7.05.2009

Happy 4th of July!

On July 3rd we celebrated Brody's 9 month Birthday!! He is getting too smart and reaches for the cake so our picture session is getting quicker and quicker! HA!

Isn't his faux hawk the cutest?!

I love these 3 so much!!

On the 4th of July, we spent the day at Lake DeGray! I normally go to the lake all summer but now that I don't live quite as close this was actually my first time this summer. The weather was good and my whole family was there minus Matt. He wasn't feeling up to being in the hot and humid weather so he stayed at his moms. Since Evan's birthday was on the 1st, Mom wanted to celebrate more so we had a Luau! :)


Pretty Kota getting ready for the luau!

Romeo LOVES riding on the boat!

The new Bell family!!

Romeo enjoying the lake.

I was so proud of all the dogs and how much they enjoyed being in the water!

The big dogs swam all day!

This little man loved swimming too!!! So cute!


After swimming, we all took naps! Including all the dogs!



For dinner, Dad grilled ribs and huge chicken breast. Mom prepared so much good food! My camera died before dinner but we had corn on the cob, baked potatoes, rolls and fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes and cucumbers!



I really enjoyed my day with my family. I love the 4th of July and I love relaxing at the lake. The day would have been perfect if Matt could have been there. He has been getting progressively worse. The fatigue is unbearable some days along with itchy skin, bumps, rashes and nausea. The skin on his hands has even been peeling off.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know that we are currently in Houston, TX. We have an appointment with a t-cell lymphoma specialist tomorrow at 1:00pm. I know I have asked for you all to pray for answers before but I am asking again. We REALLY need to know exactly what is going on and how we are going to treat it! I will hopefully update again tomorrow! Thank you in advance for the prayers you will be sending our way!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I hate to hear that Matt is doing worse. I am so sorry for you and him. I saw on twitter you were in Houston.........didn't realize it was for a doctor. I'll be praying (today) ...I'm praying right now.

Leah said...

Julee, I read your blog through Jennifer's (known her all my life, grew up in Benton together) and hate to hear about your husband. I wanted to let you know my husband and I (and our little girl of course haha) live in Houston and if there is anything you need or have questions about the area, feel free to ask! I'm not super familiar with all of Houston since we've been here only a year and the place is huge, but between my husband and I we could probably help get you around haha. my email is leahvopitz@yahoo.com!! Hope you get some answers about Matt, you guys are in my prayers!

Stephanie Wood Smith said...

Hey Julee, I'm thinking of you and Matt today. Good Luck at the doctor, I'll be praying for you guys :)

Tammy said...

Hi Julee it's Tammy We will be thinking of you, and praying really hard! Gracie said to tell Matt hi and she is thinking of him, and to be brave. She still has his bag of goodies and she will save it for when you guys get home!!! Love - The Vaughn Family

Superchikk said...

We are praying for you guys! Glad you made it safely to Houston, and hope you get some answers while you are there!

Katie Spinks said...

praying for you guys today and asking God to give you peace to bring healing and for some answers!! look forward to hearing how you make out!

Lindsey said...

Good to see pictures of the lake, I miss it too. I will say an extra prayer for you and Matt this week. I saw Leah's post...If you have not gotten in touch with her...do! You will love her! Keep us updated.

Melissa Conaway said...

Hey Julee! Just want you to know Jeff and I are praying for Matt, you and the team of doctors working to find answers!

Anita Bell said...

Love all the dog pictures! I always scroll down so I can see them!