Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We're just a little over half way through our Bible school so we've been really busy this week. We've also picked lots of raspberries, done a lot of laundry, cleaned out the van(Yes, this was such a huge accomplishment it gets it's own mention) and finalized details for our trip to Houston. Kylie is coming with me and she's really excited! Kaydence is excited to stay "somewhere". She doesn't particularly care where she just wants to go somewhere alone.

A week from today Jake's sister and her husband will be moving in for 2 years. We still have a lot of work to do on our basement but hopefully it will be finished soon!

I'll leave you with a couple pictures of the kids.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I finally settled on keeping Emeric's appt. in Houston in August. I was going back and forth but needed to commit to it so it was one less thing I was worrying about doing. Just him and I are going to go and for just 3 days. He has a follow up appt. with the Mitochondrial Disease specialist and then hopefully *fingers crossed* we don't need to go back there.

He has a few other appt's coming up and another EEG which I just got word of today was pushed back to the end of October.

Kaydence has to go back in next week for another sinus xray because we're pretty sure the sinus infection is back. I don't know what to do if she has it back after 6 weeks of antibiotics because I don't plan on putting her back on antibiotics.

I've been busy preparing for Bible school which I'm helping direct this year so that's been a lot of work trying to get it all together. I'm also preparing to send Kylie to school in just over a month and we're still working on finishing the basement.

So, needless to say we've been staying busy! I'm looking forward to fall actually because while it's still busy it's more of a routine.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Like father, like son

"I'll be right there dad, just let me get my shoes on."
"On second thought, just one shoe will do."

"This sure does match nicely with my shirt."

"Alright dad, I'm set."

" Nevermind, I can't get this stupid shoe to stay on my foot!"
"Forget that shoe, this one is much easier to work in."

"On second thought maybe shoes are overrated."

"Hey dad, is there anything else I can help with?"

"I wonder what's in that tool belt?"
"Nails? Those aren't nearly as much fun as shoes!"

"Bye dad!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some things you might see if you came to our house...

Raised garden beds
(this is actually my mother in laws but since we live approximately .2 feet and the kids insist on going over at least 2x a day you'd likely see it if you came to our house)
*Yes, this is a photographers nighmare but it was way too light and everything got washed out so I just badly edited the heck out of it so you could see the horse sniffing Emeric. It was pretty adorable if you ask me and being that you're all nice people you can forgive bad lighting, editing and the like. Right?

Kylie freezing after swimming
(Which means there was a lot of whining involved)

Emeric's goofy grin

My sister refusing to let me take her picture.

I suppose it's possible she gets that from my mom?

Jaymen and Emeric(who are 12 days apart)

Kylie, Baylee, and Kaydence. Oh and Betty, the doll.

Children wrestlingChildren posing for a picture

A rainbow after a rainy day

Stay tuned for more "things you might see if you came to our house" photos!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mish Mash

We got home today from a weekend away. Jake's friend got married in Wisconsin so we made the 7 hour drive on Friday by ourselves(left the kids with Jake's parents) and spent a couple days there. Jake was a groomsmen and for the groom's dinner on Saturday we took a huge houseboat out on the Mississippi River and had dinner there. It was sooooo pretty and I'm kicking myself for not bringing my camera! My friend did take some pictures so I'll have to get them from her and share them. We had a lot of fun and we haven't been away together for a weekend ever that we could remember.


Running is going well. I'm off schedule by a day now because of the wedding. Last week I ran 13 miles and it should increase by about a mile each week. Jake is running too and I'm a bit envious because he's pretty fast already! I'm not really looking to be competitive time wise, I just want to finish.


Looks like July and August are going to be really busy months for us. I'm directing Bible School with my friend Karri and there's a ton of planning to be done. Bible school is in 2 weeks!!

In August Emeric has an appt. with a specialist in Duluth and then his Stroll for Epilepsy is August 13th. On the 14th-15th I'm going with a group to see Beth Moore who will be in Fargo and then heading straight over to our church family campout the same weekend. August 21st is Emeric's 3rd birthday and then August 25th I leave for Houston for an appt. with Emeric's doctor.

I've been emailing with Emeric's doctor and she strongly believes my family history points to a mitochondrial disorder. She is running a blood test on Emeric that will check for every possible Mitochondrial DNA mutation known. She thinks I should have the same test done to compare results because your mitochondrial dna are passed on only from the mother so if Emeric has some variant of a gene or mutation that I don't have that would tell us that the mutation is what is causing his health issues. So... I'm hoping my insurance will pay for me to have the test done since it's for family history purposes and not really because I'm showing symptoms.


Kylie is getting nervous about school already. Poor girl. I'm nervous too. I'm still not at peace with our decision to send her to public school so I'm hoping that things either go very well or terrible and then we'd know right away if we made the right decision! :) I am willing to homeschool her if she doesn't do well in public school and I want my kids to always have either option. Let's hope she likes it though! :)


Jake's sister and brother in law are moving in with us for 2 years. They're going to live in our basement while his sister gets her master's degree at a college nearby. We're hoping it will work out to switch out from nursing care to having a Personal Care Attendant and then Jake's sister would be able to have a job working with Emeric.


Well, enough updates for one night, I'm off to bed!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Emeric is modeling...

His mohawk

His new homemade(obviously, lol) shirt

His mimicking skills

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Running Update

This second week has been a bit easier than the first week of running. Since Sunday I've ran 12 miles and tonight I actually beat my time for a 3 mile run so that was good. I'm feeling much better, not so sore, and my shoes are broken in. Next week the runs increase so hopefully I'll survive them! :)

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