Well....I had this really long post yesterday with all kinds of pictures ready to be downloaded on here. I tried to download pictures, seriously, like 5 times. Finally I got frustrated and copied the text I had written and had intentions of saving it somewhere so I could try again today. But somehow I forgot to save it and now I have to write a whole new post and I'm not really feeling it today like I did yesterday. Here goes anyway!
My mom, the kids and I left at 6:30 AM (yes, on a saturday) for Ohio. Malachi was awake for a short period of time but when it started raining he fell fast asleep. They slept until we got to Dry Ridge!! Wow. It was such a nice trip and me and mom got lots of talking in! Imagine that. They also slept from the time we left Ohio Sunday morning at 7:30 until we got to Georgetown!! Heavens.
Kari and Malachi got to meet a lot of cousins and family that they had never met before. Kari especially took up with my cousin Steven's three girls.....Cameron, Samantha and Casey. They are the cutest things EVER! My dear Aunt Ellie Ellie's son, Steven and his wife, Christy This is my uncle Richard and his daughter, Shelley
and his son, Richie with his new wife and his son, Clay
We stayed all night with my aunt Geraldine and Uncle Andy but I didn't get any pictures of them! ARGH! My cousin, Becky and her youngest son, Joshua. She also has Jeremy and Jacob. They are cuties! Becky and I braved the pool with my two kids, her three kids and my cousin Brandon. We had a blast but what chaos we had in there with SIX kids! We swam for 3 hours and had to absolutely drag those kids out of the pool. We ended our weekend with Cracker and Barrel and oh, the blueberry french toast! If you haven't had it yet at CB, please make your way there at some point this week and try it. Blueberry Streusel pancakes with blueberry syrup....who can resist that? Yes, I threw the diet out the window and enjoyed EVERY bite. :)
Here's Malachi, Kari and Abby (she's part of our immediate family and we can't go ANYWHERE without her) at Cracker Barrel Altogether we had a GREAT weekend and I was so glad to be able to spend some time with Aunt Ellie. GOOD NEWS: Aunt Ellie came through her surgery good and they removed the tumor. The tumor is POSSIBLY benign and if that's the case then she will just have to recover from the surgery with no treatments. If it is cancer they will start chemo and radiation. We will find out one way or the other within about a week. Keep praying!!
I started this blog to document the story of my kids as they grow up. However...July 8, 2011 changed that slightly when Kari was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) . We invite you to share our journey as we walk through it with the Lord's help!