Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Happy Birthday Lincoln, we love you and are so happy you are a part of our family.
Love Mom, Dad, and big sister
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
A few Saturday's ago we walked to the park to register Boston for AYSO soccer and as we were walking by we noticed a beehive chained to a tree. Not so unusual I know, but the thing that made me really look twice was the fact the kids were playing in the swarm and not getting stung. So naturally Boston wanted in on the action. She got right up to the hive and let the bees land on her, in fact she was even going to open the lid to look inside the box.
While Ben was in Moab having his fun Boston and I had a sleep over in the front room. She was in charge of making the bed (her choice of pillows to sleep on) and then we made chocolate covered strawberries. Surprisingly she made it all the way to 11:30 pm and then crashed. It was fun to spend the night with just the two of us.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
lower left hand corner is what was left of it for me to pass
For about eight months I have been having problems with the right side of my back. The pain was unbearable (I was sick to my stomach and could not function) and would last for a few hours each time it happened. I finally got so sick of it and went to the North Ogden Clinic only to have the doctor tell me it was a muscle spasm in my back because there was no trace of blood in my urine. Although I knew better I trusted him and left for home. Well, the back "spasm" episodes kept occurring closer and closer together. Then Tuesday night at about 6 pm I felt the back pain coming on again, but this time it did not go away it just kept getting worse. At about 1:30 am on Wednesday I had finally had enough and went to the ER. Again they tested my urine and surprise surprise there was not any blood.
Meanwhile I am sitting in an ER room feeling like my right kidney was being ripped out and begging for more medication. 10mg of morphine-still no relief, 1 mg of dilaudid-still no relief, another 1 mg of dilaudid-went from 20 out of 10 pain to a 7 out of 10, and finally a few mg's of toradol-the pain finally subsided. Then as I am trying not to pull my hair out my oxygen level went down to 78 %, so they put oxygen on me. Meanwhile Ben is trying to entertain the kids, which might I mention were so good for being woke up at 1:30 in the morning, and was trying to get the nurse and doctor to give us an update.
Needless to say 2 X-rays, 1 CT scan, 7 hours in the ER, 4 hours in a room upstairs, and 1 one and a half hour surgery later my 7mm (size of a marble) kidney stone was removed all after trying to pass it over an 8 month period.
This was the most painful thing I have ever had. I would take all natural labor and birth times 10 any day. I am feeling a whole lot better, still really sore and taking some meds. for it, but am happy it was taken out. However, the only bad thing about feeling better was that all of the medication that they gave me made not be able to walk very well and made me throw up, but was a good trade in the end.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Shelly the truck, Ben, and Boston
Artist at work
Poor Ben, those of you who know him can pick his truck out from a million miles away, but for some reason this truck (otherwise known as Shelly) is Boston's favorite. Boston will opt for Shelly over my nice, new, un-stinky, and might I add much safer car; maybe it is because Ben lets her shift for him. Boston talks to Shelly and tells her what a good truck she is and that she can't wait to drive her when she gets big. Little does she know now Shelly probaly won't even be alive at that point.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
5 things I was doing 5 years ago*
*Working, Working, and Working
*Deciding if I wanted to go back to school
*Putting in a new sprinkling system and sod
5 things I did today
*Took Boston to Preschool
*Convert Word documents to PDF documents
*Apply for a job
*Pick Boston up from Preschool
*Visited my mom at work
5 things I would do with a million dollars
*Pay of Debt and invest
*Pay off our Parent's houses
*Have Ben quite his job
*Start a business
*Enjoy life a little more (I know money does not buy happiness, but it sure makes life a little easier. Besides it was probably a rich person that said that.)
*Extra-put money aside for each of our kids
5 places I've lived
*Ogden on Polk Ave (when I was little)
*North Ogden (where my parents still live)
*Ogden in our first house
*North Ogden (yes back at my parents while we were remodeling our house)
*Ogden on Marilyn Drive
5 jobs I've had
*Shrimp Boat Cafe
*Weber State (student) for eight years
*Slave to Boston, Lincoln, and Ben
5 things I want to be doing in 5 years
*Working (part-time if possible)
*Own a business
*Would love to have our house paid for
*Live in a different house
*Have "O" bills
5 people I tag
*Anyone who reads this
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Ben puts Lincoln's feet in his hand and balances him up in the air. It is really amazing! Lincoln will stand so still while Ben lifts him in the air, is swear it is the only time that I can get him to stay in one place. Amazingly Lincoln never falls, his legs never bend, and his body stays straight as a board.