Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Picture Drama

So, every year we try to take a family Christmas picture. This is just one of the examples of the fiasco complete with 2 kids crying, one child didn't want to wear what I had chosen...not even for 5 minutes and one wouldn't hold still and kept jumping around. It wasn't helpful that I was a super grinch about it.
I didn't even want to send out cards with our end results. We took a few days off.

Then I told the kids to put on something they liked and meet me by the tree. This time only taking 1 at a time, we had success....and even had fun!! I can't believe how much they have grown in a year! I was able to make an inexpensive collage with all our pics...and even got a discount. I love Walgreens!!
Noah 15
Jonah 13

Elijah 9
Benny 6

Hannah 11

Charlie 4
Don and Debi ageless
In case you were wondering, we used the pic of Gregory below...just because I love it so!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Hi!!!!! I'm so very sorry I've been gone so long!! I have missed you all immensely!!

 I promised myself I would return before the year ended. The last I left off I was pregnant with a scary diagnosis. We have all survived and doing better than expected. I am finishing up heart testing with my cardiologist and hopefully I will be able to discontinue meds in the next few months, as they make me very fatigued and faint. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, I am convinced that you all saved my life!!!

I would like to introduce Gregory George:

Here is a recent pic of Gregory in his swing.

 Gregory George Rohr born October 10th 3:39AM weighing 7lbs 7oz and 20.5 inches long.
 Hannah was able to be with us as we welcomed her new little brother and she even helped the nurses check his vitals and give him his first bath!
Poor little Gregory's feet were pretty battered and bruised having both low blood sugar and high bilirubin. He recovered just fine from both.

On the day Gregory was born, my beloved Gramma was laid to rest. Only a week before her death, she was diagnosed with Myloma cancer. It was a very sad shock to the whole family because she was such an active person and the matriarch of our family, it's been hard on everyone through the holidays without her.

Gramma never got to hold Gregory(she's holding Benny in the above pic) but I had a dream that she held him. Ironically, when we picked out Gregory's name, we had no idea the significance that it would have.
You see, we called Gramma, GG..short for Great Gramma, on the day our family said goodbye to her, a new little gg came into the world. God's timing is crazy, wonderful, sad, and poetic all at the same time.

Wishing you all a very healthy happy holy Christmas!!!
I love you!!