Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Take 2...100 days of school

Sam's project for his class "100 days of school" celebration...


Shells from the souvenir shop at the beach...



100 seashells by the seashore...









{almost} Wordless Wednesday...The Snow from a few weeks ago

A cold Grace...


Fiesty Sam...{I LOVE this shot!}


Just enough snow to make a few snowballs...


Our treeline...


A miniature snowman...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Makin' Room

We knew that Pete's dad would be coming back to live with us for awhile after his surgery. We found out a few days ago that he will be here on Thursday. So we spent part of this weekend doing some rearranging. We worked on getting Sam moved into the guest room upstairs. Pete's dad is almost 4 weeks into recovery from having his foot amputated. He has come a long way, but he still has a long way to go. He'll be staying in Sam's room until he can either manage at home by himself or can manage the stairs. However it works out.

So Sam is sleeping in his "new" room for the first time tonight.
He seemed pretty excited about it. I hope it isn't a tough adjustment for him. Or his Momma.

Tomorrow, Pete is having a cyst removed from his ankle. Our prayer is that his recovery is quick. He has a busy spring ahead...coaching indoor soccer and t-ball, miles of walking at Disney. And I'm sure that he'll be playing some golf too.

I hope that we are starting to settle back into a routine and that I can have time again for some of my hobbies...cooking, scrapbooking and blogging. I think I will need those things and that time spent for my sanity.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Coming to Terms

This time last year, we were debating the decision of whether to have another baby. It was something that we went back and forth about. One day, it was yes. And the next day, no. Despite the fact that my body doesn't know the meaning of "textbook pregnancy", I LOVED being pregnant both times. From the Lovenox shots 2 times a day for 26 weeks & unplanned c-section with Sam to the {work induced - I'm convinced} bedrest with Grace, pregnancy was still a great time for me, for us. We finally reached the decision that we probably were fine with the two wonderful blessings that we have been given. It was a hard decision and one that took me a long time to accept. I went through some depression and grief. Another chapter of life was over.

Fast forward to late last year...

Pete's dad went into the hospital for what we - and he - thought would be a quick stay for IV antibiotics to get rid of an infection in his foot. After a couple of days of meds & some testing, it was clear that the plan of action wasn't working. Long story short...he had his foot amputated on New Year's Eve. What a way to end the year. He continues to improve and should be home {staying} with us soon.

It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I had a better appreciation for our decision. After Pete had spent nearly every day over a 3 week period either at the local hospital or traveling to the VA hospital in Birmingham. After we'd muddled through the holidays with this extra "stuff" going on. After we were just c.o.m.p.l.e.t.e.l.y. worn out. I can't even imagine surviving the last 6 weeks being pregnant {apparently I don't do textbook so who knows what would be going on} and having a 5 year old and a 2 year old. Or worse, trying to survive with a newborn {c-section recovery, no sleep, night feedings, etc} and a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I know we could - and would - adapt, but it still wouldn't be easy.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Life, Interrupted

Life as we know it at our house has been redefined in the last few weeks. We have gone from chaos to extreme chaos. Seriously, it has been crazy. I am determined to get back to a slightly calmer life, but until then I'll leave you with this...







Hope you had a memorable Christmas! And may the New Year bring you health and good times with loved ones!