Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crash and Grass

OK... I might sound like a redneck, but....   I really like to go to demolition derby's!  The crowd is usually a little "rough" for my taste, but there's something about watching cars smash into each other that is really exciting!!!!  I'm a very cautious and careful driver (most of the time)... maybe that's why I like the thrill of the the chase and the big crash!  Anyway... last night Tony and I watched the Batmobile  take out a bunch of other cars, and we had a great time.

On a more peaceful and domestic note... I'm proud to announce that we finally have grass!!!  It's not much, and you can barely see it, if you look really close, but it's finally there!!  After a summer of pulling, spraying, mowing, and cursing weeds, we have a small area under control.  We didn't plant all our land because we don't have a sprinkler system in yet.  We have a small area in the front of the house that we can handle watering with a sprinkler and hose, and we got it planted a couple weeks ago!  Grow, baby grow!!!  I can't wait to get out the lawn mower!!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Brains and Hearts

J and I met with the neurologist this morning to discuss the results of the tests to find what caused his seizures/convulsions.  The MRI and CT scan looked really good.  He had 2 EEG's done, neither of which showed any seizure activity.  So, the good news is that it looks like his brain is not the problem.  One EEG showed an irregular heart beat, and the neurologist thinks we should look into it.  More than likely, it isn't anything to be concerned about, but there is a possibility his heart could be causing the problems.  So.... it looks like more testing and doctor bills for us!  I meet with J's regular doctor tomorrow to discuss what to do next.  I am really thankful that he (and my other kids) are relatively healthy and we don't have to deal with this kind of stuff a whole lot!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer Stuff

This is my garden, as seen from the upstairs window.  It froze pretty hard last night and isn't looking too good.  It was a good year for beans and zucchini, but not so great for corn and tomatoes.  My kids like to make fun of my circular design and call it "Mom's crop circle".  Ha-ha. We had a ton of weeds, since our land has been a vacant field for many years.  I'm hoping that next year I will spend a lot fewer hours pulling weeds.

Tony has cooked up hundreds of hot dogs this summer.  We are on the BYU-I Alumni Council, and often help with alumni and college events.  This was at an Idaho Falls Chukars baseball game.  We also cooked and served at Lagoon on the 24th of July.  Just yesterday we helped serve over 2250 new students and their families at a back-to-school event on campus.  

A moose we saw on one of our drives back and forth to Preston to visit family.