Friday, October 30, 2009

WHAT a picture!!

What can I say? Too funny!

(no person's were actually hurt in this photo)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Clean up at Ma's

Levi working on the door


Yummy soup lunch, lots of laughing

Getting it hung back up

Cleaning out the gutter

Covering it up, weeding it out!

Having fun just being together

What a face!

Miss Miranda and Brynlee

Of COURSE there was goofing around with Uncle J!

Those of us that could; met up at Mom's house last Saturday to help get some of the pending projects/winterizing chores done. We decided to make an afternoon of it and have soup. It was fun to be together, it's always fun to sit around the table and laugh with each other, and my Mom got the benefit of 12 helping hands.

BUMS....(for Uncle J)

Worki'n on a door bum

Work'n on a roof bum

Work'n on the weeds bum

Work'n on nut'n bum

Work'n with a brother bum

Workn'n on play'n bum

.....YES, I am laughing......

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cardiology 2009

The adorable Dr. Su

Yesterday was out annual trip to PCMC for Ethan's heart check up. Ethan did GREAT, it was a longer day than usual as they substituted an echocardiogram from the usual chest x-ray and that is just a longer test, they also had two technicians call in sick, it made for a long afternoon.
Ethan was cooperative and happy for just about all of it, he did lose a bit of patience toward the end, but I think he; along with ALL of us, were just starved by the time we met with Dr. Su!
Dr.Su always remembers us, it's very comforting to me, and he ALWAYS tells me "your doing a great job"

Dr. Su feels that Ethan will most likely need the actual valve replacement in 2-5 yrs, which we knew would be the case, his first surgery "repaired" and was always a matter of time for the actual fix, so on the one hand we knew and want to get him to a more permanent solution, on the other hand I can wait for another surgery, at least while that surgery is open heart.

The saddest part of our visit was asking about Ethan's surgeon, Dr. John Hawkins, a brilliant gift from God to these children, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, and hearing that he looks good, but is now trying to cram the rest of his life into a few short months; absolutely heartbreaking. We hope for a miracle for Dr. Hawkins.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The remains of a life.

My assigned paint station was just outside the garage, I had to come and go through the garage to check on Callie and Ethan. It struck me how much of Terry Dean Wright is still in the garage.......

Tools that hang on the board he hung

Bins he built for his gas piping and plumbing supplies
The whiteboard with HIS handwriting still on it!

Shelves he built for misc household stuff, some of this "stuff" has probably been there as long as they've lived there!
The collar from his dog, who went missing just months before he passed

The license plate that should be on his truck, parked next to this window
and when I came around the corner, I noticed this huge patch of sun peeking through the trees, I felt he was aware of me, and enjoying.....
Watching over two of his grandbabies...at least that's how I chose to see it..

A perfect Sunday afternoon.......

I visited my Mother Saturday night, and found her ON A LADDER; painting the very tip top of her house, and I told her I will be back tomorrow morning and will help you finish this, as I cannot have my Mother, with a steel rod fused into her spine, up on a ladder. I went home, told Doug, and Sunday morning we returned to not only finish the job, but to find a whole lot of fun waiting in the leaves!

This morning we got up, skipped a sermon, and went and DID, and we had a wonderful time together.....