Sunday, January 6, 2008

We've Finally Arrived in the 21st Century

There is a new addition to the Murray household. After 2 ½ years of marriage, Joe and I finally broke down and got CABLE!!! Poor Joe has had to hear about sports games from his friends, listen to them on the radio, or watch them at bars or a friends house. Now he can finally watch football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, or I think I even saw pool on today, in the comfort of his own home through ESPN. He is very excited. Me, I’m pumped about cable too, however, my weekend has been spent watching the same channels I watched before. I did watch some home decorating shows because I felt guilty for not utilizing the cable.

Another new addition to the Murray family is, we are now members of BJ’s wholesale club! Now we can really stock up on diapers and baby food.

Friday completed my first week at my new job (if 3 days counts as a week). So far so good. Everyone is extremely nice and has been very welcoming to me. The funny thing is that there are 3 other Katie’s/Kate’s in the office. They haven’t come up with a nickname for me yet, so for now I’m still Katie. It’s weird because when someone will be talking about a conversation they had with one of the other Kate’s all they say is “I was talking to Kate about this…” and the other person seems to know which Kate they are talking about, even though the Kate’s sit right next to each other and work on the same thing. Anyway, I think I’m going to fit in well in the new office and I’m really excited to delve deeper into my new job.

Joe goes back to school this week. The good thing about this semester is that he has scheduled all of his classes for 2 days a week, so we may actually be able to have dinner together 3 nights a week and be like a normal family. The two days he is in class will be pretty intense, but he’s a strong guy and I know he can make it.

Please pray for a family in the DC area that just had a little boy with EB. Ella’s pediatric dermatologist called today to ask if he could give them our contact information. They are a young couple who, like us, had their first child born with EB. We haven’t talked to them yet, but we can imagine that they are scared and unsure of the future. Joe and I hope that we can be a resource for this family. God placed other families in our life just at the time Ella was born and those families gave us something that the Dr’s couldn’t…hope. The outlook for Ella was so grim and it was made very clear to us that her chances of survival were slim. God gave us new friends who have kids with EB (or even have EB themselves) and showed us that she could live a bright and happy life. We want to be able to do the same for this family.

Ella continues to grow and amaze us every day! She has got the eating thing down pat and knows what she likes and doesn’t like. She likes carrots, but doesn’t like green beans. She is also becoming quite the drama queen (I don’t know where she gets that from). She has started this new thing where when I put the bottle in her mouth she blows out of her mouth and milk flies everywhere. She giggles and smiles all the time and is a complete joy to us! Right now she is in the hall, looking at herself in the mirror, while Daddy sings her favorite song…the Alphabet song, although sometimes her favorite song is “God Bless America.” We’re trying our best to raise a patriotic child. Afterall, she is the future President of the U.S.

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