Showing posts from August, 2007

Life is Good

These are the lyrics from one of my favorite songs. Some of the verses are a little strange but I like the message of the chorus. I consider my music taste to be quite eclectic. I really like all different types of music and as I get older I'm liking new stuff all the time. I like the pop music and listen to a lot of alternative rock. I love country music but that comes in big phases. I used to hate Jazz but I think I like it more now. Anyway, this song is from one of the bands that Colin thinks is my favorite. I do love almost all of the songs on the two CDs I think this band ever produced, LFO is a band that I like- maybe one of my favorites but not THE FAVE if you know what I mean. Shakira and DMB are much higher up on the list.

So what is LFO? LFO is probably the most obscure of the "boy band" phase. They never really got much more popular than the hit I Like Girls that Wear Abercrombie and Fitch which is actually called, Summer Girls. I have to give cred…

the walk

We had a lot of fun on the Diabetes walk today. It felt good to get out and do something to support research for finding a cure. I was proud of the money that we raised this year and had a good sense of pride while walking. There were so many people at the walk today. I would guess a couple thousand. I was surprized that there would be so many people, this being my first walk. Some of the teams were so large. Discover card had about 450 walkers. One boy named Jake had a huge team maybe 100 people. A lot of the larger teams had team t-shirts. The rest of us wore the walk shirts you get if you raise $100 or more. Ryan rode in his new tricycle and had a lot of fun. He loves the outdoors and anything with wheels so it was a perfect combination. We got a lot of comments about the trike.
Thanks again to those who have supported our team this year on the walk! I hope next year we'll raise more money and have more walkers come with us.

Right before the walk began, the ballo…

Birthday Celebrations


Happy 2nd Birthday, Ryan!

Today is your Birthday! Happy Birthday RyRy. We love you! Today you are two years old. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by, before we know it you'll be 16. From the day you came into our family, you have changed our lives and we don't know how we ever lived without you. Thank you for being the ray of sunshine that lights up my face and life each day. I can't believe how much you've grown this year. You are getting taller and bigger each day, and your hair is finally growing well too. I love your laughter and your fun sense of humor. You are learning so many words and sentences I can hardly keep up with you. You are very smart. You are so special to us and there are so many people who love you. You are a Child of God and I thank Him each day for the wonderful gift that you are to me. Love, Mommy

I love his surprized face.

pictures courtesy of Brooke Dean

Goal Reached

We've surpassed our goal to raise $100. for the JDRF Walk to Cure. I am so excited and never thought it would be as easy as sending a few emails.

A huge thank you to Mom Dad Jon Bonnie Colin and Teresa for supporting me in the walk this Saturday.
We've had a run of tough times lately but it seems as if we are starting to come out of it. After enduring a major strand of flu with Ryan and then Colin, two car accidents, washing the cell phone in the flu laundry, the terrible twos (okay this one isn't over yet and I am dying for suggestions), battle with insurance companies (also not over yet), internet problems, and the extra worry of starting a new school year, we are ready for our lives to be worry free. My Birthday was nice, but since then it's been a tough couple of weeks.

I am really liking my new schedule of teaching half time. It is so nice to be home in the afternoons. My house is somewhat clean, and I've had enough time to do the things I need to with work and Ryan.


Walk to Cure

As many of you know, one of my lifes' challenges is Juvenile Diabetes. Millions of Americans are affected by the disease and, like me, hope to one day see a cure. I believe we are closer than ever. Scientists, Researchers, and Doctors have come a long way to help those of us with Diabetes. Having been diagnosed in 2001, I have greatly benefited from their research gains. Living with diabetes, however difficult, is now somewhat manageable thanks to progress made over the years. Each year the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) puts on a "Walk to Cure" in many cities throughout the country. The aims of the walk are to raise money and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes. I've decided to join them this year in Salt Lake City. The walk will be held at Wheeler Farm on Saturday, August 25, 2007. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the walk will start at 9:00am. We're planning on making a small donation. If you'd like to add to our donation, please let me know a…