Saturday, May 14, 2011

I am starting to get bad at bloggin...sorry

So it has been a long time surprise surprise. A lot has happened in the Richmond house. Jonah finished his first semester of college with an A- in all his classes. I thought that was pretty dang good. He is still working full time since I am still not working. I am still trying to get my back better. I have the most amazing friend and neighbor that has stepped up to try and help me. She is a massage therapist and she has been working on me every night for a few weeks now. She is an angel. I had a lot more wrong than I thought but she is helping me get through it. She has made me feel so much better already. I am so grateful to have so many wonderful friends and neighbors here. Now that I am home more I have more time to interact with them. I am very much enjoying it.
Another thing that I have just started is couponing. Another thing I owe all to another great friend and neighbor. I am having a lot of fun with it. I did my first shopping spree with my friend there to help walk me through it and I got 80 dollars worth of groceries for 5 dollars. I could not believe it and the excitement was overwhelming!! I really think this is something that I can continue and hopefully help build up our food storage and save some money while Im at it. Jonah and I have also been doing some yards sales now that the weather has started to warm up and get a little drier. I thought it would never come. The weather up here has been so cold and wet up until last week. I thought we were going to be stuck in winter all year. It was starting to get ridiculous. Now it has calmed down to just rain instead of snow. I will take that. And there have been a few nights that we have been able to leave our windows open. It has been great!!
Well I think that catches you up on the main points so far. If I think of anything I left out I will let you know

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sorry for the wait... CAR ACCIDENT

Wow it really has been a long time since I have posted anything and I am sorry for that. I really have no excuse because I have been stuck at home with nothing to do for about three weeks now. Why do you ask? I will tell you. I have been having a lot of problems with my back lately. And it was only made worse after we got in a car accident the day after Christmas. We hit a patch of black ice and slammed into a barrier on the freeway on ramp. We were going about 55 mph when we hit. Jonah got slammed into the door pretty hard and I got tossed around pretty good. Since I was having pain in my back that was worse than it already was they wanted to take me to the ER. So they put me on a stretcher with a neck brace and hooked an IV up. When we got there they put me and Jonah in separate rooms, which I did not like. I was really worried about him. But I had no choice. I was strapped down to the bed. I was laying there all by myself when my mother and father in law come in. I was very happy to see them and I was glad they came to help.

I asked them to go check on Jonah and see how he was doing and they said he was doing ok. Soon after that they took me in for xrays to make sure that my neck and back were ok and all was as ok as it could be. When I got back they gave me some Morphine. Man I like that stuff. That was the first time in almost a year that I had been completely pain free and I was loving it! The doctors thought I was pretty loopy. After about four or five hours they said that we could leave. I got up and got dressed just fine. Before we walked out the door, they said they forgot to take my final vital signs. So as I was standing there they started to take my blood pressure and I started to feel very very light headed. The nurse told me it was almost done and then I could sit down. I said Im not going to make it. I sat down and almost missed the chair. When I looked up, my family said my face was whiter than anything they had ever seen. They took my blood pressure again and it was very low 38 over 60.

So obviously I was not ready to leave yet. They had me lay back down and slowly raised me upright. Te doctor said that it was a side effect of the Morphine. I apparently reacted strongly to it so he said that I was a light weight cause they did not give me very much. Anyway, finally at about three in the morning we left the hospital and Jonahs parents took us home. Ever since then I have been having more problems with my back. I was getting physically stuck at work because I was in to much pain to move and Jonah would have to come pick me up and bring me some pain pills before I could move. It has not been a fun time so far....MORE TO COME!!! ENJOY THE PICTURES

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Holidays

So the last month has been a roller coaster ride for me. I have been trying to adjust to being the Hygiene Team Leader and it has not been very easy. I have problems with people thinking that the position should have been theirs and I have problems with people not respecting me as their boss. It has been very trying. I have also had problems with not meeting our daily production goal. But at least this week the production problem has gotten better. We are getting closer and closer everyday to meeting it and I am so excited! I think that I am getting a little more comfortable in the position but I am still very far out of my comfort zone. I hired two new girls as well and one of them is doing very very well!
On another note, today was my day off from work and I went to see a new chiropractor. Not that I dont love the one I have now, but this one does something called Spinal Decompression. I am going to be giving that a try because what I am doing is not working and is not fixing the problem I have. It is a six week treatment course where I have to go in four times a week for one hour everyday. They tell me that the first week is "hell week" because I will be in more pain than I am now because my body is going to take some time to figure out what is going on. But I really do have a good feeling about this. I think that this may be the answer I have been looking for. This treatment has a 92% success rate with my condition so I am very hopeful. And I am also very grateful to my work and the people that are going to be willing to step in for me while I do this treatment.
Next note....We are so close to being completely finished with our floor. It has taken us a long time but at least we are getting it done. We only have to paint and puddy the base shoe and threshold and we are done!! We even bought an area rug for the front room! Now we just have to get all the big tools out of my living room so I can get my house back together.
Jonah is going to be starting school next month. He already has his class schedule arranged. He is really nervous but I know that he is going to do great in school.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Well Well Well...

I'm so sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. My life has been crazy busy and I have had a lot of changes come my way. To start off with. I am no longer working at Rosewood Dental in Tooele.I was very sad to leave my friends I had made there but they were all very understanding. I found a job closer to home at Stonehaven Dental in Lehi and I have been working there for a little over two months now. I was hired as a Hygiene Assistant. About a week ago I was told that my team leader was quitting and they wanted me to take her place. Talk about being punched in the stomach. I had not even been there two months when I found out the news. So this past week was my first week as the new Hygiene team leader. The week went fairly well. I have some team members that are not to happy about it because they have been there longer and felt that they should have got the position. But what can you do. But I am still learning a lot and I am looking forward to becoming a great leader.
Jonah and I decided to do some remodeling on our condo. We are putting in laminate wood floors. We are still not done. It is a long process and I will be so happy when it is done and I can put my house back together. It is looking very nice though. I am very happy with the way it looks.
We got a new bed! I love it. It is a KING SIZE! I needed something that gave my back more support so that I would hopefully sleep better at night and not wake up in pain. I have noticed an improvement.
We went down to St George for Halloween and we got to see our cute nieces and nephews in their costumes and we also got to go see Thriller! We had a lot of fun and we can't wait to go down for Thanksgiving!!
My cousin Karston also came home from his mission. It is so good to have him back. And at the moment he is living with us! He is going to school at UVU in January and he needed a place to crash til he finds a job. We are happy to have him here. We found out that he sleep walks and likes to eat when he does. We woke up one morning and saw Pringle crumbs all over the kitchen floor and down the hallway. The dogs were in their cage so it could not have been them. Lo and was Karsotn! There is never a dull moment. LOL.
My best friend in the world is getting married!!! She asked me to be her maid of honor! I am so excited for her. We got to go dress shopping and it was so mch fun! I can't wait til her wedding day! She is going to be so beautiful!!
I will try and keep up more on the blog. Sorry I have been slacking again. Here are some pictures from the last few months of our life...

Kayleeya and Paige buried at Bear Lake

Jeramiah in Bear Lake

Our puppies early in the morning

Colten playing at the Lake

Uncle Jonah Playing with Paige and Kayleeya

My last day with Judie

My last day with Maryann

Last day with Sabra

My best friend and I. The beautiful bride to be!!!

Koda watching us work on the floors

Jonah at work

Hard workin baby

He did such a good job

Guard dog Reign of the carpet

Just starting

Steph and BJ

Me and Steph

Me and my baby

Me and my beautiful SISTER!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2nd Year Anniversary in Park City

Jonah and I had a great anniversary get away. We went up to Park City for four wonderful days. It was not so good checking in though. We got there and the front desk was closed. They had put our room keys in a safe but did not give us the code for it. So we spent the next 30 minutes trying to get a hold of the emergency number to get the code. That was not working. Lucky for us, there was another lady that came by that was also trying to get a hold of the emergency number. I asked her if she could get us into the safe and she did!! We got our room keys and headed to our room. It was a very small studio room with 70's appliances. We were laughing actually. Anyway the next morning we had to go to the front desk to finish our registration. I complained about our check in processes of course and it was a good thing I did. They upgraded us to a one bedroom unit with A/C!!! The room was so beautiful! I did not want to leave.
While we were there we were able to go to the Kimball Arts Festival. That was a lot of fun and took up almost two days to get through, but it was really good. We also saw the Step Up 3D movie and went out to eat. We swam in the pool a lot and we drove around and looked at all the expensive houses up there.
I am so happy that I have had the privilege of spending two wonderful years with the best man I know. He is my best friend and all I could ever ask for in a partner. I love Jonah so much. These two years have flown by so fast. I am looking forward to the many wonderful years ahead. I LOVE YOU JONAH!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Colten on his first birthday. He stuffed his face pretty good with cake.

Aspen and Grandpa @ Coltens party

Jonah was pretty tired for some reason....he is pretty cute when he sleeps

Some of the volunteers on the free dentistry day.

Jonah snuggling with Reign on the couch. Looks comfy huh

Koda and Reign having a pow wow

This is what happens when Jeramiah gets a hold of my camera. My memory card is full of pictures like this

Koda catching the ball!!!

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything. There is really not a good excuse. I decided to post a few pics of random things from the past few months.
We found out that we need a new transmission in our car so that is currently getting fixed. I am trying to get set up for another shot for my back. We had the Chris Family Reunion down in St George and that was really fun. I also had my five year high school reunion. That was really fun to get with old friends and see what they have done with their lives. We went to Lagoon with my work for a day. That was really fun. I had to take it easy on the rides because of my back but it was still really fun. I got to see the movie Eclipse with my work as well. That was an amazing movie and I LOVE JACOB!! I just needed to get that out there. That sums up what has been going on the past little while. I know its not much but we are pretty boring. I will try and be better about posting from now on.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Not So Good News

So I found out today what is causing my severe back pain. I have a degenerative disc in my lower back. Can I not catch a break! I guess I am in a bad mood over it. They want to try to give me an epidural shot into my L4 disc. It would be some steroids and anti inflammatory stuff from what they have told me. Hopefully that will work for a few months. If it does not do anything then the next step will be surgery. I am really frustrated right now.
On a better note. I did Dentistry From The Heart this past Saturday and it was a lot of fun. We saw almost 400 people from what I know. It was a good experience and I was glad that I got to participate in that service. Most of the people were very grateful that we were willing to give up our time to help them out.