Friday, October 1, 2010

In Which A Whole Bunch Of Things Happen

I found a cute picture of us at an army function a few months ago that I hadn't posted yet.  So I thought I'd put it up since I haven't bothered to get new batteries for the camera yet.  Sorry about that.

At about 7:00 this morning I got a knock on the door.  It was the delivery man with our last shipment of wood so that we can finish up the deck!  Jeremy is going to spend a good portion of tomorrow staining it so it'll be ready for assembly.  We're really happy that the project is almost finished; it should look beautiful when it's done. 

I also got a phone call from Olympic Pharmacy; Connor's new wheelchair should be ready in the next couple of days!  I'm so excited that he's getting his new chair, because he is seriously outgrowing his old one.  You can barely snap the lap belt closed anymore because he's so big.  His new chair is a Thevo Twist, (with red upholstery) and it is a seriously stylin' set of wheels!  It looks like it will be pretty comfortable for him, and with a carrying capacity of 88 pounds he's not likely to outgrow it any time soon.  Someday we hope he'll be able to use a wheelchair that he can move himself, but in the meantime this one will hopefully be pretty great!

As for Jeremy, well, he went on a battalion run this morning.  That's right.  A run.  How's that for awesome?  It's not something he'll probably do very often as it'll lower the life-expectancy of his ankle joints (currently predicted to be between 20 and 25 years) but the fact that he can do it at all is beyond amazing.  Not that I'm surprised.  Oh, and did I mention that he has an eight-pack now?  He's been working out twice a day for at least the past six months.  The man is looking more like Vin Diesel by the week. 

I don't really have a problem with that.

Oh, and last but not least, I believe Jer and I finally came to a decision tonight about which child we're going to be adopting.  I'm not sharing any details on here until we're officially matched by our agency, but I thought I'd let you all know that the news is coming.

And that was quite enough to cram into one day!

~Jess

8 comments:

isabelkhan said...

What great news. I'm so happy to hear Jeremy is running. AMAZING!! By chance I came upon your blog and I read it every day now.Every day I have to check how Connor is doing. Obviously, I have never met him, but he has won my heart. What a cutie. It's great to hear all the good news. Connor is growing, Jeremy is running, and now a new addition to your family. Wow:)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hurray for a really great day! And a great pic ;D

Looking forward to your news when you're matched,

Julie

Julia said...

Great day -- and you folks really deserved one. I love the picture! Connor looks like he's trying to verify that you understand some profound point that he just made. Congrats to Jeremy on the run and the amazing journey he's been on over the last year.

Julia O'C said...

OHMYGOD! Could your family be any cuter?! I love, love, love that picture!

(And yes, I *am* supposed to be studying right now. I AM SO OVERWHELMED!!!)

Jennifer Jayhawk said...

I LOVE that picture of your family, I LOVE how awesome you dress Connor!!! So COOL!!!

Mary said...

In that adorable picture of youse guys, I'm totally distracted by my jealousy for Jeremy's sleeve pockets. Convenient pen storage! Brilliant! Why don't civilian clothes have sleeve pen pockets?! Hmph.

Also, yay, good news! Yay, good day! [Yay, sleeve pen pockets!]

leah said...

You guys have the cutest family- that picture turned out really well.

Oo- I'm catching up on my blog reading. I can't wait to hear about your adoption decision!!

RUNNING- wow! That man is amazing! Way to go!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Love the picture! A run? That is amazing! I am so excited that you picked a child and cannot wait to hear more about it.

 
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