Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
he just wanted to be like frankie
Well we have been waiting all year for October to come so we could take Owen to THRILLER!
It is a awesome Halloween based dance production by Odyssey Dance Company. There is a sweet mummy that does a dance with some beautiful Egyptian girls to the beginning song on my blog page. It is one of our traditions we love, it totally gets us into the Halloween spirit. I know your thinking how can that be possible?!!
This year it was down in Provo in addition to up in slc so we didn't have to use up more gas to get there. The only downer was that half way through the show right after the intermission there was a dance with witches and lots of pyrotechnics well it was too much for the smoke detectors and the alarm went off, we all had to file out and stand in the cold for about 30 minutes. Which wouldn't have really bothered me but it was an especially cold night and it was starting to snow! Poor Owen was freezing! We ended up in the car for a while and the fireman came and actually stayed for the rest of the show! As we were leaving one of the fireman reached out to feel O's head to see if his tattoo was real and asked him if his head hurt. Guess it does look pretty real and we have had a bonk on the head before that needed glue.
This weekend we also went to the Body Exhibit in SLC with our friends the Brimhalls. It was just as good as the one I saw in Vegas but way more crowded and so so so HOT!
The thing I am not excited about is that it's time for me to go see the Transplant docs up at U of U. Every time it comes around I get panicked about all that they could say and what they could find on the ultrasound and blood work. I try most of the time to have a good attitude and outlook on the situation but every six months I get to face the severity of what could go wrong and what has happened to my body in the six months since the last time. The doctor is super nice and totally down to earth able to ask him anything but just thinking about sitting in that little room waiting for him to tell me its still the same or gotten worse is making me sick right now. Good thing I got some xanax to take this time. Ive never taken it before and I only plan to take it at these appointments, although I don't have a high tolerance for meds so it would be really sad if it made me super sleepy or something.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
He got to ride some of the toys out in front of the barn before the class started and they were so cute I had to take a picture.
In the class he got to paint a wooden horseshoe, brush a tiny pony and see what real horseshoes look like. They of course let the kids take a ride on the ponys too, Owen is always up for a ride!
He thought for sure this sweet little thing was going to try to buck him off!
My brother Morgan plays for his high school team and we love going to the games!
Last week they played Springville and the school had invited the Army to come complete with a huge tank. Man those things are really big! I had no idea the massive size....pretty intimidating!
By the tank was of course an Army dude as Owen calles them and he asked if he could go talk to him. I said sure.( I didnt think he would be so brave.) Well he walked right up to him and shook his hand told him "good job. Do you shoot the transformers?"
I guess we better explain to him what they really do for our country!
Everytime Springville made a touchdown they would fire off the cannon, Owen was scared the first time but then he loved it!
I am on our wards enrichment activity planning comitee. This last time we planned a ropes course at our local church. We did it outside and it was a wonderfully spiritual night. I dont know if any of you have ever done one but I highly recomend it for your wards. One of the girls in our ward set it all up and did all parts to go with it. I was just helping other women to it but then they told me to go through it also as the last person.
I had already seen the course and it was difficult but I was sure I could manage. It was hard having things I knew were comming but not opening my eyes to see it. The ropes were tied around trees, rapped around huge barrels. The picture below they gave us a log to carry on our journey that represented "burden" some people gave them back imediatly. I held on to mine until they asked later if they could take it from me. I gladly acepted. Then later in the course they gave me a rock to hold that was my "testimony" I was supposed to keep it always.
At the end of the course our relife society president was there and she let the rope(The iron rod) we had been following our entire journey fall to the ground and took us into her arms. She
whispered in our ears"you have done well faithfull servent come into the light).
That sunday i got called as 2nd counselor in the relife society! Pretty exciting and scary at the same time!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
So Owen is obsessed with Transformers! Everything yellow is a transformer just like bumble-bee from the movie! It is kinda funny cuz now even when Owen is not in the car with us we see a yellow car and say "transformer car!".
This weekend we rented a wave runner(which had to be yellow) from a little shop in Heber and went to Jordanelle Dam for the day. It was awesome to have Owen there with us! he definitely has more of Jeremy in him ,that kid has NO FEAR! We got a 3 seater with Owen in front, that kid kept yelling " Faster!, Go over there!, Jump us again dad!" I was on the back with these two crazies and begging them so slow down cuz I didn't want to fly off the back into the water! The only thing Owen didn't want to do is fall off. We kinda made the mistake of watching Shark Week with him a few days before so I am pretty sure he thought there was sharks in there waiting to get us. Oops bad parenting! This month is also our 6 year anniversary! Pretty sweet and we are more in love now than before. Its funny the things that change and stay the same in that amount of time. That was our anniversary outing: renting the wave runner, most of our outings include Owen these days and I love having him along with us to share in the experiences! After all day at Jordanelle in 100 degree weather we were all pretty tuckered and passed out in our beds after some much needed room service at a hotel in Park City. The next day we did the Alpine Slide which was more horrific than i remembered and the wind was blowing like crazy making me feel like I was for sure gonna die up there on that stupid ski lift. Hate it hate it hate it! Jeremy will never talk me into anything again. The only reason I finally gave in was for the picture you get at the top of your family riding the tram. We finally made it to the top and the dumb picture place was closed for the day.....i hate everyone! We did some shoping at the outlets after that and I found some sunday shoes for O that were on sale down from $49 to $11! I love a good deal! On the way home we stopped and FYE and picked up my reserved copy of Breaking Dawn so dont be surprised if i fall of the earth for the next few days! I am really gonna have to pace myself to enjoy this!
Friday, July 25, 2008
When i went for my usual 3 mo check my doctor suggested i get my thyroid checked and do an overnight oxygen test to see if that wasn't the problem. My blood pressure is also very high again and although i have been thinking it was just the white coat syndrome and the unknown stress of seeing the Dr so often, i had checked it periodically and it has stayed high. So i am now on a bp med. Why not add more right? Soon i will be on more drugs than an elderly person. The thyroid came back normal though so that is good, just frustrating that i am so tired all the time even though i go to the gym almost everyday.
Really it could be worse, just complaining which i try not to do.
We have had a good couple of weeks at our house. Owen is loving the pool! We even went to seven peaks with my family yesterday. It was so hot but Owen loved it.
Jeremy will start training in SLC in about a week along with his new schedule 2pm-10:30pm. It will be an adjustment for all of us.
My birthday is on Monday and i am going for a massage! I am so excited to just lay there and relax. We are having a family party on Sunday and i am making a new version on apple pie. The recipe i have substitutes apples for zucchini. I got the recipe from a girl in my ward and she fooled her husband with it so i cant wait to try it on my family! If it turns out i will email you all the recipe.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So this summer my cousins have been in a lot of local rodeo's and Owen just loves it! He has a hat, boots, a rope, and a stick horse that is rather beat up from all the pretending when we get home.
He is really a really good boy 97% of the time. Its the other 3% that are killing me slowly. He is in this mode back sassing me and every time i tell him no he tells me, "we don't say no mom." So there have been an unusually large amount of timeouts at our house lately. I don't like it and I'm hoping its a phase he will get out of soon!
On the brighter side Owen is finally potty-trained YAHOO!!! I kept pushing the issue way before he was ready and now that it was his idea it has all been smooth sailing. These Hamilton men are sure stubborn....everything has to be their idea! :)
We also just bought one of those new all natural gas cars so Jeremy could commute up to west valley again. He got a promotion over at the call center again and will get a 5% raise! Very nice since the past 3 years at the retail stores the most he has gotten is 2%. It will be a good thing for us and minus the driving it will give us more time as a family and he will have weekends off. That will be a beautiful thing to attend church together as a family, I'm so excited!
Jeremy and I went down this past weekend to Manti for the pageant. The pageant had changed from the last time we were down but it was still moving and wonderfully spiritual. The day was way too hot and then the sun went down and we froze our butts off. The next morning we were able to attend a temple session since we had left Owen with my mom overnight. Neither of us had been back to that temple since our sealing 3 years earlier so it was very emotional for both of us and the spirit was very strong. There was a sweet old woman that had been at our first session and when i told her i remembered her she was so happy she cried. Her husband wasn't there so I'm not sure if he was just home or had passed on and i didn't have the heart to ask.
Also the jewelry I have been making ,I usually take to my mom's work and sell. This weekend my sweet grandma and i are going to the farmers market to sell from a booth. I am a little nervous but I think it will be fun and I like earning my own money again makes me feel like a working woman.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
So thanks Peaks for treating me so good and giving me a glipse into the working world again!
Owen didnt do so good on the first day and was a terror for my sweet grandma and Aunt Tiff but the second day with my mom wasnt so bad.
We are thinking of putting him in a little pre-school type thing just 5 min from our house. Its for 3 year olds only and doesnt really focus on the school stuff so much as social skills. I love my kid but me being home doesnt really give him the skills he needs right now so its only 2 hrs 2 days a week and that will be good for both of us. I will let you know how it goes!
The music on my page i stole from my friend Amy L. Thanks for the great idea Amy! Although i will admit the first time i linked on it scared me to death! Hope you all like the music and if not then too bad and turn down your volume and make your own!
Hope you are all doing well and know that i love ya tonz.
Ps: i still feel great but i am not excited for the egd next month. I will post soon after to let you know
Pps: I am so excited Jeremy will actually be home for Memorial day! We are going to see Thomas the train at the Heber Creeper. Love the kid stuff!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
So we got on the plane and had to sit there because the starter had gone out....sweet....my anxiety level by then was off the chart and i am really hot cause the cant turn on the air till we take off. The take off was terrifying and jeremy sitting by the window kept trying to talk to me. I couldnt even look at him for fear i would see out the window how high we were! I was over fairly qickly and the landing was smooth.
We got there very early and it was soooo hot already. We got our sweet mini van and headed off to the swap meet. It was pretty hot there about 90 so i didnt really enjoy walking around as much as i could have. I dont do well in the heat!
We got checked into our hotel and played in the pool Owen was so happy to be in the pool again! Whenever we drive by the one in provo he begs to go....hopefully we can this year!
The next day we went to disneyland and it was great not too hot and not as many people as there could have been. We didnt have to wait long at all and Owen was really good waiting in line.
He was crazy about the pirates ride and we went on it like 10 times! He was about 2 inches off of being able to ride some of the cooler rides like thunder mountain...the kid has no fear! He loved the madderhorn and the safari ride in the boat. He was really cute with mickey too! He told him he loves to watch his cartoon show. Owen even got to do the hokey pokey with mary poppins and bert. We went to California Adventures the next day and that was ok but the food sucks over there and owen was more honery. I did go on the freakiest coaster called california screamin and boy did i! I did it so my sweet husband could have some fun and it was worse than any nightmare i have ever had! The shear speed alone was enough to kill me but im pretty sure the g force that shoved my inerds up on the 1st drop wasnt good for my liver or spleen!
We went down to Huntington Beach and walked down picking up sea shells.
Walked up and down the shops along there and then went down to Laguna where we spent the rest of our time shoping and body boarding. It was very relaxing and nice weather. Owen would have dug in that sand to china if i let him. He loved feeling it between his fingers. I say a humpback whale but no-one was around so they all think i was lying. Whatever!
We had a great time till we came home and heard about that poor man getting eaten by a shark!
Yea no more ocean for me.
We had a great time! We told owen we can go back when he is 5 but he's gotta dring all his milk and eat lots of veggies so he can be tall enough! So far its working!
Hope you like the pics!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
So then we went for our appointment and the liver transplant dept has been doing some remodeling and we were told it would be long wait! We really didnt wait that long though and were back in the room within an hour. The doctor i see Dr Hudson is really nice but doesnt look like any Dr i have ever worked for. He has a ponytail and he has a body builders walk. He examined me and come to find out my liver score for transplant has gone down to a 4 when it was previously a 9. Which i thought was pretty sweet but i guess not because now my spleen is doing worse and it infact growing in size. So much in fact they are insisting i do another scope down my throat to check for varicose viens. I swear if its not one thing its another.
It didnt really make sense to me until Dr Hudson explained that my blood flows from my spleen to the liver and then throughout the body...well my liver being so scared is not allowing proper blood flow and the blood having to go somewhere is backing up and causing lots of pressure.
He called it portal hypertension. I know a scary word. Well this hypertension is forced into the viens in my esophagus and can cause these varicose viens that can potentially rupture and that is no good. So in the next month or so i will have another egd(scope down the throat) and then if there are any of these viens that are bulging the dr will tie them off with a rubber band. So good that there is something can be done but bad in the fact my liver cirrhosis is still the same.
The good news is Owen survived with Tiff for 12 hrs and she is still talking to me! Its dumb the way my life is and i feel terrible havingto lean on people but i am eternally gratefull they are willing to help.
On a post note i am still feeling great and making it to the gym everyday to get my endurance up.
One day i will write of happy silly things just hope they are sooner than later....