Friday, October 16, 2009

Back to Blogging again

I was talking with Bethany this morning and I realized while talking to her that it had been 4 months since I actually posted anything to my blog. So therefore I am going to try and get caught up. I have missed blogging but so very much has been going on it is hard to know just where to start. The drama I was having has calmed down and I have taken my blog public again. I am grateful to see you all again.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Zoo Trip

I am not a big zoo person but Jeanette asked me if we wanted to go to the zoo before the kids go back to school. It was a really fun trip. Finn and Erik joined us for a while. I think this was the best trip I had to the zoo.

Everyone together weighs 982 pounds the same size as a baby elephant.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kimmie's Broken Arm

For the very first time in her life Kimmie had an injury that didn't have to do with a seizure. She fell on the playground. She broken her growth plate. The doctors told us that her bruise rivaled some hockey players. It healed nicely without any major things. But it sure caused drama in our home.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Family Drama

For the time being after fighting with one of my family members I have had to take my blog private. Sorry I will return to public in a few months but until things calm down I am just going to protect myself and my kids. SORRY.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

This memorial day was incredibly relaxing! My mom rented her time share up in Park City and we spent the weekend up in Park City! I did a lot of flower arrangements. It was a wonderful way to spend the weekend. For the first time in a long time I didn't have huge amounts of arrangements to do I just had some basic arrangements. I wasn't stressed at all with this years flowers. It also helped that a friend ordered flowers from the wholesale house for me! So it was one stop shopping! I love the flower wholesale house. I could spend hours and thousands of dollars in there. Kimmie's birthday didn't fall on Memorial weekend this year like it has in the past so we weren't worried about birthday party anything either. So the weekend went like this....

Saturday- we got up got ready did a couple flower arrangements went to the cemetary for Erik's mom and my aunt Ann and went to Park City. We did dinner, shopping and the swimming pool and went to bed.

Sunday- we went to church at the visitors ward in Park City. The kids did great through the one hour church and I even forgot the church bag with the snacks and things in it. We went back to the condo and I fell asleep. Erik took Johnny for a walk and my Mom taught Kimmie how to crochet. We did dinner and played phase 10 until bed time.

Monday- got up did more flower arranging. Erik started cooking dutch oven for lunch. Went to the cemetary did more flower arranging at the cemetary. Went back to the condo Erik had lunch ready, my aunt Jo, Glenda, my cousin and her husband and son came up. We had lunch sat and talked, took the kids to the playground. We took Jo back to the cemetary and walked around for quite a while.

I got sunburned with all of this although it was a weekend that was worth while. I will have to add some flower photos and some photos of the kids on the playground later. The weekend was so calm and relaxing I wish every Memorial Day was as calm as this one was.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Erik's Birthday

Erik turned 39 this month. We broke the birthday curse! Every year on Erik's birthday for the past 11 years one of us ends up in the hospital. This year we broke the curse! Erik's family and my parents came over for dinner it was a nice quiet birthday. No hospital trips, no broken down vehicles, no nothing! I am so relieved that is over! We keep thinking we will break it and then we end up back in the hospital. So I am thinking that 11 needs to be Erik's new lucky number! After all that is how many kids he wanted when he first met me (I told him to date someone else if that was how many kids he wanted). I already wrote a posting on how wonderful he is and how much I love him so I don't want to be mushy again. But I love you and Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Erik, Johnny and the Zoo

Last week Erik was asked to shaperone the Kindergarteners on a field trip to the zoo. This isn't the first time we have done this sort of thing. Although the first time for Johnny. With Kimmie and all her seizure trouble we drive up and met the bus at the zoo and when she gets tired or too hot then we put her in the car and leave. We got up and got ready for the day. I was going to work and Kimmie was headed to school while the boys ventured to the zoo. Erik wasn't too happy that I signed him up but he was going along with it for Johnny. Up until I told him he was going to ride the bus to the zoo. I have to laugh at the response I got. I love my husband but I thought I was dealing with one of the kids on a bad day. The short of the long story is Erik survived the zoo trip. Johnny had a great time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

We are very blessed in that we now live 2.5 miles from the new Oquirrh Mountain LDS temple. Kimmie now has moved that temple to the top of her favorite temple list. She now sings I love to see the temple every time we drive down Bangerter Highway. Erik and I have been asked to help with the Physical Facilities Committee. Which just thrills us that we get to go into the temple before most people. There is such a calming and sweet spirit there. So we start working in two week at the temple. We are assigned times during the open house to help with the building. Making sure that everything remains clean and that all of the host/hostesses have everything they need throughout the open house. So it will be a really interesting and rewarding thing to do. I am really looking forward to as Kimmie would say our new temple.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where did April Go???

I just started writing things on my May calendar for this next week and started to wonder what happened to April? I don't know why my life has been crazy but it has. Nothing out of the ordinary has been happening but I am really far behind on everything. Maybe it is that the kids have been off track and everyone has been sick. I am going to try and blame it on that.

One sort of fun thing is that I was asked to do a Podcast. I will be featured on the National Epilepsy Foundation's web site after May 7th. I did a whole radio interview that lasted about 30 minutes. After they cut it and everything it will go out and certain stations will be picking it up. I am talking about seizure medications and how switching medications can cause more seizures. It is the law I worked on last year that we passed in Utah. I am really thrilled that I was asked to do this. Apparently I did an okay job and they have asked me to do it again.

If I have forgotten to call, write, e-mail or whatever else I have forgotten this month SORRY I don't know exactly what happened to April.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Help Mom it is an Emergency

This has been a really crazy week. My kids are off track this week, so that should say it all. I really would like to start it all over but I really don't want to go through this week again. Monday Johnny got sick. So I stayed home with him. He still wasn't feeling too great on Tuesday but he was really fine just a little clingy and not eating a lot yet. I have been feeling really extra tired lately and keep falling asleep at a drop of a hat. I didn't know what was wrong with me so I went to the doctor Tuesday after and got a work up done. I happened to have had to take both kids and they climbed all over me during the visit. The doctor said that she would be tired dealing with those two. She ran everything imagionable and ordered a sleep test for me. A funny side note is they went to take my blood and Kimmie says I want to help so the guy givers her my other arm and hands her the elastic band thing and gloves and said go ahead. Not realizing Kimmie really knows what she is doing. He took my blood right as he finished she asked for the butterfly (a type of needle) to do her side. He told her next time. Believe me next time I will make sure not to take my daughter. Anyway, yesterday I got up to go to work and Erik said he didn't feel good. He was a little pale so I told him to call into work (he was suppose to close) and I went to work. One hour later I got a call from Kimmie,

"Mom it is an emergency help."

Me, "Kimmie what is wrong?"

Kimmie, "Daddy it throwing up bad. He really needs your help."

I grabbed my stuff and out the door I went. When I arrived home Kimmie had everything under control. She had taken her little play laptop and wrote Daddy Hansen on the top. She put an X for every time he had throw up. She put on the rubber gloves from the whole taking mommies blood the day before thing and was taking his temperature (with her doctor kit therometer). Erik looked like please help me. She was so cute. I wish I would have gotten a photo of her all cute.

My doctor called back checking on me from the day before's experiences. I said I am fine but here is my problem and I told her all about Erik. So she said bring him in. His blood sugar was sky high and he was starting to go in and out of small seizures. They would start at his fingers and move up his arm and go away. But he had a lot of them. The doctor gave him shots and kept him for a while to monitor him. They told me if he still didn't keep anything down to go to the emergency room. Thank heavens we didn't have to go there last night. He is finally doing a little better. Also thank heavens for the new neighbors I have that dropped everything to help me yesterday.

Oh, BTW the test results came back and I am fine I have a very big vitamin B12 deficiency and so I had a shot yesterday I am scheduled for another in three weeks I have new vitamins and if it doesn't come up in six weeks we will start a more rigerous shot schedule.

I can't wait for school to start again.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Clothes

While I was in DC my mom took my kids Easter clothes shopping. Like I have posted before, Kimmie won't wear a dress that isn't made by my Mom or given to her by Aunt Lara. So my mom took her to pick out the material and pattern for the dress. I had a conversation with Kimmie the night they went shopping. It went a little like this...

Me, "Kimmie did you pick out a pretty purple dress for Easter." (we discussed this before hand and she decided that she wanted purple cuz her last one was pink)

Kimmie, "Mom my dress is black and white spots with a pink nose and pink bunny ears."


"Grandma likes it she will make it so pretty and I will look so cute."

Apparently I looked very frightened. Margo said that she will never forget the look on my face as I was talking to Kimmie.

Kimmie now has a black and white Easter dress. Grandma took Johnny shopping a few days later. I didn't have any suprises there, thank heavens. Although they both look really cute.
Hopefully she has forgotten about the bunny ears and nose. She hasn't brought is up and I really don't want to go there. I listened to the Today show the other day and apparently black and white are the new IN thing. I just didn't know it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

One flaw in Women

I received this e-mail the other day. I think I forget my worth a lot. With the craziness of my kids, work and life I don't give myself enough credit (or so I hear). So just a reminder to all of my amazing women friends out there. Give yourself a pat on the back for me.

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.