A post from Joanne (typed by Toben):
I've missed a lot during the last six months--things I did not choose to miss. So I am slowly taking some things back. Last weekend on Saturday I got my nose re-peirced. They had taken the ring out while I was in the hospital and I've missed it. We tried unsuccessfully to put a ring back in but it had mostly closed up. The guy (Brian) tried to put a ring in the old hole but it just wouldn't go through so he just re-peirced it. And I am so glad! I feel a little bit more like myself.
It's a small thing but it is a big deal to me.
Another thing I missed was Emma's 10th birthday. Monday was her half-birthday so we decided to celebrate it this weekend since the girls were in Vail with my sister on the actual day. On Friday night we all went to a pizza restaurant called Carmines in our neighborhood. and then we went shopping to get Emma new bedding--we decided to do a complete room makeover! We repainted and redecorated from top to bottom with the help on Nana and Papa. We got it all done in an evening and a morning! Done by lunchtime! It looks amazing!
I am excited to do this and take something else back that I lost--celebrating Emma's life.
Other things on the list:
My birthday, Mom's birthday, Levi's birthday...not sure what else but that will keep us busy for a while for sure!
Audrey's birthday is coming upon August 9th, so we'll be in birthday mode for a while around here, especially since Toben's birthday is two weeks after Audrey's. This is turning into the summer of rehab and birthday celebrations. Oops. I sorta missed Easter too. Maybe I need to back a ham sometime soon.