Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I am Ready...

I am ready for October to begin! I am ready for fall weather, birthday after birthday after birthday, Halloween...then the beginning of the holiday season! Some people dread this time of year...I on the other hand...LOVE IT!!!!

So goodbye September. Goodbye hot weather, goodbye blackout, goodbye to all the bad things that happened this month. You will not be missed :)

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~ Carol Bishop Hipps

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tubes part II...

Chris finally got his tubes on Wednesday :) The whole experience was actually not bad at all. We were taken back to his room right away...nurses came and entertained him while they asked questions about his health and explained the entire procedure from start to finish. They were so ahead of schedule, that he was actually taken back at 9:40, instead of his 10 o'clock start time. By 10:05 he was in recovery and by 10:20 we were on our way home!

The pain medicine, mixed with the anesthetic knocked him out on the way home.

After 2 long naps, he was back to his normal self! As an extra bonus even, Uncle Brian, Aunt Brittany and Ella stopped over with a little gift, that Chris enjoyed playing with the rest of the night :)

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wind Storm

What a crazy week last week was! By now, hopefully everyone has their power back on...and has never been so thankful for it! It was not a good feeling to look outside Sunday and see a tree cut the power lines, burst into and out of flames, then go through the van :(

More upsetting though, was to see a tree fall on my brand new fence!

However, luckily we have a wonderful family and we were able to stay with relatives until power was restored. By this time next week I should have the van back...and eventually the fence will get fixed. Also...we got to spend some time with family...and as a bonus...a little time with Alice!

On top of everything, I have probably processed about 1,000,000,000 emergency food stamp replacement applications...so much so that I think I am processing them in my sleep even!
At the end of the week though, when we were back and home and settled in, I was sure to say extra prayers for the people who lost their homes, or even worse, a friend or family member...and to thank God for blessing us with all we have!

"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Cut...

Chris is becoming such a big boy lately! We took him last weekend to get his hair cut again...and he actually sat in the chair all by himself! When they asked if we wanted to try, I said sure, but I was pretty sure that he would only sit still a few minutes. Turns out...he did WAY better then I thought he would. He sat still most of the time. He got a little squirmy towards the end...but the girl cutting his hair gave him a comb for each hand and that seemed to help.

Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Long Weekend...

Since this weekend was a long weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with some much needed time with family :)

Chris spent time swinging with his Great-Grandpa

Hanging out with his cousin Ella (they were both having a great time...just stopped smiling when we took the pictures...lol)

He got to meet his Great-Great-Grandma Pearl, who talked about how much he looked like his Grandpa Danny when he was a baby

His Great-Aunt Sil played ball with him

And he ended the weekend enjoying some of his new toys with his cousin Mackenzie and playing peek-a-boo!

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Celebrate Good Times...

On Sunday we took Chris to his 1st official birthday party :) Not that he hasn't been to a birthday party before...but this is the 1st party that we would not have otherwise been invited too, had we not had Chris. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and bad Mapquest directions, we were not able to stay that long :( Christopher seemed to have a good time playing with Brooklynn (our sitter's daughter) and even got to see her open a gift, so he will know what to do in a few weeks when it is his turn!

"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." ~ Unknown