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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just rambling...

Boy - I just realized that I don't think I have ever gone this long without doing an update on the blog. So I have decided just to ramble on a bit. As I write this, I am on a computer at a lovely place called Rainbow House. It is a wonderful place that provides lodging for families when their children are patients at Children's Hospital in Omaha. Don't worry - none of the children are sick. Shawn and I came down with Joey tonight to stay cause he gets to go to whats called the Children's Developmental Clinic at the hospital bright and early in the morning. It saves getting up at 5am and driving here. My sister graciously agreed to keep the girls over night for us and Tommie tagged along to her house too. Which means John, who will be 16 in a week, has the house all to himself. He has weightlifting and open gym for basketball in the morning that he needs to get to. You better be behaving yourself John! We have ways of finding things out you know! Anyway, Children's Developmental Clinic is something Joey participates in once a year. We get to go and sit in a small exam room for 5 or 6 hours while doctors and therapists and whoever else wants to comes in. They look him over and give their opinions about what else we should be doing. It's not as bad as it sounds - in the past it has been very helpful and I know they will be very pleased with his progress this year. I will let everyone know how it turns out. I brought Shawn along for reinforcements this time. It's always good to have back up in situations like this with Joey, especially when the appointment will go on for a few hours. There won't be a light switch in a ten mile radius that won't get flipped or a chair that won't get knocked over. Thank goodness there won't be any lamps around! Tonight for instance we had him in the playroom here and there was a nice woman in there with her grandaughter. Unfortunately this woman had a cup full of ice in her hand. Before we even knew what was happening Joey went over to her, grabbed that cup and ice went flying everywhere! He has the quickest hands west of the Mississippi! But in all fairness to Joey, the lady wasn't supposed to have drinks in there anyway. Other than that excitement, things have been pretty tame for us. The boys are both done with baseball now, the girls are usually up to something and Joey is doing well. We have a family reunion coming up this weekend. We have relatives that live in Minnesota so the relatives from here are meeting the relatives from there at a half way point for all at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Doesn't everyone aspire to vacation in South Dakota or is it just me? (lol) It will be fun to see everyone again as it has been a long, long time. 5 kids, 1 hotel room, 2 nights - come back for all the insane details!


  1. Good luck today!!! thinking of you!!

    sorry to be so short on Monday - I was on "borrowed" time with Shannon and I knew she was doing me a favor by sneaking me in!!

  2. good luck with your appt! if you're ever in MN look us up! we're in the Twin Cities area - i'd love to meet Joey!!

  3. I read your update on FB, so I know it went well. Yippeeeeeeeeee!

    I'm reading a book right now (Nora Roberts, Black Hills) that's based in S.Dakota.
    Are you CRAZY getting one room for all of you??????????

    Justine :o )

  4. Was wondering what was going on at your house... Havne't seen an update in a while. Glad all is going well!


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