I am not sure if you’ve noticed, but I haven’t posted a blog in a LONG while. That would be for a few of reasons:
One, my love, love, love, CHRIS has been home on a long break from working, touring, writing and just being busy, and I’ve been spending every waking second with him. While he is home he has been working to raise money to fund his worldwide release of new awesome songs. I really hope he reaches his goal but REALLY glad he is home while he is trying! Here is a link to his campaign if you want to help with that!
Two, I was so excited about my Halloween party which was AWESOME by the way! I spent a lot of time talking about it beforehand and then my dad said I can make it a yearly tradition so I WILL be talking about it again!
Three, I have been working hard on doing daily things more independently. For example there are a bunch of different things I can do in the bathroom. (Ok, that sounds weirdly personal but I don’t mean THAT bathroom stuff!) Just like getting in there by myself by grabbing onto different handles and bars and stuff. Figuring out how to do that has taken a while to practice and get right.
Four is this NEW stair challenge I’ve been doing. You see, every night before bed, I have to walk up the stairs, round the corner then up MORE stairs, down a hallway around ANOTHER corner until finally I make it to my room and into bed. We put up bars and handles all over the place so I can do this whole thing by myself (the independent thing again). WELL…my mom has been timing me to see how long it takes. (She calls me Pokey McPokerson, whatever THAT means) Anyway, my fastest time yet was 3 minutes!!! I want to eventually get down to 1 minute. I don’t know if that sounds fast or slow to you but I can tell you the FIRST time I did it my time was more than 7 minutes! I guess I WAS pretty pokey thenL
So yeah I have been busy and that is why I haven’t been writing a blog. But MORE good news for me, I have been taken out of therapy so I have had a LOT of free time. So…(again with the SO, man I need a new conversation starter!) ANYWAY-I had already decided that my questions blog was so successful (over 200 comments, thank YOU) that I want to do that again. I mean there might be things you want to ask that I haven’t thought to tell you. My mom keeps saying that people want to know how I am doing after 4 years. Wow…4 years. Its hard to believe 4 years has passed since my accident. Like my youngest brothers are now in high school! And its like just yesterday my youngest SISTERS were babies. I might be a little off on my timing and stuff because the other day my dad asked me how old they were and I said I thought Mackenzie was 3, 4, or 5. That is how she was when I was her nanny but do you know how old she is now? TEN!! Yeah I was A LITTLE off.
When I got in the horrible accident, I was living in a house with Chris and my brother Adam while my brother Dylan was in Hawaii in college. Now I live in one with Chris, my brother and sisters, my mom and stepdad and Adam is engaged and living with Michelle, Dylan is going back to South Africa with Charlene and Cheyenne moved to LA to live with HER boyfriend! Before you know it that ten year old will be off to college!! Another thing that is way different is that I have two new family members, my adorable cousins Sinatra and DaVinci and soon my cousin Caitlin will be having a baby too!!
Later this month, Chris will be THIRTY but shhhh!!!! (even though this is SURE not the best way to keep a secret) it just seems that really old number came out of nowhere. Another change I guess. But for me the biggest change is that I was kind of popular before, I was Homecoming queen when I was in 8th grade, thank you very much! Now I am the Facebook queen…not the same L) I’m limited to just a few friends that come over but its kind of ok because I am a lot more of a homebody. I was REALLY self-conscious before; like I would throw a towel over my head if someone walked in the house and I didn’t have make-up on and now I don’t care much about that at all.
So (OMG, AGAIN?!? I THINK I HAVE A “SO” PROBLEM!) that’s what I have been up to, that is my update and how I am today. I am trying to get a video posted too but they are having technical difficulties I guess.
In the meantime, ask me questions. The best question will get a surprise mailed to them!