Friday, July 02, 2010


its ribfest time again which can only mean spending 60 dollars on ribs that would normally cost you 14 dollars anywhere else.  however the ambience of sitting in bbq sauce soaked grass (i meant that to sound kind of gross but the more I think of it the more it sounds kind of delicious) and watching claire smother ribs on her grill is pretty much worth any price.

Packy is doing about the same.  We haven't seen much change over the past few days which is sort of frustrating.  Still very tired, very sensitive to light, and not eating much.  He has setup camp (literally) with his new tent which has helped him significantly. 


Carrie said...

Oh how I wish Matthew could be enjoying those ribs at Ribfest with his sweet sister. Praying for Matthew every single night.

littlebug-peg said...

It's good to see Claire enjoying life's little pleasures! We plan to do so ourselves. We're heading for the Outer Banks of NC tomorrow morning for a week. Please know you all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers while we are there. We're going with our dear friends, Ed and Vickie, who are both in our prayer circle as well. So, we'll be putting our hearts and voices together for little Matthew's well-being.

We miss and love you,

Peg and Michael

Garbis Grapevine said...

So true about Ribfest!!!! Loved the pics of Claire. Still hoping that Matthew will feel better soon.

Stacia said...

You have such a beautiful family. We are thinking about you all the time, and continue to keep little Matthew in our hearts and prayers.

Stacia, Andy, Rose and Davis Marselos

R. said...

Love seeing Claire enjoying those ribs! I presume daddy had some too! Can't be as good as yours, tho, Gene.Great setup for Matthew with the tent. Ingenious way to help with the glare. Hunker down, little guy! By the way, great dress for Claire- really in the spirit!
Love you guys,

JM Beluga said...

We think of you all the time. Such joy felt seeing Claire enjoy the ribs...only to ache at hearing Matthew is still sensitive to light and not eating. We think of you all the time!

The Olsons

Traci said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers daily and we look forward to your updates. Claire is getting so grown up! Love the pics. Hope the Buzz Lightyear setup is helping Matthew to feel a bit more comfy. Our hearts ache at the thought of what he has endured. Your strength is amazing.
Love you all!
Traci, Jason and the boys