Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart

21 years ago today, I married the love of my life. I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate a life of joy and laughter with you. Together we have weathered many storms, raised two beautiful children and you can still make me laugh. Life with you, sweetheart, has been filled with lots of laughter, tons of fun, and plenty of surprises. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world because I have you. Thank you for the love and support you unselfishly give to me daily. Thank you for 21 years of you.

I love you so very much!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saying goodbye

Yesterday and today are both difficult days, we had to let our daughter and son-in-law spread their wings and fly. They left this morning for Colorado Springs where they will live for the next 4 months. We said goodbye to them last night and I cried my eyes out as they left our home. It's only 4 months, I can survive this too.

Personally I think they look too happy about leaving us... What do you think? :o)

JayDee wanted her hair dyed before she left, and I must say, I did a fantastic job. teehehehe Don't you just love the gold streaks?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Eggs

Today JayDee and I colored our Easter eggs but instead of using the dye from the box we decided to do it the old fashioned way. We filled a pan with water and coffee grounds then took onion peels, and crunched them up a little bit and put them into the coffee water to soften. Next we took a raw egg and covered it with the wet onion peels, added a sprinkle more of coffee to the outside of the onion covered egg, wrapped it in newspaper then tied with string. Then we boiled them in the remaining coffee water. This is a tradition in my family that came from my ancestors in Switzerland and the results are always fascinating.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heart Surgery

Well it is done and Evan is doing great!! We arrived at the hosipital at 10:00am and they took him away for his surgery at 11:45. I stayed at the hospital and waited for him, I didn't have to wait for very long because they rolled him back to his room for recovery around 1:00. He was pretty sleepy but as soon as he was awake enough he was asking for a Rumbi's rice bowl. So off I went to go get him a chicken rice bowl and when I got back, Evan asked me if I was even there when he was brought back. And he said he was awake. LOL!!! After recovery they moved him to his room for the night. His room window overlooks Costco (his favorite place to go every Saturday) so he should feel right at home.

Dr. Sorensen said that Evan's heart looks great and that everything went very smoothly. He will stay at the hospital tonight and in the morning he will have another EKG to make sure everything is still where its supposed to be. After the EKG he will get to go home around 9:00.

Right now he is up walking around the room as the nurse monitors him to make sure he doesn't feel light headed and he is doing his little dance. It is great to see that he has not let this get him down. He has no restriction except that he can't do any bench presses, play football or do anything that would cause him to take a hit to his chest. I don't think we have to worry about Evan taking up any new sport activities. Teehehehe

Life is good!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Today has been a great day filled with great news and laughter.

Evan had his CT scan today and the results were fantastic..... ALL THE LARGER TUMORS ARE DEAD!!! Yippy, yaahooo

There are only a few small tumors left but there is a chance that they received enough radiation that they will remain dormant. We get to go 3 months without any radiation treatments or doctors visits. Evan will have another CT scan sometime in July so until then we are going to enjoy a great spring and summer. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from off of my shoulders and I could almost fly.

Because today is April Fools day, I made a cake to share with my co-workers. It was a hit and we all enjoyed a great laugh and a delicious treat.

Yes this really is a cake and it was delicious!!

Thanks for your prayers!!!