Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remember, remember the 11th of September

So since i don't post much i thought i would post about 9/11 today...

It has been 10 years since i sat in my freshman history class and watched history happen.... A lot in my life has happened with many moments of not thinking about 9/11. this weekend the city of Sandy did an AMAZING! tribute to the fallen of 9/11.

In a patch of grass in downtown sandy they had put up 3031 flags for every person who lost their lives tat sad sad day. it was very overwhelming to see rows and rows of American flags

Cory and mack were reading a tag that is on every flag. the tag gave each flag a name, age, and brief story of the person it represents This is a tag on one flag. Many of these tags brought me to tears.

As part of the tribute they had a "fire ride' which was about1,000-1,500 motorcyclist riding from sandy to ogden with some fire engines in on the ride. again made me cry to see all those people coming together for thousands that they never knew...

the main part of the day was a ceremony to reveal this beautiful bronze statue which was named "hope rising" it was a wonderful statue

this was an enormous flag hanging in front of sandy city hall
As it has been 10 years and many things have happened i feel i am now more mature it has hit me how horrific, sad, etc. 9/11 was. i feel so lucky to have my family all with me and safe. i am more grateful for those who risk their lives everyday to keep me and my family safe and for those who lost loved ones on that horribly sad day... I'll never forget

Good bye summer.....

So again i am horrible at updating! but all i can say is this last month+ has been the craziest ever!

of course we had many family parties and get togethers.... well since the last post mack has turned 8 months and will be 9 months next sunday!!! i swear i just had him last month and he should still be my little new born baby! BUT i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this stage of his life!! he has blossomed with such a cute character! he hasn't hit any motor skills besides sitting up, but im no worried he was a premie and will be a little delayed and i am okay with that. he has grown lots! he now weighs about 18 lbs! just think in 9 months he has gained 13 lbs! and alomst grown 1.5 feet!

well me and mack got to go to sunny california again in august! this time we were helping throw a bridal shower for miss kendall and then her bachlorette party! it was super fun! mack is an amazing travler! not only does he have ever flight attendant wrapped around his finger but he ususally just sleeps during the flight. we then came home and had a fun boating trip with my family. this was the firat time mack had ever been boating and he did okay.... he realy didn't love the life vest but quickly fell asleep on the boat. i did take him on a nice ery slow tub ride with his cousins chase and carson and his aunt nikki. he didn't think that was fun. he didn't like the water splasing his face. then came labor day weekend! last year we started the fun tradition of going to downey idaho at DownAtA hot springs camping place. My father in law Travis saves all of his extra wire all year and we kids strip it down to the copper and recycle it for money, then that money goes to all the familys and pays for everything even our gas money going up and down!! it is such a fun weekend!! last year i was 6.5 months pregnant and i still loved it! this year it was a lot more fun! so at the place we rent out the "overflow" area and have a nice grassy field usually to ourselves so we play fun games and lounge around. then they "resort" has a bi hotspring pool. when they fill up the pool everynight it comes from the srping at 107 degrees and they then add cooler water depending on how warm it will be the next day. that weekend was a little cooler so the pool was like a perfect abth tub temp. mackennon LOVES LOVES LOVES water and when it was warm and he didn't get cold he was in heaven! they alos have fun adult slides that i got to go down this year and that was fun. one of the days we were there we went into pcatello to get some amazing mexican food that me and cory crave all year round. this time w brought all 21 of us into the tiny restaruant and took over the place. the owner came in to help with our big group. since getting home we have been getting everything ready for his sad little circumscision that he will FINALLY be getting this tuesday.

( for you who don't know, no we did not circumscise him when he was born because he was in the nicu, then since he came home on oxygen his peditrician wanted all of his enegery to go into getting off of oxygen and thought that the procedure would only set him back... plus he said if we waited until he was 6 months old they could put him under so he didn't feel anything and we would know if he was healthy enough to have surgery. yes since we have to go to a pediatric urologist it took us 3 months to get mack in!)

As for me since our fun cali trip i have been (again) having stupid medical problems. when i came home i got very very dizzy and losing my hair like i just had a baby. so i thought i was anemic adn started taking iron pills. well a week into that i passedout in my bathroom and decided to finally go to the dr. they took about half of my blood and did tons of tests. well everything came back "normal".... so now i am still dizzy, started getting headaches, losing my memory, and extremely fatigued.. so i get to go visit a nuerologist next week!! i am scared but trying to keep busy so i don't think about it all day long!

Mr cory is still plugging away at work and cant wait until october to finally have is vacations!


Mrs kendall after her bridal sower with her rehersal bouguetMack loving the boating tubeMack, Carson, Chase, Nikki, and I tubingCamping in downey helping dad blow up the air mattressHaving his favorite treat... a suckerHis bestfriend and cousin Bridger Ready to go home