Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Neil's surgery play by play...

Arriving at Vandi with turtle in hand and not a clue of what is about to happen..

checked in and waiting to go

Dada and Neil play time...no, Coby did not break the chair...strong chair!

Children's Hospital at Vandi is great!!!

...still waiting!

and waiting...

we waited for a long time!!

Checked into our room and Neil watched TV for a total of 5 seconds. For those of you that know..Neil has no interest in TV at all.

Wrist band on..check! Fingers in mouth...check! Turtle....check! Blanket..oh ya, check!

Dada filling out paperwork and Neil still waiting
Mama putting socks on and Neil taking them off..that went on for a while!

Dada and Neil being silly as always!

Nurse Betsy let Neil listen to his heart and he liked it!! Hum...Dr. Ginsberg?? His Great Grandfather was Dr. Robert Ginsberg..he would have been proud!

Mama loving on the baby!
Dada, Neil, turtle and blanket rocking
Again...Neil taking a look at the TV right before they took him back.
Mommy and Daddy getting something to eat while waiting.
Finding silly things to do while we wait.
Well, we are back home now and this is the Elmo...or as Neil calls it "Melmo" balloon that he woke up from surgery looking at and it made him smile...until he felt the IV in his foot, blood pressure monitor around his leg, realized he had no clothes on and lots of "tape" around his private area....yes, the tears came quick and loud and long! Mommy and Daddy were good through it all, but Neil has never held me so tight in all his life! Good thing he will not remember, but Mom and Dad sure will!

Well, Neil woke up this morning still a little fussy...but within a few min and some pain medicine...he is back to running around like his usual self. Thanks for all your prayers for peace, and strength! God held us up through this and we are very thankful!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Neil is going in for the "snip snip"

Well, you can all be in prayer and thought Monday morning around 9:30 when little Neil will have his surgery that is long over due. We will be at Vandi and they have told us that it should be very quick. Neil will have to be put under, but not for too long.

Well, besides that we are all doing great! Coby has been in Cali since Thursday and will be home tonight! I can't wait! He was there with the principle of his school, a few teachers and admin staff. They along with about 300 other school staff were there for a conference in Long Beach. Coby sent me a picture of the sun set over the ocean and totally rubbed it in. I on the other hand was breaking up craziness between Neil, Trot and Pebbles. Coby soooo owes me!

Well, we got our 6 month Post Placement paperwork off and I am glad that is done! One down, 3 to go!

Well, for now, that's about it. I wish I had more time to write, but I am still finding most of my time chasing and playing with Neil and having a blast!

Coby and I are reading through a book with 3 other couples who each have one child and they are all about the same age. the name of the book is "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Ted Tripp. If you are a parent of a child ANY age, I highly recommend reading this book and if possible with a support group of parents! There are even questions at the end of each chapter.

Until then...

Monday, February 9, 2009

My sweet friend Jennifer

This is my dear friend who at the age of 34 passed away last night.

Please be in prayer for her husband Pete and her twin sister Jessica and her parents these next few days. Jennifer had been battling breast cancer these past few years. Then these last few months it moved to her liver and last night, her battle ended.

Jennifer and her twin sister Jessica have been friends of mine since Kindergarten. We have been through more then most friendships go through....but I am grateful for that, because it made it stronger. And in the end, it was sweet!

Today, I wear a tee shirt that Jennifer gave me a while ago that says,
"I Wear Pink for Jennifer Uwarow, Proverbs 3:5-6"

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

I love you my friend, I will miss you, but I will find joy in knowing you are with your Maker and Redeemer and Heavenly Father. I can't wait to join you there one day! Praise God that He showed you grace these past few days and now He holds you in His arms...what a sweet thought!

3 Best Friends....Jessica, Jennifer and myself dressed in their mom's nightgowns as little girls.

Interested in reading her story, here is a link to her blog she wrote while battling cancer:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Looking for a new home for Trot

We are looking for a new home for Trot. He has been with us for a few years now and we LOVE him! If you or someone you know is interested in more info about Trot, shoot Coby or I am e-mail and we can give you the details.

Here is our "Ode-to-Trot Nixon Bryant Ginsberg"

Trot in the snow on our deck.

Trot, Neil and Pebbles. The "Three Amigo's"

Trot with Pebbles doing the "cookie counting"

Trot loves to sit on the couch with his back legs up and his front paws on the floor.

Trot, Miss Hope and Neil

I'm King of the Hill!!!

Our sweet Trot!!

Pebbles and Trot...


This was Neil's expression when I told him that we were going to be in our PJ's all day in front of the TV watching Obama's swearing in.....I don't think he was too thrilled.

The only smile I got was when former President Bush (the first) walked in! Hmmm....Republican? That's what mommy's hoping for!!

Didn't seem too interested....but it still was a great historical day!

OK....for those of you who have followed our blog for some time now.....notice anything in this picture that has not moved in over 13 MONTHS!!!! (if you need a hint go back to blog dated: 12/7/07!!!!) Someone told me that he was going to install crown molding in my powder room....let's just say the crown molding is NOT up yet.

(This is Coby.....all I have to say is whatever! Brandy asked me to leave it in the box because she liked the way it looked next to the TV. :-) )