Hey all, sorry for my absence in Blogland as well as Facebook. We have just been laying low in preparation for a very busy September and October. Nothing much has been happening here, just enjoying the last of our Summer.
We will be on a "Staycation" the first week of September when Jeremy's mom comes from Utah to visit. Jeremy is taking the week off so he can fully enjoy time with his Mama, as we have not seen her in over two years. We don't have any plans to go anywhere, and we like it that way. We are just planning on soaking up lots of Grandma Utah time.
Also, starting September 13, I will be embarking on a new and exciting adventure. I am going to be taking care of my friend's three month old baby boy during the day when she returns to work. It will be challenging and fun, and it will test the waters for Marissa and us to see if another little one is in our future. I am really looking forward to having a little one in the house again!
Marissa has a sleep study on August 27th. If all goes well with that, which we fully expect it to, we will be setting a date in September to have Marissa's trach finally taken out for good. We are cautiously optimistic that things will move forward in the right direction. If she is able to get her trach out, we will be enrolling her in school starting in October. Lots of big and exciting stuff happening for our little girl in the next few months!
We were happy to have a visit last weekend from my Dad and Step-mom, Marissa's Bubby and Zeyda (Yiddish for Grandma and Grandpa). We hadn't seen them in two years and Marissa really enjoyed all the extra attention! Here are a few pictures and a video of their visit:
Rissa telling Zeyda stories
Auntie Chelle and Bubby looking at wedding dresses for a June or October 2011 wedding. How exciting!
Uncle Nate staying out of the wedding dress debate. Smart man!
Zeyda, Rissa, and Daddy having a little fun during "quiet time". HA! You can hear the squeak I am always referring to when Rissa inhales after each laugh.
I'll try not to take such a long break in blogging in the future. Thanks for checking in!