Thursday, July 22, 2010

We're going home...

Hey... Just a quick note to let everyone know that Jude did so well last night that we just go discharged and are packing up to head home!!!  Thanks for all the prayers.  WE LOVE ALL OF YOU!!

Angel and Jude
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

our georgia adventure

About a month ago we took a trip to Georgia for a cousin's wedding.  Well since anytime you travel with a two year old is quite a task, we decided we might as well make a little vacay out of it.  And that we did!  We had originally planned to go to Savannah, Georgia since we were already past Atlanta, but under certain circumstances and somebody getting a little sick before we decided to just stick to Atlanta.  Even though we only had a couple of days there before the wedding festivities started, we had a BLAST!!! 

The first couple of days we spent in Atlanta, and right next to it, sight seeing, visiting a museum, and shopping of course- starting with my new favorite place, IKEA!

Then we moved on to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History where we became pretty acquainted with some geckos. 

Lane, the weather man, telling us the forecast.

After a couple of days in and around Atlanta, we headed to the country for wedding festivities and lodging at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center.  It was very beautiful and we wished we had more days to spend there also.

Then the wedding festivities began!  We watched Nathan and Mallory become Mr. and Mrs.

We paused for a minute for a few family photographs (since we were all so spiffy)

Everyone had a great time at the reception, especially the bride and groom.

And Jude had the honor of dancing with.....   the groom ;-)

All in all, it was a fantastic little getaway!  We look forward to going to Georgia again!

Surgery Update

Ok... so I know that I have been awful at keeping up with this blog this summer!  We have just been having a fun and easy summer...  so far.  As most of you already know, Jude had surgery this morning.  He had four doctors coordinating together to do a bronchoscopy (look at his airway), endoscopy (look at his digestive tract), a central line placement (because it is tough to find a vein for an IV), and a couple other personal things taken care of.   Well first I have to say: I am so thankful that Jude was healthy for his big day.  Thats a big "Thank You" to all my prayer warriors out their covering last week.  Jude did great in surgery- the doctors got to get a good look at everything and take biopsies of what they needed, they were able to start an IV and didn't even need the pediatric surgeon for the central line, every other goal was accomplished, and most importantly Jude did beautifully throughout the process.  We are currently in a room, not the PICU, and Jude is sleeping very peacefully.  A BIG BIG thanks to our Greenwell Springs family for coming to be with us, our parents who are always by our sides, and to all of you who have been keeping our little boy (our heart) in your prayers!!!  We love y'all!!

We should get to go home tomorrow, and I will post updates as I can (and maybe try to catch up on some pics from all of our summer fun so far).  Thanks again!!

the Watts Family