Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hi everyone, Taigen isn't right by my side so I don't know if this will go through or not. I still need her to teach me how to put pictures on. I need to take time to do it. It seems life is one constant whirlwind. I feel like I am going more now than ever. I am still teaching pre school on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I only have 8 more weeks of this career. I think I am way excited. 20 years is been enough. I do love the children, but I want to love my grandchildren too. I am ready to be a grandma, hint, hint.

I have been busy with the wedding business too. I have only put on about three this year so far but it seems really busy. They all turned out great and I think the people were very happy. I will try to post the pictures on my Timeless Treasure blog. The watch business has been out of control. I think I have 3-5 people come to my home everyday to buy a watch and I have 2-3 parties a week. I tell you it is fun though and I think it is my easiest job. I get to visit with lots of women and help them try on jewelry. What fun. If you havn't checked out the wathces go to they are all interchangable and so addictive. I tell everyone who buys one, that they are now in the cult. I have tons of them in stock at my house and you can call and come over anytime. 241-6631.

We are all doing pretty well. Scott is still having Chemo treatments every three weeks which last for two weeks and then we have a week off. This has now lasted for 21/2 years. Last Thursday he had to have surgery. It was not related to cancer, but he had a hernia that was really bad. They found it when they first found the cancer but was not too concerned with it. It slowly got pretty bad and so they decided they needed to do surgery before it was an emergency one. They needed to have a controlled surgery so they took him off one of the chemo med (Avastan) for a month because of the bleeding. His platelets are pretty low. He is doing pretty well. Very sore and walks very slow. His body aches tons. I think it was a little weak before and now is trying to adjust to something else going on. We have the week to recover because it is spring break. I am still going strong with Young Women. We are planning girls camp. Can't wait. We have the most awsome Stake Camp Director. She seems to know everything to do and is so excited. She is tons of fun too. Taigen just got back from State Cheer Championships. We won!!! They did so great. They took first is state and best overall, best of show. They are really good. Jace is running track this spring. I think the coaches decided this for him. But he is having fun. I told them to just throw a football when he takes off and he will run faster trying to catch it. Taigen and Jace and Sam and Kyrsten have been such great wedding helpers. I hope they know how much I love them for it. Taig is my best bow tier. Sam and Jace have got the backdrops and ceilings down. I'm not sure Sam knew what he was marrying into. Yeah Ryan and Taryn you are missing out. But, three more years will go fast so get your fingers nibble for bow tying.

I guess I should try to go to bed now. I have plans for this week. I want to paint my kitchen table and try to clean my house. I hope everyone knows how much I love them and appreciate all of your love and support and prayers. We are happy and living to the fullest of every day. You should all do the same. Enjoy what we are given and hold your family dear to you. They are the best thing that Heavenly Father gives us on this earth. What a great thing to know that we get to all be together in the next life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Well, surprise I am posting on by blog. I don't know how to put any pictures on but I hate my pictures anyway. I do love them of my family and other things though so I will try to learn. I need Taigen's help. Let me think, what have I been doing for the last 6 months. Oh yeah, eating bon, bons. We had a great summer. It started out with moving Ryan and Taryn to Ohio. Scott was feeling pretty well so we took a couple extra weeks off Chemo and piled in the Penske truck and white car and headed out. What an amazing trip. I absolutly loved being with my family for 2 weeks. I loved eating with them, sitting in a car with them, sleeping in the same room with them, driving hours upon hours with them and sharing 4 towels with them. After dropping stuff off at Ohio, we headed to Chicago to meet up with Sam and Kyrsten. So much fun. We went to Wrigley's feild, Chicago pizza, the broadway play, Wicked (which was the best) and then down to Navuoo. What a great trip. Best part was that we got to fly home.

We also went to Island Park with Scott's family. So fun and Bear Lake with my family. Love that lake. I kept busy with girls camp, youth confernence and altogether Young Women. Scott has been feeling pretty good at this point. We still do Chemo treatments every 3 weeks. Scott did go back to work starting August 21. He is loving being back with the students. He is exhausted when he gets home and pretty much goes to bed by 8:00 pm. but it is good for him. The last xrays showed a little progression on his omentum (lining of his stomach). So we took xrays again about 3 weeks ago and it still showed some progression. The doctor felt like it was not enough to change treatment and medication, which Scott had already informed me that he was not going to anyway since he was back teaching and Basketball was starting in 2 weeks. The other meds seem to make him so much sicker. We were kind of surprised that things had changed because it had been about a year since anything had changed. We are still doing good though. We still believe that all will be well and just need to be patient and live worthy to receive the blessing that are in store for us. It is Heavenly Father's hands. He knows us and loves us.

I started my wedding business in January with Jena Herruds wedding and Talia Cotant's. Since then, things have gone crazy. I usually have about 2-3 weddings a month and I really love it. I am still teaching pre school but this will definately be my last year. I have also started another business call Bumbles interchangable jewelry. I bought the fanchise about a month ago and it has really taken off. You can look at the jewelry on their web at the jewelry doesn't look as cut on the web site but it is really fun. All of the watch bands can be taken off and changed to match what you are wearing. I have been having open houses and parties galore. Then at the end of September I was released from Young Women President in my ward and put in as 1st counc. to the Stake Young Women. I thought it might be less busy, but we have been doing alot of things, Stake opening social, leadership training, stake firesides, dances, stake priest/laurel acitivities and lots of YW in excell. meetings. I do love it though. The women that I work with are amazing. We are all very much alike and get along very well. We are starting to plan camp for next year. That will be a riot.

We have been to alot of Football games lately. Jace is doing amazing. He has been playing wide receiver and is doing great. Last week he was named player of the game. He caught two touchdown passes and had some great hits and punt returns. He is really loving it. Taigen is cheering the Rams on. She is doing great too. They have been performing at alot of the games and assemblies. She does a great job. We love having Sam and Kyrsten back home and cannot wait till December 12 when Ryan and Taryn come home. We miss them so much but know they are where they are supposed to be. Ok. That was alot of months in a short time. So much more is going on but it is all just life. And once in awhile it feels some what normal. We just take each day at a time. We are happy and blessed. I love my husband so much and know this is a hard trial he is going through but we have each other and our family and all of our brothers and sisters and some most amazing parents who love and support us. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

tag, I'm it!!

I have been tagged from I think, Taryn and Kyrsten. I am supposed to tell 6 things that people might not know about me.

1. I have to be organized to function. I love things put in their place, baskets, bins, slots. I am a total list maker and my favorite thing is sticky notes. I can't remember everything so I writh them on a sticky note and put it on my cupboard until I finish the project or idea and then I can take if off.

2. I love cowboys!! They are so cute in their boots, tight jeans and long coats.

3. I love to travel. I would love to go all over the world and visit new places. I love to go to other towns and states and just drive around and look at everything.

4. I would be very happy to live in a tent camping all summer. It wouldn't bother me to not have a shower everyday and eat by the fire.

5. I am terrified of heights. The older I get, the worse it gets. My heart starts racing and I can hardly look out or over the edge. Especially if my kids are there. When Taryn had her bridals, she was at the edge of a cliff and all I could think of was, "Oh please don't fall over the edge, Ryan, hold on to her."

6. I could watch HGTV all day long. My passions is redecorating, taking something and rebuilding it and "PAINTING IT!!"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I did it!

Well,I am attempting to type in by blogg. I think I don't try to learn the computer because it is one more thing I have to do. But I really do want to learn new things on it though. So this is my family. My favorite thing in the world is to be with my family. If I can eat popcorn while am with them, then that would be heaven. Don't they all look so cute!! Bobby Jo Thomson from Journey Photograhy took our family pictures. She is awesome. She does weddings, etc. We enjoy being together as a family too. We just got back from Jodi's. We all celebrated everyone's birthday. Andrea, Carli, Grandpa Marv, Lance, Scott, Taryn and Taigen, and Landon. We all went to dinner and had a slumber party at Jodi's. We went to Twin Falls a couple of weekends ago with the other side of the family. We went to watch Nicholas play in the championship game at CSI. It was so fun. Eating out, shopping and going to Basketball games. How luckey can one family be. We are all so close and so happy on both sides of the family. Scott is doing pretty well right now. He had a treatment last Wednesday (March 12th). He will be on Chemo for two weeks and then we get a week off and start over again. The x-rays and doctors say that the cancer is stable. Not getting worse but not getting better. I am trying to be happy with that, but I want better. His fatigue is hard and keeps him down but he still tries really hard to be to all the important things for the kids and family. He was able to complete his basketball season and not miss one day. They took 5th in state. Yeah. I am still doing pre school and have started a wedding business. It is called Timeless Treasures. I love doing it. Gotta go teach school. We sure so love everyone!!