Thursday, March 4, 2010


We are still alive. We moved again at the end of November. We found a townhouse we love that was still in the same ward. We are renting it for the next two years. We are loving renting. We decided that owning your own house is a little overrated. Heaven knows how many homes we have owned (just count how many times we have moved over the last 16 years), but you can't beat calling up the landlord and needing something fixed and not having to fix it yourself. Now that is nice.

I am still home schooling both kids. There are many challenging things about doing this. There are also many nice things as well. We are looking into a charter school for next year, so the kids will be able to get out of the house for a couple hours a day. We will see if we can find something that will work for our kids.

Addison is still not doing very well. After many more scopes and lab work the Doctor found that her stomach and colon are the worst that they have ever been. It is very frustrating because this feeding tube was suppose to heal her body enough that she would be able to start adding some foods back into her diet. It was also only suppose to last 4 months. We are now on our 11 month. Addison is very frustrated to say the least. Her Doctor is going to try her on a different medicine and we are all hopeful this will help her body to heal.

Jarom has been doing Karate with Clint for awhile now. It is the only thing we could get him to do that doesn't involve video games. He is such a great big brother.

I want to be better about blogging. This is the only journal that I will have to look back on and know what happened throughout the year. I think this is easier than actually writing in a journal so I should be able to post at least once a week. That will be a goal for me.

I look forward to reading about all my friends and family. I enjoy seeing new crafts, new recipes, and new adventures that you all do.


Miche' said...

I love the new layout. It looks so cute. Hope Addison gets better and you guys can see a light at some point. Good luck. Love you.

Grandma Carla said...

I LOVE the fact that you are blogging again. You will look back on these years when you are old and say things like, "WOW! I made it through" and "WOW! Glad some of that is over" and "WOW! I AM an awesome woman, mother, wife"! I love you!!!

Moira-Lin said...

I was so glad to see you updated your blog. OK...I am really going to try and blog once a week also. I have been so bad about it lately. Hope Addison is feeling better!

Natalie said...

Yay! I'm definitely glad to see you post on your blog! :) I was looking through my older posts yesterday with the kids and was SO THANKFUL for all the nonsense things I'd posted because I'd forgotten a lot of those things and they were really fun to read.

Ryan and Amy said...

I haven't looked at your blog for too long, but I', glad to know you are liking where you live now and that everyone is still hanging in there. Addison is a real trooper. We'll sure pray that things start to improve this year. Take care!

Bumbabum said...

My Best friends brother was very very sick for about 4-5yrs, and his stomach was basically killing him. Along with this he had a rare disease that was making it worse. He finally towards the end had no other option, and had his stomach removed. I tell you it is amazing the difference now. He is back to work for the Phx police department, lifting weights again and really enjoying his daughter and wife once again. I pray for your daughter and that they will find something to help her get better. I know with modern medicine they can perform miracles. Hope she feels better, and your family will get the comfort you need. Heidi