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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Adventures

Panning for gold in Northern Idaho - Cosette and Ethan

Ethan caught a fish! 

Isaac painting a bird house at Grandma's in California

Just a darn cute picture of Sarah

Sarah and Rob at a summer band concert
Isaac in the American Falls Reservoir
This has been a fun and exciting summer for everyone. Isaac spent two weeks in California and then switched with Cosette and Ethan who spent two weeks in Northern Idaho. Grandma had fun with the kids and is now going through withdrawals!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fundraiser for Rob

Rob has been having some scary experiences with his diabetes. The normal warnings that a diabetic has (shaking, dizziness, dry mouth, confusion, slurred speech etc) to warn him of low or high blood sugars are no longer working as a warning system. He has passed out a few times and we would like to prevent this from happening as much as possible in the future. We were recently alerted to a cool device that we have not known about previously. The DEXCOM Seven Plus is a tool that will test his blood sugar every 5 minutes 24 hours a day for 7 days and then he rests it for another 7 days. The device will then communicate the results to a handheld (belt warn or in the pocket) display so that he can see the results and trends. If the result is below a certain number then an alarm sounds and if it is above a certain number then an alarm sounds. 

The initial cost and ongoing cost for this device is too much for us to foot at this time. We are asking for any amount of money to help defer the costs so that we may help Robert be safer at work, at play, and while sleeping.

If you would like to send a gift you may use PayPal and send it to Cash check and money orders are also welcome.

Thank you for taking the time to consider helping out.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rob found a screaming deal on used kitchen cabinets on Craigslist. We painted them white and installed them in our kitchen. When we get enough extra money we will put in a matching granite tile top. Previously we were using a small jelly cabinet to put our food in, now we have tripled our storage space for food and other stuff. We also plan to put a desk on the end for a "homebase" concept.

Kid Wisdom

  • 6.9.15 (Sitting in Emma's office writing a string of abc's) Mom: You have to put a tail on the "u". S: You doesn't have a tail, Reesy has a tail.
  • 6.8.15 Isaac: You know, the grass-watering hose thing? Ethan: You mean sprinkler? Isaac: Yes, the sprinkler.
  • 4.1.15 S: I not sleepy {yawn}. Emma: You just yawned. S: What's "yawn" mean? Emma: That you're sleepy. S: I not sleepy!