July 27, 2008
Looking forward to doing this again sometime!
Melanie & Alexia
The Hutchisons, otherwise known as "The World's Best Neighbors." Seriously.
I apologize for the rather uninspired posts as of late; I think the doc hit my brain, or something, 'cause I have lost my flow! :) Oh, well; maybe it will come back once the pain meds wear off. Until then, I'll let the pictures do the talking!
July 24, 2008
No clever e-mails or blog posts this “evening”—it’s 1 am, and I’m about to take my pain pill and call it a day.
In brief, the surgery went well—I’ve been dealing with considerably more pain than my procedure in June, so I’ve been trying to get a handle on that. A major part of that issue, I think, was the nausea that I experienced this time; it turned into something of a vicious cycle, since I couldn’t take my meds on an empty stomach, but I could not even think about eating without—well, you know. Not to mention, I’m a rather avid eater/coffee-drinker :), so add those associated headaches to the discomfort at the surgical site, and, well, I was not a happy camper.
BUT….I’m doing much better now, and looking forward to finishing this up. 6 weeks for “osseointegration,” then I’ll go in early September for the BAHA fitting. The ear prosthesis will take a bit longer to complete, but no matter; that is secondary to hearing, for me, so I’m good!
Thanks for all the messages and notes of concern; I’m sorry we weren’t picking up, but I was in no condition to talk, and Daniel had his hands full (Miki seems to have come down with something; she’s doing better now, but was experiencing nausea of her own today…poor thing : ( ). Will catch up more later!
July 23, 2008
I jest--I know I'm not that interesting. In fact, I've been downright disappointing, with my lack of posts; we've had family in town since Thursday for Josh's graduation party, so we've been rather busy, in a good way. :)
Anyway, just thought I'd mention I'm having surgery today. Thankfully, it's not nearly the ordeal it felt like the last time; I guess I'm becoming an old pro, eh? I'll be sure to post, once I've "come around" again; I've actually got a lot of fun pictures I want to share, so be on the lookout!
July 7, 2008
My mom and my sister, in simpler times.
It makes me smile to think of my mom in this moment; I don't know who took it, or even why they chose to capture it, but it is a familiar scene in my memory as a young child, trying to keep up with Mom as she carried the sleeping babies into the house after a long ride home from somewhere. I know her mind was busy with whatever would come next: getting dinner started, maybe putting a load of laundry in before that--the usual, daily doings of a busy mama that I am now so familiar with myself.
Little did she know she was creating a moment precious enough to give her children pause as they come across this picture over 20 years later.
This is where I stop, and take stock,and decide to worry less about dazzling my children with everything I never had,and concern myself more with making sure they get everything I was lucky enough to have.
Thanks, Mom & Dad.
July 5, 2008
Taking a break
Mikayla, the 2nd beauty in Brad and Arica's band of redheads...ai-yai-yai. This girl was zipping around on the quad with boys later on in the evening. Her daddy should be very scared....;-)
Needless to say, we had a great time. There was a good crowd, and we even got to enjoy some musical entertainment by the workers themselves, accompanied by one of the young men of the house. Spent some quality time with some of our favorite people, braved the fireworks display (Kiana actually enjoyed it this year; the other two decided the bedroom was a safer vantage point :p), and made it home sufficiently exhausted. Thanks Trent & Vicki!
The girls, with their babysitters and playmates!
Kiana, learning to float on her back....
What is that saying? "One good turn deserves an--ice cream from Dairy Queen?" ;-)