Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day...

Not much news on the home front here but wanted to drop in and say Happy Valentine's Day to all. Yesterday was Annabel's Valentine party at school. When I picked her up, Mrs. Ann said that she had slept more than usual and didn't eat her lunch and also that her urine was cloudy. I could tell by the time we got home that she was not herself. Withing the hour she had fever 100.4 which is not really that high. But considering Annabel's temp is normally around 94-96 and that she normally doesn't even run temperatures even when sick. It has steadily hoovered between 101 and 102. She has slept or been very quiet since yesterday evening. I usually know what it is, that is what is so strange. It doesn't seem to be clear if it is urinary or respiratory. She doesn't have any mucous in her nose and she has a slight cough but not very often. When she does cough it does sound really bad but it is hard for her to get out. So the weather is cloudy and rainy so it is perfect for just laying around.
Some news out in blogland is that Magdalena is going to be a big sister. Julie and Noah have just announced that they are with child again. It was very important to them for Magdalena to be a big sister. God plan is perfect even though we may not understand it totally.
Also, Aimee and Carlton Weathers, who daughter Sophie died from Trisomy 13 are in China as we speak and have just met their precious new daughter named Lily. If you have a chance to follow their travel journey the site is:
For all that remember a few weeks ago I was so lucky to meet Brianna Botts and her family. They came to Houston and we spent two great days with each other. She is in the process of setting up a new blog and that address is:
So for now we will say have a great Valentine's Day evening...

THE END!!!!!!!!!!!


Kathy said...

Oh, little Annabel we need to see that joyful smile and sparkling eyes! Praying you will be feeling better very soon! You are so adorable and I love "the end"!

Praying, praying, praying!

P.S. Cathy thanks for posting others' good news! Am very, very excited about Julie and Noah's news! xo

Kathy said...

Oh, my! Forgot to wish two of my favorite Valentine's a very, very Happy Valentine's Day!
May God bless you and your wonderful family,

Laurie in Ca. said...

Happy Valentine's Day Cathy and Annabel. The pictures are so cute!!!
I just love all the hearts and the end, perfect. I hope she is feeling better really soon. The first thing I thought was another UTI. She still looks so darned sweet. I am so blessed to know that Noah and Julie are expecting a baby brother or sister for Magdalena too. It lifted my heart to read their post the other day and I hope it lifts their hearts a little too!! I love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

this is brittni briggs! i just got your message but thought it may be too late to call you. so,i got on here and got to see your little angel's beautiful face. so happy the milk is working for her! she is so precious, God bless y'all. happy valentines day
xoxox, brittni briggs

Hilary said...

Sweet Annabel I hope that you feel better look so cute in all your heart stuff!! get to feeling better cutie pie:)

May said...

I admire you for keeping your sense of humour (right till the END) even though Annabel's sick. Hope she gets better...lots of love from Singapore.

The VW's said...

What a cute little bottom!! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you feel better soon Annabel!!!

Kim ( said...

HI Cathy,
Happy Valentine's Day. What a precious sweet girl you have - it's good to see her smiling:) I just got caught up on your last few posts. I am sorry she has not been feeling good. I will continue to pray that you figure out everything that is going on with Annabel and that you get her back to herself soon.
I think of you both so much and just love your sweet Annabel!
With love,

Anonymous said...

I love that fashion show!!
Annabelle has quite the valentines wardrobe.

I am sorry that this malaise continues. Please keep us posted but know that we think of you all often.


Maya, Mieko and Hana's Mom said...

Annabel looks so sweet. I'm sorry to hear she's not feeling too hot. Hope she's back to her old self soon.

Ashley said...

So sorry to hear that Annabel is feeling bad. Ash continues to be sick and I'm starting to get pretty worried about where we are headed. I'm so very thankful for the twinkle in their eyes, the joy in their smiles, and the determination in their spirits. I'm afraid without those things encouraging me day after day I might break. I'm thinking of you girls tonight and wanted you to know I'm praying for Annabel to start feeling better soon. Take care my friend. Trish

Colleen said...

THank you for sharing. I hope Annabel has a speedy recovery from whatever ails her.

Thank you for sharing your lovely daughter

Love, Colleen, momma to Rowan Margaret (who gained her wings 1/24/09).