Friday, April 30, 2010

Life Lessons

The month of April was busy, emotional, exhausting and awesome all at the same time!

I made an unscheduled week long trip down by my parents the first week in April. We found out my mom had broken her hip almost 4 weeks before and she had hip replacement surgery. She sat in intense pain for weeks and every time she was moved it was even worse. After the surgery and once she got into rehab, she has made quite a recovery and it won't be long before she is back home where she belongs. Didn't get much sleep during all this. Long days back and forth to the doctor and emergency room, then sitting in the surgical waiting room and ICU. Not conducive to relaxation.

My brand new car got hit by great big hail balls while on this same trip and was damaged quite extensively! Not once but TWICE! The car place has had it for a week now trying to get all the dings out of it.

In the same week we threw a baby shower for my son and daughter in law (Whit and Krissy) who are expecting their first baby in June. They are having a little girl Khatyana Rose-Katie for short. We figured as long as we were all there we might as well do as much damage as we could. My sister Paula, bless her heart, opened her house to all of us for the shower. They got a lot of really great stuff to get them started.

Then on Saturday night, we threw Carrin a bachelorette party. She is getting married June 25th and didn't want anything big and splashy. So we all got dressed up and went out to eat and have a few drinks. We ended up at a duelling piano bar which was totally awesome!

It's hard to believe so much happened in one week but in our family that's the way we roll! We may not see each other very often some times but when we're needed or there's a family emergency- we all pull together and are there for each other. We know we can count on the family to be there and have our back and that's all that matters.

Now my dad is having knee replacement surgery in June so we can do this all over again. Minus the hail damage at least!