Friday, September 25, 2009

a pretty good really bad week

Unfortunately it was not a happy birthday for Jason. (But thanks for all the happy wishes anyhow.) He ended up in the hospital! It was really awful. Really really really horrible. Bad enough that it happened at all, but to happen when he is all the way across the country... and I could not be there with him... he was all alone... I won't even try to explain how terrible it was, for him especially of course... it completely broke my heart to not be there with him!

So how can I say that it was a pretty good week? Well he is out now, he is all better, he is healthy, he is safe. He is going to go ahead and stay and finish his last class this next week. And then he will be home! And then he will never leave us again! (Well, maybe at some point, for only a very short amount of time, but only maybe. The girls and I are mostly doing okay here, but he is not handling being away well at all. Much too sad, way too hard.)

Speaking of hospitals, look at this poor injured child.

And remember, this was our first week of school. And it went very well, despite the crazy disruptions. And most of our garden froze, but at least I rescued all the tomatoes the day before. And Tuesday was super cold, just in the 50's, but today was probably 70 and so perfect and autumny.

So, Jason took our camera with him, my sister was nice enough to send me hers to use in the meantime, but I have no way of putting any of the pictures on the computer. Of course I do have iPhoto with 6000+ older pictures to choose from, so I think for this next week I will try to do a post each day with some sets of random pictures. Seven seems like a good number. I will start right now with 7 family photos.

Sadly, it was hard to find very many pictures of all four of us. So first there is a couple of just Jason and the girls.

(I could probably do a whole set of 7 of Chessa and her funny faces. And another 7 on Chloe and her dimples!)

I love this one!

Now I guess we can go from oldest to most recent...

This one here is really our very first family photo, all four of us in our bed, probably just an hour or two after Chessa was born. Maybe even less time than that, she is still just wrapped in blankets and a towel.

And even though you can't see me in this one, I am obviously right there on the other side of the bed. And I like that Kalis is in it. (Our sweet white doggie, she is not with us anymore.) And you can see how Chloe was with Chessa from the moment Chessa was born, right there to help with every single thing, so full of love for her!

Well, as you can see, most of our family photos were taken ourselves, with an arm reaching out holding the camera. Really there are more that my mom and sister have taken, but this is all I could find for now. And look, here again we have a funny face and lots of dimples!

Oh, and I almost forgot, I have some first day of school pictures. Not pictures of this weeks first day of school, but Chloe's first day of kindergarten 3 years ago.

Chessa thinks she is smiling in this one!

Okay, so that was so many more than seven, I will try harder to stick to the limit next time.


Kelly said...

Hi Renee
I am so sorry that Jason has been so unwell and hope the time passes quickly and he is safely back with his family very soon. What beautiful, beautiful pictures of all of you. Thank you so much for sharing these. They are each truly lovely. Happy day to you all, lovely family!

sarah haliwell said...

I am so sorry Jason was in hospital, and glad he's better now. Your photos are lovely, although I couldnt see them all.

Nicole said...

Oh, Renee!! I am so sorry to hear about Jason!: ( Many healing wishes sent his way! Your words convey so much love for your husband and family, it lovely to read this and to see your sweet family together. I can imagine when you are all reunited again it will be wonderful!

sara farmama said...

Hi Renee! I am so loving these older photos! I hope Jason is better by now. Take care!

Nicole Anne said...

I should be packing but instead I am looking at all these pictures and remembering how special chessa's birth was and how lucky I was to be there (even for the actual birth part, my goodness) Even though the picture quality is not so good it still captures the mood and the sweet excitement of her arrival. extra thanks for the picture of jason. can't wait for him to get home.

Marina said...

Sending many healing thoughts to Jason and many *hugs* to you

What wonderful family photos to treasure :)