Monday, July 5, 2010

. . . . . . 300 Posts And Family News

Happy 4th of July! Wow, what a weekend this has been! On Saturday my wonderful, amazing mom celebrated her birthday. I wish we all could have been together, but schedules just didn't work out that way. Still, happy day to my mom, she is one of a kind!

In other family news, my sister, Tami, had a baby this morning, at 5:13am! Baby boy is yet to be named, but is a healthy 8 pounds 9 ounces and 20 inches long. The best part is, so far the little guy appears to be doing well. He has a tumor in his lungs that the doctors have been watchin for 5 months now. The tumor has continued to grow, but moved away from his heart, which is good. So, for now, he is with his mom and the doctors will determine the next step in the next hours/days/weeks of his life. He will have to have surgery, but we are hoping he can get a little bigger and stronger before that happens. Prayers please!

We are so grateful that Tami and baby are doing well and hope and pray for the best outcome possible!

Tami and her new baby boy, at 5:23 this morning! :)

So, a few smarties out there figured out a mathematical way to determine the number of posts on the blog, and they were right! This post marks th 300th post on the blog since it was started last April! And the winners are....

Heather Peters and Julie Johnson!

Congrats! Your winnings will be sent to you soon. Please email me your address so I can get your gift cards to you!

Oh, and one more piece of news. Yesterday I talked to a woman who recently had the spring surgery for her eye. She provided me with many details about the procedure and life with an eye spring. Though the process is far more complicated than I anticipated, and the surgery is much longer and harder on the body than I had hoped, I am more convinced than ever that I need to have this done...soon! So, details need to be worked out, but my hope is to have surgery before the kids go back to school. More details will come later.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support and love!


Nichole Giles said...

I was wondering about Tamara and the baby today. I'm so glad to know things are okay at this point, and will keep praying that the baby is able to grow and get stronger before the surgery. Poor little guy!

Congrats to the whole family. And good luck on your eye surgery. Yikes!

Thanks for the update!

carolyn said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful news about Tammi and her new baby boy! We are thrilled he arrived safe and sound! He really is cute as a button! We continue to pray for baby! Happy Happy Birthday to your fabulous mother! She is a treasure! Good luck with decisions regarding eye surgery. We have you in our family prayers, too! Savannah and I watched fireworks with friends and had a wonderful evening. We ate lots of watermelons! Yum! The teenagers are at EFY and having a BLAST!! I am happy for them! Aloha and hugs to you and family! Carolyn

britt said...

I have been meaning to send you a message, but life just never seems to slow down. I am SURE you understand. If you decide to go through with the surgery (which it sounds like the best plan), please don't hesitate to ask me for help with the kids!
lets try to talk and get together again soon. maybe we can come see you this week?