Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Moon

Hello, just when you thought Twilight couldn't get any better, New Moon comes out. I LOVED IT! I know that it helped that there was a bigger budget for this one. I was always a big huge Edward fan from reading the books, but I am swaying to camp Jacob after watching the movie. Can we say what a Cutie? Anyone who knows me, knows that I was on this Twilight band wagon long before there were many on board, and I am just as big a fan as ever. Well I can say that I know some that have far surpassed my enthusiam (Jen). But I have seen New Moon twice in the first two days it was open.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wake Up Call!

For all those who are in the dark about the latest goings on at the Memmott household. A few weeks ago, Mike was feeling kind of sick at work and his co-workers noticed that he was slurring his words, missing words and brought it to his attention. He didn't think he was, he thought they were mis-hearing. Finally one convinced him that he wasn't talking right and called the Dr. that he happened to have an appointment with later that day. After describing his behavior, the Dr. told him not to wait for his appt. and to go straight to the ER. After several hours and several tests, there was still no diagnosis. The ER said he needed to make an appointment with a neorologist and he was sent home. This was on a Wednesday, and I (his wife) was kept in the dark about these details. Thursday we were supposed to be headed to our annual Jackson Hole, Snake River Rafting trip with the Rowley family. Mike said he would need to come up after work and I should go ahead of him with the boys. He had filled me in on a few details by now and I didn't think it was a good idea for him to be driving alone for about 5 hours. I went to his office to give him 3 options. 1. I would wait and drive up with him after work, 2. He would find someone to come up with him. or 3. He would have to skip the trip this year. But before I even got to the options, he said he didn't think he would be able to come. The neurologist had called and wanted him to get a MRI right away. He convinced me to go ahead and take the boys on the trip and he would keep me posted. Well to make a long story short, the trip just wasn't as fun as usual. I was worried about what was going on with Mike and the weather wasn't very cooperative. After 4 MRIs and several other tests they determined that he had had a stroke. AHHHHHH. Also after seeing a stroke specialist, they think it was caused by a tear in an artery in the back of his neck, which was probably caused by lifting too much weight. With the artery tear, it is from the inside out, so the platelets in his blood were catching and causing blood clots that would then break off and travel through his brain. It was determined that he has had about 6-9 of these with 2 or 3 with noticable damage. So needless to say we now have a bathroom cabinet that looks like it belongs to an 70 year old.
After all this we do feel very blessed that it wasn't worse. We know that many times after a stroke the patient is left partially paralized or many functions such as speech or mobility lost.
Lessons learned: Don't take your health for granted and take care of your bodies.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer do!

Mike took Merrell to get a haircut for the summer. The results are somewhat unorthodox. I think someone is living vicariously through their child. I think its is fun for the summer but come school I think we will be back to my little blonde boy.

Still Alive and Kickin

Ok, I know, it has been quite a while since my last post. I told you I am technically challanged. I get intimidated and just ignore it. I am very good at the "ignore it and it will go away" policy. We have had some goings on since I last posted. We had a little girl in the house for about 9 weeks. We were watching Mike's little two year old niece Zoie for a while. It was so much fun getting to dress a girl and I got quite good at little girl hair. I went a little crazy with the making of flower hair clips, if you are in the market for some, you know where you can get some.
I had a fun girls trip with friends from my home away from home, the gym. We took a road trip to St. George. It was a blast, we stayed in our friends home, went shopping, ate, saw a movie, ate, went to Tuacan and saw Footloose, ate, and just acted silly.

The boys have been having a fun summer. We took a weekend trip up to Bear Lake with some friends and saw some friends there. I don't know what the kids love more, the water or the sand and dirt.

We are now getting excited for our annual Jackson Hole, white water river rafting trip. We are so lucky to have Jeff Rowley in our family. He used to be a river guide for the Boy Scouts up there so we have a wonderful resource for fun, fun, fun on the Snake River.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where Have I Been?

Not only am I kind of technically challenged, I have been veryyy tired for the past 4 weeks. For some crazy reason, I thought it would be fun to sign up for Bootcamp. Yep, this is what I wanted for Christmas. Here's the scoop. The program runs for 6 weeks and you attend the same time each day for an hour, Monday thru Thursday. Fridays are Field Days, (no not as much fun as "Field Day" at elementary school) we meet with 2 other locations at the track at Hillcrest High School, where we get to march, run, crawl, do sit-ups, push-ups, and other "Fun" stuff. The first week was "Hell Week" we got to wear a 30 lb. weight vest for all the work outs and the first Field Day. I did so many push-ups that first week. We got push-ups for looking at the instructor, I was seriously scared of "Instructor Richins." Now that I am in my 5th week however, he is nice and encouraging and pushes me harder than I ever would push myself at the gym. Of course I have still been going to classes at the gym, can't do without my social hour. I would miss my gym buddies far too much. I know I am slightly (ok, not that slight) crazy but I love it.