Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Random Catch-ups

We've been gone - Disney as a matter of fact. We got back on Friday and had a busy weekend and I spent yesterday catching my breath from being on vacation. I hate this phrase: "I need a vacation from my vacation." However, I do believe I need a recovery facility and a 28 day program. So h-anyways, here are some random catch up items...

New Name -
I renamed the blog. On Second Tho't had a particular meaning for me and a couple of people, however, I decided that it probably didn't make much sense. The new name popped into my head this afternoon and because I am the adventurous, crazy person that I am, I immediately changed it. Don't ever accuse me of not being spontaneous or flexible:)

Georgia's Heart -
When Georgia was born her pediatrician, Dr. Beautiful, heard a heart murmur during his newborn check. He ordered a cardiology consultation. The cardiologist determined she had a hole in her heart, but it was the type of hole that would likely close on its own and he ordered a 6 month follow up appointment. She had her follow up appointment two weeks ago and the hole has closed!!! Yeah! While the cardiologist made it clear that the hole was nothing to be too concerned about, I still prayed over her every night that God would close that tiny hole. He did and we're very, very thankful.

Tadpoles -
Remember when I directed all correspondance for me to be mailed to the House of Death? Uh, yeah - double that. Both tadpoles died quite a while ago and we threw the whole habitat away. Nora has not yet noticed, but I'm a little ticked about it - I wanted to see a tadpole turn into a frog, darnit. Somehow we have managed to keep the dog alive for 6 years... have no idea why we're so lucky;)

I am completely lost on this one. Don't know why Michael shot Anna Lucia. Don't know why he shot Libby. Don't know why Libby was at the same treatment facility as Hurley and if she remembers him. Don't know why Anna Lucia and Sawyer did it. Don't know if Anna Lucia knew that Jack's dad was Jack's dad when she was hitting on Jack in the airport bar. Don't know what Locke's deal is. And Henry really creeps me out. And WHERE IS CHARLIE? What happened to Charlie? First he's stealing the virgin Mary, we don't know if he's back on drugs or not and then he's helping Mr. Eko build a temple and doesn't have time to talk to Hurley and now where is he? And where did that food drop come from? If there was a food drop, why didn't the plane see that there were people on the island? I'm so confused on this show.

American Idol -
Eliot - go away
Taylor - good, somewhat annoying
Katherine - Very pretty, don't know my opinion on her yet
Chris - yummy

Survivor -
I like Terry. I want him to win because he is the single most dominating player I've seen and I like him. I do NOT understand, though, why Danielle has such a hissy fit about him. Why does she dislike him so much? I do not like Aras. I like Cirie and I'm going to miss Shane's psychotic episodes. Annoying but humorous they were. I liked Austin.

Friends -
Do you have friends that just know you? Doesn't that make you feel good? One such friend in my life gave me the book, Gift from the Sea, for my birthday. I finally had a chance to read some of it while on vacation and I just want to annouce - It is the perfect book for me. Says things perfectly. Articulates my feelings very well and I am going to memorize some passages so I can articulate my feelings better. AND it just feels good to know that other people feel the same way I do and that I'm not crazy for feeling that way. I will expand more at a later date, lets just say... thank you, you know who you are and I love you:)

Disney/Florida -
As a whole, Disney was a good time. There were, however, several bad, bad moments. Lets review:
*Ryann does not like ANY life-sized animal/character. Not the Easter Bunny (who was not at Disney, by the way, but we should have learned our lesson at the easter brunch), not Winnie the Pooh, not Tigger. NO ONE.
*Do NOT under any circumstance take a rest in front of a little stand that sells plastic crappy toys when you are with a 4 year old.
*Do NOT bring your scared 2 year old onto the Dumbo ride and assume that once it gets going she'll be fine. It is kind of embarassing to have the ride stopped because she is throwing a fit and her foot came out of the seat belt...
*Do NOT assume that when you're in line to see Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto with your husband, your 4 year old, your 2 year old and your 6 month old that when hubby leaves to change the baby's diaper that he will return to help you with the other two. Thanks a lot:)
*Do NOT assume that since the kids were okay on the plane on the way there that they will be okay on the plane on the way home.
*When the sign at Mission to Space (Epcot) warns you that if you don't like dark, enclosed spaces you should not go on this ride, and the video warns you of the same thing - REMEMBER THAT YOU DON'T LIKE DARK, ENCLOSED SPACES and leave the ride immediately.

There were many, many good moments/memories:
*All three kids were AWESOME on the 2 plane rides out there.
*We got to feed sting rays and dolphins and Nora pet the sting rays
*Nora LOVED meeting the disney characters and giving them hugs. The look of awe in her face was priceless.
*Nora became much more adventurous in the pool.
*Ryann also became a little more adventurous in the pool.
*The look on Nora's face when she saw the afternoon parade, met Cinderella and watched the light parade was something I will never forget and made the entire trip and the money we spent worthwhile.
*Its A Small World used the be the most annoying ride on the planet until I saw it through Nora's and Ryann's eyes
*The food at the character brunch was so good, I could have eaten all day.
*The fireworks at night were awesome!
*Ryann used sign language to communicate - without me prompting her.
*Ryann picked up a few more words throughout the week.
*We got to play cards and hang out with other adults.
*Dave and I both got a little "Ryann sleeping on my shoulder" time. That hasn't happened in a really long time.
*Nora and Ryann l.o.v.e.d the dolphin show at SeaWorld. So did I.
*No one (not even me) got sunburned.
*I got through the Mission to Space ride - had a panic attack during most of it, but I lived to tell about it.
*Our girls were so incredibly cute all week even though they were sooooo tired.

And one note for everyone:
If a Disney employee knocks your 2 year old daughter over, don't settle for the free ice cream cone that he will offer you - wait until he offers any item under $25:)

Michelle - If you CAN read this, let me know:)


Missy 6:35 PM  

A few things to note on:

28 Day program.... LOL Need references :)
Must of been the day for re-decroating blogs :)
Praise God for Georgia's heart! Sam was born with a 'common heart defect' it too fixed itself but there is nothing common about the words heart defect! yikes
I kept a tadpole that I caught in a pond in a jar and it turned into a frog! :)
It took me forever to figure out the name of the show your lost on is actually called "lost" duh!
Oh be nice, Elliot's not that bad!
Your vacation sounds wonderful, as for poor Ryann, I'm still recovering from the ride my mom forced me on! Tell her I feel for her and next time her mommy even dreams of somthing so cruel to give me a call! LOL

kkoois 9:40 PM  
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Jen 7:35 AM  

I would love to go to a 28 day program! Glad to hear about Georgia's heart~that's always scary!

Kim and I used to catch tadpoles and keep 'em in a bucket outside.

Have not watched "Lost" as I know I will like it and I don't want to get into another show. 24 is enough for me right now.

OK, DO NOT get me started on AI. Chris is SO the best and now he's gone. . .Elliot is goofy looking.

Disney. . .wow, you're brave! I always said I'd never do Disney with a stroller but my other 2 are at a great age for it. Ask Kim about the Tea Cups and you will hear about true mean parents forcing their kids on rides. . .

mom 9:59 AM  

Never liked Anna Lucia

mom 10:04 AM  

Jana, you were the one who was absolutely enraptured of 'It's A Small World" Squeals: Look! No, look at that! Oh! (through the whole thing!). . . my favorite Disney memory

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