Sunday, February 14, 2010


The past couple of weeks Anberlyn has been so, well STRANGE. Her room has to be a certain way before she can sleep. EVERY toy much be in its exact place. Each bucket lined up perfectly, each doll must be sitting up perfectly. If each item is not in its place at the time of nap or bedtime, ITS a screaming child for us, I mean SCREAMING bloody murder.

I give her a few minutes before going in and see whats going on. Yesterday I went in, and her horse car thing wasnt pressed up against the wall all the way, or the CD's are not stacked properly, its insane. OH and when she cries, she MUST have "tissue paper" to wipe her tears and nose, even if there is nothing to wipe.

these are the "buckets"

Tonight we had one of Anbo's friends over, they played and made a mess, toys all over the living room and her room. As soon as her friend left Anbo was on top of it, she took all her toys into her room and put them away!!! We walked into her room and it was spotless, she was sitting on her floor reading a book... Though I can do without the screaming, and her being SOOO obsessive about it, I pray she keeps this up! She certainly didnt get it from either Nick nor I.

I know when the baby comes, it may all change.

On a not so fun note, I got a call today from my mom stating that she had just dropped my dad off at the hospital to be with his sister and dad in Florida, as tomorrow they are taking his mom off of life support.
Almost two weeks ago my Omi had gone in because she was having some issues, she had gained 10 pounds rather quickly. They found a mass in her intestines, they went in and removed it, finding out it was intestinal Cancer that had also spread to her liver and pankrius(sp). After the surgery she was in to much pain and was put out with meds. She has not really been awake since. she has gained 40+ pounds in this time as the fluids are leaking into her her body. This morning she was convulsing and had to be tied down.
So its time, tomorrow she will be taken off and we will see what happens. My heart hurts for my family, its hard. It will be the first of my grandparents to die, and the first of a family member to die that has been somewhat close to me. Though my Omi and I were not super close, its a lose that I dont want to have. Im so thankful we were able to spend time with her last October, that she was able to meet Anberlyn, that I was able to take photos of her with Anberlyn.
I feel like in a way this is why we are having another girl. When I was pregnant with Anberlyn just short weeks before she was born Nicks grandmother passed away, and now the same with Emersyn.

My Omi with Anberlyn

I thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time in our life. I pray more my dad, Aunt and Ompa, for a comfort and peace to whats to come tomorrow.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day, and that you spent it with someone you love!


  1. Praying for you and your family Tess. Big hugs.

  2. I sure hope Anbo keeps up her cleaning! That would be awesome wouldn't it!!

    I'm so sorry about your Omi. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Can you send Anbo to my house?? She could teach my kids a thing or two about keeping things neat and tidy. :)

    Sorry to hear about your Omi Tess. My thoughts are with you. Hugs.