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…and We’re Home!!

I didn’t happen quite as easy as it sounds.  It never does go super smooth when juggling our family and the childcare.

First off…Carver had his own trip to the doctor’s.  He’s in for his THIRD set of tubes and taking his adenoids out today.


As cute as Carver is, he’s a hand full at the doctor’s office.  Kalissa was hoping someone would go with her.  Craig could but he’s used up quite a bit of personal leave time between Gannon’s birth, Gannon being sick and Kramer’s issues too so he was fine to go to work as long as Kalissa was okay. So…being Kelli had the day off, she went with Kalissa.

The plan was then for Kelli to come here to my house and finish up childcare so I could head over to Lacrosse and pick up Kramer.

Kelli initially said she’d some and do childcare even though she preferred to go with Kalissa.  That’s when I stepped in and explained that I am THRILLED to stay home and childcare.  I love Carver dearly but I’m tired of being with doctors.  I want to be with the childcare kiddos so that’s what we did.  I stayed and did childcare.  Kelli went with Carver and Kalissa.  That means I got time with these two too…. Continue reading

Monday Night Plans

I was home.  Kramer was at the hospital.  Craig came to pick the boys up from childcare.  Kalissa was working.  Craig asked me what I was going to do.  I said clean up the house and then write blog posts.

Craig said, you can clean if you want but I was thinking being it’s cool outside and being we have the stuff, we could do the landscape along the house.

WHAT>>>>>  YES!  The thought had crossed my mind to do that but I didn’t think I could get it finished myself in just one evening.  With Craig and I together, yep- I think we could get it done.

It was a mess.  I tried to fix it last year but never did feel good about it.  You might remember that we landscaped in the front of the house, (also with Craig’s help) Read about that HERE if you missed it.


This section was going to be a little harder.  We wanted to put wood chips in the back and be able to plant annuals in the front.

Carver was a great help.  He was the cutest EVER!  He kept saying, “Joey me do hard work.”..and he really was!!

This is the best picture!!!  Craig and Carver working together…. Continue reading

What I’m Working On….

First off some news on the Kramer hospital stay:
Yesterday we found out that he’ll likely be in the hospital a minimum until Tuesday.  They were giving him two strong IV antibiotics.  They took one away yesterday and will see how he does.  If he does okay, they will take the other one away today.  They will monitor him after that and assess then.  That bring us to Tuesday.  As frustrating as it is to not be at home, we both don’t want him here if there is a possibility he will tank again.  We want to put this episode COMPLETELY behind us.

I opted to come home…mostly because Kramer pushed me too.  I’ll do childcare Monday and if things go as planned part of Tuesday then Kelli will come and finish up childcare for Tuesday.

Little by little we are getting closer to the two of us both being home.

Now onto the regular post.

I did get some stitching time this week…
It was all thanks to the hospital stay in Lacrosse for Kramer.

It looks like I got a lot done but it really wasn’t a lot.  Two of the pieces were nearing the end so I did some quick stitching and they were finished.

A blog reader had sent this Lizzie Kate pattern to me and I was tickled.  It certainly fits for what we are going through now.

I changed the colors a bit by making the pink more red and the blue moved to a darker blue.  I used a scrap piece of fabric that another blog reader gifted to me.  I started it too far to the right and ended up with just barely enough room to fit the whole saying on.  I’m finishing it myself so it isn’t a bit deal.

I do really like this.  Thanks so much to you blog readers that gifted the goodies.  It kept my mind from worrying…

This one was almost finished.  I only have the house left.  My fabric is pretty dark and the house was supposed to be the same color as the moon.  I didn’t think it would show up so I just left it thinking I’d come up with some other color.  Kelli suggested blue.  What do you think? Continue reading

At the Hospital

This morning I told you that we landed back in the hospital with Kramer.  What I didn’t tell you was a few of the behind the scenes things that happened for us to get there.

First off, our truck was in the repair shop.  We had a battery that was going bad and we had a leak right before the actual gas tank that needed to be fixed.  So what did we do when we needed to get to the hospital…we took the old suburban.  It’s been Kramer’s farm vehicle and it is farm fresh (if you know what I mean-it STINKS like farm).

We drove to the local ER and Kalissa was working there.  When we were transferred to Lacrosse we knew we couldn’t take the suburban so we took Kalissa’s car and she took our suburban home.  It’s bad…really bad.

It’s an old 2000.  Ick.

Kalissa was a trooper though.  She made LOTS of fun of the suburban…but she managed to herd it home.

Do you remember me telling you in the morning post that Craig took the boys AND Georgia when we had to rush off to the ER.  Well here they are after a day with Craig.  They look happy and healthy.  See?? Continue reading