Friday, August 28, 2009

Ma and Pa's New View!

Gotta say - it beats Cyprus Park any day!

Birthday Boy!

Eleven Years Old Today!
Papa and Nana got him a cool Favre Jets Jersey.
Goin' for fame and Fortune in the "Money Bag".

BeFunky!

Found a new fun website that takes your pictures and makes 'em a little more FUNky!



Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hmm -Not Sure How To Tiltle This.

She's just got a "look" that I can't define, but couldn't pass up posting this shot.
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Oquirrh Mountain Temple

This is our new Temple. This is where we get to go from now on for all our ward temple nights. The Stake President says they will still let us come to SL for stake temple night. (yeah!) Because the chapel here only seats forty.
Did I mention that I get to sing at (nearly) the top of my lungs here - inside - in the Celestial Room - Twice. Once on Wednesday for a dress rehearsal and again during the Saturday afternoon Dedication session. I'm so overwhelmed with excitement. I feel like a little kid on Christmas eve. The anticipation is so (what's another word for overwhelming).

Half a Family Portrait


Took a field trip to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple to get a picture for Tiff to use for a Relief Society something or other. Took some photos of the crew while we were there.

Tilda is in her carseet behind the photographer and Emmi was on her way home from her Youth Conference Trek. (Poor kid got rained on hard today)

Cheezers




Who taught that girl how to do that?

Rub-A-Dub

Gabi and Tilda in the tub tonight. Tiff doen'st think that they look like sisters. I see a lot of similarities in their nose, chin, mouth areas... Tilda just needs a neck and some crazy hair. They look like they are about the same size already.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's all about the Ureter.


Kidney stones are hard, crystalline mineral material (calcium) formed within the kidney.

They generally cause no pain while in the kidney, but as they move from the kidney through the Ureter on their way to the bladder, they are likely to cause severe pain. (let's be honest, severe is much to mild - excruciating is more accurate).

Once they reach the bladder, the path is much larger and comparably pain free from there on out.

A guy in Hungary had a stone removed this year that measured 6" in diameter. I guess my 1/8" stone wasn't so bad. Then again - he didn't have to 'pass' his. They just cut it out of him.

We Have Stone!

The wait is over. The kidney stone is here. Not as big as it felt passing from my kidney to my bladder.Here is Stone #2 (June 2005) on the Left and Stone #3 (today) on the right. Fairly close in size, but #3 has that wicked point on the side. It passed a little faster than #2 if I remember right, but I probably don't. That's the sort of pain one WANTS to forget.
Stone #1 came and went without being noticed. The doctor mis-diagnosed it, so I wasn't looking for it to exit. It happened in the winter of 1999. #2 was summer of 2005 (5.5 yrs later) #3 was Today (4 yrs later). So stay tuned... If i stay on this schedule, winter of 2012 I should be due for another.