Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sad news

In April of 2004, a local soldier, Matt Maupin went missing in Iraq. He was in the Army. The rest of his troop was found, he was POW/MIA. No one in Cincinnati has ever given up the hope that Matt would return to his family safe and sound.

Today, we learned on the news that his body has been recovered. I can't imagine what his family is going through. His parents had such high hopes for a safe return for their son.

Keep the Maupin family in your prayers.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The newest picture

Hummm, I'm thinking I should start a new blog with photo's of my little Nic Nak and the other 3 trouble makers on it so I can save this one for my crafts. Seriously, one day soon, I will be adding cards to this site...I swear by it! LOL!

Well, here is a new picture from today. The kids and I were coloring Easter Eggs and Nic was wide awake. I had to start snapping pictures! How could you resist with a face this cute?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

February Blog Candy WINNER!

Finally...I'm so sorry to be this late with my first ever blog candy give-a-way! Who could have predicted what all went down though? LOL!

The winner, based on is Pam from Paper Askew! Pam, please get me your addy and I'll send out your gift! You did a fantastic job, thanks for playing!!!!

Everyone did a great job on this challenge. I think I'm the only one who didn't get enough cards made! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME! But with making baby announcements and thank you cards, I'll be way ahead of the game now! LOL!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

He's coming home!

Dominic is coming home TODAY! Can you believe it? 15 days later, he is coming home!!! I got a call today from the NICU and the nurses were asking all about my surgery yesterday. I told them I was feeling fine, back to normal, blah, blah, blah. Then they asked if I'd be interested in picking up my son!!! Are ya kidding me? OF COURSE!!! I can not wait! As soon as John gets home from work, we are going straight up to get him! WOOO HOOO!
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!!! I'll keep you all posted...of course, you know I will! :0)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Blog challenge update

Hi ladies! Thank you all so much for participating in my blog challenge. I ask that you hang in there with me while I get the gift and my life back in order.

On February 26th, at just 33 week, I gave birth to our 4th child, Dominic! It was quite a stressful time! I had to have gall bladder surgery first which sent me into labor. I have one more surgery to go thru on Tuesday the 11th and then I will be back in working order. Actually, I will be in working order when Dominic gets to come home from the NICU, but I'll manage for now. He is doing well, he is not on any breathing machines, they are just waiting for him to eat. He hasn't learned how to suck and swallow. The nurses tell us that this doesn't develope until they are around 35 weeks, so hopefully soon, my little man can come home!!! He was still a big bady for being just 33 weeks.

He weighs 5 lbs 4 oz and is 18 1/2 inches long! He is loner than all 3 of our other kids at birth! LOL! Here is a picture of him compared to my husband's hand.

Let me tell you...I realized just how lucky we all are to have my wonderful hubby! He's a rock thru all of this! He is a wonderful man!!!!!! Honey...I love you more than you can ever imagine!!!!!