Friday, August 31, 2007

musically inclined

A few weeks ago Dustin broke down and bought an electric guitar for the kids. Linus and Greta still like to rock out on the drums but Miles has always been much more interested in the guitar. Now we're considering lessons...

a little of this, a little of that...

It's that time of year again... school starts Tuesday. We had Open House on Wednesday night for the boys. It went really well. Linus is feeling a bit more confident about starting kindergarten after seeing his classroom and talking with his teacher again (their first meeting was a couple of weeks ago.) We are blessed to have great teachers again this year. Miles' teacher from last year is "looping" up to second grade with her class so he'll start the year with the same kids and teacher from last year. Linus' teacher is a lady that I have scrapbooked with for a few years... when I found out she was going to be Linus' teacher I almost cried tears of joy! She is so patient with kids and is one of the nicest people I know.

We got an alarm system for our house... something we would probably never have done... except that we got it for free. American Alarms gave us the alarm, installed and activated it for free... all we have to do is keep their sign in our yard. Advertising for them, free security for us. Sweet.

Linus lost another tooth. This is his second tooth that has come out and the second one that was actually lost before I ever saw it!

I need to send a shout out to Brenton... a congrats! on getting the job at Target. I guess perserverence really does pay off. Or maybe it was just the new suit! :)

Dustin has one fantasy football draft tonight and another on Monday. He's in 2 leagues this year... for the past few years he's been in a league with 2 of my brothers and some other friends. This year he's also going to be in a league with some people from work. His work people take it pretty seriously... hopefully he gets some good players tonight!

Friday, August 24, 2007

in between naps

Not much to say... I've been sleeping more than I thought was humanly possible! Today Dustin is at Valleyfair with the boys and Greta is with my nieces. I'm still quite sore and am taking meds to try to stay comfortable. Narcotics make me have really vivid nightmares so I can't wait for this stage to be over. Thanks to everyone for prayers, thoughts, flowers, and Dr. Pepper! A few have asked what they can do to help... I think more than anything, Dustin would appreciate meals. He is doing everything right now and I know it would lighten his load. Please do not feel obligated to make one if you read this... I'm just throwing it out there for people who have expressed interest in helping. Again, thanks for all of the support!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I'm back at home and am doing pretty good. Still really tired (and a little loopy from the drugs!) Everything went well. Nap time...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

the end of an era

WARNING: this post contains words such as uterus, OB/GYN, and ovaries. If you are sensitive to these topics (or just don't want to hear about it) stop reading here.

total abdominal hysterectomy: the surgical removal of the uterus and cervix through an incision in the abdomen

After more than a year of trial (and error) trying to fix some "feminine issues" it is official... I'm having a hysterectomy. My OB/GYN and I have tried several alternatives and nothing has worked. So, I will head into the hospital on Tuesday the 21st to remove the organ that my 3 kids called home for 9 months.

It's kind of a weird feeling. I'm hopeful that this will finally take care of my "issues" and Dustin and I are done having kids so it's not like I need to worry about that...yet it's so weird to think of that part of my life as completely over.

The good news is that my ovaries (the hormone producers) will stay right where they are so I will not have to worry about any hormone therapy. After a couple of days in the hospital I should be able to come home. I'll have to take it easy for awhile but should be back to normal within 4-6weeks. I had a c-section with Greta and the recovery from that went very well. I'm assuming that my recovery from the hysterectomy will follow suit. Plus, this time I won't have a newborn at home to worry about.

Praise God for a supportive husband, great family and friends, and a doctor that I trust. I know they will make the next month or so go smoothly. If you think of it next Tuesday, say a little prayer for me.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Barry Bonds has finally passed Hank Aaron's home run record. Now baseball can get back to the game I love so much. In a couple of days things will die down and I won't have to hear about Bonds every time I watch a game. (I can't believe that I'm going to say this about a Yankee) but I hope A Rod gets his stuff together and passes Bonds soon!

Friday, August 03, 2007


We had a blast at my mom and dad's earlier this week with some great friends. Here are some pictures...