Wednesday, October 19, 2016

a long overdue update and the pumpkin patch!

Friends! I've missed you! Are you even still out there??? I honestly and truly do miss blogging. I can't make any promises that it will get better (I kind of have three jobs right now), but please know that I do love you all and miss you, and we still covet your prayers.

Jonah is doing well. He had a virus a couple of weeks ago that ended with a two week stent of horrible coughing. He eventually had to go on prednisone to kick it. It's pretty typical for him to do that, but it doesn't make it any easier for him to deal with when it happens. I've noticed his skin, primarily on his face, severely deteriorates when this happens. I imagine it's because of restless/little sleep. After he recovered from that, he got strep bacteria infections on his hands (and consequently infected his nurse, grandaddy, and two cousins with strep throat... oops), and is now on a 10 day dose of antibiotics for that. They look better now, but last year we struggled with infection coming right back after the 10 days, so we'll see.

Overall, he's healthy, happy, and incredibly brave and strong, like always.

Gideon is a hot mess, and we love him to death. He has endless energy, endless curiosity, gets into everything, eats on the run, never flushes the toilet, and keeps us in stitches. He is so funny, you guys. And he's adorable. He is a huge blessing to our lives, and I just can't believe he's already FOUR. He's older than Jonah was when he came to us. It blows my mind where the time has gone.

Here are some photos from the pumpkin patch this weekend:


















9 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh they are so BIG! and HANDSOME!!!!

E said...

good to hear you are all doing well

Cathy said...

Jonah is so big! They are both just precious boys! Happy Fall!

Alan and Lynne said...

So good to see and Update. They are both getting so big. Glad everyone is doing well.

Jannette said...

It's SO good to hear from you and see you all! You are thought of and remembered in prayer often!

Toni :O) said...

Good to see you post. The boys are looking great and glad to hear all is mostly well outside of those illnesses. Stay healthy and happy Fall.

Libby said...

Those shirts! Looks like your family is doing well--thanks for sharing your life whenever you are able.

Just Jenn said...

I haven't checked in on you in FOUR years, right before you got Gideon. You were on my mind tonight.... What an absolute blessing to see how well Jonah is doing. Such a little man!! Many blessings to your beautiful family!

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