Monday, June 23, 2014

PCOS - It's a syndrome, and I have it.



This is a super personal blog, but it is one that I need to write. I have PCOS. I found out when I went to a fertility specialist because I was having trouble conceiving. The diagnoses rocked my world. I dropped out of college because I was so upset I could not function (I later re-enrolled and graduated with honors). I battled depression and bitterness. Once I did more research I found out that women respond to infertility the same way people respond to the news that they have a cancer. We grieve for our future.
It's been about 8 years and God has given me three little miracles. I still fight with physical symptoms of PCOS. I am currently trying to lose weight, but even that does not happen normally. I can exercise everyday and actually gain weight. It's just part of the package. So I have to try and find the right balance of exercise and diet. I try my best to eat a low GI diet and I just started a workout program.

I guess I just needed to throw this out there because I am tired of pretending I don't have PCOS. I ignore the symptoms and get frustrated that I'm not 100% healthy.

Now, to be clear, this won't kill me, but it does weigh on my mind at times. I mean, what woman wants to fight a beard, or lose their hair, or gain weight for no apparent reason? It puts me at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and ovarian cancer. But it is supposed to be manageable through medicine, diet and exercise.

So here it is guys. My secret. I'm not perfect. In fact I'm very flawed,  but with God's help I'm looking forward to making the next 30 years of my life the best 30 years of my life. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the Record

Kristin Jolene: my pearl of great price.
Kristin refuses to say mama! I tell to say mama, and grins at me and says, "dada!". She can say cracker, hot, thank you, ouch...she even says kikin (kristin) from time to time, but she will not will not say mama. It's beginning to come between us. :) 
Wyatt is officially enrolling in LCA. It was a hard decision to make for a variety of reasons, but in the end we feel like this is the best choice for him. Now to pray the Lord makes us millionaires. :) So, with that being said, my baby is starting kindergarten! He actually does not like me to a call him baby anymore. But as the creepy old lady in the weirdest child's book ever said, "As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be".  
**Seriously guys, have you ever stopped to really thing about that book? She drives across town in the middle of the night, climbs through her grown, probably married (seeing as he has a child himself) son's window and rocks him. *creepy*
Anyway. 
Zane. Zane is my not so subtle child. Yesterday, he woke up, dressed himself and told me I needed to take him to the store to buy juice. We had not had juice for about three days and he was tired of drinking water. So I woke Caleb up and sent them both to the store lol. 

We are having quit the time here in the Dillon household. Caleb was laid off of work in January. God has been so good to us in so many ways. It's like we have a had a spiritual growth spurt. When our money has gotten low, God has provided us with more.
 Zane desperately needed about $2000, two thousand, worth of dental work done. When Caleb lost his job he lost his insurance also, but God worked it out and Zane received ALL his treatment and then some for FREE. I saved the bill and if I ever ever begin to question God I look at it and remember God will provide. 
We were also in need of a new car. Our van was totaled when Caleb, wait for it.....sneezed while driving and rear ended a truck. He wasn't hurt, so it's a pretty funny story, but not as funny when you don't have a job and very limited funds. God once again stepped in a provided us with a "new to us" car. We were able to pay cash for it and even came in under budget. 
One little thing that God did for me is so small and personal that has really shown me that God knows where we are at and cares about every aspect of our lives. 
I was in need of some new boots. Like seriously in need. I don't have very many shoes and I wear them till they cry uncle and then a few more times after that. So my current boots were falling apart, and I didn't have anything to wear while it was cold. One afternoon I was browsing at target and I saw that they had some riding boots in the clearance section. Knowing our budget was tight I didn't get my hopes to high, but I stopped and looked. The first thing I noticed was that they were my size. I wear a 5 1/2-6 so it's not too often I find my size of shoe in clearance, or ever. I looked at the price of one pair and they were still $35, I figured the other style would be the same price. My heart dropped a little and I started to walk away, but something in me said, "maybe God wants to bless me today". I looked for a tag on the second style and it didn't have one. I made the choice to take a chance and took the boots up for a price check. Would you believe that they were only $15! Reg price $75. I about snatched them back from the clerk just in case she changed her mind. lol
Every time I wear my little $15 boots I am reminded that God knows where I'm at and will not only provide for my needs, but will also throw in a few extras just to make sure I know he's there. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Keep on keepin' on

Hello My Little Bloggy Blog.
So what isn't new? Adding a few pics while I have some time. One of these days I will sit down an write, but until then, a picture is worth a thousand words right?
Sunday School New Converts Class. 22 in attendance.   

Great Auntie Sarrah & Baby Elijah

Birthday Party fun, she never took this wig off lol 



Easter Sunday :) 

Handsome Cousins :) 

Love this little miss 






Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mommygrams

Matchy-matchy at churchy
I'm just posting because I like this pic of me and Sissy and I don't want to lose it. Would have been better if she wasn't such a wiggly little girl, but at this point I'll take what I can get.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Picture Post

Ok. Whew. What a time we have been having. Christmas parties, Birthday parties. We are paritied out! 

Wyatt colltect a few coins to buy Justine a Christmas present.
Christmas at Betty Grandmas. 
One of Kristin's Christmas outfits lol. 
Reday to go to Betty Grandma's. 

Kristin's first doll from mommy 

Lol, seriously. This kid has grumpy down. 

Caleb's 34th birthday
Daddikins prepping for Sissy's birthday

Party of her candy table. 


The Queen of Hearts


Kristin Jolene is officially One Year Old 

Wyatt being Wyatt 


Caleb teaching chapel 
Wyatt's first time singing in the children's choir

Monday, November 11, 2013

reindeer run?

So first things first, that little baby below is just toooo cuuutte.
Next, I'm 31! I'm as old as I remember my older sisters, which means that they are 45 and above, which is beyond my mental capacity to accept. Aging is so hard for me to deal with. Not in a "oh I'm getting wrinkles" kind of way, it's more like, it's hard for me to accept that time doesn't stand still. (Time waits for no man) I fight against the idea that we will never be young again. So seeing others age around me I guess is humbling. We are mortals, and I don't like it lol. 
In honor of my "I will not go gently into that good night" Campaign, I walked/sometimes ran a 5k, whoot whoot! 
I'm super proud of my accomplishment. I actually did something that was not Mom related! It was all Sarrah(no, that's not a typo, I have two R's in my name), and it felt really good to get back to doing something that was strictly for myself. Lol, in fact, I set this goal while I was in the hospital recovering from having Kristin. I guess that also plays into my sense of satisfaction. I set a goal and accomplished it. So now I'm on to bigger and better things. I'm looking for another run to do in a couple of months. My next goal will be to run the whole 5k. I've got a lot to work on and I wish I could find a class, guide book or something to give me the basics, but for now I am doing a lot of online research and working toward correcting my stride and other such things. So here's to a new non-mom, non-wife, all me goal. Running a complete 5k.
Stuck on the couch for about an hour :) 
Happy Birthday To ME!!!!!!
Word of the Day, Keeping Love Alive lol 



My Kids are weird 
Whoot Whoot, Bucket List 
Seriously, had such a good time. Maybe, I need to get out more lol. 





 Would never have done it without these girls to inspire me.

P.S. CAN THE PRIVATE BLOGGERS PLEASE ADD ME. I was missing for a long time and didn't realize everyone switched to using the private setting. sarrahdillon@gmail.com


Monday, November 4, 2013

Harvest Part 2 and some other stuff

Church Friends

Little Doll Baby

Sacajawea 

Zanie Poo  

Little Cowboy 


Birthday Party Fun 
So, lets talk about HarvestFest again.
This year Caleb and I worked the Bible Study Booth. We switched it up big time this year. We held a coloring contest at our booth with the idea that while the kids were busy we could talk to the parents. We also asked some of the young people to wander the crowd with a Bible study surveys in an effort to contact more people. The outcome of everyone's hard work was AMAZING. We passed out at least 250 outreach packets made up of 1.CANDY 2.flyers for Bible studies, bus ministry & church information,  we secured 40 Bible Studies that night & gained 90 new follow up contacts for the Bus ministry!!!! Makes all the hard work totally worth it. 
Lord willing, next year we are definitely going to keep the coloring contest idea and make improvements from there. It was such an amazing feeling to count up all the surveys and realize in one night there were 40 solid contacts made. 

So yup. Very cool. 
In other weekend news. I just turned 31. In honor of my birthday I am going to participate in a 5k next week. Pretty excited about that. Thankfully this 5k is a fun run, so it is ok if you walk most if it lol. 
I think that's it for now. 
tata