Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our February

A few weeks ago my dental office attended the UDA (Utah Dental Association) Convention up in Salt Lake at the Salt Palace! It was a 2 day convention where we attended classes and walked around all the dental booths! As on office we went to lunch one afternoon to Benihanas and it was Dr. Swenson’s treat.... it was so yummy! All us girls decided to sped the night up in Salt Lake and we got a hotel... well unfortunately the one we picked was not what we expected so to make a long story short, Dr. Swenson offered to upgrade us and put us up in the Little America! He was so sweet to do that! Anyways we had a great time on our girl’s night out! The girls at my office are all so sweet and we had a great time together!
Since then not much has happened! We are keeping busy as usual which is good. I am so proud of Michael, he is working so hard at school and is really working on his flying… I am so lucky to have him in my life! He brings me so much joy and happiness. Just when I think I have figured him out, he surprises me! The night I came back from the convention in Salt Lake, Mike had bought me some beautiful tulips and had cleaned the house, done all the laundry, and made us a steak dinner! Then a week ago, Mike treated me to breakfast, then we went to a movie, and we had a coupon to Borders so Mike let me pick out 2 books! It was all very simple but spending time together with no where to go and nothing to do for a day was great! I thank the Lord for sending him to me each day! I am truly blessed!
Last night I actually pulled out my new sewing machine that I got for Christmas and used it for the first time! I know it is bad that it has taken me this long to use it… oh well, I really was so excited to figure it all out! So I found a really simple pattern online for a baby burp cloth and for some baby booties! I know I have no one to make them for yet but I’ll be ready! They actually turned out pretty cute! I was quite proud of myself! I suppose that this is just the beginning of some really fun crafts! My Pappa was diagnosed with throat cancer back in December and so he had a surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago where they took out half of his stomach and esophagus. He is having a really hard time and is not recovering like he was suppose to. The doctors told him he would only be in the hospital for 2 weeks and he is now going on 3 and he still has all the tubes that he started with (feeding tube, breathing tube, a tube draining his stomach, etc). He keeps having setbacks so we are praying that he will at least get the feeding tube out soon. He REALLY is missing eating and drinking! So my mom came out to help my Nanna because she has had a hard time. My mom understands a lot of the medical world just because she has delt with it so much in the past 5 years so she was able to help her understand what is going on. We were lucky to have her some down on Tuesday night! She spent the night and then on Wednesday we went to lunch, made Logan some treats, sent him a box, and then I went back up to the hospital with my mom and we played some games with my Nanna in the waiting room! On the way up to Salt Lake I saw the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen! It was the first time I had ever seen a full rainbow and it was just huge! I didn't get a picture of the entire thing but I got some of it. I am a sucker for the weather and sky and when I see such beautiful sights like that, I think my Father in Heaven for the simple things in life!


Emily and Rob said...

Cute cute cute!!!! Ive seen those booty things and I wanna make em...I think i kept the pattern...were they hard?


Sounds like a fun February. What a great job on the burp cloths and booties. I too love sewing. I need to get my sewing machine out and do some sewing as well.

I am very sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope his condition improves quickly. My grandfather is still continuing to battle cancer also. It is very difficult.

Michael is awesome!! Talk about thoughtful and sweet. So glad to hear he is treating you like a queen. Tell him hello for me and I am so proud of him. I know he is working hard in school and that will pay off.

I miss you and think of you often. Take care and have a great day.
Love ya!

Carissa Rasmussen said...

are those booties knitted or sewn?