July 15, 2009

in Montana for family emergency

On Sunday night Hubby's big brother became dizzy and fell in his home breaking every part of his nose and ripping apart his face/lips. His wife called the medics and he was rushed to the hospital. Routine tests Monday morning revealed massive blood clots in his legs and lungs. The Dr's are shocked he lived. He was rushed into surgery to have a filter placed in his artery and more surgery was possible.

My MIL was still at my house when this happened and she wanted to get back home ASAP. We didn't feel she should drive alone in the emotional state she was in. Hubby was afraid he might not see his brother again so we made the decision to drive back with her.

We left at 6pm Monday night and got to Clayton, NM at almost 3am. We had about 5 hrs of sleep before we started to drive the final 14 hours to Montana Tuesday. Made it to the hosp with just minutes to visit before ICU was closed to visitors.

Hubby's brother has made huge strides in recovering. He was moved from ICU today and as of now there are no immediate plans for more surgeries. He is still in a 'step down' room and will be for a while. The dr says it will be a long hospital stay and major life changes will be required.

We ask for prayers for-
full healing
God's provision as life changes are made
the 8 yr old son who saw his father fall and lay lifeless
our travel home on Monday (flights on time and such)

July 13, 2009

a little decorating inspiration

The Lettered Cottage

I stumbled onto this blog a few uh minutes ago (hour maybe? maybe more) and have been hooked ever since.

Word of warning though-
ONLY check out this blog if you have nothing else do to, the kiddos are sleeping, and you are not easily bit by the redecorating bug ;)

So grab a nice tall glass of iced tea and settle in for a little decorating inspiration.

July 12, 2009

so far so good

My MIL has been here since late Friday and we are having a good visit! My house is staying clean(er). We all went to church this morning. We have been getting the finishing touches to the bathroom done. The kids are behaving and no one is sick!

So far I call this a good weekend.

This next week brings a trip to a friend's to pick up new handmade dresses and skirts, karate, trip to the dentist for a tooth pulling, more visiting, mentoring and uh...well who knows!

The heat is keeping us indoors for the most part. Too hot to swim even. :(

I'll check back in a few days!
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