Hope everyone is doing well! We are enjoying the nice weather and finally getting out of the house. Just wanted to let you know that I have finally added some new pictures. And am still in the process of adding more so here they are. I know it has been forever. Better late then never huh!
Jocelyn is doing well. She is enjoying spending time with some of her friends and being able to get out for walks. We hope to get to the beach and get in the pool here soon. It is definitely hot enough.
Wow! It’s been a while. So I am going to stop apologizing and just let it be a surprise when I finally get to update. I don’t seem to make it to the computer much. Things have been good around here we are finally getting out and about. We went up to DE for a wonderful week with family and friends back in April. We are so proud of Uncle Colin as we were able to be a part of his graduation from the police academy. And a HUGE THANK YOU to all that made this years benefit possible. It was a great success. It was great to see so many family and friends. We love you all and again thank you sooooo much!
Jocelyn had a great birthday! Hard to believe she is already 3. Such an amazing little girl we are so very proud of her. Instead of a big cookout this year we decided to take her to the zoo with some friends. She had a good time. I think her favorites for the day were the baboons that kept trying to climb the window and wrestle and the elephants who were playing in the water. Jocelyn was also able to make cupcakes for here friends and she did a wonderful job. They were delicious.
Both Jocelyn’s laptop and our desktop crashed in the same week a while ago so maybe I could partially blame that for the delay but if I can ever figure out how to get this computer to allow me to log in and upload some new pictures I would be happy to share the cute pictures pictures of Jocelyn helping us to plant flowers, pick strawberries and of course hanging out with her puppies. I will put them up as soon as I can.
Hope to update more often sorry for the delay. Thank you so much for checking in on us. We love you!
O.k. Here I am. All is o.k. I have no good excuse for such a delay in update. I can only say I have been slacking a bit. And I am sorry! But hey you will have lots to look at now.
As for us……. We have been making the best of our hibernation.
Christmas was good. We enjoyed the time with our family and friends. We have been able to spend time with some really great friends, which has be lots of fun. Shane has had to travel a bit out of town here lately but we have been doing well. Jocelyn and I know that we have great friends and neighbor’s near by if we needed them in an emergency but so far saying our prayers and knowing we have Dr. Jesus here with us has gotten us through the days and nights without him. We are always excited to see him return safely to us. Jocelyn is always smiling ear to ear when you ask her “Who’s that?”
Our newest fun has been the recent snow. We were able to take Jocelyn sledding. We had so much fun. She had a blast. If you would stop she would give you her version of “again”. You will have to take a look at the pictures because when I tell you how we did it some of you are gonna say “You did what” (Grandma’s) But really we were careful and hey she liked it. Yes we used a swimming pool full of lots of warm blankets and tied it to the back of the four wheeler. I guess that is what happens when you cooped up in the house for so long. Your brain starts spinning for ideas to get out. Just two more months and we should be blessed with some more warm weather.
I will try to be better about the updates, we just don’t have much new going on this time of the year.
Thanks for checking in.
Happy Holiday! What a great time of the year! We have been trying hard to be careful but also have had the opportunity to spend time with some family and friends. I have added some random photos from Nov. and Dec. so far. so you can see. Sorry I haven’t done the best job taking pictures but there is a few. Jocelyn has been doing well. There is not much new to write about we are just hanging out indoors for now. Have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!! We’ll write again soon.
Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We sure did. Jocelyn has been doing well. We were able to go to the pumpkin patch a couple weekends ago, carve pumpkins, and go trunk or treating. This has been a huge treat for her as we are always so careful this time of the year that we really don’t get to go to very many places. We have had fun. I have added some new pictures. In case you can’t tell we included Jocelyn’s stroller in her costume this year. She was a present. We wrapped cardboard big enough to go around the stroller then made a big bow for her to hold. Attached to the bow was a tag that said To: The Lee’s From: God. It seemed to be a big hit. She loved being out and seeing lots of other people. It often makes you feel bad that we keep her away this time of the year but the risk is way to big. Along with our Halloween festivities we have also been to the doctors a few times. Luckily not for sickness. We have been trying to get a TLSO made and are having a time. We found someone who can use a machine to scan Jocelyn’s back to get the dimensions instead of making a cast mold which would be very stressful for her. The only thing is she is the first SMA patient he has had so we are trying to contact a orthotist in Wisconsin who has done several but haven’t gotten in touch yet. And now we learned they need more pictures so we have to go back. Which is not fun for Jocelyn. Also we have gone to the pediatrician for the flu, RSV, and the H1N1 shot. I don’t like the idea of putting so much into her system but it isn’t worth the possibility for her getting the illness and someone saying this wouldn’t be so bad if she would have gotten the shots. I have to go with there advice on this one. Not sure yet how the holidays will go…… We are waiting until it gets a little closer but are hoping that we will get to spend time with friends and family. I will update again soon. Hope you enjoy the new pictures.
Ooops! Just realized as the pictures were downloading that I added them all to the October. I was going to do a separate category for the zoo. But We got to go to the zoo. We have been trying for a while now to go and it just kept not working out so kind of last minute we just decided to go. We had a great time. We decided to let Jocelyn nap on the way so that she would be well rested when we got there. Giving us the afternoon to walk around. Ha Ha! So I thought that was a good idea. Except someone else had other plans. : ) Miss Jocelyn would just lay there calling for us. She now can say mama and dad. It is adorable that she can do it but we really wanted her to nap. Guess she was a little excited to get the zoo. If you would ignore her, which was hard to do as we are all sitting in the same car, she would get louder since she was on bipap. This would make us laugh then it would all start over. We look tell her to close her eyes and take a nap. She closes them for a couple of seconds, peaks to see if you are still looking then begins calling us again. Finally about 30 minutes before we got there she fell asleep so we sat in the parking lot for another 30 so she would at least have an hour nap before we took her to walk around. She seemed to really enjoy looking at all the animals. We had an extra special treat afterward. On our way home we stopped for dinner and were joined by Shane’s sister, Brother, sister-in-law, and nephews. Sorry Katelyn that we missed you. We were so glad to get to spend some time visiting with them. We really miss them and need to do a much better job visiting and staying in touch. Time goes by way to fast. We love you, thank you!