Monday, September 26, 2011


Last week on Monday, I got a phone call from my friend Nikki at around 11:00 am. She informed me that Spencer (her hubby and my friend) was rushed to the hospital due to low oxygen saturation. Since Nikki doesn't have any family here other than Spencer's family who all live kind of far away, I headed up to the hospital to be with her. Hours past before we really knew what was going on besides that he had a collapsed lung that was pushing against his heart. The CF doctor came in and told Nikki that Spencer might not make it through the night. They were worried that he had an infection that he would have to fight on his own until the antibiotics kicked in. It was possibly the most frightening thing I have ever heard and I can't even imagine what Nikki was going through. I have a little bit of an idea since Adam has CF as well but we have never been in that scary territory. We started asking for people to pray for Spencer and Nikki.
 Anyway...Spencer's family and Adam came up to keep us company while we waited. It was 5:00 pm or so before Nikki could go back and see him. I didn't see him until after shift change and after I took Adam to work. So it was about 9:00 pm when I saw him. They had him hooked up to a ventilator, chest tubes, IV's, you name it he was probably hooked up to it. It was kind of a scary reality in a way. Nikki stayed over at our house because we live really close to the hospital and they live in Layton, which is about 30 minutes from here. I wanted her to be close in case something happened. I had a restless night for the most part but no phone calls all night. Needless to say, it was a rough week. 
BUT today, I received good new from Nikki! Spencer is now off the ventilator and is breathing on his own! Yesterday, he was awake, alert, able to sit up and stand! I can't believe what a miracle this is and I honestly feel like it was because of all the prayers that people said. People from all over the country were praying and keeping Spencer and Nikki in their thoughts. It was the most amazing thing to see the power of prayer at work. I just want to say that I am thankful to have these two in my life. Nikki and I can lean on each other when our husbands are sick and that is the best thing to have because a lot of people don't understand what it really means to be a CF wife. Also, I want to thing all the girls in the CF Wives group! They were there in a sense to help Nikki through this scary time. And to everyone else that prayed and kept them in their thoughts. ♥ 
I am so thankful for my husband for being there with us! And to Jody for bringing us food and drinks! It was super helpful. 

Happy Fall Ya'll

My favorite season has arrived!!! I am so happy that the fall is finally here! I love the smells, the holiday's, the colors, the sports and the weather.

This last week was kind of rough for everyone and I am just glad that it is over and now fall is here. It definitely puts me in a better mood.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Oh my geez!

I named this Oh my geez because family history work is a blast and confusing and a little frustrating all at the same time.

Adam and I promised my grandma a while ago that we would work on her family history about a year ago. I never really got a prompting to do it until today. My grandma had given us the stuff she already had and we were to continue it but we have no idea what happened to it. So we got some names from my mom and went from there. We've only started searching on the web and hopefully will be able to get downtown to the family history library because I am having a blast. The only thing is you can't always find what you need on the internet. Geesh. It is really neat to see where you came from though. =)

Speaking of the past, my mom has also been bugging me to clean out my old room. So today I went up to Ogden to do just that. It was fun because I kept pretty much everything I ever did when I was younger. I found stuff from when I was living in Pennsylvania and lots of stuff from living here in Utah. Probably my favorite thing that I found was my pogs! If you don't remember pogs, here's a picture.
Also, I found some journals I had to keep at school and they were super fun to read. I was a horrible speller and loved my first grade teacher. I also talked a lot about a friend of mine named Jonathan. He moved to New Jersey before I moved to Utah and I haven't been able to find him which is sad to me. I would like to find him one day.

Anyway...hope everyone had a good Labor Day!! =)

P.S. 2 more months until we can apply for our IVF grant.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New season!

The Utes football season started today!! =) 
I am super excited and bummed because Adam and I didn't get any tickets this year. 
Anyway...they are still fun to watch on the TV.
They won today against Montana State! 27-10!
I think that is a pretty good start for their first season in the PAC 12! 
Next week is their real test of being in the PAC 12. 
I hope they can kick USC's butt! 
Good luck Utes! Make me proud! =)
Now if only the Broncos were doing the same thing tonight! =P