Saturday, June 6, 2009

May Mayhem........

I really wanted to blog about my month of May before now! I wanted to journal what an absolutely crazy month it has been. When I say my life is crazy busy, well....I'll just let you be the judge of it!

May 1st - May 5th
Chrissy, Steph, and I left in the early evening for Tampa! Girls weekend! We stayed in a hotel on St. Pete Beach. It was something that we RARELY do and was very needed. We had a very relaxing stress free trip.....I guess. Chrissy was in horrible pain from what we think might have been a rib out of place, Steph had terrible blisters on her feet from walking in the sand, they both had some guilt leaving behind husbands and children. Not me! I've been there and done that, now it's sort of about me! We think Steph's blisters might have something to do with the chemo in her body. Regardless, it was some great girl time!

May 6th
Home but.....I started out of the house at 7:00 to pick Steph up for chemo. By 10:30 it was concluded that she would skip treatment because her counts were borderline on her being able to receive treatment and if there is a chance that they will be doing surgery soon because of the tumor on her ovaries she needs to be off of Avastin for a month.

May 7th - 9th
Up very early on the 7th because Jarad was scheduled for surgery. Sat at the hospital until 10:30 but had to leave to pick up my Dad so that we could head for Mattoon, Illinois. Several of my dad's brothers and sister were getting together to clean out Grandpa's old shed. They were also going to celebrate Mother's Day with my grandmother who will be 96 on June 1. My dad hadn't been home in 2 years. I didn't realize that he was no longer comfortable driving that far by himself. I volunteered to drive him if he wanted to go home to see Grandma. We celebrated on Saturday by having lunch with her then headed back home. We got home late on the 9th.

May 10th
Mother's Day! My children honored me well! I worked like a dog getting the house in order for the arrival of our company.

May 11 - May 14
Up early to grocery shop because we were having company by 2:00 p.m. and the house was empty of anything edible! John works for Kenneth and was coming to town on business but this time he brought his lovely wife, Mary. Mary and I have spent several days together every March the last 3 years. I was excited to have them stay with us and be a part of our chaos! We had great fun with them and she was so content just hanging out here with all the kids and grandkids.

May 14 - May 18
John and Mary left around 11:00 and Kenneth and I headed out the door at 11:30. We were headed to Las Vegas for 4 nights! Our trip was very eventful, it was hot, we won money, spent time with Dan & Shelly, and saw Jimmy Buffett! What a great trip! We got home at 11:30 a.m. so I was able to do laundry and repack my bag. That evening we went and watched Drew & Claire graduate from Preschool! After their graduation, Kenneth & I were able to meet John & Robbie for dinner and to catch up a bit!

May 19 - May 21
Kenneth took Steph and I to the airport to catch a plane to Houston. She had appointments later that day, the next day, and the day after. All I can really say about this trip is there was a glitch in everything we did. Nothing went smoothly. Nothing felt right. Nothing was accomplished. We know nothing. Nothing. But, Steph & I were together, uninterrupted....we love that....reminds us of the "ole days"! She will find out something June 9, so we wait. We were picked up at the airport by her wonderful father-in-law, J.L. We were also met by Steph's dad, Ed! What a pleasant surprise! We didn't get home until around 10:00 p.m. I was so excited to see that Drew had fallen asleep at our house and would be spending the night! I was going crazy without seeing all my babies!

May 22 - May 24
Woke up early! I pushed my suitcase to the side and pulled out a new one! Packed for 3 days, fed Drew breakfast, got him ready for school, and headed to the preschool. Saw Chrissy and the kids briefly, hugged tons, kissed a bunch, told them all that I missed them! Looked at Chrissy....told her that I missed her the MOST! Jumped in the truck with Kenneth and we headed to Mangum, Oklahoma! We were going to visit his dad, brother, and sister-in-law plus attend his 40th class reunion!
Had a great trip! I always love seeing my Oklahoma family! My sister (in-law) Donna is the BEST! We headed home late Sunday afternoon because we didn't want to drive on Memorial Day. Got home just in time for bed!

Home Sweet Home!

I do not want it to go unsaid that I LOVE my LIFE! I thank God for my life, the people in my life, my health, my energy and I know that I'm doing what God wants me too! This gives me the most amazing amount of peace in my life! I see him working everyday in my life which gives me such comfort!

Here are my very awesome brother-in-law and sister-in-law!Here is my father-in-law, my niece, and her cute little Trayden!

This is my father-in-law again with his great grandson and special little buddy, Koy!