Friday, July 17, 2009

Mackley Reunion

This last week I have been trying not to feel too homesick. Todd and the boys were at the Mackley reunion. Breck and Celest have gone to a family reunion in Utah. That is what summer means to me is to get together with your extended family. In our family, Todd's family reunion is this year and my family reunion will be next summer. We set it up to alternate summers and at least see most of our extended family every 2 years. I am a family reunion kind of gal and have planned several family reunions. I LOVE IT! Anybody want help in organizing a family reunion, just talk to me.

Todd told me how many people came to the Mackley reunion and I was so happy and sad at the same time. I would have loved to have seen all of you and talked with all of you. Some of you, I haven't seen for quite a few years! I was so glad that Todd and the boys got to go and I hope to see all of the Mackley side in 2 more years,. So you better come again! Okay?

The leg brace lady finally came at 4:30 yesterday and Devree has her new leg braces. She did quite a bit of walking in her walker yesterday. I was very proud of her hard work. Today she is feeling nauceous again. She tried to get the ativan in herself before she even thinks about moving. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn't. We try to get on with life no matter if Devree vomits or not. She is getting much better about not making it a bad day, no matter how icky she feels. She did only have 1 bite of canned peaches yesterday. Everyday I wake up and hope this day will be a little better in some way and it usually is. Today we hope to be able to see a movie. Devree is able to not have to urinate for at least a couple of hours. She wants to see Harry Potter, but that might be too long. I heard that movie is 2 1/2 hours.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for all of your faith and prayers.


walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,

It is always sad to miss out on family reunions. I feel like I miss out on so much, because I live in Utah and everyone else is in Canada.I am glad that the leg brace lady finally came, though. I hope that today is a better day, too. Sorry, I didn't post yesterday. I was babysitting for the kids that I use to nanny. Sure love you, both.

Love, Koe

PaulaShawn said...

No wonder you like reunions so much. Didn't I hear that you and Todd met at a reunion? Or was it a wedding. I can't remember. Where was it?

Shawn had his appendix out as we were leaving for a reunion. He refused to let that stop him from attending and we left for it just after a day later and drove all the way to MT (very glad that his problem happened then and not in the middle of nowhere on our journey). The poor guy would have to leave the reunion crowd whenever there was laughter because it hurt his fabulous abs so much.

Devree's socks are at your front desk! We're so curious to see what our customized prize is! Have fun in your knee-highs!

Cheryl said...

Shana and Devry, I have been thinking about you. Lots of people comment, but LOTS more people dont and we are ALL thinking about you and praying for you. Keep up the good work and keep your chins up. We miss you really bad here. VT just isnt the same w/o you Shana. Please give us a breakdown of how the rest of the summer will go for you and what your immediate future plans are.
Take Care!

Cheryl said...

Sorry to spell your name wrong Devree. My own brother who is 40 still doesnt spell my name right.

Katie said...

It was very weird not having you at the family reunion. I don't know that you have EVER missed a Mackley Family Reunion. You both were extremely missed. Todd will just have to tell you how cute baby Madilyn is since you missed her. We love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

Katie, Jared and Madilyn

Anonymous said...

We definitely missed you and Devree this time. It was not the same with out you. However, I do have to say that Todd mentioned Shae's baptism and a lot of us "BROWNS" mentioned that we would love to come for the baptism. So, we can have another mini reunion this September.
Love ya lots


soggycheerios said...

Shana and Devree,
My socks should be there any day. I'm not sure if my name will be on them, so if you have a pair without a name on them, email me and I'll describe them to you. Hope all is well.