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Yes, this is two pictures "glued"together to make one... Thank you photoshop. :)
Hope y'all had as much fun riding out the storm as we did! :)
Here's something else that I've been meaning to send a BIG THANK YOU for! A little belated Christmas gift... thanks to Nana I still got to celebrate in February! :)
I am saying such new and funny things everyday. While Daddy was gone visiting you, Mama told me everyday where he was, and who he was with. Now that he's home, when it's time for him to leave for work, I always ask her if he's in * and tell her that he's w/ Weesha. :) (Though I bet he's glad he doesn't have to make that trip everyday!)
This morning, while Mama was getting me ready for her Bible Study, I was singing sweetly like I do quite often. I guess Mama wasn't paying good attention, but as I bust into the chorus of "How Gaaaaate" she realized what I'd been singing... Of course she ran to grab the video camera, so I sang parts of it for her again. See if you can figure it out! :)
Did you hear it? "Age to age... stands. Time... hands. Beginning... end. Godhead... three... one... Son... lion-lamb." :) Mama and Daddy are very proud of what I'm learning... but I think they're being extra careful with what goes into these ears of mine these days. :)
Hannah and Hudson- I love you both lots, and will be so excited when we can play together sometime. Let's skype soon! And I promise to try not to turn off the Mario Kart again next time...
Of course Collin thinks it's hillarious...
Collin: Reese, Reese, say "excuse me"
Reese: (no response, except for maybe another ppffffttttt)
Collin: laughing loudly... Reese, what do you say???
Reese: (thinks about it for a second...) You're welcome!
singing "Naaaaame" at the top of her lungs. :)
Someone please get him some help before he does something... crazy?!?
P.S. In case you weren't aware, our very own Pastor Duane hit the big 4-0 yesterday, and tonight was a big birthday celebration in his honor. :) You can check out the pictures here!
And yes... her jaw dropped when he placed the rock on her hand.
And yes... I've been wearing it proudly for five years today.
And yes... we keep the goatee around because, admit it folks... cute boy would still look 15 without it. :)
Love you, baby... :) Still glad I said yes, even a whole five years later.
Turns out Reese does indeed have stage 3 reflux that affects her left kidney. (The right one is working just fine.) My niece actually had the same thing only it affected both of her kidneys, and she outgrew it in less than a year. No problems to worry about so far, and she'll be on antibiotics until she either outgrows it or has it fixed surgically. Pumping antibiotics down her throat daily for the next year or so goes against everything I stand for when it comes to how we eat and live... so here's to going against my grain. Thanks for everyone who's checked on her and prayed for her today. The test went "smoothly" with no fighting, though lots of screaming and over ten minutes of trying to calm her down after the test were involved. I wasn't the one laying on the table and I know my nerves were shot when it was all said and done.
So now I'm looking for ways to "count it all joy..." and I decided to thank God for the technology and medicine to find these things so my baby doesn't suffer kidney failure at some point in her life! Good thing to be thankful for, huh?!?
How much fun are they having?!? And how cool is my sister to not care that it's being strewed floor to ceiling in her dining room? Way to go Danielle... you're a better mom than I would've been about it! lol
This will go down in the book as a very sad day during time spent at home however... please let me introduce you to the family dog, Brutus.
Named for "Brutus the Buckeye", this dog was a brilliant, sweet, cuddly, loveable black labrador.
Sadly I use the word was, because this sweet pup was hit on the road today and taken from us suddenly. I'm not a dog fan, y'all, but I cried when the sweet gentleman who hit him knocked on the door to tell us what had happened... just minutes before he was let out he was resting his head on my lap wooing me to pet him with his big dark eyes. I hurt more for my dad and sister... I'd say they loved him the most.
So here's a little tribute to Brutus, taken last week... a little trick he did where we put a treat on his nose and he'd sit there for as long as it took until we told him to fetch it up... watch your fingers at that point though! :)
We miss you already boy.
A little hiccup in our week that I'd like to inform you all about and ask you to pray for. Last week in Oklahoma Reese began showing signs of what I thought could be a UTI. Turns out I was right... and my doctor said it's actually a pretty bad one which is uncommon in children her age. (I did get her to sit on the potty though and saved her a cath- yea for Reese!) :) After her antibiotics clear it up, we'll be going through a couple of tests to be sure everything is working right in there. (The "reflux" issue that they're checking for is actually something my niece had and outgrew after a year or two...) She's not feverish or lethargic... still running around and playing and acting completely normal! Praise God for that! Please just pray for her little body as we await the testing and then the results... I know God isn't suprised by this and we can trust him!