Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mommy Day!

Today I was able to be a mommy, instead of a teacher and it was absolutely wonderful! Kalena's class went the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on a field trip and I went along as a chaperone! I had such a great time watching her explore the exhibits. She loves animals and had fun with her friends and mommy too!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekend at Vail Lake

What a fantastic weekend we had camping at Vail Lake! One of my friends at school put the trip together with 7 other families and what a GREAT trip it was. We were a little worried because the weather reports said it as suppose to rain all weekend, but we really lucked out. It only rained on Friday evening as we arrived and then stopped about 9:00 and was beautiful all day Saturday and Sunday. We were scheduled to leave on Sunday afternoon, but we were having such a great time that we stayed another night and are we glad we did. It rained again Monday morning on our way out. What a blast!
On Saturday a few more friends came out for the day to relax and celebrate a friends birthday. It was fun, but everyone looked so cute. They didn't look like they were camping and of course, I did...with my beanie and all. Ü

We absolutely love camping and spending time with each other. Our friends took their Rhinos and we had fun driving the kids around the campground and doing a little off-roading. We had an entire cuv de sac to ourselves. The kids road bikes, played tether ball, and even had a jumper to keep busy. Oh, I almost forgot they even miniature golfed. The campgrounds offers many fun family things to day. If you haven't been there, you should check it out!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Great Deals and Giveaways!

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Good Times

Well, with much love, nuturing and a lot of drugs, Kulia is doing much better. She still has her cough, but the infection is gone and she is sleeping much better, which means we are all sleeping much better. I am thankful we got through this with out a trip to the hospital or shots. We are considering taking her to an alternative medicine (herbal) doctor the first week of March, so he can help us find the root of the problem with her. I am really stuggling with the amount of medicine we have to give her this time of year and for the past four years of her life. I feel like we are just fixing the symptoms and don't really know why this keeps occuring. I am looking for answers and hope that this new doctor, that a friend recommended, can help. Please pray that we are looking in the right direction and can find some answers.

We had a very relaxing weekend, watching movies and playing games since it rained most of the weekend. I really enjoy spending the cuddle time with the girls since I know it isn't going to last forever. They are my everything and I cherish every moment we can be together.

I met some friends for dinner tonight and realize how lucky I am to have such supportive and loving friends. Thanks girls for a nice dinner out and especially your friendship! My dear friend, Vicki, has been through a great deal in the past year and I admire her strength. She is always so strong and level headed. She is an amazing person and friend and I thank her for that friendship and listening to my worries even though she has her own. I love you Vicki and thank you for being you!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rough Days

Well it has been a rough few days with our precious Kulia! Last Friday morning she came down with a fever and a slight cough. Thank goodness my mom had planned on watching the girls that day, so she got rest and tender care from her loving Grandma. Her cough and the fever seemed to be getting better, so we tried to venture out to our Friends Superbowl party, which only lasted a very short time for Kulia and I. We left Kalena and Kunane to have fun and Kulia and I came home to rest and relax. Well, resting did NOT happen. Instead Kulia had a major respiratory episode, meaning having a difficult time breathing due to a major coughing attack to the point that she was throwing up uncontrollably. She finally settled down with a warm shower and a few breathing treatments. Then we tried to get to bed for some much needed rest. That didn't happen either. Throughout the looooong night, she had 3 more expisodes of throwing up and not being able to breathe. We took 3 showers and wrapped her in blankets and sat outside in hopes the cool air would help. It didn't seem to work. At 4:00, while Kunane and I were debting visting the ER she fell asleep in my arms...completely exhausted!! Needless to say, I stayed home with her and got the first available doctor's appointment with her specialist. He is amazing! He said she had a respiratory infection and put her on antibiotics, along with 6 other perscriptions including nasal spray, breathing treatments and cough medicine. My poor baby! All those drugs in her little body make me worry!

Please pray that she will grow out of this. It is a common cold for every other child, but for her she automatically has respiratory problems. It is really tough because I know all the drugs can not be healthy for her little body and who knows the long term side effects. I really don't have a choice in giving them to her. The Dr. says otherwise she will end up in the hospital again with twice as many drugs and we have been there too many times in the past!

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fantastic Day!

Today was a great day! I got up early and had breakfast with some good friends for Becky's Birthday. We had a great time visiting and enjoying a meal without a little hand asking if they could try it. I really enjoyed every minute of it.

Then we went to some friends, Danny and Heather's house, to enjoy the Superbowl game. They put on the best Superbowl party ever! Their yard was lined like a football field with down markers and he even had a flashback 80's band. Of course, we all enjoyed the music before the game. The food and company were also great!

Danny coaches football at Centennial with Kunane and we are so thankful for him and the many friends we made through the years of coaching. I hope you all enjoyed your day with family and friends as we did! Enjoy the pictures!

Super Bowl Sunday-February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday-February 1, 2009
Family Picture at Danny and Heather's