we hunt towards the fantastic ones being set by our neighbors! 🙂 It was the best 4th of July since I can’t remember! It was great, definitely one for the memory books.
       So before I sign off for the night, I want to say: happy belated 4th of July!!! I hope everyone had a most joyous and safe 4th of July.