Saturday, October 31, 2009

Joy School Halloween Party

Listening to the amazing Amy read a book. Amy is soo good with the kids. Scott's little joy school has the best teacher's aka mom's...we are so lucky!!
Cute halloween crafts the kids made.
Tyler and Jacob enjoying snack time.
The best part...making cookies with all the moms.
Parading and Dancing to follow....

Friday, October 30, 2009

20 week Ultrasound

Whole brain. Whole heart. 10 fingers and 10 toes. So far everything looks great. After three boys we decided to keep this one a surprise. We are so excited and can't wait to see if it is another little boy or little girl on his or her birthday. I sadly forgot to get pictures. They do say that with each child the pictures get fewer and fewer. So far that is true.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Track day

Miles and I went to the track in Fernley, NV, near Reno. I drove his Toyota MR2 with a 2.2 liter fuel injected mid-position inline four. He used our exploder with a 4.0 v-6 to tow his Caterham. I stayed in a 2 star casino for 34.99, but it was fine.

There were only 9 of us racing, and 2 were beginners. I didn't do too badly. My favorite part was dropping into second for turn eight, skidding the tail around, and regaining control like Lightning McQueen.

Some of the cars I was up against

Good old spicy chicken sandwich

Miles' caterham

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A baby is on the way

We're having another McMillan due March 19th. We feel so blessed as we reflect on our countless blessings. I am aware of others who would do anything and deserve more than anyone to have a child. Sometimes life doesn't seem fair, but through it all, our trials and challenges seem to refine us in peculiar ways and make us who God wants us to become. We are hoping for a healthy baby, but at peace with what the future has in store. So far things look good. The heart looks good, the brain looks good and the little fingers and toes are oh so cute! We'll keep you posted on baby updates.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Therapy Views

Tyler graduated from physical therapy. He only went twice for an evaluation and his sweet therapist, who Tyler loves, was so happy with how he was doing. I have come to really appreciate and become an advocate for childhood therapy for kids who need it or parents who are concerned. It is so helpful and comforting to get advice from a professional. Sadly, the state is cutting back so much funding and so many kids are not getting the attention or help they need in schools and through hospitals. Something on top of my list to one day become an advocate for. I really feel that helping kids will not only help them strive but also save the state money in the long run. Sadly, the state just doesn't get it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Casting Call....Or Not

So Danny emailed these pictures to this photo shoot worth $3000. They made the first round, had us bring the kids to the studio and needless to say, neither had ANY interest in taking photos for some random stranger! Didn't surprise me one bit. The photographer was doing everything to make them happy and knowing my boys, I told them that I didn't think it was for us. For now Danny will be the only McMillan in ads. All that really matters to me is that they make me smile when looking at their photos.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm free!

Yes, I'm off crutches! I got my 3 month post-op x-ray and evaluation done in Oakland, and the doctor was stoked. He said, "You look great. Your x-ray looks great. And you are totally healed!" He showed me the x-ray and I agreed. At 8 weeks, I wasn't too happy about how things looked. He told me to abandon the crutches and then said, "But don't run any marathons for three more months."

So what did I do when I got home? Fired up the VFR and took a cruise. Man, the VFR is so great. She is so powerful and responsive, especially after driving around the schlow Riv. I am stoked! This morning, I rode white lightning to work. Yessssssssss.