Time Flies By

Boy, Does time fly by us? My youngest son graduated 5th grade and is on his way to middle school. My oldest son graduated 8th grade and is on his way to high school. Baby Aubrey is going to be one next month. I just can’t believe how quickly time goes by. Some days I wish I could have a slow down button.

There is a big age gap between my children(10 years) but it has taught me to enjoy each moment. Moments before that I didn’t think twice about. That belly laugh that Ian always does, Carson’s funny stories or the milestones that Aubrey is reaching so quickly. I’ve learned to stop and soak up those moments that I won’t get back.

What are your plans for the summer? We are looking forward to spending our time at the different parks around us, visiting family, go-carting, bowling, Children’s museum, state parks and going to kings Island. I’m just looking forward to the family time 🙂

XOXO-Sarah

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2015 Indianapolis Haunted Houses

1. Indy Scream Park-5211 S New Columbus Rd, Anderson, IN 46013

http://www.indyscreampark.com/

Prices- 21.95-35.95( 5 dollars at the door) Includes 6 attractions.

2. Necropolis- 2525 N Shadeland, Indianapolis, In, 46219

http://www.darkarmies.com/necropolis-hauntedhouse/

All three attractions- A:$30 C:$22, Single Attractions- A:$18 C:$10 (Child=12 and younger)

3. The Asylum House- 7300 East Troy Ave Indianapolis, Indiana, 46239

http://www.theasylumhouse.com/index.html

General Admission- $20 per person or VIP $27

4. Haunted Angelus House-8829 E, Washington ST, Indianapolis, IN 46219

http://www.500grim.com/dates.html

Adult- 20 Child- 10

5. Nightmare on Edgewood- 6604 Camden Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46217

Regular Admission-$20 VIP Admission-$30

http://nightmareonedgewood.com/

6. Hanna Haunted Acres- 7323 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, In, 46239

Single Pass-$19, Combo-Online-$27, Door-$29, Fast Pass-Online-$38-Door-$40

http://www.hannahauntedacres.com/

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The past 10 months

The past 10 months have been a roller coaster of life events. I had to take a break from everything around me and focus on my family. As well as myself to find peace and happiness again.

A little background on us as a family. I got pregnant with my first child at the age of 16 and my second child at the age of 19. We were very young and wanted to take measures to not have anymore children but at the young age of 20 the doctors told me I was to young to make that decision. So we decided to go the route of the mirena(IUD). The IUD is a 5 year implant and is 99.9% effective on preventing pregnancy. I was very pleased with the mirena and had no major complications. So when I was 26 when it was time to get the first one removed, I decided to get my second one put in. I again had no complications, until this past October at the age of 29.

I have known I had a cyst in my ovaries since I was in my early 20s but up until this point I had no complications from it. I started getting a dull pain, and then a few weeks later it turned unbearable. Just to be safe, I decided to go  a womans urgent care. Not once did I think my world would change so drastically all in one night. That night I found out a few things:1. My IUD was still in place, 2. My cyst was enlarged, and 3. It was enlarged due to the fact that I was 4 weeks pregnant. I felt like my whole world came crashing in on me the moment I was told because I was scared and alone(B was at work). I remember crying and the nurses trying to comfort me. One nurse assumed that I was crying because I didn’t want my baby and gave me information on having an abortion, which made me cry even harder because it’s not something I believe in or something that I could ever do. I called Brandon right away and gave him the news over the phone. He was just as shocked as I was and reassured me that we would figure things out. Like me, his biggest worry was how in the world would we be okay financially.

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Once we got over the initial shock, we decided to wait to share our news. We had a lot of reasons why we wanted to wait but our biggest was the fear that I would miscarry. We were fearful of what could happen since I got pregnant on the IUD.

We told the boys in the middle of January.They were both so excited and of course shocked! After we let the news sit with them for a few days we announced it to everyone else over facebook. 🙂

My pregnancy was VERY hard on me. I had a lot of complications and was considered to be high risk. I found out around 20 weeks that I had two vessel umbilical cord and around 30 weeks that I had gestational diabetes. Both took a huge toll on me and my body. I have a huge fear of needles and the constant pricking/insulin caused a lot of anxiety.

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I was induced at 38 weeks because of complications but we were blessed with a healthy little girl! Aubrey Marie was born June 29 at 10:51, weighing 5lbs and 9oz, and 18 inches long.

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We are extremely blessed and our family is now complete.

XOXO~Sarah

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Goals for November

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I can’t believe that it’s already November! It’s crazy how fast time goes by us. Some days I wish that life had a slow motion button. Especially on days that we are having family time because it always goes by way to fast. I love November because it is a big month for being grateful and family. Read more ›

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My Top 10 Dollar Tree Deals

1. Holiday Decor- They have so many good finds, that only cost a dollar. 

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2. Place mats- I love changing my table throughout the year! You can find some good seasonal and decorative ones that are always changing.   

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2014 Trick or Treat Times for Indianapolis and surrounding areas

  • Advance: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Albany: 6-8 p.m.
  • Avon: 6-9 p.m.
  • Bainbridge: 6-8 p.m. Note: Volunteer Fire department hosting trick or treat food drive 5:30-8:30 p.m. asking for non-perishable items
  • Bargersville: 6-9 p.m.

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Necropolis Haunted House in Indianapolis

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http://www.darkarmies.com/

We took our boys to Necropolis Haunted House in Indianapolis and we loved it! Our youngest who is 9 years old REALLY wanted to go through but ended up changing his mind right before we entered! He has convinced us for weeks that he was old enough and ready to handle it this year. Read more ›

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A well stocked pantry

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I did the dreaded pantry clean out today. As I was going through, I decided to make a list of my must have items for my perfect pantry. There are so many items that I like to have on stock for a quick meal or something to bake. Here is what I came up with:

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Indianapolis Haunted Houses

1. Necropolis- 2525 N Shadeland, Indianapolis, In, 46219

All three attractions- A:$28 C:$20, Single Attractions- A:$20 C:$12 (Child=12 and younger)

http://www.darkarmies.com/necropolis-haunted-house/

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