Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Yes, I have been sucked in!! After the last week of laughing at all the crazy things people are doing, nothing else being on tv, including the Disney channel making their cartoons about it, I wave the royal flag! These last two nights, I have been drawn to the coverage on tv about whats going on. And, I.Love.It. So who else is watching it? Are you doing anything special? Much love and blessings to the couple as they start this new chapter in their life!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Winding down on Easter Day

We had a pretty good day. Sara and I woke up this morning to see what the bunny left. Eric and Tina had spent the night else where last night. After going through the baskets, I started cooking my dishes to bring to the family dinner. I made hash brown casserole and green bean casserole. Sara had such a fun time at Aunt Sherry's house looking for eggs with all her cousins. After there we went to moms house for our second dinner with everyone together. The Easter bunny even left baskets there!! Some very lucky kids! Its taken awhile for Sara to wind down, to much bunny excitement!!

Tomorrow is the last day of spring break for the kids. I'm hoping to get some stuff done around the house and get back on track. We'll see how that goes!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pure Cuteness!

Aren't they just the cutest? This is Sara and my best friend's son Aaron. They have been buddies from day 1! Aaron is exactly a month younger then Sara. Yesterday I go to spend time with two of Chelsea's kids and mine. This was a pic I took at the church playground. It has become one of my all time favorites!

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

 Yesterday at a MOMS Club event, we dyed Easter eggs. Not your normal way, huh? This was such much fun! We put leaves, flowers etc on the eggs, then covered them in onion skins. After that you wrap a cotton square around it all and secure it with thread. Then put the package in a pot and boil the eggs like you normally would. After the boil time is up, drain the water from the pot. Take out the egg packages and let cool for a few minutes. Then unwrap to see what neat designs are left on the eggs. You can also use a little bit of olive oil to polish the eggs up to give them a shine.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Update on my dad

Thursday I was able to spend the day with him and go to his doctors appointments. The appointments went great! Everything is looking good and he is healing just like he should. They are going to do a swallow test to see if he can start eating and have some speech therapy.Dad is a little concerned with his speech not improving. But I told him its better then what the outcome could have been. As well as meeting with the radiation team to see if he needs to have a round of that again.

It was GREAT spending the day with him. And we had Sara with us too. This is the first time in over two years that he hasn't been in the hospital, having surgery, drugged up or in pain when I have been with him. It was so awesome to spend the day riding around and talking to him. After the appointments we went back to the condo and just hung out. He even played cards with Sara. Just to think that in February, he couldn't hardly stay up  to even talk to us. God is good!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weekend Adventures

We had a lovely weekend. Can you note the sarcasim in my voice? It was not lovely at all! I spent the day in the ER with Sara. It started out as a great weekend. We got up and went to 4-H Project Day and then to an Easter egg hunt. After all this we went home and had some down time. After awhile, Sara started having belly pain. It became really bad. So we made the decision to take her to the ER. After blood tests, x-rays and sonograms we really didnt find out anything. The doctors do think that her intestines are folding over themselves. So now we have to play the wait and see game. Grrrrrrr! Other then that Sara is doing great! She came home with a blanket, teddy bear and stuffed jaguar.