Friday, April 29, 2011

winnings...


"Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

"God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:9

First things first...
You know that voting that was taking place for the Milbloggie award??? Well, I just got word tonight by Goodnight Moon that we WON!! We also won the USAA award and will be spotlighted on their website! Thank you all for voting! I am humbled and so blessed by you all and this award!

A few visitors stopped by yesterday from the family! One of my brothers and a sister! The kids were excited to see their Uncle Ben and bring him some McDonalds! They loved every minute of it! After lunch the younger ones took off or got on Ben's bed to watch some cartoons! The older boys set Ben up with a book to find different things in it. Ben loved it! It was easy for Ben and the boys and then it got difficult but it was so good for all of them and they had tons of fun and lots of laughs!






Ben has been doing well in his therapies! He is getting almost 2 hours of ST a day, 1hour of each PT and OT and sometimes a little bit more. He of course continues to work hard and hold fast to the goal of "beating this brain injury!"

Tomorrow brings alot of excitement and alot of work! We get to move all of our belongings (that have been in storage for over a year) into our rental house!! It is the second part to get Ben home! First was just getting him here to WA! I have some buff men coming to help and some ladies to help me clean and unpack! The accident happened just before our 2 year wedding anniversary so our stuff is still fairly new...which is good! I am realizing stuff that we don't have and the lists are being formed! Ben will have therapy tomorrow so he will be staying busy but I wish he could be there to see all of the happenings! Soon though he will be home and able to enjoy a house all comfy for him!

I may not be able to blog for a few days! As my friend out it I should just say I am taking a "spring break" from posting! Who knows though, I may pop on here and give some quick updates! Bare with me!!

Sayings of Ben...
My lil brother told Ben before he was leaving not to let me give him any crap. Ben looked over at me and said, "did you hear that? listen to him!"

While watching some highlights of the royal wedding tonight I told Ben that Kate's dress was really pretty. He turned his head and looked at me and said, "I loved yours. You looked beautiful in it!" Melt my heart oh man of mine!

Just in case you are interested our royal titles would be...
Baron Benjamin Astrup Ryeskitt of Olympiaford
Baroness Katie Calthorpe Ryeham of Olympiaham

...and on a side note Kate and I share the same full first and middle name!

21 comments:

chambanachik said...

So happy for you! You deserve it! :)

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

So excited that you get to make a HOME for you and Ben. Yea!

I think those nieces and nephews are going to play a BIG part in Ben's healing. So glad you are near family.

Oh my ... just realized I am going to be in your area. I'm leaving here at 8:00am to make the 3.5 hour drive to Shelton for my son's track meet. (Which means I should really be in bed, and not reading blogs.)

Wish I could meet you, but know you have a busy day ahead of you. Hopefully next time I'm down your way. (Or, if you and Ben ever want to take a drive up to beautiful Whatcom County, you just let me know.)

Hope your weekend is BLESSED!

Laurel :)

Krista said...

Congrats on your win!

Anonymous said...

YAY!! I am glad you won. It's kind of fun to see things you have to get for your home and be able to get them. Maybe, in time you will be able to post some pictures of the Baron's castle. :) much love, Marion

Briana said...

I'm so happy you won!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!!!

Good luck moving into your HOME...can you believe this day has finally come??!! So happy for you!

Next step...getting Ben home!!! :)

Dr. Army Wife said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog a couple weeks ago but I've been following along with every post. I love it - you guys are amazing.

Wife of a Wounded Soldier said...

Congrats!

JG said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve this award!

KP said...

WOOHOOO!!!! congrats on the win! that is so awesome! i'm so glad ben will be home with you again soon. yall both need that. prayers continued your way! :-)

Sarah said...

I'm glad you won! I love your blog-you guys are amazing! :)

jenniferjayhawk said...

Congrats! I voted for you!

I then became fascinated with the other blogs. Particularly "Wife of a Wounded Soldier".

Both of you are amazing women.

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

Congrats on winning!! you soo deserve it!

Maj Pain said...

Congrats on your win warrior. You guys are tough. Are you sure your not Marines? Keep attacking & Semper Fi
www.onemarinesview.com

Kristle said...

I just wanted to stop by and say congratulations, Goodnight moon made an excellent speech on your behalf!

Kristle
forgetthedognotthebaby.blogspot.com

Veronica and Victoria Williams said...

I am so glad you won!!! It looks like the kids had fun visiting- that must be so special for both you and Ben and for all of your nieces and nephews. Keeping you both in our prayers. Bless you!

Veronica

Brandy Blackwelder said...

Congrats on your win!!! You totally deserved it!

Good luck with them move! I am so glad Ben gets to come home with you. I am so happy that you are surrounded by your family and loved ones, that will truly help you and Ben. God Bless!

My Traveling Troop said...

Congrats on your win! You certainly deserve it! I recently discovered your blog, and have been so touched by the love and dedication you and your husband share.

Allie said...

Congratulatins on the win!!!! We were in the front row cheering, it was quite exciting. I'll have to post my pictures of the conference this week. Your stories have touched so many lives, it is truly an amazing and remarkable thing!

erin said...

I just popped over from milblogs and have been scrolling through your story. Such a touching story. You are truly a beautiful couple, I was in tears after reading this post and the sayings of Ben. Good luck as you move into your new home!

Laura said...

Congrats! I'm happy I found your blog (via USAA). I just read through and caught up with you. Know that this Navy family is praying for you guys! I'm going to link to you on my blog and post your button for prayers. Looking forward to keeping in touch!
Laura