What a week.

We're only eleven days into 2014 and my has it been full.

Sadly, in the wee hours of Friday morning, I got a call from my mom saying that our beloved PopPop had gone on to heaven. 

 (on the right~Love this picture!)

PopPop has only been a fixture in my life for the past fourteen years or so, but he has had a great impact on my life just in that short time.  He always had such a great attitude about life, a smile on his face, a silly joke to share, or whistling a tune.  I told David, he's one of those people you look at and say "I pray I can have an attitude like that at his age."  He was always such a joy to be around.  He and our Nana have been living with my parents for a little while now and one of my favorite memories of him was from one of our last visits.  I had walked into the kitchen on one of the first afternoons we were there and he was making himself a sandwich, he offered to make me one and I politely turned him down since I wasn't quite hungry yet.  For the remainder of our trip, every time we'd encounter each other, even at 7am, he'd ask me "could I make you a sandwich?" and then he'd give a little wink and a smile.  That will be how I always remember him, asking me if he could make me a sandwich with a tinkle in his eye.

Please keep my Nana, his wife of 60 years, and the rest of our family in your prayers.  It's for sure a difficult time for everyone.

Along with that, David's grandmother fell and broke her leg the week before.  She's already had to endure three surgeries within a weeks time and it looks like will have to endure a few more.  Because of her age and health, things have been pretty touch and go for the past two weeks, one day she's great, the next she's not.  So, please keep her in your prayers along with his family.  His grandfather has Alzheimers and this situation has been really hard on him.

Like the rest of the country, we were under a freeze watch for most of the early part of the week.  I did venture out on Tuesday, but I did not take the girls out for a few days because it was so dang cold.  Though we didn't get any snow or much ice, I don't ever remember it being that cold here.  Needless to say, those few days just verified the fact I cannot handle the cold weather.  The cold finally let up to a few days of rain...so blah on the weather this week.  We had to venture out in the rain yesterday because we were running dry on things and mama was in desperate need of a new straightener.

On Tuesday night I went to straighten my hair and my Chi wouldn't turn on.  I knew it was coming.  I had just said to David a few weeks before that I could just tell it was about it bite the dust.  It tamed my fro for 7 and a half years so I guess it's safe to say I got my money's worth.

Oh, and on Monday night, Amelia fell off the kitchen table and hit her head.

 I'm sure there was a large gasp from everyone just now.  

Thank God she's fine.  We haven't shared with the world (even the grandparents) because it was one of those stupid parent moves that you're afraid to admit to and you wonder why they trust you to even bring them home from the hospital.  I won't say who was to blame, but we followed the correct procedures suggested by the doctor and thankfully we're five days out and besides a little bump on her forehead, she is perfectly fine.  However, it did make for a nervous 24 hours.

And then David accidentally banged the other side of her head on the kitchen table the next night.  Yes, I'm expecting family services to knock on our door any moment now.  Thankfully that one didn't even seem to bother her. However, I may or may not have lost it on my husband at that point. 

In my defense, it's been a tense week.

However, we did have some fun news to share. 

If you missed it, you can read about it here.

More from me about it all later.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! : )


Tristan said…
oh goodness..lots of craziness going on there! prayers for your families!

poor baby A..T-A fell off the couch once and I nearly fainted..so glad to hear she is ok! Babies are so much tougher than we give them credit for!

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