Friday, April 29, 2011

What A Week

  I know the week isn't over yet but what a very LONG week this has been.(this post was started on Wed. late at night mind you.)  But first let me back up to last Thursday. We finally got to go camping. It was much needed and wanted. Dallas had to work so he didn't get to come with us. I was bummed I was hoping he would get to go. So we went camping up to a place called Forest Lakes. This place we use to camp at with my brother Mark and his family many years ago. Many fond memories of it so it was nice to go back. By the time we got to set up camp it was dark and a bit chilly. We survived and got camp set up. E'lyse was a big help with unloading and setting up tents. We had a fun time. At the site we found there was a tire swing in the huge tree. Gabby found it so much fun to spend a good portion of  her time on it spinning and getting dizzy. This is a picture of Gabby on top and Faith on the tire part.

 This is E'lyse on the swing checking out the area. 
 This was a much needed get away for all of us. Alan had a turkey tag so he did a little bit of hunting in the morning and one of the evenings.
On Friday we drove up to visit with Coco and the grand babies. We had lunch with them. It was fun to see them all. 
On Saturday Alan took Gabby fishing. So while they were gone E'lyse, Faith and I started to break camp. We got a good bit done by the time they got back. We headed back home at noon so we would have enough time to prepare for Easter Sunday.  

I took this picture after we got home from church. E'lyse, Gabby and Faith. They are growing up way too fast.

On Monday Gabby woke up in the morning hurting and not wanting to go to school. It was hurting for her to put pressure on her legs. Alan and I had errands to run so we took her with us. As the day went on it got harder and harder for her to get out of the truck or even walk. I called her specialist and while waiting for her to call us back we decided to take her to our primary care to see if they knew what was going on with her. After waiting to get in to the doctor for almost 3 hours he says he doesn't know what is wrong and we need to take her to the children's hospital emergency room
By this time it is now after 7:30 and no one has eaten dinner. Hubs goes and gets pizza at Little Ceasers while we get Gabby some things to take with her. We eat dinner and are off to the hospital. Long story shortened A LOT she was admitted at 4:00 a.m. 
We get her settled in to her room and crash at almost 5 get up at 6:05 and hubs heads home to take care of the kiddos at home. 
Great news is that all of the blood work and x-rays they took were completely normal. Even the markers for the ulcerative colitis. I was thrilled but what is wrong with her??? 
Turns out that there were 2 other girls being treated for what seems to have been an elimination problem. This lack of being able to go to the bathroom was causing such severe pain that she couldn't even walk. CRAZY!!!
They started her on meralax   (sp?) and some other pills to help her and she started to feel better. I think this is the oddest thing I have ever heard and believe me I have heard a lot of weird things. 
This is Gabby in her wheel chair at the hospital. 
She was finally released and we got to come home. I was so happy to get home with her felling better.
This shot is of the first of my sweet peas to blossom. I was so excited I cut them all and put in a vase on my bedside. Love sweet peas, this is the first flower my husband brought me when we were dating. Melted my heart! 
 Gabby is still doing better after being home 2 days with a good attitude. I am so thankful for the blessing that was given to her in the hospital. I am grateful that it wasn't the UC causing the problem and her blood levels are all normal. I am so thankful for the caring people that work with her at Cardon Children's Medical Center. It was great to see everyone again but wish it was under different circumstances.
 Hoping this will be a wonderful weekend, I am going to try and make it that way. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Need

 I think I seriously need another 30 Days of Blogging challenge to keep up on my blog. Life has been moving along with a lot going into a day.
 Alan and I have been working together on getting the house looking the way we both want it to. Deciding to start the massage business at home started the ball rolling back in November of last year. We got the room massage ready and the front bathroom.
 We worked on the landscaping of the front yard two weeks ago. Pulling out plants that the frost killed off and putting in some beautiful new plants. With me helping to pick out, of course I got a lot of pink coloring in the flowers. Love my pink!
 I got the second garden planted with the help of my Grandson Talmage. He helped me plant onions that are doing beautifully. Picture borrowed from Coco's blog (my daughter &Tal's mommy) Thank you Coco!

   I love this little guy. He is my buddy! He was so eager to help out and did a wonderful job.
 Alan and I have been working around  the house this past week. We have owned this house a little over 6 years and decided it was time to repaint. So in the high traffic areas we decided to paint in a semi gloss. We still have the great room and the down stairs hall way to paint. Hopefully we will have this done in the first part of this week.Although it will be a busy week I think it is a good chance of it happening.
 On Friday night we took Faith and Gabby out to dinner at MiAmigos for dinner ( so yummy!) then we went shopping for dresses. They have grown out of most of their church dresses. The girls had so much fun trying on clothes and got some super cute dresses at 55% off. Then we went to get ice cream. It was so much fun hanging out and just having a good time.
 I have joined Coupon Sense again. The last time I tried it I didn't fallow it the way it is suppose to be done. So this time I am doing it full force and working on getting our year supply built up.
 In church today Alan gave a talk in Sacrament from a conference talk of What Did You Do With My Name? He did a really good job. I was also given a new calling last week. I am now the Valiant 8 teachers. I have to say I feel so unworthy to teach this class. I really struggle with this feeling. Trying to work on this.
 We have also decided to get rid of our TV/cable due to the cost and time. The prices are crazy high and getting higher and we only watch a few shows every week so we decided this was a good decision. Actually we had talked about it but then I went to a womans conference and one of the speakers said something about how the media damages us and our self esteem. At that point it was like I was being told this was something that needed to be done for myself and my daughters. We get all these images pushed on us daily to be thinner,  we aren't beautiful unless we have certain products and this is just a vicious cycle. On top of all the garbage that is on TV that really doesn't need to be seen or heard. This is just my opinion so I hope no one gets offended by this.
 I have been working at Encanterra when they need me. I worked the Good Life Festival last week. The band Chicago was there and I got to give chair massages while I listened to them playing. It was fun and met a lot of wonderful people.
 Currently I am working on some changes in my life. I need to get back on the healthy track. I have fallen off so BAD it isn't funny. With Alan being home we go to eat with coupons, drinking soda almost all day and I am feeling it. So this is something I need to get back on. I also am working on becoming more organized.
 So this is what has been going on in my life. I am looking forward to this coming week.
 Hugs, Bobbi Jo