Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just wondering (and complaining)


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sticky 3.

Ok, I feel better now that I got that off my chest.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just another day in paradise

This is what I woke up to today.  Big beautiful fluffy soft white snowflakes.  This is our first real snow of the season which is very unusual for Fargo.  It was so peaceful and picturesque this morning when I took Max out for his morning “business”.




It was beautiful at 6:30am…decidedly less so now.  It is 2:00pm and we have received 11.5 inches of snow…AND IT’S STILL SNOWING.  It is coming down at the rate of 1 inch per hour and if it doesn’t stop soon I will never be able to open my front door again!


In a twist of fate so typical of my life, Steve is out of town.  Something always happens when he goes out of town…ALWAYS.  Last time he left Braxton got a horrible case of strep throat.  You can almost guarantee that one of the boys gets sick or something happens with the house or a vehicle when Steve leaves.  As we speak the van is stuck in a huge drift in the driveway, the plows have yet to come by, you can’t tell where the yard ends and the street begins, I don’t know how to use our snowblower and even if I did it doesn’t have any gas.  On a positive note, Steve is due home late tonight and Braxton just agreed to shovel the sidewalk and front porch in exchange for candy…sounded like a good deal to me!


We don’t have any plans for Thanksgiving thank goodness.  It should be a quiet day here.  The weather is supposed to turn nasty Wednesday night so I am glad we aren’t trying to leave town. 




I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It’s easy to get down (I know that for sure) but we all have to remember how blessed we are individually as children of God, as families and as a country.  Let us never take that for granted.

Friday, November 12, 2010

What money can’t buy

Removal of current shunt…                                     $8,220



CT scan…                                                                   $1,097



Private room at Mayo Clinic…                                $1,530



New (and improved) shunt…                                  $9,658



Complete surgical success, an end to months of mind numbing pain, being blessed with many great friends and teachers who prayed and saw their prayers answered and a miraculous healing and new life given by an awesome and loving God…




 (this is a recent/post surgery picture!  the long shaggy hair that drives me crazy actually covers all of his scars.  they only shaved a small section and you can’t tell at all—he was sooo happy about that)


Many, many thanks to everyone who lifted up Cayden and our family in prayers.  It was such a comfort.  Cayden was once again given the chance to witness the power of prayer and that may be one of the best and most lasting lessons of all.