December 26, 2010

New Calling

Today I got a new calling. I will now be serving in the Primary as the 2nd counselor. I am excited for a new calling and look forward to working with the young children in our ward. Kids have such a special spirit and I look forward to learning from them.

Now, while I'm excited it's also a bitter sweet time for me. I am really going to miss the kids in my Sunday School Class. I've really grown to love them. They are an amazing group of kids and I know they will do great things if they stay on the right path. I was scared to death when I first got called to be their teacher. Teenagers can be difficult. If they don't want to come to class, they won't. If they don't like you, they don't come to class. I was lucky and they did come to class. We had some good lessons, some good talks, and a lot of good times. I feel honored that I was able to teach them. I actually think that they may have taught me more than I taught them. I know the Lord knows where we are supposed to be. That he is aware of our needs. I feel blessed to have taught these kids and look forward to serving the younger kids in our ward.

December 18, 2010

If M had Brown Hair

My BIL Kevin brought this sick wig when they were here to visit. Everyone had lots of fun trying it on. If M had brown hair, her and T would almost look like twins. Too funny!

December 17, 2010

Provo Tabernacle

Just found out that the Provo Tabernacle caught fire early this morning. It's so sad.
This is such a part of Provo and the history of Utah. Many people are sad to lose this building. I sure hope the fire was not started on purpose. As of now they don't know the cause.
History :
(from KSL news)
~built in 1883; took 15 years to build for the cost of $100,000
~one of the oldest buildings in the state
~listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places
~used for Sunday stake conferences, sometimes 2 on the same day
~used for BYU college convocation sessions in May
~used for BYU graduation in August
~Community interfaith and patriotic servies held there
~Communicty concerts and performances held there

December 16, 2010

ER Trips

What a crazy few days we've had. Last night T got home from YM and complained of a
stomach ache. He hadn't had dinner yet so I asked him what he wanted. He wanted soup,
so I told him to go shower while I'm warmed some up. He ate and was still complaining.
I told him to go to bed and gave him a heating bag to put on his tummy. He fell asleep almost instantly so I thought we had things under control. Boy was I wrong. Maybe 45 minutes later I heard him calling me. I went into his room and he was curled up crying, telling me how much he hurt, and asking and asking for me to help him. I felt so helpless because I didn't know how to help him and he was pleading with me. He kind of rolled out of bed and army crawled into the living room. The pain at this point was not as bad. But after a few minutes it hit again.
I called a friend who is a paramedic and she came over to check things out. She said his vitals looked good, but he looked pale. Then he had another "attack" and she said if it were her kid she would take him in. So, off to the ER we went. During all the commotion and screaming, the other kids woke up startled by all the noise. They were scared and started crying. I told them T would be fine and that they could go lay in my bed if they wanted.
My SIL came over to be with the kids until my parents could get there.

The nurses in the ER were really nice. They got to us right away and treated T very well. They hooked him up to an IV, took some blood, had an x-ray (to make sure the magnets he swallowed a month ago weren't causing any problems), and got some morphine. The diagnosis: they weren't sure. His white blood cell count was slightly elevated, but everything else looked fine. So, they sent us home on a notice to be cautious. If the pain came back he would need to go back to a doctor or to the ER. Once we got home he went right to sleep, and we found 3 sleeping kiddos in our bed. It's frustrating to go to a doctor and not really know what the problem is. It could have been really bad gas. I kind of wonder if he was passing a kidney stone. Don't know. But, today he's feeling better and I'm grateful for that. Better to be safe than sorry. We kept all the kids home from school today because I knew they needed the sleep.

You would think the drama ends there, but oh no there's more. We got home from the hospital around 1:15 a.m. My parents were there and I remembered that I needed to go clean the dance studio. My Dad came with me to help. He's such a nice dad. We got done cleaning and got back to my house around 2:15 a.m., and found my Mom sick on the catch. Her stomach was hurting, she thought maybe she was having a heart attack. So, off to the ER they went. DH and I finally went to bed around 3:00 a.m. At 4:30 a.m. I got a call from my Mom telling me that they were going to admit her because she started throwing up blood. She finally was released this afternoon. Her diagnosis: severe case of acid reflux that masks as a heart attack and an ulcer. I'm kind of mad that they released her because she has to go back for an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, and something for her heart. I don't know why they didn't just keep her and do the tests while she was already there. She still isn't feeling very well. I hope everything come back fine and that she will recover quickly. No fun to have sickies especially during the holidays.

When my alarm went off this morning at 7:30, I was exhausted. I went to work and did all my regular daily things. Now I'm watching "Survivor" and I will be going to bed right after this.
I hope I sleep well, I need it. Whew, what a day.