Friday, September 19, 2008

Do Your Research!

Todd and I have been experiencing an increase in back pain for about the last year. We'll we've never really been comfortable but it's been getting worst. The problem? Our mattress!
When Todd and I first got married we didn't have a bed, we actually slept on a blow up mattress that we borrowed from his sister Camille for about 3 weeks. I was trying to find something we could afford and came upon an ad telling me of a warehouse in Murry that would take the extra mattress sets that were the results of over stock, wrong orders, etc. We went, we saw, we bought the first King we laid on and that felt comfortable.
Now had we done our research completely, we would have tried some out at other stores near by, found out our sleep number to decide if we needed something, hard, soft or in the middle. But as most newly weds are I would think, we just wanted to get off the floor and into a bed as soon as possible.
The bed came at a steal of a deal, but when delivered, in order to get into the basement apartment we lived in, had to be slightly bent which caused a few springs to spring out of place. We would flip the bed every few months as instructed but the lack of support was starting to wear.
Now 3 1/2 months shy of the 2 year mark that we have had it, we wake up in pain, having a bear of a time just to move our bodies out of bed. We're trying to buy a memory foam topper through KSL just to help us get through 2 more years before we can think about replacing the entire bed.
So word to the mattress seeking pairs, take your time, find out what you like! I'm not saying the overstock warehouses are bad, in fact when we do go to look again I will peruse them again. Just do your research!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A sign of things to come?....

I'm hoping that N's display of love toward Todd today is a sign that sharing will be an easy concept for her to grasp......but I'll keep praying just to cover my bases.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It's not the chicken pox...

So N does not have a stomach virus, but she does have Roseola. Her fever broke and then yesterday we noticed a rash on her stomach and back. First thoughts, chicken pox. But after going to the doctors today, and waiting in the car (because if it was chicken pox they didn't want to spread it) Dr. C informed me that it was Roseola. She was only contagious while she had her fever, now that it is over and she's spotted red, she's okay to take out in public. Kinda funny. But we still are giving her Tylenol to help with her discomfort for the next 3 days.

This isn't N but it show's you what she looks like right now.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sick "Wee One-der"

N was running a slight temp for 2 1/2 days and then Monday night it peaked to 102 degrees. I call the after hours doctors line and the nurse says really all I can do since she's just cranky and runny a temp is give her Tylenol. Right after I hang up the phone, N gets really cranky and then not 5 mins pass and she vomits all over the kitchen floor! She's never emptied her entire stomach before so I was on the phone again with after hours setting up an appointment for N to be seen while I'm taking her to the tub to wash up. She normaly goes to be between 7 and 7:30 pm. Poor wee one was out like a short like on the living room floor at 6:30pm. I had to wake her up and take her in for her 7:30 pm appointment. She has a stomch virus it looks like :( Just have to help her while it passes, but to "keep an eye on it" because "things like this can turn into appendicitis" !!!! What a way to freak a mom out. But I know that this probably wont turn into that.

P.S. When we got back from Arizona for Grandma's funeral we noticed Todd's bike had been stolen! Right when we had the money to fix the brakes and replace the chain and fix the tires for school, it gets stolen. Great! I guess no evening rides for me :(

Monday, September 1, 2008


I got tagged by Emily! So here I go.

The Rules:-Link the Person who Tagged you-Mention rules on your blog-Tell about 6 quirks of yours-Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same-Leave a comment to let them know.

1. My daughter grinds her teeth and it just urks me!

2. I wish it was acceptable by societies standards to assist the elderly population with plucking the long chin hairs they are oblivious to. Sometimes I just want to grab some tweezers and pluck them out! Poor old people.

3. When I get really excited I tend to bring my hands to my mouth and have my fingers all touching tips. Todd thinks it's cute.

4. I love the way Q-Tips feel when I clean my ears. Oh, so gooooood.

5. I have this habit of slapping my sister on the butt when I'm there visiting, it's become a challenge between us. Todd doesn't like it when she slaps mine. "No, no I don't."-Todd

6. I'm an organization freak! I love labels and special compartments and having order to everything. (When I'm at Home Depot or Lowe's I have to stop and look at the Closet Organizers and dream :) IKEA has great ideas too! To Organize, is my passion. I'm great at packing too! I can fit just about anything and eveything you need to in the space provided. I love the challenge.

I would like to know the quirks of: Andrea, Calli, Mitch, Lindsey, and Amber

Why I'm (still) a Mormon

I don't expect much more to ever be posted on this blog, and I'm largely just posting this to share it with some particular friends....