Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
How could I dare post on my blog today and not mention the importance of the day!!! Kurt Wayne Gardner was born this day 20 years ago!! I don't know if Kurt ever looks at my blog, but if he does ...Kurt we are thinking about you today and hoping you are having a great birthday out their in the Dominican Republic. We love you!!
This last weekend was Father & Sons Outing and our Ward went to a really cool place down by Moapa, Nevada called Warm Springs. The Church owns the property and I guess a misionary couple oversees the area. Brent said it was this little valley oasis out in the middle of the desert. There is a natural spring that empties into a swimming pool. They had a nice grassy area to pitch their tents. They had a great time! Above is a photo of Neil and his friend Stockton and the background is a snapshot of the area.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Here is Cade playing the chimes in the 6th grade Band Concert. The song is the theme song from Halo.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My post before I was so happy about being home and hoping to be on the mend, however on Saturday May 1st I started getting sick again and ended up in the Emergency room on Sunday May 2nd. The cdif bactieria came back and luckily we got over to the hospital early enough this time and so they only had me in the hospital until Wednesday May 6th. I was pretty discouraged to have to go back again, but it did help to get me well quicker. In fact, I wasn't feeling really great on Thursday after I came home and wondered if I had come home a little too early. Slowly I am doing better. I am really tired this time and so spending a lot more time in bed, but able to get up to do laundry, ironing and a little housework. The doctor put me on a much stronger antibiotic and so hopefully it will kill that bacteria for good! Also, the nutritionist has me drinking Danactive 3 times a day (which is really hard because it hurts so bad to swallow, but I am doing it). The Danactive is supposed to be building the good bacteria in my digestive tract.
I had a great Mother's Day! I actually slept in until almost noon while the family went to church. Brent fixed a big Turkey Dinner for the family and we had Todd, Rakel, Austin & Alayna over for dinner and the evening. Casey & Nichole spent part of the day with us and part with the Nuttalls. The kids all gave me wonderful and fun gifts and we had fun visiting and talking to Kurt. I still can't believe I didn't even think once to take a photo of any of the day. I feel bad about that.
I am happy I can enjoy Mother's Day...I didn't always like Mother's Day because I had insecurities about my ability as a mother and didn't always feel deserving of it all. So my perspective has changed...blame it on the cancer, or blame it on my age! I am so happy to be a mother! I love it and hope I can still mother my children for many more years! I am so grateful for the wonderful mother who gave birth to me and she was such a great example of motherhood for me. I miss her dearly. I am also grateful for Mom Gardner (Brent's mom). She is an amazing lady, so full of love for everyone and so giving...I feel lucky to have such a great mother-in-law. Also, I love to think about my awesome daughter-in-laws! Rakel and Melinda are such great moms and I love to watch them with those beautiful grandchildren! (I know Amy & Nichole will be great moms too when they get the chance.) It was a great day, what would have made it perfect is if I could have attended church and if I could have eaten the great meal Brent made...all I got was Danactive and water! Oh well...next year!