Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Gymnastics Meet

Maddie had another meet on Saturday. She is getting more comfortable with competing and having everyone stare at her while she does her events. She had a lot of fun and came away with a bronze metal-

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Preschool moments today

I'm so glad I get to see Garen and Sophie so happy and excited at preschool and that I get to be their teacher!

Cutest Little Gymnast Ever

Friday, January 20, 2012

Trip to the ER

Wednesday night after a long day (zumba, lunch with friends, figure skating, wrestling, dinner, and bedtime) I really wasn't feeling so hot. And out of nowhere my eye site started getting very blurry. Later my whole right hand went numb. After about 10 or 15 minutes of trying to get circulation back in my hand half of my tongue went numb. I kept thinking "I wonder what's going to happen next", and "what if I pass out." The kids were asleep and Andy was at work.

I called my dad and told him I was fine but the right side of me was numb. He told me to go to the hospital immediately and it sounded like signs of a stroke. I reassured him that the feeling in my tongue was coming back and I think I would be fine but he insisted if it really was a minor stroke, another could follow.

I called our family doctor, who also happens to be in our ward. He was so gracious to take my call on his personal cell phone after hours. He calmly said it could be a number of things but agreed I needed to go in and get checked. So I headed to the dreaded Rock Springs ER!

My friend Johana was nice enough to run over and sit at my house with the kids. And the doctors wife Julie was so kind to come pick me up and take me to the ER.

I contacted Andy, and up until I called him I was calm and unafraid. But when I started telling him what was going on I lost it for a few short minutes.

At the ER they quickly got me in and the doctor checked for any signs of drooping or weakness on my right side, they took tons of blood tests. The numbness had gone by the time we got to the hospital so there wasn't a ton they could do. They thought about a CT scan to check for more blood clots in the brain but since the symptoms had passed and my blood pressure and all the blood work were normal they decided against exposing the baby to radiation that was unnecessary.

Andy was able to get a ride in from work and meet me at the hospital, it was nice to have him there. I got to go back home before to long and was so tired I zonked for the night. Apparently it wasn't as easy for Andy to sleep after I had just scared him into thinking I was dying.

It is true there is no way besides a brain scan to be able to tell if a stroke is coming and once my symptoms were gone there was no good way of really knowing what caused the numbing and blurriness.
Thursday I had a migraine all day long but once I got permission to take something a little stronger than Tylenol I started to feel better.

Today, Friday, I feel pretty well back to normal and hope that Wednesday nights craziness was a fluke one time thing and that my right hand will continue to work and that I won't be drooling out of the side of my mouth anytime soon.

And although I reassured my wonderful friends that I am fine and Andy is home they still insisted on bring meals over Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I am very blessed with kind friends and loving family; and I hope to repay the kindness soon.

Helping Daddy Cook

Sophie loves to get on the counter and help/watch everytime someone is cooking

Shaving Cream and Pajama day at preschool

Lunch with the girls

Chanc, Carrol, Giselle, Alisha, and me
During the week I spent with my grandma Dora I did get a chance to meet up with my dear old friends that were in town for Christmas while my sister watched my kids.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sophie's first day at Gymnastics

Sophie took over Maddie's old leotard today when she started her first class of Gymnastics. She listened so good to her coach and loved it!

Sophie age 3-
Maddie age 4-

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gymnastics Meet in Evanston

On Saturday Andy and Maddie left at 7am to Maddie's Gymnastics meet in Evanston. We didn't want to drag all the kids out that early and I never feel well in the morning so Andy volunteered to take her.
Maddie improved both her vault and floor scores but then fell off both beam and bar which lowered her score. She still got 4th in her age group and had a good time. The meet didn't get over till 1:30 then Andy and Maddie got to go have lunch together.

Andy even took a couple pictures for me-

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top of the Rock Wrestling

When we got a note home about wrestling Garen was super excited and really wanted to try it. I wasn't sure he would really like it once they started, but he loves it. The room is full of about 50 other 5/6 year olds and the coaches yell and blow whistles and make them do push-ups until they are all quiet, but for some reason Garen enjoys it.

Grandma Young/ Grandma Dora

Grandma's Obituary in the Burley paper:

July 9, 1918-Dec. 30, 2011

BURLEY — Dora Dean Young, of Burley, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the age of 93.

Dora was born in Redmesa, Colo., on July 9, 1918, to Lawrence Joseph and Ida May Devenport Dean. At the age of 5, she moved with her family to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she lived, loved, laughed and grew into a beautiful young woman. She much preferred playing tennis and softball or tumbling than learning how to cook or sew. She married C. Bruce Young on June 8, 1937, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together, they raised four children, Farrell, Marvin, Paul and Darla.

She eventually learned all the necessary homemaking skills that helped her raise her family and keep them well fed and well clothed. However, she never lost her interest in sports. She bowled in a women’s league until she was nearly 70 years old and played tennis, volleyball and softball with her children and the neighbors’ children as they grew up. She loved to play ping-pong with her grandchildren and told them that they weren’t allowed to beat her at that game until they were 16 years old. When she could no longer play, she became an ardent TV supporter of the Atlanta Braves baseball team and anything that looked like tennis on television.

In 1944, they relocated to Boise from Salt Lake City. They made a move to Burley in 1959 and, for the last 52 years, Dora has been a delightful presence around town. People have known her in the bowling alley, in the senior center, at church and in the homes of those who needed a little cheering up or a little attention from a kind neighbor. Dora worked at Cassia Memorial Hospital for many years and enjoyed her associations there.

Dora was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in all the auxiliaries throughout her life. She and her husband served as missionaries to Russellville, Alabama. Upon their return to Burley, they served as workers together in the Boise Temple.

Dora was a peaceful, unassuming, kind and devoted mother of four children, a grandmother of 25, a great-grandmother of 95, and great-great-grandmother of two — and counting — and she knew them all by name.

She always had a treat, a smile and a kind word for those who came to visit her. She was always up to date on the latest BYU athletic accomplishments as well as other world happenings. She enjoyed surprising her grandkids with her superb knowledge of the sporting events of the day and carried on a very intelligent conversation right up to the end. For years, Dora completed daily crossword puzzles in ink and was very good at the game of Scrabble. No one can deny her great knowledge of the English language.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce of Burley; son, Farrell (Doratha) Young of Rexburg; son, Paul (Susan) Young of Burley; daughter, Darla (Barry) Johnson of Idaho Falls; and daughter-in-law, Diane Young of Springville, Utah. Also surviving her are 25 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harold; her sister, Marva; and her son, Marvin Young.

The funeral will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Burley LDS 3rd and 7th Ward Church, 2200 Oakley Ave. in Burley, with Bishop Dan Alvey conducting. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.

It seems strange and almost dream like that she is really gone. In my mind I imagine her and my grandpa sitting at their house just as they always are.
I love my grandma and I hope someday I can be more like her and just spend my days quietly serving others and never thinking of myself.

On her 93rd birthday-

Maddie loved to play catch with grandma Dora and grandma would just laugh when Maddie would throw it to hard-
Holding baby Garen-

holding baby Maddie-
Me and Sara sitting with Grandma-

At Grandma and Grandpa's cabin-