Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rainy week

What I was planning on doing as soon as we got back from Edmonton was getting at the yard work and planting. But...

I am facing indoor tasks; you know the ones I have been putting off all winter while dreaming about what I'm going to plant in my tiny garden. I did get a couple things done today and now I am busy hovering over my oldest child as he does his home work. Not sure how long he will drag this out.

Bronwyn is almost done her preschool. Tomorrow is her last class and on Monday she has a picnic. I am hoping for less rain on Monday!

Gavin is on the home stretch too. We are all tired of school and ready to be done, although not sure what I'll do with them once we are done. I think we'll just veg out for the first while.

I best stopped typing and start nagging, or this will never end.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tired out

I am TIRED. We arrived home fairly late last night (9:30ish) sent the kids off to bed and collapsed.
The speech went well as did the remainder of the day. It was fascinating and I am impressed and proud of the people on the cardiology team at the Stollery. What they are trying to achieve and how they are going about it is admirable. I didn't need more evidence to prove to me how valuable they are, but I got it any how.

The kids had such a wonderful time visiting all their cousins. In fact, they are also pretty low key and tired today. Ha ha!

I will post picture later, today just a quick update.

Thanks for all the encouragement. I really do appreciate it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A bit preoccupied

I have been a bit preoccupied lately. We are headed to Edmonton tomorrow. I was asked to put a presentation together for a cardiology conference being held on Friday.

I am nervous! I am not only supposed to speak, but also participate in the balance of the discussions through the day. There are 4 other parents that will be there also. I am excited and totally worried that I won't be able to concentrate or talk intelligently. I deal with wee people all day and a room full of adults having adult discussions is rather intimidating. I guess as long as I don't put anyone in time-out, I should be OK.

I will let you know how it goes. I have included two pictures of my little heart patient. How she started and where she is now. I'll share them with you too.

It has been a long and interesting road. Doing this presentation has forced me to be reflective and to dwell on much that has transpired. All I can say is that I am proud of my family. As I look back at our journey they have each been so great in their own way.

Wes. Well, Wes is our rock. He may be quiet but don't under estimate what he does for his family. He is steady and strong!

Gavin. Wow, Gavin has been so flexible and easy during many stressful times. He really is a joy of a child.

Bronwyn. Sigh, couldn't have asked for a tougher and more resilient little girl. She amazes me.

Mari. YIKES. Mari wasn't around for too much of the drama, but she has brought levity and yes, more drama into our lives.

Me. I do the best I can.

I am blessed. So so blessed. Not only to have my family, but my extended family and friends too.

Most of all, I am thankful. God has given us rich blessings and we thank him.

So, wish me luck!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's day

I have the best Mom in the world. I love her very much. Betty is the world's most fun Grandma too. I don't have a words to express how wonderful she really is. Happy Mothers day to my Mamma!