Friday, July 27, 2007
We will be in the Nauvoo pageant this week as the fourth influx of cast members, otherwise known as the GOLD CAST. We stay only a week +, and we perform only the last number, and we help with the pioneer pastimes. We leave Bright and early tommorow morning. My parents and my sister Sarah will also be in it with us.
We will be fitted for costumes as soon as we get there - and I mean fitted. We each submitted our 32 different measurements - neck wrist, knee to heel, hip to heel, across the chest in back and in from, armpit - ETC ETC. It will be a fun family vacation/ adventure!!
We will post again in about 2 weeks!!!!!! Until Then....
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
So this was not a completely elaborate excursion like Cami Turpins – see blog role - we had a fabulous time.
We went to
At one point past 600 A killing curse (I won’t say to or from whom) was shouted out and I really thought I was going to have a heart attack until I realized that it missed the intended person. PHEW!!
It was definitely an emotional roller coaster. Sunday night after reading the first 300 pages, I drempt I was trying to duel several people and I could not remember the petrifying spell, so while everyone was stunning me, I kept thinking to myself, “ I KNOW it begins with a P!” It was horrible – too much harry potter on the brain!
At the end I felt like I had just eaten a 7 course meal with a variety of flavors and surprises and textures and layers. Some things were bitter to swallow, some soured me a little, and some were surprisingly sweet. I had to give myself some time to digest it all. At the end I felt “JUST RIGHT” and satisfied.
I will leave with just one thought for those who have read it, “OCCUPATIONS???”
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
So in the wee hours of July 5th, little
Well, at I heard some strange crying from him. I went in to check on
Well, after Brian took
The doctor ordered an immediate IV to get air to him that way. They pricked him with a needle to get the IV in – TYLER DID NOT REACT TO THE NEEDLE!
Before we took
For 3 hours they pumped
So for the 2nd time that morning, I found myself in another Ambulance, with
They did tests for pneumonia, whopping cough, influenza – all negative. My personal guy feeling on the whole situation was that He had a little cold – runny nose for a couple of days, and then we went blueberry picking right after rain – a VERY muggy, humid, day. With sends red flags for one thing – MOLD! I think that combined with pollen there was just an overload on his little body and immune system (since we knew because of his eczema he would be prone to allergies).
He ended up being diagnosed as BASICALLY Asthma without deeming it to be Asthma. Its called Reactive Airway Disease. And he COULD grow out of it, which would be ideal. But they also said he was have to be medicated with breathing treatments of steroids indefinitely, as well as allergy meds everyday. Well, that’s fine for now – but how about lets try and figure out what the triggers are! I asked every nurse and doctor about allergy testing – all were evasive and – “ get in touch with your regular doctor.” I can medicate him everyday – but if I never find out what caused the issue, what good am I doing for him. I could be exposing him everyday. So I am definitely going to have to take the initiative and get some testing done. At this point I don’t think enough research has been done to know how these meds can effect a child developmentally or behaviorally. And, if it does, it could be in minute ways that add up.
At the hospital,
So we left the hospital after 2 days – to our relief, purchased a nebulizer, and started him on his indefinite breathing treatments. Glad that our little scary and expensive adventure is over.
For July 4th, we had fun picking blueberries and picnic ing and going to the outlet stores. Brian and I picked a paltry 18 lbs combined. (Sarah and my Mom EACH picked 18 lbs!) We then had a BBQ at Brian’s parents house. Delicious! We also lit off some very lame smoke bombs. We can’t even find those snakes that we used to do as kids. But hey- those smoke bombs WERE pretty darn cool!
(Right, and I can't forget about the sparklers - the kids thought they were both intriguing and intimidating!)
Here is the crew if you can see them - Tami, Kevin, Abby, Mom and Sarah.
It was great!
Little did we know what would happen that night….
Before and After of the Patio
Well, I have put many many manhours into this baby and here she is – our patio. To fully appreciate this transformation – please note that it used to be an old dog run with Astroturf and woodchips on one side and an unsightly compost pit (rotting vegetation) on the other side. And look NOW – AHHHH – much better!
Mary Meyers Marble was my room roommate during my junior year at BYU in 97-98. I was the roommate who observed the budding romance transpire between her and her husband Ben, who us roommates approved of. She was married before the year was over (in March)– and she was a GREAT roommate.
Mary has been in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and I always saw her at General Conference. The Motab FINALLY came to