Friday, August 29, 2008
Smalls is a rescue dog that came to us with all of the things a little puppy needs in life. A crate, toys, food, and water and food bowls. What a deal.
Can any of you name the movie where we got the name "Smalls" from? Only the Rays would name their dog "Smalls". I hope he doesn't get picked on by all the neighborhood dogs.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Let's see...the first thing I want to share is that ENGLSIH IS COMING HOME!! Unless something else happens to the poor girl she should be home on Thursday. I think that if they mess her paperwork up one more time she just might hurt someone. From Rochester she will head out to Travis AFB in Northern California.
Second...Walt-wee sent this hat to Cole after he broke his arm. It is so funny. I came upstairs the other night and he was just sitting on the couch with this hat on. The kids love it. There is no grandparent-grandkids story behind such a hat. Walt saw someone with one on one day and just had to have one. They searched for and actually drove to the other end of the beach to get one. When Walt heard that Cole broke his arm he decided that Cole should have the hat. It has been a source of laughter here for the past couple of days.
Thirdly...Here is the newest member of our group, Micah. I wish I could say that he was named after Hunter, but that just isn't the case. In a round about way his older sister named him. This little guy is so cute, and has a head full of jet black hair. Below are his parents, Brandon and Heidi at the hospital. We went to see him his first day and he visited with us for about 30 minutes with his eyes open. Little babies are so perfect.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Last night we got together with them and headed over to the Greek Festival. Heidi was feeling so uncomfortable. There was a low pressure system working it's way through Rochester and another friend of ours, Jennifer, had mentioned that it may be the night that she goes into labor. Actually what Jennifer (the farm girl) said was that is when all the cows have their babies. Of course Heidi isn't a cow, but obviously it worked.
After the Greek festival we all headed over to Jennifer's house for dessert. All of us except Heidi. She was feeling so poorly that Brandon took her home so she could lie down. While we were visitng Brandon got a call from Heidi telling him to come home and take her to the hospital. From what I understand Mayo sent her home, but obviously they went back to the hospital and had their little boy. How exciting!
Congratulations!! We love you and I can't wait to meet Micah this afternoon.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
We got in the car and went to Olmsted Medical Center (where I work). On the way Cole told me that he was so glad that he had his helmet on. He hit is head and then it scrapped along the gound. There are some visible marks on the front area of the helmet. I am very thankful that he only broke his arm.
When the nurses were asking him questions they asked on a scale of 1 to 10 how bad does your arm hurt? He said, "10!!" Later after he received the Morphine he asked how bad it hurt and the arm pain had gone down but the pain from the Morphine shot was a 10. We were giving him a hard time that the shot pain was equal to the pain in his broke arm.
Here Cole is still at Olmsted waiting to be transfered to St. Mary's (Mayo) to see the Pediatric Orthopedic 4th Year Resident. Morphine is now Cole's best friend. This is just a splint on his arm
We went over to St. Mary's and started having a good time. Ronnie ran home during our transfer and brought Hunter along. Nurses were coming in asking us if we were having a party. We were being silly and goofey. I guess that is the wya we handle situations like this. Laugh a little and it takes your mind off of things.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The sad news is that English won't be coming home on Thursday. Someone lost part of her file, they have to reconstruct that part of the file, redo her orders and then she will be able to leave Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. They could get her file together this week or it could be a month and a half. Anyway, she has a certian day that she has to report to Travis AFB so depending on when they get her file together will determine if she gets to come home or not.
I am very sad at the thought that we may not get to see her soon. At the same time I am so stinking proud of her that it makes the sting of not seeing her a little easier to bare.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Two other things:
- Veronica got a job today. She will be working at the Caribou Coffee store up by the north Target. She is very excited.
- English comes home in 5 days. I haven't seen her since Christmas so I am very excited that she is coming here to visit us during her vacation.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well I take that back. We did go on an awsome missions trip to North Dakota. I tried to post some pictures, but was having some trouble with loading them. I will try again another day. Anyway, our trip to North Dakota was so much fun. I haven't ever been that far north before. We were about 15 miles south of the Canadian border. As we were driving up there we kept passing these beautiful golden fields. I can't even begin to explain how beautiful and gold these fields were. Once we arrived at our destination one of the first things I asked was what was growing in those fields. It was canola.
Of course while we were visiting the people of Dunseith, ND ( an Indian reservation called Turtle Mountain) I had to ask questions. After the first couple of days I started to think about my fathers family and how when they would describe the people of the reservation that it sounded like my family. It was neat to put two and two together (my grandfather was Indian.)
After returning from ND I started my new job. Let me just say that I LOVE IT!! I have no after work-work. No take home projects. I do my work through out the day. When 5:00 rolls around I just turn off my computer and walk out the door. None of that "wait and let me finish something." No, "Hey Ebby, can you just do this for me real quick?" Nothing like that. It is so glorious!! ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS!!
All of the people that i work with are really nice. I get paid well and have full benefits. Let me repeat that. I have full benefits. Now if I oculd just start getting paid. :) I started right in the middle of a pay period and will have a short check when I do get paid on the 12th. Oh well after that all will be good.
Here are a few bullets of past or future happenings:
- Hunter tried out for the Youth Group Worhsip Team. We don't know if he made it yet.
- Hunter's 13th birthday is Saturday. Two teens in the house. Ugh!
- English comes home on the 14th. YEA!!!!!!!!!
- Veronica has been hanging out with a lot of her old friends.
- Cole is bored.
- School starts at the beginning of the month.
- I like using bullets.
- Ronnie is busy at the church, but enjoying a little extra time off during the summer.
Well that is all. I will be taking some pictures coming up. Be ready for lots of pics of English. She doesn't make it on here very much since I can't take pictures of her very often.
Have a great week everyone!