My husband just loves to play basketball. During the school year, he plays in the morning 3-4 times a week. This semester, he did intramurals with some friends. He plans on doing that again next semester even though he's graduation in December. During the Thanksgiving break, he played with the males of his family at least 4 times, including playing in the family turkey bowl & doing a hike. he was alil glad they didn't go mountain biking ;) This is how he plans in stayin good lookin!
Tuesday, December 3
Thursday, November 21
My mother; when she was up here for the baby shower, my older brother & his wife came over for dinner & we Skyped with our younger brother. That's when she told us. She has a Meningioma Tumor inside her skull. It's been pressing down on her brain causing some terrible headaches. The "mole" is the length of a silver dollar but as thick as a fist! The poor woman has a hard time staying at church, going to my baby brother's football games/band performances, she had a very hard time flying here & back.
After Thanksgiving, she's going to spend a week in the hospital. They will perform two surgery's that week: 1- to cut off the blood flow to the "mole" 2- to actually get it out... hopefully. The stupid thing has gotten really close to an artery so they may not be able to get the whole thing out. So because the surgery is the first week of December & recovery time is a good month or two, my family will not be coming up for Christmas/ arrival of our little girl.
As sad & upset we all are that they will not be coming up, I am glad. I am happy that we now know the reason for all of her terrible headaches. I am so happy that she's getting it taken care of; & I'm finally okay that she is going to stay home & take care of herself so that she will be able to travel again so she can see our little girl! Just lookin on the up &a up!
All positive thoughts & prayers for both her & the doctors would be greatly appercaited!
Tuesday, November 19
taking Christmas pictures last year. can't wait for our family to grow!
Right on cue; my little girl has learned about hiccups. They happen about the same time every morning. She has no idea what to think of them & will move around until they're gone, which only takes a few mins. As weird as it is to feel
something someone move around in my body, that's going to be one of the things I miss about being pregnant.
I look at the clock as soon as she's settled down & realized that the husband's alarm will be going off in about 20 mins. I've been up since 4. Should I even try to go back to sleep, should I get up... oh nope, guess the husband wants to snuggle lol I'm okay with that. But now I'm wide awake, so my mind starts to race... again!
Yesterday I read a friends blog post of her little man's birthing story. I like reading those (even if some people go way into detail & use lots of medical jargon) so my mind went to Christmas & what I hope happens that day lol like hopefully my contractions get bad after breakfast. I know that now matter how much
I we plan though, Heavenly Father will most likely have another idea for us & will send her to us when he is ready.
Since the baby shower, Andrew & I have come to the realization that she is coming & soon! The husband fixed the crib & is willing to help make a bow/headband holder. I am in the mood to buy crib sheets, drawer organizers & to wash everything! As much as I can't wait for Christmas to get here, it can take its time because I am no where close to being ready!!! Time to make goals & list!
Sunday, November 17
“The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” -Margaret D. Nadauld
What a beautiful quote from Elder D. Todd Christofferson's talk "The Moral Force of Women"; I especially like what one of my friends said about it. "Everything that the world has enough has enough of, the vanity, fame, & fortune; that only helps the one person. But everything else that the world needs helps more than just that person." It's true! When we are kind, we're kind to others. When we show faith, we are showing others our faith. Through God, it is amazing the things we women & men can bring to the world, our families, & our marriage.