I'm sitting here on my bed with my new laptop for the first time. It feels good to recline! I am just getting used to it and learning how to use it. I couldn't figure out the sound and then I something and it worked. I still don't know what I did! Or how to do it again or change it!
Today was a very special day. My brother and sister in law were sealed to their new baby they adopted. He was their foster baby and then were able to keep him. I cried of course. The spirit through out was very strong and beautiful. There are some things that you just know are right and this was one of them. It made me yearn for the day we adopt Wyatt. I can't wait.
We are all now sitting on my bed watching "The wizard of Oz." I have so many memories of watching that movie and now here I am, sitting on my big bed with my beautiful children watching it. I think I have the best family possible. We are so happy. Our lives are so beautiful and perfect. I have the greatest kids and I adore them. We have so much fun together and I cherish these moments when they are young!
I already mourn the day they grow up and leave home. I love being a mother and I may not be perfect at it but I feel I do my best. My kids are happy, wall adjusted and so fun to hang with. Except in the car!! Life really is beautiful.
It has finally snowed. It makes me so happy! If it is going to be winter anyway, I want it to be beautiful. I love how lacy the trees look and the crunch beneath my feet.
As you all know, it is Friday. In fact, it is free Friday! On Free Fridays there are no chores that need to be done. The kids have a day off. I love it but the house has to be clean on Thurs. for a Free Friday to take affect.
We bought a new lap top. It has been very fun. We will mostly use it for the business but I am excited to to be able to play the highly addictive, terribly violent, satanic game of World of Warcraft with the hubby now. It will be a great date night. It is something we enjoy doing together.
So anyway, I am looking forward to a wonderful weekend with no surprises or stresses. I hope the same for you all!
Today I am feel great gratitude. We had an experience this weekend that can really bring you to your knees. I am feeling immense gratitude for modern medicine.
As some of you may know, We have had that awful flu at our house. I have found out since that doctors think it is a strain of to Roto virus.
Jake had gotten sick on Sunday night last, then Heidi and I were sick Wed. night. Up all night throwing up and diarrhea like water. Cramps that were worse than any of my labors.
Thursday night Wyatt, started throwing up and started with the diarrhea. We couldn't get fluids in him fast enough. He devoured every bottle. Dying of thirst. Over the course of just a few hours, I would learn, that he had lost about a pound of fluids. In the middle of the night we rushed him to Mc Kay Dee hospital.
From tests we learned that his sodium levels were unusually high. If they hydrated him too fast with those sodium levels, he would have seizures and could have brain swelling. He was much more ill than even we had anticipated. If we had lived 100 years ago, he would have died by morning.
I can't believe how fast it went. Fine one day and deathly ill in the next few hours. They hooked him up to an IV and took tests to see if they needed to fly him to Primary Hospital. They decided to keep him there and they admitted him to the pediatric ward. They took labs every two hours at first.
That was the worst experience of our lives. Here we were, holding our beautiful baby down while he screamed as they stuck needles into his little feet to get blood. He would look at us with wonder in his eyes, asking us why we were allowing this. I cannot describe how this made us feel.
The next day Doctor Lloyd, whom we adore, came and changed all the orders. The kind of iv fluid, how often to take blood and what to give him. Wyatt had not been allowed to have anything oral that whole first day. It was terrible. Dr, Lloyd was furious that he hadn't been called by the hospital sooner. I thought they had called him. He made them quit doing labs as often as he felt they were torturing our baby. Which is exactly what it was.
To make a long 3 day weekend short, his numbers leveled, he gained his weight back, the diarrhea ended and it all turned around for the better.
On Sunday morning as I rocked him, 2 older men came in to give me the sacrament. I have taken the sacrament my whole life. I can't count how many times I have heard the sacrament prayers, but at this moment, as these men knelt at my feet, and prayed, the words hit me like a flood of emotion. I started to cry. This is why Christ came. This was why he did what he did. For me and my poor baby who lay in my arms. It is in moments like these, moments of extreme pain and gratitude that the magnitude of what he did hits me.
Thank heavens for these miracles. It doesn't seem fair that 100 years ago a mother would have lost her beautiful child.
So, I am full of gratitude today. I'm so glad it's over.
What a wonderful Sunday we had. Jacob and I played a piano duet in Sacrament meeting. We played "The first Noel". It went beautifully. This was the first time Jake has ever done something like this and was pretty nervous but it didn't show.
He got tons of compliments and felt so good about it. Then he was ordained as second councilor of is deacon's quorum.
All in all it was a very good day for him! I went to choir practice which I haven't done in ages. I have felt so crappy for so long!
It is amazing what we do for our kids. I DO NOT love performing in front of people like that but I know it is good for him to do so I grin and bare it.
Last night was our community Messiah sing in. The community orchestra with a choir and 4 soloists perform and each time they come to a "Chorus" the audience joins the choir in song.
I love it. It is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. There is something magical when you hear "King of Kings! Lord of Lords! Forever and ever and ever!! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
It sends chills to my toes. Chills to know that at the very first performance, even the King who heard it recognized it's greatness and could not stay seated. He rose from his throne in honor of the true King of kings. That is why it is a tradition that everyone stands when that song is performed. The spirit just soars with that song.
I love the Savior and at this time of year, the music just solidifies my testimony even stronger. I so want to be the kind of person He wants me to be. I so often fall short. Thank heaven for His saving grace. Hallelujah! Forever and ever!
This is the picture we attached to our Christmas Card. I love it. I think it turned out good but I have cut my hair since then. I have decided I like it short. It looks good.
I have also figured out how to send my pictures online to Walmart to be printed. That saves me time and money. Love that. Got the idea for Lisa.
So, I am feeling so much better. I am so glad to not feel so tired and sick. What a good feeling to have my health back. I want to start running again but am afraid to start. Does anyone know that feeling?
It is hard to describe. I don't want to fail. I don't want it to hurt, I want to be able to run like the wind and am afraid it wont be that way. I need to just start. I miss the high I used to feel when I ran. I have gained 10 pounds this year and my body feels yucky. I don't want to get old and fall apart and yet, I am afraid to start. Explain that one to me!
So I will attempt it today, if I can force myself.... he he
How many of you out there love psychology? I do. I studied it in school, I love the color code, I love the 5 love languages etc..... I love to learn about new and interesting ways to over analyze!
Well, we can use that information with my new post. I have had an ongoing argument with my husband about having my name oh his business account. He wants me to do work for the business but not be a part of it ( I felt).
So last Saturday, we were on our were on our way to the bank together for the first time in ages. Well, I won. We put me on the account. I just wanted to feel a part of "our" business. You know, it actually worked. I knew it would. I feel like this is now my business too. I started a new filing system, we bought Quick books, which we had wanted to do for a while and I completely cleaned out and re-organized our office area. It feels so good to be a part of it.
I don't know what his problem was before but my word,. I do a lot of work and I want my name In gold on a plaque on the door. I am a yellow after all!