Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Med School Media

Here is a short video clip about Ben's medical school. There was a great article in People last week following one of Ben's classmates. I thought it did a great job of highlighting the healthcare needs in the area.

According to this video the school has been approached about a reality show? What?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Feast Your Eyes

...on my cousins Jessi and Justin.


I mean seriously, if your heart isn't melting it's made of stone.

Please click here and vote for them! They are close to the final twelve to be included in the Children's Eye Foundation calendar. They are on the right side, it is the picture labeled "Big Sister Love". While you're there take the time to learn about the importance of early detection of eye problems in children. Strabismus affects many members of my family so this is an important issue to us. You better believe we will be begin Adam's screenings early on, it makes a huge difference in treatment!

You can read more about Jessi (J2), Justin (J4), and their brothers (J1 & J3) at My Crazy J's. You can also check out my their mama's (aka my cousin Heather) photography!

Tomorrow I'm hoping to finally post about my first baby shower, as well as announce some exciting news about the arrival (currently in progress) of the first of the five boys of fall!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


It's here. The time of year the Goins household looks forward to with breathless anticipation. College Football!

If you're not a Dawg fan this next video definitely won't mean much to you, but this is the point before each game when I get chills up and down my arms and tears fill my eyes.

Less than one hour...excuse me while I go put on my red & black and play my Redcoats CD.

Glory, Glory to Ole Georgia!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Remembering the Reason

I've had a hormonal week of crying (uncontrollable sobbing is more like it), insecurities, etc etc etc. There's been no trigger for this behavior, in fact, if things were ever going as well as they possibly could as far as our lives and getting ready for the baby it's now. I have no idea what's going on, except to blame it on hormones. All I can say is I have a love/hate relationship with pregnancy. Most days I love it, the bump, the movement, bliss! And the fact that my body can grow and change to nurture this baby is nothing but miraculous. When you think about it, considering I'm growing a human life it's amazing how little the body changes and how for the most part I'm able to continue on with life as usual. But sometimes when I feel like it's slowing me down from all the things I want to do, I just want my old self back, and wonder if I'll ever really feel like me again.

Then my friend Amanda posted this.

All better. Completely. All better.

Hurry up December.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Baby Deals

You might as well know I've become obsessed with coupons and deals. I now refuse to buy something unless I have a coupon, there's just no reason to. Before I make an online purchase I do an internet search for discount codes. I can't believe all of those were just lying out there waiting for me to use and I never did. I was giving money away!! When I come across good ones, I will share them with you. So, for those of you who cloth diaper Living Well on Less posted some deals here.

And if anyone knows where I can get a Babies R Us code, either a general discount or for a coupon/crib, please share :).