It has been so long since we have updated! I think this is the longest we have gone, but I have hardly even been on the computer but that is not a bad thing!
Zac came home from work last Thursday which was earlier than we expected so that was great. It has been a long time since he had been able to come home and to say the kids were excited is a pure understatement. My parents came in town for Christmas and will be here until after New Years. Christmas Eve came and my family was here along with Zac’s family. We all had a great time being together since it was the first time in a very long time we had been able to do that. Christmas morning rolled around and was wonderful. Jack was so excited for his gifts and Braden just wanted to run around and didn’t really care to open anything, but that’s ok! He was just happy playing with the boxes! Jack gave Zac and I a calender he made at school that was all about his handprint and it was so darn cute. I cried, of course, when he had us open it. He sat there and rubbed my back and smiled and was so proud of his work that he did with his teacher.
Zac and I surprised the kids with a play set for the back yard this year and they love it!! Jack said it was “totally awesome” and you practically have to rip Braden away from it when it’s time to go back inside. I am sure we will be spending tons of time out there.
My dad had a necklace made for my, my sisters, and my mom and it is so very special. He has been working on it for a year now and we love it!
Zac had to leave last night and him and Shawn are up at work again but will be able to come home for New Years. We get to celebrate all the good that has come our way this past year and hope and pray for an even better year in 2012. 2011 has been Jack’s year for sure but we hope that 2012 will continue bringing great news, clear scans, and good health.
Just an update on our toy drive for PCH…we are still accepting donations and toys through January since we won’t be delivering them until then. We are so exited that the room in our house keeps getting more and more filled with wonderful gifts for the play room at the hospital! It is so exciting to see what you all have done for the kids and we cannot wait to take them down there!