Thursday, April 29, 2010

Look Who Flew In TODAY!!!

Thank you so much to all who kept Kira and Sergio in their prayers.

Their visa was approved the same day as we found out I needed a heart transplant...and today with the kindness of my niece who works at Delta ...

Kira and Sergio arrived in SLC today!!!

YEA...I Can't quit smiling!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

1 More Week!

Derek aka (Elder Burgess) will be home in 1 WEEK!!!
I can hardly wait to see him.This is my Last Missionary Letter from him:
"so i have alot to tell you but i'm not going to because i'm going to be seeing you in a few weeks.... days... Wow... that just hit me.... 7 days... POOP!!! haha i'm doing good. and yes i did get all the stuff i need to come home.

i go to the mission home monday night and then i fly out at 8:30 and it is about a four hour flight. . but i love you mommy have a really good week and i'll see you soon! love elder Burgess!"
Honestly, I would love to see this again...

and this....just now....

I am so grateful for my kids...they amaze me...and I miss not being around them.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SPT Thanks 'Lene!

My Sister 'Lene
Embrace the Chaos
her post today made me cry and feel very grateful that she is my little sister.

Thanks "Lene...I love you with ALL of my heart!

Roses Buds and Hanging Baskets

A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with this see-through blouse on
and no bra.
Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that!
The teenager tells her 'Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!' and out she goes.
The next day the teenager comes down stairs, and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on. The teenager wants to die.
She explains to her grandmother that she has friends coming over and that it is just not appropriate....
The grandmother says, 'Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rose buds, then I can display my hanging baskets.
I received this email from a friend of mine...and could not help but pass it on!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Look Who Came To See Me

Josh and Ali had a quick trip to Utah,
it was so awesome to see them.
They look Great! Love you guys! ~MOM

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Friend Friday

The Girl Creative
I like this blog following group.
April is National Donate Life Month

30 Days to Help Save a Life: What to Do in April
National Donate
Life Month was established in 2003. Every day in April, people across the U.S.
make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have
saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors and to encourage
more Americans to follow their fine example.

Make it known: I want to be a donor
Register with your State Donor Registry, if available.
Say YES to donation on your driver's license.
Tell your family, friends, physician, and faith leader that you want to be a donor.
Fill out and sign a donor card, have it witnessed, carry it with you.
Tell someone: The need is great and growing.
More than 98,000 people are in need of an organ for transplant.
Each day, about 77 people get the organ transplant that gives them a second chance, but 17 to 19 others die because they did not receive an organ transplant.


Have you ever said...Hell or High Water???
Yea...I did too...
I will be at Derek's homecoming from his mission...
and look...YES HAIL was included...
I asked my cardiologist if I could go home for Derek to speak in church and report his mission in Indiana.
He said, that with my standing on the transplant list he would rather I did not, even though he understands how hard this will be on me.
So...guess hail and high water was not the right phrase to use...
because it has NOT stopped raining!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday MOM

Today would be my mom, Geneva's 68th birthday!She was always classy...
Pretty much would try anything (mom is 2nd from the right)
She taught us girl's to be ladies... but to have fun doing it...
my aunt Elma Lee and Mom
Happy Birthday Mom, I love you and miss you.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Look What Mary RC made for me!

Mary your talent and kindness is appreciated beyond words.
Watch for the Button to appear to share on your blog.

Doing What We Can Do....

to keep Sunday evenings as normal as we can.
We have Kira and Sergio on Argentina....Kirk is talking over the phone (in Idaho) so Kira can hear him, and I am just setting back taking pictures in Utah!
We are getting this down to a fine science :-) Thank goodness! Kira gave me something to think about...when we were just about done visiting.....she reminded me that how we deal with different challenges will either make it a positive or negative experience.
Somehow I hope I can be a positive influence to so many who have had me and my family in there prayers.
Life is good!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


It is O.K. if I have days that I feel like this...Right?

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Corner of The World

I am slowly taking over my niece's room
starting with the "security" items. Look and find this beautiful Willow Tree statue.
My dear friend, Kayleen and her daughters Heather and Whitney brought this over the night before I came to Utah.
I love it...
The statue's name is
je t'aime
When I read what it's name meant...
of course I cried...
I Love You.

The heart is so amazing. It not only is the muscular organ...
I believe they "feel"...
Even if my heart is 'broken" it still "feels" appreciation, love, and respect...and
mostly hope.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Long Time No See...

WOW...I go home for a week and I totally forget to BLOG...

So, here is a brief outline....

I came home with this cute little bag...that I have kindly named "Shadow" and quickly pinned a "GO RED" dress on him.These are "Shadows" gutts and why I get to be out of the hospital...the neat heart med is on a continual flow PICC line.
Shadow and my dear friend, Kayleen ie: chauffeur ...lunch buddy and partner in crime and all round good friend, ran TONS of errands and laughed...and cried together...
BUT ...Shadow has a new friend hanging out with him...
rules did come with "the pager"...
I have had to leave my home because Burley is outside the 2 hour radius of the transplant hospital...
I now live in... Utah.
at my brother, Ro and his families home.(this is before the yard was put in ) I am good...
I am happy...
and I am grateful...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Entry Way

So, my decorations were up a week late, but it is the thought that counts right? And besides I loved the fun look of buttons and glass rocks for my "candy"Kirk didn't care for my "scrubbing bubbles" sign at the front door....but I thought it was cute.

Does The Heart Good

When I arrived home for my visit...this was waiting for me...
Thanks Heather, I love you too!
I think I am going to roll it up and take it back to Utah as a sweet reminder

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SPT-A Room With A View

I am so glad that Lelly has started her SPT (SELF PORTRAIT TUESDAY) again

After reading my sister, Lene's I was ready to go crawl back in bed...

But...This is MY SPT though I am not in it...
This is the view from my room, behind that storm are the beautiful Wasatch Mountains (remember them from the SLC Olympics)
I am told I will leaving this afternoon...after the IV people come to teach me how to take care of my PICC line at noon...OH WAIT it is almost 4PM...
Hey, at least I have a nice view.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Yes, IT Is VERY Uncomfortable...

I got to take a wheelchair ride to the woman's center to get my mammosmash, and the tech sees my woobies and goes..."Oh WAIT I need to find the smaller tray"...THANK GOODNESS...I would hate to see what the BIG one would have done!

The Mammogram
By Julia Napier©

For years and years they told me,
Be careful of your breasts.
Don't ever squeeze or bruise them.
And give them monthly tests.

So I heeded all their warnings,
And protected them by law.
Guarded them very carefully,
And I always wore my bra.

After 30 years of astute care,
My gyno, Dr. Pruitt,
Said I should get a Mammogram.
"O.K." I said, 'let's do it."

"Stand up here real close" she said,
(She got my boob in line),
"And tell me when it hurts," she said,
"Ah yes! Right there, that's fine."

She stepped upon a pedal,
I could not believe my eyes!
A plastic plate came slamming down,
My hooter's in a vise!

My skin was stretched and mangled,
From underneath my chin.
My poor boob was being squashed,
To Swedish Pancake thin.

Excruciating pain I felt,
Within it's vise-like grip.
A prisoner in this vicious thing,
My poor defenseless tit!

"Take a deep breath" she said to me,
Who does she think she's kidding?!?
My chest is mashed in her machine,
And woozy I am getting.

"There, that's good," I heard her say,
(The room was slowly swaying.)
"Now, let's have a go at the other one."
Have mercy, I was praying.

It squeezed me from both up and down,
It squeezed me from both sides.
I'll bet SHE'S never had this done,
To HER tender little hide.

Next time that they make me do this,
I will request a blindfold.
I have no wish to see again,
My knockers getting steam rolled.

If I had no problem when I came in,
I surely have one now.
If there had been a cyst in there,
It would have gone "ker-pow!"

This machine was created by a man,
Of this, I have no doubt.
I'd like to stick his balls in there,
And see how THEY come out!

By Julia Napier©

"I wrote this poem MANY years ago. For years, I said nothing and just let it hang out there to share. I have seen this poem with several different authors, and to me, this is funny for I actually went through this. I have written poetry for over 20 years and have a website
Although this poem is not on my site for the business that I am in really doesn’t require these types of poems, I am flattered to see it on your site. If you need anything like proof of authenticity or copyright please let me know and I will be happy to do so. I just wanted to let you know.

Julia Napier"

I know that the mammogram save lives and this short time of discomfort is nothing to if you are not checked...women...get it done!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dying Easter Eggs

Warning: if you have not seen me without make-up you may want to take a couple of breaths...

Kirk is so awesome!
He came to spend Easter weekend with me and came with eggs and colors to do EASTER EGGS.

So between conference sessions we dyed Easter Eggs

Do you like my Easter gloves? hehehheeand my Easter Dress?

I am looking forward to conference tomorrow too...want to watch:,5161,9080,00.html

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Drawing Your Attention:

No...not at all the needle pricks, to test my sugar, in my finger tips...LOOK HOW LONG MY NAILS ARE GETTING!