Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Surgery went well

Darrell's surgery went well. The doctor said there was much more scar tissue in there than they had expected. He said he has to be off of it for at least 2 weeks. Darrell said "guess I can't go to the deer lease this Saturday." I think he expected to be back to work next week.....guess he'll have to change that thinking. Thanks for the prayers, all is well. Especially until the numbness wears off later tonight :)

Friday, April 20, 2007

10 months

I can't believe my little girl is already 10 months! This time a year ago I was having my first baby shower! She has grown up so fast the past few weeks. You can see her trying to walk on the dropshots videos. We had this picture taken today at Picture People. I like that you get the pictures the same day, and I just got a free 8x10, but I think I'll stick with JC Penney. They take longer to get, but it's a much better value. This is one of many bathing suits Cara has for this summer. She also has a camo two piece, and some cute one pieces my friend Sterling is letting us borrow. This weekend we have a birthday party (well 2 but we can only make 1) for our friend's little girl Hannah. Keep my step-dad Darrell in your prayers, he's having foot surgery on Wednesday. Also, keep the sale of our house in your prayers, we have found the one we want to buy, now we just have to sell ours!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Prayers for Amberly (Couch) Hall

Please keep a friend of mine from 2nd grade in your prayers. She was pregnant with her 2nd little boy back in February when she went in to get some moles removed (just because her sister in law had just had it done). They ended up taking way more than she was expecting and had to wait on pathology. They called her on a Tuesday and said to come in with someone. She went in on Thursday, they said it was cancer and she was going to be induced on Monday (5 weeks early). Little Ashton was born naturally on March 20th and was only in the hospital the normal 2.5 days, and they went home that Thursday (strong little man). I took her dinner and she seemed in good spirits. She has Aiden (20 months) and Ashton at home, plus her mom took some time off (she teaches with my mom down in Santa Fe) to help. She went into the hospital 2 weeks ago for more testing to see if it had spread and to have surgery. While in surgery she went into shock and had a series of small strokes and almost died, but God pulled her through. Right now they are waiting for the doctors to tell them the next step and to find out the new pathology report. Please keep Aaron, Amberly, Aiden and Ashton Hall in your prayers. She is just 27, with 2 small babies at home. They are christ followers, but I can imagine how scared she is to lose those babies. Just remember her daily!
Update: they just heard the cancer hasn't spread to her lymph nodes, Praise the Lord! She's meeting with an immunologist and neurologist to see what the next step is.

Also, the cord was wrapped around Ashton's neck TWICE! So if he hadn't been born early and as small, he may not have made it. God works in mysterious ways!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Trying to walk

Go to our dropshots page (link from the left) and see the two new videos of her trying to walk with her toy. She mostly puts her head down and just stomps until she runs into something :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Shannon!

Hope your day is great as busy season comes to an end!
Eric, Misty & Cara (& Gweny and Riley too!)

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Originally uploaded by mistylnewsome.
I have posted tons of new photos on flickr in the past week or so, go check them all out!!

Happy Easter!

Originally uploaded by mistylnewsome.
Happy Easter everyone! God is Risen!

We went to Easter service tonight instead of tomorrow. Our church had 5 services...5 and 7 pm tonight and 8:15, 9:40 and 11:05 tomorrow. Problem is, Eric has to play trombone in all 5, so we figured we'd go tonight. Also, tomorrow as soon as he gets back from playing, we are driving to Splendora to visit all his aunts/uncles/cousins for Easter. If it's not too cold/rainy I'm sure there will be some sort of easter egg hunt. Here is a not very good collage I made of Cara's monthly pictures to date. It's amazing to see her grow every day! I really don't notice the difference in weight/height when I'm with her all day every day, I mostly notice her accomplishments, but looking at the photos all together, it's so cute to see how little she was and how pretty she has become!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Benny's married off - Lubbock trip a success!

Hi All,
We got back yesterday from a quick trip to Lubbock for Benny and Alexis' wedding. We flew up Friday morning and back yesterday. Cara did awesome on the plane. She slept through both take offs, and the landings didn't bother her ears. She was a little fussy in the middle of the flight home, but once we gave her some more star puffs, she was good to go. I think she's going through a growth spurt because she is eating more and more at each meal. Ok, so I haven't uploaded the pictures yet, but will today--check back at flickr later. We stayed with my cousin Ashley and her husband Eddie, and we had a great time. Not only did Cara sleep well, but Eric and I got to play with Eddie's Wii, which was a lot of fun.

Tonight is the Astros' opening day, which Cara and I are attending with Bailey, Matt, Deanna, Chad and Adrienne. Eric can't go because they have pre-UIL competition, and his school is hosting it. Also, pray for our car situation. Eric got rear ended a week ago Thursday in the 1996 jeep grand cherokee that my parents were letting us borrow. Well, the lady that hit him busted the rear frame, and they totalled it (it would be more to fix it than what the car was worth). So we are going to be down to 1 car for awhile. Only 2 months until summer, so no big deal, but it will be an adjustment for Cara and I to be at home all day most days. No errands for awhile. We're trying to figure out if Eric can carpool one or 2 days a week with someone from work. Anyways, keep that situation in your prayers as we save up for a new car. Also keep the house situation in your prayers, we are looking to relist in May, if not sooner, and we would like for a quick sale. Anyways, that's all for now!
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