After the birth of Grayton, Jason and I began running and became highly addicted!! I soon made my first jogging stroller purchase, The Tike Tech all terrain single jogger. It was wonderful until I needed another seat for Riley Kate. I got this Dreamer Design off of ebay, and I love it! I call it my freedom and my sanity because I can load up the kids and go running whenever I feel like it! The kids love to stroll. They usually ask to go. We have run several races just for fun--Delta Jubilee 5K, Juke Joint Festival 5K, St. Jude 1/2 Marathon, Double Decker 10K, 300 Oaks 10K, etc. We love to run and if there is a race we can make it to, we'll run it!! We are running about 4 to 5 miles a day now with long runs of 7 to 12 miles on the weekends!
A LITTLE HOBBY OF MINE
Since Grayton's 1st birthday, I have ventured out a bit and started baking and creating my kid's birthday cakes each year. Also, I am the homeroom mother for Grayton's class, so I am trying to get creative with my baking. I am not very good at it, but it is so much fun!! If anyone has any new cute ideas, share them with me.
I am a Family Nurse Practitioner! I graduated the end of July 2008, and I LOVE taking care of my patients!!! I am a mother of three precious children, and that is my favorite job. Life is crazy, but I love it!
I have to admit, I have never been a "blogger," but all of my friends have gotten me in the "blog mode," so I am going to try it. Since I got started late doing the blog thing, I attached some special moments from our lives!
IT'S A BOY! GRAYTON HUNTER SCARBROUGH August 20, 2004 8lbs. 4oz. and 20 1/2"
LIFE WITH GRAYTON
BORN TO BE A BULLDOG!
HE GREW SO FAST
Grayton's 1st Birthday
SUPRISE, I'M PREGNANT AGAIN!
IT'S A GIRL! RILEY KATE, OUR BEST SUPRISE EVER! July 14, 2006 7lbs. 1oz and 19 1/4"
THE SCARIEST EVENT OF MY LIFE
6 days after Riley Kate was born, Grayton fell off of his rocking horse. We rushed to LeBoheneur emergency room. Nothing was broken, but his platelet count was dangerously low. We then were referred to St. Jude Hematology--they are awesome by the way!! After months of testing, guessing, and ruling out horrifying diseases such as cancer and leukemia, Grayton was finally diagnosed with Type 2B Von Willebrand Disease. It is an extremely rare blood disorder that causes blood clots to be loose and unstable, In short, he bleeds longer and more easily than average. We have to keep a close eye on him and monitor his activities and bleeding. I have been trained on how to administer Hummate B (Factor VIII) if he is ever injured. We praise the Lord every day he is okay!! It was by accident that we found his disease. If you look closely, you will see that the blood in his chin formed the shape of a heart. We say that was a sign from the Lord that everything was going to be fine--we just had to have FAITH!!