Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An eventful 24 hours

The past 24 hours have been quite eventful. It all started last night at 10:30 when Hollyn woke up with croup. I went in to give her a drink and the next thing I know she has strider and can't catch her breath. I rush her to the urgent care right by our house and they are closed so I have to take her to the ER. After about an hour in the ER and one nasty dose of medicine, we are on our way home and she is breathing normal again. By 11:45 we are back home and in bed, but Hollyn had a tough time going to sleep and kept coming in out bedroom. I thought she would sleep in but she was up at her normal time.
Since the weather outside was a frightful 20 degrees which is actually 2 degrees if you add the wind chill, we where stuck inside and decided to make some banana bread. While making banana bread I dropped a 5 lb bag of sugar on my finger which was on top of a measuring cup. Instantly my finger nail turned black and I felt the worst pain I have ever felt. This may seem strange but it was even more painful than having Paige. Thank goodness I still had a few pain meds left over from having Paige, so I popped in an 800 ml of IB prophen. (I don't think I spelled that right) That didn't even stop the pain so I decided I needed to go see the Doc to make sure my finger wasn't broken. To make a long story short my finger is fine, and the doctor just burned a hole in my nail to release the pressure the blood was causing.
We are all fine now and pain free. Hollyn is breathing and my finger is no longer throbbing.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Cards

It's that time of year again. You may have already received and email about this, but I thought I would repeat myself for those of you who I might not have your email address. I am in need of addresses. For some reason I can't find any of my past address lists, so if you wouldn't mind please send me a quick email of your current address. For those of you who don't know we have moved since last year, so if you need our address let me know in your email. Here's a preview of our card this year.

What's been going on

I have been a huge slacker in the blogging department. Last month we had Dan's parents in town for a few days visiting. It was great to have them here and to spend time with them. Hollyn had a blast playing with her new polly pockets and playing pretend with her Nonni and Papa. No one plays pretend Santa and Santa princess better. Thanks for visiting and for the yummy food.

For Thanksgiving we got together with our friends the Andersons again. The food was delicious and it was fun just hanging out and letting our huge meal digest. The best part is that our girls are the same age so they keep themselves entertained. I almost forgot. For the ward Turkey Bowl this year Dan and about 60 other guys in the stake got to play in the Husker Stadium. Some guy in our ward has connections and set the whole thing up. Sorry no pictures it was about 20 degrees outside and at 7:30in the morning.

The next morning I got up bright and early with a friend to catch the after Thanksgiving sales. I got all of my Christmas shopping done in one day, and I was even able to snag myself a few things. I don't love getting up early, but you can't beat the sales, plus the weather wasn't too cold this year.