Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Russ- you won!!

Russ's station won a huge award (an Edward R. Murrow award for Best Continuing Coverage,) thanks in large part to, well... RUSS!  Congratulations Russ!  I'm so happy for you!!  (and for me since I get to go to New York for the award, too!!!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tired dog

My grandma sent me this and it made me giggle.  I definitely feel this way sometimes...

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.  This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3- he's trying to catch up on his sleep.  Can I come with him tomorrow?"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Utah Trip #1

We decided on a whim to go to Utah.  We spent 2 days in the car, and only 3 days actually in Utah.  We squeezed a lot in those few days, though.  Here are some of the reasons it was worth it.

Hanging out at my grandma's house,

favorite shopping destinations- Robert's and Gardner Village,

a bbq under a shady tree with fresh corn from a stand,

mint-chocolate Creamies,

a trip to the alma mater,

and a little extra protein from the drive.

I have more to post after I get my hands on Russ's camera!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

you asked...

A frenulectomy-- the dentist cut a membrane that went from the middle of her upper lip and between her two front teeth.  I guess we are all born with this, but usually it breaks between the two front teeth when we are babies.  Since Makenna's didn't break, she's had a huge gap (she thinks she lost a tooth there,) and the membrane would have always acted like a little inner tube between her teeth (even if she had braces) causing her teeth to always shift a little.

I watched Makenna's little surgery through an office window.  I winced through the whole thing.  It looked like the dentist was just going in and jabbing and hacking at her mouth with a pair of nails scissors.  I'm so glad she's healed so well!  Maybe her adult teeth will come in a little closer together!

Makenna had to go to the Dr. again today.  All week, she's had to tinkle about EVERY 10 SECONDS!  He diagnosed her with Pollakiuria.  Anyone heard of that one?!?  Me neither.

Tomorrow we go to the Dr. for Camden.  He has a heart murmur and we're headed to the pediatric cardiologist.  I'm hoping for the best.  It's been a wild summer.

We just got back from a family vacation this last weekend.  And yesterday we decided to leave for Utah tomorrow.  It's the best place to be for the 4th!  So I'll have more to post when we get back!