Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

38 Weeks!

and counting......
At some point he's got to come out...right?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And the verdict is....

Taryn and I were up bright and early this morning to head up to Rockford for her sleep deprived EEG. We made it to her appointment with a little time to spare and found the building where we needed to go without any problems. Taryn handled the EEG like a champ. No whining or crying whatsoever! She did great.

As soon as we were done we headed over to see her neurologist. Patty walked in and told us that her EEG came back NORMAL!!!!!!! At first I wasn't sure I heard it right and had to ask her to repeat herself.

The diagnosis is bittersweet. I'm thrilled that Taryn doesn't have to take any medication, but at the same time it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Kolin and I watch her like a hawk. I can't wait to see if we notice any difference long term not being on any meds. She's been on something since she was a little over 18 months and at 9 1/2 years old, it's definitely time!

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's all about

South Dakota!

Taryn's first states project is due today. She has to do a presentation and tell her class about different interesting facts, along with the state bird, tree, capitol, insect, etc. We added pictures from our Spring Break trip.

She has a simple machines project due next week. She and Kolin need to invent a simple machine and then take it to school and show her class how it works. The week of the 7th she is the celebrity of the week and we have to do another poster board presentation. On Friday, the 11th she has to have a special speaker come in and talk about something...anything for 20-25 minutes. We haven't quite figured out who that will be, but we do have some ideas.

Either the middle or end of March her second states project is due. Taryn decided to do Oregon for that one. Once again we'll be able to add pictures from our trip and add a bunch of interesting facts. Who knows what else her teacher will come up with to add to the mix between now and then.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby Shower!

A couple of friends held a baby shower for me today. It was a wonderful time and was great being able to sit down, relax and chat with some great friends.

Full Term Today!

Can he get any lower?
We are technically full term today even though my due date is still 3 weeks away.
I say he can come tomorrow...Kolin would like him to wait a little while longer. =)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Trip to the vet

We obviously need to take the dogs out and about more. You would have thought that we were giving her away by the way she was acting. Chief didn't like the fact that she wasn't home with him. All is well though and all she needed were her routine shots.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Last Day!

Today is the last day for Taryn's meds.

Next week she has her sleep deprived EEG. We're going to do things a little differently this time around. Instead of having the test done closer to home and waiting a week to get the results, we're going to drive up to Rockford and have the test done and meet with the doctor right afterward for the results.

I'm being optimistic and pessimistic all at the same time. As much as I want the EEG to come back normal I don't want to get my hopes up so high to have them come crashing down again if the results aren't what we want them to be.

My view at 36 weeks

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Back to bowling!

After 3 weeks off due to holidays and high school tournaments, the kids were back to bowling this morning. You could tell that taking that much time off at once wasn't necessarily a good thing when looking at their scores. Hopefully next week will be a better one.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Santa is on vacation

Santa is going on vacation and Brennan got to decide where he got to go.
He decided that Santa needed to be a contestant on WipeOut.

Baby Quilt Arrived

The baby's quilt arrived a couple of weeks ago and I finally got a chance to take some pictures. We love it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Daddy's Little Helper?

Kolin (and Ryanne) spent yesterday and part of today putting together new dressers for Ryanne and the new baby. Having the new dressers all set up and where they need to be is going to be fabulous!!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Bowling Tournament

Brennan bowled in the Pepsi Tournament this morning.
It was a great experience for him and he did pretty well.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Batman decided to visit this morning!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm keeping her!

Puzzle Time!

Karis LOVES floor puzzles! She got 3 for Christmas and has a great time putting them all together. If she has free time at school, you can usually find her putting a puzzle together.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

May everyone have a wonderful 2011!

We had a wonderful and very sad 2010.
I can only hope that 2011 brings comfort, peace, joy, new experiences and never ending patience.