"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


We have been having a wonderful time the last several days being on "staycation". Jeremy's mom, Janice, flew into town Saturday evening and we have been thoroughly enjoying her time with us. Marissa totally loves her Grandma!

We have been hanging around, not doing much of anything. Monday, I didn't even get out of my pajamas, and it was glorious! It has been so great not to worry about going here and there, but instead, just concentrating on enjoying each other's company and relaxing.

This evening we met up with my sister, Michelle, and her fiance, Nate, at our favorite chinese restaurant and had a really nice dinner. Tomorrow, we will be going to Red Lobster with friends and family to celebrate my birthday. Then Friday morning we will head to Denver for Marissa's appointment with Dr. P to go over her sleep study results. We are very optimistic!

Here are a few pictures from the last few days.

Marissa trying on Grandma's earrings

Marissa & Daddy cheesin' it up

Grandma taught Marissa how to put her hand underneath her chin and say "I'm thinking"


Gettin' some Mama Love
I'll update again after Rissa's doctor appointment. Thanks for checking in!


Ann said...

Good to hear from you Alicia. Glad things are going well. Good luck with Marissa's appointment.

Shauna Quintero said...

I just love that kid.

Staycations are the best and so is not getting out of pajamas!

Slowing it down is such a good prescription sometimes.

And Red Lobster? Yum! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Can't wait to hear about the results!!!

Colleen said...

Staycations are awesome. It's so nice to just chill out at home. I am hoping for the best with the sleep study results.

Nana and PaPa said...

Lol...leave it to Grandma to teach Marissa something really cute...I LOVE that "I'm thinking" pose. I'm glad you enjoyed your chinese chinese dinner dinner. (if you don't understand this, re-read your blog..lol) We'll be thinking about you tomorrow...hope all goes well.
Nana & PaPa

Anonymous said...

Hi to all. Happy Birthday Alicia!!
Love Teri and Norm

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What fun! Happy birthday, sweet friend. :) I hope you are spoiled. I can't wait to hear about Rissa's doctor appointment. I hope you get fabulous news!

Lacey said...

I know when my sister comes into town, Ray says its like us being on vacation too! I love it!

The VW's said...

Glad to read that you are enjoying yourself! Staying home when you are on vacation is really the best way to spend time off....there is a lot more time to relax and just "be."

Hope you get great results at the appointment!

Happy Birthday again! Hugs!!!