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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

everything's late.

I haven't blogged in like two months! Terrible, terrible.  So I'm late on the blogging front.  Two years after Ridge was born (i.e. this summer) we took a vacation to Dallas (we didn't want to venture toooooo far yet).  So that was late-- only because other circumstances prevented us from vacationing.  I can't seem to get anything accomplished around the house or anywhere else, so that's ALL late. 

So I had to start somewhere.  First we went on the vacation. Now I'll get a blog post finished.  Then I can feel like I'm a super accomplished rockstar human being.

Okay. Dallas was super fun. We started out our trip with a stop over at Turner Falls to split the driving up just a bit.

From there, we headed to the Great Wolf Lodge, where fun was had by all of us!

From the GWL we headed to another hotel after two days/one night there ($$$!!!!)

At that hotel, the boys enjoyed snuggling in the same bed with their new GWL stuffed animals...chasing each other up and down the hall....and from there, we left for a day of shopping at Grapevine Mills  (including lunch at the Rainforest Cafe), followed by a day of shopping at Cabelas and an evening of a Rangers game where not only did they win, but the boys (all 3 of them!) were able to get an autograph from the Rangers coach.  It was fun. And hot.

On our last day in Dallas, we met dear friends for lunch and a good time was had by all (including our  bellies!)

The end!  We had a great trip, the boys did well, and it was so wonderful feeling like we could go and do those things-- we have not been able to, or felt able to, in two years!

And in addition to all of that-- five weeks ago, Ridge had a lab, his hgb was good: 11.5.  Two weeks later, it was even better (no transfusion) 11.8.  This week, he hasn't had a lab, but I checked his hemoglobin-- 12.7!!!  We are so thankful that he is continuing to do so well (even if he is covered in a nasty rash bc he's had Fifth's Disease...again.  and even if he is fighting an awful lot with his brother, which is why I will  be saying TTYL for now!)

Everyone have a great day!


Erin said...

So glad you got to take the boys to GWL! My boys absolutely LOVE IT! Seems like a fabulous mini family vacation...miss seeing you guys!

Twin-Daddy said...

I miss it when you don't post, but then again, I'm glad you don't have enough drama to post about as well...