Thursday, March 16, 2017

February 2017

February was a whirlwind month! Em had Mid-Winter Recess and got to spend a couple days at Camp Grammy Papa!!

I had my follow up MRI's on the 22nd...the lesions on my brain are stable and there is no evidence of any new lesions! This time, my neurologist ordered a thoracic spine MRI as well, that scan took a bit longer than my cervical spine MRI last time but it was so awesome seeing my spine in all of its' crazy crookedness on the screen (the techs let me have a little peek when we were done!!). No lesions concerning for Multiple Sclerosis were noted on my spine so everything is all kit and kaboodle for now. I will follow up with Dr. Cerghet in 12 months! WOOT WOOOOT!!

Sean traveled to Yuma, AZ on the 27th for work and was there through March 4.

I resigned from my job as the Administrative Assistant-Operations at VRSI on the 27th and my last day in the office was March 10. Shipping/Logistics wasn't my jam and I wanted to pursue my path in Purchasing! I feel it's so important to enjoy what you do for a living and to feel a sense of pride at the end of the work day and I was missing those feelings. The day I resigned I had a firm job offer presented to me and I accepted! I will be working as a Buyer/Expeditor for Humanetics starting on March 20! Humanetics is best known for making crash test dummies and I will be buying machined components, I am so excited for this opportunity and to be back in the world of Purchasing!! It is bittersweet leaving VRSI, I've seen lots of faces from years past and made many new friends and people I enjoy seeing and working with each day. I'm glad I am within walking distance and hope to stop by and visit them on my walks once it gets nicer outside!! Here's to fresh starts!!


Much needed sunshine

Tried ClickList at Kroger for the first time, LOVED how easy it was!

At Ironwood in Plymouth with friends!

Ha ha ha, Jeremy cracks me up!!

What a great group of friends!

Patiently waiting for my MRI's

Our sky is truly amazing some days

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Welcome 2017! Here's January...

In no particular order!

Em hanging out at Grammy & Papa's

Sean camping in Daytona

I WAS going to donate my wedding dress and Em asked to try it on first...we're now keeping it as she may still like it when she gets old enough to wear it at her wedding!  She has been wearing the headband to school!!

Slept with braids in and voila, curls!

Em loves to visit at the Animal Aid Foundation events!

Em and I attended our first Planner Meet Up in East Lansing, it was such a great afternoon hanging out with our girlfriends!

This is called a "Planner Stack", I think this is about 70...ish!

Em and I celebrated New Year's Day with a trip to Barns & Noble and then P.F. Chang's for lunch, yummy!

This man cracks me up!

Sean & Em made pancakes for breakfast, this was Em's!

December 2016

The minions at work got a Christmas makeover!

One of my favorite things about Christmas, Martha's sugar cookies <3

Our angel topping the tree!!

Em and I saw The Glory of Christmas at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, we had such a fun time!

Em hanging out at work with me!

Taco fixins' for Christmas Eve festivities

After Christmas relaxn'...with new video games!

End of year filing is complete, feels good!

November 2016

At a fundraiser crop for the Girl Scouts with Kristin and Cherie!!

It's SOOO Fluffy!!

Em's Halloween decor being enjoyed by this "lil" guy


Em sorting through her clay

At Parent/Teacher conferences

Happy Birthday Ma :)

October 2016

I love the fall season and the colors!! Em is excited for Halloween and the school dance and trick or treating with Hannah. Nothing new from my October follow up appointment with Dr Cerghet, the next MRI is scheduled for February 2017!

Decorations at work!

Ah, nicely sharpened #2 pencils!!

Em's new hair

My new pencil pouch

Em and Hannah ready for trick or treating!

Friday, October 28, 2016

September 2016

September was an exciting month, Em turned 12 and started Grade 7 and is having such a great time, she also got her upper braces this month and will get the lowers in November! She went to the Michigan State Fair with Hannah and got to meet Johnathon Rand, author of the Michigan Chillers books, she had such a great time with the Murdoch's!

Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016

August has been a  good month, busy and fun! A few field trips for Em at Summer Camp, Sean resigned from Perceptron and his last day was the 17th, Em got her schedule for 7th grade. Fresh starts for all of us now!! We got to help our friend Phil celebrate his birthday!  I had my brain and cervical spine MRI's early in the month. The results are in and there has been no change in the lesions present on my brain (that's a good thing)! Based on those results, Dr Cerghet gave me the choice of having a spinal tap or repeating the MRI again in 6 months.  I opted to wait the 6 months and will have another MRI around February next year. I'm not opposed to having a spinal tap but I'd rather not subject myself to that procedure unless it's an absolute necessity. We'll continue dealing with life one day at a time!  Sean started his new job at ZF on the's an exciting opportunity for him! He is now a Ride Test Technician!! Em is very excited to start Grade 7, she gets her very own locker and will have 6 different teachers!

Happy Birthday Phil!

My Jan!!

One of my favorite places at work...the vending machine!!  There's Combos in there!!

Em's library haul

A little visitor, he's waiting for us to get out the grill!


...and pizza lunch with Em at Ironwood

Kellogg Park Fountain in downtown Plymouth
Happy Scrappy Day with my Ma at Scrappy Chic!