Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

My sisters, parents, and brother.

Cute nieces and nephews!

The whole crew!

I sure do have a cute family, don't I? These pictures were taken last Saturday, which was also the first time my entire family has been together for several years. After the scare with Dylan we weren't sure that we were going to be able to take them, but he came home from Primary Children's on Friday night and hasn't had any problems since then. The doctors never did find anything wrong with him, we're just glad he's back to his adorable little self! :)

We all got together again today to exchange family gifts because we are afraid that the storm is going to be too bad to travel tomorrow. It was a lot of fun! Can I just tell you something that I think is hilarious? Well...every year my siblings and I give my parents money to go towards Hale Theater tickets so they can go on a date every month. Don't laugh yet, that's not the funny part! The funny thing about it is the fact that this year we gave them the money in one dollar bills! :) They have a HUGE pile of money and I think it's pretty fantastic!

This morning I got online and bought my books. It was painful for me, I'm not going to lie! I spent over three hundred dollars. OUCH! I keep telling myself that my education will be worth the money I put into it though, so it's okay. But still....I don't like parting with my hard-earned money!

Anyways, Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sad Day! :(

Early Wednesday morning Jamie, Martin, and Dylan finally got here! I was so excited to finally see them, and Dylan is absolutely adorable! Yesterday happened to be my birthday too, so we spent the day visiting with Jamie and Martin and playing with Dylan. My other sisters came down too, and we ate a birthday dinner that was pretty fantastic. :) When everything settled down and my sisters had loaded up the kids and headed home we went to bed. I slept on the couch, and I was sleeping fantastically until approximately 5:56 am......

I woke up to my parents, Jamie, and Martin yelling Dylan's name. I jumped right off the couch and saw my sister sobbing, my mom running around the front room, my dad calling 911, and my brother-in-law holding a VERY pale baby. Talk about a way to start out the day! Dylan was completely unresponsive and limp, and I honestly thought he was dead. Before I knew it my entire family had run out the door to get him to the hospital. :( I was so confused, worried, scared and sad--I obviously couldn't get back to sleep!

The phone finally rang and I almost broke a few bones trying to get to it. I answered it as calmy as possible, and it was Martin. He sounded really upset, but told me that Dylan was at least responsive now, but they were trying to figure out what was wrong with him. I felt a little bit relieved, but not really.....

A couple hours later they came back, and Dylan seemed perfectly normal--he took a nap, then was playing with toys in the front room, eating pears and chips, and making cute baby noises. We were all just watching him. The doctors told Jamie and Martin that they thought he had a seizure, but they were uncertain of the cause. It was so weird! My dad went back to work and my mom took my little brother to a doctor's appointment.

Martin was playing with Dylan, and all of a sudden it was happening again. :( Dylan went pale, his body went limp, his eyes rolled back in his head, and he was unresponsive again. We immediately loaded in my minivan and I sped to the hospital, running every stop sign on the way. The icy roads were NOT helpful! We spent a long time there, where the doctors did bloodwork, took a CT scan of his head, and even did a spinal tap. All the tests came back clear. Poor Dylan!

Russell and I waited in the waiting room for an hour or so, but they were still working on him and Jamie came and told me that we might as well go home because it could be several hours until we knew anything. She promised to call if she had any news though. Then, around 1:50, my nephew was sent in an ambulance up to Primary Children's Hospital. About 10 minutes later Martin headed off in my minivan to meet Jamie and Dlyan up at the hospital. Can I just say that this is definately not how we thought our day would go. :( My heart hurts and I'm so worried! The end.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


This week has been CRAZY!  Finals are always pretty stressful, but I had a lot more going on than just finals.  It mostly started on Tuesday, when I had to go up to Orem to a dermatologist appointment.  Dr. Moss and I are pretty tight because I visit him so often!  He did some minor surgeries and sent me on my way.  I feel like it's important to note that I am currently unable to wear pants because I have stitches on my stomach.  So I am living in basketball shorts, t-shirts, and super long socks.  Yeah, I am feeling pretty stylish!

I was with my mom, and anytime I'm with my mom I know there is shopping to do!  So we went to all sorts of different stores, and we were having a lot of fun together, despite the weird looks I got when people saw what I was wearing.  :)  I told my mom that I'd walk ten feet behind her if she was embarrassed to be seen with me, but she said that it was okay because I've been embarrassing her for almost 21 years and she's use to it.  I have a funny mom, even though I think she was being serious.  ;)  

But as it turns out, while I was shopping the night away, my friends and boyfriend were back in Ephraim at my birthday party.  Yep, you read right!  They threw a surprise birthday party for me and I missed it!  :(  I was pretty sad about that.  When I did get back to Ephraim there was a pile of presents on my bed with a note, and cheesecake in the fridge with another note, but the party was long over and my friends were long gone.  It was a sad night for me--I just ate my cheesecake by myself and went to bed.  With my birthday being so close to Christmas it's never really been a big deal, so it makes me sad that I missed it when someone tried to make it a big deal for me.  Oh well.....     

So...I highly recommend not having children in December because it STINKS!  That's all.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas break!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm SO Excited!!!!

So, I have good news and bad news.... The good news is that I have all my assignments done for this semester, but the bad news is that finals are next week! Yep, I'm a little stressed right now. :) I can't believe how fast this semester has gone by--it seems like just yesterday I was moving into my apartment!

There's still no snow in Ephraim, so it doesn't feel like December to me. I'm getting pretty excited for Christmas break though, I'm not going to lie. There are a whole bunch of reasons I'm excited...

* I need a break from school
* One of my roommates is moving out
* I get to go home with my family for a few weeks
* I want to make chocolate dipped everything
* I might go to a Voicemale concert
* My bed at home is super comfortable
* I'll get presents
* The semester is over
* I love home-cooked meals
* There's going to be a Christmas tree
* My mom makes the worlds best caramel popcorn
* My birthday is coming up
* I love Christmas music
* The list goes on and on...

Those are all exciting things, but the thing that I am the most excited for is the fact that my sister is coming to visit from England with her husband and little boy! They've lived there for a few years now, and I haven't seen them in such a long time. :( I can't wait for them to get here! I've talked to them on the internet and phone, but it's just not the same. I've never met my nephew, so hopefully he likes me. :) I've thought a lot about it, and I've pretty much decided that I'll have to buy a bunch of candy or something--because what little kid doesn't like an aunt with tons of treats?!

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