Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crazy Frog Bros

I have to post this b/c i can't stop laughing. These kids are crazy. This video has been viewed over 10.6 million times!!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Linnea

Work, or something, caused me to not post about Linnea's would-be-5th-birthday on Fri, Aug. 15. I wasn't sure if that was good or what. Maybe we've come far enough that we don't have to memorialize her B'day every year, but, we're not there. It's bugged me that I haven't put something up - like I'm cheating the memory of her or something. It's a mess of emotions. :/ We miss her, and speak of her often. Annabelle dreams of her, and everything from smells, to music, to events... everything reminds us of her. Our life with Emily is a continuation of our life with Linnea, but we still have Emily - after 3 years. :)

One day we believe that we will see Linnea again. Not in a mystical sense b/c it makes me feel good or something, but b/c we believe the Bible makes that clear. While I can't say anything with 100% certainty, it is our hope that what we believe logically, will be true in reality. Not b/c we believe it, but b/c God is good and keeps his promises. :)

So, here's a past slideshow of Linnea. I didn't put any music to it. I want to, but I don't think I will b/c it will never be good enough for our memories of our second precious girl, Linnea.

Peace <><

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Swiming and Tubing and School, Oh My!

If you are reading this you may be thinking, "it's about time! What have they been up to? :/"

Well, things have been good. As they say, "no news is good news." We've been having a good Summer. Since Emily's party we've been relaxing and getting some things done.

The biggest event for Emily this Summer has been her debut at the local pool. We finally ordered a swimming collar and tried it out right away at our neighborhood pool. She was a little nervous at first, but she absolutely loves the weightlessness the water provides her otherwise helpless little body. This is her chance to "swim" and she's pretty good. :)

Additionally, we started aqua therapy so every now and then she gets an actual therapy visit in a nice warm therapy pool. She just lights up in the pool. All smiles.

Other than that - I have finished my final college paper, so I have one test to go and I am FREE AT LAST!... and valid part of the working class. :/ Anyway, it's a B.S., appropriately... hehe, snort.

Finishing the deck was one of the major physical accomplishments for me this Summer. As planned, Mommy, Annabelle, and Emily enjoy it very much. It's quite nice to sit on the deck, swinging to the tune of "squeeek, squeeek, squeek!" Guess I have to fix that. Otherwise the deck has been a wonderful addition to our house/life.

Big things for this Fall -- Annabelle AND Emily are starting school on the 25th! Yes, indeed. We are excited and nervous at the same time. Excited that Annabelle will have something to do with herself, and nervous that school will bring sickness into our home. We're praying God will keep us healthy and strong this Fall and Winter. NO HOSPITAL VISITS!!!

Oh yes - before I forget :: If you've learned something about and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and want to do something about this disease, please sign this petition to find a cure for SMA. Quite a few signatures have been collected so far. Please join us in petitioning our government to GET INVOLVED!!

And the tubing, of course. My family has a long history of boating and water sports. Annabelle simply LOVES it!

I had a lot of things I wanted to write about, but taking too long to get them on the blog has forced them to go elsewhere. Once I track them down I'll post them here.

Peace <><