I am a 29 yr old Mommy with two kids. Emily is 7 and Ryan is 3. I've been married to my high school sweetie for 8.5 yrs. Joe works 50+ hrs a week in a factory that builds oil burners for heaters. Aside from having MS,I have UC(Ulcerative Colitis). I was dx in 2002,and unable to work pass 2003. I was very ill,homebound for 3 yrs. Came close to having the colon removed. I was awarded SSD by a Judge in 2005,and am considered 100% fully disabled. The Judge took into account ALL of my syptoms,because the Dr's knew so much was wrong,but we didnt know everything at that point. I was dx with MS in 2006.
My family and I are crazy! Yes,I said it..LOL..we are each others soul mates,seriously! We have a great bond with our kids and have a nice balance of fun and still being the authority. If I could freeze time right now,this would be the age I froze. I love the ages of the kids and everything awesome they are doing in school. Emily is my smarty pants. What a kid! She is in the 2nd grade this year and begun GATE program for gifted and talented eduation. She is a perfectionist and rarely ever receives a grade lower then a A-. Ryan is my shy little man that is quiet but sly. He doesnt skip a beat,knows everything that goes on,even when you think he isnt paying attention. I think he would hang from the ceiling fan if I let him. As a matter of fact,I caught him on the dining room table today pulling the switches turning on the fan....so I bet he was plotting his plan.
I rarely ever have a quiet house,kids in and out all day long,everyday. This is basically the place everyone comes to to play,mostly because I like to know exactly where my kids are and I know they are safest here. When I do get peace and quiet I enjoy scrapbooking. I am sooooo far behind with pictures. But it's so relaxing to create a page that it doesnt matter how far behind I am,but that I can just do a page. We also love camping as a family. The advanture to sleep in the woods and peek out the screen windows a raccoon eating your left overs..it's just the neatest thing to watch,and even neater to watch the kids expressions. We love taking nature walks in the woods,looking for "dinosaur tracks" or whatever animal it be that day. We also play alot of monopoly and dice with friends..though we love all games
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis September 2002
Dx with Multiple Sclerosis August 2006