A Quick Florida Vacay...

...and by "vacay" I mean run-around-like-chickens-with-our-heads-cut-off for 36 hours before getting in a car and driving for 12 hours to get back home.  But I wouldn't have missed it!

One of Baron's good friends from high school (who actually lives in the same city we do now!) got married on Saturday in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  Baron drove down to Florida on Thursday for some of the earlier wedding festivities.  I had to work on Friday but caught an early flight to Melbourne on Saturday.  Baron picked me up at the airport and we changed clothes, then headed straight to the wedding. Perfect timing!

The wedding was so fun!  We stayed at a hotel right on the beach and slept with the windows open, listening to the waves. It was wonderful!  I guess growing up ten minutes from the beach, I kind of took it for granted.   It felt so good to be driving up A1A, seeing all the touristy beach shops, and looking at the ocean!

On Sunday, we woke up early and grabbed breakfast with some of Baron's friend's from school that now live in Melbourne. After breakfast, we headed straight to New Smyrna (about an hour and half drive) and had lunch with my Dad. My Mom was in New York so I didn't get to see her :(

After a quick lunch, we made the two hour drive to Baron's parents'  house where we had dinner and spent the night before making the 10 hour drive back to Alabama the next morning.  We finally got home at about 7:30 on Monday night and I had to be up for work at 4:30 the next morning. Ugh.  Needless to say, the last two days of working in the operating room drug on forever it seemed!  I feel so much better after sleeping in a little this morning and finally getting some groceries in our house!

Our house is coming along nicely. While we were gone they put up sheet rock in the whole house, and finished all the brick work.  Here's a photo of our bedroom:

Today we have an appointment to pick out all of our shelving, mirrors, and towel racks.  Oh my!

Now I need a favor from all of you who read this.  Would you please take a moment to pray for this little boy?  This is Joshua, he's the son of one of my friends and was in a very serious 4-wheeler accident on Sunday morning.  He's in the Pediatric ICU and in very serious condition.  He has a very long road to recovery and right now is still sedated and on a ventilator to let his brain heal.  After his brain shows some improvement their plan is to slowly wake up and get him breathing on his own, before starting to work on all of his broken bones and other injuries.

Josh and his Mom
Please pray specifically for progress in the healing of his brain, for comfort and rest for his parents, older brother, and family.  Also for wisdom and strength for the doctors and nurses who are caring for him.  I know his family appreciates the prayers!

I hope you all have a blessed week! Hope to check in sooner rather than later, but y'all know, I don't make any promises ;)


Julie said...

Prayers for Joshua !!!!!!!!!!

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Meg {henninglove} said...

oh no definitely praying for your friend!! what a horrible story and i pray his recovery is steady and smooth and not full of bumps