Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who Likes Popcorn???

If you like popcorn and you want some for free, visit my sister's blog at the link below

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ben's Blog

Ben has a new post on his blog that he wants everyone to check out. Hopefully, this isn't what his future holds....dancing on tables without his shirt!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Does Anyone Know What This Is???

That is a dime in the picture...someone thought it was a quarter (that might have required surgery)!!!

Well, I don't either! But I know where it came from...AVA'S NOSE!!!! Her nose has been horrible ever since China. It has been really smelly and she keeps getting antibiotics, but the smell and cruddy junk keep coming back. We took her to the ENT two weeks ago and he asked if she had put anything up her nose because that is what usually causes a bad odor. I said not that I knew of but her nose has been like this for six months, the entire time she has been home. He looked to see if he saw anything, but didn't. He gave her two weeks worth of antibiotics and told us to give her nasal washes (I highly recommend that to the chronically congested...that really cleans your sinuses!!!). He was thinking that her adenoids were enlarged and causing chronic infections. As soon as we started the nasal washes we thought we saw something black trying to come out of her nose. We weren't sure what it almost looked like dried blood or something. I took her back to the ENT for him to check and make sure that there wasn't a foreign body. He (well, really the PA...the Dr was in surgery) cleaned out her nose and saw what I was talking about, but said that it was a concretion (I think that is what he called it)...basically, dried hard snot (gross, I know). They said to keep doing the washes and that should soften it up and make it come out. Well, the last few days it really looked like it was going to come out, but it would slip back up her nose. This morning, while I was driving the kids to school, Ava sneezed. I turned around and she had snot coming out of her nose, so I pulled over to wipe it and when I did THAT came out of it!!! That has been in her nose for 6+ months. It looks like the shell to some type of nut. I can't imagine having something like that in my nose for that long. Maybe her adenoids are fine!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I know the pigtails aren't the best, but look how much Ava's hair has grown since November! She looks fresh from the barber!

This is at Lucy's in Guangzhou

Enjoying a french fry cigarette

Trying to put bows on a few strands of hair

Friday, May 2, 2008

Congratulations Jonathan and Susan

Our neighbors and great friends got their referral today. They waited almost 28 months, but now they are the proud parents of twin girls!!! I am so excited for them. I know Susan will post pictures on her blog soon! Congratulations Jonathan and Susan...we love y'all!