Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Poor Little Guy

This past Sunday Jaxon hadn't been feeling very well. We thought it was a cold, but then he suddenly went downhill really fast. He was having a hard time breathing and he had a high fever, and besides that we knew he just wasnt feeling like himself. That night we had him sleep by us in our bed-but I didn't actually sleep-I kept watching his chest struggle to breathe in and breathe out. We obviously didn't want to take any chances and decided that since there were no pediatricians open at midnight we would rush him to the ER. As soon as we got to the ER, he was rushed in the back rooms where he immediately had tests ran, and had breathing treatments. All the nurses, techs, and doctors were soooo unbelievably nice and patient with us. We knew our little boy who means everything in the world to us was in good hands. I knew we were in the right place. Finally at 4 am he was admitted from the ER at the new hospital to the old hospital-he liked going for a ride in the bus and seeing all the lights everywhere. By this time he'd had various tests ran and he'd had it with tubes in his nose and masks on his face-but he was really a good boy even when he felt his worst. He was finally released at 10:30pm but we had to go pick up his presriptions so we didn't end up getting home till almost midnight.
The doctors/nurses still don't know what may have caused all this, which is quite frustrating, but we were very impressed with all the people and how helpful everyone was. He is doing breathing treatments at home-which is difficult at times, but he does have a little bit of his spunk back-which we are so grateful for! He is a tough and brave little boy! We really have appreciated all the thoughts and prayers. One of my friends even dropped of some essential oils that I'm excited to try-I'm so grateful for my family and friends-it's so calming to know that we have friends/family who have been deeply concerned and have offered everything they can to help us. Thank you so much-I hope that from now on Jaxon will continue to feel better and better!

Friday, October 2, 2009

What's For Dinner?

This is such a yummy soup! My cousin Jessica gave us some recipes that are delicious and easy...this is one of our favorites right now...I'm loving the fall temps-nothing like soup to warm the soul.......

Taco Soup
-1 lb. ground beef
-1 med. onion, or dried onion soup mix
-1 can kidney beans
-1 can pinto beans
-1 can black beans
-1 can corn
-2 cans tomatoes
-1 pkg. taco seasoning
-sour cream
-shredded cheese
-frito chips

Brown meat, add chopped onion (or dried onion soup mix). In a large pan, combine all the beans, and tomatoes (do not drain the cans). Add meat mixture and then a packet of taco seasoning. Bring to boil. Serve with remaining ingredients

You will love it, and it's soooo easy!! ENJOY!

A Little Update...

We have been so busy lately! I can't believe how fast summer went and now the temps are changing and it's getting colder! I'm so excited for Fall-it's my favorite time of year! I just wanted to give a little update on what we've been up to for the last couple months....Jaxon is very very busy! He's of course into everything and loves to eat any kind of candy, and he loves movies, cars/trucks, and planes! He always gets so excited to hear the airplanes flying and gets sooo excited whenever he sees any kind of machinery (I think he might be thinking it's his daddy operating the machinery!!). He is really noisy, and is constantly yelling at the tv...which is hard for our friends little girls to get used to because girls are so soft spoken and just quite...Jaxon definately didn't inherit that trait, but we love it! He has a great sense of humor, and pulls the funniest faces! He still loves music and loves to dance, and look at books! He is almost two, and all of a sudden I've realized what the terrible two's really mean! ;)
Jake has been working, working, working-which we are both grateful for but sometimes I worry about him because he's such a workaholic! I started back to school full time and we are both busy with our callings...I recently got put into Young Womens and I've felt very overwhelmed with everything but I love the girls and I'm looking forward to getting to know them! Jake is in with the elders and we both love the guys he's serving with! I recently went thru the temple, and we are very much looking forward to being sealed soon! Time has gone by so fast, and I cant wait to be sealed to our family forver! I'm so grateful for our friends and families who have lovingly supported us in so many ways! Our lives are hectic, but we are enjoying every minute of it, and we couldn't be happier! Thanks for all your support!