Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Traumatic Week

Our sweet Aaron gave us quite a scare this week. When I went to check in on him at the end of naptime on Tuesday, I found him having trouble breathing and completely limp. He couldn't even support his own head or lift a single finger. Needless to say, I was absolutely freaked out! I called 911 and told them the situation and they sent an ambulance over immediately. A minute before the ambulance arrived, my visiting teachers arrived for their scheduled appointment that I had forgotten about in my panic. On finding me frantic about Aaron, they quickly offered a prayer, and told me they would watch Logan while I took Aaron to the hospital. It was my own miracle having them there when I needed help so badly! So the ambulance arrived and whisked us off to the children's hospital in DC, sirens blaring. At this point, Aaron was completely out of it and wasn't aware of anything around him. When we arrived at the hospital, there was a room full of emergency staff ready to take care of him. It turns out he had a seizure due to a high fever, and we have had to watch him carefully to be sure it doesn't happen again. They think he has a viral infection that caused the fever, but we are still waiting for the results of some of the tests. He is doing better now, but keep our little guy in your prayers.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Memorial Day

We are several weeks behind in our blog, so this is our update. Several weeks ago was Memorial Day, and we thought it would be nice to go to Arlington National Cemetary to remember those who have fallen while fighting in defense of our great nation. Every Memorial Day the Old Guard places flags in front of all of the tombstones in the cemetary. It is an amazing site.

We also had tickets to the speach given by President Bush given at the ampitheater next to the tomb of the unknown soldier. It was very stirring to listen to the Army Band play for several hours before the speach, then we had the opportunity to listen to the President, and to see him fairly closely. His remarks were very inspiring and made us think of the many great blessings that we enjoy living in this free nation where we are able to worship, act, think, speak, and persue the desires of our hearts. Gratitude is the best word to describe the feelings we felt while listening and contemplating the message and music that was presented.

God Bless America!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


This week we thought it time for another adventure! Our escapades took us to the Thomas
Jefferson estate, Monticello. Isn't the house beautiful! It was enormous for the time period, as you could fit the average 1700's home in the front foyer. By today's standards, it was actually surprisingly small. The photos make it look larger than it is. It was still impressive though!

Here is the graveyard and memorial to Thomas Jefferson.
The gardens were extensive, as seen below. This picture captures only a fraction. Multiply it by about 20 to get the true scope.
Here is a sweet picture of Aaron and his daddy.
The house is surrounded by flowers which were in full bloom during our visit. How accommodating of them!
The flowers were breathtaking!
Aaron and his toothy smile! What a little trooper, and a ham!
Logan was not quite so happy. We knew our visit was over when the melt-downs started. Poor kid. Time to go home. But what a neat experience!