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Wednesday Update: 10/31/07

Happy Halloween!!!

Well, it’s been another busy week for us…but it’s been good. We traveled to Iowa City on Monday for follow up appointments. Matt had an MRI in the morning, and we met with the Neuro doctor afterwards. Nothing new to report on the MRI…it looks pretty much the same and we all agreed that we’ll just continue to follow it for now. It was good news indeed! We had a few hours to kill before seeing the eye doctor, so we went and had a yummy lunch at Old Chicago…then stopped in for some Hawkeye gear shopping at a local Hawk shop. We browsed and browsed for quite a while…and were quite surprised at all the things you could buy with Hawkeye stuff on them…flip flops, toilet seats, purses, clocks, lamps…you name it! I was on a mission for a new IA sweatshirt to wear to the upcoming IA/MN game we’re heading to on the 10th of November…and of course, I was successful! And Matt got a new hat and t-shirt as well.

Matt’s follow up with the eye doctor went well also. We discus…

Wednesday Update: 10/24/07

Well, not too much news to report, but I thought I should probably post a little something to that effect. We’ve just been busy with the usual…and things have been going fairly well. I had a conference in Orlando last week, so George came down and stayed with Matt. I enjoyed the sunshine and time away, but as usual it was hard to leave Matt…and it was good to get back to him. He did fine with his dad, of course…but missed me and the way we do things. We just have a way with each other…it’s hard to explain, but the trust, love, and commitment we have for each other…it’s so strong, and I try to remind myself everyday how lucky we are to have that. It’s hard sometimes though, in the midst of daily struggles, frustrations, and stresses to remember to be thankful for the many, many blessings we do have. I have to make a conscious effort to do so these days. I hope that once we are through the stress of selling our house and building a new one that I don’t struggle so much with a bad …

Tuesday Update: 10/09/07

Well we weren’t all that lucky on the weather this weekend…Saturday was great. It was HOT for October (in the mid 80’s). Mom and I took Miss Meghan down to the pumpkin patch for the day. Unfortunately Little Matthew was sick and Hope had to stay home with him. Meghan had a pretty good time though, alone with Grandma Kathy and Aunt Emmy…and of course, we thoroughly enjoyed playing with her and watching her run and laugh. I’m not sure what she would say the highlight of the day was (probably the ‘roller skater girl’ she got in her Happy Meal), but she really had fun climbing the hay, riding on the tractors, feeding the goats, and sliding down the big slide. We also took the wagon ride out into the pumpkin patch…and rode it back talking about the cows, the flowers, and all the things around us. She got her face painted, and we shared a cup of homemade ice cream together…even though she really wasn’t sure that was fair. ‘Take little bites Aunt Emmy! Are you done yet Aunt Emmy?’ M…

Friday Update: 10/05/07

They poured the basement floor and garage floor this week! Things are starting to take shape at the new house...can't wait for the framing to start, which should be next. Matt and I are meeting with Ralph this afternoon to just go through some things and make sure we're all on the same page! Fun, fun!

We've got a busy and fun weekend planned. Mom is visiting for the weekend, so we've got stuff planned with Hope, Chad, and the kids...and the big Cruise to the Woods is on Sunday. Right now they're saying a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon...let's hope it holds off so we can enjoy the day withouth the worry of rain!!! The car looks good and is running good too...and we're all looking forward to the cruise. Pray for dry weather!!!!!!!!

Monday Update: 10/01/07

Happy first day of October! It’s hard to believe that we are heading into another month already…the summer has come and gone and here we are again knocking on fall’s door. Crazy! Not that I mind too much…I can only hope that the next few months go by as quickly, bringing us closer to that wonderful day when we’ll move in to our new home.
We’ve been driving by regularly on Sundays after church to check in on the progress. Nothing too exciting is going on right now, just laying the ground works for plumbing, sewer etc. This week they will be putting gravel down in the basement and then pouring the basement floor and garage floor. That will be pretty exciting to see. The lot has been graded so the slope of the yard is starting to take shape and I’ve already been pondering what plants I’d like to plant, and where. I’m sure I’ll be pouring over catalogs, books, and magazines all winter long, dreaming of the day when I can finally dig in and bring our new landscape to life. It will…