I've been wanting to blog for so long! Life has been busy, busy, busy. Really since April it's all felt like a whirlwind caught us up and carried us off. Things just haven't been "normal" since Joe injured his back and even now he continues to heal. Between his back injury, my pregnancy miseries and life with 5 children, we've been in survival mode most of the time and go, go, go. Our schedule has been full of doctor visits, physical therapy visits and chiropractor visits. We're both pretty tired to doctor's offices and our days being broke up with appointments. It's been crazy but we're thankful to be dealing with things that are just part of life and here for a season. Joe's back is getting better and my pregnancy will be worth all the discomfort, aches and pains.
Joe ended up coming home from work and we took her Urgent Care, I was hoping they could just glue it shut. They wouldn't treat her and sent us to ER where she got four staples! This was our first ER visit with any of the kids and it went very smoothly. By the time we arrived, she wasn't in pain, they put numbing gel on the gash and no shots were needed. They wrapped her in a sheet and she cried when they put the staples in but it was fairly fast.
She didn't have any complaints after that, except for when we changed her diaper and she laid on the back of her head or rode in her carseat. She would say, "Hurt, head hurt." I think she is a pretty tough cookie and was still her sweet self through the whole thing.
We were all ready for the soccer season to end. It took some crazy juggling to make practices and many games Joe was in really bad pain. Brady and Anne did well considering and Brady made a new friend he loved playing with so that was helpful.
We then drove to Tennessee to visit Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park. Joseph has liked the black and white movie, starring Gary Cooper, Sergeant York for a couple of years now. This has been on our places to visit for some time and we decided to make it happen this summer.
Joseph bought a rubber band gun that I'm pretty sure the guy on the porch whittled and Brady gave us all a minor heart attack when he was caught carrying a $5 dagger of a knife that he'd found on a low shelf!
I asked for directions to the nearest place that might have a charger and the lady told me I'd have to drive to "All-benny" which I soon remembered having seen signs for "Albany". Her directions were wrong but we did find a Dollar General and get chargers!
Historic Boone Tavern Hotel. This is such a neat area that I'd love to go back for a longer visit and the hotel was absolutely awesome! So clean, really afforable and the staff were very friendly. We had a great stay!
Fort Boonesborough. I was pregnant with Brady the last time we visited and the kids all wanted to go back.
On this road trip Anne was in her carseat and she held her arm straight up to feel the cold air blowing over her head. Brady pulled her arm down, she screamed at him. We told him to leave her alone and that she could keep her arm up. Anne continued to hold her arm up and stare at him, it was obvious her arm was tired after a bit but she just kept holding it and staring at him to prove to him she could do it!
White Hall at a very discounted rate with a group of camp kids. White Hall was the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, slave abolitionist, Ambassador to Russia and friend of Abraham Lincoln.
And that's a wrap!
No promises on when I'll post again.