Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Day 12 Years in the Making!

12 years ago, I was lucky enough to marry a man who:
-is kind and considerate
-loves me
-loves being a dad and adores his kids
-works hard
-enjoys spending time with me
-acts like a kid (a good thing "most" of the time....)
-puts family first
-misses us when he is gone
-is generous

It has been a wonderful 12 years and I look forward to many many many more!

Kenny over heard me tell someone it was our anniversary today and, apparently, I had not mentioned it to the kids before because he said, "Mom! Why didn't you tell me it is your anniversary?!" He suddenly disappeared into his room for quite a while. He came out with something behind his back and told us we had to go hide in our room so he could get something ready. We were back there quite a while when he finally said we could come out. This is what we saw:You can't really see it in the picture, but it is individual cards with one letter on each one, spelling out Happy Anniversary! (he had come out at one point while working on it with a piece of paper and asked me to spell anniversary on it... ha ha). Often times for their birthday, I hang a "Happy Birthday" Banner and I was so impressed he felt we needed one too. He is seriously one of the sweetest thoughtful kids and I was very proud of him for this. He is just awesome.

Aaron's Health Update: He was released from the hospital today!!!! Yay!!! It feels so much better to have him home. He is on Coumadin and will probably be for the rest of his life. They took 12 vials of blood in the ER before starting the blood thinners to check for any kind of blood clotting disorder. Those all came back showing nothing abnormal; however, the doc said today that those weren't the tests that "he" would have ordered-that there was more they could have/should have done. But, they can't do them now because he is on the blood thinners- they would have to take him off to do the testing which is way too dangerous. So, we may never know, but he will be taking the meds for years if not forever- which is more likely. But, again- if it means he gets to stay with us, then okay!

Aaron had a couple interesting room mates in the hospital. The first was a 30-something man with pancreatitis. He was nice enough, except a bit of a workaholic whose cell phone constantly rang (and he never put it on vibrate...) and we was working from his bed. He left yesterday, and for Aaron's last 24 hours, his new room mate was an elderly man who was getting a clean out for a colonoscopy and spent the whole night pooing in his bedside commode, coughing, puking, snoring, and more. I think he was wishing for the constantly ringing cell back at that point!!! (And, actually, the elderly man's wife was in the hospital too on the same floor and was even sicker! So sad!! I hope they both end up okay!)

He has to take it easy for a couple weeks and then can go back to work and work up to normal activity. He will need to learn to get up from his desk and walk around every couple hours to help prevent clots. Also, even though he is capable of driving for 8+ hours without stopping, he will need to stop every couple hours to stretch his legs.

We enjoyed a low-key evening today for our anniversary. We had a simple dinner here at home and watched a DVD together when the kids went to bed. I don't think either one of us had the energy for more, but tomorrow we are going out!!! I seriously can't wait- we are over do for a date anyway, but especially after the week we have had, we really need it! Today, I am just thankful he is home instead of spending our anniversary in the hospital!


Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!! You two are so great together and I love that you got to spend it at home too!
Cute sign from Kenny- he is a gentle soul- and we think Aaron is fantastic too- and soo happy he will be okay!
Enjoy your date tonight!

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary, I'm so glad Aaron is home. Thank heavens for Coumadin. (I didn't enjoy taking it myself, because I'm a forgetful pill taker, but was so thankful for what it does!) Hope you and him get some quiet time to rest and cover from such a hard week. Love you guys, you are still in my prayers :)

Amandean said...

That's great about Aaron. And congratulations on 12 lovely years. I must say, that's really a testament to how selfless and thoughtful you are that Kenny would make such a sweet gesture.