What we’ve been up to…

I have my laptop back! I have never been more excited in my life…with the exception of my wedding day & birth of my children. And well, I just said that so I wouldn’t catch any flack for having such a love for my little gadget. I jest. Kind of.

We’ve had so much going on the last few weeks.

So let’s just get on with the update by family member…

Carys is absolutely loving school and cannot wait to go each day. It took us some time to get there, but I have to say I am thrilled she is finally enjoying it.
We are reading so much that I think my voice is going to disappear any day now.
Being in school also has its disadvantages, like germs. Carys just went back to school today after battling the flu since Saturday. Poor baby. She is feeling so much better today and she couldn’t wait to see all of her friends this morning. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her teacher told me that 11 of her classmates are out with the flu. That certainly makes for a smaller class!
She rode the bus to school for the first time last week and absolutely loved it. I’ve agreed to let her ride two days a week (the mornings I don’t have to get Cailyn up & ready). She is super-stoked about that. Me? Not so much, but at least the ride to school is short. The ride from school — let’s just say I will continue to pick her up. I can’t see her staying out of trouble when boredom sets in on a 1.5 hour bus ride home.
She started soccer last month & is LOVING it! I am so glad we’ve found something she likes to do.

Cailyn also loves preschool. She is very upset that she can’t go five days a week like Carys does.
She is making new friends and is eager to dish about everyone’s fashion choices when I pick her up in the afternoons. She is such a girl — and it’s apparent to me already that Chad & I are going to have our hands full when she turns 12. Or 8. Or 4.
She finally had dental surgery last week and did fabulous. She is sporting four new teeth, ala crowns. Her little smile looks different to me, but that’s okay. The x-rays didn’t show any other damage, so my sweet girl shouldn’t be prone to bacterial-induced cavities. The dentist definitely confirmed our suspicions about nursing with uncontrolled diabetes.
Cailyn can’t wait to play soccer — or dance. I think we’ll sign her up for ballet once soccer ends for Carys.

Chad is doing okay. There are a few new issues that we’re trying to resolve, but he is doing alright.
He actually had a CT scan and some x-rays done today and we hope to hear from his neurosurgeon in a couple of days. Long story short, it appears his shunt is not working properly, causing him to be dizzy, severely fatigued and a little more forgetful than normal.
His hair is starting to grow back and we’re thrilled! He must be getting tired of me rubbing his noggin, but I can’t help it. The hair is soft and feels like a newborn’s head – very downy. It’s coming in a bit darker than before, but I think that has a lot to do with him not being in the sun at all this Summer. I bet he’ll have most of his hair back in time.

And I am, too. Staying busy. Staying tired. Staying hopped up on caffiene and sugar to keep me awake long enough to get everything done that needs to be done. And I still never get it all done.
But I try. And often fail.
Ah, well.

I’m working on some revisions to this site, as well creating a new site for my fledgling photography business. More details on that to come…
As far as this site goes, I will be keeping things to same for the most part, but I do have to find a better way to display images. All in due time.

That’s our update. And I promise to be back waaaaaay more often. I’ve been going through withdrawls because I wanted to share so many things and didn’t really have the time, energy or ability to do so for nearly a month.

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2 Responses to What we’ve been up to…

  1. Linda says:

    Missed your updates! Glad you got your “baby” back.

  2. Tina says:

    You're back!!!!! I missed reading your posts. I STILL think you are one of the strongest women I Know. I don't see how you do everything you do, and you do it so well. We love you and hope to see you soon. Kiss the girls for us (and Chad too).

    Tina and Rob

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