Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I had such a great time this weekend. On Friday night I went to a Photography Seminar by Sandy Puc. She is amazing! I had so much fun listening to her and learned so much. It was five and a half hours long and it didn't even feel like it.

On Saturday we had a dinner group at the Johnson's home. It was a nice, relaxed night. And I had so much fun talking to my friends and neighbors I don't get to see very often. I also got to make one of my favorite desserts I haven't had a for a while, and it was yummy.

Then on Sunday we went up to Logan for Michael's farewell. He did an amazing job talking and is such an amazing and well put together young man. I am so proud of him, but am going to miss him so much. We had a nice get together after, and was able to watch the USA vs Canada game.

Than to top my weekend off, I got to have lunch with girlfriends yesterday. I love this group because they are so uplifting. I got to eat good food, and have great conversation. I think I'm rejuvenated again! Or at least for the week.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Hate Days Like This

A whole list of things to do and can't get them done. I hate days like this! Marissa is home sick. She has an upset tummy and started throwing up. She not an easy sick kid. A lot of whaling and crying. I feel bad for her but the constant complaining can really get to me. Still, poor thing. Maybe I can sneak downstairs and work on some Disney World pictures. I got my photo pass CD a couple of days ago, so I have lots of work to do!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lindsey's New Diagnoses

This last November we took Lindsey in for her regular heart check up. Because she is getting older they started doing more extensive testing to make sure everything is functioning, as it is suppose to. She sat completely still for an hour while she got her Echo done, and was amazing. She has a runny nose that day and had to wear a mask at Primary Children’s, and she was not happy about it. I decided to wear a mask with her, and it made her feel a little better. I thought for sure she was just going to be a bear the rest of the time, but she was super brave through all the testing. At the end of the Echo the lady doing the testing went and got another guy to come in and take some more specific shots. This got me a little worried. When the doctor came in he told us that Lindsey was doing excellent. She was very healthy and that her arch and valve where doing remarkably well. And they were very encouraged by the results. However he then informed us that they had something that was more concerning. They had discovered thought the Echo that Lindsey has Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy. This is where the left vetracal of her heart is deformed and will eventually stop working correctly. The defect is relativity new and rare. They only diagnose about two cases a year. Hopefully when her heart starts to fail it can be controlled with medicine and then worst-case scenario of course it heart transplant.

Automatically I became a stress case. Jeff is of course handled it all just fine. It makes me laugh because he is a pessimist and I’m an optimist, but we are so different when it comes to worrying about Lindsey. The diagnoses kind of put me in a depression for a couple of months. I feel I'm handling it better now and am looking more on the positive side. But I'm her Mom and will worry every day I'm sure. It has also lead to a lot of questions from Lindsey, and of course Gavin & Marissa. We have been having discussions and I think they are kind of understanding thing a little more, but they are young and I don’t feel like they need to know all the facts yet. Lindsey however is happy and healthy and doing great! She is enjoying Kindergarten and loves being a princess.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Who! Not me!

I swore I would never be one of those people who forgot to write in their blog. And her I am, almost six months in and haven't written on my blog. I got kinda thrown for a loop after Lindsey's last diagnoses and haven't done much of anything. For those who don't know, I will have to write about it later. I can't remember the name of her new heart problem. Bad mom! He! He! He!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The last couple of days I have been helping at Jeff's parents get grapes ready for juicing. It's hard work, but the results are so good! I love homemade grape juice.
I need some advise. Lindsey doesn't like going to school anymore. She keeps playing sick and crying when I drop her off. What do you do as a mom? I made her go today, but it made me so sad to see her cry. Makes me wonder if I'm a mean mom or a good mom.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Family Fun

Today was a busy one. Gavin had soccer bright and early and it was cold outside. Then we had Olivia's baptism. Then home to make cookies for the baptism and then a trip to the mall for me, to find a new bra. Then straight back to Olivia's for Gourmet Burgers (Yum! Yum!). Then it was off to Marissa and Lindsey's soccer games. Lindsey made another goal... the winning goal. And now we are finally home. Now what to do for dinner!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mission Reunion

Jeff and I attended Jeff's mission reunion this weekend. Jeff served in Southern France under Elder Anderson (of the 12, since last conference). It was held down in Draper and we hit major traffic on the way down. We had planned on being a half hour early and then ended up being almost a half hour late. Jeff really admires Elder Anderson, and it was great to see him talk. Jeff was able to see a few friends and really had a good time. It's very admirable of Elder Anderson to take the time to see these men on his very busy schedule. He is a good man.

We then enjoyed listening to as much of conference as possible with three kids. I made caramel corn to keep their hands and mouths busy for a while, and was happy it worked.

One last note to my neighbor Wendy! I love you! And Dave is in our prayers!

One of Jeff's buddys posted this pic on facebook, so I thought I would add it on :)