Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In Sickness and In Health

I am so grateful for my husband on so many levels. In a bizarre set of circumstances, I spent Sunday night up pacing back and forth across my living room floor with the worst case of heart burn turned pukefest I have experienced in my life.

Sunday night turned into Monday morning and things were not getting any better. At 5 a.m., Chris drove to the 24 hour grocery store to find me some medicine, went to his office to gather his items for the day, and was back by 7:30 to take care of me and the kids. To say he has been busy at work lately is an understatement. But without question, he took the day off so he could work from home and be sure I okay.

By 9:30 and with no relief of removing my head from the porcelain god in sight, we were on the way to the doctor. Chris sat with me as I received an IV, heated blankets (my body temp had dropped to below 95 degrees!), medicines, and constant prodding. He took care of filling my prescriptions, managed the kids all afternoon and evening and even managed to crack jokes throughout the day.

What started as a super gnarly case of acid reflux that spiraled out of control ended in the most wonderful feeling of how lucky and honored I am to have a partner who is so willing to care for me during difficult (and disgusting!!) times.

For better or worse; in sickness and in health....

Yeah, he's a keeper. And for HIM I am thankful!

June 26, 2004

Friday, June 08, 2012

How To Spell "Friend"


...according to Sofia. :) Hilarious!

Well hey there, Summer.

Summer is here!

The kids are in daycare and school through the end of the week, so I get two entire days to myself. Crazy!  Between a haircut (actually a hair CHOP), lunch with a great friend, a workout at the gym, and a snooze, I'd say that my first day of summer break was well-spent.

I'm really looking forward to the time I will get with the kids over the next two months...but a little Meg time was just what the doctor ordered today. :)

And for this, I am thankful.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sit With A Cause: Chair-ity

My sister is amazing. Not only is she an incredible teacher, friend, wife, sister, and daughter, but she is also super creative and crafty. Recently, her husband told her a story he had heard on Dave Ramsey's daily broadcast about a man who turned his life and community around by flipping furniture. He encouraged her to think about doing something along the same lines because of her many talents and passions.

Within 48 hours, my sister had a purchased furniture off of Craigslist, refinished it and SOLD it! The coolest part about it all is that a portion of her profits will be going to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan, MI, where our family has volunteered for many years. She has a goal of being able to donate $500 by December.

Step 2 was a website. We chatted and worked simultaneously tonight via Skype to set up a blog to keep track of her furniture flipping journey. It turned out so well! Be sure to take a look and think about donating any furniture to her cause.

I am a proud big sister tonight! Check out Chair-ity to learn more about Kristen's plans for making a difference in SouthWest Michigan. :)

Kristen's first furniture flip!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Tick Tock

I'm sitting at my desk in my classroom watching my students write. It's quiet. They're focused. They've just finished presenting out their research and experiments from their capstone project. Aside from the bare walls and super clean countertops, you'd never know school was going to end in just two days. 

I love watching them; smiling at one another, trying not to giggle, keeping one another accountable and enjoying their 55 minutes in Mrs. Daniel's science room. I love seeing that they've grown. 

The clock is ticking and summer is almost here. In the meantime, I'm going to treasure my moments with this group of kids. 

...they're worth slowing down for. :) 

Sunday, June 03, 2012


En route to Saturday's ballet class...

Sofia: Mom, where is heaven?
Me: Well, I think it's wherever you want it to be. Many people like to think that heaven is up in the sky.
Sofia: Oh. Can animals go there too?
Me: Of course!
Sofia: Well, where do people and animals sleep when they are in heaven if it's in the sky?
Me: Hmmm...maybe they sleep in the clouds. It's probably very soft.
Sofia: So THAT'S why the clouds looks like animal shapes sometimes!
Me: That's exactly it, my dear.