Friday, July 16, 2010

***SIGH*** =) We're home again. Adjusting to life again. Nick is healing well after his surgery in MN. We feel so thankful to have been blessed with this miracle!

We're finding ways to stay busy around here. Paul and Andrew are happy little bike riders (Nick is doing a lot of video games until he is healed all up); I am busy with child rearing, housework, and yard work; besides work, Josh is reorganizing the garage and also preparing to take the T.E.A.S. test so that he can apply for the nursing component of his schooling. We've also been steadily trying to reorganize our house in preparation for another baby due to arrive in January. =) We're about 14weeks along at this point! It's been a pretty eventful year for our family.

Quick rundown of some of the events for our family this year are:
Paul turned 8 and was baptized!

Nick had his 3rd heart surgery- this time at the MAYO clinic in MN and they were actually able to REMOVE the huge mass from inside his heart!

Josh pretty much finished earning all his pre-req's for the nursing program (which is basically the bachelors degree portion -- so now all he needs is the nursing component!)

Josh and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in June. (Has it really been that long??)

We have learned we're having another baby!

And upcoming events are:

Josh will be turning 35 in August... (hehehe)

I will be leaving my 20's behind me in September... Not sure if I should be happy or BOO??

ALL 3 kids will be in school this August. Exciting but a little heart wrenching.

We are so happy. TIRED? ABSOLUTELY. But happy and feeling greatly blessed.


Dana, Proud mommy to 4 said...

So happy for you. It's a good year for you. CONGRATS on the baby!!!!

I turn 30 in Oct I'm the same not sure if I'm happy or not.

Brett and Cherice said...

What a wonderful year so far! That is so exciting you are having a baby! I am glad Nick is feeling better and healing well:) You guys are awesome! Can't wait to see your new little one!

Erin Chavez said...

I'm so glad things went well with Nick. Your boys are so adorable. Congrats on the new baby! You think you'll get a girl? I'll be 30 next year and I think it'll be ok. I started falling apart when I turned 27 so what's 30, lol. So happy for you. :0)

Greg & Mary said...

Congrats on the baby news! I am so excited for you and your family. And extrememly excited that Nick is doing good and they were able to remove the mass.

ang said...

I love reading your updates- wow, wow, wow! So much good is coming to your family- what special blessings! I've used little Nick's miracle in my lessons to teach the beehives that God does hear and answer prayers/fasting. Thanks for sharing all the good news! Hurray for #4, that's awesome!

Mandy said...

Hey Darla!
So, I occasionally blog stalk you(b/c I don't know how to make it show when people update :) Heaven knows if I had that feature on my blog I would blog stalk A LOT more than I do :)
ANYWAY, I have been reading your posts and I just have to tell you that #1- I am so happy things are going well w/ your little Nick AND that you are expecting. CONGRATULATIONS!! And #2- that I am continually touched by your blog. I get teary eyed reading Nicks blog. I am sorry to hear that Nick and your family have to deal w/ this trial of yours and I will continue to remember you guys in my prayers! You have such a darla-ing little family (hahaha... get it?)NO, but really you do! You seem to have the sort of family and relationships that so many people could only hope for. I wish your cute and expanding family the best!
Congrats again on the baby! Hope you are feeling well. (Not gonna lie, I HATE being pregnant!) Don't get me wrong, I'm SOOOO grateful to be able to have children, but I would rather give birth a MILLION times than be pregnant ONCE! :) LOL So, I'm hoping you have pleasant pregnancies and that you're feeling ok :)
Take care!

Madame Query said...

I'm so glad Nick is healing so well. Congrats on the baby! What should we do to "celebrate" leaving our 20's behind?

carolyn q said...

What a great post, so busy and yet so full of wonderful blessings for your family.
Congrats on the baby news. I am so thrilled for your family.

Andrew and Steph said...

I'm so glad everything went so well for Nick and your cute little family. CONGRATS on the new baby! How exciting. You knew you weren't done. Good luck with the pregnancy and getting everything settled down in your life. You guys deserve it!