3 reasons I’m feeling incredibly blessed today

It's no secret that my life is hard. It just is. It's no secret that I struggle at times. I just do. It's no secret that if it weren't for bad luck sometimes, we wouldnt have any luck at all. It's how I feel. Having said that, there are times where I feel extremely lucky or even blessed and today is one of those times. There are currently three reasons why I'm feeling so blessed right now..and here they are. Work Money's really tight since some recent changes to my income occurred. When I mean tight, I mean I can have less than $10 to my name at times. I'm not proud of that but it is what it is and I know I'm doing the best I can. I…


I’m surprising my wife and kids tonight

I'm taking the family to see the final Maze Runner movie tonight. We have seen the first two, and everyone is dying to see the new one. Unfortunately, we have to get to an evening showing but it will be so cool to go out as a family. It will end up being a late night, but the boys will be visiting their grandparents in the morning, so Lizze and I can get some rest if it ends up being a rough night. I'm excited that I'm doing well enough financially, that on occasion, we can do things like this. It's been a long road, but we're finally coming into our own..


I’m grateful for the mornings like this

The boys had a good morning and Lizze did a great job of getting them ready for school. All I had to do was physically drive them there. Good mornings like this don't come around as often as I'd like, but when they do I'm certainly grateful. Life is full of ups and downs. When you're a special needs parent, those highs and lows tend to be more extreme. Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done aside from riding the wave at times.


A better Christmas

We had a pretty amazing Christmas this year. Lizze and I got to bed at a somewhat decent hour of 2 AM, right before Emmett woke up. He ended up sleeping between Lizze and I because it was the only way he was able to fall back asleep. Our morning went smoothly and the boys all had an amazing Christmas. Everyone is happy and we spent time with both sides of our family. If I'm being completely honest, I don't think I could have imagined a better Christmas. We're all exhausted and will likely spend most of the week recovering from the busy weekend. The next few days will probably be a bit on the rougher side of things as the kids begin to decompress from all the festivities. I'm…

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I’m feeling totally blessed today

It's been a good day so far. Gavin's doing him best to drive me crazy with his incessant talking but I'm hanging in there. lol The boys are having a pretty good day as well. School went well and Elliott's excited because his class is going to see a movie tomorrow. That's pretty awesome for him. He even did his homework at school to get it out of the way.. Awesome job Elliott. ☺ Lizze was able to rest for a few hours while I was putting together a basic area when I can record my unboxing videos. As I get better at this, I'll get better equipment but for now, I can still get the job done. Two more sponsors have jumped on board today and I received about…


Can you even ask for a better start to the day? I think not.

We had a pretty decent morning. The kids were in good moods and we even got out the door before 8 AM. That's a good thing.. ☺ I thought we would further the awesomeness of the morning and swing through Dunkin Donuts. The drive thru was packed but the store was empty, so we went inside. Emmett was amazed by all the donut they had and didn't hide said amazement very well. lol Elliott looks sad in the picture but he wasn't. I think I just took the picture at an odd moment. He was super happy to get donuts and so was I. As simple as that is, being able to do things like this on occasion, feels really good. We've come a long way and while we're not…


On a lighter note….. 

Lizze and I had a relatively quiet night, after the boys went to bed. Noone came down because they all fell asleep. ☺  Anyway, I wanted to share a few things that I felt were really positive. Maybe not so much positive, but pleasant for me personally. This may seem kinda dumb but I spent some time rebuilding the ferret pen tonight.  We have been have a problem with Lemme. She keeps letting herself out, because she enjoys wandering the house. She never causes any harm, but we don't want her getting hurt or getting into something she shouldn't.  Lemme is crazy smart. She will exploit any possible way to get out of her pen. It's truly amazing to see how she thinks. Thank God she's the only smart one,…


Today was tough but we were definitely blessed

The car is now at the shop and we made it safely, both there and back. The walk was actually nice and the kids enjoyed it. ☺  We won't do that very often because of safety issues but today went well. I will say that the walk was probably a bit too much for Gavin but he made it and was glad he was able to go.  There were only a few my shoes feel funny stops for Mr. Emmett. We were able to work through them in short order and it didn't really create a problem.  As I said, the car is at the dealership and my brother has already ordered the part. The ignition needs replaced and of course, new keys made as well. I understand that it…