Thursday, May 31, 2018

Life at the Ronald McDonald House

 Running with dad while Mom got supper ready... We are so thankful for what the Ronald McDonald House does, it is so wonderful to be able to live across the street from the hospital and have a quiet place to unwind and play with our kids and cook our own meals! And it is nice to be able to chat with others in similar situations.

 The dining hall where we ate all our meals.


 Jonathan and Naomi have learned to play together even more!

 Play time while mom and dad did the dishes after supper


  Jacob doing some dishes after a meal... they have a great kitchen with 12 cooking stations. Plus a place for us to put our fridge, freezer, and pantry items. And many shelves, fridge and freezer of free food!

 More play time at the Ronald McDonald House

 Jonathan met so many new friends at the Ronald McDonald House... lots of families would bring their children down to the dining hall/kitchen area to play while they made a meal. So all the kids would have a great time together!



 View from our room looking out into Brisbane.

 Naomi, all ready for bed in her cozy PJs.

Bed time stories!

 Our room had a lovely chair with a lovely view. :)

 I always enjoyed looking out because everything was so quiet in our room yet there was so much happening in the city.This is the opposite of PNG, where we can hear everything that happens in the town around us and it all has an effect on us!

 Hanging out in the lounge with dad





 Date night!

Watching the first State of Origin Game in Australia in Queensland, Go Maroons!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Morning of Naomi's MRI...and following

 We attempted to keep Naomi entertained when she woke up at 6:30 pm the morning of her MRI because she couldn't eat or drink anything... and her MRI was at 9:30 am.


 The many faces of Naomi... this sad face is understandable, as she is normally a Patriots fan, not a Packers fan! :)

Waiting for Naomi's MRI appointment at the Hospital.

 We are were glad there were also lots of toys as we were seen by multiple nurses and staff before the MRI. I was also thankful that I got to go in with Naomi and be with her until she was asleep for the MRI. It went very quickly. And as soon as she was awake I was able to go in and be with her again too. She did very well but was quite upset that we had to wait there 1 hour before we could go and see Dad and Jonathan.

The next two days Naomi had an appointments with the neurologist, ophthalmologist and dermatologist. The neurologist said that the extra melanin spots in her brain have not changed at all, no growth and no multiplication. So all is well. The dermatologist said that all her birthmarks look good with no concerns whatsoever. And the ophthalmologist said her eye sight is very good and there is nothing concerning growing in the back of the eye. We are very very thankful for all the good reports. And she will need to be seen again in 12 months for another checkup.

 More waiting for appointments...

 More waiting for appointments...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Wheel of Brisbane


So excited to go on the Ferris Wheel!








Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Playground

 We are so thankful for the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. They have great doctors, and great places for the kids to play while waiting... this is the hospital's outdoor playground.








 And they also had a science fair booth where they taught the kids how to make glow in the dark slime and bouncy balls!

 They even have a play area where you can take your kids and watch them yourself or have the staff there take care of one child while you are in an appointment with the other child.


Monday, May 28, 2018

A little Fun at the Park

After our mornings at the Hospital Jonathan and I would go to the park while Naomi took a nap in the afternoons.


The park is right on the Brisbane river, such a great place to hang out!




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Enjoying life where God has me... currently in Papua New Guinea cooking and loving life with my husband, Jacob, and my son, Jonathan.

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Amazing view from our back porch!