A LOT has happened since the last time I posted. I have much more positive things to share in this post than last.
First, let me say that I was overwhelmed with all of your replies to my last post. Wow.....you all are such caring, wonderful people. I appreciate all your kindness, prayers, and love sent through cyberspace to me and my family after Neil's accident. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. :)
I thought you'd like to know that Neil is healing is healing nicely. Here's a progress photo showing what he looked like on Day 5 (which was a huge improvement from Days 2 through 4.....his worst days where no photo was taken.....probably a good thing) and then what he looked like two days ago on Day 13. He has all the stitches out and his eye is mostly open. He'll have lots of scars.....but being a typical man, he thinks that is kind of cool. ;)
He was supposed to have surgery to put his nose back in place this last Thursday, but due to a crazy scenario involving a "lung lesion" found on his CT scan right after he arrived home from the accident, and the anesthesiologist bringing it up just minutes before surgery was to happen.....his surgery was called off. The "lung lesion" was indicative of TB and since he was in Haiti, a third world country, the anesthesiologist was a bit freaked out. However, Neil had NO symptoms of TB and it was pretty obvious that he was not infected. But following protocol required us to go to an infection control doctor that proved that he did NOT have TB. So.....the surgery will be this Thursday. God is good.
Now on to brighter subjects. My two youngest children, Keith & Allison, graduated from high school on Saturday. We had a very full, but very delightful weekend celebrating their accomplishments. Here's a photo of me with my precious girls, Jill & Allison, at the graduation. :)
And here's my two graduating seniors, Keith & Allison. This graduation brings my 18 year career of homeschooling five children to a close. Yippee!!!!
I wanted to do a bunch of special graduation cookies for K&A. I believe I took on more than I should with all the other things that had to be done this last week.....but somehow all the important stuff managed to get done. And boy, am I glad the last few jam-packed days are over!
Here's my monthly church preschool birthday cookies.....I'm doing balloons for them now.
And here's my "manly" and "girly" graduation cookies. lol
Grad profiles......two terrific new cutters from Jill at SweetArtFactory.
Lots of 2010's.
Keith's favorites.......hot dogs......
US Army.....since he is signing up for the Army reserves this week......
and fast cars. They are supposed to look like Toyota Supras......but they don't even come close.
Then Allison's girly cookies......stilettos
and princess crowns.
Keith's graduation cookies......
And Allison's graduation cookies.
Well, I hope didn't overwhelm you with info and photos. I just wanted to catch you up on what is going on in our household.
Things appear to be calming down for now. I have one cookie order this week, so I'll be squeezing it in around Neil's surgery and recovery.