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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello???? Is Anyone Out There???

I am pretty sure I hear echoes of emptiness out there due to everyone having given up on me and my blog but for some reason today, I missed my blog friends and decided it was time to get back in touch. I completely blame facebook for my lack of blogging. Facebook makes it so easy to just post a picture and write a quick one-liner but it lacks some of the personal relationship feelings I got from my blog. I don't have high hopes of writing very regular posts but I am hoping to get back on here a little more frequently.

I will give a quick update and then leave you with a bunch of photos. Everyone is doing great and growing up. Ella just turned 4 and finished her first complete year of preschool. She has grown academically beyond my wildest dreams. She recognizes every letter in the alphabet...if shown a letter she can name it. She can count to 10 and knows her colors. She still has no interest in eating whatsoever though. We may get an occasional bite of pudding in her mouth but nothing sustainable at all. Everyone keeps saying that she will do it eventually but I have my doubts. It is purely stubborness!!! Same with potty training. She can and sometimes will pee pee on the potty but could care less about wearing a diaper or peeing in one so she would be perfectly fine without a potty at all. Again with the stubborness!!! Her leukemia remains in remission and her every two month blood counts continue to look PERFECT!! Of course we will forever worry about it but enjoy the good news every couple of months.

As for the rest of the family, Abbey is going in to 8th grade and Emma is going in to 6th. It will be nice to have both girls in the same middle school this year. Abbey is excelling in her school band as a trumpet player and was given a wonderful gift of a brand new professional level trumpet from a previous student of her band teacher's who wanted to donate a gift to his old school band in lieu of wedding gifts. Abbey was selected as the recipient of this amazing gift. We couldn't believe it!!

Well, it's late and I need to put Ella down (wonderful, late summer schedule). I just wanted to get on the blog before I changed my mind. I will leave you with pictures from our summer vacation to Palm Desert as well as some beach pics and a couple from Abbey's trumpet award. Hopefully I am not writing to an empty crowd :)


EDS Warrior said...

So, so, SO very glad you are blogging again!
I can't believe how much Ella has grown and I am so pleased to hear that she is doing fabulous and remains cancer free - YOU GO GIRL!

Holly said...

Enjoy reading your blog, hope you keep it up.

Loves to Quilt said...

Thank you so much for the update! Everyone looks healthy and happy. Enjoy your summer!

my family said...

you all look great! Miss E is getting so grown up. Happy to hear you all are well and E is doing so much (we need to talk to her on the eating huh?) Send her to me, William will have her eating in no time....maybe some crawfish?

I dont get on fb so I miss ya and the family. Thanks for checking in!

Rochelle said...

Love the family pics. We are still here. I like blogs so much better than FB, almost given up on it as it is too impersonal.
Glad everyone is doing so well.
You look fabulous!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, a blog post!! While FB is good for quick updates, I really do prefer the interaction of blogs. So glad to hear you all are doing well!! We're working on the potty training too. It's a little hit and miss. I need to give undies a try, but haven't really felt up for the mess. :)

Jake should be home sometime between Aug-Oct. We aren't sure how much leave he will have, and it he can't come home we'll be out that way to visit.

Cindy said...

Great update and pictures! You have been missed!

Cathy said...

Good to "hear" from you other than on FB. Ella looks fabulous!! I really can't believe how fast her hair grew back!

Runningmama said...

Yay! You're back! Love the photos and looking forward to more posts in the future :-)

Heather said...

Keep coming back my friend. Even though I know where to find you and track you down, I missed you here!

Love all the pictures but I love,love, love the one of Ella on the beach, all by herself, in her red, white and blue suit. there is just something about that picture that just kills me.

Love you my friend. We need to catch up soon.

Jeana said...

I can't believe how grown up Ella is! I know what you are saying about th estuborn and not eating, we are fighting that here to with Kaelyn, but I'm not much of an opponent as of late :). So glad to see your update and one of these days we will make it to Cali to see all our friends there and go to the beach with our families together.

Cameron VSJ said...


I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?



Anonymous said...

very sexy little girls