Wednesday, July 08, 2009

At the Cabin

In the past few days, we have had a huge 4th of July party, Katie-bug went to U of M for her dental work under anesthesia, Taylor had a birthday, and we drove up to my parents' cabin. I'm tired. ha.

Kate's dental work went well. We had to be at the hospital at 6:45. UUUGGGGHHHHH. I am not a morning person. Ryan went with me to help if needed. Kate was very brave and only started to whimper when the dentist came into the pre-op area with his surgical hat on . She can tolerate scrubs, but those hats set her off. She was wheeled away in the same wagon as the one that carried her to heart surgery. (I took pics but forgot to bring the camera card to the main office where I am typing this.) A few hours later, the dentist came out to report that her teeth were better than they had hoped and they had not done any root canals or extractions! yay! She had a total of 10 cavities. They filled seven and capped three teeth, due to rot around her gumline. She is quite proud of her 'silver stars' and shows them to everyone. She again did not sleep off the anesthetic 'for hours' as they said she would. She woke up immediately and started freaking out. She saw her IV and hand splint and I know she thought she was in for the long haul. She calmed down when we were discharged and she was sitting in her stroller. Her only mishap was barfing into my hand on the elevator (while I was fishing around in a bag for her little barf thingy). The people on the elevator were fine with this grossed out. Oh well...what can you do?

We are currently at my parents' cabin 'Up North.' If you live in Michigan, you know what that means. The 'cabin' is actually a log home that is bigger than our first few homes. haha The kids love it! We are hoping to swim in the pool here but so far the weather is FREEZING. It was 57 last night after dinner!

I can only get internet in the main office, so I may not be online much. Next time I post, I will try to remember my camera card.

Thank you so much for the sweet comments that so many of you made on the blog about Ryan and for those of you who emailed your sweet comments to me. You have NO IDEA how much it blesses me to know that you care and that you will pray for Ryan.

Oh...and I keep forgetting to post this...we have a moving date. (sob) The packers are coming on the 20th of July and we will probably be in the Boston area by the end of the week. I feel totally numb at this point - which is typical for me. I am usually fine until things are over and then I tend to get emotional. I am very sad about leaving my family, but I am trusting that God has a GOOD reason for moving us there and am trying to look at it as another great adventure. I hear that they are having no summer this year and I tell ya....they better get it together before I get there!! hee! We want to go to the beach!


Kim K. said...

Enjoy your time up north! The temps are suppose to continue to climb so hopefully your kiddos can enjoy the water. I can't believe you have a real moving date! I'm overwhelmed for you. Hang in there.

Jackie said...


Being from NW Pennsylvania I can certainly symphathize with the no summer yet comment. We usually hit the 80s by now and have only been in the low 70s for the last couple of weeks. I'm seriously thinking about putting a sweater on to go out today and cut the grass! lol

It's going to be quite a shock to my system when I'm in China next month, I was hoping for a gradual buildup to the heat. Oh, well.

I'll be praying for a smooth transition with your move on the 20th.


Chris said...

Lady, you have a lot on your plate these days. I too pray things to go smoothly.

Adrienne Saunders said...

Karin, It is partly sunny and about 77! Adrienne

Kimberlie said...

Up North, hmmm. From my days in Wisconsin, does that mean the U.P.?

I will gladly send you some of our hot, muggy, Oklahoma weather. Last week, it was well over 100 degrees (one day 110). This week a "cool front" blew in and we are around 90 degrees. It feels so good. I find that ironic. I would have been sweltering in Wisconsin when it is 90 degrees. :)

Have fun with your family! I will pray about your move. :(

Cari Bacon said...

I'm so glad to read the update of Kate's dental appointment. I remembered you had one for her this it was on my mind. It's wonderful to read that they didn't have to do the more extensive work on her teeth.

WOW...the 20th...really? I wish there was some way I could stop by with my kids to see your family and give hugs before you leave. So glad we can stay in touch via bloggy world and emails! :)

M Morris said...

Just wanted to encourage you that God is also found in the desert. He can be and is glorified there just as much as He is here! Your son will be an encouragement and a testimony to others around him, and if he is confident that this is the decision the Lord has led him to, then there is no better place for him than in the desert.

I would never say this, except that we have been there, done that. My husband has been in the Army for 18 years, deployed to the desert (numerous times) and yesterday morning left for Korea for a year. He is right where the Lord wants him, and in that I can find peace!

Deanna said...

You're right, we've had NO summer. The sun has finally made an appearance but it's still less than 70 during the day :( hopefully it will all be better by the time you make your move!
I was in the Beantown last week and will be again on Monday... So neat that you're moving near there!

GrangerBaxters said...

Karin, the PACKERS are coming? Do you think that Aaron Rogers will be there? Ok, that's a football joke, get it? I'll bet you'd be laughing hysterically if it was the founding fathers....