Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School!!

I know, I know it's been forever since the last time I posted anything to my blog.  But today is the first day of school and I have decided that I should give myself homework.  I need to start to Journal our lives.  I can't believe that I have lost more than two years of time.  Live with four kids has gotten away from me.  It's crazy but I really do love it.

Now to tell you a little about our first day of school.  Daylen is now the oldest in the school 6th grade.  I can't believe that he is already that old.  He's getting so big I can't believe he's already 12.  Oh Daylen we love you so much.  He has two teachers this year Mrs. Brown and Mr.Gastelum.  I think he's really excited that it is his last year of elementary.  Reese is in 5th grade.  They moved the 5th grade classes out in the portables so he's outside.  Pretty crazy I just can't believe how big they are both getting.  Reese has Miss Moss and Mrs. Skousen this year.  And for our baby boy the big K.  I can't believe that he is in Kindergarten.  When did this happen.  I remember being so excited when Daylen and Reese started Kindergarten but I think I actually got tears in my eyes today while we were meeting his teacher.     I'm having a hard time even thinking about when Lily is going to be in Kindergarten.  But Mason was so excited to finally be in the big school with Daylen and Reese.  Today was a really good day.  I think it's also going to be a good year.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Getting so Big!!

Tonight was Lily's first bath with no bath tub. She is sitting up on her own and getting so big. :( I just want her to stay a little baby. But she is just so much fun. We love our little princess!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday at OneTrueMedia.com

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful Wife, mom, and grandma in the world! We love you!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentines Day to my little Man!!

We got the little one's together yesterday for a Valentine's Day Party! Heather did such a good job. Heather and Ryker, Arla and Kale, Kristy Boston and Parker, Becky and Hudson, and Mason and I we there. It was so fun. We had pizza, decorated cookies, and exchanged Valentines. I'm so mad I didn't get a picture of Arla and Kale. Sorry Arla you will have to e-mail me the one from your camera. Thanks Heather it was a blast!

Here's a picture of all the boys together on the couch. They are so cute! Poor Lily is surrounded by boys everywhere she goes.

This is Mason not cooperating and sitting on the other couch and not with the other little ones. What a stinker!!

My little man and Me!

Heather and Ryker

Kristy and Boston

Becky and Hudson

Finally got the Picture of Arla and Kale. So cute!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Viewer discretion is advised

Yes folks this is what my husbands intestines possibly look like. Crohn's disease something I wish my husband didn't have to deal with everyday.


Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which involves ongoing (chronic) inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn's-related inflammation usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus).

Causes of Crohn's Disease

While the exact cause of Crohn's disease is unknown, researchers believe that inherited genes, environmental factors, and the immune system all play a role.

Once closely linked to diet and anxiety, there is no clear evidence that either of these is a direct cause of Crohn's disease. However, stress and an unhealthy diet are associated with poor nutrition and may worsen symptoms.

Symptoms depend on what part of the gastrointestinal tract is affected. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can come and go with periods of flare-ups.

The main symptoms of Crohn's disease are:

  • Crampy abdominal (belly area) pain
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent, watery diarrhea

Other symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal fullness and gas
  • Clotting problems (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Constipation
  • Eye inflammation
  • Fistulas (usually around the rectal area, may cause draining of pus, mucus, or stools)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Joint pain
  • Kidney stones
  • Liver inflammation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain with passing stool (tenesmus)
  • Rectal bleeding and bloody stools
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen gums
  • Unintentional weight loss
I'm not sure if my husband would appreciate the fact that I'm sharing all this information with you. But the fact is I have to remind myself time and time again that this is something my husband does have to live with everyday. There is not a cure for this disease. I also don't think there is enough awareness out there on this disease.

I love my husband so much and to see him suffer kills me. And the reason I've decided to talk about this today is because I have watched him the last couple of weeks so sick and miserable. Yet he gets up every morning and goes to work. His work ethics are amazing. It doesn't matter how sick he is he suffers threw it. He is an amazing father and husband.

I know this can't be an easy thing for him to have to deal with. Just tonight he had to give himself his bi-weekly injection. A medication called Humira. A medication without insurance would cost approx. $1600.00 a month. Humira is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease in adults who have not responded well to conventional treatments.

It pains me to know that he can't remember how it feels to not have pain in or around his stomach area. I pray that someday in the near future that there will be a cure for this disease. That my husband will someday be pain free.