Monday, June 29, 2009

Father's Day

I know... I'm behind but, we had a great father's day.

We didn't do anything amazing but we got to relax a bit a enjoy our family.

Dan needed a couple random things so he ended up with T-shirts & a new pair of dress pants from me... but, Julia's gift was awesome.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One of "THOSE" days....

Did you ever have one of "those" days?

"Those" days for me consist mostly of missing the past (mainly people.)

As all my faithful blog readers know (even the not so faithful) I don't love Charlotte. Actually, the very few "friends" I have here are in the late 40's - mid 60's. I love them but, there is something to be said for having people your age to spend time with.

I am not good at making "new friends". I love my "old friends" to much. Dan is the type of person that is content hanging out with me 24 hours a day. I love him -- but, sometimes I just need a girl (or Brian) to hang out with and complain about how none of my clothes fit since I've had a child (more truthfully, gotten married)...

Someone who understands the need to walk around the mall broke, not wanting to try anything on just to talk and catch up.

Someone who really feels like they need to hang out with me and much as I need to hang out with them.

I miss having people around that make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants... stop breathing and start crying.

Oh, if I could just for a second bundle up all the people I love and bring them to Charlotte -- just for a second.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Really? Seriously?

Some of you know we've had a crazy two weeks or so... others, this will be the first you hear about it.

Julia's temperature was slightly elevated on Wednesday (almost two weeks ago) it wasn't "high" but, for a two month old it was high enough 100.9. We gave her Tylenol and called the Dr. in the morning. The nurse called back and said to watch it -- we went all day with a normal temperature. Julia was fine, happy, loud and playful.

Thursday night, the same thing... except this time her temperature was 101.4. We called the after hours line to our Dr. He said take her immediately to the Children's hospital downtown.

Long story short --- she had a UTI. She got put on an antibiotic and I stopped worrying.... until today.

We got a call from the Dr. and he was to run some more test of Julia, my sweet baby. They want to do Kidney and bladder ultrasound. An ultrasound test examines the kidney and bladder using sound waves. This test shows shadows of the kidney and bladder that may point out certain abnormalities. However, this test cannot reveal all important urinary abnormalities. It also cannot measure how well a kidney works and a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG). This test examines the urethra and bladder while the bladder fills and empties. A liquid that can be seen on x rays is placed into the bladder through a catheter. The bladder is filled until the child urinates. This test can reveal abnormalities of the inside of the urethra and bladder. The test can also determine whether the flow of urine is normal when the bladder empties.

Anyhow -- long story short -- back to worrying. I'm sure she is fine but, if you want to read more about UTI in little kiddo go ahead....

I will keep you posted.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Her shirt says it all....

....except I did it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hilarious & True

A guy we go to church with got this forward from his brother in law...., It's hilarious.

Hi everyone,

This is the funniest thing I have seen in long time. My coworker actually received this invitation to a relative's 1 year old's birthday party, and it is not a joke. I know it is long, but worth the read! I have replaced the name of the author with "Jimbo" and removed phone number and email address just in case. Yes, this could only happen in Utah.


Welcome to Miley’s First Year Birthday Celebration!!
Saturday June 6th Schedule
5:00-6:00 Swimming and “Get to Know Miley” Games with Prizes
6:00-6:05 Blessing on the Food
6:05-6:45 Dinner (please RSVP with your menu choice, see fyi #3 below for details)
6:45-7:00 Sing Happy Birthday to Miley, Eat cake, open presents
7:00-7:30 PiƱata and other games for children and Team Games for Adults
7:30-8:00 Roast marshmallows, Sing campfire songs
Thank you for coming!

FYI for Everyone.....
1. If you would like to swim for more than an hour please come early as we will be sticking strictly to this schedule.
2. Parents with small children should plan on helping them participate in the games, and please make sure you always know where your toddler is since the pool will be a danger to unsupervised little ones.
3. All food will be grilled at the same time so that we can eat together. If you will be eating with us, please RSVP with your menu choice so we can be sure your food gets prepared. Choices are: Hamburger, Breaded Chicken Patty, Chicken Breast, Hot Dog, and/or chicken nuggets (please specify how many you would like). Call or text message Jimbo at xxx-xxx-xxxx or email him at with your menu choices by 10pm Monday, June 1st.
4. Ool Rules: Our ool has no “P” in it; we’d appreciate it if you’d keep it that way. Children who are not fully potty trained should wear appropriate swim wear to keep the ool safe for others. Children under 4’8” tall are required to wear floatation devices. Children under age eight require parental supervision while swimming. NO DIVING!! NO JUMPING!! NO SPLASHING OTHERS!! NO DUMPING OR SPLASHING WATER OUTSIDE OF THE OOL!! Please do not put anything in the ool that is not designated for ool and water use. Bring your own towel, sunblock and your own ool toys. Please explain these rules to your children before you allow them to swim since if they are caught breaking any of the rules they will lose their swimming privileges for the evening. We will assume that the rules have been explained so there will be no first or second chances. The first time someone is caught breaking the rules will be their last time for the rest of the evening. Pools can be dangerous so to keep it safe for them and others we have a no tolerance policy for rule breaking.
5. House Rules: Our house is not the newest house with all the fancy upgrades, but it is our home. Modern prophets compare the home to the temple so that we can know how sacred our homes are. We feel grateful to our Father in Heaven for blessing us with our house, and we ask that you treat it with respect. For example: Please, throw all trash in designated waste baskets. Please, no food or drink inside the house except in the kitchen area. Please, use quiet voices inside, and no running or rough housing indoors. Do not climb or jump on the furniture. Please, do not pick our flowers or cut branches off our bushes. Please, do not climb in the fruit trees. Please do not throw rocks or weeds into the fountain or pool. Please treat our animals with respect; do not enter the chicken house without permission. Obviously there are too many things to list all of them, so please use this motto as a rule of thumb “leave our house and yard just as you found them”. If a child is found being disrespectful to our property you should know that we just don’t have the money to keep repairing and replacing items. We will ask that you remove them from our property to sit in your family vehicle for a small amount of time depending on their age and the severity of their misconduct. Parents please explain these rules and the consequences to your children before you come to the party.
6. We understand the economy is rough; please don’t feel bad if you can not bring a gift. We would just really enjoy your company. To us your presence is the greatest present.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We Do Bad Things....

....because they make us laugh. I left Julia like this on Sunday while I was getting ready for church. When I came back, she was... well, like she is at the end of the video. I had to let her do it again so I could catch it on camera and laugh. Then, we showed Dan in real life. The joys of having cute little children in your house that wont remember how horrible of parents you really were. :)