Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Long time no see!

Hello Everyone! Did you think I had forgotten that I had started this blog? Well, I didn't forget. Part of the reason I haven't posted is because we are often times very busy. The other reason is because it is summer and I am often times very lazy! I will try to hit the highlights of the last two months.

Mike - His back is doing much better, although it is still not 100%. He is doing stretching and strengthening exercises given to him by the physical therapist. It is slow progress but he is doing well. He has finally settled into that little promotion I spoke of way back when. It is not so much of a promotion as it is just a different job for the same company with a lot more responsibility and a little more money. He seems to like what he is doing at the moment, but we are still praying that at some point he will be able to get out of the plant and into an office type position.

Elizabeth - In June Elizabeth helped teach VBS (vacation bible school) with the youth group at church. She helped with the singing ministry and really enjoyed herself. I will try and remember to have her write about it soon. While she was there she jumped over a creek and hurt her ankle. We thought she may have broken it, but after x-rays we found it was only severely sprained. A few weeks after that the youth were in charge of our church service and she helped demonstrate all the songs they taught the children during the week. While she was doing this she was jumping in heals and injured her right knee. I believe that the initial injury happened when she jumped the creek, but jumping in heals really did her in. After a trip to the Dr. , x-rays which showed nothing, and rest she was still in pain so she was referred to an orthopedic Dr. She saw her this past Friday and she scheduled an MRI which was done this past Monday. We go tomorrow to find out the results. They are thinking she may have torn some cartilage. Please pray for this situation as surgery has been mentioned and that really scares her. I will update with the results tomorrow night as time allows.

Rebekah - Rebekah has been really enjoying her summer break. Her big summer project has been a dress she has been sewing with her sewing teacher. It is very pretty! The background is white and it has blue and green polka-dots all over it. Very cute, and very Rebekah! She has been spending most of her time just relaxing and playing on the computer or in her room. She has really stepped up in helping me these past few weeks since Elizabeth hurt herself. I don't know what I would do without her.

Rachel - Rachel will be 15months old on the 8th of August! I can't believe it. She is very active and in to EVERYTHING! Some of her favorite activities are to ride her horse, play her guitar, and dance. She loves to read and play games with her sister's too, but her most favorite activity is still nursing. I am happy to report that we are officially extended nursers. I didn't get to do that with Elizabeth or Rebekah so it is even more of a joy that I get to do it this time around. Rachel has been very healthy with the exception of a bought of Roseola a week ago.

Me - I am busy as ever trying to get things in order for this coming school year. I still have books to order and papers to file away from last year. It is a very time consuming job to stay on top of it all, however, I wouldn't change it for the world. With three girls to look after and a house to run I don't get a lot of free time but I really don't mind. Pretty soon they will all be grown and gone and I will have more free time than I will know what to do with. Mike and I do try to squeeze in a date here and there, and that is always nice.

Well , that pretty much sums up the highlights! I will update the blog with Elizabeth's results tomorrow.
In Him,

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