John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Saturday, September 8, 2012

August 2012

Ellie and Jenna at their new school,  meeting their teachers for the first time! They were just a teensy bit excited!!!

Jenna grinning from ear to ear just waiting on her teacher....

Kindergarten teacher, Ms.Civacho...She calls her students "Ms. Civacho's Dear Hearts"

Headed down the hallway to Ellie's classroom, and of course it is on the hallway named, "Brainy Boulevard"...LOL!

Ellie's 2nd grade teacher, Mrs.Galbraith. Ellie said, "Oh my goodness Mommy, she is amazing, she loves food and art JUST LIKE ME!"

Jenna and her best bud, Hannah Grace. 

I sure love this precious 2nd grader!

Greystone Elementary will never be the same!!!!

Back to school shopping...Bath and Body Works and new shoes. That is pretty much all you need to start school....according to these two girls! When I asked them about needing some new blue jeans, they both said, "not necessary"

Taking boys to YMCA with me, and they insisted on bringing the umbrellas that Nana bought them, just in case it rained or their were some mean witches they needed to shield themselves from!

Waiting on Nana to answer the door. This was their first visit to  Nana and Howard's house since they got married and moved into their new house. James in on the right and JD is on the left!

Jag Day. Coach Claire with her lil sister!

My favorite Jag cheerleader! 

Pictures like these fill me up. 

Claire's back to school shopping trip was pretty short and sweet. She only needed a piece of Vera Bradley to start school. Didn't ask for ANYTHING else. Although it did take 45 min. for her to decide, once she made her selection, she was absolutely thankful and we both left smiling:-)

Yogurt Twist is always a MUST when the two of us have special time together. 


11 years old. 6th grade!

7 years old. 2nd grade!

5 years old. Kindergarten!

Girls taking a picture with Daddy. He was still bandaged and unable to walk from his "accident" at the pool. 

Bus stop!

She broke in line to be the first one on the bus!

And they return from their first day of school....all smiles:-)

And Claire makes it home from her first day of Middle School happy as a lark, grabs her cell  phone and  that is the end of that.....

August was a memorable month. We had a surprise visit from Becky and Rosey, spent many days swimming and spent lazy days together, and started new schools.

This month also involved a terrible accident with Rob. The afternoon before my dad and Rosey left to fly back to Utah, we were lounging around our neighborhood pool, when a car proceeded to hit a little girl. We heard the hit and a little girl screaming....seconds later, Rob had jumped over the pool fence to reach the little girl. Problem: he was barefoot and landed in some nicely pruned shrubs. Branches pierced his feet, one of which lacerated to the bone. It was pretty much the worse, miserable amount of pain I have ever seen my precious husband in. My heart just broke watching him in the ER. He received nearly 40 stitches. It took over an hour to irrigate and clean out the gravel, grass and filth from both of his feet.  It has been nearly a month since his injury. MANY ups and downs. He has battled through enormous pain, discomfort, bed ridden, wheel chair,  infections and just plain ole frustrations. I want to heal his feet for him so badly. I pray ALL THE TIME for the healing in his feet to happen quickly and perfectly. God has been in the details of all of this and we are ever so thankful. So many beautiful, selfless individuals have reached out to help us in so many ways, humbled and uplifted by so many.

I would like to ask my dedicated, loving blog followers to please lift up my husband and pray for immaculate healing in his feet. I will never be able to thank you guys for praying over him. 

No comments: