Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Hagerman holds a Fossil Days during the Memorial Weekend with a big parade (that Will missed because he had to go to dialysis). Then they have a big thing in the park with vendor booths and carnival rides and live music. We use to love going to this every year (yes, they have wonderful food like elephant ears and corn dogs) and Will didn't think he wanted to go. He really hasn't gone much out in the public except those few basketball games. But he went and because he has to stay out of the sun, the pictures are kind of dark, so sorry.
Will found a nice shaded booth and sat awhile to visit with friends. Above is Butch whose daughter had a heart/lung transplant years ago and was friends with Will. Sadly to say she isn't with us any longer but she made a great impression on Will. Her perseverance and her wonderful outlook on life really changed Will's attitude about transplants.
Here is Will with one of his favorite people, Marge Sligar. Marge hadn't seen Will in almost two years. She use to own a big swimming pool in the Hagerman Valley and opened it up to Will on the off hours so he could swim when he was a kid. That helped him so much. She also helped run CF swim-a-thons to help raise money to find a cure. Her heart is bigger than all of Idaho and she really loves Will. She use to sneak into his hospital room at night on her way home and give him licorice. I think the nurses knew, they just looked the other way. The world needs more people like her, for sure. We love her and her family so much.
As you can see, Will has had a very busy weekend with everyone home for the holiday. He got to see a few old friends that he hasn't seen in quite a while. We didn't get out in the boat (maybe tomorrow) because everyone was on the river this weekend. He likes to drive the boat so we shouldn't have too many boats out there, right???
I have one more week of school (Angel has two more weeks lol). Then "here comes summer" and fishing, fishing, fishing (with a little housecleaning in there somewhere). I hope all of you are getting ready for fun in the sun. Next week, on the third, we will be heading back down to SLC for Will's clinics. Hopefully we will get good reports all around. Please pray for that, thanks.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Above: Here's little Carson showing off for "Uncle Will" and Aaron. Isn't he cute?
Candace was down for the weekend and we had a lot of fun with her. Angel got some cute pictures and I will get them up on the blog so you can see how big she is getting. She went out fishing on our boat with her daddy and she loved it.
Monday, May 11, 2009
ABOVE: Will is sitting at the back of the boat just waiting for the "big one" to bite (it never did).
Kim is back there helping Will fish. After almost hooking him in the eye (yes, his good one) she was fired. But we sure laughed. Aaron is fishing on the other side of the boat. He was the only one, of six who fished, who caught any fish (4).
ABOVE: Angel and fishing just don't get along. So she brings a book. My mom even got a fishing license but she didn't get a worm wet, maybe next time.
Above: Here is my mom's dog, Tinker. She has a yellow doggie life preserver on. So Will put his life preserver on so Tinker wouldn't feel so embarrassed.
ABOVE: Will is taking a break from fishing and is enjoying a rice krispie treat. He's got it rough, doesn't he? Hayley and Riley White are fishing in the front of the boat. I guess Will didn't share his treats with them.
ABOVE: On the way back to the dock, the sun went down and it got cold, even for Will. Poor Will, he had to squeeze in between those two.
This is one of my favorite quotes about mothers:
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
For all you mothers out there-you know what I'm talking about.
MOTHER'S DAY 2009, WILL GO DOWN IN MY HISTORY AS ONE OF THE BEST!
I hope your day was as great as mine and I thank God that I was able to have my mom and my two kids with me.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Will is feeling good and today he goes to dialysis. He won't feel like it tonight but I bet we get the boat out this weekend FINALLY. That's all I want for Mother's Day is a good time on our boat and a little fishing thrown in. I can't think of anything better.
So that was a gentle reminder for everyone to not forget their mothers on Mother's Day this Sunday. If they are still with you-celebrate, and if they are not, remember and celebrate. Mother's are great people and I happen to have my fabulous mom close to me and my wonderful step-mom not too far away in Boise. I feel very blessed.
We go back to Salt Lake in the first week of June. They will be so surprised. We were just talking about how much we miss all of our wonderful friends in the hospital. If you are reading this, we love you all and will see you soon.
Will has been spending a lot of time with the TV set watching the Boston Celtics kick some serious fanny. They are very, very good. If you haven't been watching the playoffs-you are missing out. It's great to have Will able to watch the game. He doesn't get it all, but I remember last year in ICU listening to the game on XM radio because he couldn't see the TV at all. Will has come a long way since then. Thank you God.
We will have some great pictures of Mother's Day on Sunday night. Have a great rest of the week.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I know several of you are wondering---
yes, that is a life size cutout of John Wayne
in our family room (it's really called the John Wayne Room).
We have pictures of him on all the walls.
Here is a fun picture of them trying to teach the dog, Roxie, to sit and behave at the dinner table. No, she does not eat with us at the table. Roxie's not even allowed on the chairs.
I wanted a picture of Angel's little bump, which is now changing into a very big bump.
Angel is trying to make Will talk to his niece but he's not buying into it at all.
This is a great picture. Will is on the four wheeler and he took it for a drive down the lane to Brent's house. (all by himself) Angel is just trying to jump on but he left without her.
The pictures say it all. Will is feeling better and stronger than he ever has since surgery and Angel's get bigger and better.
Life is great!!
The weather was lousy all weekend again, on again off again rain and storm, so we couldn't take the boat out again. This is beginning to sound like a broken record. We are so ready.
Stay tuned, maybe we will be getting our boat out this week.
MAY IS OFFICIALLY CYSTIC FIBROSIS AWARENESS MONTH!
PLEASE GO OUT IN WILL'S NAME AND MAKE SOMEONE AWARE OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND THE NEED TO FIND A CURE. THANK YOU FROM OUR HEARTS-THE HARBISONS