We're alive...but busy!

We're here, I promise! Life's been kinda crazy. Here's some brief updates:

7.26.08 -- Nathan's 9th birthday party. A good time was had by all! His actual birthday was 7/28.

8.4.08 -- Nathan's first trip to the Ohio State Fair and his first concert, TobyMac. Great concert, the 3 of us had an amazing time, although we don't have any really good pictures to share. Thanks to the Bauer's and May's for providing the babysitting (and filling in the hole at the bottom of our driveway!)

8.7.08/8.8.08 -- 2 day family wedding event for Jonathan's brother, Fred. Jonathan was a groomsmen, John the ring bearer. Will post pics later (or at least I'll try to remember to do that).

8.9.08 -- After the wedding was over and since we had to pay for the 2nd night of the hotel, we decided to explore to Allen County region to see what we could find. Will post pics on this later, too (maybe). We saw some old trains, a military park with a helicopter, tank, massive ship anchor, and something else I can't remember right now. We also went to the Allen County museum which was interesting 'til our kids nearly got us kicked out. Elizabeth decided to jump a few ropes....

8.11.08 -- Yes, I did go for my first dr's appointment. Not really much to say. Ultrasound looked good. Temporarily lost the ultrasound pictures but Jonathan found them this morning so I'll try to scan those in and share them soon. On target for a 3/29 due date. Will start out at the preterm labor clinic and might go back and forth between that clinic and the gestation diabetes clinic, depending on how my 9/19 appointment goes.

8.16.08 -- Attended a birthday party for a friend that we hadn't seen in a really long time. That was nice. But the day was marred by the beginning of what has turned out to be a massive stomach flu bug for poor Caleb (our sincere apologies if anyone at the party has gotten sick!). He finally started eating again last night after having not ate since Sunday but he still isn't eating that much. He's finally acting like himself again, though, and is on the road with his grandparents. (Nathan and Caleb are with my parents for their annual summer visit. They'll be there until 9/12. We're going down on 9/8 to visit and pick up the boys.) Mom and Dad arrived on Monday night. We had planned on taking the kids to Chuck E Cheese last night but Caleb was so weak. We finally got some pudding in him last night and he started to come around. Almost didn't let him go with Mom and Dad but he's looked forward to this for so long and I figured he could recover laying around on their couch just as much as he could recover laying around on our couch, if he could just survive the trip down. Talked to Mom a little bit ago and she said Caleb ate some frosted flakes and drank some milk at Cracker Barrel this morning and was talking 90 miles a minute. So, I guess we've made the right decision. As for everyone else, Timothy, Elizabeth, and myself seem to have avoided that dreadful bug. Jonathan and John have definitely had it but not nearly as severe as Caleb. I don't think I've ever seen any of my kids that sick before.

Well....that's only the tip of the iceberg. But I think that's enough for now. Hope all is well for our readers!

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