Thanksgiving will be extra extra special

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Daddy is home! He was discharged from the hospital yesterday, and Riley and I were there to meet him and Momma when they pulled into the driveway. He’s doing well, but it’s going to take some time to get back in the groove.

And NO CIGARETTES! He’s been without the smokes for 19 days now, so that’s a good start. He started physical therapy today, which will be twice a week and last for four weeks, and a nurse will be by to check on him twice a week. And, of course, Momma is a very capable woman who can take care of anyone.

Not only is Dad home and healing, Michael and Robin are set to have baby No. 2 any day now. Griffin’s actual due date is Sunday, but we’re all hoping he’ll be ready to make his grand entrance before then. Robin had a tough time with Lincoln, who’ll be 3 in December, so we all pray this time will be easier and faster. Unfortunately, they live seven hours away, so we won’t be able to make it for his birth. But I can’t wait to get the phone call!

So we have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving! And, believe me, we are very thankful!

Thanksgiving will be extra extra special

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Daddy is home! He was discharged from the hospital yesterday, and Riley and I were there to meet him and Momma when they pulled into the driveway. He’s doing well, but it’s going to take some time to get back in the groove.

And NO CIGARETTES! He’s been without the smokes for 19 days now, so that’s a good start. He started physical therapy today, which will be twice a week and last for four weeks, and a nurse will be by to check on him twice a week. And, of course, Momma is a very capable woman who can take care of anyone.

Not only is Dad home and healing, Michael and Robin are set to have baby No. 2 any day now. Griffin’s actual due date is Sunday, but we’re all hoping he’ll be ready to make his grand entrance before then. Robin had a tough time with Lincoln, who’ll be 3 in December, so we all pray this time will be easier and faster. Unfortunately, they live seven hours away, so we won’t be able to make it for his birth. But I can’t wait to get the phone call!

So we have plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving! And, believe me, we are very thankful!

“I’m late! I’m late,” said White Rabbit

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Riley had a blast at Fantasy Playhouse‘s production of Alice in Wonderland. Below are photos of her with Alice and the Cheshire Cat. The Cat (Laura Price) was so awesomely cat-like in both voice and movement. And Alice (Kailey Looper) was convincing as a scared girl whose anxiety resulted in just a touch of brattiness. 😉 Kailey’s mom is a volunteer at the Playhouse, and she introduced Riley to Kailey after the show. Thanks, Kailey’s mom!


Following are also photos of the Queen of Hearts and her court playing croquet and the Mad Hatter being absolutely maddeningly funny. The whole cast was terrific, and Riley was thrilled to get autographs and pictures after the show.


We can’t wait to see A Christmas Carol, Beauty and The Beast and The Wizard of Oz! If you’ve never been to the Fantasy Playhouse, what are you waiting for?

"I’m late! I’m late," said White Rabbit

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Riley had a blast at Fantasy Playhouse‘s production of Alice in Wonderland. Below are photos of her with Alice and the Cheshire Cat. The Cat (Laura Price) was so awesomely cat-like in both voice and movement. And Alice (Kailey Looper) was convincing as a scared girl whose anxiety resulted in just a touch of brattiness. 😉 Kailey’s mom is a volunteer at the Playhouse, and she introduced Riley to Kailey after the show. Thanks, Kailey’s mom!


Following are also photos of the Queen of Hearts and her court playing croquet and the Mad Hatter being absolutely maddeningly funny. The whole cast was terrific, and Riley was thrilled to get autographs and pictures after the show.


We can’t wait to see A Christmas Carol, Beauty and The Beast and The Wizard of Oz! If you’ve never been to the Fantasy Playhouse, what are you waiting for?

Hearing Anniversary: Cochlear Implant

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Six years ago today we saw our lives change with the help of amazing technology, amazing doctors and nurses, amazing audiologists, amazing therapists and amazing family and friends. See for yourself …

Right now she’s using her bionic hearing accessories to listen to Spongebob, dance to “Get Up Offa That Thang,” sing to “All In This Together” from High School Musical and read “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook.” Life is sweet!

Hearing Anniversary: Cochlear Implant

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Six years ago today we saw our lives change with the help of amazing technology, amazing doctors and nurses, amazing audiologists, amazing therapists and amazing family and friends. See for yourself …

Right now she’s using her bionic hearing accessories to listen to Spongebob, dance to “Get Up Offa That Thang,” sing to “All In This Together” from High School Musical and read “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook.” Life is sweet!