Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Weekends are much slower and less busy in hospitals. The elevators don't stop on every floor when you are trying to go somewhere. As residents of the 7th floor is has taken us a long time to get up and down during the week.

The extended fam left around 11 and my brothers will be hanging out for the weekend. We got sleep last night. She is starting to get used to all the interruptions (don't know if I want her to get used to it because that means we will be her a while). We won't have any huge tests till at least Monday and this weekend is just maintenance for her. As long as nothing goes wrong. So we are just sort of hanging out. They might even give us a pass to go out to lunch tomorrow. That would be so nice.

Have a great weekend everyone. I will still be writing but probably only once or twice. Happy Easter also.


Blogger beth said...

God is good... i prayed as i was going to bed last night that you all would have rest and peace and be able to sleep. kiss that baby ladybug for me...
luv u,
(happy easter, too)

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Adam Lotinsky said...

I have you, your daughter, and your extended family in my daily prayers. The One who created your daughter's body has full knowlege of her illness and the power to heal her completely. The One who created your hearts is able to comfort and strengthen. He is risen!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Briana Almengor said...

I've been at Hopkins on a weekend. It's almost eerie how things slow down, isn't it? But, I pray it's a welcomed respite from the break-neck pace of this past week for ya'll.

Know that while the comments may be dying down, our prayers are not. We are faithfully praying for you here at the Almengor home. I'll especially pray you get a pass for lunch tomorrow. What a treat that would be!

I haven't called this week b/c it seemed you were well surrounded and very busy. But, if there's a little window and you want to chat, call me.
Love ya'll much!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that the weekend remains calm. I am so glad that you and Livi got some much needed sleep. Enjoy your brothers and I am praying for that lunch pass. It would be so nice for you just to get away for a while.
We are always thinking of you and praying for you!
Love, Les and the fam

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Em,

Here's an interesting site, if you can get it.


It's a live cam on an eagle's nest. The mom is on the nest, and the eggs are supposed to hatch somewhere around the 18th.

Just a tiny little diversion....

we love you all!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to break it up because it wouldn't fit on your page. hope it works!



1:11 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Emily, James, and Alivia,
I know that the hospital is the last place you want to spend a holiday, but I am glad that your families are with you. You also have everyone else thinking about you guys. I hope that you get a chance to go out tomorrow and enjoy the day. Have a nice Easter.
Love you guys!


1:30 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Stoltzfus said...

Happy Easter to all of you. We are still praying for your sweet daughter, and strength for you. Surely the Creator of all sees you, and is holding you gently in his hand. May his peace be with you.

Melissa Stoltzfus

1:43 PM  
Blogger Briana Almengor said...

Check your hotmail for some other messages from me if you haven't already. I sent a link to an amazing testimony of God's healing that I think will greatly encourage you, along with some other thoughts.

It was wonderful hearing your voice, Gretch, and being let in a little closer to your world right now. Love you all so much!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous mrs. c said...

dear emily,

hugs to you today.

may your easter day be filled with the comfort of your saviors love.

praying for you.
love, mrs.c

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Curry said...

Hi Emily,
I just learned about Alivia's condition through my circle at Grace UM Church in Indiana. You may not remember me, but I have been a long-time fan of the Allen family ever since I taught your brothers Aaron and Andrew in kindergarten (Hi to both of them.) And I have grown to know you mom and dad as Christians who live out their faith. I feel that I know Alivia somewhat as I met you and your beautiful little girl while shopping at Peer One Imprts in September. I also saw pictures of Alivia as your dad (accidentally) included pictures of her in his Powerpoint preentation to the entire Indiana factulty last fall. (Proud Pap Pap!
My heart aches for you and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My prayer for you is that God will continue to renew your strength and faith throughtout this ordeal. Remember that the battle is the Lord's and He is in control of all things! Continue to remain faithful in crying out your pleas to the Lord and thank him in advance for what he is going to do. He had been walking with you every step of the way, which is evidenced by the stories of small miracles you have shared each day. Remember to claim the scripture John 15:7.."If you abide in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you." My prayer for Livi is for complete and total healing and that she will be a "living" testimony of God's goodness, grace and mercy. God Bless you all. I hope and pray that you have a special time celebrating Easter with your entire family and that next week will bring more good news as you see more evidence of God's mighty power and his never-ending love.

God Bless You

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James and (alive) Alivia,

Sometimes I wonder if I'm so obvilious to the fact that I am in the 21st century. All week, I've been wondering how sweet Alivia is not realizing the answer is as close as my computer. I just got caught up on all the latest blog entries. Thanks for loving your blog, Emily and deeping us up to date. There is no greater stress than to have your child ill. I am encouraged with your news right now.
Last Sunday after I heard the initial news I was on my way to church. At church, my thoughts went to Psalm 91. I am sending something to you via Mama and Nick.
We pray for you constantly. You are included in the promise "He heals all their diseases." Aunt Anne and family

4:09 PM  

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