Thursday, February 27, 2014

Let it Snow, Let it Snow.. LET IT SNOW!!!


My computer has been giving me issues.
I started this blog weeks ago but had to walk away.. so frustrating.  So, lets see if I can update what I have already typed.

(First of February) It's all mom's fault.  She's been complaining that we don't get snow like they get snow in Salt Lake City.  Well, Mother Nature heard and slammed us hard with a lot of snow.
Pictures will follow.
Dad leaving the Hospital
This past week was a little scary, Dad spent some time in the ambulance, a little drive (8 miles) to the hospital.  He wasn't responding to us, and looked very pale.  Low blood pressure and a low heart rate were the cause.  We are doing Home Health so they can monitor everything, but he seems to be doing fine.  Some of our friends said, "He just didn't feel like going to church."  (It happened 1/2 hour before we were to leave for church.

The 4th floor of the hospital used to be the Pediatric floor.. They kept the muriels up.. the walls are so cheery.  I hope you can tell what they look like.  Mom insisted I show her neighbor Mindy these drawings.  What do you think Mindy?
Fun Muriel's that are painting up and down the halls of the floor dad was in!






















(First of February) It's all mom's fault.  She's been complaining that we don't get snow like they get snow in Salt Lake City.  Well, Mother Nature heard and slammed us hard with a lot of snow.
Pictures will follow.



 It took Bob 81/2 hours to plow our driveway.. The snow wouldn't stop!  Mom couldn't believe that church was cancelled!  It was a beautiful Snowed in Sunday!


After dad got home from the hospital we made him stay in from feeding the cows, but the next day, he was ready to see the "girls."

He's loving looking at the snow, but since there is so much, Bob and Derek have to ride the 6-wheeler, so Dad has to sit it out for a while!
Appreciate all the phone calls, and messages! 
Mom loves hearing news from home!

A very cute couple are staying in their home currently.  Their 6 month old daughter loves all the room and the chandeleirs.  (Tara is the daughter of Cleve Brock.. she is married to a former BYU volleyball player, and their beautiful daughter Lydia)
 
The snow is starting to melt... and the temperature's high was 43 degrees.  Bob got Mom out on the Ranger and took her for a "spin" around the property.  She had her camera in hand and enjoyed the bright sunny snowy day.


I apologize for this "not in order" blog.. But since the computer is back to "normal" I'll keep adding some updates.

We have found a restaurant that mom and dad enjoy going to.  It is called Scholsky's.  Dad loves the soup and mom thinks their sandwich breads are wonderful.

We've also gone to several movies.  The first being the Russian Missionary Movie 'The Saratov Approach".  Wow, suspenseful.  Mom couldn't believe all the advertisements before the movie, and was surprised that the movie was 8.00... lucky she is a Senior, and lucky she went before 4:00.. otherwise it's 10:50 for me!  Bob, Dad and Derek went and saw "Monument Men", Dad loved it.  While Derek and I went to Taekwondo and mom had laundry to fold (her choice), Dad and Bob went to "Pompeii"  Bob was worried that it was going to be too violent, but it turned out well, and Dad couldn't stop talking about how well made it was! 
We had a fun church dinner the day after Valentine's day.  Yummy Mexican potluck theme!  Everyone is so friendly to Mom and Dad.. They should feel right at home!
Mom and Dad love getting your calls and from their friends from Salt Lake City.  For Valentine's day Janeanne Brooks sent some of her homemade candy to them.  I've caught dad sneaking the candy before he eats breakfast!
 
Mom and Dad enjoy making Birthday Calls to their friends and family members.  Now they have Derek to accompany them!

 
We still enjoy playing games and puzzles, mixed in with Physical Therapy sessions with the Home Health Nurses and the hospitals Physical Therapists...One more week with their Parkinson's Exercise Class.
Mom and another lady are visiting teachers to some young girls that recently got baptized.  Mom wondered what these girls would think of her, being old enough to be their grandmother.. the girls really liked mom and her companion (I asked the girls on Sunday).  Way to go Mom.  As we speak mom is trying to find some fun recipes to make to auction off at the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Dessert Auction.  She will be amazed when she sees the creations that come!!!

Mom and Dad were excited to see the final copy of the article that was featured in our Newspaper's Magazine.  They were here when the report came and when they interviewed us.  Let me see if I can find the site and post it here.
bendbulletin.com/autism
Many friends have given us copies of the magazine, if you'd like a copy, we'll send it to you.  We hope that the information about Derek and Autism in general will be informative and help other families.  We were honored that they chose us to feature.

Until next time!  Bye Bye


 
 


1 comment:

Gina said...

Nice to see and hear about you and your fam again!! Derek has a TERRIFIC smile! Loves to you all:)