One Happy Family

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Emma has a Pig Party! May 17, 2010

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Emma FINALLY got to celebrate her 3rd birthday! We had decided before Brian deployed that we would celebrate when he gets back … he makes the kids cakes … and, she’s 3 … she really doesn’t understand what day is actually her birthday yet. We like to celebrate as a family, and tend to keep birthdays very low key. We had a few of our closest friends over and had dinner, cake, and presents. We got Emma her first big girl bike, and she was SUPER excited about the WATER BOTTLE on the front!! HA! It was a nice evening.

Brian is doing pretty well. We have a meeting this week with the vascular surgeon to have a Greenfield Filter taken out next week. It was put in an artery and helps prevent blood clots. He is going to physical therapy 3 times a week, and next week after his filter is taken out, our appointments should really taper off, and life should begin to return to somewhat normal. He is planning on starting back to work maybe this week, a couple hours at a time.

The girls finish school this week, with Sophie’s PreK graduation on Wednesday and their end of the year program on Friday. I can’t believe it’s flown by so quickly! Tyler has 3 weeks left of 7th grade … one more year and HIGH SCHOOL! Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow. Where does time go?

We hope you all are doing well, enjoying spring … it’s officially getting HOT and humid here, although nothing yet really, compared to what it’s going to be. At least Brian will be out of the back brace before the real heat hits us!! As always, sending our love and thanks for all of your support!! Jackie, Brian, and the kids


A week already, back at home May 6, 2010

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We’ve been back home for a week now, and are adjusting pretty well. Brian had appointments this week, to have new xrays and ct scans and mri’s. His doctor here was not convinced that he DIDN’T need surgery on his ankle, and fortunately after comparing xrays, we got the good news that no surgery is needed. We also met with his spine doctor today, and he said Brian is healing “textbook” and should only be in his backbrace for a little over a month. What great news to hear … although the backbrace is really the least of Brian’s discomfort, it’s good to know things are moving in a less restricting direction. Brian also met with Physical Therapy today, and gets started tomorrow and will go a few times a week. He’s looking at maybe starting to go in to work next week for very short periods of time,  slowly working back up to a full work day.

On to more mobile news, Tyler had his last track meet of the season on Saturday and ran his personal best of 5:36 for his mile (I’m exhausted and out of breath just thinking about it). He’s shaved over a minute off his time thru the short track season and we could not be more proud of how hard he’s worked.

The girls have only about 2 1/2 weeks left of school. Sophie will be starting Kindergarten after summer vacation and then I don’t know what I’ll use as a tool to hold over her … she is SO excited!!

Alright. I’m exhausted, so I better get to bed! I hope this finds all of you well … as always, all my love, Jackie