Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A few random thoughts

March has been a different month for us.  After the marathon virus that we all shared in February, I was looking forward to cleaning my house and working on some projects.  However, that almost never happens.  (Although I did reach my goal of less Phineas and Ferb for Kaity).
We did buy a super pass to Trafalga.  It's been a lot of fun so far and Kaity especially loves the carousel in Lehi.  Jared and I enjoy getting out somewhere for an hour or two and not having to worry about going over budget.
We found out earlier this month that my sister is having a boy.  She has decided to name him after our brother, Brett, who passed away shortly after birth.  They're still working on a middle name, I vote for Darrell. 
I was very excited this last weekend to go to the temple with my family.  It is so great to be reminded of the eternal nature of families, and I am so excited that we were able to find and do the work for some of our Lebanese/Syrian ancestors.  My cousin Tammy did such an awesome job finding all the important dates.  While we were packing to head up to my parents house, we got a text from my mom saying that my grandpa fell and was in the hospital.
I've been avoiding this subject lately because I really don't want to think about it.  When my Grandma Webb started forgetting things and falling, I was kind of expecting it: she had been sick for a very long time.  Grandpa Z, however, was always the "healthy one."  He would take me on rollercoasters and 4-wheeling and shooting.  I'll never forget when he showed up the day before my senior prom with a gun...turned out it was just a coincidence - he was cleaning out his storage and wanted me to have it because I was the only one who shot it.  Granted, I don't shoot very often, only once a year...but I love that he thought of me.
I went to see Grandpa in the hospital this weekend, and he was really out of it.  He did, however, know that the golf Masters are in a few weeks - he loves any kind of sport!  I also loved seeing that he was wearing the necklace I gave him when I was little.  Because my Grandpa's parents were Catholic, he always wore a St. Christopher's medal.  When I was little, we gave him a new silver chain to wear it.  It was a bit too long, so we had the chain shortened and a matching bracelet made for me.  Of course it doesn't fit anymore, but it'll be good for Kaity in a year or so.  Anyway, when my grandpa became active in the LDS church, he stopped wearing the medal but kept the necklace.
I was Grandpa's little girl.  There was nothing I couldn't get if I just asked - this includes making my cousins stop their pick-up basketball game to let 5 year old me play basketball with them.  I remember Easter egg hunts using his ballcap as a basket to collect my spoils.  I also remember dressing up in every scrap of orange I could find during deer-hunting season just so I could be like Grandpa.  Of course, I've never been hunting - it doesn't even remotely appeal to me.
Grandpa is back at home now, but he has fallen again.  They are having a nurse, aide, and physical therapist come out a few times a week to help him get better, but I don't think that there's going to be a lot of improvement.
Every time I see my grandfather now, I am grateful for eternal families and that day, 14ish years ago, when my grandparents were sealed to each other and their sons for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm an Aunt (part IV)!!

Yesterday at 6:30ish, Evelyn Lane Funderburk was born by c-section!  Congrats Mandy & Ryan, Evie is beautiful!

PS The count is now 4 blue and 2 pink - this is my first niece!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


My best friend is in labor today and I'm way excited and totally impatient to hear how things are going!  Probably less impatient than she and Ryan are right now, but still...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The count is now 4-1 in favor of the blue team:
Penguino (to be named later, and arriving in August):
Congrats Sean & Jennie (and thanks for being so awesome, too)!

And the Winner Is


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Giveaway wrap-up!

Now is the time to get in your points for the water bottle/healthy giveaway!  Remember, you get 1 point per week for completing your personal goals, and 1 point per week for working on the group goal.  I am sorry I didn't post this earlier, but we had the plague at our house and were all completely out of it.  At one point, I even went to stay at my mom's so that she could watch Phred while I slept.
Anyway, there were a total of 4 weeks that you could have earned points, and you earned one for just signing up.  That means that you could have up to 9 points, each corresponding to an entry in the giveaway.
Points are due by March 14th at midnight.  I will draw the winner and announce it on March 15th, you will then have 48 hours to contact me so that I can mail you the water bottle.  Good luck!