Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween at the Arboretum

Until last night, I thought the only way for children to have a real Halloween was to trick or treat around the block. I'll have to say, I really missed seeing some of our neighbors (I've even thought of dressing everyone up again and going for visits this nice Sunday afternoon). But, Halloween at the Arboretum was just enchanting! A drive into the woods with woodsy creatures, nice lights, nothing scary, Irish music, and happy children was just lovely. Parker dressed as a hippie, Neil as a bear, Henry as a monkey--with an old beaver poncho thrown over it at the last minute due to the cool night, Mom with a little $2 witch hat from the grocery, and Dad as a Sox fan. Happy children are a wonderful thing.

P.S. Took Henry and Neil to trick or treat Miss Barbara and Mr.and Mrs. Barksdale this evening.

Now, our Halloween is complete.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hip, Hip, HOORAY!

Neil and I made a trip to visit Dr. Colvin this week in Birmingham. We waited patiently for Dr. Colvin to finish the echocadiogram and to hear his assessment. These only take about five minutes, but Dr. Colvin doesn't say much during the echo, so it seems much longer and I just always hope that the news will be good. This time it was outstanding! Neil's right ventricular pressure is now normal, we can come off of the nighttime oxygen, and he can now fly with out oxygen!

I have had so many emotions for past 3 years and 11 months leaving the Hillman Building. This time as we walked down that long hall, I was just holding my baby as he gave me one of his knock out smiles and floating above it all. Joy and thanksgivng! That was just it.