Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Snapshots

Things have been crazy around here and there is not much time for blogging.  I think about it alot.  Does that count?  Lol   

It is starting to settle down a little bit now that Madalyn is feeling better.  Thank the Lord!  I am ready for some calmness around this place.  And some healthy kids!  

I took the girls outside for some pictures the other day. Sometimes it can get really frustrating because they do not cooperate.  At all.  Trying to get them all to look at the camera at the same time and smile big is pretty much impossible.  So this is what I ended up with.  Lol  

I love this one of Madalyn comforting Ruby.  So sweet!

What can I say?  We are blessed beyond belief!!  So who cares if they won't smile for the camera!  

LOVE LOVE LOVE all these beautiful blessings!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Finally A Post

Well I keep thinking I need to post something to update what we've been up to, but it never happens.  Somehow, time just seems to get away from me.  It might have something to do with the 5 little girls who are constantly at my feet....  


It could have something to do with the fact that ever since we arrived back in the states August 1st, there has been something major going on.  

Daniel's birthday party had to be put off several weeks after his actual birthday on July 27th.  (We were in China then and it was the night all "you know what" hit the fan).  Then we celebrated Justin's 5th birthday as well!! 
Bobbing for apples.

Justin after trying to get an apple.

Happy 5th Birthday to my baby boy!!

 Can you tell these two are related?

 Buddy Walk on Aug 25th in Colorado Springs.

 So cool that the storm troopers came to the buddy walk!

 High-fivin' the red storm trooper!!  Super cool!

 Madalyn dancing to the music at the buddy walk.  She loved it!

And right in the middle of all that, Madalyn and Anna were sick and had to go on oxygen and antibiotics again. 

We are trying really hard to adjust to the new little people in our lives and home.  It is definitely a new busy!  Lol

This is how I feel some days.  Pushing a wagon full of girls uphill...  Lol

The boys keep us super busy with football...

And the little girls started preschool which included filling out tons of applications, evaluations, and IEP meetings...

Obviously there has been a lot going on.  

We just got back from Children's Hospital in Denver at the Aerodigestive Clinic with Madalyn.  There's no question it gave us a lot of good information and things we didn't know.  But it was also intense and not for the faint of heart.  Madalyn endured so much during her 2 days of clinic, x-rays, and procedures.  The after effect of anesthesia was hard enough in itself, and she has really struggled the last 2 days.  Her bronchoscopy really aggravated her lungs and she has had a tough time recovering from all of that.    

 Waiting in the playroom before her procedures.

 Madalyn after she was out of recovery and settled down a little bit.  She was still not feeling very well.  At this point she still had the pH probe in her nose.  (Shortly after she pulled it out).  :(

Once we got home (7 hour drive), we thought we were on the homestretch but promptly ended up in the ER at midnight with complications from Madalyn's procedures.  She was having breathing difficulties and had definitely gotten a little worse from the day before.  So we spent the night in the hospital...

It's okay, I don't need sleep anymore.

The good news is she only had to spend one night in the hospital and she is doing much better today.  I'm sure it will take a few more days or so before she is back to herself.  Well that is about it for the long update.  (That's what happens when it is a month in between posts....)

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.