Ok so you here's what you do. Go to your picture folder and put the 6th picture in this post, no matter what picture it is. The second part of the post is to post the oldest Halloween picture you have of your family. Our Halloween pict was taken back in 1999, the year we got married and it is in the gym at the Wickenburg chapel. Oh and I have my pictures posted in the wrong order, so obviously my Halloween one is first and the 6th picture in my folder is second. So, here goes:
I think I will tag Kimmy, Sabra, Brenda, Tia, Natalie, and Tina, only if you want to though, seriously no pressure!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So many of you know that Jeremy has been having some extremely scary health issues the past couple weeks. This is going to be really nasty for some of you to read, so if you are afraid of bathroom talk don't read on. Anyways, he has had severe diareah for over a week, but on Sunday his head pain and stomach cramping were almost unbearable. He was missing work because he was so sick. We had his seizure med's increased, so he thought that could be why he was feeling so awful. Well Monday morning he was still going to the bathroom twice an hour and it was pure blood coming out, we freaked and went to the ER. They gave him an IV and a stomach medicine and re hydrated him. His blood work came back fine, but his stool sample wouldn't be back for 3 days. Anyways, we took him to a GI specialist the next day because he was just in so much pain. They put him on the antibiotic Cipro. He was still having the bleeding, but this morning the bleeding finally stopped, he still has chills, but is doing so much better. Tonight we got a frantic call from the ER Dr. who saw him, she was SOOOOO relieved that he was on Cipro, she said he had a VERY serious case of Salmonella. With his insides being torn up enough to cause him to have bleeding like that for days, he is lucky he didn't die. So thank goodness he is doing better, it has been a scary, stressful, 10 days. So thank you to everyone who has been praying for him. He was joking about it and saying he wants a t-shirt that says I survived salmonella. Of course lots of people get it and are just fine, but he had such a serious case, we were lucky. I love you Jeremy, Salmonella and all!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So, we had our Monday before Halloween FHE, it was a mixture of feelings. The kids had a blast, they carved their pumpkins on their own this year and then we made yummy carmel apples. The reason I say "mixed feelings" is because Jeremy has been SOOOOOOO sick for many days now, he has been to the dr. twice, the hospital once, and he was just not able to enjoy the night with us. I did get him to get in a pict with the kids and their pumpkins, but poor guy was so sick. This year Skyler is a going to be a pirate and MaKenzie is going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I figured when we are ready to go to the Trunk-or-treat, the kids will not want me to be taking thier pictures, so I just did it a few hours ahead of time. Oh and Jeremy actually went to work today, he did not really feel good enough to, but he just doesn't want to get in any trouble with being gone so much. His antibiotics seem to be taking care of some of the infection, so that is good. We will see how he feels when I pick him up from work in a few hours. Hope you all have a great Halloween!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
OK so I have been getting lots of questions from friends about whether or not I am preg. Well my friends that would be a negative. Would we like to be...absolutely. Yes we have been trying. I decided to just go on with life because who knows when or if it will happen. I have a pretty busy scheduel starting in Jan. I am going back to college to get my master degree in Special Education with my area being deaf and hard of hearing. I am super excited about that. I can do most of the program online. I also have a job interview on Wednesday with the Southwest Regional Co-Op for the School of the Deaf and Blind here in Yuma. I am hoping I get that, there are a handful of deaf children here in Yuma and I would love to be able to take what I have learned from Desert Voices and be able to help these kiddos out here. We will see how the interview goes and if they would be willing to emergency certify me. I never thought I would be going to grad school, I am nervous, but also very excited. I know it will bless our lives. Ok well this is just a post to let you all know what is going on with me. Keep you fingers crossed. I promise to post if we find out we are expecting. Hopefully it won't be too far off, but I will just leave that in the Lords hands.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I am supposed to list 6 weird things about myself I thought the pict up there was kinda a weird one that was fitting for this post, so here goes:
1. I like to watch my kids sleep, sometimes I will just go sit on the floor in their room or snuggle up next to them and just stare at them for a long time. I don't know if it is because it is the only time they are sitting still enough for me actually look at them or what, but it is so peaceful to me.
2. I like to make myself sneeze, totally gross, but if I stick a feather or something around my nose, I sneeze. Not that that is too weird, but sometimes I make myself sneeze like 10 times in a row, I just think it is fun. I know kinda freakish.
3. I like to scare my husband. I never used to do this, but he always hid around corners and stuff and would jump out and scare me, so then I started doing it to him. I have to say turn about is fare play. It is so fun to be hiding in a closet and have him go to get something and just scare the pants off him. Nothing like making a grown man scream like a girl!~Sorry Jeremy, you started it though, you've created a monster! :)
4. When I was trying to stop drinking Diet Pepsi, I bought my last one(at the time) and drank it so slowly and saved the can. After it was gone I filled it up with water and would drink out of it all day. I was making my self think I had a soda because I had the can in my hand, but it was only water, I look back on that and I think that is weird. Unfortunantly my love affair with soda is back. I did really good for about 8 months without it. Then I was at my moms house one weekend about 2 months ago. I saw my dads sodas in the fridge, most of you know he passed away), but when I saw them in there, I got really sad and I just really wanted to drink one, and I did and now I am trying to wean myself back off of them.
5. I hate wearing nylons, I do wear them occasionally, but I feel like I am sufforcating when I wear them. So if you ever see me at church and I am wearing nylons and look a little uncomfortable, it is because I am.
6. Let's see, what can I put for my last one? Um, when my kids are at school, I like to put on my favorite CD's and belt out my favorite songs, usually in the car, I know that is lame to put on my weird things list because lets face it, you know you do it too.
Ok I think I will tag Natalie, Angela, Tabatha, Tia, Tina, Jen, Brigette, Dru, and anyone else out there who can think of a few weird things you do.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This was a great weekend. Friday night we went and watched the play Beauty and the Beast, it was awesome. They actually had the Broadway costumes and everything. It was a lot of fun. Then Saturday morning the kiddos had primary program practice and a pizza party. Then that afternoon my mom, her sister Eva, and Eva's hubby Jim came for a visit. We had a great time! We went to a delicious restaurant here in Yuma called El Charro. Then we came back got the kids ready for bed and then we sat and listened to my Uncle Jim play his guitar and sing old cowboy songs, he has some major talent. The kids loved playing his guitar and getting pointers from Jim. I am so lucky to have such great family. My uncle Jim and Aunt Eva are two of the nicest people you could meet. They came out from West Virginia and are staying in Queen Creek with my mom for a couple weeks. Eva is such an amazing lady, she has overcome much. She had a stroke last year and was paralyzed on one side of her body, through a lot of physical therapy and I am sure a lot of prayer, she is walking and doing really well. They are both so wonderful and I am so glad that my kids got to see them and spend time with them. Kenzie and Skyler had their primary program today and both did so well, they both memorized their parts and sang their little hearts out. After church we came back to our house and made dinner and visited some more, then Kenzie had to be a "hair stylist" and comb and adorn Eva's hair with barrettes. She even combed Jims, but hid the barrettes when she started combing his hair. I hope my kids always remember this visit, I know I will. Thanks guys for coming all the way down here to see us. It meant a lot.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
OK, so I finally figured out how to work this new piece for Kenzie's implant. It is actually an ear hook that attaches to her external processor. There is an extra port on this ear hook so I can attach a cable to it and into a portable device like an MP3 player or a Leapster. So I put it on her to see if she could hear, she is always wanting to put my head phones on, but when you are deaf, you just can't hear through them, but this attachment is kind of like headphones, because the music goes directly into her implant so even though none of us can hear what she is hearing and there is nothing stuck in her ears, she is jamming away. It is so cute, she has been shaking her little booty and dancing all afternoon. She keeps saying, "Can I keep this on forever?" I had to tell her that she would be in trouble at school if she was listening to my MP3 player all day. Anyways, I am so happy for her to have this new piece of technology to make her life even more exciting! I still am baffled that some people feel that by giving her the gift of sound, (her cochlear implant)we are ruining her life and changing the way God made her. It is so the contrary, we are allowing her to express herself for the whole world to hear and see. She loves being able to hear and talk. We are teaching her some basic sign language just for fun, but for people to tell us how wrong we are for chosing to let her hear, I just will never understand. Oh and that top picture is of her belting out some serious La La's.
Monday, October 6, 2008
OK so mom came down this last week for several days, we had such a good time. She was a sport and went with me to the school a couple times to work on PTO stuff. We mainly just hung out and enjoyed our time while the kids were in school and we could just sit and talk and walk around Sams Club. We actually went to get a couple things from Sams Club and ended up sitting on the display couch there talking for a couple hours, it was so fun, thankfully there were no perishables in our cart, it was so nice having her here to visit with.She really is my best friend. She is trying so hard to stay busy and is doing so much service to try and help relieve some of her pain and loneliness of being without Dad, but she is really having a hard time. I can't believe he hasn't even been gone 6 months, it feels like a lifetime ago to me. OK well we had a great time having mom here. Kenzie thoroughly enjoyed combing and putting barrettes of all shapes and sizes in my moms hair. Skyler enjoyed playing Snake in the Grass with her and helping her take Kenai for walks. I enjoyed our conversations, reminiscing about Dad, going to El Charro, adding up order forms (PTO),watching conference, eating popcorn together, and just having my mommy around! Love ya mom! Thanks for coming down, we can't wait till you come back in December!!
OK I have to post this because I promised Skyler that one day he would look back and laugh at this situation. He actually laughed about it after school today, but yesterday when it happened, I think he thought his life was over. So basically I was giving Skyler a nice little haircut and the attachment on the clippers flipped off as I was going across the top of his head, so needless to say, he has a spot on his head where it is completely bald. Poor little boy just started crying saying he was never going to school again, he didn't care if he would have to repeat third grade, he said he didn't want to go back until he was in college. It was so hard not to laugh during this huge meltdown, but I was also trying not to cry either because he has such nice hair and I killed it. I told him we could just shave it off and no one would know, but he said then he would look like an old man. So anyways, he went to school today, he said a prayer before he got out of the car that no one would make fun of him. His friends and teachers asked what happened, but no one teased him or anything, thank goodness. I don't think I will be cutting his hair anymore at least not for a while, I don't think he will let me live this one down. Here is a little picture of his new do, It really looks WAY worse in person! OK so now it is documented and we will look back and laugh about it one day! Skyler one day when you read this, know I love you and I honestly did not mean for that to happen. You're a champ!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
So this is what Jeremy and I woke up to this morning. An excited knock on our bedroom door. I kept saying WHAT, but when no answer came, I realized it must be Kenz since she can't hear anything until I get her equip. on. Anyways, I opened the door and she just starts rambling a mile a minute about how she could hear herself talking. She said, "MOM, MOM, I THINK I AM BECOMING UNDEAF BECAUSE I CAN HEAR MYSELF TALKING!!!!!! TALK TO ME MOM SEE IF I CAN HEAR YOU, SO I COVERED MY MOUTH AND STARTED TALKING,(hoping and praying we were witnessing a miracle). I started yelling things to her, but she just kept saying "alright mom, say something" So I gave her a big hug and put her equip. on and she was a little sad. She again said, "Mom I thought I was becoming undeaf." It broke my heart just a little as I watched her face as I explained that that prob. wouldn't happen, but that her C.I and her H.A are tools that let her hear so it is kind of like she is "undeaf". Then we were watching conference today and one of the speakers was sharing a story about a little girl who was deaf and had a C.I and had learned to talk. Kenzie sat straight up during this talk listening intently and at the end of the talk she had little tears in her eyes and just hugged me. I think the story really made her feel special. We are so blessed to have such a sweet little girl. Yes at times she drives us all a little crazy with her bossiness and her stubbornness, and her not listening (intentionally)but her determination is what has helped her achieve all she has in her young life.