July 30, 2008

Port, Please

Today my very brave sister Rebecca got a mediport placement. I myself have had a mediport for about 5 or 6 years now. (I honestly can't remember how long!) I have been telling her she should get one too for awhile now.
For those of you that don't know, a mediport is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. It is basically a stopper that needles can be injected into easily for I.V. meds and blood draws. Even though I have a scar on my chest from mine, I am pretty attached to it, as it makes being admitted into the hospital, and blood draws while there a breeze. Even though I am used to needles I still hate them, and so reducing being poked a bunch of times is o.k. by me. I only have to get poked once a week, and then I am good to go. When I had to go into surgery I was pretty nervous, but I stayed awake the throughout it and jabbered to the surgeons the whole time. They had a sheet between my face and my chest, (like a c-section) so I couldn't see what was going on. To this day I still remember parts of the conversation I had with them... and since I was all drugged up I hope I didn't say anything too weird!
Anyways, back to Rebecca. I heard her I.V.s were going bad everyday up until now. It is extremely hard to have to get a new I.V. everyday for two or three weeks on top of everything else. I called my mom this morning and was on the phone with her when they transported my sister back into her hospital room. Her surgery had been about an hour long. She was awake, but groggy, and wanted to drink water.  She will probably sleep all day and wake up stiff, like I did. Hopefully, this will make her future tune-ups go much smoother, like it has helped mine. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. I have been praying for her a ton.... all yesterday and today.
I love you, Bec!

July 29, 2008

Wisdom From Suffering

"They who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls."
-Charles Spurgeon

July 28, 2008

Vacation Bible School

Today launches Levi's first day of VBS.

I am scheduled to help in Levi's class along with my mom. The theme this year is God's big backyard. I am pretty excited about it, and hope I can make it through the whole week of driving to Mountain View every evening and helping there from 6:00 - 8:30. I think Levi will have a blast, along with his friends from church.

July 25, 2008

Prayer requests

Here are some prayer requests that have been on my mind lately.

  • Greg Laurie's son Christopher who was married, had one child, and his wife is pregnant just died Thursday in a car accident. Please pray for them! www.harvest.org
  • I read a blog everyday called confessions of a CF husband (it's over there on the links → ) and they are dealing with Lymphoma (Cancer) in addition to Cystic Fibrosis. The cancer was brought on by the immune suppressant medicine that you have to take after a lung transplant. They also have a small baby, and could also really use your prayers. cfhusband.blogspot.com
  • Thirdly please pray for Seth as he is considering possibly switching jobs. He is in the process of putting together a resume, and it would be cool if he had clear guidance whether to continue to pursue it or not.
  • Also please pray for Rebecca as she is in the hospital yet again. She was discharged too soon last time, and the infection reared it's ugly head. Please pray for her physical, spiritual and emotional state while she is in there- and that she will not have to hurl too many times due to the severe nausea that we both endure while on that certain antibiotic.
  • Lastly please pray that if it is the Lord's will, that I will live a long life. I stress more than I should about not being around to see Levi grow up. It is constantly on my mind, along with the fact that I am too sick to have another child. So please pray that I would not stress about these things, and that I could place all of my trust in God.


Typical summer day

Today was a typical summer day. When Seth got home from work, we hit the beach. We suited up in our wetsuits, because that is really the only way that you can enjoy swimming in the frigid waters of Santa Cruz. We went swimming in the waves, all three of us.

After that we hit up Betty's Burgers. We have made a habit of it... every time we go swimming we somehow end up at that place afterwards! I'm not really a burger fan at all, but let me tell you........!

These burgers are absolutely scrumptious! I get the bleu cheese bitty burger, and it is now one of my all time favourites.

Now Seth is making up a sweet song on garage band, and Levi has crashed for the night.

July 23, 2008

This made me laugh out loud.

July 22, 2008

This weekend past

Much to our delight Alex, Anndrea and baby Sabastian came and stayed at our house this past weekend on a spur of the moment trip.  Here are some pictures.

We had a nice, mello, fun time and I am thankful that they were able to come up.

July 16, 2008


Today Levi and I spent this gorgeous day at the beach. We met my friend from church, Mendy, and her two kids at Seabright.

When we woke up this morning at 8 o'clock it was gloomy, so we both put on pants. Plus, Levi is usually pretty timid about waves, so he steers clear of the water.

That all changed.

Maybe it was the peer pressure and excitement of hanging out with a seven year old, or maybe it was the super neat cave that we discovered that opened up on the other end with a pool of water to wade in. Levi ended up going in up to his chest. He went through three of Elisha's diapers. As a side note, Elisha just turned two last month and Levi is almost four and they wear the same size. My son has no butt! Haha.

Anyway, it was such a lovely day. We ate tuna fish (I actually remembered to pack a lunch), took a walk, explored the cave (a favorite pastime of mine), talked, the kids played and got soaked.

Throughout the five hours we were down there though I kept thinking of Rebecca, and feeling bad for her being in the hospital. Spending weeks on end in the hospital sure does make you appreciate days like today.

July 01, 2008


yikes! seth's birthday has snuck up on me; not to mention the whole entire month of july.