Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lazy Labor Day weekend in Iowa

Labor Day weekend - not much going on. Tim and Taylor went to the Hawkeyes football game Saturday, the Hawks won and the guys had a good time. Go Hawks! Analise is home from college for the weekend which is nice. She's only been gone two weeks but it's fun to chat and hang out with her. I've been in a funk for a few weeks and can't seem to shake it off. Not important though. Missing family - stuff like that. My good friend Betsy and her family are away for the weekend and my kids and I have been enjoying checking on their Visla puppies - they are SOOOO cute! Betsy's yard is so peaceful and quiet. I'm going to post a few pics. I haven't taken any of the puppies yet - there are 10! Maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Analise has another endoscopy Thursday. She had an MRI last week. I sure hope we can get some answers as to why she is so sick all the time. She had another episode this past Monday. I'll talk to her pediatric GI Thursday to see if she has any results from the MRI and blood tests. Silly goose needs to be feeling good at college. Aarrggghhhh - she leaves Monday and of course we aren't completely ready yet. I have a touch of insomnia and can't sleep so I'm writing random notes on this blog. Maybe I'll make some chocolate chip cookies. I use this delicious vanilla from Watkins that my sister gets me. LOVE IT! Maybe tomorrow.

If you know anything about cyclic vomiting syndrome please let me know. That is Analise's diagnosis, unfortunately she hasn't responded well to meds.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Scentsy, kids, etc!

Wow! The weather has been awesome here in Iowa the past few days - I've even been able to open the windows at night for fresh air. Usually it's so hot and humid in August it isn't even an option. I'm so excited - today I got my Scentsy order! I've been waiting somewhat impatiently. My super-great friend Jamie in Wyoming introduced me to Scentsy last month when I was visiting. Scentsy offers these cool electric candle warmers/night lights. The one I have is "embellish" and I ordered several different scent bars. LOVE IT! Jamie bought Analise one for college (they can't have candles in the dorms for obvious reasons) - she has the "retro chic" warmer. So cute! Thank you Jamie!

Tim's sister Luann, his mom Bonnie and I spent all day Saturday looking for decorations for Bonnie and Leland's upcoming 50th Anniversary Party! We had so much fun shopping all over Iowa City and Coralville. If anybody has ideas for a 50th please let me know!

Taylor just finished marching band camp - he is so tan from being outside so much. They have a great line-up of music this fall. I can't wait to go to football games and watch them. Analise will also be in marching band this year - in college! Yay! I won't be able to see her as much but we have plans to go to parent's weekend at UNI.

One night last week, after dinner, when the evening light was just right I took our golden retriever Lexi to this super-old cemetery down the lane to see if I could get some good pictures. It was fun experimenting but I didn't get the shots I really wanted so I'm going back soon.

That's it for now! If you need any Mary Kay products for fall just let me know - I'll be placing an order soon.
xoxo -Em