Friday, January 8, 2010

It's All Becoming Clear!

Paul was one of those kids that started wearing glasses at age five.At age thirteen he switched to contacts. At age thirty-one he decided it was time to be done. Saying GOOD bye to contacts.

He had three long weeks of glasses. He was reminded of what a pain glasses are as he went out sledding with the family. What a good day January 8,2010 to take off his glasses one last time.

Paul's parents were great to come and help us get our kids off to school.

All checked in and now we wait.

Ready to go...

I got to come a long. He needed someone to give him a ride home.

He was in good hands.

Love the color.

The Doc. said that everything was good to go!

It was neat to watch the procedure on a TV. My kids always pull their eyelids down and say, "You can see my blood." As they pulled Paul's eyes back that was the first thing that came to my mind. I can see you blood. All in all the day has been good. The kids got off to school, and Paul is all ready seeing things more clearly. I am very excited for Paul to have this new year to enjoy without dealing with contacts and glasses.

Well, he traded glasses and contacts in for a couple of plastic covers. I am not sure that this is really a better look, but it's only for a few days. The redness however, may take a few weeks to clear up. It will all be worth it in the end!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Paul!

Sunday has it's pros and cons for a birthday: you don't have to work, but you can not just go out to eat. I was going to go ahead and make a big breakfast and then my very next thought was "it's fast Sunday". So NO breakfast for Paul. The other sad things is that the one thing that he had told me he really wanted was sold out at three different stores. So, NO new Mario game for the Wii for Paul.

The kids made lots of cards and gave him a few pieces of candy wrapped up with lots of tape.

I hope that he likes the drill that I got him. He may know that this gift is more for me than him. I have been complaining about our crapy drill for the last couple of months.

He doesn't get to open his presents until after church. When we can have a little party. So even though things haven't gone like I would have liked them to. I hope that all the little things we do will at least show Paul how much we love and appreciate him.

Happy Birthday !

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I love the start of a new year. My brother is getting baptized tomorrow and it has caused me to reflect on my own baptism. I was baptized Jan 1 1989. My birthday is actually in November, but the ward building we were attending at the time was under construction so my baptism had to be post pond. Because I had to wait my Mother thought it would be nice to have my special day on the first of the year.

So here we are again at the start of a new year! The unknown, isn't it a little bit exciting. There are a few things you can anticipate: Holidays, birthdays, maybe a vacation or two, work days, and laundry days. Some of the same old same old, but without question there will be some surprises. Hopefully some surprises will be good inevitably some will not be so good, but this is life.

This last week of December 2009 has been the best! Paul took the week of work. It has been so nice to have my family home. We have played together and worked together. I love the memories we are building with our kids, and I am really excited to have another year to continue building wonderful memories together.

Some of my excitement for the new year is probably due to the fact that for the last two years we have been telling are kids that when Bonnie is Four years old we will all go to Disney Land. It is hard to believe, but my little one turns four this year! I have only been to Disney Land once myself so I am very excited to go back and share the magic with my kids.

2009 a year full of magic and memories!