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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthdays and a Hospital Visit

As you can see from the post title, we've been busy.Life has moved at an accelerated pace the past couple of weeks, especially.

                          First things first,
                             Who Went to The Hospital?

               Daddy was in the hospital on the 23rd. The day before, he had had chest pains while at work. Because his blood pressure was soaring, the guys at work drove him to the hospital to be checked out. Momma was already out at the dentist, so she quickly drove over there to be with him. At first, they thought he had a heart attack, but not all of the symptoms he told them fit that. So that we wouldn't have to be alone so long, our grandparents came and stayed with us. The next day, Daddy got a heart cath done, and then they let him come home. He brought with him a relieved wife, a fruit basket from co-workers, and a sore back (from lying on a hospital bed so long). We're SO glad he's better now, and thankful that it wasn't a heart attack. Friends and family that offered support and encouragement were such a blessing as well. Thanks!

                                                             The Birthdays          

       I turned sixteen on the 23rd. That's right. While Daddy was in the hospital. :(  It was still a pretty good day though, and I got a lot of sweet happy birthdays.  

     My grandparents bought me a cheesecake (one of my favorites!) on my real birthday, and, since we celebrated it on a different day, too, I got a Pea-Picking cake as well!

My pretty candles :)



Anna turned twelve on the 28th. It's hard to believe she's that old!
Opening a present

The cake


       She's loving, mischievous, and one of the most stubborn people I've ever met. I love you (Annie Bananie. Hehe)!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We're back!

 We arrived at home on Friday afternoon, and boy, were we ready to be back!

    Most of our trip was spent in the hotel room since the boys had to be at therapy two times a day, but we did get to go to a few fun places. One of the places we went was the Bluebell Ice cream factory! I would have taken pictures, but cameras weren't allowed. :(  Daddy accidentally brought back one of the tokens though, so here's a picture of it.

This token gets you ice cream after the tour.
 We went on a little tour of the place, and got to eat ice cream afterward. I got chocolate-chip cookie dough (Yum!). Anna, Esther, and Jacob got the crazy colors kind, which turned their tongues blue. Anna's lips and teeth also turned blue, and she had to go for her eye therapy checkup with them like that. We thought it was funny, but she wasn't so amused.  
    Momma and Daddy packed new games for us to use when we were in the hotel room, so we played a lot of Parcheesi and Apples to Apples. :)

    One day, Samuel and Momma caught a snail. Me, Anna and Esther decided to name her Nelly (We're just assuming it's a girl). Right now, Nelly is sleeping in a Rubbermaid container on top of a stack of hymnals. And if you think snails are cute, like I do, here is a video of her!

                                                    And another one!


    On the third was Momma and Grandad's birthdays, so we went out to eat with them at supper. Grandad and Grandma Dean brought a delicious chocolate birthday cake for dessert, and we had a good time (If you're reading this, Thanks!).
       All in all, it was a good trip, but, like I said, it's good to be home.

Until next time,

P.S. I really did try to post, but I couldn't get Internet connection when I tried.