Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Guess Who's back?

It's my daddy! Well, actually it's his voice. For those of you who don't know, my dad had a brain tumor removed August 2002. The tumor was benign, but rather large and in an imoportune spot (his brain stem). To remove it, we had to travel to Little Rock, AR and my dad endured an almost 15 hour surgery (if I remember correctly). However, his journey did not end there. As a result of the surgery his vocal chords never regained their power and his mobility and balance were affected. Each year, we learn a way the brain tumor has affected his health and as a result, my dad will have to retire on his birthday this year. I think the one thing that has been hard on him is not having his voice. My dad was a DJ back in the day (that's how he scored my mama) and he always read the scriptures at church. He hasn't done that since 2002! He wasn't able to give a speech at my wedding.

So today, he had vocal chord injections. I'm not sure what the process is, but I can already tell a difference in his voice. It's clearer and doesn't sound as raspy. I can actually understand him!

The news just lifted my mood! I'm hoping everything continues to go well! Everything else is going well for us right now!

We get our professional pictures back on Monday! Woo-hoo! I'm so excited!

My goal for this year is to save money! I'm getting older and I'd like to own a home by the time I'm 30. Good goal, right? I know things will be easier once we have 2 incomes, but I might as well save now and pay down my credit card! I've been reading a lot about homeowning and with the market the way it is we'll need 3%-20% down payment and 3-6months in savings. Kinda scary, but we can do it! I know Murad is a little scared of it all (or a lot scared!), but we want kids in a few years, so we need a place to raise em. Even if we don't buy soon, it'll be good to have more in savings. We'll need it for vacations as we always take trips to New Jersey at Thanksgiving and we're going to Punta Cana, DR with our wedding party in March 2010! I'm so excited! I know it seems weird to post all this on my blog, but i know if i post it, I'll hold myself accountable. I like to take my time when I do things. People wondered why Murad and I had such a long engagement. Well, it was because I wanted to get the best deal for our families and us. I hate overpaying for things. Plus, I wanted a nice wedding and wanted to make the things for our wedding. It's just in my Kansas nature, I guess. We don't pay for things. We do them ourselves!

Well, I need to play with my Excel spreadsheet a little more and feed my babies! I'll post wedding pics on Monday!


  1. Thats so awesome for your dad, AWESOME!!! What great news! And I am on pins and needles to see these photos, I expect to see the link as soon as possible ;)

  2. I had a dream I heard your dad's new voice!

  3. really? Well give him a call and you'll hear it! ha-ha!