Saturday, June 30, 2012

What's Up

  • This weekend Ross and I are going to talk to a couple of lenders about getting pre-approved for a mortgage so that we can get our house hunt really rolling. 
  • Piper spent the night at the animal hospital after getting into some Stargazer Lilies. Beware cat owners, lilies and cats do not mix!
  • Just four days until our North Carolina vacation. I've been stockpiling small toys to give to Remy on the flight. This will be his first flight not on my lap and I am kind of looking forward to that!
  • The Stangers are coming in October and we are going to Green Valley Ranch for a few nights! I can't wait! 
  • Remy has finally going to start getting the number of Instructional Aide hours that he was assigned back in January. On top of the four hours a week they also owe us about 72 comp. hours so he is gonna be a very busy guy. His good buddy Christy is going to be doing two hours a week and there is a new lady we have yet to meet who will be doing the other two and then we will use an outside contractor to work on the comp. hours.  
  • Remy completes his autism clinic on the July 2nd and will get his official diagnosis from Nevada Early Intervention but we will also be getting a second opinion on July 19th from a psychiatrist at Harmony Healthcare.  Not because we don't trust EI but because it is required for insurance purposes. Still, a second opinion is always a good thing.  
I should have vacation pictures to post soon! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's Up and Red Rock Pictures

What's Up:

  •  On Sunday Mom and Dad watched Remy so Ross and I could go out and have some fun. We talked about going to see Prometheus but it was such a beautiful day we decided to go to Red Rock instead. What a great choice! We went to the Willow Springs picnic area near the back of the park and hiked the area a bit and got to see the famous pictographs and petroglyphs left long ago by the native american inhabitants of the valley.

  • My gastro doctor said my biopsies came back normal so now we just need to focus on healing my gastric erosions and avoiding any diverticulitis. He also said I need to try to minimize stress which I have already started to do because...
  • I recently joined a Yoga studio. I love it. It makes me feel amazing. I am so unaccustomed to feeling calm and relaxed that the first time I drove home after a class I felt like I was doing something wrong because usually when I am driving I have sweaty palms and am tense all over...but I got home fine so apparently you can operate a car when relaxed! 
  • I have also started seeing a psychologist to help with the anxiety. I have only gone twice but Ross went with me once and that was really interesting. It's awkward for me but I am glad that I am taking charge of my mental health and doing something good for me. 
  • Remy is in the middle of his long awaited Autism Clinic (which is the fancy name for Early Intervention's diagnosis process). He has completed his Bayley in which he scored at about the 17/18 month level, and the ADOS which I will not hear the results of until our final appointment which is with the pediatrician on July 2nd. I would love your prayers for the most accurate information possible from these evaluations and for peace for Ross and me no matter what the outcome is.  
  • Less than a month until our North Carolina vacation! We are going back for Ross's Dad's birthday which just happens to be on Independence Day so it will be a double celebration. A triple celebration if you count my birthday which we will also be there for. We'll be staying at his parent's lake house on the beautiful Lake Gaston. I can't wait for Remy to go on his first boat ride, I think he is going to love it. He is also going to love going swimming every day and playing on the big lawn that stretches from the house down to the lake. He doesn't get to play on a lot of grassy lawns in Las Vegas. 
  • I can't believe it isn't even summer yet. We've already had ten days over 100 degrees and we are supposed to reach 110 by the weekend. The Yukon's air conditioner is having a very hard time keeping up! It's gonna be a hot and sweaty summer!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Good Words

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." - Colossians 3:23

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"God is only up to good work."  -Ann Voskamp 

"I used to be afraid of failing at things that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter." -Bob Goff

"God, turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word." -Psalm 119:37

"The only way to live happily ever after is to do it one day at a time."  - Rachel Chan  

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" -Philippians 4:4