Friday, January 28, 2011

Foto Friday - January Week 4

I am going to start something new. I looked on my camera the other day and realized that I have several photos that I haven't shared. Thus, the birth of what I am calling Foto Friday! Every Friday I will post new pictures and stories. Enjoy!  - This one will be long because it's for the whole month.-

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
This is a picture of a swaddling blanket that I made for JJ since he was growing out of his Miracle Blanket. I started and finished in one evening. Leif and I call these my "Manic Sewing" projects.

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Jakob, Caleb, JJ, and Papa playing Choo Choo!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
5 Month Old JJ Hauled Around in Caleb's Tonka. Tonka Tough!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Jakob and Papa built a snowman to keep Grandpa company when Grandma was out of town.

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
We woke up to Solid Ice outside and Jakob and Papa took the chance to "Ice Skate" together. They both had a blast sliding on the ice.

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
No their eggs did not taste like shrimp the next day!;)

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Two Peas in a Pod!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
My precious JJ at 5 Months Old

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Three "Men" and a Baby:)

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Cherished Times!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
"Mommy Makeover Day" Jakob's class invited their moms to class for a special party. They had a great time fixing our hair, makeup, and nails. I took very NATURAL colors for very good reason. Sweet Memories!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
While we were having family scripture study Jakob told us out of the blue that he had invited his friend to come to church with him on Sunday. We were thrilled about that, of course. He then proceeded to tell us that he wanted to give his friend a Book of Mormon so he would be able to learn about Jesus and live with his family forever in heaven. No, we did not hesitate to help him with that request.The card said, "Dear Jaydon, I want you to have a Book of Mormon so you can learn about Jesus. -Jakob" "And the Little Child Shall Lead Them!"

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
I found these shoes at the DI (Thrift Store) and I absolutely fell in love with them! They are from Spain. Love Em!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
Mama's Boys!

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
I poured Caleb a bowl of cereal and turned around to get a spoon. But he had already found one:) An Ice cream Scoop.

From Foto Friday (January Week 4)
My Sweet JJ Loving His Bath!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Now That’s More Like It! Gluten and Fever Gone

I woke up Sunday after intentionally eating pizza Saturday night (which is filled with wheat flour and gluten.) and was at my “Hit by a Truck” level of pain by noon.  I quickly realized that I really hoped the whole episode would end and regretted conducting the “experiment" in the first place.  So I got online to find out how long the gluten would stay in my system if that was what was causing the pain and exhaustion. I found out that it could be up to three days until the gluten was out of my body. So I did the math and told myself to hang on until Wednesday. If I was still dying by Wednesday then I would have to rethink the whole gluten/wheat theory as to why I am so sick. 

Well, it’s Wednesday and I woke up and did YOGA! WAHOO!!  Then, I Cleaned The House! Then, I had a friend and her kids over for lunch! Then I went with Leif to clean our filthy double stroller at the car wash. Then I came home and made dinner. Then I cleaned it up. Then I showered. Then I packed Jakob’s lunch. And now I’m blogging up a storm and still feel good! Isn’t that AWESOME!!!???  Yes, I’m thinking it is very cool!

During the three days of horrible pain and fatigue I also had a fever and swollen lymph nodes in my arm pits (gross I know.) My temp has stayed at 98.6-98.7 all day today. And the lymph nodes are almost un-noticeable as well. 

So, my conclusion is again that either wheat or gluten are poison for me, or the timeframe of a Periodic Fever Syndrome episode just happened to hit right at the time that I was glutened.

Guess what! I might not even have to re-gluten myself to find out.  One of the doctors at our clinic has just started taking patients for allergy testing and consultation. So I made an appointment for Monday (5 days from now.) I’m really hoping to get some clear answers soon.

It’s nice to have some strength back!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Carsickness and Cavities

Yesterday we took a little road trip to a pediatric dentist for Jakob. We live in a tiny little town. So we drove for an hour and a half to get there. Last time we went the kids bugged each other the whole time, Jakob complained that the sun was in his eyes, the baby cried a lot ... You know the story.


So this time we thought we'd plan ahead. We picked up the Netflix, turned on a movie, and put a blanket in Jakob's window. Ahhh, no worries this time, right? Uhhh, Barf bags anyone? Are YOU SERIOUS!? Yes, about 15 minutes away from the dentist Jakob started complaining about being carsick. This isn't too uncommon for him. The thing you watch for with Jakob is his face. If he goes pale, you know you have a Very Short window before he pukes. Well he wasn't pale yet. But I was still trying to find something for him to puke in. And then I heard something strange from Caleb. I look back at him and HE had Puked! I couldn't believe it! So I was bending over my seat cleaning up Caleb as we came into the dentist parking lot. Jakob opens the door and pukes all over their driveway. LOVELY!

I really need to store Ziplock Bags under my seat.

Jakob met with dentist and sadly he told us that Jakob has 8 cavities. He gets those genetics from Papa (his dad.) I have Horrible teeth. But mine skip the cavity stage and just fall apart. The boys collect plaque and get cavities. Even with good hygiene. So they'll cap all of his molars and we'll hope for the best. JOY!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WOWSERS! Lots of Blogging and Cleaning Lately

It's time for bed. But I thought I'd drop in and say hello. I know it's not the best Sabbath Day activity, but I cleaned my house today (about killed me, but that's another blog) and Leif came home and helped me clean the boys' room which we reorganized this weekend. So I am a happy Mama tonight. My week starts out with a clean house. So Love It!

Well, I'm working on updating all of my blogs. I got rid of a weird spammer. So I will put my boys' blogs up and public again. Their blogs are fun to share because Jakob is old enough to add to it himself. I will also be actively adding recipes to my recipe blog as well. As I go Gluten Free I find myself making up recipes or wanting to remember certain recipes. Just because you're not gluten free doesn't mean you can't make my recipes either, you just use glutened food;)

I'm having fun on Amazon too. I have an account that lets me show you all of the fun books or products that I love and you can buy them if you're interested. It's been a lot of fun. My recipe blog has the most done right now. Check it out!
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