Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Tomorrow is the big day.  We have spent the last month planning, praying and waiting and now it is here.  Juan Pablo is scheduled to have an MRI at 6:15am and then his surgery will follow.  Not sure how long it will take.  They have the OR reserved for 7 hours, so I'm guessing it's not a quick thing. :)We will be leaving a little before 5am for the hospital.  Juan Pablo is not thrilled with the idea, but seems to be doing ok. His biggest concerns are not being able to play outside with his friends and having a scar on his head.  Dan buzzed his hair tonight.  Since they will be shaving part of his head we thought we would try to help it grow out a little more even by starting with it all very short. 

We appreciate your prayers tomorrow.  The plan is for him to be in the hospital for a week.  I will update the blog tomorrow.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall 2007-2012


I took the "annual" fall picture in the front yard last week.  You would think that it would get easier to get a decent picture of the three of them as they get older, but it isn't!  I must have tried 10 times the first round and probably that many times the second round.  Maybe someday they'll cooperate.
I thought I had pictures taken each fall, but couldn't find a couple of years so I had to substitute a little.  While we know they are always growing and changing, it is amazing to look back and see just how much they have grown.  It's hard to remember just how little they were.





Monday, October 1, 2012


Juan Pablo came home Sunday as expected.  This part of the process could not have gone any better.  He seems to be his usual self - although he did sleep 12 hours last night.  Being in the hospital makes you tired. :)  We are back to our regular routine.  School was done with the usual whining, meals were cooked and eaten, baseball was played in the backyard until dark and teeth were brushed before bed.  Ahhhh, I love "normal". 

Now we begin planning and praying for the final step - surgery on Nov. 1.