Sunday, March 16, 2014

Porter's Surgery

After a year of Pman having terrible night terrors and little sleep I go really aggressive with my Dr.  I had talked to my Dr for months but he always blew me off. Well, I knew it wasn't normal and I demanded a referral.  We were referred to a sleep specialist and she told us to go to an ENT.  Luckily she was amazing and did the referral herself so we were able to get in fairly soon. Pman had a scope go down his nose where we learned his adenoids we enlarged.  So much so that it was causing SLEEP APNEA.   85% of his airway was being blocked by his adenoids, poor guy couldn't breath! So we scheduled his surgery. It was actually a nightmare to get it scheduled and we almost missed our trip to Oceanside but luckily it all worked out with some sweat and a lot of tears.  We had to do his surgery at Primary Children's in SLC.  My sister Katie watched Shirley for us for the day.  The pictures are out of order...

 Poor kid had the worst time waking up, and for whatever stupid reason they wouldn't let either of us be there when they woke him up, the end result was a lot of scratches on his face and a HUGE goose egg on his head. We were just a little ticked off.
 He LOVED waiting for the surgery, so many games to play!
 Recovery was rough to put it mild.  But he did great.  Here he is eating a Popsicle.
He loved that he got a bracelet.  We were so glad to finally have some answers and to start a solution to our sleep problems.  I wish I could say he sleeps all night long but we are still working on least he can breath now!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Montage Stay

The hubs' work does a little weekend getaway for the top performers.  Caleb qualified so we got to stay at the Montage in Deer Creek.  

 The thing about these 5 star all expense paid getaways....I could get used to it!
 Our first night we got there late and had to go to the work dinner party.
 You get to pick an activity and we picked horse back riding.  We got lucky and we were able to be ALONE for the entire hour.  Everyone was supposed to go as a group (and everyone but us did) but we lucked out and were totally alone.

 It was beautiful and quiet.  Just the kind of getaway we need!
 We played a riveting game of life size chess.
 And Saturday night we went out to dinner with about 10 of the hubs' coworkers.
 Our last morning we went to the spa and relaxed and then drove home (slowly, it was snowing and literally took forever) to get our kids.  A huge thank you to my sister for being amazing and watching our wild things so we could go away alone for the first time!

Electric Run Date night

We did the Electric Run at Thanksgiving Point for a date night one night.  It was so fun to run with my hubs but definitely not a race to go for speed. It was way to crowded.  

                               We wore our electric gear and I caught the light stick.
                                          Couples that run together have fun together!

Porter Rockwell Half Marathon

 This was by far my WORST and LEAST favorite race. EVER. I hated pretty much every second of it.  It was so poorly organized and just plain sucked.

 But my awesome sister stuck by me and I am so grateful.  Let's do another one, one that doesn't suck!
Katie crossing the finish line! Looking good and strong for such a craptastic race!

Yellowstone Part 4

Shirley and I in our matching sweatshirts!
 We were lucky enough to get to float down the snake river, I took pman and the hubs and Shirley walked around, we spent the afternoon in Jackson Hole and then went on a Cowboy dinner/show activity.
 Porter and Johnny searching for squirrels.
                                       Our family at the famous Antler arch.
 On the covered wagon ride up to our dinner.

 Porter and Lyla looking out for Indians.  There was an Indian vs Cowboy attack on our ride up to dinner!
 And the most anti climatic thing of all! Ole Faithful!
 And other shot of her going off!

Yellowstone Part 3!!

We really had a great time in Yellowstone.  I am missing some family group pictures so hopefully I can add those sometime soon!
 This boy had the best time! Got to ride with Johnny!
 Squirrel fishing is a serious sport.  You simply need a fishing rod and marshmallows and squirrel.
 If you look to the left, under the white box you can see the squirel taking the bait.
                                    Three generations of Lynne's!
 Because we are awesome like that....

 Shirley was so great on this trip and loved looking at everything!

                                              My super cute mom!
 I love how Shirley is leaning over so it looks like the hubs is wearing a floral hat!
 My mom and dad! Or as our kids know them Mom and Papa!
                                      Just a little run on an easy 2 mile hike!
 Shirley taking us for a drive. Psych. The car wasn't even on.
                                              Seriously so beautiful!
 Best family shot at the fortified tree!!!

 Our one and only fire! We usually got back to our camp so late but one night we kept Pman up!
 Shirley was sleeping. We are wearing our matching Yellowstone jackets.
                                    Me and my sister Katie!
 The BEST malt you will ever have in your life.  We found this on our drive to the snake river and had to go back on our way home. So good.