Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A few new photos

I have several more photos to get up here, but here are some from last week.

Chet's counts are still very low, and we were finally able to get the referral to get him down to Children's Hospital and get to talk to the hemotology doctor. We have to start taking him back for weekly counts again until he gets back up into a safe range. In the meantime, one of the things the doctor discussed was ways to keep the crud that gets on Jack at work away from Chet, especially since it loves to stick to carpet. So we tore out all the carpet downstairs, and installed ceramic tiles. I need to take some finished pictures, but here you can see the tiles as Jack is grouting them. It is hard to see, but I figured while the floors were torn up I should go ahead and add the brown colorwash I wanted on my walls. It has come together pretty well. I helped Jack with the tiles, and grouted the first half of the floor while he was still cutting the remaining tiles for the stairs. He says that using my wooden spoons to get the grout into the spaces isn't really the way it is normally done, but let me tell ya... it works pretty well when you aren't that comfy with the trowel!

Last week was County Fair week in our county. I love going to the fair. I snapped this one of Johanna in the harsh light, but it is still a great way to capture her inner princess.

This picture is out of order, but it is fair related too. Down below you will see Rachel in the parade as the Ice Cream Social (runner up, I think) Queen. The car belongs to Ed's parents, and Matt fell in love with it, so he jumped in and buckled up, and got to ride in it to go hang out with Braden that day. I think I might actually photoshop that truck out of there (ugh... time consuming), fix the glare on the windshield, and then actually frame this one for him.

Speaking of Matt.... on the day of the fair I got a call from the school telling me he had hurt his hand in football practice. They thought he had broken it, so we picked him up and took him to ER. Luckily, it was just bruised, and he was able to play the next day. The X-ray techs were laughing as I took photos of the scans showing up.

Here she is... Rachel making the rounds in the parade with her dad and Ed. I loved the parade this year. We actually knew a lot of the people in it, and that just makes it even more fun!

When we came out of the hospital, we discovered our tire had gone flat. While Jack changed it, I shot some misc shots of the kids playing in the gazebo in the hospitals' front yard. If I extract each kid from six different shots, and put them all together in one, I will get a shot of all of them smiling at the same time... lol.

Anyway... life is busy, with a lot going on, so my online time is limited. School is going well for me, although the algebra is a little bit of a struggle for me. I am getting through it, though, and even passing with B's, so something is clicking somewhere. In teh next few days, I will get some more photos ready and uploaded, including a nice one of my mom on her birthday. I wasn't here to post it, but Mom's birthday was Sunday... Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you and I miss you!


Jessie said...

I love reading your updates... wanted to let you know we will continue to pray for Chet! take care...

Anonymous said...

Hey jenn, I hope all is going well. i'm still reading your updates too. I will also pray for chet and your family. I'm so glad things are going good for your guys out there. Hey do you have a myspace. i got one and it's kind of cool. i had thought you mentioned it before but can't remember. take care, sarah

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