Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Day Check-up

Jackson at the party. He went to the emergency room twice in one week...for dog bites and falling on the fireplace and splitting his head open.
From Left to right. Jackson, Paul, Tayzia, Talon, Celest and Breck

Annette and Trisha - Moms helping out with the party!
Devree and Brittany with her shoulder injury.

Shelby, Ashley and Kenzi


Mandarin with Ashley making bunny ears.
Bill Griffin, Lisa Wilcox, Breck and Brenda Griffin
Michael, Paul and Talon trying to get out of the picture.
Now they grabbed Talon so he could be in the picture.
Megan the volleyball star!

Well we had a pretty good flight except they closed down runway in Memphis and we circled around the airport for 40 minutes. During that time, Devree sang to me all of the songs she will be singing at the Christmas Concert soon. There were Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie and Jackson waiting with the welcome signs. The airport didn’t hava a wheelchair so we went anyway. Then we hurried home and had a quick, fancy and delicious meal and then it was party party till 9:30pm.

I was having a hard time wanting to leave home again after being home for one day. We put our Christmas lights up and decorated the inside. We will go and cut our tree next Saturday. But you know how it is. The surreal list of things to do for the holidays and I didn’t want to go back to St. Jude’s. Well my attitude changed as soon as we saw all of the people that love us here in Memphis. It made my heart feel overflowing joy to have so many come last night and wish us well. THANK YOU ETHEL for the use of your car while we are here. Besides being here during the holiday is great too. Lots of places and homes have beautiful lights and I can enjoy that too! Going back to St. Judes is a lot easier when you know that you will be flying home on Thursday. We have already seen some friends that are still here. We will probably see some more that coincide their check-ups with us.

Devree got some good news already! Her hearing in her left ear is better. It used to be moderate (just her left ear) now it is on the border of mild hearing loss. Nothing is better in her right ear…YET!

So this is supposed to be "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" Are you enjoying it yet?

I am going to put a quote in every post that is related to Christmas. This is by President Henry B. Eyring. "What all of us long for in our hearts, at Christmastime and always, is to feel bound together in love with the sweet assurance that it can last forever... This is the promise of eternal life, which God has called His greatest gift to His children."


soggycheerios said...

Thanks for the update, I've been stalking you blog waiting for one. Hope everything checks out great for Devree.

Val, Jed, Claire, and Annaliese said...

Sorry I couldnt make the party Sunday night. I've been sick! Glad your stay in Memphis will be short and sweet! We still check your blog every week!