For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Trip to Little Rock....


Manly MEN!!! Watch out guys!!... A Shark is approaching...
See Me,Momma?!!!The littles....Waiting, Waiting, and Waiting some more...Almost time... "I think I am ready..."

Before...(this is after PhaseI)After...(Phase II is done)Leaving the Hospital...

As I mentioned in a previous post, Mandy had Phase 2 of her Ear Surgery on Thursday. We made the trip to Little Rock the night before, and we arrived just in time for the kids to swim at the hotel pool. I remember how exciting it was to go to a hotel when I was little... because we got to go swimming. True to kid form, my kiddos were beside themselves with excitement. They enjoyed the pool so much and did not want to get out when the pool closed at 10pm. We promised that they would swim again before we returned home (unfortunately Mandy wouldn't be able to after her surgery). We spent most of Thursday at the hospital. Mandy's surgery got off to a late start, but she did so well and is recovering quickly. She had a little harder time with discomfort this go round. It was not as invasive as the last surgery, and should not cause her as much pain. We think that maybe she is growing more secure with us and that she is learning to be more vocal with her feelings.This really is a big step for her, and we just reassure her and comfort her. Once she was up and about she was released from the hospital. We returned to the hotel where the others went swimming. She put her feet in the pool for a bit, and then she and mom returned to the room for some fun with paper doll/stickers.
Our trip home was uneventful but seemed long. I think we were all just very,very tired.
I was getting excited last week and was hoping to report that we would close the sale on our old house this next week; however, we got bad news today. The contract fell through yesterday. It had nothing to do with the house really, but the couple that were buying it ....had a fight and are split up at this point(apparently they were boyfriend and girlfriend... and he was buying the house for her). ughhh!!! So, we would appreciate your prayers that our old house will get another contract and sell quickly at this point. The good news (and definitely a God thing) is that an appraisal was done on the house (for the now defunct sale). It appraised at $20,000 above our asking price, and it passed FHA standards and a termite inspection. It certainly puts our mind at ease knowing that even as old as it is is still in "good" condition.
I'll keep you updated...


blessedbeyondmeasure said...

So glad to see she is doing well....and her ear is looking better and better all the time! See you all on Sunday!


Jill and Rick said...

It's good to get caught up. I'm so glad to see that Mandy's surgery went well, and her ear looks great. I loved ALL the pictures, from Mia's montage to the silly pics to the family time in the pool.

Glad that you're back home, and we will once again pray for the sale of your old home!

Have a wonderful weekend, and try to get some rest.