Monday, March 14, 2011

I really did try...

To catch up the blog. But this is the best I can do for today.

Our first picture of us as a family of 4

I was going to find matching outfits for all of us. Do my hair, fix my makeup, etc to try and get the "perfect" family picture and then I thought no.

I want it to be a real picture of my real family. The pro pics will come later.

So here we are. Pierce is wearing a PJ top because he got mud all over the top he had on and Mason is in mid-cry.

Pierce is cracking up because I set the camera on a TV tray (I can't find my tri-pod) and set the self timer then ran like a mad woman to get into the shot.

The picture is a bit soft because I forgot to re-focus just before hitting the shutter.

George and I are both in sweats because we haven't gotten to unpack our cloths (though the rest of the house is pretty much cleaned up)

I think it may be one of my most cherished photos ever.

Because we are whole. We are home. We are happy.


I have two super long post coming up but I just haven't had a second to work on them. Today it was kids vs. George and I and well...we got our butts kicked!

Mason was really unhappy for most of the afternoon and Pierce was all over the place. At one point (while I was out shopping) George couldn't find Pierce anywhere and ended up running up and down the street trying to find him. Turns out he had gotten out the dog door and was in the backyard playing in the pirate ship!

We took Mason to his pediatrician for the first time and ended up with referrals to 9 different specialist. We got our chart flagged because the Dr said he will have to set aside extra time for Mason whenever he comes in.

I came out of the office giggling to George (who was trying to entertain Pierce) because we got flagged. What can you do but laugh?

Between George and I we had 3o phone calls from insurance, medical supply companies, home health nurses, Dr's offices, and the phone company.


Tomorrow is a new day and for most of the day it will be just the boys and I. Please pray they take it easy on me.

It's gonna be crazy and I couldn't be happier.


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

love this pic so happy for u all xxxxxx

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

The picture is beautiful! It is a picture of a loving family that is happy to be together and that is the perfect story to tell. Hoping all settles down for you soon and hoping more that you have plenty of that great snuggle time. When mine were small, I always said there will be time for "house stuff" when they are grown. Congratulations!!

Dianna said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful picture! I'm so happy for you all! Take care as you settle in to your new routine.

(Follower from Couponing to Disney :-))

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I believe that is one of the most beautiful family pictures I have EVER seen. So happy for you guys!! What a Glorious day!!

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Those types of family pictures end up meaning more to me that the posed, professional ones. I mean, I do cherish the nice ones, but the laid-back candid types have a much better story behind them!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so happy that you finally posted an 'at home' picture. That put a big smile on my face to see that Mason outside enjoying the good weather. God Bless you and your family

Erin Wood said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photo came out great! So, so happy. Praying for you today - that you continue to adjust to your "new normal" and that your sweet Mason continues to grow stronger by the day!

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Remember i am still very close....feel free to call me if you're having a crazy moment and want me to take Pierce on a walk or to play outside. I am usually home or very very close to home running errands. I really don't mind helping!! :-D So happy for you guys!

sherthebear said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the most perfect picture. So happy that you are all home together as a family.

David said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, once again I clicked onto the Jelly Chronicles and you completely turned my day around! A huge "thank you" for that, and an even huger 'CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME HOME' to all four of you.

AnnMarie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful picture! Hope the boys are taking it easy on you today! I bet Pierce doesn't know what to think about being home and all together again....and then add sweet baby on top of that. Take time for yourself when you can sneak it. I know when we brought the boys home we really had to get into the groove of things. We found ourselves both waiting up to do this or that....and finally found that some form of shifts worked best early on. So very glad you all are home!

Ann Marie....follower from Couponingtodisney

ZooMama said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been following your journey since Couponing to Disney. I am so happy for your family!! You have been in my prayers daily and I can't tell you the excitement I feel today as I saw your family photo. Many prayers and thoughts to you today and in the future. I have a little girl almost the same age as Mason. Give both your boys a big hug from the Parkerson family.

Amelia & Penelope said... Best Blogger Tips

So happy to see this picture! Hope today is good for you:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I am SO excited for you !! It all sounds good-- going to the regular doctor (and getting flagged, hee-hee). Glad you are finally at the happiest place on earth!
Love the photo!

(follower of Couponing to Disney)

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on making it home! I hope all goes well getting settled into a routine (of some sort).

Catherine L said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic! Congratulations

dxeechick said... Best Blogger Tips

absolute perfection!

Randi said... Best Blogger Tips

What an absolutly perfect family photo! Looking back in 5 years this will be the one that brings the biggest smile to your face. Congratulations on Mason's arrival home, may he continue to grow and thrive with all your love. :)

Widdywings said... Best Blogger Tips

This picture makes me tear up every time I see it. You deserve this happiness. I love you Aunt Amy, and you are such a wonderful mother and wife. Go mamma elephant!!!!!

King Pretzel said... Best Blogger Tips

Im so super excited for Mason and your entire family! This is such a great accomplishment! I know your a strong mother just by following your blog and I KNOW you will do great no matter the challenges and road blocks along the way. CONGRATULATIONS on getting Mason healthy and home :)

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been following your blog for quite some time now but have never commented til now. I am so happy Mason is home! I have been praying for your family and little Mason. We are on our way home from Disney and the first thing I would do when we had internet was get on and see how Mason was doing.

You are such a strong woman and fighter for your little man! Good for you! I will continue to pray for you and your family and look forward to seeing his progress.

Congrats on getting Mason home and being together as a family. So happy for you guys!

Catherine L said... Best Blogger Tips

gosh.. can't believe you're reaching out.. so kind... am sorry I didn't see you in hospital.. it just never happened with Reu's repeated bad health but I know we'll meet up in healthier times... how's it feeling at home? are you getting any nursing help/do you feel you need it?

Catherine L said... Best Blogger Tips

and anyway... when jason's back I just need to capture you guys.. right... I've made my thing of beauty for the day and that makes me feel better b4 bed

Ketcham22 said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so happy you guys are home! When I saw that picture of you all together my heart leapt for joy because I knew you guys finally made it to disney land! Yay! It's an adjustment going have to find a new schedule and it takes awhile. Every time we've gone to the hospital and come home we've had huge adjustments and have to find our schedule again. Don't stress because it will get easier-as I'm sure you're realizing!
Nick is doing good, he's gaining a lot of weight because he's eating so much more through the ng-tube! He's up to 15.5 lbs! He's just as happy as he's always been though and he quickly returned to 'normal' after he started feeling better.
Can't wait to hear how things are going!

~Bec~ said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think that photo could have been more perfect! It is your beautiful family, at HOME! I am so thrilled to read just made me cry tears of joy for all of you!

Crystal M. said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats glad you all home and together!!