Sunday, March 29, 2009

To Keep in Your Prayers

On Friday morning while at work I get a phone call from my mom telling me that Taylor was being rushed in an ambulance to the hospital-and that was pretty much it-I left work shortly after to head to the hospital.  She hasn't been able to breath well on her own so they have had her on oxygen tubes for three days now.  Last night she took a turn for the worse but she seems to be improving today.  This morning I asked some of my closest friends to fast and pray for her with the rest of our family; then this afternoon Phillip, Carleton, and my dad gave her another blessing.  I know that because of those things she is going to recover much sooner.  

Carleton has been great, we've gone to see the little one everyday and he'll sing or hum to her for several minutes, then when he stops Taylor will try to hum herself, she is so precious, she's got such a beautiful (weak at the moment) voice that just melts your heart.  He's gonna make such a great dad someday.  We also decided to clorox pretty much every square inch of their house, I mean EVERYTHING, under, on top of, and around every toilet, sink, bed frame, fridge, I mean you name it, it's clean-nobody else is going to get sick in that house!

Jesica and Phillip are such amazing parents, they've been there the whole time, Jes has even attempted sleeping in the tiny baby bed with Taylor so she doesn't get so scared when the doctors and nurses come in at all hours of the day and night to do all sorts of treatments on her.  Here's a little excerpt from my sister's blog. 

"Here we are on day 3 and most of the day showed no improvement.  In fact, she had gone from needing 1 liter of oxygen to 3.  I was so frustrated and tired. I haven't been sleeping well and worried sick....
...Today Taylor received a blessing and we witnessed a small miracle!  Soon after that blessing she went from 100% lethargic to climbing all over the crib, smiling, laughing, playing with toys, and down to .5 liters of oxygen!  Her fever has dropped from 104.4 to 97.9.  We are truly blessed.  Every time I hear a blessing I get great comfort in knowing that my Heavenly Father is taking care of me and my family.  I can feel Him here helping to make my baby girl strong."

It's really hard seeing all the tubes and IV in her and hearing her whimper and scream when she's feeling strong enough.  She's one tough cookie though and we know our little Taylor can get over whatever this turns out to be.  Please keep her in your prayers, she needs all the help she can get right now.  

Monday, March 9, 2009


Today is little Taylor's birthday! We celebrated last week before Carleton left for Alaska (10 whole days, ugh) then we went to dinner again tonight for her actual birthday, she is quite the little pill!  Happy birthday, little one!  

New Blog

I made a blog of pictures I've recently taken, I love taking pictures, and I love it when the people I'm shooting love it almost as much as I do.  Check out my pictures and let me know what you think!


We had some friends from church/school over for a bonfire to get to know each other a little better.  We had hotdogs, s'mores, cheerwine and more!  For many it was their first experience of the North Carolina soft drink.  I'm so glad we have my parents and their sweet house/backyard close by so we can have get-togethers like time movie on the lawn?  Thanks to all who came, we had a great time! Also, thanks Doreen for the pics- I snagged them off your blog:)

Last Duke home game

So despite my love for Carolina basketball and dislike for Duke basketball, Carleton took me to some games at Cameron indoor this season... I have since learned a few things...

1. Sadly I now can name and point out more Duke players than UNC players:(
2. Cameron Crazies and all the other fans can be huge jerks
3. I still really really really don't like Coach K
4. As much as I hate to admit it, a live Duke game is more fun to attend than a live Carolina game.  The crowd, the bouncing, the crazy towel guy, the closeness, the heat, it all adds up to a more intense experience.
5. Camping for tickets is fine, sounding a horn/alarm at all hours of the night and morning is not fine. Nobody has gone, it just ticks people off, some people have school and work and need sleep!  I guess misery loves company.
6. But lastly and most importantly I still am and always will be a Tarheel!

Things I really don't like about duke basketball...

when the fans heckle and are mean to the other team.  They do this pretty much right in their face, they're practically touching the players when they run by or throw the ball in after a foul.
 My view being blocked by this fro, so annoying.

here's my favorite things about attending Duke Basketball games, most of these you wouldn't see if you're not there...

Blue Devil surfing across the band students, they go pretty much the length of the floor, it's fun to watch them get up after they've been "surfed" over and throw their bodies on the floor at the end of the line to do it all over again..over and over again.

Krzyzewski's Chefs- there's always a group of "chefs" typically with cooking tools pinned all over them in the front of one of the student sections

The most recognizable fan: the crazy towel guy-he's had season tickets for the past 27 years, he's there every game and all the students start chanting "crazy towel guy", when they get loud enough he stands and swings his towel.  

*It was a fun season, but I'm glad Roy's boys were able to pull out a W over the devils both games this season! How bout them heels?!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Love my Husband

So, my poor husband was sick...really sick-I mean coughing up blood, no appetite, barely able to get out of bed, really high fever for days kind of sick.  BUT despite how awful he was feeling he still wanted to make our valentine's day nice.  Since he didn't have an appetite we decided to wait to go to a really nice restaurant, I still got roses, we still had a nice dinner out, and he gave me one or maybe five of his famous massages!  He even watched Gidget with me.  Seriously-what a trooper!   Our valentines day turned into a valentines week full of surprises!  Here's a salute to Carleton for being so great and going the extra mile when he can barely walk!