Friday, July 19, 2013

All About K Man

Look at that little guy! He is getting so big! :( Makes his momma sad...

Love jumping on the trampoline with GG (Great-grandma)

Cool dude!

Already driving, and so serious about it too


Goofy kid, I couldn't get him to take those off! He wore them for an hour!

4th of July parade!

Stole Pops chair


Look what the rain has done to Alpine! It's incredible!

It hasn't been this green in a looonnngggggg time!! Yay!!
Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Some Changes

This past week has been trying for me, both physically and mentally. I have been having anxiety attacks, or small panic attacks really. I will get hot all over and my limbs will feel tingly, my chest starts to hurt and my throat seems to get tighter. I can't explain it and I don't know why it has to happen!

I got so freaked out Sunday at church I had to hide out in the bathroom for most the service, that's not embarrassing or anything. It will last for about an hour and then I'm extremely exhausted afterward. Monday morning I got up early and went to the doctor's office to see if they could shed some light on what was going on. My blood pressure was normal, and she drew some blood to check my liver/kidney function and my thyroid just to make sure. She did prescribe some low dose anxiety medicine that I take as needed, as I insisted I didn't want to take something everyday. There is no need to get hooked on something like that.

Well she called me today and said my blood tests came back normal and that I am perfectly healthy. That didn't help me much because now I"m wondering to myself, "Is it all in my head? Am I going crazy?" I sure felt like I was, and even today at one point I felt the urge to just break down! I don't know why and I can't explain it!

So here is my diagnose, if I can do that.... I have a wisdom tooth that is bothering me that really needs to come out but I haven't had to time to get it done, (and no, that is not just an excuse.) It may or may not be putting pressure on certain nerves in my jaw making my neck and jaw ache. (I have a bad habit of wondering what's wrong with me every time I have a twinge or little pain.)  That's one possibility and I know the only way to fix it is to have the silly tooth removed (My worse nightmare)

Another possibility is that my.. (Please, I'm being very open here, if you don't want to read it then don't) My birth control pills are messing me up. I've been on them for a little over a year now and thinking back I have felt some of the side effects of it but I never put two and two together until earlier today.

So my solutions for my anxiety attacks? Here it goes; I don't really know if I want to change birth control pills, and the other options of contraceptives I don't necessarily agree with. I have been considering natural means of birth control, mainly because it would be healthier for me. And besides, if practicing natural b/c fails, its not that big of a deal ;)

 I don't think I'm very healthy, (I'm going to tattle on myself) I try and only have one soda a day and I don't drink enough water. I"m going to start having three sodas a week, then eventually down to one a week. (I don't believe in quitting cold turkey because I've tried that and it makes the craving worse, and I like to reward myself sometimes) I do exercise but apparently two days of crossfit a week isn't enough, so I guess I'll start up walking/running again. That always seemed to make me feel better. I have also started doing some at home yoga exercises until I can find a yoga class to go too. I've also considered acupuncture, since that always helped me when I was younger.

So there it is, the changes I've made in the last couple of days. This has been hard on me guys, more than it probably should have but that's just how I'm wired I guess. Thanks to lots of support and the Good Lord by my side, I've been able to overcome it most of the way.

Ya'll have a good night, and sorry for the TMI!

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Little History

So I know I haven't blogged in quite a while, and I apologize for that but hey, what can one say?

I've been working on a little project for grandfather and I thought I would share some of it with ya'll. It's pretty cool really! So here goes...

Direct Line of descendancy as copied from a file of Mary Jane Wood Easley:

General Solomon Wood,
  •  a soldier of the Revolution and a Captain under George Washington.
  • Born in Virginia, April 16th 1750:
  • Died in Georgia August 17, 1815.
  • Married Elizabeth Eason in 1780
Gen. Solomon Wood was the father of:

(In order)

Eason Wood - November 2, 1778
Nancy Wood - April, 1781
William Wood - August 7th, 1782
Mary Wood (Called Polly) - November 27th, 1785
Elizabeth Wood - January 16th, 1788
Green Wood - January 31st, 1792
Mark Red Wood - December 1st, 1794
White Wood - December 15th, 1796

Green Wood:
  • married Nancy Hall in 181, who died in 1813
  • married Evelina Alexander Barnes in 1822
Green Wood was the father of twelve children, the first born, Solomon Wood, died at 13. The next 5 children died in infancy.
Ella Wood
Elizabeth Green Wood
Willis B. Wood
Green Mark Wood
Campbell Wood - the author

Green Mark Wood:
  • Born 1813.
  • Died 1897 in Navasota Texas.
  • Married Mary Jane LeGrande in 1846
Green Mark Wood is the father of:
R. B. Wood
S. W. Wood (Solomon William)
R. C. Wood
Fannie Wood
Milton Le Grande Wood
George Scovell Wood
Clark Campbell Wood
Green Alexander Wood
Willie Le Grande Wood
two unnamed boys

Solomon William Wood:
  • Born January 26, 1849
  • Died October 5th, 1922
  • Married Martha C. Reed on June 18th, 1873
S. W. Wood was the father of:
Mary Jane Wood
(I think she was an only child)

Mary Jane Wood (Easley)
  • Born July 6th, 1874
  • Died October 24th, 1960
  • Married Charles Brigance Easley on December 29th, 1898
She was the mother of:
Robbie Mae Easley - October 6th, 1899
Edward Charles Easley - August 30th, 1901
Mattie Easley - January 15th, 1905
James Easley - January 13th, 1908
Anne Margradel Easley - April 17th, 1910
Mary Louise Easley - January 7th, 1913
Robert Chester Easley - March 28th, 1915

Mary Louise Easley:
  • Married Jack Stovell on May 28th, 1939.
  • Jack died of a heart attack in 1965
  • She passed in 2011
  • (She was my great grandmother)
Her children included:
John Robert (Bob) Stovell - March 4th, 1941
Carol Nan Stovell - October 16th, 1944
William Charles (Bill) Stovell - April 7th, 1946

Bob Stovell:
  • Married Kay Evans in Alpine on June 26th, 1959
  • They have 3 children:
    • John Robert II (John) - May 2nd, 1960
    • Joe Donald (Joe) - September 23rd, 1962
    • Stephanie Jan - July 31st, 1969
Joe Stovell:
  • Married Julie Ann Unrein on June 23rd, 1990
  • They have 2 children:
    • Jaelyn Rose  - December 7th, 1992
    • Joe Don II - September 5th, 1995
So what did ya'll think of that? It's kinda cool to think that my great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather worked for George Washington! Technically the lineage is supposed to continue with my brother, but I might have to add my married name to the list :)

Ya'll have a great night and blessed weekend!!