It is SO nice to be home! I left early (VERY early) on Sunday morning for my annual work conference. This year's conference was in St Louis. That's right, the US's most dangerous city, as I'm sure you all read about recently. It was surprisingly not that scary. We joked about selling our own souvenior t-shirts...'I survived St Louis'...'I'm from St Louis - Back Off'...etc. We had a good trip overall, though we are looking forward to next year's trip (it will be in Orlando!). Two years ago, the conference was in Boston...just weeks after they won the World Series. This year, it was St Louis...just weeks after they won it. So, if you have a baseball team you love, let me know...maybe we can put in a good word for that city to be the conference destination for 2008! :)
Matt's dad came and stayed with him here at the house while I was gone. While it was weird not having me here to help him around the house, the boys managed just fine. They went out to eat one night, and they enjoyed a dinner prepared by a church friend another. I was bummed last night, as I missed my favorite show...Dancing with the Stars (naturally). But when I mentioned it to Matt today, he admitted that he and George watched the show last night...nearly all of the 90 minute show! I laughed out loud (and am still chuckling) at the thought of the two of them hanging out down here watching the dancing men!!! It is just priceless!!! (Of course, he's going to KILL me for putting this in the blog...but how could I NOT!!??) :)
Next week we have some other changes coming our way. We are going to start seeing a new speech therapist. Matt will be working with the new therapist 2 times a week, and we'll see where it goes. He will continue to have PT with his current therapist, Amy, 3 times a week. It will be different adding in another therapy schedule to the current mix...but we welcome the change and look forward to any potential gains that may come of it. Please keep thinking of us as we go through more changes... I ask you to keep Matt in your prayers, that his resolve would remain strong, that his faith would continue to grow, and that he would finally begin to overcome some of these ever frustrating challenges.
Phew...what a week! So many things are happening...the elections...Rumsfeld's resignation...McCarney leaving ISU football...Britney and Kevin splitting up...it's almost more than I can bear! My head is spinning with all the goings on! Thank goodness, we are just relaxing here in the family room, trying to take it all in!