Saturday, January 24, 2009

"WAMP!"- ler

~"Wamp" is the sound I heard when I hit the ground... ~
What started out to be a delightful trip to my sister's, went south fast-- literally. Natalie, Alyson, and Kristi were in the back lot flying kites when we arrived in Meridian around 3:35pm on Friday. Before we even made it into the house, we went to the back yard to play. Well, Kristi and I were attempting to take a picture of the kites, as they flew at close proximity. In the meantime, I tried to keep the strings from getting tangled. In that attempt, I tripped and fell to the ground- landing on nose. After a few minutes, I was picked up off the ground, cleaned up, and driven up the hill to the house in a golf cart. My WONDERFUL sister and nurse came to my immediate rescue, never leaving my side (I wouldn't let her.) After discussing our options, we decided to go to the Urgent
Care Clinic, (mostly for a tetanus shot due to the cut on my nose,) but they closed just prior to our arrival. So, we walked next door to the ER. In 34 years, this is my first trip to the ER as a patient. The staff at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center was wonderful, and my treatment was quick. I got cleaned up, got my shot, and my X-Ray showed that my nose was broken. I was given Lortab (hallelujah,) and orders to follow-up with my Tupelo ENT. All of that happened in the first 3 hours after our arrival. Thank goodness day one came to a close. Day 2... more drama. Hailey was sent to "her" room, (really her cousins',) for time out. While pitching a fit, she managed to lock herself in the bedroom. Kristi and I couldn't get her out... the "tools" that we tried to use wouldn't unlock the door. We even attempted a window rescue, on a ladder in the rain. No luck. After calling all of our knights in shining armor, the contractor gave us a hint on how to open the door. Mystery solved, much to our relief. NEXT. Harrison is picking up tinker toys, falls (while on his knees,) with a toy stick in his mouth, and cuts the roof of his mouth. We have been her 24 hours and our initiation is complete. Stay tuned... we are here until Tuesday!!

Check out my sister's blog for another perspective.
Beware! It is a little more graphic!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Holiday Haze

Christmas this year was eventful, but not in the most common way. After my last post on Christmas Eve, Travis came home from work with a stomach virus that put him in the bed. Hailey, Harrison, and I went ahead to the Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church... without Daddy. It was sad because it has always been a tradition of ours. When we came home, we ate chicken McNuggets and fries, instead of the nice dinner out that we usually share. Later that evening, Santa had to fly solo while the sick elf laid on the couch. Thank goodness the tricycle was "delivered" already assembled. Whew- we would have been up a creek! It seemed to go from bad to worse... Christmas morning Travis was up only long enough for the kids to see what Santa brought. Travis ended up in the ER for most of Christmas afternoon.... we finally opened presents that evening. The week did pick up as we headed for Travis' family get-together in Atlanta. That trip was so much fun. We got to see all his family, and the highlight was visiting with the twins' cousins... Andrew and Adam from North Carolina, and Olivia, their cousin with brain cancer who lives in Atlanta. Since the trip, we have done NOTHING!! Travis went back to work today for the first time since Christmas Eve. The kids and I are chomping at the bit to begin preschool again on Wednesday. By the way, for those who haven't heard, I will be assistant teaching 3 year-old preschool at the church 3 days a week (MWF,) and continuing to teach Mother's Day Out, as I have been. We are all excited about getting some normalcy back into our lives! I will post some picture highlights with brief descriptions from the past week-and-a-half. We hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Enjoying Santa's gifts...

Our Atlanta trip

Uncle Steve & Hailey enjoying shredded cheese!- Atlanta

Cousin OLIVIA!

Cousin Frank- the pot-bellied pig (Bill's)... Atlanta

The whole crew- minus the daughter's-in-law... Atlanta

Andrew- in red, Adam- in blue

Home again!!