Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dave's Eye Surgery

Hey all,

Thought it was about time that I publish an update... We have had a busy beginning of the year already.

Dave had his eye surgery (PRK) this past Monday at the Air Force Academy. It went well... We spent two days in Colorado Springs (GORGEOUS area - I took LOTS of pictures), and have to go back this Friday for his follow up.

His right eye is really bothering him today, but this is to be expected. He is doing really well. After the appointment this Friday, they will remove his protective contact lenses and he will have follow ups here in Cheyenne. He can already see an improvement. They say it will take around 3-6 months before the complete results can be assessed. He woke up the first morning and could see the alarm clock without squinting!

The boys are doing great. Derek is doing a week at the Youth Center - he loves it. Jimmy is going to be going to football camp over the summer. They are holding off on Karate right now as baseball season is going to start soon.

Elena is still plugging away at her college courses - her goal is to graduate by the end of the year (or the beginning of next).

A big CONGRATS to Amy and Chris who got engaged this month! We are so happy for them - we can't wait for the wedding guys! :)

That's life these days in the busy Bedner household... :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Giants Make the Superbowl & We Made the Website!

And we couldn't be more happy!

My DH was looking on the Giants' Website a couple weeks ago when they made the playoffs and saw a photo of a familiar scene.

He remembered those "Win and In" towels that everyone was waving and thought, "Hey! We were at that game..."... We bought season tickets off of Ebay in 2002 (we lived in Washington, DC then - SHUDDER) and had gone to this game... The kids stayed with Grandma and Papa John in CT, and we drove down to Jersey and froze our butts off - it was December 28, 2002. The playoff berth between the Giants and the Eagles...

Then he looked at the photo harder and said, "That's US!"... Yep! We made the very corner of the photo:

And then we sent it to pretty much everyone we knew... LOL It was a great game. We left early to beat the traffic and could have KICKED ourselves. We missed Matt Bryant's game winning 39 yard field goal in overtime (though we heard it on the radio and nearly wrecked the car)... But I guess had we stayed we still might have been waiting to get on the freeway right about now... :D

Can you believe they are in the SUPERBOWL?? Party at our house! Come on down!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy New Year Update...

We hope every one's holidays were nice... :)

2008 has us hitting the ground running already!

Derek is doing his Kempo classes and just got his orange belt this month:

He also did his first school program last month. The Kindergarten - 3rd Grade did the Christmas program at school this year:

Jimmy has been doing great too. He is still doing Kempo and is testing for him Brown belt this month. He also wants to start guitar and is doing basketball this season for the school. He made Principal's Honor Roll last quarter - we couldn't be prouder of these two!

Dave is studying hard for Master Sergeant. His test date is late next month. We also just sent in his audition tape for DEAL OR NO DEAL! So wish him luck on both... :)

Elena is wondering why she thought it was a good idea to double up her college classes... Really though, I am doing well, keeping busy (and my head above water - that is always a good thing!) with school, work, and the kids.

That's all that has been going on with us in a nutshell... We are still praying for a miracle for Dad, but realize it may be his time to be with the Lord soon. Only time will tell though, so we pray for the best...

Anyway, I will try and update this more than every two weeks! :)