Friday, December 30, 2011

School Christmas Party

Emma had her party at school and this is her best friend in the world Gracie Belle. She talks about her all the time and describes her hair as "round round hair" because it is so curly. They were so sweet together.

 Emma decided to be a Policeman or a member of the Village People, I'm not sure which.

 The children made the sweetest shirts with reindeer antlers. My girl's was the most unique and that makes me proud.
 And for entertainment, the kids got a container of Flarp, noise putty. Needless to say, my girl and her brothers loved it. What is it about bodily function noises that just makes you giggle?

Guess What Emma Got For Christmas?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Catching Up

Well of course we have been crazy busy and finding time to blog has been hard.

The kids are good. Ashton is busy with basketball and scored 13 points in his JV game last night. He is still not getting to play much Varsity but hopefully in time.

Brady has his final Christmas concert tonight for his Senior year. I can't believe it. He retook his ACT this weekend and is shooting for even higher scores. YES PLEASE.

Emma. Well, she is busy changing clothes multiple times each day and pretending that she is Mickey Mouse by pulling her shorts up to her chest and wearing gloves while singing the Hot Dog song.....repeatedly. Oh this girl of mine.

 I may not be able to find the perfect pair of boots, but Zappos boxes makes great playhouses.

I have also been busy with a medical issue. After thinking that all of my problems were related to a faulty gallbladder (and I am still not convinced), I had an ultrasound about a month ago. To my surprise my gallbladder apparently is fine, but they found a pelvic mass that was a complete shock. Over the last 2 weeks I have had a CAT scan and an MRI and they believe that baseball sized mass is benign and is only a fibroid tumor. I am having surgery on Friday to remove it and hopefully be good as new. As a nurse you forget sometimes just what a pain it can be to have numerous medical tests, etc. I guess it's good for me to be on the other side of the stretcher.

So, that about wraps it up. I am hoping for a speedy recovery and the ability to get my Christmas shopping and wrapping all "wrapped:" up.

This may be the year that no Christmas cards are sent. I can't seem to get all 3 of the kids together at the same time and my schedule is getting tight. I hate it!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Out of the Mouths of His Children

Get a box of tissues and watch this little girl give her testimony. What are you doing to help orphans? and click on Xiaoyun speaks.