{five things • xxvii}

February 18, 2013 1 Comments
– one –
I am terribly slow at posting this Five Things, but it’s for good reason.

Last week, Bryson got really sick. It started just like any other stomach ailment, but quickly escalated until we were fairly certain he was suffering from appendicitis. So we spent the greater part of Valentine’s Day getting him tested for a bunch of things and having a CT scan at the hospital. He was in a great deal of pain and unable to sit at all– he either had to be laying down or pacing while we waited for results.

And then after all that, every test and scan came back totally clean and clear. So the doctors gave him a tentative diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis– which basically means “we don’t know what is causing this.” He had to stay in bed for awhile and keep to a bland diet, but he is doing a bit better now. I wish he would take it a little easier, but yesterday he insisted on attending all his meetings and today he is at work as usual. It’s still not gone, but he is no longer in constant serious pain, so I am tremendously grateful for that.

Now I just need a few days convalescence to recover myself!

– two –

This little munchkin is officially a baby on the move.
He started army crawling a couple weeks ago, and already he is getting up on his knees and motoring around the house pretty quickly.

I can’t leave him alone for a second.
But I like spending time with this little guy, so it’s all good.

– three –

Rounding the corner of my neighborhood and seeing this every day always makes me smile.

The work on the temple is coming along quickly, and they just brought in a new crane to start on the stone facing this week. Pretty exciting!!!

– four –

I’m going to try and post a couple of playlists here in the next few days. One is my standard go-to when I’m having a rough day, and the other is a collection of Easter-appropriate contemporary Christian tracks. I love, love, love Easter time, and I hope that you will enjoy bringing Christ-centered music into your day as much as I have! Here’s one of my favorite songs just to whet your appetite. Bethany Dillon & Matt Hammit’s version of “In Christ Alone.”

– five –

There is a storm brewing in our house of late. You see, tomorrow is the Big Game.
BYU vs. USU basketball.
Have mercy.

My parents were able to snag some tickets last minute, and already the kids have taken sides. Taylor is a true blue dyed in the wool Cougar, and Reilly is passionate about her Aggies. Seriously.

Being that I am the only member of the family who has actually attended both schools, I am always caught in the middle. And honestly, it doesn’t matter one bit to me who wins or loses. But you may want to batten down the hatches if you’re in the area…

• • •

And those are my Five Things for the week!
Thanks to Heather for hosting our regular blog hop!

February 18, 2013


1 Comment

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    Heather@Women in the Scriptures

    February 19, 2013

    oh, your baby is so cute. amazing how big they get so fast. that is really funny that you have an aggie and a cougar fans in your family. Jon went to both schools too and one time we went to a byu usu game all wearing byu hats but usu shirts, we have divided loyalty i guess 🙂
    But hey, the colors were the same so it worked!


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