Monday, April 23, 2012

long gone

I don't think I have ever gone this long without posting.  I think I have been too stressed out to even think about my life.  Hahaa.

We went on a lovely spring break vacation to Phoenix to visit my parents at their new house down there.  We had a great time.  Cortney is in the middle of organizing the pictures on our computer so right now they aren't on the computer...but as soon as they are I will post about the trip.

In the meantime how about some more phone pictures...
 Henry spent a lot of the time on our trip being exhausted, and throwing tantrums.  He he is asleep in the car after driving about 30 seconds...we were on our way to see the chipmunk movie in the theater. 

 chillaxing on my mom's bed. 

My big boys are the best travelers.  They sleep so good in the car. 

Henry not so much.. He is definitely the weakest link. 

 Theo was a dream in the car.  I would sit by him to give him a bottle but other than that I didn't have to a thing for him.  He slept most of the time. 

Saturday night I twisted my ankle on the way down stairs.  I heard it crack loudly when I landed.  I said as loud as I could "Cortney I need your help!"  He was outside and came running as fast as I have ever seen him run.  How romantic.  Honestly, I was writhing around in some pretty intense pain.  I almost threw up...that is how bad it hurt.  I was instantly nauseous. 

 These pictures are after church on sunday.  I wrapped it up but had to do sharing time (twice)...It was an exhausting day (both theo and Henry were awake and needing me during my sharing time...lucky for me I have good counselors).   When I got home and took of the wrap it had swollen up big time.  I couldn't walk at all after church.  

It is black and blue today but feeling much better. 

Tonight was the school carnival.  We went buck wild with tickets.  The kids loved it. 
 I still can't believe sometimes that I have so many SONS. 

Henry getting his face painted by one of the loves of his life, Sarah, We love her. 

Is oliver Cortney's kid or what.  Cortney makes this face in almost every picture ever taken of him.  That boy. 

(the snow cones and cotton candy were 66 cents each(two tickets) was a great deal, so we got four of each)

Things here are stressful.  HOPEFULLY our house sale goes has been teetering for a while...the people that put an offer in are having a hard time getting financing.  I think we made huge strides today though and it is looking up.  I REALLY don't want to have to try to sell this house again.  Especially with a bad would be really hard.   I know everything will be okay and will turn out in the end but in the is sending my stress levels through the roof.  Luckily cort is so calm.  We found a place to rent while we look for a house to buy, and places big enough for our family plus Cortney working from home in the school boundaries that we want are HARD (like impossible) to find. So if the house sale falls through we will have a place we are renting and our home that we own that we have to make payments on.  I feel like we can't give up this rental though.  So pray for us.  Pray our house sells (is that something we can pray for? haha)  

I want to be better at journaling.  It has just been so hard lately (like the last year) because I am alway tired...and  a little stressed and I don't want to sound like I am complaining.  

Even with all of my stress, the weather has been wonderful, the boys have been getting along and we get to do stuff like school carnivals and spring break vacation.  Not too shabby. 

Oh about a week ago (when we were in arizona) this guy started baby talking.  It is adorable.  (don't mind my annoying voice)

Friday, April 06, 2012

Yeah, I had a birthday a while back.

So we didn't really celebrate my birthday this year.  No presents, no fuss.  It was actually the day of CJ's we spent the day watching kids and going to the funeral.  Mostly we spent the day grateful to have another day together.  

After the funeral we were together with some parts of my family and we decided to try and make it down to happy sumo for some half price sushi.  We went at 9 pm, and had to wait an hour so it was a late dinner. But it was my favorite...and a birthday tradition for me.  I went all out and ordered 3 rolls all for myself and dessert too.  It was really fun....and nice to relax and unwind after a pretty stress filled weekend.  

 Linh sent me these pictures...So she isn't in any of them.  :(

 It was a delicious fun night.  I love eating.  I love this picture because we don't know Linh is taking it we are all engrossed in our food.  yummmmm. 

Yay..I had a cell phone picture with linh in it.  

Hmmmmm 32 feels pretty old. 

Now continuing my trend of only updating with cell phone pictures...
 Grace holding Theo...he looks huge!!
How sweet are they??  She fed him a whole bottle. 

The other day Henry came running up the stairs saying "fire! FIRE! fire!"  Cortney ran to investigate.  Sure enough there was a fire.  The little stinker stuck a fork in the outlet.  Luckily the breaker flipped right away and he wasn't hurt.  YIKES.   The boys is crazy.   (yeah I did that when I was little too...Like mother like son.)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Road to Recovery

Before I can get pregnant I have to go off all of my wonderful meds for my Rheumatoid arthritis.  So I spend about a year and a half not feeling as good as usual.  

This time I had an insurance change and needed to get on a new health plan.  Luckily for me Utah has a health pool for people who are "uninsurable" like me.  I have been trying to get the insurance thing figured out since Theo was born...but it takes a long time...and I wasn't working on it as valiantly as I should have.  

Anywho...I have been feeling horrible.  Worse than I have in years.  I haven't been this bad since Robbie was born.  

The good news is today I got a package of beautiful enbrel filled syringes.  I COULDN'T be happier.  Honestly, this stuff changes my life.  Cortney stuck me in the stomach the second I got them (for some reason this time I didn't get the injection pens...just syringes.)...and I just know that by tomorrow morning I will already be feeling better.  

My new insurance pays 0% before I reach a 5000 dollar deductible.  These babies are somewhere around 1600 dollars a month.  However the company has an assistance program so today I paid 10 dollars.  Not only that but the money they help with goes to my deductible.  

So happy.  

Life is good.