Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!!

Yup, it's been awhile. I've discovered blogging just isn't my thing anymore, I'm finding that I like spending more time with my kids more than anything, as well as activities that revolve around my kids, and this is one of those things that takes my energy away from them. I ocassionally hop on and catch up on others, but right now my focus is taking care of my family, and I absolutely LOVE IT and am totally into it!!! Don't worry, I may still continue to write here at times...or maybe NOT!

Anyway, we had a super Thanksgiving at my sister's house. So nice not to have to clean up mine and have a big to do here, not that I don't love that either, it's just it was nice not to do that this year. We got some fantastic news that my sister is expecting no 5 in July, we are so excited!! My babies love babies!! We also had the traditional Thanksgiving feast and our tummies were quite happy:)

I know that it's been a hard Thanksgiving for many. I hope that those that sit and complain about things when they have absolutely nothing to complain about feel ashamed-had to say it. Many do not have jobs, and many have no family. There are many orphans out there waiting for a home, let alone enough food, warmth, and someone to give them affection. There are families waiting to bring home orphans and are at a loss of what to do. I hope that everyone realizes that each of us has a blessing, no matter how small. It absolutely irks me that people complain about the smallest things when they have it all, a house to live in, someone who loves them, enough food on the table that they have to watch their weight! Enough said.

News on the kid front. Michael is having surgery in January for his club foot. Although his foot is pretty straight now, his tendon is tight and is not allowing his foot to walk properly, or flat and not on the side of his foot. If we want him to perform athletically, we have to lengthen his tendon. Our choices were to cast him again and most likely still have to have the tendon lengthening surgery, or do the surgery. Since Michael is quite the active can't sit still boy, we opted for surgery. Not only that, I don't think he would have tolerated the casting this time around...should have seen him at the x-ray! Barely could keep the lead apron on around his privates!
Phoebe is talking a mile a minute, those two like to argue and it is never a quiet ride in the car anymore. I've been busy training, training, training. Anyway, here's what you've been waiting for, the most recent photo ops of M & P! Hope you like them!
Phoebe in time out mode!


Mom to 2 Angels said...

Oh don't stop updating! Even if it is sporadically. I love seeing pics of your beautiful children, who have grown up so much since the last pictures by the way :)

Rachel said...

Gen, I have SOOO missed you! I'm not sure I have the right email for you anymore, so please send it to me ( in case you lost mine).

I am floored at how different the kids look. SO FREAKIN CUTE! I was just looking at the picture of us all at Disney last year.

We'll be praying for Michael's surgery.

Kami and Scott said...

Gen, thanks for posting and keeping us updated. I LOVE the new photos of Michael and Phoebe. They are such beautiful children and Phoebe is so pretty. Miss you and can't wait to see you hopefully soon. Love to your family....:)

Jackie said...

Gen -- the pictures are beautiful, and the kiddos are looking adorable as ever. Phoebe reminds me of Nola in the picture where she is holding the leaves. Great shots...who took them?

Your post is right on and really made me think about Thanksgiving and being thankful. Thanks for that!! Things have been tough for me, but I KNOW they could be so much worse.

I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving in a different way this year. I will always remember being with you, John and the kids last year. It was truly special for me.

Love you, J x

Margaret and Tom said...

The kids are growing so, and Michael is so very handsome, and Phoebe as equally pretty! I just love the photos you posted! You seem so happy, and that is awesome! I agree, I am usually prefering to play and read with Milana instead of blogging these days, but I am so glad you posted!!! Love and hugs, Margaret

Kelli-Rie said...

Hi! Just happened upon your site from Lori's. We brought our daughters home around the same time. Just thought I'd pop in to say hello and to let you know what you already do....your kids are beautiful! Please keep the pictures coming!
Leila's mommy from Tokmok, Gotcha Day May 19th.

Rachel said...

hey my pc just crashed and i lost all email addresses AND I just made my blog private, so send me an email for my contact list!