Friday, September 9, 2011

Holy Smokes Batman! It's About Time for an Update!

No, we haven't gone Amish or been abducted by aliens or anything like that. We've just been busy! I've been meaning to blog for some time now, but I'm so far behind it's just felt a bit overwhelming. No more procrastinating though!

Okay, first up is the rest of July. Nate's parents and his youngest siblings moved to Portland, Oregon in early July and have been adjusting to life away from the majority of their kids and all their grandkids. The kids finally started school this week and it sounds like everything is going well with them. Back here in Utah, we spent lots of Fridays swimming at the pond with all the cousins.

Towards the end of the month, Nate and I started a new exercise program that we are LOVING. I'm jealous because Nate has seen bigger results than I have, but we both are seeing results and feeling much better. I still need to work on my blood sugars, my second A1C was higher than the time before, so I'm trying to really focus on that these next 3 months until they test me again! My heart is doing pretty well too. I finally feel like we are at a good level of medication and I don't have too many episodes these days. Woohoo!

Next is the month of August. In August, Nate started working an earlier schedule at work, so now he is done by 4:30 pm, which is really really nice. We love it. The two days a week that he does go in to the office he gets home before most of traffic and then on the days he works from home, he is done early enough to have lots of time to still enjoy the day. Can I just say how much I love Nate working from home! We are so blessed. Mid August, Nate's parents came back in town for a visit and we threw a bridal shower for Domonique (my brother-in-law's fiancee). Thanks to everyone who came.

We had some fun dinners with Nate's siblings. See, even baby Jack had a good time. Sorry, it's a cell phone pic.

The last week of August I met with a new doctor regarding certain "lady" things. I left the appointment angry and bawling. The doctor couldn't answer any of my questions and so he just referred me to someone else. It was a huge waste of time. To top it all off he told me that with my age and diabetes that my clock is ticking. He said that if I want any chance of giving birth I would need to get pregnant asap. Awesome. I had a really hard time turning 25 earlier this year and now I feel older than ever.

Almost done! September so far... I can't believe it is September! I am SO ready for fall and changing leaves and cooler temperatures. Not next week but the week after I am going to make soup. I've been craving soup for weeks now and I have lots of soup recipes I want to try. Unfortunately I got the news that my grandpa has colon cancer which they are concerned may have spread to his liver and is having surgery next week. My grandma had a total knee replacement Tuesday. This is the set of grandparents that I lived with for a while. I still talk to my grandma at least once a week on the phone. I feel like I'm not handling it very well. My mom, aunt, and I have been busy coordinating to make sure someone will be there at all times an that my mom (a nurse) will be at the major doctor appointments, and all that that entails. A rough start to the month. Nate and I were going to go camping tonight with Justin and Whitney, but due to work schedules it was cancelled. I am so glad, I spent all Wednesday night and yesterday so sick. I would have had to cancel anyway. I am starting to feel a little bit better, so let's hope I'm over the worst! Nate is excited that BYU football season has started and has already requested treats for the game this Saturday. I finished up making Zak and Domonique's wedding announcement, at least I think we are finished! Now it's time to work on the family calendar.

I think that is all that's new with us. At least, that's all I can think of for the time being. Hopefully everyone is having a fabulous week!