Saturday, September 24, 2011

Whew! What a week!



     I hope everyone is having a great Saturday! We have just been enjoying the weather and watching the Ole Miss game (which if you have seen the score, you know why I have taken this opportunity to distract myself by blogging:)) We have had a somewhat crazy week or two, but things are starting to slow down. 
     Last Tuesday, one of my previous clinical instructors called to let me know that they had an outpatient PT position available. I was so excited since I had enjoyed that clinic, and its in Madison (5 miles from our house!!!) I spent the next couple days going over pros and cons and praying over the decision. I was happy at my job, but at this point this opportunity was not one to pass up! One of my concerns was getting Harper into daycare, since she was at the hospital's daycare where I worked. I called the facility she was at prior to getting in at the hospital and they had just opened up a new room and could take her!!! All the pieces just seemed to fall into place.


     Well, Thursday, after work I was supposed to go talk to my potential employer. About 3:00 Thursday afternoon daycare called and said H was throwing up. I quickly wrapped up some work stuff and ran down to get her, since Nick was out of town. When I picked her up she threw up all over my scrubs and in my hair! I ran home, tried to rinse out my hair and called my sweet neighbor (who was leaving for a Columbian mission trip Friday morning) to sit with her while I ran up to my meeting.  Friday morning I went in to work to finish paperwork, but took the day off since I wasn't sure what was going on with H. I also went ahead and told my supervisor that I was planning on accepting this other position. Anyways...H acted fine the rest of the morning and had no fever, so we decided to head to Memphis to visit Nick's family. All seemed well until we went to a Mexican restaurant Saturday night with some friends. Soon after getting our food, Harper began throwing up EVERYWHERE! I felt so bad! We stripped her down, attempted to clean up and headed home.
Playing with Pippaw
 Half way home Nick starts feeling sick...I will spare you the details.....Nick is up all night SICK! Sunday Harper is pitiful, Nick is pitiful, Courtney (Nick sister) comes home from church sick:( We drive home to Madison and I am up all night Sunday, sick! Nick's mom calls Monday saying Nick's Dad was sick. Anyway, I think we are all well now (hopefully!) and have not spread the bug to anyone else!
Courtney and Harper, not feeling so well:(


Here are some pictures of Harper enjoying the nice fall weather:)








 






   
We Love You!


Nick, Rachel, and Harper











Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm Back!!!

I wish I had a good excuse as to why I have taken a six month hiatus from blogging, but other than having a 15 month old and converting from PC to Mac (and having a few technical issues) I have no such excuse! Time continues to fly by us and I have sat down so many times to write another post only to be distracted by, well...life:)


 Harper has gotten so big and is looking more like a little girl than a baby. She is talking quite well and can scale furniture like a tree frog:) I have asked my mom many times what I did to deserve such a little ball of energy! She continues to be into EVERYTHING, but is starting to listen (and occasionally obey) which makes it a little better. Sometimes I fear that "terrible two's" have hit early for us as far as tantrums are concerned. When I am not pleasing HER she will throw herself on the floor screaming, and if I leave the room, she will just get up follow me and throw herself on the floor in the room I am in:) Despite it all, she is still the joy of our lives! We can't imagine life without her:) We went to her 15 month appointment last week and she was 31"(95%) and 24 lbs (70%), the Dr. said she was about 6 months ahead verbally (pardon my Mommy bragging:)). She continues to be a good eater and sleeper, which is such a blessing! (The child can eat an 8 piece chicken nugget from Chick-fil-a!!) She has "graduated" the the next class at daycare where they sleep on nap mats and are starting on cups without lids! Everyone tells you they grow up so fast, but I had NO IDEA!


I (Rachel) am still enjoying work, but still wish there were more hours in the day! I am training for another half marathon that is in New Orleans in October. Speaking of October...Nick turns 30 next month!!!


Well....that is enough for now. Please bear with me as a jump back on this blogging train:)Here is a video from May from our family birthday party for Harper and Reagan (my niece who is 2 and a half weeks younger than H)and one of Harper playing with Abby...ENJOY!






video video
 We love you all!
Nick, Rachel, and Harper