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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm still here!

Once again I have been away long enough that I have had some sweet bloggy friends email me to make sure everything was alright. Sorry everyone!

Let me start off with saying that my immediate family is fine. However, we've been dealing with some other tragedies as of late and it's kept me away form the computer.

First of all, my husbands nana (from his mother's side) had to undergo open heart surgery. We made a rushed trip down to Florida to see her before she went in. We originally thought it was going to have to be a triple or quadruple bypass but she ended up just needing a double. Although she is still weak and recovering, I am happy to report that she is doing well.

Next, my husband's other nana (from his father's side) passed away last week and she lives all the way in Oklahoma. That just so happens to be an 18 hour drive ONE WAY! It makes me sick to say that I wasn't able to go with Joseph because of the kids and Ansley's school schedule, but I've been down lately because of nana's passing. Is it weird that I am also slightly jealous that she is in heaven with Wyatt right now? There are so many people that I love that have gone to heaven already. It makes me long that much more for the day that I will join them. What a wonderful reunion day that will be...

Also, my 20 year old brother Philip was in a motorcycle accident on Friday involving a tree and no helmet. He's in a coma right now and they are not sure how much brain damage he may have suffered. We're hanging in limbo right now and saying tons of prayers for his recovery. Your prayers would be appreciated.

On top of all that, we're dealing with Ansley starting school and a bunch of possible changes in our family.

On a lighter note, not everything has been bad here lately.

Ansley is loving school. Here's some pictures of her first day...

And look who comes to school to keep Ansley company during the day...

As far as possible changes, Joseph is getting things squared away to go full time Active duty military instead of reserves. He's seriously considering an inner service transfer from the Marine Corps. to the Navy which means there is no telling where in the world our family will be 6 months from now.

I've just been a bit overwhelmed lately which is why I've stayed away. I didn't want to sound like I was whining. I've been trying out the tactic "If I don't think about it I don't have to deal with it", and it's not working. So, I'm back! Plus, I can't have you guys worrying about me!

The kids are doing good. Like I said before, Ansley is LOVING school. And Eli is LOVING that Ansley is gone during the day. And you wouldn't believe how big Seth has gotten. At his 2 month check up he was 9 pounds 9 ounces and 22.75 inches long. Oh, and guess what!?! Seth is smiling and cooing now! I can't seem to get a picture of his full smile. These are the closest I've gotten to him smiling.

I've gotten plenty of him making weird faces...


But none of that brilliant smile I love so much. I'll keep trying.

I'll do a more in depth update full with pictures soon, but for now here are some pictures of the kids.

And introducing the newest member of our family... Meet Winston! Our cute little dapple dachshund!


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12 comments:

Cori Lynn said...

That is so funny because I JUST went to your blog about 25 minutes ago thinking I had to have missed an update or something because it felt like forever since you posted. I am so glad that things are good and so sorry for your losses and hurts! Praying for your brother and nana for fast recoveries for both! Seth is just precious! Thanks for updating :)

lindsey said...

Sending you lots of love and prayers<3 all of the pictures are ADORABLE but the one of Winston and Seth is to die for! My doxie as little like that back in the day.

Stephanie said...

Glad to see you back. Wow you have had so much going on. If your hubby goes active duty Navy maybe you can come to Tinker and be near me. lol. jk Because we're trying to get out here, so that would be just what would happen. I'm sorry for all the outside the immediate family things that have been going on, but glad to know that you all personally are all doing ok. Seth is such a cutie.

Traci Michele said...

So cute! You have such a beautiful family!

Sarah, Nathen, Aiden, and Evan said...

I was just thinking about you and your family earlier today and wondering where you'd been in blogging world. I'm so sorry for the losses, and tragedies your family is going through right now you'll be in my prayers.

Sarita Boyette said...

These pictures are darling and I especially love the way Wyatt's elephant is displayed and that he goes to school with Ansley! The doggie is precious. The pic of him and Seth is too cute!
I am so sorry about your brother's accident - prayers will be sent up for him and your hubby's nana. I'm also sorry for both his nanas' illnesses and the passing of one of them. You have had a lot on your plate lately. Wherever your husband's job leads you, I know a cheery person like you will bloom where you are planted! xoxoxo
Oh, I emailed you about the pictures. I was thrilled!!!!!

Kristin said...

Sending our prayers your way...what a trying time! I know that God is with you through all of this...but sometimes it still gets to feeling a little out of control!! Sending our love from SD!
Kristin

Lisette said...

I am so sorry you have had so much going on. I will be praying for your family.

I love the pictures--your family is beautiful.

((HUGS))

The Blue Sparrow said...

Oh my, Im so sorry that all of that's been going on! I will most definatley keep you in my prayers! Love all the new pics of the family! (((HUGS)))

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

Holly said...

I'm glad your one nana is doing well after her surgery. That is good! I'm sorry your other nana passed away. I know I was jealous when Anthony's grandpa passed away because he got to be with Carleigh before me. Not that I'm ready to go but still.

I'm praying so hard for your brother and that he'll be ok. I pray that God puts His healing touch on him.

So much going on with your family too! I'm glad Ansley likes school. That's funny Eli likes that she's gone. lol And Seth is getting so big!!!!

With Out My Punkin said...

((hugs)) Lots of prayers for your family!