Posted (Tina) in All Posts on July-12-2008

We had more friends visit us today.

Katie and Ani, who I worked with at Rent.com, had business trips this week in Denver so they came early over the weekend to hang out. Both of them traveled to Florida to see Ella in the NICU when she was only only 2-3 months old. She was still very sick and had lots of hospital days ahead of her. It was fun for them to see her now that she is at home and on a progressively positive path.

While Josh watched Ella, I met up with my friends for lunch. It was nice to just go out and have a normal lunch at a restaurant. Later, we came back home and all hung out with Ella. Then, Josh watched her again while the girls went out for dinner. It felt like a true day off, a real break from taking care of Ella.

It’s just means a lot to see my friends from work. I miss them so much! We worked together for so many years; it’s just weird that I don’t get to see them on a regular basis. I love that they came out early to visit with me, Josh and Ella.

We will get to hang out tomorrow too, which is nice. Ani is threatening to beat Josh at Wii boxing. We’ll have to see how that turns out.

Laura Blackwell on July 12th, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

Still rejoicing in Ella’s progress and health.

Joel Snyder on July 12th, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

Ella, Nice to see you with friends and I bet they were surprised to see how well you are doing. Josh hope you had a good day with Ella sounds like a good day all around for Mom and Dad. Have a great day tommorow and good luck with the boxing. Catch you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LoriAnn & The Boys on July 13th, 2008 at 10:37 am #

Tina, what a great day for you. It can be daunting for any mom with kids to only be with them, but for you, and other moms like you, a day out can mean so much. My dh and I had a date night for the first time in about 6 months last night. It was awesome and I came back refreshed and ready to be a mom again. With four of my own, and four grandkids while my daughter works, it is nice just to go for a walk. AND, Tom made arrangements for me to go to breakfast (my favorite meal out) this week. Since he is laid off for about a month, he wanted me to have a special morning with no kids. I think it is great that you had two co-workers come and see you in Florida and then at home. They must be two special gals to love you and Ella so much. Josh, what a wonderful treat to give to your wife: lunch AND dinner without having to worry about people with colds, people who smoke, and just about every other thing, when she has the Bun with her. You are both special people with a God-given love and respect for each other and for the gift of the BUN that He had entrused in your care while here on Earth. Blessings to a family that motivates so many people to love their family and to see the miracles of His working a real life setting. LoriAnn, Tom, Tyler, Zackary, Seth, Jonny and the grandbabies.

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