Saturday, May 24, 2008

We're Coming to Kennewick

I get done with school on the 18th of July. We will probably be driving through the night and be in Kennewick on the 19th then we will be traveling back to rexburg on the 30th!! Just thought that we'd give ya'll a heads up we'd be coming that way, we'd love to see everyone.

funny stories, all true.

Our Primary kids are always funny, Cody especially. Just last week he said he didn't want to sit by me because he didn't like me, I asked him why and he said it was because he was afraid of my stitches, when I showed him that they're gone he got really excited and pretty much yelled "I'M SO PROUD OF YOU" and gave me a big hug and a kiss. The rest of primary he spent cuddling my arm or trying to kiss my hand.

On Thursday in percussion ensemble we were learning how to march in parade block and there is a blind man in our section- who is awesome by the way but I had been helping him by giving him signals on his arm, slow down speed up stop. then we were done and our teacher told us that we had 2 minutes to get back inside to practice. So he (the blind man) grabbed my arm and said run I need my walking stick and it's in the field and processed to push me into running, halfway to the field, I said please slow down and he asked why, I said my pants are falling down.. he said oh don't worry I won't look!

At WalMart a couple days ago Joe and I were just walking aisles shopping and all of a sudden out of the blue I trip and almost do a face plant, Joe turns around and looks for what may have tripped,he didn't find anything, I tripped over thin air, risking injury to self. Man that was bad.

Joe didn't have any stories he wanted to share... maybe next time this last one is an email one of my residents got and showed me, something funny on it's own but even funnier in the hands of a 98 yr old woman!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

We're still alive and kickin'

I am glad to announce that Joe and I are both better and energy levels are coming back up as well. It had us both wiped out for quite a while. I am thankful that Joe didn't get as sick as I did, but still sick enough. And luckily I had medications to help him out too,( it's so nice when drs. give you meds for nausea instead of letting you feel yucky) I just felt guilty that I was too sick to help him much more than sharing my meds.

We decided it was time to get out and do something!! We needed a date so last night we went and watched Narnia Prince Caspian, it was really good.I think it is safe to say we recommend it but it is Not really a movie for an audience under 10 years old. I realized that I really need to read the books again I was frustrated with how little I could remember, and have another series to read... after I graduate! This was the 1st time in over a year that we have gone to the theatre, unbelievable for movie-lovers like us.

We just wanted to let ya'll know how we are doing well. Just getting back into the swing of things. Some current short-term goals: I want to lose some more weight- shouldn't be too hard, I work, I bike & walk to school (about 3 miles roundtrip) and I am taking water aerobics, and Joe wants to gain the weight I am losing, he is working on it with a kettle bell (some kind of weight thingy, he could tell you more).

And we should have an adoption update for you soon!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Update, finally?

I am sorry that it has been a while since the last time that we updated you all. This is Joe this time since the many situations of the week. The major one that kept Shaylee from updating you all is the surgery that she had done on her hand. she had a legion removed from the side of her left hand. This keeps her from being able to type very well and even play the piano, which we know that she loves. Earlier last week, She had a D&C done on Tuesday. The surgery on her hand was done on the following Friday. On Sunday morning she threw up for about 5 hours, including the one in the ER. We were there for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and then went home. On Monday night, I ended up getting the same bug, imagine that. I threw up from 7 until about 1 am. We were happy that i got it because that it meant that it was not caused by infection because of surgery. We found out that it was gastrointiritis. It is a sickness that is worse than the flu, so we are told.
Even with all of this, Shaylee is still keeping up with her schooling and loving it. We are both doing fine now and just got back from Shelley where we watched my brother(John) play soccer and my sister(Jessica) played volleyball in Idaho Falls. We are happy to be home and i am very sorry that I have not been on here to update you yet. We have been doing are level best to take care of each other. We love you all and hope that all is well. Thank you for your prayers, for they are felt no matter how small or far they come. Thanks again!
Joe and Shaylee