Friday, November 21, 2008

And so it begins...

Tonight we began our holiday festivities by taking a trip to see Santa. As you can see by the picture, the girls have conquered their fear of the Jolly man in the red suit. However, Reese is not a fan. Hailey pointed out that Santa was thinner than he should have been and Samantha replied - he's on the Atkins diet like Pappy! Thankfully, this is just a pic I took with my phone on my camera. The real picture will be a good shot with Reese superimposed (sp) on Santa's lap. I will definitely post it as I'm sure it will be great!!!
After we left the hospital (where Santa was), we came home and ate dinner. Reese had been sleeping a lot today, so I knew he wasn't feeling well. When he woke up from his catnap, he was having some trouble breathing. After much deliberation and calling some of my Paramedic/RN buddies, I made the decision to take him to SRMC emergency room! They have an AWESOME Peds ER (and I'm not just saying that because I work there). Reese saw one of my favorite Drs and we were in and out in a little over an hour - if you've been to the ER lately, thats absolutely AMAZING!!! Reese has an Upper Resp infection (borderline RSV), a right ear infection (the left is not too far behind it) AND a Sinus infection! So, I guess its ok if he wasn't up to being held by a stranger in a red suit with bells that would NOT be quiet, and having his picture made. Thank goodness for technology; hopefully we'll get a good pic from piecing all the bad ones together!
So that's how I've started off my weekend. On a good note, Reese went almost 10 mths without ANY ear fear is that its only just begun (the girls have had 3 sets of tubes, Cory had major ear issues as a child - poor Reese doesn't stand a chance). Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Santa baby

Its 2 AM and when I should be taking full advantage of my night off by sleeping soundly in my bed, Reese is sick. Bless his heart. Nothing is more sad to me than sick babies. So I've caught up on on the blogs I read and have read all my emails. I know I have been slack with blogging lately, but I just don't have a whole lot to say... well, let me take that back - I have A LOT to say, but I'm just not ready to share yet. So I thought I would take this opportune time to update you on what's been going on with us over the last week:

Pappie bought Reese this Santa suit. He looks SO cute!! It came complete with little "boot looking" booties. This picture does not even do it justice. I hope to get better pics of him in it soon. I've convinced the girls to wear reindeer antlers and pull Reese in a wagon for our church's annual Preschool Christmas Parade - there WILL be pics of that, I assure you!!

*Reese has mastered crawling - FINALLY! Still no teeth, but hopefully by Christmas.

*Cory is not doing too well right now. Please pray for him. He's having some emotional issues that he's having to deal with. And its breaking my heart that I am not there to help. There's a lot to it, as always, but the bottom line is that only GOD can heal his heart.

*The girls are busy little beavers. Samantha had a stomach bug yesterday, Hailey has had Pink eye. BUT we've made it through an entire day with NO SICKNESS or INJURY - Praise the Lord. I think the aliens who abducted them a couple weeks ago are slowly returning pieces of thier brains, as they are acting more and more like my sweet girls everyday!

*Work is great! I know not too many people can honestly say they LOVE thier job, but I can. I love what I do, I love the people I work with. And even though I'm tired most of the time from lack of sleep, I still feel like I made one of the best decisions in my life going back to work!

So that's about it. Nothing too exciting. I hope you all are having a good week!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not all heroes wear capes... Ours wear Combat Boots

If you've been living under a rock, you may not know today is Veteran's Day. The girls had a ceremony this morning at their school that was so sweet (and that I cried through - the whole thing). I just wanted to take a moment to share with you guys some pics of our heroes, our friends and family in the military. Be sure to thank a Veteran today, if you haven't already!

Us with our own hero!

Samantha and Hailey at their Veterans Day festivities.

Samantha and Hailey again.

Chace, Cory, Doc, and Finley - just part of the crew.

Jeremy, David, Doc and Cory (and of course Reese) - we love you guys!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Playing Catch-up

Here are just a few pics of what we've been up to. They are in no particular order. I've been really slack with blogging and taking pics, and for that, I apologize. Hopefully now that things are calming down, I can step it up a little! I do have pics of Reese at Halloween (he was a duck), but they are in my phone. I'll upload them ASAP! Hope you are having a great week!

Samantha as a GoGo dancer. She had a purple wig, but got tired of it!

Hailey as Cleopatra. She had a black wig, but also got tired of it.

I've discovered what to do with them when they are crazy... :)

Reese has acquired some cute Winter apparel, thanks to Grammie!! He looks so cute in them!

Cory sent me flowers from Afghanistan. Aren't they beautiful? Daisies are my favorite!! I love you honey!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Yes we can

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot vote tomm. However, someone sent me this video today and I thought it was profound. Do I believe the man in this video is the one who should lead us? Do I believe either one is the man for the job? That is not the point of this post. I am not getting into a political post, as I hope by now you have made your decision and feel confident in who you will choose. This video struck me not because of who is talking, but what is being said. No one man can change our nation or the world. Putting all our faith in one man is futile... but yes WE can. And more importantly and a thought I feel has been lost in the chaos is yes GOD can. So my prayer tonight is not for one or the other to win, it is that GOD will work through whomever is elected. And also that we, as a country, can realize that its not who lives in the White House that matters, but that we are the UNITED States of America and together, WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!!!
*Turn off my song on the right hand side and watch the video.*
Yes We Can Obama Song by Will.I.Am