Saturday, March 8, 2014

Well, Hello There, Stranger!



I have not blogged in a while and thought I would catch up tonight! I had my gall bladder removed the week after we came back from New Orleans. I had a handsome male nurse and his miniature assistant was quiet fine too! Julie had her friend in Jonesboro deliver balloons to my door. We loved that little delivery of cheer! 


I had a slower recovery than I expected. I got to spend some much needed quality time in my bed. These sweet boys cuddled up with me for a bit. Henry loves playing with his friend Eli and Randall was desperate for him to have a play date, outlet, diversion! He stayed until bedtime that Saturday night. His mom and dad are sweet friends of ours. 


Randall had fun picking up every toy in the house. He was such a good nurse and wouldn't allow me to bend over for a week. I soaked that up while I could!!! Ha. I have a jewel of a helpmate yet his mercy was wearing thin when I decided to throw up for 24 hours just 4 days after the surgery. That was a little touch of misery for all of us. Thankfully I mended and I was never so thankful to be whole again...whatever "whole" really is?! 


My first well day was the day we headed to God's part of our great state...Fort Smith. Henry and I went for a few days so I could attend he annual REMAX luncheon in Bentonville. He was so excited to see the transit bus Marmie had for him. It's the simple things! They went to the Leggo movie and to eat lunch while I attended my luncheon. They had fun together. 


Mama and I made this wreath for her front door. It was a feat! I had never made a burlap wreath. I am now making one for a dear family friend bc she saw the pic on mom's Facebook page. I will only make for those I love....it really isn't all that easy working with burlap. It's so pretty though so it was worth it! 


We visit Fort Smith for two main things... Marmie and Melissa! Our fun at Melissa's house is always the best. These boys are a wild bunch and love each other. It makes my heart happy, happy, happy. Our friendship is my favorite. True, honest statement...but if you read this blog much you probably already knew that ;)


The weekend we came home it iced an insane amount at our house. All this in this photo is ice. It was wild! We did not leave the house for four days. It was nice and annoying at the same time. Our little family has had mucho quality time this winter, fo sho! 


We sled and sled and sled in our yard off of the ice drift mountain that formed on our porch. It was comical for our neighbors to see I am sure, but we made cool memories. Now it is 6 days later and 60 degrees with ice still in our hard and on our roof. Crazy!!


We have started swimming lessons this weekend and Henry loves it this year. Thankfully! Last year he hated it. We have fun with his swim instructor and we are so glad to have her squeeze us into her busy work schedule again this spring. We look forward to seeing Henry become a fish, hopefully! 


Now we are headed back to church tomorrow in our so ever shrinking dress clothes! Our boy is growing so fast and growing out of all his pants and shoes. Warm weather can't come quick enough for his wardrobe! It makes me laugh and shames me a bit but I am not buying anything else for this season. It is what it is ;) he is still a cutie, flooding or not! 

Please keep our sweet friend, Ron White in your prayers. He is having triple bypass surgery in the morning here in Jonesboro. We love him like family and know he is in good hands! 

Abby 








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