Friday, December 18, 2009

End of the Year Updates
Oh the joys of having children. It has been a rough couple of weeks in our household. Both kids ended up with walking pneumonia, and Jaxon has double ear infections. He has been barfing a lot too, along with Abby. Neither children want to sleep, and it is only mommy that they want. Today was kinda funny. I handed Jaxon over to Bradly so I could help Abby, and he barfed all over daddy. The funny part was that Bradly of course had his mouth wide open and received a mouth full. YUCK!! Then later in the day, I was joking with Abby and said wouldn't it be funny if you barfed on daddy too. About a minute later, Abby turned her head ran over to daddy and barfed all over him. GROSS!!!! Needless to say my children are very entertaining, and it is never boring around here. It has been a great year. Although it has been rough for us, we are making the best out of it. Bradly has been laid off for the third time this year, and we are doing our best to find a new job and survive. We aren't complaining, because at least for the most part the kids are healthy and we are safe. We are grateful for the safe arrival of Jaxon on June 23rd, 2009. He came in the world with lung problems and landed himself in the NICU, but thankfully he is doing much better. Abby became a Big Sister with his arrival and takes very good care of him. Helps with baths, feeding, making him mad, picking on him, and just loving him tons. We are ever grateful for all those we know and love who are currently serving in the military. We thank-you for all the sacrifices you make for our family. The chance to grow up in a relatively free country, and to raise our children the way we see fit. Thank-you so much. Thank-you for leaving your families behind and fighting so far away. Thank-you for not giving up, and for all you do. We are also very grateful for all those who serve us: police, firemen, EMS, Doctors, etc. We are grateful for the knowledge of doctors, and the ability to help our children be healthy. We are grateful for the police who risk their lives everyday for us. Who protect us against crazy people, and the sign of the times. Thank-you for protecting our family and for trying to save this world. Each day we are reminded of the evil that surrounds us. With the violence and crime rates rising, we pray for our family and friends safety and well being. We pray for all who have lost their lives this year and their families. From murder, to children, to sickness, to fire, to violence. God bless and comfort your families. We want our friends and loved ones to know we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a fabulous New Year. May the Lord protect and guide us all. May our goals for the future be met, and may we serve those around us daily, and show gratitude for what we have and who we love. God Bless all of you!!!!

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