I love Oregon weather.
My MIL reminded me that it is good to be sad to leave- it means you have loved.
Yes, we have loved many here in Oregon.
My baby boy is huge. He's a chunker. I love chunky babies!! When he spits up, I have to be sure and wipe out his neck rolls.
Near-death experiences seem to change your soul. Todd and I were tight before, but we are ONE now. How I love that man.
Todd is always telling me to let him take care of me. He says, "Just let me do this for you". This usually proceeds his insistence that I drink more or eat more or take a nap or ride in a wheel chair. He has arranged for me to talk in church from a chair and wants the airport to taxi me in a car from gate to gate. I love him but I hate feeling weak and sick. (He said he would also sit to give his talk if I wanted him to). So, if you see me being wheeled around the store or airport, just know, I'm doing it for my husband. I do really like that overprotective guy, and i try to give him a break because he's been through a lot lately. :)
Anna threw up yesterday, a lot. Poor girl. I didn't even touch her as she was throwing up- just directed efforts as I kept my distance.
Ellie said she feels sick.
Do you know how fast these things can spread through large families?
Lets get this all out before the plane next week...
I know I'm weird, but as I sat watching Anna puke her little insides out I just was shaking my head smiling a bit. It was like God was saying, "Quit complaining Jen, things CAN get worse."
Can you imagine? Me in a wheel chair followed by my eight sick kids boarding the plane...
I'm done complaining and still laughing a bit. (I think God knows I have a warped sense of humor.)
Even in the midst of my crazy life, my kids are so happy. I am blessed! They really are easy, smiley kids.
Massive probiotics are helping slow down my bowels! I'm completely off dairy products. They think I'm dehydrated so I'm trying to drink a small pond daily.
I reached my ever looming "goal weight". My skinny clothes are baggy. Good and bad.
Did I tell you that I need all new immunizations? Because I lost all my blood, like twenty times. Really, I'm a strong black man housed in a frail white girl body. Just saying.
We move in exactly one week-- I can't wait to meet our new home.
I read a funny Fox News article about a man on a plane getting sued for indecent exposure... He said he had a headache so he put peppermint oil on his head, then on the plane he went to the bathroom and peppermint oil got other places. When he sat down he was stinging so much he had to unbutton his pants. Ha! Don't know why I thought that story was so funny?!
Today is going to be a good day.
Finish meal and baby gift Thank You cards.
Walk up the driveway.
Read two talks on Prayer.
Eat and drink.
Give Ben a bath.
Start finding scout pictures of Jakob for a PowerPoint/picture banner.
Little girls are spending the morning with sweet friends.
Ben has shots this afternoon and we have a house showing.
Boy, that seems like a lot.
I also need a cute swimsuit-- our new house has a pool. Any ideas?
It is so good to be alive!