Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Not too much is going on to post about but with us I guess that is a good thing. Things have been going well around here since we got Mark out of the Hospital. He is doing good, he still has his good and bad days. He has had a hard time this time getting his energy back.

The kids have been off track all month and I think they are ready to go back to school. I am glad they have had the month off since we started Soccer it has been easier not to have to worry about doing homework while trying to get them to 2 games a week each and practices. They love soccer and I really enjoy going and watching them play.

Justin this month has lost 2 teeth and Jarod has lost 1 so they love to have Tooth Fairy come.

I am sad to have had to say goodbye to the pool but I do love the Fall it is my favorite! Although it is almost time to give up my capri's and sandals - I will wear them as long as I possibly can.

I have decorated for Halloween already and this is one of Mark's favorite Holidays. This is a fun time for us. So if I don't post again until after Halloween I will post some of our pictures. I can't say what Mark is going to be this year cause he dose not want me to tell - he his funny that way. But it is fun to hear him tell me all the ideas he has, that is for decorating the outside of the house and different ways he want to scare the older kids, he is not allowed to scare the little ones. FUN FUN FUN.

Have a good one!!


Sunday, September 6, 2009


Well September has started off a little rough for us. On Wednesday Sept 2nd I went into the office to work and Mark calls me in the morning when he gets up and said he did not feel well, I did not think much of it since he dose not feel well most days, then around noon he called and said his stomach was upset. The kicker was when he called me around 3 and said his heart rate was jumping between 120 and 140 so I told him to call his nurse and let her know what was going on and I told him I was on my way home from work to take him to the Hospital. On the way home I decided I better call him and make sure he was O.K. and I had him stay on the phone with me until I got home just in case anything happened. Got home and got the kids and Mark and headed for the E.R. My parents came and meet us at the E.R and got the kids (they had a soccer clinic that night that they wanted to go to). We got to the E.R. at about 4:45 and surprisingly they took him right back. Of course they did every test they could and one test did show that his white blood count was high so we knew he would end up in the RICU to be observed. Well we were right they got us up to the RICU at about 7:45 so only 3 hrs in the E.R. not bad. Mark wanted me to stay the night with him and I wanted to but I knew if I did not go home and be with the kids they would freak out so I left Mark hoping I would not get a call in the middle of the night. When I got home the kids wanted to sleep with me and under the circumstances I let them so needless to say between my fears and two kids in bed with me I did not get much sleep. When I got back to the Hospital on Thursday Mark said that night they started and IV Antibiotic then ran some more blood tests and they showed that and his white blood count had dropped. Spent the day with him then I had to get back home and get the kids from school and do homework and we were on our way back to the Hospital to get their dad and bring him home, at least that is what we thought. HAHA they ended up having Mark stay one more night to finish off the last of the IV Antibiotics (there were 3 bags). Friday the 4th Mark called me and said COME AND GET ME!!! they were letting him come home. YEAH. They did want to monitor him to see if this would happen again so they sent him home with a King of Hearts monitor which he needs to wear for 2 weeks. The Dr.'s do not know what caused this or what even happened. O.K. can we say FLUKE FAMILY!!!

I want to thank everyone for their concerns, love and prayers. WE LOVE YOU!!