Saturday, March 29, 2008

Busy with Blankets

As I mentioned in a prior posting, our friends, The Pearson's, are doing a service project in memory of their son, Ian, who passed away in November after heart transplant surgery. We are collecting boy blankets, girls hair accessories, and craft items for Primary Children's. Also, hygiene items and housekeeping supplies for Ronald McDonald House Charities. We decided that we would do all we could to help out. So we have been busy making blankets. Simple fleece blankets with the knotted fringe. They are inexpensive and quick to make. We'll also gather craft items. Its really nice to know that all this hard work will pay off when we donate the items in May. It will be fun to see how many of the things we donate come back around and are used by Brody during his future stays. We will collect items until Brody returns to Primary's for surgery May 8. Anybody who would like to help in any way, please just let me know. Thanks! And for more info on the project, you'll find details on the Pearson's blog. There is a link on the left side of this page. :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Moving Stinks

Grrr! Moving stinks :( We were told the new home would be ready by the end of the month. It has needed some remodeling and some electrical work before we moved in but its only about half done. He's been ill and has fallen behind schedule. We don't mind waiting a little longer, but we've already given notice to our current landlord. I'm getting a little anxious. Besides, now I'm a little hesitant to leave our ward. We have just recently been able to start attending church again now that Brody's health has improved and flu season is over. And quite frankly, I love our ward! The people are amazing! But I guess we'll see what happens.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Packing Up

Joss and I have been busy packing the past couple weeks. We are anticipating to move at the end of the month. Just across town to a bigger place. We've been getting rid of so much clutter. Its amazing how much junk we've collected. I found one small box in the closet that was empty except a lone M&M. Who does that??! And the assortment of papers I've held on to for some sentimental reason--only I can't recall what that sentimental reason is. I wouldn't consider myself a pack-rat. I'd never keep a broken pedometer "just in case "(sorry to single you out, Mom) but I'll be the first to admit that I am in need of some serious organizational skills. And hopefully this move to a bigger place will help me out with that.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Service Project

Our friends, The Pearson Family, are working to donate some items to Primary's and the Ronald McDonald house. Their infant son, Ian, passed away in November after heart transplant. In keeping his memory alive, they are collecting several items to donate in Ian's name on what would have been his first birthday, May 1st. For anyone interested, please check out the details on the Pearson' s blog under the headline Happy Heart Week. You'll find a link here. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to help out in anyway.
Brody is doing much better but he's been so moody this past week. That ventilator alarm goes off like crazy! BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP! I've been losing my mind. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with it... Twice this month I've had what I thought was the stomach flu. I was sick enough Sunday that I spent the day in the ER. Its not stomach flu. Just nausea associated with some stomach pain I've been having the past few months. CT scans showed no cause for concern--and I'm not pregnant either :) ... Joss has been busy at work and helping some friends out with their tile work in the evening. He's been extra worn out but hopefully this weekend will give him enough time to regroup... Kaybri is just busy, busy--as usual. She tries my patience most days but I guess they call it the Terrible Two's for a reason.