Hello Strangers

12 Sep

I don’t know if anyone is still here….but wanted to give an update!

Life is good. We are blessed for sure!

Ryan has been healing in ways that can only be judged as miraculous. We received an opportunity for him to get his blood tested at home instead of having to take him to the doctor each week. This is awesome, because even though we only live 5 minutes from the office, it’s difficult for him.

We are balancing out his blood thickness and that, along with a new migraine medication, it’s making a huge difference in his attitude and energy level.

Speaking of a huge difference, we have a friend that moved into our other bedroom. She has been such an amazing gift. Having someone home with Ryan all day is amazing. No worrying about how he is doing if not answering the phone. It’s amazing. She watches Avi at home 3 of 5 days during the week too, which is fantastic because Avi gets to play with her daddy. She’s going to the babysitter 2 days a week to give Ryan more of a break too.

I love the stories I get to hear that happen during the day. For example, Avi was obsessed with the Big Bad Wolf yesterday:

AVI: SUZANNE, the Big Bad Wolf put the tooth fairy in JAIL! That wasn’t nice of him.

SUZ: No, it wasn’t! Poor tooth fairy. She doesn’t deserve that.

AVI: No, but he DID IT. Because he’s BIG! He’s BAD! And he STOLE MY MAGIC WAND.

SUZ: What a mean old wolf!

AVI: We need to STOP him. The Big Nice Wolf couldn’t do it because the Big Bad Wolf hid from him and he couldn’t find him ANYWHERE.

SUZ: What a SNEAKY WOLF.

AVI: Hello! I’m a superhero!

SUZ: Oh thank GOODNESS you’re here, Superhero. Avi needs help getting her wand back from the evil Big Bad Wolf. I think she can do it, but she needs help from a superhero.

AVI: I can do it! *runs off to help Avi* TO THE RESCUE!!!

I love that I get to hear and see these special moments in my daughters life! These are stories that I wouldn’t get to hear otherwise. And that’s awesome.
Now, if you know me, you know I am far from a good cook. I can make pancakes and rice in a rice cooker correctly, but that is about it. Suzanne, on the other hand, loves cooking. This means we get to try recipes that I’ve always thought sounded good but didn’t ever have the energy to touch. The Kitchenaid mixer I won from The Pioneer Woman? Actually getting used now! We have fresh meals and baked goods!
It’s also given us the opportunity to start something else.
In October, we are going to be doing The Whole30. 30 days of a stricter version of Paleo. I think I’ll try to blog about it to see how it goes. But I’m excited to eat healthy. Both Suzanne and I on Monday had thoughts (completely separate) about eating healthier and how little energy we’ve been having. Bringing it up together was meant to be…it’s amazing how God can work even on the little things!
And just because I can, here are some of the more recent Instagram images of our lives:

Good morning, world. I'm ready for Thursday. Let's do this.
Trying on his Halloween costume and showing off his sheer awesomeness. He prances around and loves his clothes.
Best McDonalds toy ever: Paul Frank pencil and book "Hold on, I need to write this down before I forget." I love this girl!
I don't think I've shared one of my two Uncommon cases. I love it so much, not just because it's one of my favorite pictures of my family but because the case works super well! I also love being able to offer them to my photography clients who have iPhone

What have you guys been up to?
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4 Responses to “Hello Strangers”

  1. Sparrow September 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    My phone ate my comment. Hope it’s full now…

    I am SO thrilled to hear how well things are going. I’m sure there are still struggles but it eases my heart to know there is an upswing to things.

    I really hope you have the time and energy to blog about Whole 30! I am so interested to hear about the recipes you use and your experience with it! It’s something I’d love to try some day when I’m in a better place.

    Like I’ve said before, your haircut is FABULOUS. I’ve been debating about getting my hair cut short again to combat this terrible hair loss I’ve been experiencing since Hazel’s birth but I’m hesitant since I’ve worked so hard to get my length.

    Love you. Hope to see you here more. <3

    • Kathy September 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      It worked this time. <3 Thank you for your support and love! I really couldn't do anything without you…

      • Shari September 13, 2012 at 6:24 am #

        Ahhh it is nice to get an update. I do love me some Instagram and enjoy following you but a word update is very yummy!

        I am glad to hear all is going well on the homefront and with Ryan.

        After looking at you photos here.. it reminds me that i still need to take a photo of my phone case. Zoinks! I’d forget my head if it was not attached.

      • Kathy September 13, 2012 at 8:47 am #

        Yes please! I want to see your phone case!

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