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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Funny story

Brian was packing up to go back to work again today, We sure have loved having him home with us for the last week. Its always hard to have him leave again. But we had a little neighbor girl over at our house today that made it a little easier. Alli's friend Torrie went up to Brian when he was leaving and was talking to him about why he has to go away to work, so far away, then she said...................... "Oh yeah its cause your a semi-person" It hit me so funny. Most kids would say a truck driver, but I couldn't stop laughing when she called him a semi-person. So now that is our joke for Brian, He can get away with anything, cause he is a
semi-person. Kids are so funny. Thanks for the laugh torrie.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Does anyone recognize this cute baby?
Its my birthday boy!!!!!
It is so hard to believe how fast time flies. 10 years ago today I was being handed this little bundle of joy trying to figure out how to raise another boy, and now... 10 years later, I am still trying to figure it out. Joey is such a fun kid. He is full of personality, and humor. He definatley keeps me on my toes. He is growing up so fast. I am going to turn around again, and he will be 20! Once again we need to find the pause button on life, or at least the slow down button. But as hard as it is to see your kids grow up, it is just as fun to see all the changes in our lives. Joey isn't the little boy who liked to play cars anymore, now he wants to play with horses, and bb guns, and ride his bike all over town- ALONE, or hang out with his friends. Now he talks about driving cars instead of playing with them, thank goodness that is still a few years away. But anyway enough ranting from an ever aging mother. Happy Birthday Joey We all love you so much!
joey 6 months old
zach 2, joey 4 months

joey 1 month old

one of my all time fav. pics Joey 8 months, zach 2 1/2

Joeys Birthday!
Every year grandpa carroll lets the kids take a handful of change out of his 'birthday money bag' this is Joey counting out his loot!The birthday boy and his daddy
We went out to chilis for his birthday lunch. Brian ordered him a special dessert for his b-day. With a little help from and eager brother and sister, they managed to polish the whole thing off.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Joeys diagnosis
Well what there is of it. I have had a few people ask what we have heard about Joeys dr. visits. I guess I haven't posted yet, because of my continued frustration!!!!!
So here is the deal. The diagnosis of cushings that I was 100 % sure of we were told was negative,(I am still not so sure) but what he does have is high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and reduced kidney function. According to my dr. there is no plan of action, we are to see the dr. every 3 months for checkups. However, I have been emailing a dr. at primary childrens, and shriners, trying to get a second opionion so we will see. Hopefully we can get Joey feeling great again!!!!! And back to normal---well I am not sure Joey has a normal, but we will get him healthy again!!! Thanks all for your concern.

Draper temple
This is considered on of the smaller temples, and they don't have much parking. So to go to the open house, we had to park at a church house, and get bussed to the temple, so I don't have any cute pics of the kids by the temple, but it is a beautiful temple!

Draper temple trip
Last week we had the opportunity to go to the Draper temple open house. We went and we didn't even get hit by lightning!!!
We had such a great time. Grandpa Roy, Grandma Sally, grandma great, aunt Kami, and Saydee all went with us. This is all of us on the bus ride from the church house to the temple. Jason especially loved the bus trip!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Alli's Dance competition in Idaho Falls. One dance took 1st place and she took 2nd place on her other dance. She looks so pretty in her lyrical outfit. She is definatly our princess. Next showing is in Malad, ID in the middle of April. She gets to do a duet with her friend Michaela. We are all looking forward to that competition. And last but not least, May 9, we are heading to lagoon for comp again!!!! yeah we get to play too!

After Alli's first dance Mindy took her to Red Robin for lunch. Alli loves onion rings so we let her order the tower of rings I think she is in heaven.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where is the Ark???
It seems like every spring (dare I say its almost here) we get some flooding in Downey. And it has been bad before, but this is getting really bad. My mailbox is across the street from my house, and at least for the time being, I can't get my mail without sending one of my kids in to brave the fierce arctic waters. Ok so its no big deal to them, but I wouldn't do it. So here are some pics of the flood. If you double click on the pictures you can see them bigger, and get a little better idea what is creeping across my street. I will keep you posted if I need that ark.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Doctor Doctor give me the news.........
Ok so I have never been a very patient person. And this recent trial is no exception. I took Joey into the Dr.s last month for some blood work, and bone scans. I am sure most of you know that He has been having some difficulty in his little life. I have been taking him to a couple different dr.s and finally found one to listen to me, and do some tests. Well now I am waiting to hear the results. I have already waited 11 days. I wish I was one of those people that when stressed out they can't eat, lose weight, you know the type, but no, I get stressed out, and can't stop eating. It is horrible. If I don't hear from the dr. soon, I may be the next contestant on the biggest loser!!! And on top of all the stress, my little Jason Jett got really sick yesterday. We were up all night with coughing, and fever. Poor baby he is so miserable. So we are playing hooky from church today to take care of my little one. And maybe if all goes well, a well deserved nap!