Sunday, May 31, 2009
LAST SUMMER.... YESTERDAY...Wow! I took some pictures of Jaxson yesterday down at my parents and while looking at them I remembered taking similar pictures last summer and couldn't get over how much Jaxson has grown.
It was wonderful to get out and do something. Jaxson has been very sick. He started with a cold and then got a stomach bug that last for 7 days. YIKES! I absolutely think watching your child be sick as to be one of the worst things ever not to mention it's so draining specially when it goes on for over a week. And like last month when he had the flu I got sick as well on Wednesday. I was better after a day but it's taken Jaxson a whole week. He is doing much better and I'm so happy not to be cleaning up puck and messy diapers all day long and even during the middle of the night. Oh the joys of being a mom.=)
Here are some more fun moments at Grandpa and Grandma's yesterday:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!' He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time How do you do it?' He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood I choose to be in a good mood.' Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life. 'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested. 'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'
I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back. I saw him about six months after the accident.
When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins..Wanna see my scars?' I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place. 'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.' 'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked He continued, '...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.' 'What did you do?' I asked. 'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'' Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead...'
He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude..... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Lexie and Jaxson playing at the park.After we got back Brett and Jaxson were outside doing some things and Jaxson managed to find this puddle. Jaxson of coarse was having a ball getting wet and messy.
Sunday was Grandpa Darwin's 60th birthday! We had a BBQ for him down at Brett's parents house. Here's a picture of MarShel (Brett's sister) taking Kaysia (my niece), Jaxson and I for a ride. Jaxson was in heaven, not only were we eating and staying outside there were 4 wheelers involved and life just doesn't get better then that. We've had another great weekend filled with lots of great memories thanks to family.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Abbie Olsen is finally here! My brother Eric and his wife Elizabeth had their baby yesterday, May 13. I've been waiting to meet and hold this cutie since September when I found out she was coming. She is so super adorable. I could just love on her all day long!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday was Brett's Grandma Moore's 88th birthday. Aunt Sandra did a party for her in her beautiful yard. It was such a nice day in fact I came home with a sunburn. Jaxson loved being outside for so long and playing.
The birthday girl with her great grandkids that were able to come to her party!
Kaysia, Kylen, Jaxson and RyLee---Jaxson's Erickson cousin's minus baby Payton
I had a wonderful Mother's Day! Brett got up and played with Jaxson when he woke up so that I could stay in bed as long as I wanted to, such a luxury when you become a mother. Then Jaxson and Brett brought me breakfast in bed and cards from each of them. They had the sweet messages. I usually don't keep cards but I think I'm going to have to keep these. My boys got me a deep freeze. I've never gotten so excited over an appliance in my life. I have really been wanting one for a while since our freeze is packed full. I didn't know how possible it was for us to get one with us living in our apartment but Brett got one that fits perfectly on our little deck. I just love it and am so thankful to have one. I guess you know you're grown up when things like freezers just make you super happy.=)
I took Jax off of his favorite toy at Grandma's for this picture he wasn't too happy about that. Carolee is sporting her cute apron we gave her for Mother's Day.
We then spent the evening with my family. We had another amazing meal and just sat outside and enjoyed the rest of the day. Jaxson gave Grandma some new sand toys and he really enjoyed the sandbox even when he was the only kid in it.
Elizabeth, my mom sporting her apron, Danielle and myself--The mommies of our family!
It was a really nice day. I'm glad there is one day out of the year where I can be spoiled as a mother and we can spoil our mothers for all the do for us throughout the year. I'm so thankful I'm getting to experience motherhood, what a fun journey. I'm also very thankful I was sent to such a special amazing women to be my mother. I have and continue to learn so many things from my mom.