Monday, March 30, 2009

Jacob's Room

As promised in an earlier post, I finally have pictures of Jacob's room. It's hard to keep it picked up when he LOVES to drag out every toy that he owns and who knows what else! After cleaning this weekend, I took some pictures of his room so everyone could see his new furniture and bedding. It was right after he woke up from a nap and wasn't ready to get off the'll see him curled up hiding his face in a couple of pictures. He's like his mommy...cranky when he wakes up...poor kid!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Paw-paw is going to be okay!

The spots that they saw on his lungs were in fact blood clots. However, they were old blood clots that his body has already taken care of. Since he had those clots in the past they are starting him on coumadin and he will have to take that for six months. It apparently takes a while to get in your system, so he'll have to take shots for a while. He should be discharged from the hospital today...he's just waiting for the nurse technician to show him how to do the shots.

Thank you for all of your prayers!

Update on Kimberly's nephew

I had an email from Kimberly this morning. Here's an update on her nephew:

"After tests last night on AJ, they have concluded that his heart isn't functioning correctly. From what I understand, his aorta valve and pulmonary valve are switched. They did the balloon catheter procedure on him yesterday and it worked perfectly so for now his oxygen level is back up to where it's supposed to be. He will have open heart surgery to correct his heart probably on Monday. Harrison and I are trying to get on a flight tonight to be there for the surgery. Please continue praying for my sister's family and also that Harrison and I arrive safely. I will update again when I know something. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!"

Harrison is her three month old baby boy. This will be his first trip to the states. Please pray for A.J. and their family.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update on Paw-paw

The doctor just visited my Paw-paw. The good news is that she doesn't think he has blood clots...the bad news is that she doesn't really know what is going on. They have started him on a "mild" blood thinner and he will stay the night. She wants to review the "reports" in the morning (why couldn't she look at it tonight?) and decide what to do from there. If it is a blood clot, it's what they call a "chronic blood clot" and the people that usually have those travel a lot (by air) or are inactive. My Paw-paw has never flown and is one of the most active people I know. For example, he was on his roof earlier this afternoon and then decided to burn a pile of brush. The doctor also said that another reason she thought he didn't have blood clots was because normal patients go on oxygen immediately and he wouldn't be talking to her like he was if that were the case. She also said that if it's not blood clots, it could be a spot on his lung.

We will hopefully know more tomorrow. Please continue to keep him and my family in your prayers.

Prayers, please

Please pray for my grandfather. We found out this afternoon that he has blood clots in his lungs and is being admitted to the hospital. I don't know much more information than that, but I'll pass it along as soon as I do.

Also, please pray for my friend Kimberly's nephew, A.J. This is her email that she sent:

"Hi to all! My little sister had her baby today and things aren't looking good for the little guy. He was born 9lbs 7oz and my sister did it all without drugs. He was fine until they cut the cord and he stopped breathing. He is on a ventilator and being transferred from Shelby to UAB to do some tests on his heart and lungs. Needless to say everyone is very shook up. Please pray for my sister Katie, her husband, and little AJ. We should know more tomorrow after they run some tests. More than likely I will be on a flight out of here with my little guy tomorrow night after work so pray we arrive safely. Thanks to all!


Kimberly's husband is in the Navy and they are stationed in Rota, Spain.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Play Ball!

We went to Orr Park in Montevallo for a picnic a few weeks ago when Popi and Mimi were in town for the Davis Cup. After we ate, we walked around and Jacob was able to play on the playground. We had taken his "t-ball" set and went out into the field (where it was less crowded) to let him play. Below are some pictures of our little slugger. In case you're wondering about the cups...he really likes to drink from a cup that's in another cup...hence the Lightning McQueen sippy cup inside the Alabama cup. He can be so silly!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boston is DONE!

I started working on our Boston scrapbook last August at a scrapbook retreat. I'm happy to report that I have FINALLY finished it! I haven't been working on it very often since the retreat so it took a lot longer than I anticipated to finish it...not to mention the insane amount of pictures and memorabilia that I tried to incorporate into one album. It's massive! So, 3 1/2 years after our trip, it finally made it into a scrapbook. Now that we have turned our guest bedroom into a "lounge," I have our desk set up as a "scrapbook station" so I'll be able to work on things more often. Next project, Paris 2001 and after that Jake's album. I'm still not sure how I want to do his album...suggestions? I'm having a hard time deciding what to put in it and what to put in our family album, neither of which have been started.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

There's nothing like March weather in Alabama!

I don't know if you would say that March came in like a lion or like the fleece of a lamb! It snowed and snowed and snowed some more on March 1, 2009. This is the first time we've actually seen snow at our house (it snowed January 2008, but we were out of town). I was SO excited! When Jacob woke up, he was excited too. It was perfect snow for making a snowman, which is exactly what we did! We ate some snow and then took a walk around our neighborhood. Here are some pictures of our "spring" winter wonderland.

Jeff makes a "bacon explosion" for the Super Bowl party we went to.

Jeff made this bacon explosion to take to a super bowl party. Granted, it's not healthy AT ALL, but it was pretty delicious. Click
here for the recipe. We recommend serving it with Hawaiian sweet rolls.

Zing, Zang, Zoom!

We took Jacob to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Zing, Zang, Zoom circus. He had a great time (and I did too!). It was a really neat circus. They did a lot of acrobatics so it was kind of Cirque de Soleil meets the circus. We saw elephants, tigers, dogs, horses, zebras and clowns. Here are some pictures from our day. They aren't very good because it was so dark and we were kind of far away.