Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hospitals are no fun....

when it's your baby that brings you there!  Our little Taryn has not been feeling good since last Tuesday, so this past Monday I brought her back into the doctor to see what was going on with her.  Her oxygen level was low, she was running a high fever and she was really working hard to breathe, so they sent us to Scottsdale Healthcare Shea where we were admitted.  We stayed there until this afternoon when they sent us by ambulance to Phoenix Childrens where we are now!  They just thought that she needed a higher level of care, and childrens PICU was going to be the best place for her!  She is finally resting after a really rough day, and I am hoping that she continues to behave throughout the night!  It has been so hard on me to watch her struggle and to be so uncomfortable!  And even though it is unfair to all the awesome docs and nurses, it has been really hard to watch her be suctioned so many times and to be poked so much!  I have had to leave the room on several occasions.  She has gotten so used to being 'tortured' (as she would put it if she could talk!) that she cries when she just sees the yellow gowned people coming towards her!  My poor baby!  It is kind of funny though watching her kick her little chubby feet and legs when she is so unhappy about something!
It has been hard thinking about my other kids who are being taken care of by family and friends while we are here...I know that they are being taken good care of, but I miss them, and I'm sure they miss me!

Thank you to all our family and friends for all the prayers and well wishes, and for taking care of the other kiddos at home!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives:)  We are hoping for a good night, and an even better tomorrow, and hope to go home soon!

Here are a few pictures of our little spunky sweetheart!
Taryn blog

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy birthday....

to my sweet grandmother who turned 90 on Valentines day!

Since there were so many people who came, we celebrated her birthday at our church on Saturday night.  And she was just glowing all night!  Isn't she beautiful?  She has 4 boys and 4 dad is the second one from the right in the back.  Along with that, she also has 88 grandkids, over 200 great grandkids, and even some great, great grandkids!

my mom's mother also celebrated her 90th birhtday before she passed away two years ago!  What a blessing to have been able to enjoy our dear grandma's for so many years

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday morning....

It's going to be a good day...
it's going to be a productive day...
If I keep telling myself that, it will happen right??
Lots to do today after a half sleepless night with my two year old!  She's got a cold/cough, and it's kept her and us up the last few nights!  Hopefully she is on the downward slide with it! 
My chores look like this...anyone want to come and help??                                                                    
Lots of laundry to put away....ugh!
Friday and Saturdays are usaully my laundry days, but this weekend was taken up by too many other things! 
As much as I hate laundry, I would rather do that than pay these!
Have been meaning to get this box to the post office...I thought that if I put labels on and put it in plain veiw, It would get there quicker...that hasn't been the case!  (your jacket is coming Jeanette!)
and one sweet baby down for an early nap may make all this possible!  Poor thing is teething I think, she had one little tooth pop through a week ago!
Happy Monday everyone!!  I'm hoping to get all my "to do list" done and then some!  What's going on in your world today?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Lahti family {Phoenix Family Photographer}

Check out this sweet boy Bracken and his mom and dad...isn't he the cutest??   It was fun spending part of the afternoon with them at the Desert Ridge Marriot!




Thursday, February 4, 2010

gorgeous skies....

Here is one reason why I love living in Arizona...
Now if only this would make up for the horrible heat in the summer!!  absolutely stunning!  Taken on our roof last night in two different directions.  I looked out the front window and everything was red, so I told Frans..."get the camera and run!"  Love it:)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My twin brothers

I don't know what has gotten into me this morning, and don't even know why I'm about to post this, but here goes anyways...My brothers a year older than me are twins...Brad and Brian, or better know maybe to most of you as the 'borlups'!  I took some family photos of my brother Brian and his family while they were just in town over Christmas, and while going through and editing them this morning, I had this wave of sadness go over me thinking about how much they're missed here!  I am not one to let my friends/family know how much they mean to me, so here I am letting everyone know:)  No seriously, we did so much together growing up, and I wanted to be with them all the time!  They probably got so sick of me always tagging along, but I like to think that deep down they enjoyed me just a little!  At 18 I moved to WA (they lived there then too), and even away from home I still turned to them to borrow money, to get me out of jams, etc...and I got to be with them while they courted their wives, and for both of their weddings, and was there to see their first kids as newborns!  I even got to see Allison's ring before Brad proposed...( I think I was the only lucky one!)  And lucky for me too, they both married girls that I just love!!!!  Double bonus for me:)  I have always wanted myself to have twin boys, (and still hope I do!), and I think it's because of the closeness we shared.  Anyways, I thought it would be fun to one, let them know how much I love them and miss them, and two, I thought it would be fun to hear stories from my blog readers of memories you have of the Borlups! 
Here are a few pictures taken while we were in WA in 2007....can you tell who is who??