Sunday, May 17, 2009

What we've been up to

It is Sunday- what is supposed to be my official blog posting day. :-) I am going to do some catchup. After all, this is my digital scrapbooking attempt! (This summer I want to try the real digiscrapping, so if you're a pro, let me know!)

For about 6 weeks, I was extra tired, low energy, and just didn't feel well. I attributed it to getting older and training for a marathon. I finally went to a doctor and discovered I had an ulcer. Well, that definitely explained it! And no, ulcers aren't caused by stress! It is caused by a bacteria, and once they put me on antibiotics, it was like night and day. My energy came back- woo hoo!! My stomach still isn't 100% so I am just taking it a day at a time. I have been focused on playing with my kids and getting my home in order. (2 things that don't always work together!)

Our weather has been hit or miss. There have been some beautiful days where we really enjoy the sun, and the yucky days I have stayed home and cleaned, cleaned cleaned! I think my spring cleaning party was a success.

Here are some pics:

Dallin's first baseball season! We are lucky enough to be on a team with many friends. Dallin is really enjoying learning a new sport. I grew up loving baseball and softball and have so many good memories with my dad and the rest of my family. I love passing this on to Dallin. I just hope he has more skill than I did.

My aunt Brenda and cousin Tasha came down for a quick visit. I love seeing Tasha as a mom. She is so cute with her baby boy. My kids love spending time with them. We went out for 31 cent ice cream night at Baskin Robbins and just had a great time together

My cute sister in law Kristyn came to visit over Mother's Day Weekend. She trained for her first half marathon and came to Portland to run the race. We had a great time together and I am so proud of her and her hard work! The night before the race, we met up with some of my good friends and running partners for dinner.

Besides me being sick, my angel daughter also had a rough couple of days. She loves to go out and collect bugs. One day when it was rainy and wet, she slipped and bruised her tailbone. She wouldn't walk for 2 days and I carried her everywhere in the house. The third day she woke up and was fine. It was just crazy! She was a good sport about it. It is so hard to watch your children and pain. I am sure I will learn this often.

Jeff and I have been able to go on some fun dates this month. First we went to a glow in the dark bowling party for a friend who was celebrating his 40th birthday. (I don't have any pics of this one. ) Then, last night we were able to go to a concert together. 2 friends of mine founded a choir and put on a performance last night. We went with good friends and enjoyed the music. (I even helped with the lights-that's a little scary!) We had some time to walk around downtown Portland and just talk and be together. What a beautiful city we live in. It was a great night. (We also had a fantastic parking spot! That is what the second picture is.)

My mother's day was a little hectic as I had Sharing Time and a talk for Emily (her first one and she did great!), but I was able to enjoy time with my kids. I am grateful for each one of them. They are so unique and I love learning the little things about each of them. I hope they know how much I love and cherish them. I am humbled at the opportunity to raise them. I am grateful for a wonderful husband and friend to be on the journey with.A few more things I am grateful for:

Beautiful weather for my kids to play outside.Tulips. (that weren't cut early this year like they were last year. )


emily said...

That tailbone thing...ouch! Poor kid! Your flowers are beautiful. Looks like a fun few weeks! (aside from the ulcer, that is)

LCM said...

I didn't know Heather was pregnant again! What is she having? Does she know?

Molly said...

Thanks for sharing the link to last Spring's tulip fiasco. Too funny! I love your positive outlook on life!

Kelly(M&M) said...

Heather is due anytime! She is having a boy!

amydear said...

Lots of fun pictures. Can't wait to see you in person again. How'd your spring cleaning thing turn out?

Emma Giles Powell said...

Some great snaps, you guys look wonderful. It just so happens I am quite literally not only a digi scrapping pro, but I also teach beginner digi scrapping classes. Come on, how long we known each other?! My personal scrapping has degenerated into a blog too, but when my baby allows me back onto the computer without screaming the entire time, I will jump right back in! You'll be ready to jump with me by then.

Suzie Petunia said...

Yah, that was one AWESOME parking space! You are so funny. :)

Amateur Steph said...

I'm just stopping by to say thank you for your encouragement and positive comments about my marathon. It was really an uplift to read them when I was down. Thanks again and I'm glad you are feeling more energy now. I'll be returning to Utah for the Wasatch Back, so we'll have to get together for a run or something.

Reb said...

Kelly, I miss the Pac North West. Thanks for reminding me how much of a dry desert I live in. Love the pictures Cheeka.

Kim said...

Hi, Kelly! I hope you don't mind if I add your family blog to my blog list. I'd love to get to know you better, and I think that might be a good way! Your family is so cute!