Sunday, March 15, 2009

Need A Fix?

Ok so with all the withdrawls you guys have been talking about, I decided to give you a fix. I know it's not the same and Mel would not approve of the photos,(not the best I have in storage) but Maddi has had the stomache flu and we have been down the entire weekend. And now on top of everything else,I have the added pressure of keeping the blog up and going and let's face it, i'm not known for my everyday blogs! I have spent the whole weekend either in the bed or in a chair holding her, while we change and wash the sheets (lots of throwing up!). Poor thing, she feels terrible. I hope we are up and running around tomorrow. Until then Enjoy!!!!!!!






68 comments:

Kathryn said...

Argh. That stomach thing is just the pits. Our prayers are heading your way for a quick recovery and some good times ahead!

Thank you so much for updating. Look at it this way. There is no way Melanie (and I do love the woman) is ever going to catch up to the number of posts you have so far on your last thread.

Blessings to your family, and thank you so much for all you do.

Mindy said...

ADORABLE...every last one of those precious kiddos!!! Love the pics!

Hope Maddi has a good night and much much better day tomorrow! Bless your hearts!

Kathryn said...

Wait! It is a sign. The fill in the letter thingie for the answer box is "masees!" Now, that is a sign. Kick those nay-sayers to the curb, and come on home!

kimybeee said...

Great that you are working on giving some of us a Mo fix.

Maddi looks really cute in that outfit. I like the boots and those colors look really good on her. Hope she is up and running around again soon.

Keep up the blogging!!!!

kimybeee

Nana said...

Thanks,Staci. I hope Maddi is much better tomorrow....And, I love the boots! She is SO cute.
And, I can't believe how much the boys have grown. The other day, I looked at a picture of them taken here at our house right after Jake's service when you all went to San Antonio. I can't believe how "grown up" they look now. Tell Melanie we miss her.

Skippy JON said...

What precious kids. Thanksfor keeping your blog up. i do look forward to seeing it. :) I hope your lil one is feeling better. I hate vomit lol

emleonard11 said...

Ahhh, thanks for the pix fix. So sorry to hear about the stomach bug. Hope Maddie is well soon and the rest of the family is spared. Elaine

Lindsay said...

woo hoo thanks for the fix from you and your fabulous family -- i only wish I could be as totally inspirational as you all are :) :)

Mama J said...

Oh my, I feel for you. Nothing worse than a sick baby..Thank you so much for taking time to think of others...that is what makes you and Mo so special. ALWAYS thinking of others.

This too shall pass.

Have a blessed week!

charlene said...

I'm sorry the baby is sick. I hope little Maddie is feeling better soon.

Denise said...

Thanks for the update even tho' you're having a pretty rotten weekend. Poor Maddi... bless her little heart. Hope she's better tomorrow.
Praying and always Believing,
Denise, xoxo

Beth E. said...

What precious pictures of all of the kids! Thanks for thinking of us and letting us see those cuties again.

I'm so sorry that Maddi is sick. I hope she feels better soon and that that ol' stomach bug stays away from everyone else in your family.

Blessings...give Mo and the girls - okay, and Todd - a hug from me!

Donna said...

You're better than I - we just did the stomach bug thing and I didn't have time to touch my computer! I hope Maddi is feeling much better and that the rest of you escape the "yuck."

Debbie Jean said...

Oh Poor little Maddi. That's a tough virus. My daughters family has had it. Hope she is feeling better soon. Bless her heart.

Thanks so much for giving us our maddi, Ellie and Gabbi fix, of course the handsome boys too. Tell Mo, we miss her terribly!! Thanks Staci for doing what you do, and even with a sick kid, you helped us by giving us some pics. You will be rewarded someday. I love your families, that's why I miss Mo so. Great people y'all are.

God bless~
Debbie Jean

Cathy said...

Staci,
This is the weirdest thing to me! I think that I am beginning to realize that we may all need therapy. CaringBridge was always such a "hug" for me. I clung to it, while loving your sweet baby and Hallie and Stanton and Emma Grace. My day couldn't start until I stopped by to see everyone. After you and Mo started the blogs, I still clung to the two of you. When Mom was diagnosed, CaringBridge was my best friend. I think it was the only "person" I really talked to, and it was where I looked for people to talk back. For months after she died, I couldn't tear myself away from CaringBridge. Mo's blog (and yours... since you came back from the beach) have been a part of my day.

I'm not sure if it's sweet or sad that I feel like a part of me is missing, when I'm not checking on your girls... (all three of them). You two have amazed me since the day I met you. Your energy is magnetic, and people cling to it.

Give MO a hug for me. If she stays away too long, I may start a therapy group. I am getting the feeling that I'm not the only one out there who consider both of you "friends" without ever REALLY hanging out with you!

Love you both, and I SOOO hope that Miss Maddi is feeling better.

Susan said...

Staci - so sorry Maddie is sick. Love the pictures and thanks for the Mo family fix. Hoping Mo's blog will be back up soon. Those little girls of Mo's and yours sure are cuties.

Kristin said...

Look at those boots! Adorable. I love them. Maddi is so dang cute, and growing so fast. Thanks for the pictures of Mo and the girls. If you are reading this Mo, "Hello! Miss you and hope that Ellie and Gabbi don't catch the stomach bug. Ugh.

Nana's Joy said...

Thanks, Staci
The pictures are adorabe. Sorry Maddi is under the weather. The good news hopefully it will pass soon.
I have a granddaughter just a little older than Maddi and I hate it when she fells bad.
Maddi, love those boots girl, too cute.
Mo and the girls are looking good. Thanks again.

Lindsay said...

Oh, No. Say it ain't so! That bug is BAD. I hope Maddi is on her feet tomorrow as it's hard on the entire fam when it hits!! I'm glad we are keeping Mo's tradition alive. Afterall, she's the one who keeps us blogging! I'll keep the spirit alive on my blog and you keep being the best blogger ever and we'll have her covered until she makes her debut! Love Maddi and the girls!

Mindy said...

Poor Maddiboo! Hope she is feeling much better tomorrow. On a happier note she was ROCKIN' those little black boots! So cute!

Hugs to all the peeps!

Mindy H.

Mindy said...

Oh, and how could Mel not approve of those pics? She's holding two beautiful girls and got her lipstick on to boot!

Veronica said...

ohh thanks for posting the pictures =) I poor Maddi feels better nothing worse then a sick little one.

tricia said...

Thank you Staci. The pics are adorable. Maddi is like a dainty little doll. Loving her boots! Mo looks great in the picture. We miss you Mo.

tricia said...

OOOOPs ...forgot to wish a speedy recovery for Maddi

jneman said...

Get Well Maddi! Love your boots! Can't believe how much she looks like her brother.

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry Maddi has the crud. She sure was styling for that photo shoot though, LOVE the boots and the bracelet and bow accessories pulled the whole outfit together. You are going to be in trouble when she is older! :)

Hope Mo and the girls are staying well.

randdmom said...

I'm so proud of how often you are posting! And with a sick baby too, Wow! I hope Maddi gets over all the yuck soon, it's so hard to see your little ones sick, especially throwing up. I'll remember her this morning during my prayer time. Mo looks great in these photos, she shouldn't be upset! Tell her I miss her and seeing her precious babies! Have a great day, Staci...
Lisa

jennifer h. said...

THOSE BOOTS!!! they are the cutest thing I have ever seen! Maddi sure rocks them well! TOO PRECIOUS!!

Mary said...

Hope Maddi is feeling better soon, my son had the bug and we too are washing bed sheets & blankets, I know what your going through. Your family & Mel's family are precious. Those boy's of yours are sooo handsome. Have a great day

Nora said...

Get well soon Maddi! She is too cute in her boots. Please pass our love to Mo and the girls....I started a blog with intentions of at least updating a few times a week and well, that hasn't happened! We understand how very busy you are so thanks for taking the time to connect with us!

Renee said...

Sorry Maddi Boo is not feeling well- but she looks some sassy in those black boots. Too cute!

Momma and Her Doodle said...

Thank you Staci,

All the girls are precious! I hope Maddi feels better soon...With my baby boy the stomach bug usually lasts 6-8 hours and anything after that is usually in a path of feeling better. look at me the rookie Mom giving advice to a seasoned PRO MOM of 4 children...

COME BACK SOON MO! We miss you...
Keep blogging Staci, we love you too!

Hugs from the North..
Stacy

govgirl said...

Thanks Stacie for updating...You and Mo were a part of my daily routine.. I feel like I know you even though we've never met.....Maddie looks precious!
Thanks for pictures of Mo and girls, too....Hope Mo will start posting again.....She is missed.

Stephanie Jenkins said...

The pics are great. Mo -- you look gorgeous in them and all of the girls' are precious as always. Staci -- where did you find those too cute boots for Maddi?

Pepper said...

Love your post. The one with the fishing stuff was REALLY cute. I am sorry Maddie has been sick. I also have become obsessed with keeping up with you and Mo. I hate that someone is ruining it. Hopefully, that can get resolved. As you know after being at St. Jude and meeting y'all, we instantly felt connected and can't imagine not knowing what's going on in your life. Have a good day.

snekcip said...

GO MADDI!! Those boots were made for walking!! TOO TOO PRECIOUS!!! Talk about SUGAR OVERLOAD this morning!!

Thank you guys so much! We know that this is a privelege for your beautiful family to allow a window into your private lives on a daily basis. As w/Jake we cried, rallied, celebrated, and most importantly BELIEVEd!!

I know in my heart, that this too SHALL PASS, for now DO what you all feel is safe for your family, I respect your wishes and as always WE ARE HERE!!!!

Hope Maddi is feeling better!!

Smithville USA said...

OOOO, YUCKY!! So sorry Maddie is sick!!!! Hope she feels better real soon! Thanks for the pics!!

sportsmomto3 said...

My son had the stomach flu the day before he was supposed to have knee surgery. I called the nurse to see what I was supposed to do. I thought they would reschedule his surgery. She told me to give him some Benadryl that it would dry up the stuff in his stomach. It worked!!! I've done this several times since and it really does help.

rjpotter said...

Thanks for the pictures!! Maddi is so adorable!! I love those little black boots! Thanks for having a few pics of Mo and her girls! Hope this issue gets taken care of fast! I miss Mo's humor but am so glad that you are blogging more regularly now too. LOVE your house, hope maddi is feeling better soon so we can see the rest of it!! Thanks again..

Kris said...

Staci, Thanks for keeping us all up to date. I am missing the funny antics of all the little kiddo's. My grandbabies are about the same age and love to see who is up to what now! Tell MO we miss her too.

Kris said...

Staci, Thanks for keeping us all up to date. I am missing the funny antics of all the little kiddo's. My grandbabies are about the same age and love to see who is up to what now! Tell MO we miss her too.

uwtssb said...

I do hope that Maddi is feeling a whole lot better today. I also agree with the other bloggers. The glimplse that you and Mo give us into your family is a real blessing, I feel like a friend even though we have never met. Thank you and Mo for sharing with us your beautiful families. Please tell Mo that we miss her,

candy said...

Sorry for the Maddyflu...hopefully she is feeling better.
Tell Mo we miss her and the pictures of all of the girls are beautiful!!!!!!

Holly said...

So sorry sweet Maddi is sick, hope she is up and around soon. She is so cute in those boots and darling dress. Thanks for the Mo, Gabbi and Ellie pictures. I am praying for all of you. My grandmother always used to tell me to remember to tell myself "this too shall pass" even when things are good, but man I am ready for this unfair situation to pass, you and Mo are both great moms and an inspiration to all of us. Your families show us everyday what a family should be and make us a little kinder and more patient and forgiving. And of course: to laugh, love, and enjoy life. I am standing with you guys.

Love Angel Holly & JakeDog

PS Hey Mo - we miss you. Good thoughts and lots of prayers pouring over you from Katy!

Marina said...

Love Miss Maddi in her sassy boots! Give her a hug from us!

Love, Marina

Vicki said...

Stacey, thanks for giving us our "fix". Sure hope Maddie is feeling better and that you can all get some rest. Tell Mo we miss her!

Proud Grandma said...

Staci - thanks for the update - I have missed Mo so was really excited to see a new post from you - so sorry that Maddie has the flu - the bug seems to be everywhere - my grandchildren and foster children have all had their turn - hopefully no one else in your house will get it!! Tell Mo that we miss her.

Sandy P said...

Hope you are all feeling better. And, hoping the boys don't get it.

Claudia said...

Poor Maddi and poor you! Stomach bugs are the WORST! I'll be praying that the rest of the family escapes it! Great pictures of all the girls! Maddi looks so darling in that outfit! She is quite the model! Please let Mo know that we all miss her posts so much but are enjoying hearing a little more from you. Maybe this is the Lord's way of getting you to post more often. ;o) Hope you get some much needed rest and that things get worked out soon with Mo's blog.

Michele said...

Staci, Maddiboo is too darn cute!!! I am so lovin' those boots! Hope everyone is over the bug soon!

Thanks for posting & letting us get our girly fix! Please tell Mo we love & miss her. We are praying that things work out very soon!

Michele

Monajo said...

Hope Maddi is feeling better - the fix was like a shot in the arm! Loved all the pictures, hope Mo is soon back on the blog, we miss her! I love the little "heart" buckles on the boots.

Cyndi said...

Staci,
I have followed Melanie's site for such a long time and I always check on Jake's site (everyday still). I could never quite get this comment thing to work with Mo's site and now are back from the beach (AWESOME JOB BY THE WAY) and all of a sudden everything works and I can leave a comment here.

I am so glad you are back from the beach and it looks like I've missed a lot. I have not been able to get to a computer for three weeks due to family emergencies (I will explain later).

Your posts are awesome and tell Mo that we miss her terribly and I feel like a part of me is missing without checking on her daily blog, but I completely understand and support her decision to do what she had to, to protect her family but give her our love and tell her we miss her.

Dylan loved all the pics of your boys, he really took to your boys when we were there and he can not wait to come back for the Shake this summer. I remember admiring the patience they had with Jake and I see that same patience with Maddi, they are great boys. Who by the way taught my boys some great manners, I still get yes Ma'am's to my requests for help.

Well, we will see you soon, until then we are sending our love, support and hugs across the miles and tell Mo we love her and miss her but will be patient for her to come back.

nicole said...

I have never posted before, but just couldn't let you think that everyone is not on to you, Miss Mo. Those were very nice pictures indeed, that you put up on Staci's site. Good job, keep the face out there. You didn't quite get the response you were hoping for. People are seriously more concerned with Maddi...as well they should be. Also, Staci knows how to spell stomach...I guess you don't. So, I thought I would post this, so all your gal pals could get in an uproar and you would get the attention you so obviously crave.

Staci..I am a long time Jake follower and I feel so bad that people are so insensitive to you...as to write that they are "grieving" over a stupid website. This to a wonderful Mom that really knows what it is like to grieve. I hope Maddi is feeling better. I'm sorry you were put in the middle of this. You are better than that.

Johnson Party of seven! said...

Maddi's boots are made for walkin'! CUTE! Thanks for the Ellie and Gabbi fix.You are precious!

Jill Johnson

Cheryl said...

Hope everyone is feeling better. Glad your website is back up and running... looking forward to Mo's being up again soon. Sure miss her updates as well.

Angie Rachels said...

Poor Maddi! Hope she is feeling better! Stomach bugs are the pits!

Thanks for the pics of Mo and her girls!

RADstitches said...

I feel the need to spray the screen with Lysol to make sure that I don't get that bug! LOL Hope it does not spread around your house like it has been doing at others! Hey, you gotta come back and FOLLOW directions... Came and look and you will SEE what I am talking about woman!

Amanda said...

Awww.. hope she's feeling better soon... and THANK YOU SO MUCH for the pics!!! So precious of all them girlies!!

Linda said...

Staci...ewwwwwwwwwwwwww! The bug! Bless y'all's hearts! I hope Maddi is already better and that no one else feels the nasties setting in! :)

Emmie0812 said...

Staci, Thanks for updating, I have followed Jakes site and Mo's. I never really post but I love Maddi's boots.

a_manda said...

Staci....thanks for the posts. Love those boots of Maddie. WHAT A ROCK STAR!!!

I was a Jake "lurker" for quite some time. Your family is simply amazing...in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your family with us.

Thanks for the Ellie, Gabbi, and Mo fix too.

Crystal Wise said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Prayers for a speedy recovery. I have followed Jakes story for several years and enjoy reading your blog, as well as Mel's. I am very sad to no longer have access to Mel's blog. Thank you for the update. The pictures are beautiful. I just love seeing pictures of Madi, Ellie, and Gabbi they are all precious. And your boys have gotten so big and handsome. When did that happen???...lol I can totally relate. I have 13 and 12 yr old daughters, a 6 yr old son and am due with a baby girl in late Spring :). Take care and PLEASE update as often as possible.

robbin said...

Aww too cute!!

robbin

Rachel said...

Great pics of your family.

I'm sorry some people feel the right to say such negative things.

I don't know you in real life and I will likely never get the chance to meet you, but I have followed Jake's site and then Mo's blog and your blog when you started it.

You have an amazing family and the reason I like to read your blog and Mo's blog is because it helps me remember the really important things in life. I think its amazing how close you and Mo are and how close your whole group of family and friends are. Its a beautiful thing really to see such a tight group of friends and family.

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Thanks for the fix. I've been missing those two cuties. Poor Maddi. Not fun being sick. We've had three sick kiddos for 3 weeks now and although I love the rocking and holding it's time to be done. I am sure you are ready also. Hang in there and hope to see your sis back on soon. :)

Lisa said...

Hope Maddi is feeling better...I live far from you, but that stinking stomach bug is going around here, too. I was linked to Jake's Caringbridge site through Amazing Jacob (I think) and have prayed for your family for years now. I enjoy your family blogs, as well, and just wanted to add my support. Hang in there.

ljp said...

Hope your little Maddi is doing better. Thanks for the pictures. If the reader who mentioned a therapy group is serious, I think I need to join! I always come in to work and get started with an update on the Massey/Raborn clan. I sure miss those pictures and stories. Don't know what happened. But I think whoever is being nasty needs everyone's prayers because your entire family is the true definition of love. They must be in a pretty dark place. But you seem to be doing well on your blogging. Keep it up. I'll be checking in to get my daily fix.

Jean

ljp said...

Don't know what happened but I'm glad you're filling in. And doing a great job. Sorry Maddi has been sick. I've been following your story for quite a while. So much love in that family of yours. I start my day by reading about you and Mo and your precious families. Hope things get back to normal soon.