I believe this weekend I got my first taste of what I think was food poisoning. I am DEFINITELY not anxious to get it anytime again soon. Let's just say at about 1258am on Saturday night/Sunday morning, I rushed to the bathroom with pains to Ryan "my stomach hurts" and collapsed on the bathroom floor. Poor Ryan came running to the bathroom and asked if I was okay and was very concerned. I find it ironic now that at the time I was coherent enough to tell him I didn't want him to see me like this. Bless his poor soul, he shut the door, and went back to bed and kept asking me if I was okay from the bedroom.
I eventually was able to leave the bathroom and attempt to come and sleep. I didn't go to church, nor anything else, because I could literally, only stand or sit up for about 5 minutes at a time. But, I decided having food poisoning isn't worth it. Even though I bet I have lost a few pounds from not really eating the last couple of days, and also removing a lot of food from my body, I was SO bored out of my mind just sitting around. I couldn't even have the energy to read so poor Ryan read to my basically the entire story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, some articles from General Conference, and I watched Mr. Krueger's Christmas. He had to make his own Sunday dinner, and take care of me, and I'm not a very good sick patient.
Anyways, I'm feeling better today, but let's just say most foods are NOT even calling my name. Anyone else have stories have food poisoning they want to share?
Here is a picture Thanksgiving morning of the Walker family at breakfast. Ryan and I were so excited to have them stay at our house. Ed and Kathleen have a GREAT family (kids Kelly, 13, Grant, 11, Craig, 7, Grace 6, Audrey 4).
Thanksgiving morning, Kelly TOTALLY saved me on peeling and cutting up the mashed potatoes for part of my assignment. She was SO much faster than me. Even Audrey and Grace helped me wash the potatoes! My assignment was made SO much easier by the hands that helped!
Late on Friday night (the day before they left to go back to Montana), all the kids helped us put up our decorations for Christmas. Man, were they FAST! It was SO fun! I especially liked all the tinsel that Grace and Audrey helped me put up in the basement.
Sadee as Princess Erica in the "dead chair"
Sadee you can tell helped us begin the "beautiful" castle. It fell a few times.
Finally, of COURSE we had to have a dance party again, although Jasmin and Aladdin are now "the in thing", we danced to Prince Ali, One Jump Ahead, and a Whole New World. Can't wait to visit and babysit again!
Man, I can't WAIT! I'll have some fun pictures next week when I get back :)
Ryan and I got an old, but great condition changing table, from his sister awhile ago. So, no we don't have any needs for it super soon (no, I'm not pregnant), but it's been on my list FOREVER to paint for some future little SuperBaby O'Berry. This weekend, it finally got done. Doesn't it look AWESOME? I wish I had a before picture.
Oh, and PS, we finally have a new camera, no one called us with our old one and all our Cruise the Fourth pictures... oh well :( BOO HOO!
Needless to say, when I create my own world, there will be a way to preserve apples just to eat raw, like you do from the tree, but until then, I felt horrible letting all the apples go to waste. And these are DANG GOOD apples! Last week a dear friend (who had taken a plethora of apples from our tree and made lots of yummy things) offered to help me make homemade applesauce... HELLO! YES!
By the way, the applesauce is chunky and tastes HEAVENLY! Plus, eight hours is a long time to play catch up with a dear friend. The only loss was a small stab wound in my left hand from peeling the apples. You would think we would have made a dent in it, but alas, no. We still have TONS! Apples, anyone?
Last Friday, Ava turned two years old. Here are some cute pictures from her birthday party, that I was unable to go to sadly, but when I called and wished her a happy birthday she got on the phone to tell me "I two!". I sent her an Elmo shirt for her birthday since Elmo is her thing, not princesses like Sadee. Sadee had a little bit of a hard time not getting presents herself, so she helped Ava open them :)
So, Ryan and I have returned from Cruise the Fourth last week. It was heavenly!! Why, do you ask, do I have lamentations then?
- First of all, we came back and our power was totally out in our bedroom and bathrooms upstairs, pretty much the rooms we use most. So, the breaker kept tripping and yeah, we still don't have power in those rooms, so now Ryan finangled all of the outlets and extension chords to use some lamps in our bedroom, but alas, bathroom, showering in the dark is interesting.
- Also, apparently a big windstorm came about while we were gone and several branches had fallen off the trees, and half our corn fell over in our garden. Sad.
- Finally, the biggest lamentation, is even though the cruise was HEAVENLY, we have managed to misplace our camera. I realized it in the middle of the night when we were finally lay down to go to sleep (at 130am) and I just felt sick. I immediately got up and called Thrifty thinking we had left it in the car rental we had, but they apparently only have voicemails for the lost and found department and it can take several days before they get back to you. So, now, instead of posting and reliving our cruise experiences, we have nothing... but memories. And I know there are a lot worse problems, in the world than my lamentations, but alas, it would have been nice to come home to a powered house, perfect yard, and pictures to share with everyone :)
I drove him around and then took him to Shannas...
The cake with the candles lit
When we first came in the door, Brandon and Eric did a great job of "dogpiling"Ryan. It was too funny.
Ryan's Grandma Norberg (to the right) and Aunt Phyllis drove up from Lehi to enjoy the surprise party. It was so fun to see them. Aunt Phyllis is FUNNY and Grandma Norberg is just the sweetest.