Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
In the afternoon we had a party with our families. While we were waiting for everyone to come Grandma and Grandpa Johnson gave her her first bike. She was VERY excited to get a present and I can't wait to take her out again tomorrow to play on it!After dinner we played outside for quite a while enjoying the awesomeness (is that a word?) of the day before coming in to open presents. This was her favorite part of the whole day. She understood that these were all for her, and literally gasped every time she opened a present. She had us all cracking up and made us all want to give her presents more often! Adyson got her this Minnie mouse doll and she adores it. She took her to bed with her tonight and we could hear her talking to Minnie for at least a half an hour.I love this picture! Travis and I got her this easel, and when we brought it in all of her cousins ran over to play too. She had such a great time playing with them (we missed Heather and Jody's kids though!) Aren't they all so cute?After presents, it was cake time! Grandma Lorraine made this perfect Minnie Mouse cake. I actually felt really bad cutting into it, it was too cute! My mom made this delicious treat too. And if your wondering, today we were not vegans. Not even close!Her after the cake picture, she got it EVERYWHERE! This is the face she makes as soon as I whip out the camera.
It was a great day and I think Sienna gets how great Birthday's are. We felt so blessed to have so many people here to celebrate with us and make her day special!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Mad-Before we left I went to make sure the batteries were charged in my camera, and apparently it is broken. I'm not amused, and am just praying that my Travis can fix it!
Frusterated-Freakin' Jazz. Enough said.
Pleased-Even though the Jazz somehow lost the game, I LOVED going with Travis. Nothing makes him happier than a good basketball game. He had a treatment today and it was a nice way to take his mind off of it. If your wondering, the Texas sized canker has now turned into a China sized canker. boo.
Weird-My kids are at my moms house and I have to go and get them in the morning. It's weird not to have them here. I miss them.
Full-We have been eating to our new diets delight this week. Baked Potato's with spray butter, perfectly steamed veggies, veggie fajitas...tonight we ate at the Training Table. The food was delicious, but I am still full, and feeling a bit guilty for eating there...
Excited-I'm always excited for the weekend. I love having daddy home! This weekend is Sienna's birthday and I can't wait! I hope the camera is fixed so I can document that day!
Still wired-Well, that's all the rambling I have for tonight. Oddly enough, I'm still wide awake. I'm going to rest my head and hope to doze of quickly!
I hope you are all feeling HAPPY today!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
You get the gist.
We talked and talked about trying some of these things, but honestly, it was hard to focus on this when what we were facing seemed so large.
Now that we are getting sort of used to life again we are ready to change things.
After reading "The China Study", a book that is about how cancer feeds off of animal protein, we have decided to try it out.
No meet. No Dairy. No eggs.
Now you ask, what does that leave? Fruits and Veggies. A bit of fish. Whole grains. Soy foods.
This morning when we were talking about this I just kept thinking of the happiness a good roast puts on Trav's face. I want to be supportive and will do anything to make Trav's cancer stop growing, but I also want him to enjoy life (and food).
So we came to a great compromise. During the week we will be Vegans. We will do our best to follow those guidelines and hopefully that will really help. But on the weekends, and special occasions, we can stray a bit.
So there you have it folks, we are weekday vegans. I am actually really excited about this because in a few weeks Travis will have another scan and hopefully this will improve the results!
So I ask you this question. Do you have any great recipes that fall under our new eating criteria? No meat, no dairy, no eggs? I would love to hear how you cook your veggies, and fish. I've never cooked fish a day in my life (I'm not a fan...), and I have about 3 different ways of cooking veggies without any dairy involved. HELP!
It feels good to finally think about this because we both feel like we have been given hint after hint that this will help him. We will keep you posted on life as a vegan!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Here she is all ready to go. She really wanted to wear a dress and flip-flops today, and even though I'm sure it wasn't quite warm enough, I caved.
Travis went in for another treatment today and I have to tell you, he has the canker of all cankers in his mouth. I dare you to try and find me proof of a bigger one! :) His mouth is already starting to feel a bit swollen (this usually happens later), so I am hoping that this round doesn't get too crappy.
Other that the cancer crap, the day was wonderful and lovely. We even squeaked in a nap! I hope your day was great as well!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
David Archuletta - think leather pants. I don't know why they don't just get rid of the rest of the contestants right now and just get to the David and David finale.
David Cook - think fake tears of joy (lame). Rocked. This was by far the best song of the season to Hayley's dismay. She is back in love.
Jason Castro - think weed. Lots and lots of weed. Don't you remember the time when you were prancing down the beach and heard the sweet songs of Jason Castro in the background. Randy does.
Carly - think tattoo (or lack there of). It was so nice to have a week without seeing that disaster on her arm. Although her husband gives me nightmares. She is the best singer of the girls, but I could never vote for her because obviously her judgement is lacking.
Syesha - think blah. Go away already. "Vanish" into the night. 'Nough said.
Brooke - think nerves. I honestly didn't think she would make it through the song. I felt bad. Pray for her mormons, pray.
Kristi Lee - think who votes for her. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Thanks dawgs for your time.
Hayley speaking: Do you see why I married him? He's funny, no?
Monday, April 14, 2008
Amy made these super cute cupcake cones. My kids loved them and I can't wait to try to make them myself. Amy you are such a domestic diva!
The other day I walked past Adyson's room and Sienna was inside singing a lullaby to this barbie and sweetly tucking her into this handkerchief. She is constantly reminding me that she is not a baby anymore, and I love watching her imagination flourish.
Last weekend we bought Sienna her first Big girl panties...honestly, how cute is her toosh? We still haven't really tried the training yet, but are preparing to. You can tell she is our second kid because with Adyson we had her totally trained by 2, but with Sienna we are just plain lazy! I'll keep you updated on this, and wish us luck!My favorite part of the week was putting the sandals on the girls! Yeah for sunshine, for today at least. Travis just told me that we are expecting snow tomorrow. Seriously, snow? Travis is 2 weeks into his 6 week period for treatments (this Thursday will be his 3rd), and is still feeling okay. I think he is sick of never feeling great, (he misses that), but he still never complains, and thank goodness the mouth and throat sores haven't been too bad lately! After his 6 weeks he will go in for another scan. I dread having to face it again and just pray that the news will be good news, and maybe even great news....I like that idea.
With that folks, you are all caught up on our lives. Let's hope that I can find something better to blog about this week, because this post is fairly pathetic. Sorry 'bout that!
Have a good day!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So short and sweet.
Loved Jason Castro. Thought Brooke did okay. I was terribly annoyed when David Cook showed his 'give back' sign on his hand...we have a love/hate relationship...have you noticed? Thought David A. was great again, and still am annoyed by Syesha. And Kirsty Lee, well, she just needs to go home. I like Carly, and just want to listen to her talk all day, and thought the Aussie was just alright dog.
I miss the days of making fun of Ramiels atrocious attire and Amanda Obermeyers overall ugliness. I guess I will always have Paula's clothing choices to roast. I would write about her 'outfit' tonight, but I believe that dress of hers called enough attention to herself, so there is no need. :) What did you guys think?
Tonight Adyson and Sienna put on one heck of a concert for us, Miley Cyrus style. (If your wondering, we are VERY sick of Miley Cyrus,) Thanks again for the most annoying gift ever Cody and Amy!
I present to you, Our future Idols.
On a side note, Sienna woke up with a fever of 104 today. what the heck is wrong with my kids? This year they have been non stop sick. I promise we are clean people. We wash our hands, we Lysol, we eat healthy....will it ever stop? I don't want Travis to get this...I need springtime!
And another side note, I will pick my pay it forward winner in a few days, so if you haven't entered and want to, go ahead.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I hope you all are enjoying your conference weekend...we are!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Here is how it goes. Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about spring within the next week, and I will pick 3 people who will win something great from me. I will send it in the mail...so even if you don't live in my neck of the woods...enter. Sounds fun, right?
Here's the thing, I want all of you readers to try for this, don't act like you don't want free stuff....we all do, right? And for those of you (Liz), who always tell me that you try to comment and can't figure it out, here you go. Click on the comments button, type your comment in the box, and if you don't have a google account click on the anonymous button. Then you just have to hit the publish comment button and...that's it. Easy as pie.
Alright kids, ta-ta for now.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I'm thinking maybe David Cook reads my blog because he has taken my hair notes to heart. The mystery of the Receding hair line is solved, and turns out it's not as bad as we all thought. Good boy David. Good boy. And since this is a "singing" competition, he did good tonight, no? Thanks for reading David, I will continue to give you constructive criticism along your journey.
Ramiel, the only thing worse than ill fitting high waisted pants, are ill fitting high waisted pants/overalls. No good. I think Simon should have given you the same advice he gave Carly. Speak to whoever the heck is styling you! And speaking of that comment he gave Carly...I found it totally hilarious! It was sooo mean, but I'm thinking I like mean, so whatever. The red pants were ugly, so I agree with Simon. And thank goodness Paula wasn't wearing lace gloves tonight! I know that the ugly 80's styles are becoming "in" again, but if we get to the point where we the girls perm their hair and have the "bangs" again, I'd prefer being completely out of style for a while.
My favorite comment of the night was from good ol' Dolly Parton herself. I believe her exact words were "he's a funky lookin' boy." about Jason Castro. While I agree that he isn't exactly the most normal looking person on the show...who is Dolly Parton to say this? She isn't exactly not funky lookin'. A quote from T, because he loves it when I quote him on the blog. "Man, what happened to her face?" (speaking of Dolly herself.) Nice Travis, really nice. She seems totally nice though and who doesn't love Dolly Parton really? And I LOVED his performance tonight, and was quite surprised that Simon didn't.
The Mormons both did just fine. Brooke is just too polite not to love, and David A. sounded all silky again. I like them both.
Overall I was quite surprised that I enjoyed Dolly Parton night more than the Beatles nights...who would have thunk it?
Okay Idol lovers, what did I miss?