I have very mixed emotions about school starting. It used to be that I couldn't wait for the kids to get back into school but I have to admit that this year I am not quite as excited about it. I have had so much fun with Mady and Hayley (because they are the only ones who would go on vacation with me) this summer, minus the hospital stay, and I'm not sure I'm ready to quit vacationing. Oh well, like one of my earlier post titles said, "All Good Things Must Come to an End". I will admit that I am ready to get back into a routine again. Here is a list of some of the things that I have neglected a little bit this summer:
  • Paying my bills on time.  (Hey when you're not around you don't get your mail, I even got the water shut off once - oops;)
  • Laundry.  (Once again, I've been gone.  Sorry hun for the lack of clean underwear in your drawer;)
  • E-mailing Tyler.  (Again, I have been gone.  No....that is no excuse, I have just forgotten a couple of times.  Sorry Tyler;)
  • Housekeeping.  (UUGGHH!!  I hate it)
  • My Primary class.  (You know the excuse.....I have been gone;)
  • My diet.  (I've. Been. Gone.....It is so hard to diet when you are on vacation;)
  • My sleep.  (I had way too much fun to sleep;)
These things are just to name a few.  I am sure there are plenty of other things that Mooch would tell you I have neglected while I have been gone.  That's what he gets for not going with me, right?  All in all, it has been a great summer but it is time to reorganize and become responsible again.  A maid would be nice!!





Today is Tyler's 21st birthday in Australia, but his birthday really isn't until tomorrow here in the good old USA. Does that mean I have to send him presents for today and tomorrow? This whole day ahead of us thing is really quite confusing. Anyway, Happy Birthday to my Australian Missionary!! We love you!! Only about 1 1/2 months left till we go get him. YIPPEE!!!!



You Are Tennis

You are highly competitive and driven.

You're in it to win, and you will keep going until you do.

You crave fame, success, and the envy of others.

Ok!! I am totally cool with this, except for the "Craving fame and the envy of others" part. I'm not sure I want to have either of those two things.



We finally left the hospital on Wednesday afternoon and are home, YIPPEE!!  Bug was so happy to leave the hospital.  It had been awhile since she had slept in her own bed and she was so happy.  There is nothing new as far as knowing what was causing her fever's and back pain, but she hasn't had one since Tuesday night so we are happy about that.  
Now the real fun starts, Laundry........ICK!!!  We have been gone for so long that I am buried in laundry.  If I'm not out in like three days, send in reinforcements, preferably a maid!!!



This has been a summer with many great adventures, and some not so great adventures. As you can see in the pics from my previous posts those were the great parts of our summer. During all of these vacations, Bug was battling some sort of infection, and had been on antibiotics two different times. While we were at the beach she finished her second set of medicine and was feeling great, then we came home and we were going to head back up to the cabin, and she started in with a high fever again. We called our doctor on Sunday morning and he advised us to go to the emergency room and have some tests done. Here are some photo's of our journey over the past 4 days.

Here we are in the Emergency Room at Mountain View Hospital awaiting a battery of tests.

Here, Bug is having a spinal tap done. Prior to starting the procedure the doctor told her that he would give her something so she wouldn't remember anything after he was done.
Her little chin started to quiver, and her eyes filled with tears and she said to the doctor, "You mean I won't remember my mom and dad anymore?"  It was the saddest thing I had ever heard. Of course he reassured her that she would remember us and would only forget the procedure.

Her tests included a cat scat, stomach x-ray, chest x-ray, spinal tap, and urine and blood cultures.  During this time her fever spiked up to 104 degrees and their attempts to bring it down would not work, and then after about 3 hours it disappeared, only to return again 3 hours later.  It was really quite baffling.  The ER doctor felt like she needed to be admitted into a hospital with a pediatric wing, which Mountain View does not have (good to know for the future) so they transferred her to Summerlin Hospital.

Of course the first item on the agenda when we got to Summerlin Hospital was to get Bug a Priesthood Blessing, so Mooch called our good friend Davis McKay and he came right over and helped Mooch with that.  Thanks Davis!!

Our stay at Summerlin was met with 4 more series of blood tests, that of course were each drawn in the middle of the night......Go figure!!  I have never quite understood why they do that.  All of the tests that were done at Mountain View ER came back negative, HOORAY!  However, the blood work showed some "inflammation" somewhere in her body, that after 4 days in the hospital and all the tests they ran, they never did find the source of.  Very frustrating to say the least.  They finally sent us home on Wednesday afternoon, still with no answers, but she had finally been fever free for over 24 hours so they felt that she was safe to leave.

It wasn't all needles and horrible food though!!  She had many phone calls and visitors while she was there that most definitely helped to lift her spirits.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

Her sister's Aimee and Mady and friend Victoria.

Our friend and neighbor, Kathy Moffat.

Friend, Emma Nelson.

Our wonderful Bishopric.

Good friends, Greg and Melissa Bowman.


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