When I started this blog I did so wary of using real names, the Internet is, after all, a very scary place. Turns out the Internet is also full of amazing people. People that are kind and wonderful and give me the warm fuzzies. Even though that's wasn't my point, I feel the need to say thanks to each of you. I have really loved getting to know all of you through your blogs and comments this year.
Back to my point. I've wanted to make the switch to everyone's real names for awhile, but have refrained since Punk is around and her family is the one that warns me of the dangers of the Internet. (I would hope by now you've started whispering "The Internet" in hushed tones every time you speak it. Try it, it's awesome.) Imagine my shock when Punk outed herself and her family in her very first post. This is just the go ahead I needed to share all my personal information with you. (as opposed to just sharing my bowel movements with you)
You've already met my husband Matt.
He's tough and scary isn't he? Don't mess with him, he'll go all Chuck Norris on you.
And me, Bethany or Missy if you prefer. It's really your call. Also clearly this isn't the best picture but it's funny and also has the crazy eyes I've referenced before. The blue Buffalo hat is just because I'm in with current fashion trends.
For kicks here's one of Punk aka Jessica.
For our final family member today I'm sharing a great picture of my kids covered in mud.
The "grown-up" in the picture is Matt's dad, Rich. He was in a major car accident tonight on the way home from work. He's currently in the hospital undergoing testing and Matt, Ryan and their mom, Nonna are there too. So far it would seem he has a concussion, some issues with his spleen, liver and esophagus but the doctors aren't too clear on the extent and are doing more testing.
I don't really have anything to add to that. If you would just pray for him I'd really appreciate it so much. I should get some sleep. Mallory is going to have questions (that still don't have answers) in the morning and I'm going to need to be on my A game for her. Goodnight, Internet buddies.