Friday, August 31, 2012

This Week in Madore News...

So it has been a pretty long and trying couple of weeks and I never thought that I would be able to say that we spent time visiting two Grandma's in the hospital.  Grandma Garrett, as I called her, was admitted to the hospital on August 14th and passed away on the 17th.  I don't know that I want to say too much about this, as it is too hard to put into words how hard this whole thing was on my family and me.  But I will say that she was one of my favorite people growing up and being able to speak at her service was one of the greatest honors of my life.  I will miss my Grandma more than she will ever know or more than I am honestly willing to admit. 

And then Grandma Creekmur went into the hospital once a few weeks ago and again this week.  She has been having issues with muscle control and dehydration, making it hard for her to live alone and manage the normal daily activities without difficulty.  And with this last visit to the hospital she was diagnosed with Huntingtons Disease, which came as quite a surprise to all of us.  It's a genetic disorder that normally shows symptoms much earlier than late in life.  As odd as this was to hear, in some ways at least its nice to know that we might have an answer to what is going on with her.

Needless to say its been a rough couple of weeks.  And to top it Olivia had her two month shots today and though she managed to make it through it with some intense wailing, it seemed like she handled it like a champ... Till now.  She has been super fussy all night.  You cannot put her down and she is having a hard time finishing a bottle.  It's so sad.  Nothing we do works... But thankfully Paul is carrying her around trying to calm her, since that is not something I can handle.  I am just not good with the intense crying.  But then again who is really?!?

Yeah so that is what is going on here. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hello World!

We really love bathtime around here!  So cute!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'll Have To Think About It

Six little words that have forever changed the future of a relationship in my life. 

Not enough words to express how disapointed I am in this person...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Life is fleeting

When I was younger, much younger like 15, I never imgained life ending.  I had no grasp of what the end would be like or when it would come, there was no need for thoughts like that.  Being young allows you the ignorance to do without thinking and to move without hesitating, and then you grow up.  You start to realize that life moves quickly, sometimes too quickly to even know how you got from point A to B.  People start to come and go and at some point you notice that years have gone by and you are already in your thirties... How did that happen?!?

In the last six weeks I have come to terms with how fleeting life can be.  One day you are in the bathroom taking a home pregnancy test and then you are in the hosptial welcoming the most beautiful person into the world and then you are deciding to put your spouse into a home.  Where does that time go?  And how do we make it slow down...  I know that there is no way to stop the clock, but making sure that I appreciate every moment of this life will surely help.  Almost six weeks have passed since we brought our little lady home and there have been some hard times, but I would do anything to make it slow down just a bit more.  She has already grown so much and in no time at all she will be off to day care and then college... No way I am ready for that.

Anyways the point to my random post about time moving too quickly is to say that I get it.  Took me 32 years but I get it.  Make every moment count and love the people that are with you and make sure that they know it.  Be happy, be nice and be honest.  Simple solutions for a very complex life.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

This was the email that I received this morning from my amazing cousin Matt...


You know how when it's your grandmas bday and you have to call her but she kinda semi-faked an illness and took three Valium to see her dr and u need to talk to her on the phone Bc at this rate it very likely could be her last bday and not really sure what to say? Like if u should say "gma I heard u took three Vamlium in a few hrs so maybe we shouldn't complain about being sick today?". No? That's not what it's like on every gmas bday? Just mine?  Ohhh. Didn't realize that was not normal....

This is just another reason that I love my family.  Somehow we all know we are thinking the same thing and trying out how to get out of it at the same time.

(Side note - I do realize that making fun of my Grandma under normal circumstances would be considered cruel, but thankfully she is not normal and will never read this, since she hates all things computers)