Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Survey

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
• A gift certificate for a pedicure and massage
• The biggest CrockPot you can find
• A new coffee travel coffee mug
• A carrier for my bible
• Watch bracelets

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
Oh goodness… I can’t think of anything handmade. My family isn’t very crafty. LOL

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I made a quilt for my parents one year, thanks to the help of my ex-mother in law.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
Probably Cabbage Patch Dolls… or Rainbow Bright Dolls… then again I did like my Light Bright.

5. What items are on your kid's wish list this year?
Webkiz, board games, clothes, new TVs.

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
Green Bean Casserole

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
I made Christmas cards last weekend, that’s about all the crafting I do.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
Not sure I really have one… Fred Claus makes me laugh.

9. Favorite holiday song?
Silent Night

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
It’s all about being with family… going to the parade and seeing the Christmas Village in Ogden. Hanging out at my parents or with my in-laws. Going to church and/or doing a service project for the community. For me, its not all about the gifts and decorations. I want to remember the real reason for the season and want my kids to be the same way.

Monday, November 16, 2009


On Friday, Drew and I were driving around, running errands. We were on our way to pick up Ty from a play date with her girlfriend and Drew said, “Where are we going next?” and I replied, “Where we go every Friday, the Genesis Project”. He looked at me with a thoughtful look and says, “Ya know, we go there a lot. I bet God thinks it’s a waste of gas!” It took all I had NOT to burst out laughing. “No, buddy… I’m sure that God likes when we go to church… it’s not a waste of gas”. Then yesterday after church, Drew says, “Are you going to bible study tomorrow?” so my reply was “Are you sure God wouldn’t think that was a waste of gas?” and we both just laughed and laughed. Too funny.

A Giving Story

Next Saturday, we are giving the homeless and less fortunate a chance to come in and shower, get new clothes, get haircuts, and have a warm meal. Yesterday, Ty and I went to hand out invitations with my sister throughout Grant and 12th st, to the houses and apartments.

It was a chilly day and we were bundled up. We started at the apartment buildings and went door to do and personally invited those who answered to come and left the fliers in the doors for those who didn’t. We were just about done with the apartment complex when we knocked on a door and a little girl and her mom answered. We invited them to come, gave them the flier, and started to walk away. She asked us for more information so we went back and talked to her a little more. She told me that her daughter can't go outside b/c she doesn’t have a coat and it's too cold out. Next thing I know, my daughter takes her coat off and hands it to the little girl. She told her that she has another one at home, so she could have that one. The little girl snuggled up inside of it and the mom got tears in her eyes. She kept asking us “are you sure?” and we kept saying yes. I gave the mom a hug and we walked on.

Poor Ty was standing there in a beanie and gloves with a T-Shirt on, but luckily I had another one of my coats in the car so we made due until we were done… but I can’t tell you how proud I was of her. My 9 yr old was filled with the Spirit and became selfless and caring to someone less fortunate, just as Jesus would do.

We talked about it in the car on the way home and she said that she knew the little girl needed it more than she did… and even though it was dirty, it was warm. She said she hopes that family goes to our event next week because they need some help. She gets it… she realizes that not everyone has what we have and she is willing to share her things with others. What an amazing feeling!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Good news!

The ENT nurse called me yesterday. She said that the pathology report shows a benign reactive lymph node, but no signs of cancer. Phew! No cancer!

When the doctor called back and I asked him what that means he said there was lymph node swelling due to infection. The culture report he got back yesterday morning showed that nothing grew in 6 days from the cultures they took. However when they called back last night, something did show up as Gram Positive Cocci. They are going to continue to test on it to figure out what kind of infection it is and to see what medication it is susceptible to.

I asked him where do we go from here… no cancer, but we really don’t have any answers. He said he is going to get us in with the Immunology department to be tested for Auto Immune Diseases. Something is causing the reoccurring infections and they are the next step to finding out what it is.

Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support. Praise God!