Monday, May 25, 2009
My fun junkin' friend Barb and I went to Iowa this weekend and hit a couple flea markets and some fun antique malls and stores. We both came home with lots of treasures and had so much fun. Of course I didn't take pictures because I wanted to get everything to the shop. One of these days I will remember my camera and take some pictures of my space.
Sometime this week I will be heading over to my friend Barb's house to take some pictures of her awesome outdoor living space. Her deck/outdoor space is so shabby and inviting. I have actually invited myself over just so I can be out there and enjoy it. I would love to create something like that...but don't know what to do. It's tough when you have kids running in and out of that area, so I don't know what I will get done. It would be really nice to have an outdoor Oasis to enjoy!
Just wanted to share a quick picture of one area in my kitchen...enjoy and have a great week!
Posted by Rachel Knoblich at 8:26 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I thought tonight would be a good night to tell everyone a little about our son Hayden. Hayden is our third son and he is 6 1/2. Around the age two we knew that something wasn't quite right. He didn't talk, threw toys and wouldn't look at us when we called his name. I had a friend who worked in speech therapy for the school district and told me to get it checked out. After 6 months of therapy, testing and visits with autism experts the school district diagnosed him with autism. He was also diagnosed by his doctor. It's been a long road for us. I'm watching a TV program tonight where a family has 6 autistic children. It has made me do some thinking about our life...what we go through everyday...the ups and downs we go through...the heartache and happiness that goes with this diagnosis. I love my son so much...but I have days where I don't know how to handle all that goes on. This summer is going to be a hard one for us with having a new baby. I'm feeling stretched and frustrated...Hayden wants to be outside all the time and it's not possible for me to be out there constantly with him. When we come in the house he kicks doors, screams, cries and hits me/his brothers. It's hard to deal with...especially when I'm feeding the baby or taking care of him. I know there are other people out there who deal with this. I know I'm not the only one, but when you are home constantly (alone) with kids...it's hard not to feel alone.
I'm not writing this to depress anyone...or so you feel sorry for me. It's just something I wanted to share. I have many days where I'm hopeful and thankful to God for all the progress Hayden has made. He has come a long way and improved in many areas. Some days are harder...and you feel sad...or hurt when someone judges you as a parent because they think your kid is naughty. I really try hard to keep my head up and know that Hayden is a blessing...and one of the best things that has ever happened to me and my family. For any of you dealing with this I just want to offer hope...a listening ear...friendship. It's important to connect with people who are going through the same thing...to lift each other up...to offer support. Anyone can feel free to email me or leave a comment if they would like to talk further. Thanks for listening...enjoy this picture of our sweet Hayden.
Posted by Rachel Knoblich at 8:54 PM
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Ok...so I don't think I need to explain why I'm so tired, but I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still here. I still haven't had any time for junking, so I took some pictures tonight of things in my house. I've been running a sale in my booth and things are flying. I've restocked twice in a week and I sold big pieces today, so back in I go this weekend to fill and restock. I should have a nice check this weekend.
My kids are out of school next week. Westin is done Wednesday and the other three are done on Friday. It will be a crazy and eventful summer here. Please someone tell me how I can keep my sanity? LOL
Enjoy the pictures...be back soon!
Posted by Rachel Knoblich at 5:42 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I know you all will forgive me for not posting for awhile. I haven't been getting much sleep with McKale. He doesn't seem to understand that day is for being awake and night is for sleeping. I know babies are suppose to be up...but not all night. He doesn't want to sleep where he is suppose to. He wants to lay on my chest and sleep there. If I lay him down he wakes up. I should be use to this by now. Every single one of my boys were like that. I'm just getting older and don't like being up at night. I love sleep...I'm coveting sweet sleep right now.
I'm hoping soon that I can get some pictures of pretty things. Since I'm not sleeping I can't say I've been out junking...or cleaning my house much. My husband took 2 weeks off...but went back to work Friday...so...I will have to try to figure out getting everything done on my own. Scary!
For now I will leave you with two new pictures of McKale...my most prized pretty item...(ok...Handsome!)
Posted by Rachel Knoblich at 8:27 PM