Friday, October 30, 2009

Praises, Allie's surgery went great!

Allie did really well with her surgery, and you can already tell such a difference!  She is swollen, but doing great!  The ENT had asked for her ears to be cleaned really well since he couldn't really see them well - they did, and she needed tubes, so they did that while she was under, then started the lip and rhinoplasti surgery.  It started out that we were supposed to be there at 5:15 am for the 7:15 slot - on our way Wednesday night, they called, and said we didn't have to be there until 11:00, for 1:00 surgery - we got there about 10:40, and surgery wound up not starting until 3:30.  What was supposed to be 2-2 1/2 hours turned into almost 4 hours, and we didn't see her again until about 7:20!  We were getting worried!  She had a tough time waking up at first, and just cried and cried.  They gave her a little more medicine to knock her out again - though a much lower dose, and in 15 minutes, she awoke much happier!  After intensive care, they did admit her since the surgery had been so late, and given that we live an hour and a half from the hospital.  She is so sweet - they gave her a bunch of Dora stickers, and she said, "Can I have some for my sister, please?" - the nurses all said "AW" together - funny!  She was a popular little girl in the hospital!  The hospital pre-school teacher came by this morning, and offered Allie the opportunity to go to preschool - she wanted to go, so we did, and she had a great time!  It gave us all something to do while we waited on her discharge papers - we got to leave around 11:30 or so, and BOY are we glad to be home!!  Here are a few pics from our venture...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Allis has surgery tomorrow morning!

Pray for sweet Allie as we head to the hospital early tomorrow morning for her lip revision.  We will be leaving Emma with MaMa and PaPa since she won't be allowed at the hospital.  Pray she does well away from mom and baba too!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Praises, Emma's appointments went great, and we had lots of fun!

Emma had her 6 month appointment with the pediatric orthopedic doctor, and the pediatric urologist at Johns Hopkins on Thursday.  Both gave us great reports, and don't need to see her back for a year!  Praise the Lord, she is doing really great!  After our appointments, we stopped by the inner harbor since it was such a gorgeous day.  Whenever we head up north, we try to visit our wonderful friends in Hershey, PA - we got to visit them this time, and had a wonderful time!  Roger & Michelle are so great to welcome us into their home - we consider them part of our family!  Michelle and Meigan had picked out pumpkins, and the girls all carved pumpkins on Thursday evening, and Meigan, Allie and Emma just played and played, and played some more - I think we went to bed just before mid-night on Thursday night - then hit Chuck E Cheese on Friday for more fun!  Another adoptive mom, Kelly, and their precious Cammie were able to join us there as well!  We all got together for the first time over 3 years ago when we were all waiting on our referrals - now we all have our precious girls at home, and are forever bonded as friends as a result of this journey in faith together.  On our trip home on Saturday, we stopped off at the DC Zoo - the girls really enjoy seeing all the different animals, then we headed on back home.  Since there were so many pics, I made 3 different slide shows...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun and busy weekend!

We had our new church pictorial pictures done Friday night, then had our fall FCC Fellowship Saturday night, then church on Sunday - busy weekend!  In between, the girls played and had a great time, and got in a visit to NaNa, PaPa Jerry, and MaMa! 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Midweek Mix

The girls are having such a good time in school!  They just love their teachers too!  It is obvious that all the teachers really love children - this is such a blessing!  Today was picture day, and all the backgrounds were "fallish" so the girls dressed alike in a fall-colored dress, and boots - they looked so cute together!  They have become best friends and play so well together!  They are always telling each other they love the other one - so sweet!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009


27 years ago today, I married my best friend - Bobby, I know I don't tell you enough, but I love you with all my heart!!

They love to pose!