Saturday, July 25, 2009

Nephi golfing

Here is my funny little boy.  I didn't even know he knew what golfing was!

The Best-est Day

Today was a great day!  We started the day doing chores around the house - really exciting, I know.  After we finished all the chores we loaded the kids up and headed over to my awesome parents' house to spend the afternoon.  The kids had a fabulous time swimming for HOURS!!  When we first got there David and I got the kids into their suits and then ditched 'em.  We left all the kids there with my parents and headed over to a wig shop.  I tried on only 4 wigs and found 2 that are totally opposite of each other but both fantastic!  See for yourself:

This one is more conservative and more like my natural hair.


This one is more fun and sassy.  I have always wanted to try red hair!  What do you think?  Which one do you like better??
After we got back to my parents' we did a photo shoot and my kids thought that it was awesome.  Then David and got our suits on and David joined the kiddos in the pool.  I am such a wimp and thought the water was way cold, so I just sat around the pool and took some fun pictures.  It is too hard to upload all of them here so if you want to see more pics of our fun day, go to and I will upload them there.

We left their house around 6:30, stopped at Wendy's and loaded up on their Dollar Menu.  The kids ate dinner and then went to bed.  It was such a fun day and now I am super tired - but it was sooooo worth it!  I need more days like this and we will have more over the last few weeks of summer.

Friday, July 24, 2009

5 days down - 13 to go

I survived my first week of radiation with no side effects.  I am so excited that there is something that I am doing to fight this thing that isn't taking so much out of me...I just hope that it works!

This week has just flown by and I am kinda sad that summer is already more than half over.

Tonight we took Vilate to her basketball game and it was awesome!  She did a great job.  There is a boy on her team that is really a great player and he made most of the points for her team.  She was getting a little discouraged when all of a sudden she got the ball on a rebound and ran all the way down the court.  She made it to the basket for her team and looked at David.  He said, "shoot it!"  and she did.  She made it!  According to David it was the BEST play of the entire game.  And what was I doing while this amazing play was being made?  I was chasing Nephi - he had run onto the court and then to the other side of the gym and was screaming for me to hold him up so that he could drink from the water fountain.  Yup.  I missed it!  SO LAME!!  But regardless of my missing the shot, Vilate was so proud of herself.  It was way cool! 

The kids are now in bed and I am heading that direction myself.  Tomorrow we are planning to clean this messy place in which we live and then go swimming.  We have 2 birthdays next week in this house, so David and I will be getting things ready for that.  I am excited, I love to celebrate the kids' birthdays.  It gives me an opportunity to make sure that the kids know that they are special and important to us!  I love making them feel like a VIP.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just Pluggin Away

Things around here have been busy.  Since last Monday and continuing on for the next 5 weeks I have a doctor's appointment everyday.  That keeps us on the go.  The good news is that the majority of these appointments are only 5 minutes.  In fact the annoying thing is that it takes us longer to get there and back than the actual appointment time.  

Yesterday I started my radiation.  I was nervous, just because it was a new procedure.  The great news is that it is really fast and really easy.  I lay down on a table and they put this mask on me.  The mask holds my head in place.  Then they administer radiation to the right side of my head for 40 seconds and then the machine moves to the left side and they do the same thing there.  So, in less than 5 minutes I am done.  It doesn't hurt or even feel like anything, it is just like getting an x-ray.  Pretty easy - I am sooo glad.  The side effects of the radiation can take up to 6 months to show themselves, but hopefully they will be minimal.  Either way, the benefits outweigh the risks, so we proceed.

The kids are doing well.  We are trying to keep them busy with playdates and keeping their rooms clean.  Faith just started a drama class last week that she is enjoying a whole bunch.  Nephi is now going without naps during the day and that seems to be helping the nights go smoother.  All in all things are good.  

I have been reading in my scriptures more and more and I am enjoying the peace that I feel when I read the words of the prophets and the Lord.  I love reading about when Christ was on the earth and about His interaction with those people that were alive at that time.  I love to imagine myself in those places at that time.  I love to think of what Christ would say to me.  As I read these accounts I learn more of Him and who He is and who He wants me to become.  I see that there is much for me to do to be what He wants me to be.  I am determined to be who He wants me to be.  It will take patience and study, but I will become what He wants me to become.  There is no other good option.  As I become what He wants, I will be a nicer person, I will be a better neighbor, friend, mother and wife.  Isn't that what we should all be striving for?  It is what I am striving for.  

Thank you all for being my friends and great examples to me.  I love and appreciate all of you and your support for our family.  We truly are blessed and I will never take that for granted.  Please know that you mean so much to me - this trial of ours would be impossible to maneuver through without your love.  So, thank you, thank you, thank you!