**Nathan was born January 2008 with Achondroplasia dwarfism. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. This blog welcomes a look into our family as we raise our son as a Little Person.**

Time for an update!

Not really sure where I left off. I kind of thought I would be done with the blog but have had some new families find me on here. I feel obligated to give a little more.

First, we finished our living room remodel. It came out really nice and I’m happy to have a finished living room and make it feel more like my home.

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Thanks to Facebook, I think the word got out that Nathan’s adenoid surgery went well. It was rough coming off of the anesthesia but once we were home Nathan perked up and was ready to eat. He loves having his picture taken and doesn’t miss a pose.

Laura's phone 056waiting on the operating room!

Laura's phone 057Nate 3 hours after surgery!

As some of you might know, I went back to school. Going to become a nurse. I’m finishing up the rest of the classes need to apply for the program. I took Anatomy & Physiology and Introduction to Nutrition. I got a 4.0 in both classes and striving to do the same in the final 2 classes that I’m taking. I also made the Dean’s List. I really feel so proud of myself. Although I did okay in college (Ahem!) 13 years ago, it really makes me feel good that I still got it. I think it has also put an importance on education that my daughter sees.

We had a fabulous 4th of July! We saw a private fireworks show that our friends put on along with a great party. It was so nice not having to fight crowds over the holiday. I posted the video on Facebook. I didn’t realize that his fireworks were going to be that long (20 minutes) so the video is long. To long to put on blogger. Here’s a few pics.

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I also am growing my garden this year. Sorry no pics because I really wasn’t planning on doing this blog. I started off real good and then my garden took a crapper on me. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I went back there just the other day to pull a few more weeds. This time I pulled the weeds after I had watered the garden and let it sit (easier to pull weeds in HOT weather). Well, I solved the problem. The amount of water I was giving it wasn’t adequate enough for this hot weather. I think it was drying up before it ever reached the root of the plants. I flooded the garden and we had some heavy rain that day and the plants perked up. I just hope that I will still get some good veggies. Once thing that is coming is a huge pumpkin. It trails out of my garden into my neighbors (about 15 feet long and going). She said that was fine. She’s pretty cool as opposed to the pecker heads that live on the other side. Hopefully I will have a nice pumpkin to show you all.

Oh my, I forgot the biggest news of all. 8 years ago when I was pregnant with Audrey my parents moved to Iowa. I got to see them about once a year. I really missed having them around and them getting to know their grandkids. Well suddenly, they got the news in June that they were moving back. YEAH! I know have my parents back here by me. My mom already claimed she was doing the holidays which I am super excited about. I missed holidays with my family. Since they are back, we planned a trip up north for some R&R. They way we always did it and I get to meet my 2nd cousins kids for the first time. I think the oldest is 5 and my cousin Jenni’s boy and Nathan are only 4 days apart. They should have a blast!

We also have 2 new additions to our family. Meet Big Red & Blackjack!

Laura's phone 012I think you can figure out who’s who!

Laura's phone 005Here’s some wild clouds we had after a rain storm. It was also very yellow outside. I thought I was on Mars!

Laura's phone 002This is how Nate likes to swing. He puts his arms out and we call him “Super Nate!”


Kim said...

So glad you updated. It's always nice to hear about the kids, who are so cute in that swingset picture, but i must rave about you in this comment. You look great. Your living room came out super and I am glad it feels so comfy and homey! You should be so proud of yourself going back to school, getting amazing grades, setting a wonderful example for your children. I wish you much continued success. And I cannot wait to hear if your veggie garden really starts to take off!

Greene Family said...

It's nice to see an update from you! :) We love having hardwood floors.
Your living room remodel looks great!
Look at your happy boy after his adenoid surgery - so glad it went well (did see your updates on FB)!
You should be so proud of yourself for going back to college and getting 4.0 in both of your classes so far!! Wishing you all the best with your next two classes and then the nursing program too!
How great to have a private fireworks show on the 4th!
I hope you have gotten some good veggies from your garden! You'll have to post a picture of this pumpkin!
How wonderful - so happy for you that your parents are have moved back near you! How wonderful too that your mom has already claimed that she'll be doing the holidays!
"Super Nate" is too cute and cool!!

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