Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"No, Moses was in my Sunbeams!"

We had the sweetest experience with Jackson on Sunday.
Jeremy dressed up as Moses for Primary sharing time. He visited the Jr. and Sr. Primary (so all our kids got to see Dad dressed as Moses)
One of the Primary teachers let us know that Jackson was the first person in Jr. primary to guess who the visitor was going to be. Jeremy was in the hallway and they were giving clues to what prophet was going to visit and our little sunbeam was the one who guessed:)
That's not the sweet experience. That was just me bragging on my bud.
The sweetest thing was at dinner after church when the kids were trying to convince Jackson that moses was really Dad dressed up as Moses, but Jackson wasn't having it. He kept saying "No, Moses was in my Sunbeams!"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I used to have this quote in my scriptures but lost it. I was blog jumping and read this on a friends blog.

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old-time rail journey...delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas, and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

Life maybe full of endless and crazy amounts of laundry and dishes, but it sure is worth it for all the little vistas, and thrillers.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So we had our appointment with Jackson's neurosurgeon today. He said that Jackson does have a tethered spinal cord, however it's not severe. That does not mean that he doesn't need surgery. Jackson will need surgery within the next two or three months. He let us know that Jackson will be in surgery for two hours and then be in the hospital for two days after surgery. He'll have a two to three inch scar on his back. I'm so relieved to finally know what's going on with him. We feel so blessed that it's not as bad as it could be and that our crazy pedi (who turns out is a genius) found it so early. Jackson will gain all his bladder control and bowel control back pretty quickly and will not have to worry about this happening again or losing control and function of his legs.

His doctor said that the fluid in his spine would more than likely go away or stay the same once he has surgery so it should NOT be a problem.

We will still need to see a urologist about his kidney being abnormal in shape and size but I'm not too worried about that. (He has two and only needs one, right?)

For those of you who don't know, he will probably need some cosmetic surgery in the next few years on his head and face and has a deveated septum which will probably need surgery also (i don't know when)

Next week Jackson will have two root canals done. I'm beginning to think that his pedi was right and that Jackson's LITTLE body just didn't form all the way in my belly.

Thank you for all your fasting and prayers. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tomorrow we take Jackson to see his neurosurgeon. I'll let you all know how it goes.

Yesterday for all of you who aren't in Dallas, we had so much snow yesterday. Texas has the craziest weather. Yesterday was crazy cold and then today the weather is amazing.

Church was cancelled because of the snow. We had such a wonderful experience having sacrament meeting at home. each of us prepared talks and musical numbers. I played the opening, closing, sacrament hymns for my musically number and spoke about Jesus' example. Jeremy sang and played the guitar and then spoke about the reason for the sacrament. Makayla sang "I am a Child of God" and shared her testimony. Jackson sang "Give Said the Little Stream" and then spoke about why he loves our family, and Isaac spoke on preparing for a mission. They kids had a good time. They even asked if they could prepare primary.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

horse shoes and basketball

Dad played a little horse shoes and basketball with the boys while we were at the horse park. Makayla and mom where off working on a splinter makayla got on her hand, while the boys played

Petting Zoo

There was also a petting zoo. We couldn't get Makayla anywhere near the goats. Isaac fed them from the other side of the gate and Jackson went in with them (but only if I was holding him).

I completely understand because while we were there, the birthday boy of a party that was there at the same time got drug around by his cowboy hat and thrown around like a rag doll. It was a little crazy scary. Also while Isaac and I were feeding the goats, one jumped over the fence at us to get our food. The goats would go completely crazy around anyone holding food. I would have been a little nervous too if they were bigger than me also.

pony rides:)

We took the kids to a horse ranch here in town the other day. We had a lot of fun. Makayla has been asking (begging) to go on a horse back ride. I really am proud of her for being brave and getting up on the horse. She was way more scared of the dogs and goats than the ponies.

Monday, March 01, 2010


Makayla and Isaac were both student of the week for their class. They were on the morning announcements this morning. I'm so proud of Isaac for getting mighty mustang twice in the last month. Could it be the new and improved Isaac on Meds:)

Makayla was dressed up to show her friends the outfit she thinking of wearing for the talent show. I tried to hint that she should wear something pretty today but she was really excited about showing everyone her cowboys outfit.

They got CiCi's pizza coupons so maybe we'll go there tonight for dinner to celebrate:)

Just so you know

Here's a picture of Isaac filling out the donation slip, before turning it into a member of the bishopric. I'm sure you all trust us, but just so you know it's been turned in.

I also add a very funny picture of Isaac. I just love putting pictures of my boys in their underwear on my blog:)