Saturday, January 31, 2009

Idaho Stampede

So our next door neighbor is the score book keeper for the Idaho Stampede. They are a developmental NBA team. They feed into the Raptors and Trailblazers. Our neighbor was nice enough to offer us unlimited tickets to the games, woohoo! You know how we love sports.
I whole heartedly believe that God supplied these tickets after we prayed for more oppurtunities to go out together without it costing so much.
I love being at games. It is so much better than watching on tv. The sounds are so much more real. We normally get a drink, maybe some peanuts and settle into our seats. The team is really good this year and we enjoy watching them put a monkey stomping on their opponents. The boys really enjoy going, although their attention span isnt quite long enough. Good thing the arena is kid friendly. Last weekend Seth caught a ticket from the blimp and got a free 14day workout. Nathan caught a t-shirt and gave it to Seth. Im thankful I am able to take my kids to such games, buy them a popcorn and enjoy watching their excitement. Tonight we are going as a whole family, my mom and Mike included. Im really excited and very thankful for all the little things we are blessed to do together.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poor Lizzie

My sweet baby Lizzie has been sick. Very sick. I guess this is her 1st time having more than just a common cold. She started throwing up on Thursday afternoon. It was almost like having contractions, every 10 mins she would tilt her head and gag. This went on until 1am when we finally doozed on the hard, living room floor. The next couple days were a blur, Nathan and I spent our time watching Lizzie, laying with her, and trying to get water down her. We both stayed up till 3am one night and he stayed with her until 5am one morning. It is so sad to see your pitiful child who trusts you whole-heartedly to keep them safe, lay still with no color. I am thankful that it seems to be just a terrible bug and not anything more serious. I am also thankful that the 30-something times she has thrown up has been on the kitchen floor or I had a cloth to catch it and not on the carpet. Somehow through this God has kept her hydrated, even when she had no fluids for a whole day. I am hoping as she is waddling around right now that she is on the up-hill road to feeling better... we will see....

Update Wednesday:
Lizzie threw up 2x during the night. (That makes 33 times since Thursday, yes, ive counted)
Her Dr. is ordering bloodwork and urine today. We will see if that shows anything unusual. I just want my baby back bouncing around the house. If this is just a virus, I rebuke it to Hell, lol

Update Saturday:
Lizzie did not throw up last night! Thank you Lord! I did give her nausea medicine, but hopefully she is getting better as well. She is back to her demanding self today so thats a good sign. Thank you for all the prayers and good thoughts. I hope to never see this 'bug' or whatever it was again!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Things you have done

Copied this from a wonderful friend Emily.

Italicize the things you have done in your life so far.

Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band (if school counts)
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (you can't anymore)
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping ( a couple too many times)
Been to a Broadway show in NY
Ran a Marathon
Been in three states at once
Ridden in a gondola in Venice
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset (best at the beach)
Hit a home run
Been on a Cruise
Seen Niagra Falls in Person
Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors
Seen an Amish community (It was wonderful!)
Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing
Seen Michelangelo’s David
Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
Gone to a drive-in theater
Been in a movie
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
Gone whale watching
Gotten flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat
Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous (a couple actually)
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby (0r 4)
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

Ok, now create your own post of "Things You Have Done"