Saturday, February 10, 2007

A few things going on in our lives recently:

  • We have been trying to find a solution for Jordyn's on-going irritability. The doc. suggested we change her seizure meds. He put her on a new medication and now we are trying to slowly ween her off of her old meds. But this past week, when we finally got her on the full dose of her new meds, she became REALLY grumpy and would not sleep at night! Talk about frustrating! She would wake up 3-4 times a night, crying, and sometimes wouldn't go back to sleep for 2 hours! This had been going on for about a week or so (we tried many things to fix the problem and nothing worked) and I finally called the doc. They suggested that instead of giving her new meds. to her in the morning AND at night that we give it all to her in the morning. Some of the side effects can be insomnia and indigestion. So Friday morning we gave her all the medicine in the morning and lo and behold... last night she slept ALL night and didn't wake up AT ALL! Hallelujah! I don't think Tom and I have ever been so happy! Now let's see if she does it tonight too...

  • Friday night Tom and I celebrated Valentine's day early. We were trying to think of something fun to do. We got online and looked up a few local events in the area. My idea: The "Chocolate Walk" in downtown Couer D'Alene. You walk through the downtown shops and sample free chocolate! It doesn't get any better than that... Am I right Ladies? Tom's idea: The Spokane Auto Show Or Monster Truck rally! Can we say... NO WAY! So, we compromised and went to Black Angus and had a steak dinner (very manly) with a nice chocolate dessert (very girly). It was great food!

  • At the end of March my friend and I are running a 15k race near Seattle. I am really excited to take a short weekend trip and run in some great scenery right along the beach shore. So, I have a "training schedule" that I have been following. Susan and I run together 3 days a week and the other days I do strength training or yoga. This morning we finally got to run on the Centennial Trail (the snow finally melted!) and it was fun. It was great weather... foggy and cool. We ran 7.5 miles... the farthest both of us have ever ran before! I am already way ahead of my running schedule and feel like I will have no problem running 9 miles! I think I will run a half marathon this year, too! Sometimes I can't believe that I like running so much. I think back to when I first started and how hard it was. And now I am addicted and absolutely love the feeling of running. I think the key is to get past running around 4 miles... then it just changes and you feel like you could run forever. Whenever I am in a bad mood, stressed, or just feeling "bla", the first thing I think of is to go running or get some sort of exercise. It just makes you feel so much better!

  • Ok, so I've been posting a lot of pics. of the kids lately, but I couldn't resist posting these photos. And after this, I will stop embarrasing my kids so much! I like to call it CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKES!

"Jordyn the Gymnast"

Look-a-like: Mary Lou Retton

Wow, that's a long tongue.

Look- a-like: Gene Simmons from KISS

( I have to say, Evan is much cuter and not so evil looking!)

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Jenny said...

Now we have more nicknames for Evan. Hilarious! What a wonderful breakthrough with Jordyn's drugs. I can't even imagine how happy you guys must be to get a good night's rest. Yeah for you and Jordyn. And the running? I'm so proud of you and jealous. I'm waiting for the runner's high to come back or something. Really, you're a great example! Who are you running with?

Topher said...

Next time, you should paint Ryan's face, too, then the similarities would be unmistakeable. Couldn't you find a demolition derby that took place in a big plot of melted chocolate (instead of mud)?