Friday, January 22, 2010


Jackson and Adia getting ready for a walk!

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying the start of their weekend! Well, this morning when Jackson woke up his toe looked bad, it started to look bad last night, buy I thought after 10hrs of him not moving around it would be better. But it wasn't. We went in as soon as I could get both babies ready and out of the house! The Dr. looked at it and he left the room to make arrangements for Jackson to have his toe all better.
This is the plan for the am: We go in at 7:00 am and Jackson will be taken back and everything will start at 8. They will put him under and the Dr. will pull back the skin and see if there is something around his toe. If there is, he will cut whatever is there and that will be that. If there is nothing there, that means that he has the genetic disorder where the skin makes a band around his toe. If that is the case then the Dr. will do a small surgery to release the band and stretch the skin back out. I really don't understand how it all works, but I'm not the one who went to school for years to learn about all this! I have complete trust in the Dr., I know that God is going to work through him tomorrow. God is in control!
Please pray that everything goes smoothly. I will update as soon as possible! Thank you for all your prayers!

Monday, January 18, 2010

please pray for our Jackson


I want to post really quick tonight to let everyone know of a prayer request. Today was Jackson's 9 month Dr. visit; first of all I can not believe that he is 9 months! Everything as far as Jacksons health was wonderful. He is the 50% in his weight and height. He weighed 20 lbs and 9oz and he is 281/4 in tall. He is a big healthy boy! He has a cold right now, but nothing to worry about! She said that it should be gone with in the next couple of days. The last thing that we had here look at was his middle toe on his left foot. About a week and a half ago after his bath I noticed that it was split all the way around and was very swollen. I thought that it was dry skin and that we just needed to keep it clean and doctored. When mom came last week she commented that to her it looked like a hair got wrapped around his toe. We kept doctoring it and covering thinking that it would get better, and it did to an extent. But anytime we would go just a little while with out medicine it would get really red and swell back up.
So Dr. Riser looked at it and was concerned. She called a foot and ankle specialist and we immediately went to see him. He looked at his toe and tried to look in the crack, but he told us it was like a trench that there is a hole all the way around but the other skin is swollen up around it. So he cant see anything, but is worried that there is still something wrapped around his toe. The other thing that it can be is a genetic disorder where your skin forms a band (like a rubber band) around the toe, or where ever on the body. So this is where we are at. If the antibiotics start to help and keep the toe the way it is then we will go back in next week for him to look at it and make a plan for them to go in and cut whatever is wrapped around his toe, he would have to be put under. The other thing is if it gets worse at anytime during the next week we will immediately take him in and they will do the procedure. The last thing that I asked about was what if it got better with the meds. He said that if that happens then we will just continue to keep an eye on it, Jackson would go in regularly to see the Dr. and probably means that it is the genetic disorder. He would not want to do surgery until his is older if that is the case, if he has the genetic disorder.
So with that being said, we ask for you to pray. We ask that you pray that Jackson's toe doesn't get any worse, so there is nothing that has to be done in an Emergency state. Please pray that if there is something there that it doesn't keep digging into his toe, but it stays where it is. Also, pray that if whatever was/is wrapped around his toe, if that has come off at any point that these meds heal his toe and that nothing further would need to be done!
We are at peace with the Dr. decision and we are patiently waiting to see him next week. I will keep everyone updated!
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Tuesday

The pictures that I have attached are from the 2 wedding that we attended over the holidays.
We have had an interesting day. Lots of sleep going on around here. When you have two babies that are teething, it seems to be normal. We also have two snotty noses, two doses of Tylenol, two snot rags, and two things of orajel! Things come in twos around here!
Well, Peter, Jackson, and I had a great weekend. Friday night we went to the Belton basketball game and then out for dessert with one of the other coaches families. Peter and I had blackberry cobbler with ice cream and coffee...and no we didn't share! Saturday we just took it easy! I did go to the grocery store and get food, but Jackson and daddy stayed home all day. It was freezing that day so it was better for Jackson to stay in. Terri came later that evening to see Jackson. I made chicken fried venison, mashed potatoes, and salad for was very yummy! Peter really enjoyed it, he has been wanting it for a while! He even cleaned up the kitchen after I was done frying!
Sunday we went to church and heard a very good message. After church we went and had lunch with Rod, Dana, Caleb, and Daphine. It was very good! I love Cheddars! The rest of the afternoon we relaxed...Jackson and I took a nap and Peter played on the computer.
Peter and I are once again standing in awe of God's protection and faithfulness. I actually had started this post this morning and this is the first time that I have gotten to sit down to finish it. To make a long story short, Peter and I thought that we had sold the Rodeo. We had someone contact us over the holidays and we were very excited because they offered more than we expected to get for the car. We went through several emails and they finally responded that they had sent the check. Peter and I had everything planned out, what was going into saving, what was going toward the truck, and the exciting part...paying off Jacksons medical bills!!! We received the check yesterday and made plans for Peter to take it to the bank today. A couple of weeks ago my dad had called with concern of the check being a scam and told us to go and talked to our bank before doing anything with the check. Praise the Lord that is what we did, the check was a SCAM! We would have responsible for a lot of money if everything would have gone through, the check was for 2,000 more because we were suppose to write a check to the shipping company that was coming to pick up the car. We are so thankful! It is hard to be upset because God has protected us! Please be careful of Craig's List...I know that you hear that all the time, but please to caution when you are on there or purchase anything!
Well, that is about it. Mom and Stephane are coming for a day visit tomorrow. We are going to take the babies out...going to lunch and maybe a little shopping. Please pray that we find someone that would like to buy the rodeo!

At Jacob and Stephiane's Rehearsal Dinner

Cupcakes I made for Caleb and Daphines Wedding

Calebs Guitar cake that I made(the grooms cake)

Our Family- at Caleb and Daphines Rehearsal Dinner

Friday, January 8, 2010

Let me just tell you that I'm dying without my camera. I'm now kicking myself for not allowing Peter to met my parents in Gatesville to get it. He offered and everything! I didn't realize how much I used it until now when its not here! I will have it next week and I'm excited for it to be here for me to grab!
This week has been challenging, but so good. Adia is very different than Jackson, which is to be expected! It has made me realize just how independent Jackson is and how quickly he has done things. And how MOBILE he is! He is a mess! He is in to everything and can go where ever he wants. I just know that when he gets very quiet he is getting into something! He has been a little bit more clingy this week, he has never had to share my time, my lap, my kisses...well really he has had to share nothing! He is adjusting and he really loves Adia! Every morning we all sit on the floor and play and he comes over and gives her kisses and then goes along about his morning business! He is the cutest boy! I can't remember if I mentioned in the last blog that he is now walking with the help of his walking toy. SCARY! What am I going to do when he is walking!? Its going to be here before I know it!
Last night we went to coach Brewers house for the game. We had lots of good food and fun visiting with everyone. It was a sad game to me, but I have a lot of respect for McCoy and was so proud of how he handled himself!
We are staying here this weekend. This is the last weekend before Winter/Spring sports start for Peter. I'm glad we are going to be here to because of all this cold weather! The only thing that I have to do is go to the grocery store...may get up early in the morning and do that! If I go early maybe there won't be so many crazy people out!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Excitement in the Medlock home

I forgot to share with everyone the new responsibility that I have taken on as of yesterday. I am now keeping another baby. Her name is Adia and she is 5 1/2 months old. Yesterday was a very interesting day! Her cry scares Jackson a little so yesterday anytime she would start crying he would start crying, then she would get a little louder, than he would get a little louder...than I would want to start just kidding! It was a little overwhelming, but I would just put both in my lap and we would rock. I feel sure that I could take care of twins now! Today is much better and I knew it would be. Jackson is a little jealous, he is not use to having to share his mommy.
Adia is a great baby. She has allergies, which they just found out, so poor thing has a running nose and cough. She also just got a tooth, so for everything that she is dealing with she is a little trooper!
As I sit here typing both babies are watching the Praise Collection, which is a video of praise music with different pictures that play while the song is going on. They are both a little fussy and getting sleepy but I'm trying to hold them off and give them both a bottle and then night night for both. They are just sitting and quietly watching and listening! Sweet babies!
Keeping Adia was such a answered prayer for Peter and I. I was getting to the point where I wanted to contribute a little more with money, NOT that taking care of Jackson is not contributing. We knew that it would be nice just to have a little cushion money. I had not looked for any type of work, just had been doing my baking...then Tori called and asked if I would be interested in keeping another baby. Julie and I talked and met and now Adia is apart of my and Jacksons daily schedule. I'm excited to see how Julie, Dave, and Adia fit into God plan for our family goes by. Julie and Dave are strong believers and I'm excited to get to know them!
As far as Peters job goes right now he is doing powerlifting. He is head powerlifting coach this year. Lots of new responsibility's, but he loves every moment of it! The boys have their first meet of the 23rd of this month. I'm not sure where it is at, haven't gotten a schedule yet. Jackson and I will be missing that one more than likely because I have a Cookie Decorating Party that day that I have to go to. There will be plenty more for us to make though!
Hope everyone has a very blessed day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello all!
It has been over a month since I have sat down to type. Truthfully it has been a month since I have sat down!...well that is what it feels like. It has been a crazy holiday, although I believe every holiday has a bit of craziness to it! Everything really started about the week before that is where I will begin.
I'm sad to say that I have left my camera at my mom's so I have no new pictures to post, but as soon as I get it back I will post lots of pics!
December 19th was the day that Caleb and Daphine got married. I was the baker and did the grooms cake and 300 cupcakes! It was a blast...and a mess! The small problem was that I also took on some cookie orders that week also, so needless to say I stretched myself a little thin. But in the end all the cookies got baked, decorated, and delivered...and the wedding cupcakes and the groom guitar cake was there and set in time! Need to say some thank you to my mom and dad, Kyle and Terri, Allison, and Peter. Could not have pulled it all off without you!
Well, the next morning after the wedding we got up early and headed to Brownwood to celebrate Christmas with my family. We had steak, shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, and rolls! YUMMY! And then of course dessert, buttermilk pie and pudding delight! It was very good and we were all very full! We opened gifts at some point during the day...I think that it was before the food but now I seem to be forgetting! Peter and I got some gift cards (sonic, Starbucks, Landry's, and to the movies) from my parents and a picture from Jacob and Steph. Jackson got a new wagon from Nonnie and Papa! We really enjoyed getting to spend time with everyone and getting to relax!
The next day Peter and I decided to go ahead and head to San Antonio. Since mom and dad had given us the gift cards it helped free up some money and we got to stay an extra night! So we stayed Monday and Tuesday night at the Durrary! It was very nice and so nice to get to spend some time just the two of us! The first night we went and ate down on the river walk at Landry's, it was of course amazing! Peter had swordfish and I had shrimp wrapped in bacon and crab meat! Super Good! We did a little shopping while we were there! They have a store in the Rim called Home Goods and it is my new favorite! Peter got a new fishing pole and I got a new coat. The second night we just order pizza in and relaxed in the room! It was perfect and the amount of time we were gone was perfect...because I was ready to get back to my boy!
We got back to Brownwood in time for Peter to go hunting and for my to love on Jackson! I got our stuff back organized and when Peter was done we headed to his parents house. We had dinner and visited with his mom and dad and grandparents. Jackson put on his show of all the things that he can do. After I got Jackson down I met Shelby...who I have not seen in 4 years! It was so much fun to talk and catch up with her. We got kicked out of Chilies and then sat in the parking lot and talked till about 1am. Good times! The next morning we woke up to snow! It was snowing in Brownwood and it was beautiful! We had to get the truck packed for Fredricksburg, that is where we had Christmas with Peters family. So packing in the snow was not as much fun as sitting inside and watching it snow. But we got packed and headed to Fredricksburg.
Once we were there the snow had stopped and it was just cold! We had a chili cook off the first was a lot of fun. I made White Bean Chili and then the other two cabins made traditional Chili. It all was very good! The next morning was Christmas, and yes Santa did come visit. Santa brought Jackson a pop up rocket that he can crawl in and out of and a leap frog table that sings and talks. It was lots of fun watching Peter put the things together and to watch Jackson play with his new toys. He also got new toys from Grancie Ann and Grandbob, Grancie and Pop, and Aunt Amy. There are alot, but some are a new bible, silly song play land, and a penguin that rocks topples and sings. That day for Christmas dinner we had steak and potatoes with tamales and hot sauce. It was very good! We had lots of fun while we were there. We played a new game Apples to Apples. We had a campfire one night. And the girls spent one day shopping downtown! Fun Fun!
After we had packed up from Fredricksburg our first plan was to head back home, but Peter had not gotten a dear yet and so we headed back to Brownwood for him to hunt! That was short and sweet because the weather turned bad again and we had to head home. We got back to Belton late Monday night and we were pooped!
We were home a few days and it was very nice. I did a lot of cleaning out, reorganizing, and cleaning the house! Peter calls it, crawling around like a spider...and I drive him crazy! But things are cleaned out, put away, and out of site!
Friday started a whole new adventure because my brother and sister in law were having a wedding. So we had get ready for all the excitement! Friday we headed to Waco to do a little shopping and then to head to the rehearsal and the dinner. After that we headed home and left early the next morning to get ready for the wedding. It all turned out beautiful and I will try to have more details later, but I have to run now!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! And I promise that it won't be a month before I post again!