Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

As you probably know, Hurricane Gustav is hitting the Gulf right about now. My parents and most of my family are on the Gulf Coast(Orange, TX to be exact). Luckily everyone has made plans to be somewhere else when it hits. I would just like to say to all of the readers or anyone who happens to come across my blog to keep them and their homes in your prayers and thoughts. I know homes and the things in them are just "things". But they are my family's. It would be devastating for them to try and start over. My parents have been in the same house for over 30 yrs. I grew up in that house. I love my home. I love my family. I also have friends that are in Texas and more family/friends in Louisiana. I just hope and pray that everything will be ok for them when they return. It also bugs me that the weather channel is so worried about New Orleans, that is all fine and dandy, but what about the other people down there. They haven't said anything about the Texas coast or even closer to the border. I actually heard a weatherman say that "he HOPES it moves west so it doesn't hit New Orleans". I DON'T! (I wouldn't wish it on anyone.) I can understand how devastating it will be for New Orleans, but once again no one remembers anything about Hurricane Rita that hit my parents/family either. It is all about Katrina. Again, I understand it wasn't AS bad as Katrina, but there were still families left without homes, etc. And now here it goes again. So anyway, that is just my little vent session. To all of those in South East Texas I am thinking of you and praying for you! God bless Texas.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Inspiration for the name

Here is why I named our website what I did. I love when they get out of the pool or tub with hair like this. Makes me kind of jealous that mine won't do that anymore.

Don't you just want to pull one and say "boing"!?

Water in a bucket

Ok technically it isn't a bucket, but they had fun just the same. I didn't feel like taking all of them to the pool by myself so I just dumped their toys out and put water in the rubbermaid containers. I gave them water bottles to squirt each other and they just ended up sitting in the tub and pouring the water out. Fun times in our communal back yard. I can't wait to have my own back yard. Yes, I know it has its advantages and disadvantages, but it would be ours!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Before & After

Here are some pics of Hali and I waiting for her surgery.

She got to wear this really bright yellow set of scrubs for the surgery. They wouldn't let us keep them though. She did get to keep the socks.

Her having fun blowing bubbles while we wait.

Here is her wrist before the surgery. It doesn't look that big in the picture, but it was getting bigger.

She got to change into her surgery clothes in the Snow White room.

This was the time that they took us back to change her and wait for the doctor to get there for the surgery at 7:30 am.

This is my Tiny Miny getting to ride in a wagon to the front doors of the hospital a little while after her procedure. I don't think she knows what is going on. But she is holding on to Lucy the dinosaur that G'ma and G'Pa Massey (adopted grandparents in UT) gave her. She got to take Lucy back with her for the surgery.

The doctor had her wear this sling for 10 days. It lasted in the sling for about 2 days. Then she got tired of it and it was hurting her neck. We took the sling off but had to keep it in the cast the whole time. She got it off of Friday the 1st.

And here is the incision. It is bigger than I thought that it would be. She is doing well and we just have it wrapped up in an ace bandage now. We are scheduled to go back to the doctor on the 18th to look at it again. I drove 2 hours to get to his office for him to take a pair of scissors and cut her cast off and put a band-aid on it. I could have done that at home. That took about 5 minutes to see him. And then I had to face traffic again on the way back. That took about and hour and a half. I am really contemplating not going back on the 18th, but we will see.