Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fab Friday: Organization Style

In my quest to get organized, I could not afford the wall organization system designed by Pottery Barn... So I thought I could do a few things to be MORE organized.  Though some are repetitive, at least I am trying and making an effort.  Maybe in another year, I will get there....

1) Dry Erase Board: Hanging in our kitchen is a board similar to this.  We do not keep it up as we should.  It serves more for funny quotes for friends and grocery lists....but it was a start.
2) Lilly Pulizter Agenda:  In college, I kept a planner that they gave us at orientation.  Then I stopped...but I gave my friends a hard time about theirs.  My friend and Tedi's babysitter, Taryn, is a fan of the Lilly Pulitzer agenga, shown below.  Not just are their cute designs but the insides are super functional.  I am hoping to buy one very soon....I may even steal the design of the one she picked.

3) 3 Ring Binders: Simple but so helpful.  My friend at work, Cathy, was always giving a hard time about being successfully unorganized.  Well, since I have started my research for residency, I have invested in a three ring binder.... and it has helped with containing my research and such. 

4) This Man:  Yes, I admit it.... JT is part of the reason I keep it together.  He is mosly organized at home and subperbly at work...Even tonight, he made me rearrange the living and move our desk into the living room....and made it work.  I love him, even when his organization drives me nuts... :-)

5) Google Calendar:  Until I get my hands on a planner (see above), I will settle for google calendar.  It is quite handy and even provides pop-ups on the ole' cell phone. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Congo T-Shirts

Our friends from college, The Borders, are adopting from the Congo.  They are amazing because they already have 2 year old twins at home!  They are running their tshirts at $15 now which is a discount.  Head over to to get one yourself.

T-shirts are Hanes 50/50 blend.
Sizes left:
9 Large
12 X-Large
5 2XL
1 3XL

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I have not known what to write lately..... well that is false.  There has been tons to write about but I never seemed be able to put it into type.  There are times when I find writing cathartic and sharing important....and others where I need to sit upon the feelings...mulling them over in my head....times like these when I am contemplating the loss of a dear patient and another family member, witnessing harsh abuse, and trying to make life decisions, both professional and personal.  Theses combinations cause silence....that is where I have been.  Absently present in my own head.

We have not been up to much in the Henderson house otherwise......well other than me working nights (ED and moonlighting) while JT makes everything run.  He is so good to me.  I promise to blog more very soon...I have some good ideas saved up 

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Year in Pictures

This is a twelve minute video of pictures and clips from the last year. Enjoy, if you have time, because this is something I deeply cherish and want to share.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Evolution of Our Family: 1 Year Later

Our First Family Picture
July 3, 2010

One Year Later
July 3, 2011

Yes, it has been one year since Tedi came home.  Can you believe it?  We can't.  I had the last few days off so we drove to visit my mom and then my dad.  It was relaxing family time together.  (more pictures of that are too come.) My heart is so full with joy year after bringing Tedi home.  As I tucked Tedi into bed tonight, I was overwhelmed.  Just holding him almost made me cry.  I feel asleep next to him and have never felt better.  Earlier today, I watched videos of this time last year...Tedi not even able to speak English other than Mommy or Daddy as a whisper while in the background he is yelling for me to do this or that...all in English.  People would tell us that things would change quickly.  He would speak English before we knew it.  I did not believe but oh how it is true....oh how he has changed.  I know you are thinking "Why can't she have more to say about this when she writes so much all other times"  Well....when you are here, then you will understand.  Tomorrow will be a fun video.. Stay Tuned.