Monday, December 27, 2010
Here she is waiting for her surgery. I wish they had cute pink jammies for the girls.
They gave her some Versed before she went in and I asked the Anasthesiologist where mine was?? I think the parents should get a lil' somethin'! The anxiety was killin' me!
And here we are in the wagon, getting ready to leave Primary's. The 2 weeks that followed were rough! Not a fun experience! Poor thang didn't want to take her Loratab. I don't blame her, that stuff was nasty! She cried a lot, wet the bed a lot, slept a lot (and not at the normal times) and was just unhappy. It was hard to get out of our routine so much and I was glad for my christmas break from work so that I could catch up on my sleep!!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I've also been dreaming of a stove with all functioning burners and that matches my other appliances!
This year seems to have flown by! I can't believe that it's already Christmas again! Our lil' tot keeps us on our toes for sure! We're still waiting for the next Johnson addition. . . .waiting stinks!
We are doing this Sub 4 Santa this year and it has been quite amazing! We have been able to get everything on the list for the kids and then some!! We've also been able to help out another family that wouldn't otherwise be able to have Christmas!
I will post pics of "Operation Drop-Off" after we take our stash over to the families!
I will also resume blogging, hopefully later today with some recent pics from my new fancy shmancy camera! My sis and I braved the Black Friday crowds and got some pretty sweet deals! The jury is still out on if it was worth it or not? We went to Toys R Us. . . almost had a throw down. . .totally awsome! Then we debated on going to bed or going straight to Target. . . ya, we went to Target! Got a sweet place in line, stood in the 11 degree weather for 3 hours, came this close to losing both my pinky toes, got a new camera and some other sweet deals and lived to tell the story!
Our funny story this year was the one we overheard a lady telling at Shopko:
Some lady at Toys R Us got the last pack of Toy Story 3 characters but it was missing the Woody doll. She then proceeded to walk around yelling "Does anyone have a Woody? I just need a Woody!" I giggle everytime I think about it!
Thanks again to our wonderful friends that sent money and gifts for our Sub 4 Santa!
Janel. . .girl you ROCK and I love you dearly! I only hope that I can pay it forward one day!
Monday, November 29, 2010
We are well on our way to filling up Santa's workshop with lot's of goodies and toys for our Sub 4 Santa family. There have been lots of my peeps that want to help. Here is a list of what we have left to get for the fam:
*Kung Zhu pet w/ armor
*Battle arena for Kung Zhu pets.
*Hannah Montana Game for the Didj
*Imaginex Space Shuttle and Tower
*Hot Wheels Color Shifters Blaster Play Set
Also if anyone is interested in donating cashola, we're hoping to buy the family a Wii!
Leave me a comment if you interested in helping out and I can email you my address if you want to have something shipped or drop something off. We're hoping to have everything by the 15th so that we can wrap everything and drop it off on the 21st.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In March 2010, they welcomed a precious new baby boy. SioSaia. After several months of health problems and numerous visits to Primary Childrens Medical Center, Saia returned home to his Heavenly Father. He was 5 months old.
A few weeks ago Ben Sr. started feeling sick. Headache, dizzy, nausea… he finally went in to the hospital and they found a tumor in his pituitary gland (the home base for all of your hormones in your body). 3 weeks later (today) he will be admitted to neurosurgery and the tumor will be removed. He will remain in ICU until he is stable to be transferred to a transitional floor.
As you can guess, the medical bills (for the baby and Ben) are enourmous, living expenses have piled up – with both parents not working and trying to survive- it’s impossible.
Anything we can do to lift the burden. They could use your prayers.
My sis and I went up to the hospital last night to visit the fam and see how Ben was doing after surgery. He is doing really good, just pretty sore. The doctors are very positive that they were able to remove the entire tumor! He was in really good spirits. We have been really trying to get some ideas about what the kids would like for Christmas. For sure any sports stuff for the little boys and any Hannah Montana or princess stuff for the little girl. We were able to get out of Viola last night that they would all love the Wii!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, my sis Gina organized a really cool benefit concert with the help of some awsome guys! Scott, Josh and Tim! It was amazing to see the charity that so many came and showed! Most of whom didn't know us, didn't know our family, but wanted to help! THANK YOU! Scott Foster put on an awsome show! Check him out on Facebook! We had a blast! Laughing and brewing hot chocolate!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Here fishy fishy!
In other news, Miss Pretty got her bed converted into a "big girl bed"! I will take better pictures of her new bed and post them later. But she is doing great and LOVES sleeping and jumping in her new bed! I thought we'd have problems with her wandering out in the middle of the night, but the only time she comes out of her room, is in the morning when she wakes up, she tip toes out and whispers "Mommy?" in our room. Too fun!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
My cousin Heather is the sweet mother of two beautiful boys! She suffered a stroke last Friday and is still in ICU. There is information on there if you would like to donate anything to help cover medical costs and to help with child expenses. You're love and prayers are needed with this one guys!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Miss Pretty is becoming very fluent en Engles! She says the funniest things sometimes and I just love her so much!
D and I are doing well, both still working (have been very blessed!) I am getting close to summa time and my hours change, so I can't hardly wait for that! Fridays off! Woohoo! Maybe I'll actually get something done! D just got himself a shiny new pontoon boat to go out and catch him some fish! I swear, if we had a pond, he'd be out there right now just paddling around!
My little bro graduated from the Police Academy in April! So if you're out driving the streets of the ol' Dub V.C., look out! He's on the loose! So proud of him!
This past weekend, we took a trip with my BFF, Brynn and her hubby Chad and Miss Pretty's boyfriend, T-dogg to their family cabin. It was a blast and I bet Miss Pretty would have stayed for 2 weeks if we could! She loved "camping in Trevor's Camper". (that's what she called it.) This was our first time taking her camping since she was only 4 months old! Last summer was kind of a wash for us, as you all remember, so I'm determined to go camping as much as possible this year! With these gorgeous mountains so close, how could we not? Enjoy the pics! We couldn't keep Miss Pretty off of the 4 wheeler! The two little ones had fun playing together and T-Dogg taught Miss Pretty all about the art of throwing rocks and how to really launch them! It was so nice to get away for the weekend and hang out with friends.
The men folk roastin' some dogs!
Helpin' daddy.Trevor in a sea o' rocks! After, freezing our tooshies off at the lake and the kids throwing a couple of tantrums, we headed down to Chad's uncle's fishing pond so that the kids could see them catch a fish. That was a blast, minus the freaky geese chasing us and hissing at us! Yes they hiss!
On the way back to the cabin that night, the kids were pretty pooped after a long day's play!