Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Friends = Good Times

I think I was around 9 years old when I was driving in the car with my mom. I had just watched another mom and her teenage daughter in a big fight. I looked at my mom and with all the naivety that a 9 year old has I told her: "I'll never talk to you that way!" Well, of course, my mom just laughed it off and said that I probably would, even though I promised her that I never would (yep, she was right)... but the thing I remember most about that day was that she told me there would be a time in my life when my friends would be more important to me than she would be and that the only thing she hoped is that I would pick good friends... Well of course she was right and thankfully from Jr. High on I always had a good group of friends.

Some of us got together last week for a play date at the park and then again on Saturday for lunch (without the kiddos)! We had a great time, it was so nice to see so many of them again. I realized that a few of them I've known for almost 20 years now! Yes, we also talked about how old we were getting... it'll be 14 years this May since we graduated high school.

Here's some pics:
Colton (looking a little wasted) and Tommy Maxwell. They're only a few weeks apart.

Lauren Folsom and Colton

With Micah and Tricia at Tia Rosa's
No Kids + Good Food = FUN!

Good to see you Trish!

Friday, February 13, 2009

For My Canadian Friends!

This is what we saw driving to Mesa the other day. Luckily I had the camera in the front seat so I wasn't driving too erratically - although this guy probably thought I was a little crazy :) You might have to click on it to read his license plate.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Still In Love...

Colton "CAUGHT" Seth and I kissing after church! Not bad for his first picture! Oh how he makes us laugh!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If the Cardinals Can Make it to the Super Bowl...

I can Update our blog!!!!

I know, it's been forever since my last post! The twins are now 3 months old! It just got to the point where so many things were happening that something had to give and that was of course this blog. Instead of trying to cram everything we've done since Halloween into this post, I'll just include a slide show of our pics that you can peruse at your own risk - there will be a lot of them!

I just sent an email to a dear friend from Toronto, and realized that most of that email could be a blog post, so Wendy, if you're reading this, I wrote that email for you and then copied and pasted it for the blog. A few people have wondered if my neglectfulness towards this blog was due to a pregnancy... Unfortunately, we are not pregnant. We've been "trying" for a year now... but you know how the saying goes: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." I'll probably need to go to a fertility specialist soon; I've been putting it off, hoping that "this is the month" we'll get pregnant (every month I think I'm pregnant :))

So, if I'm not pregnant then why have I fallen off the face of the earth? Well...

In early December, Colton was diagnosed with a "Sensory Processing Disorder." I'm not sure how to explain this... I've read so much these past few months that everything is starting to blend together into mush, but here's a basic definition: "a neurological disorder causing difficulties with processing information from the five classic senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste), the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception)...

Sensory information is sensed normally, but perceived abnormally." It's not like being blind or deaf, Colton can still see and hear it's just that his brain processes it in an "unusual way that may" and does "cause him distress and/or confusion."

When we first got the "diagnosis" (it's unofficial, by the way, we need to get him into a developmental pediatrician for the official "word") I just cried all the way home. Partly out of relief that we were finally starting to get answers but also sadness because I knew this wasn't just some passing thing, or just the "terrible two's" :). Each week we have 3 different therapies that we attend. The first is Speech Therapy - which is going REALLY well. He's finally starting to put 3 and 4 words together now! We're so excited. Also, just last week, he said his prayers for the first time - made my heart melt! The second therapy is "developmental." A lady comes to our home and works with Colton on speech and developmental things. He doesn't do very well with this one since it's in our home. I think I'm going to talk to her about doing it at her office since he seems to do better when he's out of his "element." The third therapy is Occupational Therapy - we just started this one but he's doing well with it, so far. They do a lot of different "instructive-play" activities with him in all three of the therapies so I'm learning at the same time how to help him too! Everyday we do different activities at home like the "brushing technique" and "heavy work."

So, with all of that, it's just felt crazy around here. I even had to quit working at night so that I could have some "down time." Seth was also in Mexico from Jan 1 - Jan 25 for school. Colton and I stayed at my mom's during that time and we both got sick (luckily at different times). Today Colton woke up with a fever (3rd one in the last month) so I took him into see the doctor and we found out he had strep throat - YUCK! So, we're just at home trying to chill out and hopefully recover quickly!

I've been wondering these last few months if this might be the "reason" we aren't getting pregnant yet - who knows for sure - all in the Lord's time. He knows how much I can handle :)

Well, I hope with this long-awaited post out of the way, I can return to my "normal blogging" routine and read some of yours as well (I haven't looked at a blog since before Christmas!)