Sunday, August 29, 2010

The week and stuff

Well, last week was the last week we had to do anything to do with Dean's Hospital Stay!  He came home Aug 17th and was put on a home IV for a total of 14 days.  This ended Friday 8/27, and the nurses came and removed the PICC line and we are glad to put the whole big huge mess behind us and move along!

Thursday we are going to our Adoption counceling meeting we had to reschedule.  We are so ready for this meeting!  And, looking forward to the next step in the adoptions process.  I almost have our birthmother book finished!  We are attending an all day seminar on the 9th, so that should be interesting!

And, this weekend was the first weekend with NO iv so we ran some errands Saturday and smoked some Ribs today, just for fun.  Didn't go too well, came out a bit salty, and we couldn't get the grill at the right temp, so right now we are still in more of the error side of trial and error when it comes to great BBQ. We have made it our mission to make ribs and brisket so good that we could enter a cook off if we want to!  We just have to practice!  Football season is gonna be great!  Cooking in the backyard while listening to football and playing with the dog, sounds like fun, yes?

Here's a couple layouts from my 365 project.

Have a great week!  I know I'm looking forward to a two short weeks in a row!  Have a great Labor Day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

This and That

I'm glad to say this week is almost over!  It's Friday afternoon and tomorrow is going to be sleep catch up and fill out adoption paperwork day!  We are both so tired!  Dean requires an IV drip every 8 hours, so at 6am, 2pm, and 10pm for two hours.  Coming off a week of little sleep that wasn't good to even less sleep that is pretty decent, we are well, out of gas! 

Here is my layout for last week.  Hope you like it!

Sunday - Mother's Hospital Lunch
Monday - our feet while waiting for Dean's surgery
Tuesday - Lemon Bar from Dean's lunch
Wednesday - gas for the minivan
Thursday - downtown Houston in a rain shower
Friday - Buddy is the cutiest dog!!!
Saturday - LONG uphill sky walk to the parking garage

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Project 365 - August 1 to 7

So, while I was waiting for Dean's surgery to finish up, I was able to get some digi scrapbooking finished!  Thank goodness for technology!  I had my camera that had the daily photos and I just plugged in my picture card and just started to work!

Here's my layout!

Sunday - it's Pixel's Birthday!
Monday - Yummy snack - peach, banana, strawberry and cranberry smoothie
Tuesday - this car has glitter fleck paint quite a site!
Wednesday - CRAZY shoe day!
Thursday - Dean & Dayna at their adoption orientation
Friday - Gas for the truck again - $79.09
Saturday - Dean broke his leg, this was the pass I needed to see him in the ER trauma room

Monday, August 9, 2010

What a WEEK!!!

Okay, so we had a really big thing happen Satuday.  Dean broke his leg!  I am right now in Memorial Herman hospital waiting while he's in surgery getting a rod placed in his left femur.  We got an update at 5:30ish and all was going well.  We checked in the emergency room on Satuday afternoon, were admitted that evening, then waited until Monday late afternoon for surgery.  There have been all kinds of stress with this, trying to get information from the nurses and the doctors.  We actually didn't see a single doctor until this morning once we started complaining about all the waiting and pushing back of surgery.  However, Dean's mom finally was able to get someone to pay attention and we got him taken care of.

UPDATE:  His surgery went well!  He got back to his room around 9ish.  Long, very long day!  Needing one more overnite stay, but will be back to normal soon!

So, we are waiting.  Hopefully we will be able to get him home tomorrow so we can get back to our everyday lives.  The recovery time for this surgery is relatively short and should be back to the grind in a few days.

Here are my feet (Nike's), with my mom's (silver flip flops) and my mother-in-law's (white sandles)!  This is while we are waiting in the OR waiting room.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Well, here we go!

So, today we go to the first orientation for the Adoption process!  I am so nervous and excited!  I really don't know what to expect!  I mean, I kinda have an idea, but does one really ever know whats going on?  The last few weeks I've been chatting with a friend who just adopted a little girl earlier this year.  It was an international adoption and it took two years, but she and her family are so happy!  Its nice to be able to talk about this with friends and they get just as excited about it as I am.

We are going today from 9:30 to 12:30 so it's a good long afternoon of questions being answered.  Open vs. Closed, how long does it take, have we gotten thru the first round of checks or are we still on the bubble, so many questions and concerns!  I went out last night and got a notebook and a binder and dividers so I can keep track of all our notes and stuff so I'll have it all in one place when I start a scrapbook! 

Now, my mother and mother-in-law are starting to get excited too!  But, they are asking the kinds of questions they ask...what names have you picked out and when do you get started on the room!  Wait, what?  But, that's what they do best, and thanks to them, and all our friends, we have a HUGE prayer circle going for us today, which is the best part of all this!  So many people want this to go well, so I'm thinking it will!

I'll be sure to post more later about the meeting!  Wish us well!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Beginning

Well, as they always say, the best place to start is the beginning!  I've visited all sorts of blogs and I always wanted to start one of my own but never knew what to blog about!

I think I have a lot of interesting things going on in my life these days, and now I'm ready!  So, here goes!  I will do all kinds of posts about crafts, me, my family, my pets, and things I like to talk about.

And, the biggest thing that's going on now is we are starting the adoption process.  We have our very first orientation this Thursday, and we just can't wait.  Check back soon!  I plan on posting all about it!

So, I hope I keep up and I hope it's fun and I hope a few people read this and it brings a smile to their faces!