Monday, October 27, 2008

Playoffs here we come!!!

Well, the Bingham Silver Gremlins finished the 2008 season UNDEFEATED! They played their last game on Saturday and won 13-7. This means that they have earned a place in the playoffs. The first game is on Saturday, November 1st at 9 AM (I know .. icky right after Halloween!!!) and then, if they win that game, they will go to the State Championships which will be held on Saturday, November 8th.

The addresses are listed below:
Saturday, November 1st (9 AM) - Midvale Middle School - 138 East Pioneer Street in Midvale
Saturday, November 8th - West Hills Middle School - 8270 S. Grizzly Way in West Jordan
(if you need specific directions, let me know and I can send a map)

Because it is the PLAYOFFS, there is a charge for these games.
Prices are:
$3.00 for Adults
$2.00 for Seniors
$2.00 for Children 12 and under

This will be a WAY FUN time - wear your Bingham wear or else at least your BLUE and come and cheer for our Bingham Silver Gremlins!
GO PARKER - #90!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

First "REAL" Football injury

Well, Parker got his first xrays from a football injury yesterday morning. He has had the normal, expected bumps and bruises since starting football but yesterday he got "real" xrays and an exam by the Doctor.
Parker came home from football practice on Tuesday night complaining he couldn't walk because he had gotten tackled at the very end of practice and landed on his knee wrong. I figured it was just his "normal" football injury scenario (those of you that know Parker know that he can be a bit of a "drama King") so I gave him some tylenol, told him to soak in the tub and go to bed. When he woke up on Wednesday morning he was still limping and he had his Dad look at it. Chris said that it actually was swollen and thought we should take him to the Doctor. He has missed so much school lately that we didn't want him to miss more than he had to so we decided it would probably be fastest just to go over to instacare. We went over there and they looked at it and took some xrays. We don't think there is anything seriously wrong but the Doctor did say that he had a bit of concern about the growth platelet on that leg so he is having the radiologist look at it. They are supposed to call us back sometime Thursday to let us know if Parker is out for the rest of the season or if he can play. It will be a real bummer if he is out since he has played all season and now will just have to miss the playoff games.
Luckily, when he got home from school on Wednesday he said it felt a BIT better and the swelling had gone done a little. I think he will live - we won't need to amputate! :)

(NOTE: Speaking of amputation .. while we were at the Doctor they asked Parker to rate his pain on a scale of 1 - 10. The way they explained this was by saying "1 means it doesn't hurt at all and 10 would be like if your leg was cut off". Parkers eyes got HUGE and he immediately LOUDLY said "1". I looked at him and said "Parker, if it doesn't hurt that much why are we here?" He said "Like I am going to tell them it is even CLOSE to a 10 if they are going to cut it off!!!!" K - guess he didn't totally get their analogy. HA HA)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Well, we have had our share of challenges lately, that is for sure.
Between all of the drama leading up to Bailey's birth and then her new diagnosis and passing away and my Mom's illnesses causing her to be in the Care Center and/or Hospital for the 3 months prior to Bailey's birth and my Dad not feeling good and worrying about Mom, etc, etc, etc ... you would think we would have had our "share" and would be done now. I know that is what WE were counting on. Unfortunately, however, I was rushed to the Hospital on Saturday afternoon and had emergency surgery that evening and was there until this afternoon. Again - I thought we were done. I will tell you that I think that my poor boys (all 3 of them) have had enough. I worry so much about them. My Husband and oldest Son were both convinced that they were going to lose me just like they lost Bailey and neither of them dealt with it very well. Caleb, who isn't exactly sure what is going on is finally realizing that things aren't just right and is starting to be affected too. We have been fairly strong as a family and all of our challenges have really brought us even closer but there is a point where you finally say "Please just let us be done!". It is at that point, however, that I really have to try to think of the blessings that we are receiving by "enduring to the end" and dealing the best we can with the challenges that we are given. I have been taught my whole life that our Heavenly Father will not give us anything to endure that we can not handle. Sometimes I really question that as the challenges that I get are not challenges that I would wish to have. However, I do seem to always make it through and learn something from each one.
I don't know what made me decide to post this as it is really just a bunch of rambling but I felt it important to let all of my friends and family know that we ARE ok and we do truly know that we will make it through these challenges - thanks to the support and love we have from all of you. Thanks for everything you do for us! We love you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bingham vs Bountiful (W 7-6)

First time ever that our Bingham Silver Gremlins were scored against. Luckily (PHEW!) they pulled through at the last minute and still ended up winning by 1 point - still undefeated!

Car Entertainment

What did we do before we had DVD players in the car?????

What have you done in your life?

My friend, Jill, had this posted on her blog.
I challenge everyone to cut and paste this list and bold the ones that you have done. It's kind of fun to see which things you have done and remember those times - some are good memories and some not so good. :)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (with my Child)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

"The Sharker"

As most of you know, Parker was able to start Cub Scouts in July of this year. He has really liked it but has had to miss a lot because of Football. When it came time for the Pinewood Derby he had to make a choice because he also had football practice that night. He decided that he and his Dad would still go ahead and build his car and then he would see if he could find someone to race it for him. It worked out just great.
This is a picture of "The Sharker". (Notice that he was #90, of course - his football number.)

Thanks, Geri, for the AWESOME paint job! Of course he won the "Best Paint Job" award!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our Family ROCKS!

We have such an amazing family!
Over the last 2 weeks we have experienced the birth of our sweet baby Bailey, the passing away of that same sweet baby, her viewing and graveside service, the BEAUTIFUL wedding of my adorable niece April and her new Husband Eric, the 17th birthday of my ever so handsome nephew Jordin, etc, etc, etc.
So much to do and so little time yet our family has all supported each other in each and every event. We are so very lucky to have such an AWESOME family. They are there to take care of my kids when I need them to - to be their "substitute Mommies", they are there to cry with us, to laugh with us, they are there to just be there. We are so very lucky!
I love you guys! Thank you for everything!

Thursday, October 9, 2008