Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2010 Has Arrived!!!!

Hard to believe we are already in our first week of the new year. Happy New Year to all our friends near and far. This will shape up to be another big year for the Robertson's.

Let me catch you up on a few details for the family. Connor is doing well after his tonsil removal. He struggled for about a month or more with continued sickness, but seems to have mellowed out quite a bit and is doing very well. He has been such a joy the past couple of weeks with smiles, laughter and playtime. We enjoyed a lot of family gatherings over Christmas and he survived without sickness.....Praise the Lord!!! Still a bit gun-shy about getting back to school so we will hopefully be able to have home services and therapy here for a while.

Mackenzie is doing great. I'm not sure if I had posted the news that she had fallen in October and slashed open her forehead. She had to have 16 stitches in her pretty little forehead, but she has been surprisingly cooperative about the healing process and putting cream on it to help avoid a terrible scar. During our Christmas trip up to Ferndale last week we had a special day with some cousins and aunties and Grandma R. at a salon where she got her first haircut. She looks like such a big girl now.....still long hair, but now she has bangs. It's adorable.

Alex is exploring the world like quite the little adventurer. He loves to climb and get into everything. He has no fear, and he is curious about everything!!! His giggle can brighten up your darkest mood and he smiles all the time. He is still having a difficult time with teething. Currently he has 7 teeth and working on a couple more, but they are slow on the move. I think he will be a much happier camper once his little chompers are in place and we can put teething behind us.

Randy & I are facing many decisions as this new year ensues. Our biggest news is that Randy has been transferred to Boston, MA as his American Airlines base. This came as a big surprise to us back at the beginning of November. He started out there as of January 1st and this commute is going to be a killer for his time with the family. After much prayer and contemplation, we have decided that it is best to preserve the family and get us to be together more. That being said, we will be moving East.....New Hampshire, that is! WOW.....A cross-country move with our little brood will not be an easy task, but it is a necessity. Randy is going to be getting the hang of things out there first while we decide how we will accomplish this move. I anticipate a spring move, but the timing will be completely up to the Lord's timing for our family. Please be praying for us as we make this transition....it is difficult for us to imagine being away from our wonderful family and friends, but we also see this as the opportunity for our first great adventure with the kids. It's natural that we have totally mixed feelings about the whole situation.

We pray that you are all doing well and are in good health as the days of January quickly pass. It is always our hope that each of you that follow this blog would be encouraged by the words that are written here and by what the Lord is doing in each of your lives individually. Please let us know how you are doing by leaving a comment. We just love hearing from you and believe it or not, your words are always such an encouragement to us.

Be blessed in the days ahead....I will post more news on the upcoming move as soon as I know more details. Thanks for your continued prayers and love!!!

Lovebug Hugs,


Stephanie said...

Wow! So glad to hear everbody is doing well. Sending you all many prayers and hugs for your big move. Hope the New Years brings many blessing and an easy transition. :)


Steph and Christopher

Emery Six said...

Wow, what a surprise! Thanks for the update. I guess we won't be running into you at Seattle Children's any more. The end of an era. God's blessing upon you as you move to a new location.

Robin said...

Wow! Big news!!!! The east coast is wonderful ( Gregg & I both being east coast babies). You'll love it & I bet the kids will too. I bet they will be sick less frequently. We will follow your adventures & wish you many blessings!

Kim said...

A big move! I have followed Connor for a while....if you are on the east coast you should consider a trip to Kennedy Krieger at Johns Hopkins for the feeding issues...I can't say enough about that program.....

Little Bug said...

Thank you Kim for your comment. Would you mind sending me an email with more info regarding Kennedy Krieger and your experience there. I'd love to know more. You can contact me through my email at joyfulheart.lori@juno.com. Thanks so much!

peggymomma said...

I've followed your blog for a longggg time and haven't seen an update for many many months...am hoping you are all doing fine and made the move without a hitch...do you have a new blog or page now? Just curious