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Friday, July 30, 2010

Happiness is.....


(I'm sorry for the somewhat questionable quality of the videos. They came off of my phone but they are cute, none the less.)

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I love about 14 seconds into this video when you hear Jim say oh boy... about got out of that one fast... and then I cackle.... Notice where Zack has his feet... :-)

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This whole video makes me giggle. (Or laugh loudly in the background...) I love where he tells him he's doing to do the taco. Or where Zack continues to say to him over and over, choke hold get out of me, (as opposed to choke hold, got to get out of it....) or about second 40 where Jim says choke hold and Zack matter of factly states, that's not a choke hold!!

But my absolute favorite part is the ending. Where Jim says to him figure four, how ya gonna get out of a figure four and Zack promptly kicks him in the face and if you listen really closely you can hear Jim say, well I guess that's how as he holds the side of his face and lets Zack go!!

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This was my night last night!! This little piece of normalcy is what I have always hoped for. I laughed and smiled and enjoyed every minute of it!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Bed



Taking full advantage of all of the room in his new bed.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Too Late...

Grandpa I have to go potty.

Ok, just one minute and I'll be done working on this.

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Grandpa I don't have to go potty any more.

Oh no, did you have an accident?

No, I went on that tree over there.

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And this is when we begin the appropriate place and time to pee on a tree. In the middle of a full RV park... probably not so much.....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just Hair?

Zack wants to get a mohawk, not spiked, not colored... just cut. When we told certain people in our lives that we were going to let him do this (Jim, FOtB & I are all in agreement) their reaction was less than stellar.

I believe the exact words were that it was rude, disrespectful and was this just the beginning of something bigger. Would we let him do anything he wanted when he got older?

Our thoughts, he is three years old. It is just hair... it will grow back. Jim says he will not let him grow a pony tail or dye his hair purple and green (although I could personally care less) and he also says that in 10-12 years his answer on whether he can have a mohawk would be different.

My thoughts are that it is just hair. If he is 16 years old, getting straight A's, very respectful, never in trouble and he wants to dye his hair and spike it up a foot off of his head so be it. Jim's answer is different... I guess that we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

For now... we are talking about a three year old. His cousin C has a mohawk. Several kids in his swimming class have mohawks. Several kids at his daycare have mohawks. They are young kids and it's just a hair cut.

So... what are your thoughts. Is it just hair at this age or will us letting him get a mohawk now set a precedent that may very well lead him to a life of rebellion, crime and drugs?

Friday, July 9, 2010

It's official...

I showed up from work last night and his xBox was in our living room. It's official, he is now living with me.

Zack's reaction when I told him this morning:

Did he give you your ring back yet?

No.

Then he can't live with us.....

Cute kid... cute.....

The other thing he brought yesterday was his movie collection. An entire laundry basket full of movies which I must now take upstairs and attempt to integrate with my movies. Because in my world, movies go in alphabetical order. It makes me happy. :-)

Jim was actually giving me a hard time about it this morning, I also organize Zack's toys and the clothes in the closet, and then over my lunch hour I stumbled on this picture and it was too perfect not to share.

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So this weekend I will be organizing movies and trying to get everything out of my house and down to my friend's house for our garage sale next weekend. I'm hoping to find my office floor again by the end of August.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Moving In

Last night I did laundry.

I washed it, I dried it and then... instead of standing in my kitchen sorting out his clothes from mine I took the entire basket upstairs and put it all away.

It was strange and surreal and sometime in about 10 weeks I might be able to wipe the smile off of my face.

He is not officially moved in yet. All that is there is about 80% of his clothes but it is a start. It is enough for me to know that he is coming. He has given notice to his landlord, told her he would be out by August 1st.

He's moving... and I couldn't be more thrilled if I tried.

Friday, July 2, 2010

What a Difference...

I feel like something needs to be put in this space. Something honoring the tremendous fight my sister has put up this last year. But I'm not quite sure what it should be. It would be easy to come here and tell you where we were.


I wrote 116 posts last July, most of them while sitting in the ICU waiting room. I can still remember exactly where I was sitting when I text Jim to tell him that I was in the emergency room waiting on the ambulance to bring by baby sister to the hospital.


I remember walking around the parking lot with her husband praying more than I ever had in my whole life and all the while thinking, she can't die.... she just can't. It can't be her time.


I remember all too well the line I wrote on my blog, her blog, every email I sent to friends, and every Facebook message I sent to her friends:


If you pray, please do so now. If you don't... please start.

As I read back through those posts it is hard to believe that was ever her life. She was just home two weeks ago and to see her today, aside from a few gnarly scars (she really needs to think of a good story for those), you would never even know she had been in an accident.

God truly does work in wonderful and mysterious ways.

So I guess, what I really want to put up here is a message of hope, of strength and of love. Our hope, her strength and everyone's love, making it possible for us to spend this 4th of July celebrating not only the birth of our nation but the wonderful miracle we all got to witness last year.

I love ya sis!! I'm so glad you decided to stick around and put up with us all for a while longer!!
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