Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Goings on...

Sweet Addilyn Sloan turned 6 months old this month. She is so much fun.
Here's what she's doing:
She sticks her tongue out and blows.
She lays on her tummy and rolls around.
She LOVES for someone to talk to her, especially her sister.
She is sitting up with support.
She eats and sleeps really well.
Her well visit stats...16.2 lbs and 28 1/2 inches long.
She has the sweetest smile and melts our hearts everytime we look at her. What a blessing our girls are!!!
Keatyn and Addilyn in there October attire!
A very large praise...Stephen was healthy and was able to do a wedding this past weekend. He's back to his normal self...whatever normal is these days!!
And sweet colorful Keatyn...our friends, the Cofield's are in the process of adopting and have made these great shirts for support. We bought me and Keatyn one and Jana had asked that I send her some pictures of us wearing them. This was just one of the photos from the photo shoot...too funny that Keatyn!!!
Check out their blog and buy a shirt...link to it from mine...The Cofields.

Happy Fall Yall! LOVE THE SCARF WEATHER!!!!!!
Next blog will be pictures of our new house. We close this FRIDAY!!! YIPEE! (and some pictures from Halloween of course!)
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Friday, October 17, 2008

The pictures to prove it...

This was Stephen when we returned home from the wisdom teeth surgery on Friday. We laughed because we have really only seen a sight like this in the movies. He was in a lot of pain!
This was Stephen after the "emergency" surgery on Sunday evening. Bless his heart. But, this was better than the alternative.

And here we are with a little bit of comic relief from Stephen's boss. Thanks Josh for being so thoughtful!!!
Thanks to so many of you for keeping us in your prayers. Today is Friday and it has been exactly one week since all of this started. There has been pain, disappointment, good news and bad, but all in all, we are so grateful at the outcome and we know that we were very watched over and taken care of during this time.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE rollercoasters...I love the thrill. I love the feeling of excitement. I'm not one to get sick on things like this, so this is why I absolutely love the feeling. However, when you walk through the turnstall of the rollercoaster called "LIFE", I don't always get the same feelings. One thing about a themepark rollercoaster is that you pretty much know what the next drop will look like and you know about the curves and loops and twists. But the reality of LIFE is that we don't know, we don't know when we'll hit a steep hill, we don't know when a twist or a loop is coming and we certainly don't know how this rollercoaster is going to make us feel.
Today the rollercoaster that my family is on is one that has really taken us for a crazy ride. The upside to the ride is this, we have a found a house that we can afford and live with great comfort in our current financial situation. I will be able to stay home and not worry about money or the lack there of or at least not worry in an unhealthy way. Our embroidery business has truly taken off and we have great vision for our small business. Our girls are healthy and adore each other and we have enjoyed so much having two girls to watch. We live near family and have enjoyed the closeness.
We all know that with every upside, there is always a downside...ours is this...this past Friday, Stephen had his wisdom teeth out. Not a big deal...or so we thought. Saturday, he seemed great and then it hit. His face began to swell and we had to take him to his drs. office Sunday morning to have some infection drained...we felt good about recovery at that point because it had relieved a lot. Then Sunday evening after he had been resting all day, the swelling came back and we were asked to quickly bring him back to Tyler for a check up. At this point, the dr said he wanted to do a procedure as soon as possible which meant he wanted him admitted to the hospital. So here I sit, day three in a hospital with my husband, who at this point is really starting to lose his positive attitude. We are thankful that we have good drs, good support at home and good insurance. If we focus on those things and the fact that we have a wonderful group of family and friends who are praying for us, it makes the rollercoaster easier to endure. You know as a believer in Christ we have times like these that make up see and remember that our Savior is sovereign and wants the very best for us and is always in control.
My prayer is this...that we would see God's goodness and trust in him.