2.28.2008

The test is in

So I called the Dr's office today and they gave me the bad news... Audrey's has RSV. Please say your prayers that she will have a speedy recovery! Thanks for all the support. We love you all!!

Our sick babies

Well our little girls are sick! They have the worst coughs and runny noses ever! Audrey is a bit worse then Abby, I think that is due to age. Well things were going O.K. until Monday night. Audrey stared having problems breathing, so I headed out to the emergency room with her. I left Levi and Abby at home, because neither of them were feeling well. We got to the ER at 9:00pm and didn't leave until 1:30am!! It was a really long night to say the least. When we got there the nurse took all her vital signs and insurance info, and from the very beginning Audrey was not happy. Every time someone walked in the room, she would fall apart, sobbing before they even touched her. It was a little comical, but really sad too! Well the Dr. came in and checked her. She ordered a breathing treatment, an oral steroid (both to help with the breathing) and a test for RSV. Well she didn't do very well with any of it except the oral steroid, she loves medicine! The breathing treatment wasn't bad, but when they brought in the stick to test for RSV, I was a little worried! It was about 7 inches long and they used it to swab her nose. I think swab is too nice of a word! Anyway after all the treatments and about an hour wait, the Dr. ordered a chest X-ray. This I thought I could handle...I was wrong! They took Audrey and put her in this hard plastic straight jacket thing, her arms were straight up in the air against her head. She was squished so tight that she couldn't move even if she wanted to! Needless to say she was hysterically crying and looking at me with the saddest eyes ever! I felt so helpless, I wanted to rip that thing off and just cuddle her, and that's what I did after the X-rays were taken! Well after another long wait, the Dr. came in and said she was sending us home with a Nebulizer. Audrey's breathing and X-rays were not good, she was diagnosed with Bronchiolitis and the tests are still out on the RSV. So now we are home and are doing breathing treatments every 4 hours. She still doesn't like them, but she is getting better at it. Hopefully she will continue to get better. I can't wait for summer time, so we can get away from all this sickness!!!

Disney Girls

Mickey Audery
Princess Abby!
Well both my girls love everything Disney! I can't wait to take them both to Disneyland!! I am thinking that if we take them next summer it will be perfect. Abby will be 4 1/2 and Audrey will be 2. They will both be so excited and should be able to go on most of the rides! What a fun vacation to look forward to!

Daddy's Girls

Levi has decided that instead of buying free weights to work out with, he will just use our girls! They absolutely love it when daddy comes home. He is such a fun dad, he always get down and plays with them. He builds them the coolest forts and is always making every minute together fun! Audrey's favorite game is peekaboo!
peek
a boo!

Tubber Time

Loves it!Hates it!
I'm out of here!!
Princess Abby loves her bath time!!


2.21.2008

MOBIUS



We bought a pass to this little museum to try and keep us warm and busy, until all this cold weather passes. It has turned out to be really fun! There are fun little bikes to ride, an art room with paints, markers, and anything else you can think of, dress ups, a baby crawl and discover room, and way more! The girls have really enjoyed it... so I guess it proves to be money well spent!


Good Friends!




I am so grateful that Abby has such good friends. I remember one of the first weeks we were here. We went to a ward party and Abby wanted so bad to go and play with some kids in the sand box. I told her that was fine, and then watched her from a distance. She ran over so excited and ready to make some new friends. As I watched she asked a little girl if she could play with her and the little girl said “NO”. I watched as Abby’s faced turned into a frown and needless to say I was on the verge of tears. I thought to myself what have we done…we took her away from all of her cousins, friends and grannies’ and pas’ and brought her to a place with nothing familiar. In that moment I felt like the worst mom. But as I continued to watch she just kept asking other kids and before I knew it she was having a ball. I am so grateful for Abby. She has been such a trooper to move away from everything she loves. I love her so much!! And we love all of her darling friends!


Wabbley Babbley


video

Here is our little angle Audrey Lynn. This video was taken about 3 weeks ago. She is still trying to figure out all this walking stuff. Levi and I just think she is the cutest thing ever. She is still so small and trying to walk around like a big kid. Well just for an idea on how small she is… she is in the 3rd percentile for weight 16lbs, 7 for height and 25 for head. Don’t worry she is healthy as can be and passing off her mile stones. She is just our little peanut!

2.14.2008

Tag I'm it

The rules are: Once you have been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird random things, facts, or habits about yourself. At the end, you choose 10 people to be tagged. Don't forget to leave a comment that says, "you've been tagged" on their profile and tell them to read your blog.

This is a first for me... so here it goes

1. I am totally obsessed with picking my finger nails. It drives Levi crazy, and me. It's funny most of the time I don't even realize I am doing it, and then Levi gives me the look and I stop. Maybe one day I can kick this bad habit!

2. Scrabble is one of my favorite games!! Levi and I love to play it all the time. It is relaxing for us. We just get the girls to bed and then play for hours on end. But we do have to have a lot of yummy snack to eat while we play!

3. Going along with number 2 I love puzzles they are so addicting! Over Christmas we did 3 very difficult puzzles, and it was so fun! We actually have a collection of puzzles, one for all the places we have lived since we have been married.

4. I love the outdoors, especially the summer. I love to go camping, hiking, swimming, boating, etc. My favorite place to do all of these is at Lake Powell. It is so beautiful!! I also love going up the canyon for a picnic or a bonfire.

5. I have moved 9 times in less than 5 years. We have lived in Chicago, Huston, Apple Valley Minnesota, North Orem, South Orem and now Spokane WA. Now we will be moving again this summer back to Utah for an internship. It's a good thing we are pros at packing!!

6. One of my favorite things to do is sew. I am not that good at it, but I try. I love to see the end result; I think it gives me a sense of accomplishment. Silly I know, but its fun!

7. I am obsessed with having the sheets on my bed tucked in, which isn't a good combo with Levi, because he is slightly claustrophobic. So my side is always snug and his is everywhere!!

8. I love reality TV. I know that is pathetic that I like watching other people’s lives and problems played out for the public, but it is just funny to watch. The ones I watch the most are Biggest Loser, Project Runway, Amazing Race and The Bachelor. I think I like them so much because they are all so competitive. My dream is that someday Levi and I will be on the Amazing Race!!

9. I wear sweats all day long. If I am home you can bet I will be wearing sweats! I love them they are so warm, cozy and comfortable! I have so many pairs, but for some reason when I go shopping that is what I want to buy!!

10. I hate to do the laundry. OK I really don't mind doing it, but folding it that’s another story. Good thing I have the best husband...he folds all the laundry and puts it away!!!

I am tagging Sarah, Christy, Jessica, Jamie, Laura, Amy, Lisa, Rachel, Travy and Lauren.

Snow, Snow and More SNOW!


So here are the pictures of all the crazy snow we have had the last couple weeks. I know it has taken me forever to get these posted. I'm sure you are all thinking we were joking about the snow, but as you can see we weren't! We ended up getting about 2 to 2 1/2 feet in about 3 days, which for Utah dosen't seem like a lot, but for Spokane it is a ton!! There are only a few snowplows so you can imagine the road situation. That is why they canceled elmentary schools, jr. high schools, high schools, colleges, work and just about everything else. The whole city ended up claiming a state of emergency, which was nice for all the public schools because they don't have to make up classes. Poor Gonzaga students...you pay a price when you go to a private school. Luckily Levi's school was only canceled two days instead of the whole week. Well we have definitely felt at home this winter to say the least. Thank goodness we know how to drive in snow and have a 4 wheel drive SUV. They don't plow the parking lots and some people were stuck at home for days! It took the snowplows almost a week and a half before they were able to get to most of the residential areas. We are lucky that we live on a main street.

Now we are ready for SPRING!!

Happy Valentine's Day



We had a friend in our ward host a Valentine's Day Picnic. We had such a great time. The girls played pin the heart on the bullseye and they had a pinata, but the best part was handing out the Valentines. Abby was so excited, she had helped to put them all together and had helped me make a valentine box to put them in. She was very proud and excited to share them with everyone. It was a huge group of people, about 20 kids plus the moms, so it was crazy to say the least. But we had a blast!!


2.02.2008

President Hinckley

Born in Salt Lake City on June 23, 1910, Gordon B. Hinckley was prepared from his youth to be a prophet. After graduating from the University of Utah, he was called to serve a mission to Great Britain. After he returned, he embarked on a lifetime of service for the Church. He was employed as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature committee, before he was called to be an Apostle in 1961. He was later called to serve as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson, and President Hunter. Since becoming Church President on March 12, 1995, he has directed the most intense temple building program in the history of the Church in an effort to extend temple blessings to more members. He has exhibited vitality and energy as he has traveled about the world meeting and speaking to members of the Church. Through television interviews and national press publications, he has increased media attention and improved the public image of the Church. He has counseled Church members to fellowship new converts, befriend members of other faiths, live exemplary lives, and avoid the evils of the world.
What an amazing example in every way. I hope we will all remember him and try to follow his example! I am so grateful for the gosple, that we have living Prophets on the earth today. I love President Hinckley, my life has been blessed from hearing all his amazing words of wisdom and love.