Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lars 33

My honey turned 33 this year. 
He loves chocolate and I love going out to eat so we celebrating by partaking of both
I cannot even begin to tell you how blessed I am to have this man in my life. 
He is an amazing friend, eternal companion, and father. 
He makes me laugh when my heart aches, smile bigger than my face can bear, 
dance with glee, and live for joy. 
I adore watching him with Roan and watching him as he helps his Mother. 
Happy Happy 33rd Birfday to the most amazing man ever! 

Kidnapped Friends in Town & Conference

Jim and Rebecca came home with us and we had a blast. We caught up on sleep from our trip to CA and just relaxed. Rebecca and I did a lot of thrift shopping and we got to try a few new restaurants and cook up some yummy food around the house. 
We had breakfast one morning with The Utah Christensen's, not to be confused with the CA Christensen's. Roan loved playing with their toys. We listened to conference and played some games as we listened. It was fun. I got some conference tickets and we got to attend the last Sunday session. 
It was a first for Jim and Rebecca. I was disappointed in the lack of protesters around the Conference Center. Only because I talked it up and their really weren't that many. That is a good thing I guess. Rebecca and I did have our picture taken by one of the Ensign guys so look for us in the next issue. Doubt we will make the cut but wouldn't that be rad if we did. I have been in the Church News before, that will be a story for later. So how cool would that be if I got in the Ensign too. 

We took pics around the temple afterwards and rode the train back home. 

Jim is keeping an eye out for the one protester we did see. LOL

We had a lot of fun with our friends that came home with us. I cried when they left. It is so nice to see my best friends but always so sad when we have to part for a time again. However, I feel extremely blessed to have such wonderful friends, these girls make life awesome and especially more than ever.
 Love my friends so much. 

CA Take My Breath AWAY

We went to CA to celebrate Lars birthday and to honestly just get away. Lars is so super awesome because even though it was his birthday getaway it was mostly for me since I was in the middle of going crazy and just needed a break with my girls. #Besthusbandever!
Take a look at me in this picture above. I look fine right...well 5 minutes after I took this picture I received a phone call from my doctor informing me that 8 mm of my left lung was collapsed. Here is the true story. A few days before our trip I got food poisoning really bad. I tried to force myself to puke which didn't help in the end anyway. An hour after trying to puke my chest got really really tight and it was hard to breath. It felt like someone was pushing on my chest. I got really scared and left work early and went to the urgent care. They ran tests and took x-rays of my chest but couldn't see anything apparent. They sent me home empty handed and let me know they will call if the radiologist found anything on my x-ray.  This was the day before we were supposed to leave. Nothing was going to stop me from taking this trip, not even my job which is another soapbox, so we decided to keep with out plans and I got a blessing from Lars and a neighbor. The next morning there was still some discomfort but I could breath better. So we went on our trip and at the start the doctor called and asked me to come back in as soon as I could for a follow up. He said I had spontaneous Pneumothorax . Both my new lean frame and my terrible attempt to throw up put stress on my lungs and 8 mm of my left lung had collapsed and hair was leaking into my left shoulder. I told him we were on our way out of the state and that I would follow up upon my return. He advised me to seek immediate medical attention if I had trouble breathing again. I was fine however, I got better and better with each passing day and I did follow up when I got back and I am fine. So there is your cool crazy story. 

Now back to CA
We had lunch with Lars old coworkers from NCS
We hung out with the Christensen's and visited our old ward. One couple asked where we had been as they thought we went inactive. LOL We moved so a year ago dude :)
Of course we ate at Ruby's Diner, though I didn't get the chili fries this time. Biggest regret ever!
Marly's sister works at the Queen Mary and got us in for their Haunted tours preview night
It was awesome!
And yes I did get scared but Lars was funny so I wasn't afraid for long. 
We also got a funnel cake, something we have to do with these particular friends. :) 

In between all the fun activities I spent a lot of time just sitting and chatting with my best friend Marly.
It was seriously the best ever. We also went to a pumpkin patch with our friend Stacey, but that deserves it's own post. It was really sad to leave my friend. I cried most of the way to Riverside to stay with my other best friend Rebecca. 
We kidnapped Rebecca and Jim and returned to Utah to continue the fun.
We borrowed my parents van and the trip back was so comfortable. I got to nap twice, something I never get to do when it is just our small family driving. Lars has a rule, a very good rule I might add, that the front passenger has to stay awake to help keep the driver awake. It was nice to have company because they were fun to talk to but also because I got sleep while they sat in the front. We also ate Jack in the Box too. YUM!
Lars was a good little traveler. 
Jim and Lars got their nerd on in the travels. 
We had fun in CA and miss our friends a lot. Not the traffic in CA but our friends for sure. 

These Boys

These boys...
they played...
they bathed...
they got seriously cute...
they let their Mommies go down memory road a bit...
they got mischievous...

they went to the "make out" park aka Majeska Park...
Lets not for get Mikey, smiliest kid ever :)

For a few moments we were left alone with all the kids
This looks like a great number for us huh ;)
We had so much fun watching these boys hang out again. :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Sometimes while Roan is playing in his room I try to get an informal workout in. Often times he ends up joining me. And by joining me I mean he climbs on top of me. It makes me stronger. :)