Friday, November 14, 2008

Kenner Jackson

There isn't going to be an update on the move right now. Maybe later today.

My sister had a baby yesterday. Kenner Jackson was born at 5.00 pm and passed away at 7.10 pm.

She was only 22 1/2 weeks pregnant. His lungs weren't developed enough to stay alive.

Her and kyle got to hold him and love him for as long as he was alive. I'm thankful for that.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

2 months of nothing, doctors updates, the poor dog, and Las Vegas.

Part 2 of the moving adventure...

Okay, so some of you may be wondering what I did in those 2 months before we actually moved. Well nothing. I did absolutely NOTHING. I sat around playing on the computer, slept, watched a little television, not much cause it was in the basement and I didn't want to be down there alone, but yeah. I did absolutely nothing.

I did have a few final doctors appointments. I had an echo, and some PFT's, and my final appointments with Dr. Ivester and Dr. Dames.

The echo came back and my levels are lower. And my PFT's came back and my numbers are higher... So, what does this mean? The meds are working. This new treatment they have me on is actually working. It may cost an arm and a leg (still in the doughnut hole and i now know why old people eat dog food) but it is working. Did i mention that my skin is also softer. Oh, and I have wrinkles on my hands. I haven't had wrinkles on my hands in YEARS... seriously. This is great news!.

It was sad to say goodbye to my doctors. But they got me started on the right path. I have an appointment here in Arizona with a new doctor on the 25th of this month, so we shall see if we like him and he keeps me on the right path. He better since it seems to be working.

In other health news not so great. My little trip down the stairs seems to have messed up my right hip. I have developed Bursitis. Which isn't so bad, but it hurts if i sit wrong, or sit too long, or basically do anything but lay down. well even that hurts sometimes. And the last shot they did in my wrist didn't work. So the arthritis in my left wrist has really been bothering me. But we shall see what the new doctor does about these since Dr. Dames didn't really get a chance to do anything about it.

Lillee seems to not had a good time of things lately. She's really not liked dad not being around the last few months. Then once mom left she became a really protective little thing. I felt so bad for her I didn't leave the house unless she could come with me. Good thing it wasn't summer anymore so she could just hang out in the car for a short time. Then I went and left her with the grandparents for a week while I was in Arizona. I bet she thought that I abandoned her. But she was okay once I got home. Then when Mom and Dad got home she was way excited. Then she wouldn't let anyone leave the house... Once the men came to pack up the house she was a wreck. She didn't have a clue what was going on, and was so afraid that she was going to be left alone in an empty house. The first night after the truck left we stayed in the Ogden Marriott. I don't think the poor thing slept all night. I don't think it helped that the hallway we were sleeping in had a bunch of girls from the NAU soccer team staying there.

The drive to Vegas was nice, if not a little long. Once we got to Cedar we decided to go the long way, out into the middle of nowhere. It was a nice drive, if not longer. We didn't have a specific time we had to be to Las Vegas. The only plans we had were to go out to dinner with Aunt Barbara and Uncle Ira. We were also going to stay in a hotel. This was going to be my first time ever in a Las Vegas hotel. I've been going to vegas since I was little. I've always had family there to visit as long as I can remember and we've always stayed in their homes. But this time, we got a hotel room. WOOHOOO...

We went to Aunt Barbara's and Uncle Ira's and visited for a little while. We decided to drive out to West Las Vegas to visit with Laci, Logan and Madison. We had a good time visiting with them. They have a cute little condo out there and Logan is a hoot such a cute 4 year old and Madison is just adorable. She's so tiny and yet she's walking all around. She reminds me of a little cherub, just adorable.

After our visits we went out to dinner with Aunt Barbara and Uncle Ira. We went to Firefly, a tapas bar in downtown Vegas. In fact it was across the street from our hotel. So that worked out great. We didn't have to go far afterwards. The food was to die for. we had bunches of different little appetizers. I think my favorite was the shrimp ceviche. soooo good. Oh, but the desserts. We got 4 different kind, but i kinda stuck to this chocolate cherry bread pudding. It was sooooo good, and for those of you who know me know that i'm not a fan of chocolate except for when i'm craving it. But, it wasn't chocolatey tho. It was basically a bread pudding with chocolate ribbons and cherries.

We had a great time but it was finally time to go to the hotel and check in. We had got up early and had a long drive and all of us just wanted to go to bed. By the time we checked into the hotel, showered, played on the computer, waited around to take my pills, and shut the lights off it was 8.30 pm... I WENT TO BED AT 8.30 ON A SATURDAY NIGHT IN VEGAS. And I was only 2 blocks away from the strip. Yeah. party it up. LOL

Hm... we are getting very long again. I'll continue this tomorrow with the rest of the trip, and what has happened here in Arizona the past few days.

To Be Continued...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Moving, Ian's Baptism, Car Accidents, and starting the move.


What a really long, boring, uneventful, busy, annoying last few months.

Dad moved to Arizona to work, while mom and I stayed in Utah with the house. Mom visited the first part of September. Then dad came up for the weekend after his birthday. At that time a plan was made. Mom and Dad basically couldn't live apart and i just wanted to be warm and settled and not in limbo anymore. At that point it was decided that we would move the first part of November no matter what and that mom would spend most of October in Arizona.

I spent 2 weeks alone in the house, then came down to Arizona for Ian's baptism, which went really well. The poor boy had to be dunked twice. Ian is the oldest among his cousins and the first to be baptized. So the little kids were so excited about it. It was so cute to see Aiden (Jenny's nephew) so enthusiastic about his cousin getting baptized. Afterwards we went to a park right near their house for some food, hotdogs and chips, and some fun conversation while the kids played, and a football was tossed around.

I rode down to Arizona with my sister Emalee and her husband Kyle. We drove down to Vegas on a Wednesday, and spent the night with Aunt Barbara's and Uncle Ira's. We then drove to Buckeye on Thursday. We were all going to stay and Jenny and Jeremy's house. That was going to be the first. The whole family basically living together for a week. We had a good time. Good food, and lots of laughs at mostly my expense. We left on Thursday the 30th. Well of course i have to ride home with them cause i rode down with them. About um... i don't know how many hours, 8 hours, into the trip we were in a minor automobile accident. Just south of the Parawan exit Kyle started to fall asleep and sideswiped another car. We were/are all fine and it was just mainly cosmetic damage to both vehicles, but it delayed us about an hour and a half. I ended up spending all of Friday, Halloween, in bed cause of general tiredness after being in a car for 14 hours.

Mom and Dad flew in on Saturday the 1st. We spend a few days doing nothing/getting final things around the house done and such. On Wednesday the 5th at 7 am the moving men came to pack up our house. By the time I got out of bed, at around 9.30, Frank and Tony, the two men moving us, had half the house basically packed. It was amazing to watch these guys.

By the end of Wednesday, and we're talking like 2.30 pm, every room in the house was packed. The only thing they had left was the garage. I couldn't believe it. It was amazing to watch also. and that's all we could do was sit around and watch them.

Thursday morning they had the garage packed and started packing the truck. By the end of the day, again 2.30, they had the garage, basement, and most of the upstairs into the truck.

Friday morning they packed up our beds and the rest of the stuff into the truck. They were there at the house at 7.30 and were gone by 10.30. They wanted to be out of Utah by the end of their day.

We still had that full day to clean up the house, say goodbye to the grandparents, eat breakfast, give uncle chuck a key to the house, take the cable modem back to layton, and we couldn't check into the Marriott Hotel in Ogden until 3.00.

We actually got all that done by 2.00 and were checked into the hotel and napping by 3.00. Mom and Dad went to dinner with friends Friday night. I stayed in the hotel room with Lils and watched television and played on my computer like always. It was nice tho. Some quiet time to myself, with a dog who was going mad.

Okay... this is getting long and I still have DAYS to cover... so I'm splitting this in at least 2, if not 3 posts. so yeah.

Stay tuned for our trip to Vegas. Our night in a Vegas Hotel, Our trip to Arizona, and Moving into our new house.

To Be Continued tomorrow...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Warm weather, and small houses.

The move has finished... I am now an Arizonan?

All moved into the new place. Some of our stuff has to go to Jenn and Jeremy's for the next year. Lots of unpacking and throwing away to do. Maybe it is time to go to the minimalist lifestyle. naaa... I don't think I can do that. LOL

Will post a blog on the move, and what's been going on in my life in the last 2 months this week. I've just been lazy. whoops.

Hope all is well!

Monday, November 3, 2008