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Great day for the Mags (that's what Davey calls her).  The doc said she is healing superbly and is ready to lay on her back.  Hallelujiah!  For the first time, I changed her diaper while smiling at her face and looking into her eyes.  Cathing will be so easy tonight.  She also rode in her car seat on her back as we drove home from the hospital.  It was nice for her not to sleep in spit-up the whole trip.  This way, she just swallows it back down :-)  I wonder what she makes of her new outlook on life.  I know I'm loving it!

Kate started second grade today.  It's so rewarding to watch her grow and have new experiences. This morning I had a peaceful, satisfying moment as I made her lunch and wrote her a note on her napkin.  I looked at Maggie and thought what many moms think on the first day of school, "They grow so fast."  When Kate got home, she had two treats waiting.  Ice cream and the chance to hold Maggie while standing.

Look at that back pose.


  1. Hip hip hooray! Way to heal "superbly" Mags! I can only imagine how much easier things will be having her on her back and I am so happy for you. Kate is a stinking cute second grader and loved her outfit today!

  2. So happy for you all! You are such a good little momma. Happy day!

  3. YAY!!! So happy for you guys!

  4. Such wonderfully news!!!!!! One of Heavenly Fathers Tender Mercy's for Maggie!

  5. So glad Maggie can finally lay on her back. That is amazing news. Miss seeing cute Kate every Sunday, but looks like she was all set for a new school year.

  6. This is super embarrassing.... but I lost track. Did Maggie end up needing the surgery that was going to make you miss Houston?

    And Kate is dang cute.

  7. Happy, happy, happy! That's what this post is!

  8. So Great! They do grow fast...Kate looks so grown up!

  9. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Both the news and you guys.

  10. That is such great news! I am just so happy that Maggie's back is healing. Thanks for the update and keep up the good work!

  11. Love this post!!! So happy that things are going well. Little Maggie is such an angel!!! Kate is adorable and such a great big sister. You are such a good mom. I totally used to write notes on my kids lunch napkins too. Brought back many memories and makes me miss my little ones. I sure miss you guys!!!! Love you:).

  12. Em, we were going to have to postpone the trip. But we rebooked the flight and are headed to Houston next week!!

  13. I have the greatest friends. Thank you for sharing in our joy. I was flipping through the radio yesterday and heard, "That's What Friends are For." Normally, I'd change the station. But I paused and thought of you all!


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