Monday, March 30, 2009

The end of March

Alexis' wound is officially closed! She has a lovely large divet where the incision was made, but it's not open, no drainage...hurray!

I finished my FIRST square for the new sock blankie project, am still learning slowly so things aren't going as quickly as I would like but at least I'm getting there!

The kids went to see Monsters vs. Aliens with Papa and Catie on Friday while Mona and I were at Threadbear, and I went to see it Saturday with a friend. It was pretty good, but doesn't top Nemo, Madagascar or Cars, etc. I'm sure I'll end up buying it and watching it a thousand times with the kids, just like the others.

Alexis is happily back in school full time, but we're still making up work for the 5 weeks she missed. Poor Daniel is taking a turn being sick, he's had a cough for a few days that seems to be winding up now.

I have a few job possibilities on my plate and am praying the right offer presents itself, God has a plan!

Karens week passed us by with a few good conversations, laughs and lots of remembering. Losing a loved one is not something you ever get over, it's something you find a place for in your heart and keep on going.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Warm Your Heart With Pie!

Hello Friends and Family!

Alexis is raising money for her school camp trip that will be coming up the end of April. We still need to raise quite a bit of money. Each pie is $13.00, with $4.00 of every pie going into Alexis' account. You will receive a card that is good for any one fruit pie at the Okemos location. The regular price for a fruit pie is $25.00!

If you wish to order from me online, send me back an email with how many. Payment is due at time of order and can be made by credit card directly into my secure Pay Pal account.
Here is a sampling of pies available
Old Mission CherryGrand Traverse Cherry Crumb
Long Lake Berry Cherry (Raspberries and Cherries)
Front Street Apple
East Bay Natural Apple *No Sugar Added*
Peninsula Apple Crumb
Apple Crumb with Caramel
Apple Dumpling with Caramel
Suttons Bay Blueberry
West Bay Blueberry Crumb
Riverside Blackberry
Tall Ship Blackberry Peach Cobbler
Farmers Market Peach
Glen Haven Peach Crumb
Fire House Strawberry Rhubarb (Crumb or Pastry)
Holiday Hill Rhubarb
Good Harbor Raspberry
Leelanau Raspberry Apple Crumb
Lakeshore Berry (Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Apples)
Lakeshore Berry Crumb
Mountian Berry Crumb (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries and Blackberries) and a mixed Oatmeal and Crumb top
***(Splenda Pies area also now available)***

Thanks to you all!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March madness

A few random pictures of fun :)

Daniel's YoGabbaGabba jacket that he LOVESSS

coffee anyone?

working off all the caffeine

my two best girls, all dressed up!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm so excited, Alexis' wound was so small today I couldn't put any packing in it!! I just covered it with the bandage and sent her on her way. Finally feels like things are getting back to normal.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

whoops, a month already?

well, I HAVE been a little busy!
After Alexis' appendectomy she ended up with a bunch of (what we thought was) fluid accumulating underneath her incision. It was painful and she was just feeling lousy. Her surgeon set her up for an I & D (incision and drainage) at Ingham which is normaly an office procedure but not for kids. It was a good thing we were at the hospital since it turned out to have a massive infection, not just fluid. It left a large hole in her abdomen:( After another 4 days in the hospital, a picc line was put in and we were sent home on IV antibiotics.

Alexis blessedly got her picc line out on the 13th and her incision is healing so nicely. She still has an open wound but new skin is forming and it's much more shallow now.

It was almost 70 degrees yesterday and this is what I saw when I got on 1-27, cones grrr