Wednesday, June 17, 2009

4 reasons why I will never forget this week!

1. Max's class had a Poem Party. It was really fun to watch all these brave kids get up in front of all those adults and recite poems. They all did such a good job and were very funny. After they entertained us, we all went into the class room and had a brunch.

Max and his friend Nathan
2. Mia graduated from Preschool! Her teachers had a graduation party. She was so excited to get her diploma and bag of books, crayons, scissors, glue, chalk..etc. What a fun and memorable day for her.

3. My kidney stone! Yes, you heard me right. I don't have a ton of time to explain but let me just say, YES...I WOULD RATHER HAVE A BABY! I woke up Sunday night with such an intense pain I couldn't breathe. I thought I pulled a muscle in my back. After two days of pain I finally thought, hey, maybe it has something to do with my kidney. I know where the kidney is located and from being a massage therapist, I should have known sooner that a sharp stabbing pain in my side is not what a pulled muscle feels like. I began my online research and sure enough I had all the symptoms. As you may know, we have been training very hard for months in preps for a relay race we are running this weekend with my family. Great timing stupid kidney stone. If you know me well at all, you know I will try everything I can before going to the Dr. Not that the Dr. is bad, I just knew that I would be given painkillers and sent home to die, so before that could happen I was online researching home remedies. I tried everything! Asparagus and coke, apple cider vinegar, heat, oobles of water, magnesium citrate (tip from my chiropractor brother). I even ran 6.5 miles yesterday morning hoping it would jostle the little bugger out.

Last night I was beginning to get a little frustrated. It was like being in labor for 4 days. Matt found a website that finally cured me! So here it is...

MY KIDNEY STONE CURE....2 ounces of lemon juice mixed with 2 ounces of olive oil, followed by a giant glass of water. I did that last night before going to bed. It was nasty but I would've done anything! After that the pain got much worse so I took some advil and went to sleep. When I got up this pain was GONE! Finally! I can't believe it worked...and I'm so glad it did.

This is me the morning before birthing my kidney stone. I was hurting!

4. We're moving out! We spent our last night in our apartment last night and we are off to St. George today for the summer. (minus Matt, who will be staying here to work) We are so glad school gets out today and we are ready for a fun summer with family.

On a side note...Luke loves lemons. No kidding, I tried to take this from him and he screamed bloody murder.

I'm not sure if I will get a chance to blog while gone all summer but I will try. Have a great summer and stay cool! :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Handsome Max

Is he really that big already? Max looks so OLD to me in this picture. Gives me a little glimpse of what he might look like when he's 16. What a handsome kid! I might have to lock him in his room to keep the female vultures away.

If only Matt was smiling normal :)

Father's and sons camp out 2009.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Luke is sick.

So my house looks like this....

and my husband looks like this....

we're beat!

I just thought I would mention that I really look like I'm dead. Like a gas leak finished us off or something, ha ha.

Monday, June 1, 2009


I need therapy. I'm pretty sure I have abandonment issues at this point. We have so many friends that come and go here in lovely Pasadena. I feel like no one ever plants there feet and stays. When our favorite neighbors, The Westovers, moved, I thought it couldn't get any worse. Yes it can! Ciana and Paul have moved to San Fran. and we will miss them dearly.

Ciana is like a second mom to my kids. After I had Luke she would come over and make breakfast, lunch and dinner. But more then that it's been nice to have her come over and chill with me at night when the kids are in bed. Watching movies, eating dove bars and drinking Kumbucha. Who am I going to drink Kumbucha with?! She is so helpful and an amazing friend to me.

Hurry up and start having kids so I can come visit and help you with those little stinkers.

Matt and my birthdays 3 years ago.

Good luck with your new lives kids, you better be visiting soon.