Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dr Visit

Well, last week Julie went in for surgery on her feet to remove some nerves that were causing her feet pain when she would walk a lot. They did both feet and she is pretty tender now. She has been staying down a lot but every day she gets better and better, in fact today she returned to work.
She still has to wear the funny shoes that they gave her for another couple of weeks but then she will be back to normal.

Well, when she was in surgery, I took the time to go visit my doctor (same location) and asked him how the results looked from my last test that they had me take. He said that everything looked great and normal and that there is nothing more that needs to be done. We just need to do check ups to make sure things stay that way and I am good to go.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sad News-- In Memory Of Chris O'Connor

I have been deeply saddened by the news that a friend that we had met online through my Cancer who shared the same Cancer has passed away Friday night. He left behind a young wife and son who will try to move forward with their life.

Kristin sadly had to watch her husband suffer with this terrible disease for such a long time and I can only imagine what it must be like to watch a loved one suffer so much.

Kristin and Shane with be in our thoughts and prayers for a long time as they move forward with memories of Chris and the love that he had and still has for them.

If you would like to read about him and their family you can link to their blog on my blog under the "Blogs I read" it is the one called O'Connor family blog.

Kristin, we hope you will still stay in touch and keep us up to date on how you are doing.

In Memory Of Chris O'Connor

Sunday, July 12, 2009


We took our first family vacation in about 4 years and we chose to go visit the Church Historical sites of Nauvoo.

It was an amazing trip starting with a wonderful visit with Matt and JayDee in their home in Colorado Springs. It was great to see our kids again and they were so sweet to let us stay with them in their home Sunday night.

Monday we took a tour of the Denver Mint then we were on our way again making a stop at Liberty Jail just outside Kansas City. After a good night’s sleep, we took up our journey again and visited Adam-Ondi-Ahman and finally arrived in Nauvoo around 6:00pm.

We spent all day Wednesday visiting the historical buildings/homes in Nauvoo then Thursday morning we went to the temple then finished seeing more homes.

Friday we packed up and left the hotel but before we started for home we stopped in Carthage to see the Jail.

I can't post all of our pictures but here are some highlights.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Better late than never

Okay so it's been a month since Fathers Day and I am just now posting. Sorry :o)

Evan is still struggling to keep up his energy levels and mowing the lawn just about wipes him out for nearly the whole day after he mows. Yes, I know that Cody is old enough to mow and he does, but there are times when it needs to be done and Cody is not available.

For Fathers Day, a day early, Evan got a riding lawn mower and now he and Cody fight over who gets to mow the grass.
It is just nice to know that Evan can now get the lawn mowed without it putting him down in bed.