Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hey Ya'll

Good Morning Ya'll.... Hope this finds all well. We have had quite a couple of weeks but I have high hopes that we are all better and not sick. Yet... anyways! Ha! Last week we had the stomach bug and everyone ended up with it but me. Imagine that with me cleaning it all up. Then the boys all came down with a new strain of virus called the "HIB" virus. It's a new strain of strep which includes and eye, ear and throat infection. So they ended up with antibiotics, ear and eye drops. I felt so bad for them. It must have been very painful because they are very tough when it comes to being sick but not that time. They really had a hard time. The Dr. said that it has just been horrible this year and until it gets warm and stays warm we're going to just keep it up. Anyways, we had a camping trip planned for last weekend because the kids were out of school on Monday. So we went ahead and went anyways. We had a really good time. I think that was what we needed. I was hoping all the fresh air would help. I guess maybe it did. We had a very nice time relaxing. There was a creek that ran next to our spot and the kids had fun playing in it. Although, it still was a bit chilly so I would only let them put their feet in. Of course, we had a couple of supposed accidental falls. Not sure how accidental they were but all was well. We stayed at Dinosaur Valley State Park. They have uncovered several Dinosaur foot prints there and so they are all along the park. So we did lots of hiking and trailing to find them. It was fun. The kids really enjoyed that. Especially the big ones. It was really alot of fun. We always enjoy a good camping trip. Anyways, I guess that's all the news I have here. Hope you all have a great day! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Hey all! Just a little update. I'm finally feeling better. But we still have the stomach bug. Everyone has had it but Bryan, William and I. So we are anxiously waiting for our turn. he he he... It seems to be just a 24 hour bug. So that's good. Anyways, here's a pictures of the boys shaved heads. Funny thing about that too. I am now thinking it wasn't lice after all. I only saw like two or three bugs but no eggs. And I did find that rather odd. But a day or two later I saw a flea jump off my dog. So i'm thinking what I saw was a flea. Either way he don't have them now. Our neighbors behind us have like four or five dogs and from the looks of it they don't take care of them very well. So I had my yard sprayed and I went ahead and gave the dog an extra dose of flea medicine. I can't stand that. It just drives me nuts. Anyways, so they got a free shave out of the deal. Ha! Not sure they thought that was funny but what can ya do... it will grow back. I guess with all that's been going on I'm a little jumpy. Well, I better run. Hope you have a great day! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Calgon take me away....

Okay, I just can't seem to catch a break and I feel like running away, (okay not really.) Allen started throwing up about two this afternoon and has been at it ever since. So now i'm wasing the bedding agian. Just what we needed... Let's see we have a stomach bug, broncitus, probably walking phenonia, thrush, oh and did I mention the head lice. Man is this wonderful or what??? I'm flustered.... Stay far away.... Nothing makes me feel worse as a mom, than when I can't seem to keep my family well. But I think it's just been a bad year. Everyone I know has had something or another. So hopefully it's not me. I promise I do keep my house clean and sanitary. Although, i'm begining to worry myself. Guess we just need a good bleaching. ha ha ha.... Better run got sick ones to care for.... If you don't hear back from me, you'll know we all have it. Ha! :)

Some Better....

Hey all....

Hope this finds you all well. I am some better. I finished my antibiotic on Tuesday but started another round yesterday. I can't seem to shake this. And then I also now have something called "Thrush." It's really discusting. It's some kind of yeast that grows in your mouth due to all the antibiotics I've been on and so now I have an antibiotic for that as well. It is very painful and the medicine is so discusting I can't even begin to tell you. You have to swish it around your mouth and then swallow it four times a day. Oh man, is it nasty. Not fun at all. But I am some better just still don't have a whole lot of energy and the cough is still pretty nasty. Hopefully this round of antibiotics will kick it. I hope so, if not I'm just going to have William put me out of my missery. He he he... I am tempted though. Other than that we are all pret. Bryan came home with head lice yesterday so I buzzed his head and Allen's. I do not want that mess again. So today I must wash all bedding and such. Whoo hoo.... I checked everyone else and no one else had it. Lauren got it last year and it's so not fun. The joys of childhood, huh? At least with the boys I can just buzz them almost bald and I don't have to comb it for hours at a time. I hope that did it. Anyways, I will take a picture of them. William about had a stroke when he saw what I did. But dang it will grow back. I just didn't want to have to deal with that and I thought that was the easiest way. If they don't have any hair to live in then they won't live, right????? I don't think I'm that crazy. It logical thinking, right????? If your kids have ever had it you'd understand. I'd shave us girls if I could. I've already told them we are all being treated this weekend reguardless if we have it or not. So they were so excited about that. It's two hours of sitting with mayo in your hair and then washing it in vinager. Yeah hooo.... It's great. But let me tell ya, it does the trick. I spent so much money on all that other crud last year and I mean a couple of hundred and Nothing helped. Finally someone told me about this and it worked like a champ. The best thing you can do, hands down. And it's cheap. It's just a pill and not much fun. So that's what my weekend looks like. Hope yours is better. I guess I best run. Especailly now that i've depressed you all. he ha he. I really do hope you all have a great weekend. See ya!!!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm still here

Barley! I've been sick yet again. I finally had to break down and go to the Dr. yesterday. I've been sick off and on since Christmas. Anyways, I have a really bad broncial infection that is more likely moving into walking phenomia. Whoo Hoo.... So I got loaded up on meds and so far I do feel better. At least I can get up today. Since, Monday I've felt like I'd just rather die. So it's been a very rough week. Nothing makes me feel worse as a mom than to not be able to take care of them. I'm telling you though I was out of it. I sent them all to school yesterday thinking it was Friday and told them they were going to have pizza (pizza is every friday) and that the weekend was almost here. I just had no idea what I was doing. I hope they all looked decent. ha ha ha... Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and let you know what's going on. I have a ton of catching up to do. Especailly since they are all about to go naked to school. That won't be good... Hope you all have a great weekend. Please, excuse anything I miss spelled. I'm a horrible speller and my spell check has stopped working for some reason. Love you all!