Posted: 4th December 2013 by Danielle in Journal
A week ago today everyone was reflecting on what they were thankful for. It’s important to remember to be thankful each and everyday. There is always bad that we can dwell on but then again there is always something good that we should be grateful for.
Today I’m thankful for a tasty Mexican lunch with Taylor where we could eat way to much but we didn’t care because it tasted so good!!
Posted: 3rd December 2013 by Danielle in Journal
The VA appointments begin!
You know how we have been going on and on about waiting for the VA appointments to be schedule so we could move forward in the process of going home? Well, today was the first day of appointments! You don’t realize how excited you could be to spend the day at a hospital until you realize how much you want to be home and you realize you will do anything to get there.
Today’s appointments weren’t too exhausting. We left the hospital (the one we live at) around 7am and arrived at the hospital (the VA hospital) around 8. After back to back to back to back appointments we were heading back to the hospital (the one we live at) around 1pm. Only to run around the hospital (the one we live at) until about 430 pm. I know, I know there is a lot of hospital time and it can get confusing sometimes.
Take away point= we are one day of appointments closer to going home!
Posted: 2nd December 2013 by Danielle in Journal
We had a great trip home for the Thanksgiving weekend! Nothing can replace the time spent with family and loved ones. Last year we spent Thanksgiving in the hospital. Taylor had a surgery and we ate turkey and mash potatoes out of styrofoam TOGOs. This year was a huge improvement from the moment we stepped off the plane onto the snowy Iowa grounds!
Every time we have gone back home, I notice something that is easier for Taylor and I. This time, the big improvement was Taylor being able to drive around town in his jeep he had before deployment. We took the truckers knob off the Morris’s riding lawn mower and brought back the remote for Taylor’s legs to switch to driving mode. This big improvement came at the perfect time because my car was in storage out of town. It brought me back to our high school years when Taylor would drive over to my parent’s house to pick me up and drop me off at my parents house at the end of the night. I love getting back in touch with our old normal. Of course we are always adapting but being able to call or text Taylor for a ride. Then to have him to pick up and answer his phone to tell me he is will hope in the car and pick me up in 5 minutes This was one of my highlights this week!!
Our other highlights included our family and friends!
My mom and sisters!
My mom, the hostess with the mostest! Love my mama. She always works so hard to make every holiday perfect; hosting all our family and friends while preparing delicious food!
I don’t even know where to begin… I am beyond thankful to have such an amazing best friend. We are lucky to know that together we can handle everything and accomplish anything. I honestly don’t know what I would do without him by my side
My sisters and my niece Lambeau!
Our town host a Holiday Hoopla on Main Street. There is a stage with holiday music. All the stores are opened with hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and holiday activities. Santa come drive down main street to first street where the town Christmas tree is light with fire works to follow. Yes, its an awesome hometown.
Bundled up at the Holiday Hoopla with my nephews and my fam!
Out with the girlies
Cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye’s wrestling and my little bro Michael! Nothing like a little interstate rivalry to get the blood flowing! Perfect way to end our trip home before heading back to DC!