Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jackson Hole!

Jeremy and I were able to get away without the little ones this weekend!! For any of you who are parents, you know what a BIG DEAL that is! We planned a trip up to Jackson Hole because neither of us have been up there before! We are hooked! The town of Jackson Hole is so much fun ( even on the "off season"). We spent the weekend sight seeing, shopping, eating and most of all relaxing! The Teton Mountains are absolutely beautiful! We drove up to Jenny Lake and other than the BEAR warnings posted EVERYWHERE... had a good time hiking around! It was a perfect little getaway! I think the boys enjoyed being spoiled by the Grandparents as much as we loved letting them be!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Date Night...

OK so blog entry #2 for me! It took me 7 years to get Erin to a haunted house but I finally did it! (Never give up kids! Dreams do come true!!!) It was one of the funnest date nights we have had in a long time. First we had the most delicious sushi ever! All I can say is, "Cowboy Roll." Then off to the mall where I softened her up with a quick stop in Old Navy and Forever 21. The best part about that is she didn't buy anything! Then the fun began! Nightmare on 13th Street was AWESOME! I like to think that I am kinda brave and I was screaming like a school yard girl! Erin was so traumatised after ward that she slept with the light on. I am so proud of my brave wife! She did great through the whole thing up until the end where she wasn't quick enough to get away from the "Chainsaw Man" and I had to leave her behind! When I went back to save my slow and terrified wife she was huddled in the corner, "Chainsaw Man" leaning over her with sparks flying from the blade and screaming louder than ANYTHING I have ever heard. I did rescue her though and was able to smooth over the "Leave behind" with some Coldstone Ice Cream. All in all it was a great night and I can't wait for next Halloween! Great job Erin. You never cease to amaze me! YOU ROCK!!! and I love you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fun @ the Pumpkin Patch!!

Brayden and mom went to the pumpkin patch this morning with Brayden's preschool class!! We had so much fun looking at all of the pumpkins, going through the corn maze and playing on the playground!! Thanks Miss Dawn for a fun morning!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Big Day For Jack!

( Little Jack scared to DEATH)

What an eventful day!! Yesterday morning I took Jack up to Primary Children's for spina bifida clinic. We hadn't been to clinic in a few months so I thought it would be a quick and easy appointment. Jack does not have any surgery's scheduled right now and we are not working on anything special other than his physical therapy visits so I thought the morning would be pretty uneventful.... I will never go to PCMC and think our visit will be quick again!! We saw the orthopedic surgeon, physical therapy, occupational therapy, a dietitian, and the neurosurgeon!! Oh no we aren't done yet.... one of the neurosurgeons wanted a CAT scan of Jacks head so we "quickly" went and had a CAT scan done! The morning was madness to say the least! So unfortunately the CAT scan showed some fluid around Jacks brain??? This is different than the hydrocephalus we have been warned about since Jack was born. The neurosurgeon decided to watch him over the next month and see if there is any behavioral changes or effects caused by the fluid! A little scary huh. We know that Jack is so strong and has over come so much in his little life already that this is just one more trial we will all learn from! We love you baby Jack!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tender Mercies...

Have you ever had one of those weeks that helps put things in perspective for you or made you realize how blessed you are??? This week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me and has done just that.... helped me remember that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father who knows ME and loves ME!! I am so thankful, not yet grateful, but thankful for the trials I have had in my life. You know those things that we all go through that test our strength, push us further than we ever wanted to be pushed, shake our testimonies only to strengthen them in the end and just sometimes ROCK OUR WORLD!! Unfortunately you probably all know exactly what I am talking about!

This past week my dearest friend Brandi showed me what true strength looked like... as she stood and spoke at her 1 year old little boys funeral! She bore her testimony of her love for our savior and thanked him for allowing her to be the mother of her sweet Miles. What an incredible woman!!
I think it is moments like these that you never forget! It was one of those experiences that when you think back on your life you will remember the exact feeling you had at that exact moment!
Thank you Brandi for allowing me to know Miles! I will be forever changed by his sweet spirit!

Our lives will always have its trials... sometimes because of choices we make and other times because of the choices people make around us! But what a comfort to know and hold tight to the knowledge that our Heavenly Father will never leave our side! "He will carry you" on those unbearable days and send his tender mercies when you need them most!! Thank you for letting me share the lessons I have learned over the past few months and during this past week!!!