Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This is what I found in the garden this morning......

And they are oh so delicious!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Buiding a fence

The work is almost done here... Thanks Missionaries Burr and Sloan for coming to help!

My guy who I thought wasn't very handy! Turns out if he puts his mind to it he can learn to do most anything.
The finished product!!!! No more leaning fence monuments in the back yard.

Thanks Sweety you did an awesome job!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Text Book + the goings on at our house this week.

That is what the doctor on Thursday told us how Brody was doing. We are so excited just Wednesday we got our first ever negative reading for protein. But we were also told the question isn't will he relapse it is when. But as long as we can be prepared and know what to we will be ok.

Also this week was full of up's and down's as on the same day we got the good news about Brody we also had some scary news for Hyde. He was not breathing to well and had been up most of the night I called when the doctors office opened to get him in but they couldn't see him until 3 which was ok as I had to be in Austin at 10am. So I gave him a treatment before we left home and by the time we were done with Brody's appointment the nerpherologist (SP)kidney specialist was starting to ask me if he was ok. So I called again and they said bring him now I asked if I should just go next store to the children s hospital and they said that if he got any worse then yes but to just hurry down so they could try a couple of things before having to go there. When we got to the doctors office they did his pulse ox and we had to do it 3 times so that we could get it over 94 as it started out at 88 and then after the third try we got it to 95 so we didnt have to spend the night at the hospital. We have had to do breathing treatments every 3 to 4 hours day and night but it is at home. We are very greatful for good doctors that trust us and our instincts as parents.

On Friday I had a girls night at the house there was so many great ladies that came and good discussions and great laughs. And oh so yummy food. Thanks everybody that came it was a great relaxing fun night. I can't wait to do it again.

Saturday was a busy day on paper and turned out to not be so bad. Robert and the young men did a service project. Then he came home and the neighbor behind us came over to tell us that he was going to be working on the fence to he would be in and out of the backyard so then Robert went and worked on that as we both had plans on working on the fence next Saturday and didn't feel right having him do all the work when it was helping us out too. Later that afternoon Riley had a birthday party to go. ( And can I tell you what I think she has had at least one if not more birthday parties every Saturday since the beginning of the year. On Saturday she had 4 to go to.) But she had fun and it was close to home. She has really made a lot of good friends this year.

Today Robert just headed off to church as when Riley got home after being at the party for over 2 1/2 hours decided to throw a fit and ended up throwing up and to be on the safe side and to not spread anything if it wasn't just Riley we keeped her home and the boys because Hyde can't make it that long way from home. And Brody started this morning with a runny nose and his protein levels had gone up.

So nothing terribly exciting. Just as Meet the Robinsons says we are just going to keep moving forward. Can you tell I've been watching A LOT of Movies!!!!

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


So we have been really busy lately. And I haven't really had much to say/ blog about..

Today will be full of laundry, cleaning, making cookies and a couple of play dates and ballet for Riley.

Be back tomorrow.

Friday, February 6, 2009

First Born..



I was asked to do this on Facebook. But wanted to add it to my journal. I think I might do them for each of my kiddos. It was so much fun remembering back to that exciting time in my life.

1. Were you married at the time? Yes
2. What were your reactions when you found out? Scared, Excited!
3. How old were you? 19
4. How did you find out you were pregnant? Home Pregnancy Test I think about 6 of them.
5. Who did you tell first? the grandparents
6. Did you want to find out the sex? YES!!!
7. Did you deliver early or late? Early
8. Due date:August 3 2003 Birth date: July 27 2003
9. Did you have morning sickness? yes
10. What did you crave? cherry or coke slurpees
11. Who irritated you the most? all the "Advice" and birthing stories people told me
12. What was your first child's Sex? Girl!!!
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? Way to many. I think the grand total was 40 Yuck...
14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? No
15. How long were you in labor? 12hrs
16. Who drove you to the hospital? My husband
17. Who watched?Just my husband
18. Was it natural or c-section? Natural
19. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Yes an epidural
20. How much did your child weigh? 7lbs 8 oz
21. What did you name her? Riley Paige Whitmer
22. How old is your first born today? 5 years old.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hair Cuts

Before the haircuts..........

After the haircuts............