Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pictures from the Denver Dinner


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Jeremy and I all decked out in our 50's gear for the Denver Dinner.

Whats happening?

Slacker! Yup that’s me! But I am back now. :O)

Last weekend my work had the biggest event of the year. It is called the Denver Dinner. The Denver Dinner is a black tie optional dinner, program and dance that supports the kiddos at Tennyson Center (my work). I am hoping to put up some pictures soon. Jeremy and I hosted a table and we had a great time with our guests. Everyone even got into the theme this year, 50’s. It was a lot of fun. I promise to put up pictures as soon as I can.

This coming Friday we are having a Halloween party at our house. Should be a good time. Hopefully the 8-14 inches of snow we are supposed to be getting on Thursday will not hinder people from joining our little Halloween shindig!
How can it be Halloween already? Crazy how time flies.

Well I promise to get back to the blog more. Hopefully tonight I will be able to post some pictures of the last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I can't catch up!!!

Tuesday. Busy busy!! Work has been so overwhelming lately. Just busy I guess but I hate it. I never feel like I am going to get caught up.

So Joe’s funeral was on Friday. It was breath-taking. I have never been to a service like that, it was so powerful. They did the traditional fireman’s tribute at the gravesite which just brought tears to your eyes because it was so honorable. Here is a link to an article about his service, it is a great article! http://denver.yourhub.com/FederalHeights/Stories/News/General-News/Story~672974.aspx#
Now it is time to remember him and live life. Keeping his wife in your thoughts and prayers would be good. I can’t imagine being in her shoes.

Tonight we are going to the Halloween store to start getting our house ready for our Halloween Party! YAY!! Should be a fun night for us, hopefully we don’t spend too much money! Ha! ;O)

Time to get crunching on this “to-do” list!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Death Part Deux

I started today out with a smile and here I am a couple hours later feeling down again.

Joe died on Monday. We were friends, not best friends by any means but we knew each other. My dad taught him, we went to school together for 10 years, his step-siblings were my best friends at one time – connections for sure. But mostly my heart is aching at losing a man that was only 28 years old. Why? Why does God choose to take him before someone else? That question won’t be answered but I still wonder…why?

So on top of the loss of Joe, came some bad news from my sister-in-law and her husband. Marc’s (the husband) father died this morning. I do not know how old he was but he was in his 70’s. Maybe a little easier to let him go but still hard. Jeremy and I do not know him well but our hearts ache for Marc and Heidi. Losing a parent has to be so hard. To make it worse, they are in Amsterdam, so we cannot be there to support them.

Death = Sadness

I hope tomorrow brings happiness to everyone who is touched with sadness right now.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CANCER SUCKS!

Joe passed away last night. He went peacefully and with his wife by his side.

Many people are saying he lost a battle but I don’t see it that way. He didn’t lose anything, he is all in our hearts forever. He had a life that was well lived – even if it was only 28 years.

There are a lot of people who are numb today after this news spread like wildfire but mostly we are happy that we had the honor and privilege of knowing such a great guy. Death is so hard, yet a huge part of life. It sure does remind us to be thankful for the life we have.

Live it, Love it, Be it!

CANCER SUCKS (this is how Joe would sign off on his website)

Friday, October 9, 2009

How about them Rockies?!?!

The Rockies played game 2 last night and they won! So the series is all tied up at 1-1 and they are headed home for game 3 tomorrow. woot! Go Rockies!! Tomorrow the game will be COLD!! Game time is 6pm and the temperature is supposed to be only 28 degrees...burrr!! We really wanted to go to the game but with that temperature I am silently happy that we will not be outside. Sorry honey! ;O) So for those of you with out a team to cheer for give a shout out to the COLORADO ROCKIES!!!

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So what did you do last night?
We hit the gym for the first time this week. Bad!!! But I worked out for 1 hour so that was good. I felt great afterwards, I love that!

After our work out we had a decision. Grey’s Anatomy vs. The Office. Well we chose The Office. It was a good choice.

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The Office wedding was very funny. And of course they had the addition of the youtube phenomenon that makes everyone laugh and wish they had thought of that. Classic!



Tonight we will catch Grey’s on Hulu. Got to love Hulu!! And on top of that we have to find a free website to watch Dexter too. We have missed 2 episodes so far. Time to catch up with out paying for Shotime!

Weekend Plans: Nothing planned!! Yes!! We have plenty to do around the house and some shopping to do but the only thing that is on my “To Do List” is sleeping in!! Yes, sleeping in. Not only do I get to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday but also Monday. Jeremy has Columbus Day off (Monday) because he is a Federal employee so I decided to take it off with him. Yay for a 3 day weekend!!

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Like I said before, it is going to be a cold one here in Colorado but it is about that time to enjoy some snow. Bring it on!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Please Honor Our Request

Weird title I know. Most of you are close friends or family who read this but all I want to do is ask you to please honor our request and keep the information you read on this blog to yourself. The reason I started this blog was for a sounding board for me or like I said before a journal. I really do not want to “close” this blog and make it invite only BUT after some information was spilled to an outside source (for lack of better words) I am kind of hurt – No I am hurt. Some of the information that is in this blog, especially about trying to conceive, is pretty exclusive and I would hope that when you all read this information you just think and pray for our efforts and not let other people (who are not family or friends of mine) in on all of our progress. So thank you for reading and thank you for your support but please honor our request.

Because of all of this I was approached with the worst question any married woman HATES! “Are you pregnant yet?” First of all…NO we are not pregnant yet. I am sorry to disappoint you. Second of all…even if I was pregnant, not everyone would know right this second. And third…if you didn’t know this already getting pregnant isn’t easy for all women so that question is so insensitive! Seriously. So for anyone who ever has the urge to say that to any woman JUST DON’T!

Usually I don’t use this blog for venting but this morning I just can’t hold it in anymore. Thank you for listening and thank you for all of your support with everything. And remember that this blog isn’t just for baby making, it is for life. Our Story.

It is snowing here today. I am ready for the snow though. Well not too much because I hate the traffic and driving in it but I love the clean look. We are only supposed to get an inch or so today. Nothing horrible.

Tonight’s plan: work out and watch Grey’s. I am so torn though because the Office wedding is on tonight too. Might have to watch one of those online later. We will see what Jeremy and I decide to do.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thank you for being YOU!

Hump Day is here. Thankfully the week is half over.

I just sent something in the mail that broke my heart. One of my old school mates/friends, Joe, was diagnosed with cancer almost 2 years ago and he isn’t winning that battle. It is so hard to say but Joe is going to die. He is ready to die. He stated he is ready to head to heaven. The rest of us have to pray that this prayer will be granted soon and peacefully. He is so tired that they do not want any visitors so I decided a card would be good. At first I didn’t know what to say but the first thing that came out was “Thank you for being you!” I think this is a statement that we should all remember. Even when you have fights with friends/family, have a bad day at work, get sick, feel bad about yourself, ect we need to be thankful for who we are and who we hold close to our hearts.

So to all of my friends and family – THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!

To any of you reading this entry please say a quick prayer for Joe and ask God to let him go to Heaven with peace and through rest so he can be away from the pain he suffers every day. Also pray for strength for his wife Susan and son Jacob.

Not sure what else to say this morning. Have a good day friends.

THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thyroid is normal

Yup thats right I am normal. My Thyroid blood work came back normal yesterday. I sure don't feel normal, I was really hoping this blood work would help me understand why I am always so sleepy. Oh well, moving on. Maybe more exercise and more sleep will do the trick?

You asked for it!

So many of you have asked about how Jeremy is doing. To answer that question, GREAT! :O) I suppose there are some of you who have no idea why people would be asking about Jeremy.

Well here is the long story. Our Spring and Summer months were full of grieve, stress and health issues. Joy.

It all started in March…March 13th to be exact.
My grandpa fell while at home and he must have hit his head pretty good. We took him to the hospital that night and after that things got bad. Eventually a tube had to be put in his head to keep the fluid from building up around his brain. At this point it was over. He wasn’t Grandpa anymore. He was the man he never wanted to be. The words nursing home and hospice filled his hospital room and even though he couldn’t talk I know he heard.

On March 28th he was put into Hospice…a bitter sweet day on many accounts. March 28, 1979 was the day that my Grandmother (I never met her) died. My Grandmother was my Grandpa’s heart and soul so for this to happen on that anniversary was incredibly ironic. On top of that irony, the 28th of March is also my mom’s birthday. Crazy how the world works.

So Grandpa was in Hospice for less than 48 hours and he decided he was done. He passed away early Monday morning, March the 30th of 2009. Heartbreaking. I miss him something terrible! He truly was the glue that held that side of the family together.
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The beginning of our summer was busy. We had a wedding to go to and a couple mini trips but mostly it was full of trying to help my dad and his sister with my grandpa’s farm. (it is on the market now) We had a trip to Arizona to visit Jeremy’s parents in July and that was great. A lot of fun.

July 20th…is when all the stuff happened with Jeremy. He scared me! :O) Mean hubby! He has always had some “bathroom issues” always thought it was because of his lovely eating habits. Well that morning he saw blood…lots of blood. We immediately went to the urgent care facility. He walked out of there with a diagnoses of hemorrhoids, we were happy that we finally got an answer BUT we were wrong. His GI doc wanted to see him for a colonoscopy…Jeremy was not thrilled, I do not blame him! So after that procedure. We got the real and final diagnosis.

Jeremy has Ulcerative Colitis. This is basically ulcers all over his colon. These will never go away but the inflammation and flair ups can be controlled by medication. Now that we are 2 months into him being on medication he is feeling better! YAY!!

It was a rough road at first. The first medication that they gave him made the symptoms worse, he became anemic and sick. The second medication “scary drug” was exactly that! Scary. It was an immune suppressant that broke down his immune system. He felt even worse and had days were he couldn’t walk, on top of that this drug had many warnings about trying to conceive while on this drug and the awful long term effects of it. Like I said…SCARY! So finally he was off of that! And now he is on 1 drug that he takes 3 times a day and it works. He is “normal”! The last month has been great! Thankful is a great word. I think Jeremy feels so much better and now we are moving on and hopefully he will be healthier now.
Photobucket Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Owl...too cute!

So now it is Fall. Spring and Summer are gone and this year is going terribly fast. The last 6 months have been hard but we are simply moving on. Ready for this new season and hoping for lots of fun, laughter, love and joy.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Well hello weekend!

Morning! Happy Friday to everyone. I am so happy the weekend is just 6 hours away.

Weekend Plans!!!
Tonight (Friday): Heading out to go bowling with friends to celebrate my friend Courtney’s birthday. We love this place because it is in the center of downtown Denver and is really hip and fun with the lights and great music. Should be a good time. I am ready to show off my killer bowling skills! HA! Right!
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Alright and then after bowling the birthday girl requested that she needs to go to a Karaoke bar because she has never done Karaoke! Courtney is 38 now…it is time! Pictures will be necessary!!
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Saturday:
Bring Halloween into the House!! I can’t wait!! I LOVE this time of year!! First I have to do a good fall clean up of the house and then we can put up all of the decorations. After that I think Jeremy and I will have a date night. Maybe a movie night. We will see.

Sunday:
Family day. Family birthdays. Keep me in your prayers! Kidding!!!
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Okay on another note. Jeremy had a lump removed from his scalp a week ago and we got the biopsy results back and it is NOT cancerous. Thank God!! They said it was an infection that got into the hair follicle and got really deep, that is why we couldn’t get rid of it with antibiotic cream. Thank you for the thoughts and prayers during that scary week of waiting. Jeremy has been through a lot in the last couple of months with health issues. I will do a post on that soon.

Time to get to work. Happy Friday my loves!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gave my blood for science...sort of

Happy Thursday. I got to work late today because I went in for some blood work on my way in. After having some concerning temperatures over the last couple of days I decided to email my OB and see what she suggested. She called for blood work to check my thyroid. So now we just have to wait and see.
I have decided to be brave and attach my chart for all to see. Not that there are many people looking at this blog but this chart will give you a glance into my life…well Jeremy’s too! HA! So here it is!

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This morning I had a rise in temperature so that is good. I hope to see more rises so my charting experience will be better than it has been in the last couple of days!

Tonight is Grey’s! Can’t wait!!!

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The premiere last week was so good! I want more! Hopefully tonight will be filled with more drama! Ha!

Wellness Challenge: Didn’t work out last night due to Jeremy’s softball game. Tonight we will be hitting the gym for at least an hour before the TV watching begins. Weighed in this morning. Depressing….only down 2 pounds for the whole 2 ½ weeks we have been doing this challenge. Time to step it up! No more excuses.

Well I should get to work now that I am here. Hope everyone has a great day.

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