Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Daddy, thank you for always being there for me and supporting me in everything that I do. Thank you so much for the example you have been to me, not only the Christian example but also the father/husband example. I am so grateful for that it helped to show me exactly what I wanted in mate and I am so glad that I waited until I found just that. As much as I call you a "dirty old man" when you are around mama, I want you to know how much it means to me that you show her that you love her, even around us. Thank you for being such a hard worker and always providing for our family. You are the best daddy in the world...and I want you know that I will always be your little girl no matter how big I get or think I am. I love you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Never a dull day in our house!!

The past month has been a whirlwind for us. We went to the beach for Memorial Day weekend for our first family summer vacation. It was so wonderful laying out on the beach all day and eating seafood every night. In case you didn't know it, my husband can out away some shrimp. One night we went to the seafood market and got them to steam us 3 lbs of shrimp and a pound of crawfish. We took it to the beach and ate every bit of it. The only thing left was the shells...which we buried in the sand (come to think of it, I bet some kid was pretty freaked out the next day building a sandcastle and finding a crawfish head :) We had a great time getting away from the day to day life here and home and spending quality time together.

Joel finally has the fence and deck built in the backyard. He has worked so hard on it. It look so good and we are looking forward to entertaining out there this summer. I am so thankful for Joel and his "handyman" abilites. Macie Mae is enjoying her backyard, too. She loves going outside and sitting in the sun and chasing the birds.
And now here is the inspiration for the title of this post...Joel has been in the hospital once again!! In case you are wondering...yes, this makes the 2nd time in the 8 months that we have been married. He starting getting sick last Sunday. He was running 102 fever, throwing up like every 15 minutes and complaining that his leg and foot was hurting. He went to the doctor on Monday because his foot was so swollen that he couldn't move his toes. They gave him and antibiotic shot and sent him home. During the night he started running a fever a again, so I took him back to the doctor Tuesday morning. They have him another shot and sent him home. By that afternoon, his foot was so swollen it has turned completely purple. I called the doctor and they admitted him to the hospital. After being there for 2 days, they said that he had an infection in his foot and he was allergic to the infection. That is what caused all the swelling. At one point his foot seriously looked like Adam Sandler's foot on Mr. Deeds!! But we are home now and he is getting better. I really think that he is just testing me on the "in sickness and health" vow I took. I hope I have proved to him now that I will stick with him no matter what. I don't know how many more hospital visits I can take (or afford)!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!