Friday, March 30, 2012


I am working on getting all of our pictures backed up online and look at this picture I found.

So stinking cute!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All registered

We went and registered Davis for Kindergarten today!

He is so ready and so excited! I feel much more ready this time around :)

Looking inward

I feel like I am all motions right now. To busy to feel the emotion - just a constant force moving from one project to another.

I have finished the walk-a-thon. I finished all of my posts for OTBM while I am gone. Now I have to do the RS commemoration for Thursday and then I feel like my vacation can start.

I need sometime to not only connect with John, but I feel like I need time to connect with myself. I have been so quiet here about what I feel. Maybe that is why I feel like I'm struggling. Maybe me and myself are not in touch with each other.

I think its time to simplify...again.
I miss me.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blue and Gold

Caleb had his first Blue and Gold dinner for scouts.

We didn't know that he had to bring a cake until about an hour before, so we took our cookies and make a cookie cake!

Monday, March 26, 2012

All pinned up

Caleb still has the pin in his elbow...

In the second picture you can see the "u" shape between the two bones. That is why he had to have the surgery and the pin - to make sure that u shape stayed nice and tight.

They wanted to leave the pin in for a little longer. Thankfully now we have this bad boy on though!

Gives Mom a little peace of mind at least! He gets it off on April 19th if everything looks good.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Barely hanging on...

I must have counted wrong because we leave 10 days from now....I'm not sure I'm going to make it.

This week...month - have been absolutely out of control. Seriously I feel like a wreck waiting to happen. Its like I'm speeding out of control and with 1 false move its all going to end up in ruins. Yesterday we had a couple of things wrap up and by Friday of this week I should mostly be done and ready to tackle packing and cleaning - I am not leaving with a messy house!

How does this happen? I worked so hard at simplifying just a year ago and once again here I am feeling like our lives and time are completely out of control. Grrrr. I am so glad that John and I are getting this time away, just the two of us, in a place where cell phones don't work and responsibilities are a whole day away in time. Literally.

Do you ever get to that point where you feel so far behind that you are just discouraged and don't even know where or how to start. Yep, that's where I'm at.

10 more days!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Its quiet here

So Ive been pretty quiet here on my blog. I don't plan on this being normal but right now life is not normal...

 10 Days until we leave for the Philippines!

Wow that snuck up on us fast. We have so much to do!

Monday, March 19, 2012


The Blue Angel's were amazing but the F-22 was just as cool!

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Waiting for surgery for 5 1/2 hours!

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Finally on his way in!

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Rockin’ my Moms real 70′s vintage necklace

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Friday Night Campfire

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Pallet Fort!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blue Angels

Its pretty cool when you have to zoom out to get the picture! WOW!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I am like a STAR shining brightly!

Yesterday was a nightmare- a NIGHTMARE! Its bad when even John is getting worked up. I felt so trapped! They were making Caleb wait indefinitely and none of the Dr's or nurses seemed to care about Caleb and his comfort. It wasn't the wait that was bugging, it was the fact that he had to be fasting. He had not eaten since 9:00 the night before. It took us over an hour to get him pain medicine. John even called the Dr's office and they lied to him saying they were on the phone with the nurse...who was standing next to John. .

During it all Caleb was cheerful and positive. He had a few moments but then he would perk right back up. At one point I lost it. We had been waiting since 10:30 and it was 2:20 We have been lied to - again and I found out they had no anesthesiologist on the way ans so the surgeon had left again - they didn't even know where they were going to get an anesthesiologist from. I was told it was going to be another hour or two. I started sobbing and I let them know in a very vocal manner that this was not acceptable! John was telling me at this point to just leave with him. I was so confused and frustrated! How could they do this to a child!!!! I walked back into his little curtained room and sat down and started bawling. Caleb reached over, took my hand, gave it a kiss, and then just held my hand while I sobbed.

I could write the whole story down in more detail but it just would get me worked all up.
Here it is in a nutshell -

Doctors are jerks. 
Caleb is a stud. 

Ready at 10:30 and waiting.....

Still waiting....

Finally going back at 3:10!

All done!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Caleb goes in for surgery today. They have to put a couple pins in his elbow to fix the bone so the ball and socket will work correctly. He basically broke the top of the socket off. He will have the pins in for 2 weeks - they are going to leave them sticking out of his skin - YUCK! He will have also have a splint on.

After those 10 days are up, he gets the pins out and a cast on. Then hes in a cast for 5 weeks.


Updated! Oh my **** I am so irritated. They made me starve the kid because he was "scheduled" for 10:30....Dr didn't show up until almost 1:00. 1:00 the anesthesiologist had gone home - couldn't find one. After a very messy fit of mine in the hallway they finally got something together and he got wheeled back at 3:10!

Poor kid. I'm a SOOOOO angry at the Dr and the Hospital. Jerk adults around -fine. Not a poor little boy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Break on Spring Break

Today was the first day of spring break. We went to the park this evening to play kickball and Caleb fell off the monkey bars. I could tell he was hurt but when we felt around it didn't feel broken. He could move his fingers and he could bring his arm up but it hurt when he would try to make it straight. He sat out for our kickball game and I went to look at it about 45 minutes later and this is what it looked like:

I took him to the Instacare and they took an x-ray and found that the tip of his elbow had broken off.

Poor kid had to sit around for an hour until his parents got smart enough to take him to the Dr. They put a really good splint on it tonight and tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get him into an Orthopedic Dr.

What a bummer way to start Spring Break!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Caleb finished basketball

Caleb improved so much in basketball this year. He really is starting to think and play so much smarter.

Very excited to make his basket!

His team!