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Monday, April 5, 2010

What's Up?



I thought I better update you on how things are going over here.

First - Thanks to all of you who voted for my photo in the contest I talked about here. It didn't win, but it was still fun! I'll get an 18x 24 enlargement of it as a runner up prize.

Second - Several of you have asked how Heather is doing. She has been started on a new med, which made her really tired. She is getting used to it now and is feeling better. The hardest thing she is dealing with at the moment is not being able to drive for 6 months.

Third - I also get asked how Andy is doing. He was originally supposed to be deployed to Iraq about now. We were then told it would be Afghanistan. Now it has been put on hold; it's still expected to happen, but we don't know when. I'm not complaining about it! He is still in Colorado, and although he gets tired of Army politics, he does enjoy working on the Apache helicopters.

Fourth - I'm looking forward to a getaway this week. Laura, Heather and I are going to the IKEA in Michigan on Friday. We're staying overnight and will come back on Saturday. We can't wait to shop and spend time together. I'm also going to meet on of my blogging friends while I'm there!

Last - I was cleaning and thinking how much I liked a particular cleaning product. Of course, that made me think I should share that information with all of you. So - next Tuesday, I'm going to do a post with some of my favorite cleaning products. If you want to share some of your favorites, I may put up a link, otherwise I'll just share mine.


24 comments:

Musicaljean said...

Lucky you - a getaway with your girls. You will have so much fun together.

Renee said...

Thanks for the update. Enjoy your trip!

Sandra said...

Oh Pooh! I just knew you would win that contest. That will be a beautiful picture to hang though. You can send it my way if you don't want it.:)

So glad to hear Heather is doing better and will keep her and your son in my prayers. Have a great time this week-ent with the girls.

Kathy said...

Mari, you always have the coolest posts! It's always fun to get caught up on what's happening in your world.

Happy to hear about Heather. We're praying for her, most certainly.

Blessings on you and your family!

Melody said...

Continued prayers for Heather and Andy!!!

Ohhhhhhh I love getaways! I'm going on a business trip for the project tomorrow...I'm secretly just as excited about the 'alone' time on the plane so I can relax and read. hehehe

Brooke said...

glad your family is doing well. i look forward to the cleaning product post too - right now i'm addict to magic erasers. using them to get all the scuffs off the walls that we didn't paint.

Mariel said...

glad to hear things are going well. Have a great shopping get away with your friends!!

Nezzy said...

I so wanted ya to win the pic contest but at least ya get a 18X24...woohoo! I'm so happy Heather is doin' better, I wondered how she was gettin' along. I pray for Andy and his safety daily. I thanks these brave men and their families for their sacrifices so we can be blessed with our freedom.

Have a grand time on your getaway! Sounds like a blast and a half.

God bless ya sweet Mari and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for the update. I know that you girls will have a great shopping trip.

I thought for sure your picture would win. I wonder which one did?

I will be looking forward to your cleaning post.

Rae said...

Have a great trip and enjoy yourself. Sounds like it will be fun.

Pat said...

You just answered everything I was wondering about. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
Are you going to Ikea in Canton? That's not far from me..I have something scheduled Friday, otherwise I love to meet you!

Raise Them Up said...

Thanks for the update. :) I bet it is hard for Heather not being able to drive. Your plans sound like fun, though. Enjoy the getaway!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

A gals' day together sounds super...and on top of that you get to meet a blogging buddie!! Whoa...how fun that'll be.

I appreciated your updating us on your kids. 6 months no driving? I'd go stark ravin' mad I would. And I can feel your heart aches about your son going to the war zones...it's never easy for us parents...mine was in the Gulf War.

:::sigh:::

Susan said...

Enjoyed your newsy post and catching up on these things. Too bad about the photo contest :o( Have fun on your outing and I'll be eager to see which friend you get to meet.

Betty said...

Great to read this update. I was wondering how Heather was doing. Your upcoming trip sounds like a blast! I´m sure you will enjoy meeting a new blogger, it´s so much fun. Hope you take lots of pics!
Have fun!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Sounds like God has things under control about sending Andy back out to Iraq. Let's just pray He keeps him busy here. I am praying for Heather also and know how tough recovery can be.

Enjoy your time at Ikea! Reminds me I need to get there someday soon as well!

Won't you stop by my blog today to read about a blogger who needs our help!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lorie said...

I love Ikea!! Enjoy your trip and eat some of their meatballs!!

Kim said...

I totally *heart* the IKEA near Detroit! It was actually the last store I went to before we left the U.S. :-) It was kind of sad, though, because I couldn't buy anything since we were already packed to the max! LOL

So fun to go with friends too! And meet another one. Have a WONDERFUL time!!!

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the update Mari...have fun on your outing!

Brenda said...

Glad Heather is doing better and Andy has settled in here. Of course he's dealing with the same annoying high winds as we are. I should bite my tongue for saying this but...I'd rather have snow!
I love IKEA and I just found out they're getting one up in Denver this year. YAY!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for the updates Mari! I'm so glad Andy is heading to the Middle East any time soon. The longer away the better. Have fun with your girls this weekend! We are going camping!

Sue O said...

My favourite cleaning product is Suzie, who does my bathrooms!

Crown of Beauty said...

Thank you for this update. Glad to know Heather is getting better, Andy is still in Colorado, and you and your girls are up for a getaway.

I've been away for a while and it always makes me glad to visit here.

Such a positive spirit you are...

Blessings on your day!

Love
Lidj

Alice Teh said...

Congratulations on winning the runner up prize!

I'll keep your son Andy in prayers. I'm glad to hear that Heather is getting better.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. :)