Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Really Good Day

Today was a great day for me. I only took Tylenol once which was this evening because I had such a long day! I've been getting mild headaches when I visit with people too long or get talking or reading too long. Today we slept in a little and enjoyed our first day with Carol here. Carol and her husband Jeff call me their 3rd daughter and have known me since I was in tenth grade. Carol is staying with us for a little while so she can help me around the house and with Brooke and keep a watchful eye on me and make sure for my sis that I'm wearing my helmet when I'm on my feet. HA! Sorry PAT! We went to my in laws tonight since I have to take a shot once a week and my MIL is a retired nurse. She showed Mike how to do it so it's no big deal now. Hopefully I'll be off the shot in the next few weeks. Since having a baby, brain surgery and a blood transfusion I'm showing a little low on blood and have to take a shot that helps replenish red blood cells. Imagine! But that visit meant another LINDSAY visit!!!

Here is Lindsay playing ball with Carol

Our first family of four picture since Mike and I had surgery!

I'm getting good at making Brooke smile for me!
Stretched out and Chillin'...check out those ankles. It took Lindsay over a year to get ankles!!
Grandmama has the magic touch!
Another Grandada's girl...
Lindsay has fun trying on mommy's helmet! She was so funny tonight. When it was time for me to leave and I put on the helmet she said "Mommy go ride your bike and take the back way home" Crack me up!!! She blows me away this kid!
After we got home we went to my neighbors house for a low country boil. It was kind of funny because it was them, the house next door to them and us. All three of us have had to call 911 and have an ambulance out in the last two months for different health reasons. It's kind of the bad luck culdesac! But hey, we were all together tonight eating shrimp and celebrating! They all got some good Brooke time in too. I have therapy tomorrow so Brooke is back at her Aunt and Uncle's again so we can make sure we all get some sleep tonight. I think we're trying to plan to work her in more and more full time over this next week. I finally feel like I'm starting to re bond with her and that is a good feeling. I'll be so happy when we're ALL home again full time!


Anonymous said...

i'm so glad things are going well. it just means that all our prayers are being answered.

lindsay & brooke are so cute...i think brooke looks like you!

and, hooray for mike for feeling better!

love you!

The Smith Family said...

Great family pictures. It looks like things are going well for all of you.

Brooke looks so big!

Hugs and prayers are still being sent your way. Good luck at your therapy tomorrow.

Katy S. said...

It is good to see you all together again. I love Brook's smile!!

Kimmie Kay said...

It makes me so happy to read this post Chris, everything sounds like it's going great! I'm so proud of you for all of your hard work. Seeing the picture of the four of you makes me want to get in the car BAD...I don't know how much longer I'll be able to fight that urge Sis, LOL! Please give my love to Mike, the girls, and Carol too. :) Lindsay's comment cracks me up, she's a smartie like her Mom and Brooke gets prettier and bigger with every photo.. You and Mike are blessed, miss you all lots!

MBKimmy said...

Girl - every post you post is wonderful ... wonderful because it means you are closer to 100% recovery!

Melanie said...

Wow Chris! It is soooo good to see the 4 of you together again. I am glad that you and Mike are recovering and feeling better every day. God Bless you both and your beautiful daughters!

Heather said...

You guys are looking good. Brooke's smile is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

It was so wonderful to see you guys together and SMILING!!!! You guys are so amazing. I am sure you know better than anyone how precious life really is. Cherish it!

The Partins said...

I can not get over how much Brooke looks like you! So cute. What a good looking family! It is so nice to see the 4 of you together!!! Glad you liked the cookie basket. And you cracked me up in the below post about the baby weight. Way to find the bright side! haha.

Anonymous said...

you are such an inspiration, CHris! i just read your post below this one and your sense of humor thru it all is just awesome. you are an incredible woman with much strength and courage. what a great example you are to your 2 daughters.

much love to you always.