Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We went to Disneyland last weekend. But shhhhh.....don't tell our kids, we told them we were just going to a hotel for the weekend. So we decided to take another adult only vacation with Landon and Brea this summer. When they found out we had never been to Disneyland without kids (or not pregnant) we knew that was our place. At the last minute we thought we would leave Thursday night instead of waiting until Friday morning.....we wanted to be spontaneous. So we sleep all the way to Yuma while Landon drove. Then the next morning at 101 degrees or what they say was 10am we left for San Diego. In San Diego we went to the Temple there, had lunch, and went through a session. It was such a beautiful temple, but Mesa's Temple grounds I think are much better. We were in the car most of the day. But FINALLY we got to Anaheim. The next day we went to Disneyand. Landon and Brea had it planned out which ride to go to, and what order. So we followed their lead. The lines weren't too bad.....some rides we went on twice. We walked, and walked, and walked, until finally at dinner time we decided to leave for food. We ate at Bubba Gump's...it was REALLY good. Not quite sure if we were just starving to dealth, or it was really good. Then like the crazy people we are, we went back to Disneyland...until 11:30. We left to come home the next day, we had a little bit of confusion about going east or west.....but after a 3 hour detour we were on our way home. Jeremy and I were SO tired, and sore, and felt sick from all the food we ate, and spent more money than we had planned.....but we had so much fun, and laughed so much, and grew closer....it really was worth all those hours in the car.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Last Friday we went to the Temple for the first time together. I had never been inside before, and had only been there once. Jeremy had gone for baptisms for the dead when he was a teenager. But together as a married couple it was our first time. I felt confident going, up until we got in the car to actually go to the temple. I felt nervous and alittle bit scared. We had the prep class but you don't really know much about what happens. But once we got there I started to feel calm and my worries went away almost instantly. I honestly don't remember much about what was said, but I know I felt the spirit there. I am so happy that I have a husband that is worthy to take me there and to lead our family. I can't wait to go back. We were very blessed to have family there with us. We are thankful to Jason and Heidi for being are escorts, and being very patient with us. For letting us stay with you, and for all the hard work you did this weekend....we are very thankful. You have been wonderful examples to us. Also Landon and Brea thank you for coming, we are lucky to have friends like you, we always enjoy having you two around.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wow Colby turned 5 today. That is so crazy. I can remember waking up in the middle of the night the day of my due date when my water broke. Then waiting for Jeremy to take a what seemed like a 2 hour shower. Then finally driving to the hospital, and finally Colby coming the next evening via c-section. I remember the cardiologist coming to my room the next day to talk about Colby's heart, and not quite understanding what was going on. Then having to re-tell it to Jeremy because he wasn't there when she came. I remember taking Grayson up to the NICU to see Colby thru the glass, and trying so hard not to break down and cry. I remember Jeremy's Dad and Grandpa coming and giving him a blessing. Then Colby had a procedure done. Finally after close to 2 weeks in the hospital, finally getting to bring him home. My nights of sleeping in the isolation room at UMC's NICU were over. We would take him every other day to the cardiologists in Tucson. Then it became once a week, then every other week, then once a month, then every other month. Then we were up to every 3 months, and now finally we go every 6 months. Colby has been a rule breaker from the beginning, he was supposed to be a sick skinny baby, but I guess no one told him, he was always very chubby. He was only supposed to make it to 2 maybe 3 months old before needing open heart surgery.....now he is 5 and hasn't needed it yet. But still every time he goes to the doctor I wonder if this will be "the time" we get bad news. But I know Colby is a strong little boy, and we are hopeful he gets to 10 before ever needing anything done.
Grayson has had a loose tooth for quite some time now. We just kept waiting and waiting...but it would never come out. So this weekend we were at Jason & Heidi's house out by the pool, and he bit a squishy ball. Well then his tooth was REALLY loose. We kept trying to get him to let us just pull it out, and I warned him that it could fall out in his sleep and he might swallow it. But he wouldn't let us. So we just kept messing with it. So this morning (Monday) I went to work and came back home with some groceries. As soon as I came in the door he said," Mom I lost my tooth!" I was pretty excited because he is our oldest and the first to ever loose a tooth from natural causes and not just because the dentist pulled it out. So I asked him where it was, he just shrugged his shoulders. I was like what??! You don't know where your tooth is??! He says he lost in sometime during the night. So we looked in his bed, in his covers, under his pillow, on the floor.....nothing. So in this case his tooth really is lost.