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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Monday, You Did Not Let Me Down.

After our awesome 1 hour family Wii Fit workout yesterday, Mr Wall Nut and I decided that we were going to start getting up at 5am to workout. We have been talking about it for months and were so close when daylight savings time messed up my schedule. Yes. I am still bitter, and...
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Things My Kids Destroy {4} My New Sheets

I am not sure how Honey Nut and Wee Nut got into my bedroom today, the gate to my studio was closed (or so I thought!) and no one is allowed in our bedroom, or my studio. We walk through my studio to get to our bedroom, so there was all sorts of naughty...
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How to Make a Upside Down Tomato Planter with Flowers

I promised that I would share how I make my DIY upside-down tomato planter, so today I managed to get everything together and vlog about it. There are many different ways to make these, I have seen 5 gallon buckets, gallon milk jugs, heavy duty plastic bags and all sorts of random things like...
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Random Thoughts from a Tired Mama

I have looked back over some of my posts from the past few days and they seem to be a bit rambly (if that is a word) and may or may not make any sense. Somehow I am am OK with that, lol. So in keeping up with tired rambling I need to share...
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Photos from Owain’s Heart Cath

Full of giggles.

I was too tired to unpack my camera and upload the photos last night, but I manged to get to it today. I wish I would have gotten a few videos as well, he was such a funny little boy. It is interesting how easily he settles in soaks up everything around him.  ...
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Quick Update on Owain’s Heart Cath with Decisions to be Made

It has been a long day. I didn’t sleep much, or well last night and not that my day is over I don’t have much energy left. Everything went great. We ended up going in much later than scheduled, which made for a long morning for Owain. We were scheduled for 9:30 and it...
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Owain’s Heart Cath Monday May 16

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I like to think that I have been doing a pretty good job holding myself together. Between his birthday on the 3rd and thinking about his first surgery 3 years ago, and his up coming Heart Cath tomorrow and surgery next month, I have had plenty to freak out over. I have really tried...
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Thankful Thursday and Owain’s Surgeversary

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! I spent the day with my little Owee. I am Thankful for every day I have with him. Three years ago today Dr Peeler saved his life and every moment of his life is a blessing. I am Thankful I made it through the day without breaking down and crying. I...
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He Almost Died. But He Didn’t.

Three years ago, today was Mother’s Day. The day started with a phone call to UVa to talk to Owain’s nurse to see how things went overnight, after getting off the phone with her I thought that while things were not really getting better, they weren’t getting worse. I spent some time with his...
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The Babies Have Taken Over My Bed!

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After Wee Nut and Honey Nut took a bath, they were following me around the house while we got ready for bed. I turned around to see Owee hanging over my bed pulling Honey Nut up. Those 2 know how to work together to get things done. Before I knew it, they were tucking...
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Thinking of Baby Owee

Sleeping and Waving, Waving and Sleeping

Today I was thinking about Wee Nut’s first couple of days and weeks after he came home from the hospital after his first open heart surgery. Today is the anniversary of his failed cath procedure at 6 days old. Dr Limm was hoping that he could go in and put a stent in to...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! Today I am Thankful for sunny skies, baby grass and an evening watching E Nut play baseball. My Little Owee turned 3 the other day and I am Thankful for every day I get to spend with him, terrifying 3′s temper tantrums and all! Much to my surprise, many of the...
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Happy 3rd Birthday Owain!

Happy 3rd Birthday Owain, You Are My Hero!

I think when your birthday falls so that your age and the date match, it is supposed to be a special one. Owain is 3 on the 3rd, but every birthday for him is a special one. It will always be a day that I will remember as the day before I learned about...
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Dr Owain Checks His Brothers Heart

Dr Owain Checks His Brothers Heart

I can’t believe Owain hasn’t had a Dr kit until now! Grammy Nut found one the other day and just had to get it for him. He has been playing with it and giving everyone a check-up. We might have to start taking some of his Dr tools to appointments with us!
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Trying to Get a Kid Portrait for Owain’s Third Birthday

Trying to Get a Kid Portrait for Owain’s Third Birthday

My parents are here are visiting for Owain’s birthday and we had some cake and ice cream and of course presents His actual birthday is on Tuesday the 3rd and today we kicked off his birthday week. While I had the kids all dressed up looking sharp, I thought I would try to get...
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When Did My Babies Get So Big?

When Did My Babies Get So Big?

I woke up this morning, looked at my babies and they both look older than they did last night when we went to bed. And really, Wee Nut is almost 3 and Honey Nut will be 2 in July, so neither one of them are really babies any more.
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Thankful Thursday and Wing Nut’s Weigh-Day

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! My parents are coming for a visit tomorrow so we can celebrate Owain’s 3rd  birthday this weekend. We are so excited and Thankful for the visit. The kids go home late last night from E Nut’s baseball game and I forgot yesterday was Weighday for Wing Nut. If you remember last...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! After last week’s storm, this beautiful week was just what we needed. Warm weather, open windows, a dry basement and hot water. We are so thankful for all of those things! Tonight we managed to get the kids out the door after dinner for an evening walk, something that we haven’t...
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Playing at the Park

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E Nut had baseball practice today. We only had to go to 3 different parks to figure out which one the practice was supposed to be at. While he was practicing, the other 4 kids played on the playground. I don’t usually go to the park with all the kids by myself. The older...
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Random Thoughts of a CHD Mom

We had an amazing Mended Little Hearts meeting tonight. Our 3 leaders live in different towns and only really get to see each other once a month. It has always made planning for the group a bit difficult. We had a leaders meeting tonight and were able to sit down and talk about our...
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Mended Little Hearts Making Food Bags for Heart Families

Owee and his 4 big brothers helping out!

Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville’s main purpose is to really focus on inpatient families at UVa. I have met very few families who live locally, most of the families we meet are from several hours away. The past couple of months we have been leaving food at the hospital and trying to figure out...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! What a fabulous week we have been having! Wing Nut is still gaining weight. He also has a much better attitude, is less impulsive and more agreeable. E Nut has a new obsession with keeping my tea cup full of tea. So while the kids are still waking us up in...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thursday Y’all! My kids were in rare form today. It was the type of day that I could not have predicted if I were a psychic. My morning started while Wee Nut played quietly in his room, the big kids were in the class room making paper bag puppets and Little Nut Nut...
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