Friday, October 8, 2010

I’m Back

This has been way too long and really can’t come up with any excuses as to my absence. So much has happened and once again I am going to have to back track on my life experiences. Lets start here...right now...with the events of the phone call in the middle of the night.

The phone call.... yes the dreaded phone call that we all know could possibly happen but never want to be on the receiving end of it. Last night we partook of that call. 1:30am the phone rang. Since I was beside the phone I quickly answered it. My sister in law Catherine was on the other end. “Mom has been taken to the hospital via an ambulance. She fell down a flight of stairs and it doesn’t look good.” They were taking her in and were going to do Xrays to see why she was in so much pain. She then told me that she would call back as soon as she found anything out.

That sounded serious, but really a fall down the stairs isn’t life threatening and I’m sure she will be OK. We all tend to over react when someone is on their way to a hospital. We tried to go back to sleep but with not much luck. alot of tossing and turning trying to get comfortable and feeling a little uneasy about the next call. 3:30 am the phone rings again. Its Catherine. She begins to tell me the findings from the Xray but it seemed ridiculous. Mom broke her neck, broke 4 ribs, had a brain bleed and cracked a vertibrae (not sure of the spelling but you get the pointe) We were in shock and not really knowing what to do next.

So today was day 1 of my Mother in laws terrible accident. She has full movement and feeling but has a broken neck. She is one lucky lady. It seems silly to be able to actually say she is lucky but she is. They attached a cage to her head this morning and drilled it into her skull. She will be wearing this cage for at least 4 months. She is a trooper. Although she is terribly uncomfortable, wants to move her head or have a pillow, she still told us all a long joke.!! Perhaps the morphine was doing its job. We will take one day at a time. At this pointe someone from the family will be at her bedside at all times. When she feels more stable perhaps some breaks will be taken.

Tonight my prayers will be more thoughtful, personal and sincere. Why does it take these kind of experiences for us to appreciate, to love more, to be more kind, grateful, to be thankful.

I’m exhausted...goodnight Lillian, I pray you will rest well tonight.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Girls Montana Weekend

Well I survived a weekend away with some girlfriends. Some old girlfriends and some new girlfriends. Its always a treat to meet new people and make new friends. We laughed and laughed, cried, told jokes, ate, relaxed, hiked, ate, shopped, shopped and shopped more. It was such a great time and I was sad to see it end. Thanks to all you ladies (Kim James, Kerry Gaudette, Barbie Mcallister, Karen Stewart, Carolyn Brownlee and Marg Smith )who made a great weekend. I hope we have more of those up our sleeve! Don't worry I have deleted some pictures off my camera. What was I thinking?!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

just call us Heavan: you're gonna wanna read this.

just call us Heavan: you're gonna wanna read this.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Hair

The back of my hair...not to bad...kinda looks old lady...oh ya I am.
This is from the night before. Still need to wash it and do it myself.
The close up. It says it all I think my eyes look bigger.

Cutters Remorse

I am feeling a little ridiculous about a decision i made yesterday. I cut my hair. Yes I cut it all off. I didn't just get a trim...took it all off. Here is why I did it.
I recently had to get my drivers license renewed and the picture was 10 years old. I had the same hair do. Looking back at all my pictures over time...I had the same hair do. So i decided it was time to change it up. Sounds like a good reason right? So I looked around at peoples hair, checked out the stars and found a hair cut I liked. The problem with this theory is I was always attracted to hair on "beautiful YOUNG people" Perhaps I thought I too would look young and beautiful. Not the case. I just aged myself about 10 years and not so beautiful after all. Here is some advice to the general public about what NOT to say to someone who just chopped their locks off.
1. Do you like it? (this is pretty much saying please give me permission to tell you it looks horrible)
2. Did you want it that short?
3. Are you going to grow it out?
4. You look different.
5. Your hair grows fast.

and my favorite..... "it's only hair"

OK I get it. You don't like it but really this is one of those times that lying is OK and forgivable.
So I got up this morning really wanting to avoid the mirror, but when i looked it was still there...short and everywhere. I looked like a Q-tip with wrinkles. Oh's only hair. I may even post a picture after i deal with the 'COMPLIMENTS" today. I can hardly wait to go out.
Come to think about it...I have been lying to alot of people about their ugly hair...I think I am a good person for doing that. Remorsefully , Denise

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Christmas at the Cabin

A beautiful snowy day for sledding. The kids loved every minute of it.
Bathtime is always a favorite time to snap pictures. This tub is so perfect for these little monkeys. Emory on the left is looking calm, but she creates alot of tension, tears and screaming from the other kids. She loves to splash them in the face!!
This is ring around a rosie. I do believe that we are on our 43rd time of doing this little game. Emory kept insisting we do it again. Some things just never get old to a toddler. Once again we see Caden in is underwear.

Cruising...November 2009