Sunday, February 22, 2009

Guess What's In There

Oh, what a difference one week makes. At this time last Sunday, we had only been home from the hospital for 24 hours. Josh was only awake for a small percentage of the day, and his only means of transportation was by wheelchair or walker (and even that was limited by his pain and fatigue).

Now that he's been home for over a week, he's having much less pain, he's able to do a lot more, and he's moving around much better. We even went to church this morning! It feels so good to get back to doing the things we love.

And one little thing that we love is playing this goofy game that you probably haven't heard of. I've mentioned it in a previous post...anybody know about "CornHole?" CornHole used to make an appearance at casual company parties at Josh's previous job, and he loved it so much that my sister, Bethany, and her husband hand-crafted a CornHole game to give Josh for Christmas last year. But it wasn't just any CornHole was a Boston Red Sox version!!

This is us several weeks ago playing CornHole out in the driveway:

Check out his form...Josh takes great pride in his beanbag-throwing skills. (He's actually being a total nut because he knows I'm taking pictures!)

As you can imagine, CornHole in the traditional sense isn't going to be on Josh's to-do list for the next couple of months while he's on crutches. So in thinking of something they could do to lift Josh's spirits, Bethany and Bailey had a brilliant idea! See for yourself...

It's a teeny-tiny version of CornHole, and each of the beanbags is tied to a string so that Josh can pull it back again after each throw. Hysterical!!!!!!

I laughed until I cried when I saw what they had done. Perfect gift! Oh, and back to my post title...guess what's in there!

Yep, that's right! Sweet little Emma (on the right) is going to be a big sister!

And Brayden (at just two years old) is going to have two little siblings in September. Hooray! Please join us in praying for the health of our newest little niece or nephew (by the way, Bailey's trying to convince Bethany to let this one be a surprise...that's what we did with Izzy, and it was so much fun!)

Please pray for Bethany also as she has a lot on her plate being pregnant with two little ones to care for as well. She developed gestational diabetes with Emma, and she's more likely to have it again with each subsequent pregnancy. She needs to be covered in prayer for rest and health during these next few months.


Sherry Strickland Faucett said...

We LOVE playing cornhole!! The mini version with the string was halarious!! I have been praying for your family. I love keeping up with your pics and posts!!

Anna said...

awwwwww! yeah for bethany. oh my, will hers be closer in age that yours? wow! and hilarious pictures! i always love reading your blog! sending lots of prayers and hugs to everyone!