Many of you may or may not have heard of Awkward Family Photos. They are on my blog list over there. I love it, cracks me up. Well, a while back I submitted some photos. They got a book deal and asked if they could put one of my photos in the book. Heck yes!! Who wouldn't allow that kind of fame? The book is out for preorder on amazon, borders, etc... It's due out May 4th and Duncan and my sister Andrea are in it! All thanks to me and my genius!! I highly recommend it, simply because I am apart of it!!
PS-Keep praying for my dad. It is so critical at this point.
Many of you may know that my dad has suffered with Leukemia since May of 2008. He was put into a drug induced coma at that point for about 2 months. He then had to go through rehab for quite a while. He had to teach his body things again that are so normal to the rest of us, that we often take them for granted. He got to come home in November 2008. He seemed to be doing so much better. He was taking longs walks everyday(he could hardly move after the coma), playing guitar again, etc... He was able to go back to work last May. After 2 days, he got sick and found out he had pneumonia and that his cancer had returned.
This time around he had to get a stem cell transplant. My Aunt Krsten was the donor. They had to kill off all of his bone marrow, then replace it with her stem cells. This was towards the end of the Summer. He is still in the hospital and has been struggling so much. Every time things seem to getting better there is another setback. Well, now there is a huge set back. Last night he was intubated, put into his 3rd coma, due to bleeding in his lungs. They did a biopsy to see if there is an infection or if his lungs are breaking down. He is in our Heavenly Father's hands now. All we can really do is pray at this point. That is what I am asking anyone who may read this. Please pray for him. If it is His will that my dad should be with Him, then I suppose I will have to accept that when that time may come. But my dad is only 55, I have never gotten close to him. I don't really have a relationship with him. So now I am in a bit of a panic mode here. I want another chance with him. I don't want any regrets about our relationship. I don't want my mom to be alone. I am not ready, and I am hoping that my dad isn't ready for this either, but it seems he realizes what this all could mean.
Please pray for him. Please!!
My very talented niece is in an art contest. She needs as many votes as possible to win. She is an amazing artist and I would totally brag about her talents any day. This is one of those days. All you have to do is click this link and vote for her. I know you'll want to. There are no strings attached here. I promise. You won't even feel forced because her artwork is THAT good. Thank you!! You won't regret it!
and this site has a huge giveaway that ends tonight...Saturday. I wan't going to tell you because I wanted to win myself, but if she gets over 150 comments Amazon will release a $300 gift card for 3rd prize! So go to her site and enter there is a ton of cool stuff she is giving away!!!
This is my least favorite time of year, but I have tried to be more positive. I don't want summer to be here already (in Utah we don't have Spring). I just don't like the half year of cloudy weather. And I am still bummed that Christmas is over, even though it's been over for a month. Today the sun is shining, which is so unlike Utah in February. I should be grateful for this and soak up all the vitamin D I can. Instead, I am sitting here, thinking about the chaos that took over my house in the last few days. Not that anything out of the ordinary happened, just messy kids and that always happens. I should clean it up, but eh, I don't want to right now.
I am a little concerned, my funny writing abilities have faded over the last little while. I have been so out of practice that now I can't even think of funny things. You all must be so disappointed in me. Luckily, I can still entertain people in person.
I have really gotten into the show "Ghost Hunters." I have never really believed in the paranormal, and I still don't, but I LOVE this show. I watch it every night right before bed and it helps me relax before I go to sleep. I have always loved spooky things and getting startled. This show doesn't even do that for me, but I still love it. I suppose it's the histories of old and sometimes mysterious places. It could also be the sugar beet factory behind my house. It looks creepy. I love that about it. I think I will invite TAPS(the atlantic paranormal society) aka Ghost Hunters over. I love telling people, whenever there is a weird sound or something falling or being moved somehow, that it's paranormal. I know all the technical terms, so I sound pretty awesome. Better pull out the K2 meter to check the EMF levels and then start an EVP session. Sounds good right?
This is all so completely random, but there is nothing going on in my life, haha. What is going on in yours? No one is blogging or commenting on blogs anymore. I miss you all. Come back.
Rozzy is still half bald and yet somehow people are telling me she has so much hair. I tell them, "Thanks. She used to have more until her sister cut half of it off." Then they say, "Oh, really? I didn't even notice." Let's be honest here, people! She is half bald, quite literally. She has stubby hair all over that can't be covered or hidden without a hat. I won't be offended if you shout, "Oh my gosh! What happened?! Her hair is hideous! Please hide her poor horrible head of half hair!"
I am a Colorado girl who met and married a Utah man in July 2003. We live in Utah with our 7 beautiful children: Duncan(12), Liam(11), Gwendolyn(9), Rosaline(8), Alastair(6), and Briony (3), Felicity(3 m). I am sure there are more babies coming for us in the future. I guess you'll just have to read along and find out!