Friday, September 30, 2005

The Definition of Beauty

Noah: That's beautiful!
Jeana: What does beautiful mean?
Noah: mommy is beautiful...
Jeana: Aw...thank you!
Noah: And Buzz Lightyear is beautiful!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Jeana's Brain Implodes

Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: Yes, Noah?
Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: Yes?
Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: What do you need?
Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: I'm right here...
Noah: Mommy? Mommy?
Jeana: What?
Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: That's me...
Noah: Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?
Jeana: ...
Noah: Mommy?
Jeana: What? Just tell me what you need!
Noah: Mommy? I hungry...

Monday, September 26, 2005

And now back to our regurlarly scheduled program...

It's good to be home (even though I already miss Grandma's house...)! This is the conversation we had when we arrived home at 9:30pm

Noah: My own house! My own toys! You wanna play a game with me?
Jeana: I'll play one game with you.
Noah: I want two games!
Jeana: Sorry, I only have time for one game...and then it's bed time.
Noah: Bed time? In my own bed? Wippee!! Wippee!!

Just some FYI: Noah has only slept in his own bed 3 times this month...including last night...

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Happy Birthday, Jeana

Happy Birthday, to my beautiful, intelligent, creative wife, without whom my life would be meaningless drivel.

I love you, Isha!

Your devoted husband,


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Live from Grandma's House in Albany, OR

Noah and I have been having a great time at Grandma and Grandpa Bob's house. Highlights for me have been: Sleeping in almost every day, nice baths in the big whirlpool tub, and of course, watching Noah have a blast with his grandparents.

Highlights for Noah have been: A trip to the Salem Carousel with Grandpa Bob, ice cream, his first barber-shop haircut, new red converse all star tennis shoes, and endless baking with Grandma.

Ah...this is the life!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Kidney Stone Update

Well, I haven't been able to pass the stone on my own so...I'm scheduled to have surgery on Friday afternoon. The procedure only takes about an hour and I'll get to go home the same day.

Right now Noah is staying with my parents in Maple Valley. He's having a great time and I've heard they might even go to the Puyallup Fair this weekend.

I've been sleeping the pain away with my new best friend, Vicodin.

After the procedure, Noah and I are going to back to Albany, OR and back to my favorite nurse so that I can recuperate while having my son taken care of. I'll miss Geary a lot, but I really think this is the best situation.

So basically, Noah gets a month of Grandma time. He had Grandma Mary for the first week of September, Grandma Garyanna for the second, Granny (my mom) for the third week, and next week he gets Grandma Garyanna again. Seems like the hardest part of this whole kidney stone thing will be de-spoiling the boy...

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Where have they been????

Wow, it's been 11 days since we've able to blog. Here's the short story...more details will have to come later because I'm extremely tired.

Over Labor Day weekend,we took a trip out to McCall, ID with Geary's parents to visit Geary's Uncle John, Aunt Mary, and Cousin Eric. We had a fantastic time and I can't wait to share more about it. A huge bonus for the trip was that John and Mary gave us their 1998 Honda Accord! It's such a huge blessing and I'll definitely be sharing more about that later, too.

Geary left Idaho on Monday morning (1st day of school was on Tuesday) and I was planning on driving back with Bob and Garyanna the next morning, spending a couple more days in OR with them, and then heading home Thursday or Friday. But God had other plans for me.

On Monday night I became extremely ill with intense lower back pain and violent vomiting. I woke Bob and Garyanna up in the middle of the night and they called the E.R. in McCall. A nurse said it sounded like some bowel virus going around and that I shouldn't have anythng by mouth for 24 hours.

So we stayed in McCall.

24 hours passed and I did not get so I was admitted to the E.R. with severe dehydration issues. After a couple baggies of electrolytes, some x-rays and a CAT scan, I was told that I have a kidney stone! A big one, too! It's 4 to 5 milimeters (a bebe is 3m) and I have a 50% chance of passing it on my own.

Let me tell you...passing a kidney stone is a gazillion times more painful than childbirth. I'm on pain medication, but still really uncomfortable.

Anyway, Bob and Garyanna drove Noah and I back to their home in Albany, OR where I spent a lot time sleeping and watching TLC and HGTV. Geary drove down on Friday night which was wonderful because I really, really missed my husband! Today we drove home and although I'm glad to be back, I'm really sad that I had to leave my best nurse behind. Geary's mom, Garyanna, was my sanity this past week. Not only did she do a phenomenal job taking care of me, but she provided endless hours of love and entertainment for Noah.

Sigh. There is so much more to this story, but I need more pain killers and more sleep. Keep us in your prayers! I'll update soon!