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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

West Virginia

We arrived home from our family trip to West Virginia last night, and while we had a fabulous time, it was good to walk into my own house, sleep in my own bed, and drink a quiet cup of coffee this morning. Our days home are jam packed . . . you know, the whole 3 days we're home before we head out on our next adventure Saturday morning at 6:00. ;)

Today's events include a church youth event at a bounce house for Brian and the kids, 6 loads of laundry for me, and revival tonight. Before revival, we're driving the 1 hour to Nashville for my CT scan. I think I love Vanderbilt. Not only are they super accessible via phone and online, but Dr. C gave me a prescription for my contrast early so I don't have to arrive an hour prior to the scan. And I don't even have to fast 6 hours like I've had to at every other hospital. Score!

Tomorrow's events include a hair appointment, pedicure (my first since last summer - woohoo!), and a girl's night out. Brian and Camden are going to be headed to Brian's classroom to get started setting it up and Rory is having a much-anticipated playdate with a cute friend from school.

Friday we will head to Nashville first thing to see Dr. C for scan results and treatment decisions. Pretty sure we'll spend the rest of the day packing for our week out of town.

West Virginia was a whirlwind of family, food, sitting on the back porch, and lots and lots of cousin time. On one hand, it's hard to believe that it's been a full 3 years since we've seen our family, but everyone picked up as if it had only been 3 days. That's what happens when you're family. The biggest events were meeting our 2 new nephews, adopted in December by Brian's oldest brother Tim. Precious. We were also able to meet Brian's cousin's husband and baby. Alot happens when you don't see people in 3 years!

I do not have even close to the time I need to upload and edit the pictures I took on my big girl camera so I'm just going to share my phone photos and worry about the others when we return from Florida. So here goes in no particular order.

Uncle Jessica's handiwork on Rory's hair.
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The youngest new nephew sleeping. This is when he's quietest. ;)
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You already know these two.
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Camden got up early and helped Aunt Linda cook breakfast. He was so cute helping and Aunt Linda is a saint for letting him help the whole time.
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Vacation is hard on a girl.
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Miley seriously latched onto Uncle Brian after the first 24 hours.
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Aubri took a little longer to warm up, but Brian won her over.
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Our little ginger cousin, Kinsley.
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Where we spent most of our time.
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We'd already celebrated Camden's birthday a little early, but celebrated with donuts on his actual birthday.
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Cameron is one tough little dude, but we got a few snuggles out of him.
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Splitting a sprite 3 ways.
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Aunt Melissa and Levi. I totally bribed him with pictures on my phone to get him on my lap.
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Thank you, Uncle Tim, for traveling money on the way home.
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Aunt Jessica and my kiddos.
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Yes, my Lewis sister *does* look better in the morning than I do. Love her. Might have shed a few tears when I hugged her hello and goodbye.
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The three amigos. Amigas? The three girls.
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Ashton led us in a devotion Sunday morning. Impressive, no?
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She lost not one . . .
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. . . but 2 teeth in one day.
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Uncle Tim's life mission is to make it to the blog. He can now die a happy man.
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Uncle Tim again . . . with his eyes open this time.
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Best buds.
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Gram and Miley. Photo by Rory.
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Gram and Rory. Photo by Rory.
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5 comments:

Randi Oh said...

You have a beautiful family, Melissa. I love to read your blog and am always a tad jealous I didn't continue mine from 2007. You've got so many amazing stories and memories captured with so many more ahead. You share a lot here and you are so inspiring. You've helped me in my pain and I want to thank you - thank you.

I've been praying for a clear scan and for you to be cancer free daily. I've prayed extra for you today.

Congrats to Uncle Tim for making the blog.
Hugs!

Mayme said...

Love those missing front teeth! Emma pulled another one this week, all by herself! Hope the scan results are good.

Amy said...

Looks like such a fun trip! Praying that everything goes well with your appointment today!

Christine said...

This looks like an utterly fantastic trip!!! I hope that FL is treating you well!

MyEbella aka Kim said...

Once when did she get old enough to lose teeth?! Adorable!!!