Saturday, February 7, 2009

Finally, a taste of normalcy

For the first time in almost three months, Julianne, Annalise, Isabella, Nathaniel, and I will be sleeping under the same roof.  This week, Isabella will be free from any medications and procedures, except for a quick blood draw on Thursday.  We are certainly going to try and make the most of this week.  Today was a great if not hectic start to the week, as we had to pack everything up from Rusk and the Pediatric unit to take home.  Once we got home it was a typical day with us having some lunch, dinner, and ending it off with a movie night watching Wall-E.  Here are some pictures from the day.

Isabella was so excited to go home, that from the time she woke up, she was running around and couldn’t sit still. 


Here she is getting ready to go home.  Annalise and Isabella are wearing High School Musical hats that they received from the hospital.


This is another nice picture of the sisters hand in hand as they leave the hospital.

IMG_0833 Here are the girls leaving the hospital.  Isabella planted that plant a few weeks ago in horticultural therapy (I told you there were many types of therapy available!)IMG_0834 This is our car after packing everything!


It was a long ride home and Isabella fell asleep on her sister.

IMG_0838 Daddy’s finally home and cuddling with all of his kids.



  1. I am soooooooo excited for all of you. I am sure she misses waking up with all of her siblings just as much as you guys miss her being there. I hope you have a great week!!!


  2. Savor every moment together--gather strength from each other's love and bond as a family. God is blessing you all---the smiles in your photos reinforce that.

  3. We were glad to see the video and the photos -- AND THE SMILES!!!
    Enjoy the time at home.
    We love you all.
    Dad and Mom

  4. Thanks for the happy pics it makes us all feel so better to see her SMILE! Enjoy your week. Lots of love,

    The Darcy Gang

  5. Thanks for all the updates and the pictures, I am so happy to see you all happy! Enjoy your one week together.

  6. How wonderful!!!! Enjoy the week!

    Suzy, Joe, Jordan & Alyssa

  7. Thanks for all of the updates, I'm so glad Isabella got to go home. Thinking of all of you. Have a great week!!

    Kathy McLean

  8. Love the pictures! Shows closeness and lots of happiness. Very touching! Hoping to see more of this.



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