Sunday, April 17, 2011

OH for the Love of Boys!

All of you who have boys will understand these pics. Thursday Aiden was riding scooters with kids in the neighborhood and face planted off his scooter. This is the result. At first I wasn't worried. He's fallen before. So I got him all cleaned up, then he says "Mom, how did my face get hurt? I don't remember." That's when I started to freak out a bit! So I dropped Owen off at my MIL's. And took Aiden to Kidscare. Luckily he only had 'mild' concussion. And just had to rest for a couple days. He missed out on his soccer game yesterday which he was REALLY bummed about. And the funny thing is, that this is probably only the beginning of these kind of things. With 2 boys I know I will be dealing with A LOT of broken bones, scrapes, bruises, sprains, concussions, stitches, etc, etc, etc. Heck, Aiden broke his arm at 9 months old! I knew this kid was going to give us a run for our money from the start! But his battle wounds look pretty awesome, right?!?!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Daisie Headbands!

I have started a new blog for my headbands and other crafts. If anyone is interested in buying headbands message me on my new blog!

Daisie Headbands!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Mom

So today my mother was informed that after 20 years of being on disability social security she is no longer eligible. WTF!?!?! Below is a link to my brother's blog. Please read it. Share it, email it, spread the word that this can't happen to her. That disability money is her ONLY income. For those of you who don't know, my mom had an aneurysm when I was 8 years old. Her right arm is paralyzed, her speech is impaired and she can't read anymore. But apparently the government thinks she can go out and get a job! Stupid morons. Please help my mom. She is a wonderful lady who doesn't deserve this crap!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Uncle Pat

My Uncle Pat (middle) went into respiratory failure earlier this week. Complications during kidney stone surgery. It took the Doctors almost 25 minutes to revive him. Since then he has been on a ventilator. His family has chosen to take out his ventilator and let him be at peace. My family is having a VERY hard dealing with this. My Dad (left) is the oldest of 4 boys. It goes my Dad, Pat, Scott (deceased), and Kelly (right). My Dad can not fathom losing another brother. He and Grandma both feel that they should've gone first. I can not even begin to understand what my Grandma and Dad are going through. Tomorrow is going to be, putting it mildly, a VERY rough and trying day for my family.

When I think of my Uncle Pat, he reminds me of a real life Santa Claus. He is always so happy and full of life, a right Jolly Old Elf. His smile and laugh can literally take your breath away and make you instantly happy. He never says a harsh word to you, and he never judges you. And he just has this way of making you feel better, even when you didn't know anything was wrong in the first place. I will miss him SO MUCH and the thought of never seeing him again makes my heart break. So I'm going to stop writing now because the tears have started. I love you so much Uncle Pat, and I hope to someday see you again. I will miss your smiling face, your infectious laugh and your engulfing bear hugs.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No NFL this Fall?

For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE Football fan. Mostly NFL. I have never really gotten into College football. Well that might change this fall. The NFL today confirmed a lockout of ALL players. Because of this lawsuit
I understand why the players are upset, but this may have ramifications for years to come. If the players miss 1 season, their contracts may become null and void. That would shake up the roster for the coming years. I really hope they are able to settle this matter before Pre-Season starts in August. I can't even imagine what it would be like not watching football this fall. I grew up with watching football every Sunday. It sounds silly, but I would feel empty without it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Aunt Nadine

Jon's Aunt Nadine passed away last Friday morning. We are all grieving the loss of a wonderful woman. Here is her obituary if anyone is interested.

I hate funerals. I don't want one when I die. I hate all the sadness, and the emptiness. I wish there was a way to celebrate life without it seeming so depressing. I just hope Jon's Mom and her family will find peace and comfort one day. I will miss Nadine's smile the most.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I HATE February

I have never really liked the month of February. Mostly because it seems to be so dreary and dull. And also because you feel can Spring right around the corner. I especially hated this last February because we had some sort of sickness in our house every week of that dumb month.
Owen started with RSV the first week, then ended up getting an ear infection on top of that. I got a cold. Jon got a respiratory/sinus infection, and Aiden got a cold/stomach bug. I was hoping that March would be better. But yesterday, Aiden got strep throat.
I feel so frustrated some days with all this sickness! But at least none of it is life threatening. For that I am grateful. So today I have been cleaning, and sanitizing, and washing everything you can imagine. I really hope it helps, and we can finally get rid of the sickness that seems to be hanging over us.
I can't even begin to explain how EXCITED I am for Spring and Summer. I LOVE the month of March. Mainly because of my Birthday. But I am MORE excited for the 24th because Jon and I are going to Seattle, WA for 5 days. WITHOUT children. We have never taken that long of a vacation without our boys. So I am feeling a mix of excitement and being nervous. My wonderful Mom is coming to stay at our house with the boys. So that makes me feel better that they'll be here. So hopefully at the end of the month I will have a bunch of pictures to post.
I wish everyone health and happiness for the coming Spring!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blogging.......What's That?

Does anyone blog anymore? I've asked myself that question a lot lately. I miss it some days, but other days, who has the time? I have all my pictures on facebook, so it seems like extra to put them on here too. So why am I even posting this? Well, because sometimes it nice to put your thoughts out there. Along with a cute background, and some pictures. Don't you think? So maybe I will start blogging full time again. Maybe not, but right now I am.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Life Has Been.............

Crazy, but absolutely fantastic! I LOVE that it is Summer. I LOVE the warm weather, and the swimming, and tank tops, flip flops, parades, fireworks, snow cones, and ice cream trucks! And especially I love that Jon and Aiden are out of school. It has been so AWESOME to have them home. And now that I am only working 3 days a week I can spend even more time with them.
The next month is going to be so much fun! In 10 days I am going with some friends to the midnight release of Eclipse! Then turning around the next morning and seeing it again. I know, I am crazy! Then comes the 4th of July which is one of my favorite Holidays. We are also going to Lagoon in July. Then camping, and hopefully more trips to the aquatic center! So as you can tell, we have one jam packed, fun filled summer planned! Yay!

Friday, May 28, 2010

3 Years Old

Well, Owen is 3! 3 years ago yesterday, he came into ours lives with a bang! I never thought I would have to go through what we went through. But I am so VERY VERY GLAD we did. And that he survived. No words can express how grateful I am to Primary Childrens. And to the nurses at Davis Hospital.

These pics are not in order, I apologize. So from bottom to top. Bottom picture is right after I had Owen. Notice how blue his skin is? Well we didn't and luckily my nurse noticed and rushed him to ICU to figure out what was wrong.
2nd photo from bottom is after Primary Childrens received him via Life Flight and got him settled. Then the next photo is right after his surgery. That life jacket looking thing is exactly that. After his surgery, his heart was too swollen so they couldn't close his chest. So under that jacket and gauze is his heart. It took 2 days for the swelling to go down enough for the surgeon to close him up. Jon got to be there for that part. He saw Owen's heart exposed in his chest. Jon says that is probably the coolest thing he has ever seen. His own sons heart, beating.
Then the top photo was taken about a week after his surgery and just a few days before we took him home.
Thank you Owen for surving. Thank you for being strong enough to stay here with us. Our lives would been incomplete without you. You make me smile EVERYDAY. And I love that you tell me that you love me. I hope you never stop saying that. Because I will never stop telling you. You have made our family stronger and we will never take for granted our life with you and your brother. hApPy bIrThDaY buddy! I love you.