Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nothing Better...

... than snuggling with your kiddos.

Last night I didnt feel good. I got home, saw a mess, cleaned it up, hurt myself worse in the process, took meds and went to lay down.

After I got all situated, Drew came up with a glass of ice water. Then Ty came up to show me something. Next thing I know they are both laying in bed with me, all snuggled up and holding my hand.

We talked about my birthday... about them going to camp... about the dogs... just random stuff. It was so nice to get some snuggle time. My babies aren't babies any more so I know the snuggle time is going to get less and less, so I will cherish it whenever I get it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday


{1} What was the last thing you searched for online? Cervicalgia and Cervical Radiculopathy. Get your minds out of the gutter, we're talking about my neck.

{2} If we visit your home state, what is one MUST we should do before leaving? Have a Mormon Muffin. No, you dont have to be Mormon to eat them... but you are missing out on something awesome if you dont try them. You have to go up the canyon to Rainbow Gardens. The whole experience is cool :)

{3} What do you think pharmaceutical companies should invent a pill for that isn't on the market yet? Well, since my neck is my problem lately, can we get a pill to reliqufey discs? I think that would solve alot of my problems.

{4} When was your first kiss? Was it good or bad? My first kiss was in 5th grade... behind my neighbor's garage. He was in 8th grade and lived across the street. It was a french kiss... nothing like getting thrown into it. It was alright. LOL

{5} What is your guilty pleasure tv show that you can not miss? TrueBlood. Love me some Sunday night, HBO goodness!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Love July!

I love July... My birthday is the 2nd, which is falling on a weekend, which means I have Friday off for my birthday... and Monday off for Independance Day.... which means a 4 day weekend.  Also, being in Utah, we celebrate Pioneer Day on July 24th, which means another long weekend this year.Yay!

I am going to hang out with my kiddos on Friday...  Maybe lunch and a movie until they go with their dad for the weekend. That evening we are going to our normal Friday-Night-Without-Kids dinner at City Club and to worship.

Saturday we are going to sleep in, get up and go to Park City for the outlets, have a nice dinner and some drinks, then stay over night.

On Sunday we are going to listen to the Kapp Brothers at SnowBasin, one of my favorite summer activities.

Monday we are going to Huntsville Days for Independance Day... breakfast, parade, etc. before we take the kids to bible camp for the week. They will be gone until Friday. This is Drew's first time away from both parents for that long. Pray for him!

That means me and mister husband get a week with no kids (b/c Taylor is going with his mom to ID on the night we normally have him)... Raptors date nights all week long.

Yay for summer!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Confessional


I haven't confessed for a while... and as much as I hate to admit it, I have nothing juicy to share... but I have missed you all :)

My neck/back/shoulder/arm/whatever is attached and causing all my pain just HURTS. I've had an MRI and a nerve conduction test. I've had an appt with a spine center. I've had a cervical spinal epidural. Nothing is helping... but I have bone on bone, I have nerves that are being pinched, I have a disk pushing on my spinal cord, and the majority of my disks dont have any fluid in them. I go back today for a followup and may request to see the neurosurgeon.

The Raptors started this week... Oh, how I love baseball.

My kids have a season pass to the swimming pool by us. They love it! They go almost daily. Ty is a little brown bear, I am jealous b/c I am white as can be!!

Things are changing at work for me and my hubby... some good, some bad. I just know we need to stay faithful that God will provide for us and things will be ok in the end.

I was told by the Dr I cant ride on the motorcycle... and its bugging me bad. I want to go, even just around the block. I am trying to be good, but next week I may have to confess about it :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meet Roxy

For a while now we have talked about getting a 2nd dog... another shihtzu, a Boston Terrier, or even a Bull Dog if we could find one that we wouldnt have to take a 2nd mortgage on the house for.

Last Thursday one of our service projects at church was to go to the animal shelter. We helped clean, walk the dogs, play with the cats. Ty fell in love with a puppy in the process... and it was a puppy that would turn into a big dog, so I knew it wouldnt work for us so we went home and started looking for other dogs that would work.

I checked all the shelter and rescue sites and didnt see anything right away so I promised her I'd keep checking. Friday night as I was getting ready for bed, I went to and looked through the classifieds to see if there were any ShihTzus for sale near us. Wasnt my ideal option b/c I didnt want to pay that much and I'd rather save a dog than get one from a breeder.

That's when I saw an ad that said something along the lines of "Dont buy a dog, save a dog" and there was a link for CAWS ( and there was a little ShihTzu dog named Pixie listed. She was going to be in SLC at the PetsMart for adoption the next day.

Bryan and I talked about it and decided to go down there with our current dog, Wrigley, and see how it goes. We were early so we filled out the paperwork ahead of time and when she got there with her foster mom, it was like the dogs knew each other. They got along perfectly. They are about the same size, have the same personality, etc.

Pixie (now named Roxy) is 1-2 yrs old, has already had puppies, was a matted mess when she came out of the shelter into this foster home so they had to get her shaved down to the skin to make her more comfortable. She is housetrained and crate trained already. She's been fixed, up to date on her shots, and is microchipped. Poor girl had a rough life... and now she is our little princess. The kids are going crazy over her and she's won over Bryan's heart already too, sleeping (and snoring!!) on his chest :)

Roxy (black) and Wrigley (grey/white)
Welcome to our family Roxy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wanna Give Away Week

I took last week off work for "Wanna Give Away" week at church... it was a week of service projects for the city of Ogden. It started bright and early at 7am with breakfast and ended every evening after 7pm with a worship service. In between those hours, we painted houses, walked dogs, gave out water bottles, organized food at the food pantry, etc.

It was a week of hard work, tears, prayers, laughter, and love. It was a great experience and I am glad I took the week off to be with my kids, my mother in law, and my church family. I have a bunch of pictures to upload so as soon as I remember to bring my camera in, I'll get some posted.

Lord, I am so thankful for the blessings that I have and the ability to be a blessing to others. Amen!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Arm Update

Well... my arm issues arent really in my arm. They are in my neck. My neck doesnt have the right curve, the discs are degenerating, one disc is out of place and pushing on my spinal cord, and my bones are sitting on top of each other without cushion so its causing nerve problems.I had an appt with a specialist on Tuesday who referred me to someone else to get an epidural injection tomorrow. If that doesnt work, I go to a surgeon. Pray for me!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Prayers Please

So… my arm/shoulder has been in pain for a couple weeks now and I had my MRI yesterday afternoon and the Dr’s office called me first thing this morning saying I need to come in to review the results. It’s a freaking shoulder, why do I need to come in? Little worried. I am going in tomorrow at 5pm b/c she wants to squeeze me in before she goes on vacation. I have my EMG nerve conduction test today, freaking out about it. Ugh. They did tell me my Vitamin D is extremely low which can cause some of my bone and muscle pain, so I will start meds for that this week.

Please keep me in prayer… I will be ok once I know what it is, but the anxiety of not knowing is what gets to me. I just need to be calm and trust that God’s got this…