Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Should not complain!!!!!!!!!!!

I should not have complained about the ruff day I had in my previous post. The very next day Easton accidentaly shot Ridge in the face with the BB gun. I was at work so I don't know the whole (true) story, but I am glad he is ok and that it did not hit him in the eye. I will take the unclean house and busy kids. At least they are happy and healthy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am supposed to be cleaning!

I am supposed to be cleaning my house and every time I turn around there is a new mess. Aspyn was so proud when she came and told me she went pee in Trey's shoe and on Barney (her Barney ABC DVD). "Great." I said. After I cleaned up the mess she was so proud off (she even had to call dad and tell him of her great accomplishment). I was then informed Ridge was on the counter eating crayons. "He must have a crayola deficiency". I replied. "Just keep an eye on him and don't let him choke. Let me know which color is his favorite and I will try to get a coupon." No seriously I got the crayons picked up and tried to get back to cleaning, but that didn't last long. I come out of the bedroom and low and behold I find Ridge and Aspyn having a ball in the Kitchen sink. I could not believe it. Don't let the pictures fool ya. They were shooting the sprayer like a gun - all over the hardwood floor, and had plugged off the sink drain. The sink was almost over flowing when I caught em. Now I have seen them get into trouble and don't get me wrong, even several times in the same day. But they had managed to pull all this off in a couple hours. I must have been absent when we covered this section in the parenting class I took in college. I could not help but smile. I was afraid if I opened my mouth to far I might have said a naughty word. What a day, and it's not even close to over yet. I am a one man team trying to defend a zone and I am getting my butt kicked.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Remember Whats Important!

Well Today I had a dental apt and my dentist was asking me about my job and how I could work in that kind of environment. (I am a radiation therapist and give cancer patients their radiation treatments for those of you who didn't know what I do.) I told him I love my job and couldn't imagine doing anything else. His response was "I guess you just have to not get close to the patients." But I do I love and care for my patients dearly and when you see them and their families day after day for a couple months you get close to them. Yes it is hard, but they remind you each and every day about what is important in life and what really matters. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of today's world but many of our patients are just happy to be here another day. It is so sad to see the ones that are terminal knowing that we can only ease the pain or slow the process, but in the end the cancer will win. It is hard for me to see the spouse because I can't but help feel a flood of emotions for them. They have no idea -what it feels like to have the world they know come caving down on them. They have now idea -the countless nights they will lie awake gripping the pillow tightly tears would be streaming down their face if they had any left. They have no idea -they will wonder how the world can go on like nothing has happened. I just hope they have prepared as much as they can (not that it will make it any easier) and hopefully they have some good supportive help in that time of need. So yes it is a tough job but do I believe we are doing our best and fighting all we can against cancer? You bet I do! Do I think we have come a long way? Heck yea! The treatment of cancer is getting better and better all the time. The best way to increase your prognosis is early detection so get your check ups and routine exams. I love the quote by Randy Pausch who just died of Pancreatic cancer. "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." Randy left a wife and three young kids. Thoughts and prays go to him and his family and the many others dealing with similar situations. May be thankful for what you have because in an instance it can change.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An Experience I will Never Forget!

Well I had tickets for Trey and I to go see "Saturdays Warriors" and the new "White Star" musicals down at St George on Monday night. It turned out Monday was a really bad day. Trey and I were both at our wits end. I really did not want to go and Trey really didn't deserve to go, but I had already bought the tickets and I didn't want them to go to waste so off we went. It was the best production ever.I had never seen Saturday Warrior live, but I loved the movie. It was great we laughed, cried and laughed some more. I loved White Star as well. The spirit was so strong and it was such a great experience. I am so glad we went. The whole way home Try and I were able to talk about the second coming, the atonement, being a family forever, etc. Trey's ability to understand the second coming and aspects of eternal life amaze me and he is always shocking me by asking questions that I sometimes don't know myself. I swear he is so much stronger than I am and I am sure he was sent to me to be my strength. We were talking about how he misses his dad "Nate" and I told him "I miss my mom and that there are times I wish I could call my mom on the phone with a question or just to talk." (I was trying to let him know that he will always miss him and that is ok). Trey turned to me grabbed my hand and said, "If you miss your mom you just call me. I'll talk to you. I know how stressfull it can be raising young kids these days". I thought I was going to laugh right out loud. It was the cutest thing ever. I told him thank you and that I loved him. All in all it was a night I will never forget.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Trey Baptism

We celebrated Jims dad Harleys birthday on Aug 1st and had a lot of fun. That night at midnight was the release off Stephenie Meyers new book "Breaking Dawn". If any of you are wondering about my background it comes from these books. If you have not read the twilight series it might not make sense, but Jim has been giving me such a hard time about Edward (a vampire in the books) and I was getting tired of it. So while he was gone hunting I changed our entire blog around Edward. We (the kids and I) even made shirts I will post them later. Well at 11:40 pm my sister-in-laws and a couple of my nieces and I were off to the book store so we could get our copy (which we had preorder of course) of the new book. The next day Trey was Baptised on Aug 2nd (Grandpa Keslers B-Day) and it was a great experience. We had several friends and family members come and spend the day with us and it was fun to see everyone. All in all it was a great weekend!