Saturday, January 31, 2009

Patiently Waiting

Well, we are still here in the hospital waiting, with a beautiful 40 degree day outside. Melissa is feeling better but we are still waiting. The hospital has certain things that need to be accomplished before someone can go home and we are still waiting on a couple of those accomplishments, which should happen soon. Thank you for all your prayers and support they are much appreciated.
Melissa's Boys -

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Melissa, had a suggessful surgery today. Surgeon said everything went well and no surprises. She is resting now and in a bit of pain but doing okay. She did loose some weight today with all the hardware that was taken out of her back. If all goes well we will be home sometime tomorrow or Friday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ready or Not.....

I will be arriving at the hospital at 5:30am tomorrow morning with surgery scheduled for 7:30am! I am praying for this to be the answer! I just want to be able to move like I am almost 38 years old! :) Well, really I would love to feel like I was 18 again, but I think that would be pushing it!

I hope to be home within a few days!

The kids will be updating the blog until then, bless their hearts!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Many of you know that I have been in alot of pain for the last 3 years with my back! My first surgery was in June of 06, of which didn't help anything! My second surgery was in Sept of 07. Initially there was a fair amount of relief. However in August I started to have alot of pain shooting down my right leg again! So, we tried injections, Physical Therapy, etc etc etc......none of which made any difference. My quality of life stinks....I don't make a trip to the grocery store without hurting....badly! Last week I had a test that showed my nerves were being "pinched off" and today I saw the surgeon AGAIN! It was decided that they will remove my hardware from the last surgery, and decompress at 2 levels. Thankfully it is not as intense as the last surgery, but non the less another surgery. So, at this point I will go in for surgery on January 28th, with about a 6 week recovery period! My Gram celebrates her 90th birthday, and a big bash is planned for mid March, so I want to get this done to be able to celebrate with her, as well as having my family all here from New Mexico! So, if you can spare a prayer or two I would greatly appreciate it! We will get through this, and I am VERY hopeful that the third time is the CHARM! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"today is HIS birthday, na nah nah na"......

Can you hear me singing? Oh, I certainly hope not, as I want you to come back and visit my blog again! lol

Anyways, today is my dear husband's birthday! Dennis isn't much of a celebrater, but the boys and I insist on something! So, tonight we will have cupcakes (according to my neice, it isn't your birthday til you have had cupcakes!). Josh is going to gift Dennis with the opportunity of going to his school conferences, and Tay will gift him with having basketball practice tonight! So, we will go out for dinner this weekend and celebrate both Dennis and Josh's birthday's (his is next week!)

So, happy HAPPY birthday honey bun!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Routine is a a wonderful thing....

Oh, I love the holidays, but I also love being back into the everyday routine of things! This week the boys went back to school, the house is put back together, and therefore I found some much overdo time to scrapbook. Scrapbooking for me is my grounds me! So, here are a couple of layouts that I completed yesterday from our past couple of weeks!
I hope that you have found some peace in the new year!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

It's a new year.....and with that a new ME! I joined a Biggest Looser Group to try to not only loose a few pounds, but try to get back to eating healthier! Even as a diabetic the holidays tend to be trying! So, between now and April my goal is 20 pounds and some sort of daily exercise!

We spent New Years Eve with my childhood friend Jenny and her family. We had not spent any qulaity time with them in a long time-we were due! It was a night of games and good laughs. Of course we saw the ball drop at midnight-and then finished our Wii bowling tournament!

Here are some pics from our good times with good friends!