Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photographically Discombobulated

This morning our very own Princess Groovy Chick will be honored in a ceremony at school for being on the A/B Honor Roll for the past quarter.  (Her only B was in math—and considering that she started the school year two grades behind in math, we are thrilled, amazed and astonished that she was able to earn a B!)

Although it will be an hour round trip to get back to Manteo to attend, we decided to take a brief break from our vacation and go and celebrate with her.  It’s her first award since going to public school and she’s come such a long way, despite her learning difficulties; we just want to be there to cheer her on.

While we’re  in Manteo, we’ll stop by the house to pick up my camera cord so I can finally post some pictures.   I’ve been feeling rather photographically discombobulated not having any photos to include in my recent posts.

In the meantime though, I thought I’d throw in a few pictures from a year ago this month, just as a way of incorporating at least a few pictures; also, I always think it’s fun to look back and see what we were doing a year ago.

WHY is this man smiling?

steve butts1 

It’s because he’s sitting on THIS can!

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The above photos and the two pictures that follow were taken at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC, which Make-A-Wish arranged for us (and some other families) to tour.


Steve loves airplanes and had a great time hanging out out and talking planes with a pilot.

collage planes

And here is Steve in yet another role—the High Priest in an Easter Drama.

steve play 

Sarah and Victoria spent several days together last April; part of their fun involved looking back through old pictures, plays, and stories they had written back when they were “young.” Snowy is, of course, an integral part of the fun.

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April also included yet another visit to Duke.

steve sarah duke

After Nathan returned from Israel, he spoke to the youth group at church about it.  He is one fine fella.  (Whom I happen to miss very much!)

nate speaking1

So there ya have it--a few pictures at least.  Hopefully later today I can post a few from our current sojourn to the sea. 

But for now I’d better jump in the shower so that I can rid myself of my alarming morning hair!  (You haven’t seen alarming, until you’ve seen my hair.)

More later. . .

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Michelle said...

Hooray for Sarah! What a great kid you have. She never ceases to amaze, does she?!

Hope you have a wonderful day.

MaryH said...

Becky, I have been sick for a few days but I am back - a little weak and shaky but here - didn't want you to think I had forgotten you. Quite the contrary. I haven't had a chance to read all the entries I have missed but will be glad to catch up. Congratulations on your pulmonology appointment and I am glad you are having a wonderful time in a beautiful house near the sea! Thanks for the suggestions of how to help also - I still want that CD - just haven't mailed the request yet - will do that tomorrow. Praying.

Alisa said...

Becky, I am ashamed to admit that I am a long time follower, since Sarah's days in the trenches and have rarely posted.
Your news shocked me and I ran away and hid in the corner for a while, but I'm here, cheering you on and sending all kinds of love and support your way.
Congratulations Sarah! We are all so very proud and happy for you.

MaryH said...

HOORAY for Sarah and I am sure you will be as glad as she is that you both were there to share in her joy and accomplishment. Way to GO!!! Also, I am very excited as I have the Sweetwater CD and I will get it out and listen to that beautiful song. Praying, praying and praying for all that is to come and be taken care of over the next several days. We will all be in the waiting room, you do not worry over that!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Sarah!! We expected no less.

Raleigh, NC

michele(nurse in ny) said...

I'm so happy you are enjoying your vacation. I just wanted to add that I was away from the computer for a while and did not know about your diagnosis until after the fact. I was following Sarah's site a couple years ago when you had the scare. I wasn't sure what to say... But know I will be praying for you on Friday and wish only the best for you and your family...Michele (from Central NY)

Anonymous said...

When you moved to Manteo, I wrote something about how healing it is to live by the sea (I live by the sea myself). I know the breast cancer experience you are going through now doesn't feel like a healing experience, but in a way it is. Once your surgeries are over, you won't have to worry about BC anymore. Your COPD is undercontrol. Sarah is thriving in public school. Nathan is doing well. Despite all the immediate loss and stress in your life, maybe in some strange way this is really a healing time...(or maybe I'm a naive optimist!)
GS in Canada

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to clarify my comment above -- I really do believe that this is a healing time for you. At the end, when I said maybe I was naive, I meant it in the sense that I didn't want to discount the stress and loss that you are living with now. I hope that you and others don't misread it. Sorry for the confusion.
GS in Canada

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Sarah! I am so proud of her...kind of weird because I don't even know her, but I am truly proud of her! You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!