Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tonight both of our families came over and Travis's wonderful father gave him a blessing. It was beautiful and put me at ease. Larry, if you ever find yourself reading this...know that we both love you and were so grateful to you for tonight! After the blessing we broke our fast on some delicious pizza and pies while playing some guitar hero. It was a fun and much needed night for us! I wish I would have remembered to take some pics though!
At about 9:00 someone from the hospital called and said that the CAT scan machine is broken and they will just call Trav tomorrow and tell him when to come, so now that we are feeling prepared and a little less aprehensive...we have to wait! I'm really hoping they fix it soon so we can figure out where we go from here. I will keep you all posted when we actually hear something, which may not be till next week! Ugh!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This was me and Adyson's conversation today while driving in the car.
A- Mom, Did you and Daddy have a nice time at the temple last night? (She asked in such a grown up voice!)
M-Yes, we had a very nice time.
A-Did you see Heavenly Father?
M-(laughing) No, we didn't see Heavenly Father.
A-I thought he lived at the temple...
M-No, but it still is a very special place, and you feel the spirit very strong there.
A-Oh, well then did you see the Holy Ghost?
M-(laughing harder) No, You don't really see the Holy Ghost Ads.
A-Oh yeah, you just feel it in your heart. I learned about that in Primary.
Seriously, I love this kid.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Just so you know. We are feeling pretty anxious and nervous for this week so any prayers you wanna throw our way will be appreciated! Also, our families are fasting on Thursday. Any of you who are family or are like family can join in.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
We are pretty nervous for next week. He will have #8 and then sometime after that he will have his scan and we will see if they are working or not. I am already on edge and a bit terrified and just praying that the test results will be what we have been praying for. I will make sure to keep the blog updated and your prayers are much appreciated this week! Thankyou in advance.
Adyson's new favorite thing to do is to play "dentist" with daddy. She finds her favorite dress-ups and uses them as her "tools." This dentist also enjoys being "doctor" too and has tried to fix him up and make him feel great, curing his stomach aches and his feet. Today she has been fixing his eyes and ears. If only life were that simple! Her imagination is always making us smile, and I love that daddy always gets to be the guinea pig!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Here's the Deal. Each player answers the questions about themselves, at the end of the post the player tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog!
1. What were you doing 10 years ago? I was a 16 year old in high school. I'm fairly certain I was a pretty big brat as well. (Sorry about that.) I had my first serious boyfriend, who I was positive I would marry. How silly.
2. What is on your To Do list today? Today I took Adyson to school, cleaned my house, went to wal-mart, made lunch, cleaned my house again. Now I am going to get Sienna to nap, get on that darn Treadmill, and try to read a few chapters of Jane Eyre.
3. Snacks that I enjoy? Oh I like this question! I love smores, Otte's Cinnamon rolls (thanks for the reminder Amy), Chocolate covered almonds, Hot fudge sundaes, Cheesecake....I'll stop now.
4. Three Bad Habits? Only 3? I love to shop and if it weren't for Travis I would be in some serious debt. He has taught me to control myself :), I hate clutter. I find myself cleaning up toys while the kids are still playing with them. I need to remember that it is okay to have a messy house sometimes. I hate to go to sleep. I will stay up late cleaning, blogging, watching stupid t.v., reading-whatever. I just don't get enough sleep. Oh and I still bite my nails. Gross, I know.
5. If I were suddenly a billionaire I would... build my dream house. Go on an awesome vacation-Spain, Italy....I would donate money to find a cure to that d&m* cancer.
6. Five Places I've lived. I'm embarrassed to answer this one. Logan and Smithfield. Don't be jealous of my exotic crazy life .
7. Five Jobs: R&G's drive-Inn (and I loved it.), The Silver Shop, Kutting Edge Salon, ICON, and I moved pipe for some farmers in Smithfield. (I loved that too, didn't you T?)
8. Five things people don't know about me....... This one is hard. I have done a whole lot of tags spilling my deepest darkest secrets, and I blog therefore my life is an open book. Let me think....I get really irritated at radio stations that don't know what style they are. I hear a song I like and think great..I like this station. And then next they play rap, then r&b and then pop. Make up your mind already, seriously. I wont eat salad dressing from the fridge. I will only eat it in restaurants. I am super clean in my house, but my car is an utter disaster. I would someday like to be a wedding planner and run a reception center. I really dream of doing this someday! Lastly, I used to ski every weekend. Saturday would roll around and I couldn't wait to "Ski the Beav". After I got married I have really stopped doing this. I miss it all the time, and really miss that time spent with my dad. This year I am vowing to at least go once.
That's all folks. I hope you enjoyed! I tag....you. Go ahead, all of you...
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I had to post this picture...these are little mini ice-creams brought to us by some friends. Aren't they so cute?
Saturday, January 19, 2008
He is now really enjoying this...soup, hot chocolate, and ice cream. So, if anyone has any great soup recipes, please send them my way. Or any soft food recipes would do as well. I'll let you know how our soup diet works. :)
The last few weeks have been a bit harder than before. The side effects are seeming to get worse with each treatment and with a cold on top of that, our spirits feel a little broken. It is hard to watch him feel so crappy all the time. A very good friend of ours, who is also a bishop in a different ward, came over the other night to visit. He reminded us of how lucky we are to be able to use the preisthood and how much we should take advantage of that. He stopped by on a night when we really needed to hear some of the things he said, and we are trying really hard to do our best to take his advice. So thankyou "K" for coming over. We are constantly amazed at the friends and family we have who are taking care of us.
Only 2 more treatments till we can see if they are working or not. We will keep everyone updated as long as you all keep us in your prayers. Deal?
I just reread this post and the one before it, and they both sound so whiny! I apologize for the complaining, and the next post shall make you laugh!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
|You Belong in London|
A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
|Float On by Modest Mouse|
"Bad news comes don't you worry even when it lands
Good news will work its way to all them plans"
Laid back and real, people appreciated you for you are in 2004.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The other day Adyson was playing with her new princess carraige, and Sienna had to get hers and do the same. It's a good thing Santa was thinking and brought each of them their own! This is how you will find my girls right after they wake up. On the couch snuggling and watching cartoons while mommy hops in the shower. I love how close they are becomming and am so thankful for the friendship that I hope they continue to have.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
So if you fit into the above category, friend/blog stalker/or someone we sort of know...please let us know so we can decide what to do about the above situation.
On a totally different note: Swinging thing = Pendulum, don't I feel silly!
UPDATE: Today at church quite a few people told me they have been reading my blog, so for now I am just going to let the crazies read on! Any of you learkers, leave me a comment and let me know who you are!
This week has been a bit harder than the last few. He got a pretty terrible cold, and on top of the side effects of his treatments, he's been pretty miserable. His throat hurt pretty badly and he is coughing a bit. Now, I'm really not complaining because it kept him home from work for a few days! The girls in I have really enjoyed having him around, and we have gotten pretty good at guitar hero in the last couple of days! He is starting to feel a bit better now, so hopefully he will come out of it soon.
He had his 5th treatment on Thursday, with it he got a new canker...right next to one from last week! That's gotta feel great, huh! I hate that he had to go and get a treatment with a very sore throat already, because I wonder how it will ever heal itself. We didn't realize that this drug will affect his immune system-so we are now trying to be pretty careful with runny nosed kids running around our house!
Other than the annoying side effects and a nasty cold, our spirits are up. We know it could be soooo much worse. Thankyou all for checking in on Travis. Not a day goes by that we aren't thankful for the kindess people have shown to us. So thankyou all again for your prayers!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
It all began when I called him this afternoon. I told him my family is going to help my grandma move to another apartment. I asked him "do you feel good enough to go?" His reply was "of course. I feel fine."
When he came home he looked tired. More than usual. I asked a few times if he would rather stay home and relax. My family made sure we knew that we didn't need to be there. Staying home would be no big deal. His reply.."I'm fine. Let's go."
So we went and moved Grams. I could tell by the end of the night he was feeling exhausted. Not because he said so, just because you could see it on his face. He's just looking tired.
Now in this situation I find myself not really knowing what to do for him. I want to baby him. You know, treat him like I would treat my kids. Find their favorite blanket, get them a drink and a teddy bear and call it good. But he is no child, he is my manly husband. I don't want him to feel like I am babying him, but I do want him to know I am here to take care of him. It's an odd predicament I'm finding myself in. ;)
So I met somewhere in the middle. I said "let's go get some Cafe Rio, and go home and sit by the fire." Cafe Rio makes everything better, right? So we were in the lobby getting ready to leave when this short little old lady walks into the room. She has taken her clock down and needs some help hanging it back up.
So of course, Travis volunteers. We follow this old bird, who walks slower than any old bird should walk, to her apt. CLEAR down the hall. He hangs the clock, and I'm ready to bolt. But instead of leaving he takes his time to reset it for her, and make sure the "swinging thing" is swinging. (I don't know the technical name for the swinging thing, forgive me.)
When the kids were in bed and the Cafe Rio was eaten, we sat in front of the fire. My dear Travis is tired. Much too tired. His throat hurts so bad he really can barely talk and I can hear the scratching in his voice when he does.
Instead of complaining and staying home, he came. He didn't really let me know how miserable he really was until the night was over. He saved that sweet lady from a night without her clock. I worry about him and hate that he has to feel sick. I wish he felt good all the time, and I feel like complete crap that I drug him outside tonight, if I would have known how crappy he really felt, I would have forced him to stay home.
My heart is full of love for him tonight. He is selfless. He is caring. And he is wonderful. Travis, if you stumble on my blog today, know that I love you and am sorry that I drug you out to the Ol' folks home tonight.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I forgot to take that picture.
Don't confuse this with me not being a proud mother. I was pleased as punch that Adyson went to primary. I got the scoop from her teachers and a few spy's that she sat very quietly, grinning from ear to ear. She mentioned how much she enjoyed singing "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam." And her teacher helped her make a crown with glitter on it. What a kid huh?
I may have forgotten to take this picture because of the sheer excitement I felt about going to church on Sunday. You see, I have been in the nursery for a long time. Much, much to long indeed. This Sunday was my first day of being released. I couldn't wait to sit in Releif Society and have a REAL lesson. And I was not dissapointed. From start to finish my heart was full. The lesson was called "that they might have joy." I feel as though it was prepared for my sake only. She spoke of finding happiness despite the circumstances you are in. (fitting for me, right?) The spirit was strong-and I reveled in it.
I was able to enjoy this meeting to the fullest because Sienna went to nursery all by herself for the first time. She too, enjoyed her new found freedom to the fullest.
So here is a darling picture of my glowing Sunbeam...in her pajamas. She did look awfully pretty in her dress though! Featured in the top photo is the glittered primary made crown. At least I got a picture of that right!
This little man. My nephew Simon. (notice his bump on his left eye.) Amy aren't you glad I'm in charge of him for the day? Sienna thought the whole thing was hilarious, being that she came out unscathed.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Drink more water.
Go skiing with my dad.
Be a better mom.
Go to a Jazz game with Travis.
Cook good and different dinners more often.
Get on my Treadmill 5 days a week.
Get Adyson to be less scared of her bike.
Get Sienna Potty trained.
Think happy thoughts.
A Few Resolutions mixed with a few Wishes for the year. Usually I make very hard to do resolutions...like run EVERY day, Stop drinking coke...etc. This year, I'm simplifying so that I can acheive my goals. Nothing like setting low standards-eh?
Thursday, January 3, 2008
July brought fireworks, camping, Lagoon, and the Dinosaur park.
Kindess was shown.
Love was felt.