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The adoption story continues...

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on June 16, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (6291)

18 years ago today Todd and I were in the air flying home with our beautiful baby girl that we were blessed to adopt from Julie. And here we are 18 years later celebrating her HS graduation with her birth mother by our side. Last fall we gave our daughter a very special diary. One that her birth mother had written to her while she was carrying her. As a result of reading the diary they were able to connect via Facebook and then Bethany invited her to come to her graduation today. So two ...

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LG Lucid 2 Review

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on June 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (121)

Well, my HTC Thunderbolt had been an awesome phone but I had dropped it one too many times (for some reasons phones don't like that!) so it started freezing up and having issues.  I was still recovering from a recent surgery so did my upgrade online and saw that the LG Lucid 2 was the free one w/Verizon this month so decided to give it a try since I've good results with LG phones in the past. 

These are my personal observations:


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Robotic Left Adrenalectomy

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on June 1, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (27055)

                Surgery for the removal of the adrenal myelolipoma and left adrenal gland was set forTuesday, May 7th, 2013, at noon. This type of surgery is an adrenalectomy and I was fortunate that it could be done laproscopically and also that my surgeon was one who uses robotics to perform it. Now here are some health issues I had going on at time of surgery:

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Discovery of my Adrenal Myelolipoma

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on June 1, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (202)

     Today my blog is really just for my personal records but you just never know---maybe it will help someone else down the road that is dealing w/an adrenal tumor. During the year of 2012 I dealt with at least 7 UTI’s and  finally got to the point that I requested my physician to refer me to a specialist to get to the cause of these infections.  So in January of 2013 I was sent to see a urologist.  He examined me and decided to do...

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New beginnings

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on August 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (106)

     For the last 1 1/2 years I have experienced change in just about every area of my life.  When the first changes came along I was mostly shell-shocked then as more came I just became numb.  Eventually through some sweet ladies' Bible studies and through conversations with some dear friends the healing began.  Spiritually I am doing better than I have in years. 

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From a Bike to a Car...

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on July 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (99)

“Please, Lord, keep her safe.  Keep her from killing herself.”  If I remember correctly, that is the prayer I uttered nine years ago when my baby girl was learning to ride a bike.  Any parent who has taught their first child to ride a bike understands that feeling of being scared to death when you take your hands off your child’s bike for the first time.  It is a breath-holding moment where you imagine ...

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Turning pages...

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on March 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (184)


You probably thought that this is going to be a blog on writing. Well,sorry to disappoint you, but this blog is about turning pages in my life.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. ~Matt 6:34

I rece...

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Husband of the Year Award

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on February 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (222)

     For Valentine’sDay this year I am giving my husband the “Husband of the Year” award.  God blessed me over 20 yrs ago when He sent Todd into my life at the college library.  Little did I know that the good-looking guy I noticed in those college hallways would one day be not only my husband but my best friend.  My family has been through some very difficult times this last year, and many men wou...

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Dad in glory today

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on October 6, 2010 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (29)

I know I just recently did a blog about Dad but couldn't let today pass without posting some memories of him.  (He went to see his Savior today, Oct. 6th, 2010, at 1:40 p.m.)

For those who know him well, you know he loved people and loved sharing the gospel with them.  I can't even count the times that he sat on the bench...

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Can a CHILD really clean their own room w/out help?

Posted by Lizzy Armentrout on July 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (106)

Do you struggle and battle with your child getting them to clean their room and when they say it's clean you discover they only did one or two things? Unfortunately many parents just scream, "GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM!" and get even angrier when the child doesn't do it.  The child HAS to be taught HOW to clean their room before you can tell them to do it.  Here are a couple of suggestions that I've used over the years & have suggested many, m...

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