Monday, March 06, 2006

New Life

My #1 daughter had challenges with her pregnancy and I had to go and stay with her and her family. What fun. There are 3 girls and 2 boys. We have had so much fun. I have never been away from my husband in 35 years for more than 4 days and this has been a whole month and 2 weeks! If it were not for Nextel's and email, I don't know if we would have been able to have made it for the entire time. Technology is great!

On the 19th of February, the twin boys were born. A red head and a blond head. A major adjustment for the 2 year old boys already in the home and the mom and dad. Russ likes to hold both babies at a time and they love it.

The mom had a uterine infection develop 3 days after and scared me to death with 104+degree temperature. We made an emergency run to the doctor's office who ordered IV antibiotic therapy at home. [That was fun doing IV push and IV drip for three days.] The wonderful thing was as we arrived home, her Relief Society members brought by a meal for the family. Since we were so exhausted, that was a real blessing.

This weekend, my husband comes to fetch me home. I look so forward to seeing his loving face.
While I was at my daughter's, I took my first exam and began preparation for my term paper as well as turning my son-in-law's house into a greenhouse full of cuttings.

Life is all good. The Northwest is enjoying rain and snow. The South is enjoying a lovely spring. The best is that, I get to enjoy the best of both.

My #3 daughter has become twitterpated and my #1 son is graduating in May. My #2 daughter's son was dog piled in a physical education class activity and broke his clavicle.
My adopted daughter has lost over 30 lbs and dropped a whole dress size. How cool is that!

[The boy on the right is the one who broke his clavicle. This is a picture of when they visited Idaho. Note the Darth Tater shirts. LOL]

My understanding of life is growing every day. I hope that we will learn the direction that I and my husband are supposed to be moving in as we move into our middle age years. We are praying and seeking guidance so that we can make good decisions and not just act on impulse.
Listening to a living prophet helps more than I can ever explain.

"I believe the meek and the humble are those who are teachable. They are willing to learn. They are willing to listen to the whisperings of the still, small voice for guidance in their lives. They place the wisdom of the Lord above their own wisdom."(Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, January 2001, 2)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Start of a New Year.

So much has happened in the last 4 months that I haven't had time to sit and write, but then I still don't really have the time. Just guess I will have to work on making some relaxing time.
To bring my time line up to date.

These are 5 of the joys of my life.
I have a new grandson named Bryan Kristopher...I have seen him once. He is precious. The GranddadE has the picture, we need to import it.
My other daughter (the mother of four of these children) has found out she is having twins....It is exciting. My mother is a twin and my husband is a twin. It will be boys. Probably faternal as that is what runs in the families.
I made an A on my first course, and have enrolled in the second one required to start on my masters. I have learned to make woody cuttings. That is great. I could already make soft cuttings.
I am working 6 days a week, president of 180 women in my church's womens organization, volunteering as a family history worker 3 hours a week and taking an online college class, and assisting my mother who has developed anxiety caused false dementia. Don't tell me you don't have time. People need to learn to relax and trust in God and their family. I am an only child. It is hard to feel you have a lost a member of the family when they are physically right there. Working as an RN, I had experiences with different mental health challenges and with brain injuries. It is never easy, even with professional information.
My oldest son who returned from a church mission, is getting ready to graduate this spring. He is struggling with future decisions.
My 16 year old is pressing for his driver's license. He is working hard to assist my around the house which is greatly appreciated... Our goal is for him to get his Eagle in Boy Scouts this year.
My husband is a hard working wonderfully supportive man. He was driving through a subdivision on his way home and a deer charged his pick up. The deer hit the passenger side door and knocked in the mirror and window shattering glass all over my husband. We spent until 1am in the emergency room. He was lucky to only have glass in his ear, abrasions, and a contusion under his eye. He had been looking to see if he could move into the other lane or he might have gotten glass in his eye too.
It is fun sitting here writing and listening to Celine Dion.

Relaxing too.
Will try not to take so long in writing again and will try and be coherent too.