Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Scariest Night of My Life

I always imagined myself staying calm in an emergency. . . . This was definitely not the case on Saturday night. At 10pm, an 85 year-old man ran his car off the road and into our van, shoving it into the Charger. It appears he had a heart attack. I immediately called 911, while Michael ran out to check on the man. The engine was still revving because his foot was stuck on the accelerator. He was not breathing, completely unresponsive. We pulled him out of the car and Michael started CPR. He began to gasp for breath and foam at the mouth. A parade of police, paramedics, and fireman were on the scene in minutes and quickly took over. 45 minutes after this all began, he was in the ambulance, breathing and off to a hospital. I spoke with his wife the following day; he was in critical, but stable condition, had not woken up yet, and had tubes coming in and out of him all over the place. We continue to pray for his recovery and thank God that we were home, that he crashed into our yard where there were people that could help him. Had he made it home, only five more houses down, his wife would not have been able to save him.

Christmas Eve & Day

Handmade pajamas from Great Grammy Betty

story-time with Grammy

the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. . . 

in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

the children were tucked all snug in their bed. . .

while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads

Colby quickly snatched the candy canes out of his stocking and held onto them for most of the morning

Addie quickly let the boys know that this was HER Barbie car

a sparkly surprise from Grampy

Santa sent Kalyl on a mission to rescue some Jedis. Along the way he collected his Christmas gifts.

There were several clues hidden around the house. . . 

each one leading to a scene similar to the one below

this was the final destination- Kalyl was in awe at all the Star Wars Legos awaiting him

At the end of the mission, Kailer and Kalyl were awarded these Jedi robes and lightsabers, and then made OFFICIAL Jedi Knights. I love the little kid that comes out in the Daddies at Christmas time.