Friday, April 8, 2011

Huge prayer request

I posted an update on Camden below, but wanted to share a huge prayer request that is on my heart. My dear friend Kristin from Fort Wayne lost a little baby girl unexpectedly yesterday at 38 weeks along. She has lost two other precious babies, but knew ahead of time that they would not make it. This was a complete surprise, and the doctor has no idea what happened. So please pray for Kristin & Mike & their 2 boys as they travel this dark road yet again. God is Faithful, and will bring them through, but I am praying for peace for them as they struggle through this.


Thought I should update & let everyone know that Camden's surgery went very well! The doctor even decided that he didn't need to the tympanoplasty on his ear. He said the pocket he had initially seen wasn't as bad, and he's hoping that having tubes in his ears will keep it from forming again. He plans to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, dr. said Camden won the award for biggest tonsils of the day! :)

Since we've been home, he has done very well. We do our best to keep on top of the pain medicine, so he has never really complained of pain. He gets a little cranky at times, but I remind him that even if it hurts it doesn't mean he can be a grump to other people, or talk mean to me. But overall, he has done the best so far of all 3 of my kiddos that have had their tonsils out.

Thanks so much for your prayers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Camden's surgery

I know it's been a long time since I've updated this blog, but some of it has been on purpose, and some of it has been that I'm crazy busy. Since this is a public blog, I hate to give too much info about what's going on with our family for those of you that know our situation right now. We're really hoping that our house will sell in the next couple months so we can move up to Peoria.

But, in other news, I wanted people to be praying for Camden next Tuesday, April 5. He will be the 3rd Palmer child to have his tonsils taken out! Unfortunately we know the routine for this surgery, but along with having his tonsils taken out, he will be having surgery on his right ear. He's got some pocket in his ear (sorry I don't know the proper terminology) where some of the lining (?) is pulled back towards his ear drum, and if it's not taken care of, he could have permanent hearing loss in the future. The dr. will take some cartillage & reinforce where he does the surgery, drain fluid in both of his ears & decide if he needs tubes again. So, we would appreciate you thinking of him as he goes through this. The nurse said he will not be allowed to do any physical activity for almost 3 weeks, so I've got to find stuff to keep this boy occupied & not running around!

I will try to keep this updated after his surgery to let everyone know how it goes! Thanks for checking in!!

Monday, August 23, 2010


For those of you that may not know, we are, unfortunately, trying to sell our house! Tom was able to get a new job in Peoria, IL, so we've got to move. We are hoping the house will sell in a decent amount of time, so if you know ANYONE who might be interested in moving to Riverside, AL, pass along the following link to our house! Thanks!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to school!

Ok, so I know I never really posted over the summer, but some day I'll catch you up on that. For now, though, here are some pictures of the girls on their first day back to school.

Their bus was very late picking them up today, and found out it's because it's a new bus driver. Hope we like him as much as Mr. Tommy last year!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mackenzie finishes up 2nd grade

I figured since I had a post about Jenna's graduation, I needed to have a post about Mackenzie's accomplishments as well!

Her last day of school was this past Monday, but Friday before that they had an awards assembly to honor the kids in 2-4 grade who had made "A" honor roll, etc. Mackenzie ended up earning a certificate for having the highest GPA in her class for the year, which means she also made "A" honor roll the entire year. We were very proud of her accomplishments!

Mackenzie with some of her friends:

Not a great picture, but here she is with her certificate for making honor roll:

With her teacher, Mrs. Smith:

Last day of school:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Before & After

We've been working on window treatments to dress the house up a bit before we sell. Thought I'd share a couple before & after pictures with you.

Our bedroom

The dining room