Monday, June 16, 2008


Thanks to those who are concerned that I may not be among the living...things have been crazy lately.

After we got home from our Disney vacation, volleyball and football started full swing. As things seemed to calm down a bit, I received news from my family that my grandmother suffered a stroke.

So, I've been in Texas for the past week with my family. I will be home Wednesday. Hopefully Kenny will not have learned to love bachelorhood too much and will welcome us home with open arms.

Until then I'll leave you with these teasers:

Disney was fantastic. We enjoyed Kenny's family and some fun and sun. We all came home with tans...even Braden...and Daddy. ;) Well, Daddy's was more of a sunburn, but he could definately say he got some color!

Volleyball was fun. I started a camp for little kids this summer, and it was a huge success.

We've enjoyed time with Kenny even though he works at school, he's home sooner than normal.

We have a new video camera and regular camera! I have not had time to get the video camera out of the box, but I LOVE our new camera. This trip to Texas has been a great opportunity to have fun with it. I look forward to posting pictures of the kids when I get home.

As for news of my grandmother, she seems to be recovering from her stroke, but is still suffering from her nerve pain in her leg that began shortly before her stroke. She now lives in the Christian Care Center instead of her home. This has been an adjustment for my mom and dad as well since my grandma used to live in the house in front of our house. They were used to popping in and out to help as needed. It's been hard to turn over the caregiving to someone else, but it's necessary since my parents work full-time and she now requires full time care. The Lord has answered our prayers for her to make it past the effects of her stroke, and we hope He will continue to bless her health. He has already blessed her with a wonderful roommate in her new home. Her name is Mrs. Davis, and we hope she will be a piece of the puzzle on Grandmom's road to recovery.


Supabloggasuprememama said...

I was wondering where you've been! congrats on the cameras and volleyball. Sorry about your grandmother. I'll keep her in my prayers. Hope you guys are doing well.

Shelley said...

Good to hear from you. I will look forward to the new pictures of the children.

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she is doing better. I lost my grandmother a few weeks ago. I am glad that you were able to go home to be with her for a while. That is time well spent!!

Sunny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'm sure that it brightened her day to see you there. I hope that she continues to recover nicely.

Of course, I can't wait to hear all about Disney and see your pictures! I hope that you have a nice trip back home.

Roxy Wishum said...

I am glad your grandmother is better. She and your parents are blessed to have a daughter/ granddaughter that will make the effort to travel to Texas to show support. She and Mrs. Davis will probably have some cool adventures. I look forward to pics from the new camera with mixed feelings. Prolly goin to be a little jealousy goin on.

Brooke Shands said...

I am so glad your grandmother is doing better!! We have missed you!! We will keep prayers flowing!!

Jamey said...

Grandmother update: I guess I'm learning the hard way about stroke patients. Some days are better than others. Today was not a good day. I guess we'll just see where this takes us.

Kara said...

i hope things get better with your grandmother. We can't wait to have yall back though. Last Wednesday as I was taking Jack to class he said, "Where's Avery?" just out of the blue. It was sweet.

Corey & Alisha said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know it is hard to see someone that you care for so much struggle with their health. We will be praying for a speedy recovery.

Brooke said...

I hope your grandmother gets to feeling better soon. I would love to hear more about Disney!! We are planning to take the kids maybe in the fall. We need some good tips!

Lerra said...

I am behind & I'm just now reading this. I'm sorry about your grandmother. I'll pray for her to recover quickly!

And welcome back! :-)

Kat Simpson said...

Jamey, the Christian Care center sounds like a good place - how is your grandmother adjusting now? and your mom & dad?