Monday, February 18, 2008

Oldest Nephew

So here we have the oldest nephew and the youngest in posts close to each other. This is Kristina and Gary's son Gabriel. He is ten, super duper smart, and loves practical jokes.

(I'll post his younger brothers when Kristina gives me some new pictures, all mine are old enough they don't look like that anymore...)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

From the Mouth of Babes

From the Mouth of Babes

Last night while we were at Mom's* helping with Karlea and Rylea, I was messing around, and snuck up behind Tony and kicked him. Of course, his immediate reaction was to kick me back, so I start hollering "He kicked me, he kicked me!" So Karlea goes running up to Mom, and starts hollering along too - and then Tony kicked her in the rear! (Gently of course) So Karlea's hollering, "Nana, He kicked me! He kicked me!" and Nana says, "Karlea, say 'Shame on you!'"

So what does Karlea do? She turns around, glowers at Tony, and says, "Shame on me!"

Update on Baby Will

Baby Will is doing much better. The valve in his heart they were concerened about closed properly yesterday, and at two this afternoon they are taking him completely off oxygen. Praise the Lord! He will still have to stay at the hospital for monitering, but he is doing infinately better. Kayla is in a lot pain right now. The doctor thinks it is just from trying to get up and around too soon, but she could still use prayer.

Tony and I have been staying with the girls a lot in the last few days, and are realizing all over again how much fun it is to be around little kids. They have behaved very well for us - its actually making us think maybe we might be ready to have kids sometime in the relatively near future. :)

We hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend!

*Just a refresher, Mom is Tony's mother, Mommy is my mother, Papa is my father, and Dad is Tony's father.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Baby Will

Yay! Our newest baby (ok, Kayla and Jeff's newest baby - but he's our nephew) was born yesterday. He is 8lb. 1 oz. and 19 1/4 inches long. His name is William Michael Ellis Hyden. Welcome to the family Will!

He has had some trouble getting started in the world. When he was born he wouldn't start breathing, so they took him to NICU. He is breathing fine now, and his color is excellent. They are a bit concerened because a valve in his heart didn't close when he was born like it was supposed to, but the doctor said that problem usually corrects itself in a few days. Right now he is still in NICU, and we would still appreciate prayer for him, but they have reduced his oxygen and don't expect any long-term problems. He should be able to go home in a few days, and he and Mom are both doing better.

Isn't he cute?!

Friday, February 8, 2008

No Fever!

So, just like the rest of the world, I've been sick with the flu the last few days. Curious? Hypochondriac? Here's some of the symptoms going around:

High Fever (mine was 102)
Achy limbs (the worst was my hands - how do your hands hurt from the flu anyway?)
Severe Headache (well, mine was severe)
Puking (thank the Lord this didn't apply to me)
Diarrhea (ok, I'm sure you ALL wanted to know that one)
Sneezing (oh wait, that's all under congestion)
Chest Pain (like someone really fat is sitting on you)

That's my little ray of sunshine for the day - anyone else have any symptoms to add?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The OCD Therapeutical Periodical

The OCD Therapeutical Periodical
“Helping those with OCD come to terms with real life.”
Volume I ~ Issue I

This is for all of those wonderful people in the world, that think everything needs to be symmetrical, perfect, in sequence, and just plain orderly. This periodical is mainly geared to HELP those individuals understand and join the real world, where most things are NOT orderly at all. Throughout this periodical we will be mainly focusing on bringing therapy into the lives of the many OCD people that we know. I do feel that I MUST warn everyone that is about to witness the following pictures - If you are of a weak heart, and/or have other physical limitations that flare up when witnessing things that are strange and/or VERY unsymmetrical, please use the utmost caution. Again these pictures are to help those that seemingly can’t help themselves!
~ Tony Chancellor

"Three Post Bed with Pillows Bunched to One Side"

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Book Meme

I got tagged, so I guess I'll do this :)

Book Meme Rules
1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instrucions for Homekeeping
by Miriam Lukken

In the annals of my guest books I have record of them all. And those precious hand scrals of all shapes, sizes, and varieties, like the people who inscribed them, are as unique and unforgettable as memories can be. And so, my precious chrildren, you must begin your guest books right away!

I was technically reading The Seer and the Sword when I got tagged, but I returned it to the library, and this was the book closest to me when I started to blog today. It really does have some excellent tips in it, and yes, I have read it. :)

Now - I tag Kristina, Misti, Jill, Gary, and Lesa, because they all have fun blogs.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Inspired by Tony

Youngest Nephew

This is J.J. (Jacob). He is Kari and Chris' youngest, and also the youngest nephew / niece (until little Will is born this month). He is very sweet and laid back, and loves to play.