My friends Nick and Brandi were in Oregon last week visiting Wade's brother and our sister-in-law and our nieces, as well as the rest of The Crash team and I have to admit, I was a tad -- ok A WHOLE HONKIN' LOT -- jealous!  But I love that they went because they sent us messages almost daily from our niece, Deci - either by facebook post or a sweet video like this!

She says, " Hey Kerrie and Wade! I want to tell you that I love you. I wanna come to your house and play Elmo, ok?"  Followed by the most awesome "blown" kisses!!

(I may be known to dress in my adult sized Elmo costume 
and have dance parties with Deci on occasion...)

Here's one of the facebook posts:

"qfsgshgasaustaysysshsjfasgsjhskadFDFUYDDJHGDJSGfdjuwLKWo;sldhldhdjhfjfodpdffijhuuhqwhxbvfdhfkjdlfyfuldufudliudfudifhfdkiurourfiufuiuftu6dydywkwydgdkyukdydyidydyiw7udyidiyydw12254uwy,873754k87r7rtegyjdmxytgj5tfgxi3uy4i673l83h0px3dryxtjuxwtuutxtsuiquysuttsiudywduitdidtieyxfiufcgouybiufyuit4iu4yifgufdddddyzatssrtyrysjuyrtesyyzyyy58o37i63o7574rrejtethetrteey6tuuuuutryrreyetryrwfyucdujhghccugtydvteyttyfwutftfetftferfdsgrehrthtedtedgrdbgdfgedffgeeeydfuyyffeyfjef;lf';efuewfiwfyyewfkyfkufykyfyfwkffkuywfhfewwethtyjtutfkrjnjyyyuteuyjyyuyuyuyie2iuyey3ukjfggkefgfjefghfgf jehfgjfhtdrblidfr[=rr04otedddteedtd Love, Deci"

And, I'm told, she made sure to tell everyone that Wade and I were her best friends :)  Sometimes I think she considers me her best "girl friend" more than her Aunt, but I love it!  In fact, I one time called her little sister "girl friend" and she corrected me that SHE was my "girl friend", not her sister. Hah!  I taught her early on that "girls stick together", so when the choice is between siding with me or Wade, she consistently picks me -- which I love.. Wade, not so much.. :)

Anyways, this has so lifted my spirits and made my week so I wanted to share it with you guys.  Remember to pray for us tomorrow morning while I have the laparoscopy!  And pray for Wade when we get home, as I am a horrible patient!

Annnd.. the giveaway is still on until Friday night at midnight (Central Time!) so go over here and enter!


::Love you guys!::