Sunday, October 3, 2010

Home & News

Greetings from… my living room! Yep, we are officially home from OBX. To sum up our vacation in one word, I would have to say……….. wet. Yes, wet from spending time at the pool with the kids pretty much every day, which was tons of fun. But primarily wet from rain. Not exactly optimal for a vacation on the beach, eh? Our first day there was nice, and Jon, my mother-in-law, and the kids got to spend some time on the beach that morning (They let me sleep in—aren't they wonderful?); and our very last morning we got to watch an absolutely beautiful sunrise before we got in the van and headed for home. Everything in between was gray, windy, and wet.

Sooooooo… we played games, Lamb made crafts with Jon's mom, we went bowling, we played arcarde games, we went to the aquarium, we went indoor mini-golfing, we watched movies, and we spent a lot of time in the indoor pool—it really was a very fun family time. I'll post pictures later, but last night we got home, put the kids to bed, and went to bed. The only things that have made it out of the van are my laptop and the book that I am reading. Speaking of which, I highly recommend The Hunger Games and the rest of the series by Suzanne Collins. I read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire on our trip, and my dear wonderful hubby bought me Mockingjay, the third book in the series, when we stopped for lunch yesterday—and I'm already 200 pages in. I picked up The Hunger Games because I had heard good things about it… but I started it with reservations because it sounded very 1984-ish to me, and I hated that book. But while it does have some very general similarities—it takes place in the future, the US has fallen, and a new, cruel government has risen up—it is 5,000 times better. Very well-written, very hard to put down.

And you know what? It's early, my house is quiet, and I think I would like to go read some more of my book before everyone is up. J But before I go, I want to share some news with you. While we were gone, we finally got the results of Roo's last round of blood tests. It took SIX WEEKS (twice as long as they told us it would be) and several phone calls, but thank the Lord we got good news: Roo has no further chromosomal abnormalities!!! We have been waiting to hear if chromosome 15 had an issue as well, but it is completely fine. Praise God!

That's all for now, but come back on Tuesday when Jamey and I answer more of your burning questions for those of us insane enough to have three little ones this close together! J

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