Thursday, October 16, 2008


Brian and Julia planned our family reunion this year. We went to disneyland for a week. We also spent 1 day at the beach which was great! We had a blast together as a family!

Our first day there!

He did not like it when I called him Frotto....Sorry Frollo

The character's were so cute all dressed up in there halloween costumes!

Eric and I at the beach.....

Yes we have disney shirts on...My mom bought them for us and we all (26 of us) had them on...We got the stare downs..But it was great!

Think it's time for a new post/update!

Eric and I had a bit of a scare the last month or so. I have been having some really bad headaches, and some pressure build up in my head. It has not been fun. I started by going to my family doctor to see if he could tell me anything. All he said was to just go get a brain MRI done because I have signs of a brain tumor. Well Eric and I didn't feel to comfortable with just getting the MRI done because my doctor was so iffy about it. We talked to some people and figured maybe it was possibly my sinuses. I went to an ear nose and throat doctor. He saw that one of my tubes in my ear was not closing all the way, and said that is usually caused from estrogen. He advised me to get off my birth control and see if that helps and we would check back in a month. Well with in the month I had gone for my annual eye exam for some new contacts. That Dr. told me that I had some swelling behind my eyes, and that he could see some lumps. He didn't act to fast on things, and there I was worried as heck. My sweet sister, Amy, has a friend in her ward that is an optometrist and she talked to him, and he wanted to take a look so he could send me in the right direction. Well, he saw the swelling as well. He made an appointment for me up at the Moran eye Center with a Neuro-Ophthalmologist. We just went up and saw her last week, she was 99% sure it was not a brain tumor. But to be sure she wanted me to get the brain MRI to be 100% sure. She described to me Pseudotumor Cerebri is what I have. The results of the MRI came back clear, and what a relieve that was! Thanks to the many prayers! My next step may be a spinal tap...So now we are praying again :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sun Valley

Eric and I had the opportunity to go up to Sun Valley last weekend with my mom and dad. My dad had a work convention up there, and invited us along for the ride. I think they invited us because being empty nester's now I think they get a little sick of each other. :) Anyways, we had a really good time. For all of you who know my mom know she REALLY likes to play games. So any chance we got we were back in our condo playing games. I must say though, it wasn't all that bad. There is not a ton of stuff to do in Sun Valley, it was more just a relaxing get-a-way which was well needed. We did ride the tram to the top of the mountain, which was beautiful. The last night we were there we watched the famous Ice show. Brian Boitano was the star performer, and he was amazing! It was fun to get away, and spend some quality time with my awesome parents! On the drive home mom gave us a tour of her old stompin grounds, Twin Falls! We stopped by my grandma and grandpa Cook's grave, and also by there old home. It was a blast!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cruise / Honeymoon

Eric and I were married on July 19, 2007. For our honeymoon we really wanted to go on a cruise. Our best friends had gone on cruises and we had heard only good things about them. The only down fall was that the summer time was not the best time to go on a cruise in the Carribean because of hurricane season and all that. Our friends were going on a cruise the next March, and invited us to go along with them. We decided that we could do that for our honeymoon and just do something small after the wedding. March couldn't come fast enough. We were so excited to leave. The ship we were going on was the largest ship that sails the ocean right now. We saw pictures and movies about our ship, but they did NO justice!! The day finally came. We woke up at 4 a.m. and headed to the airport. We flew to Atlanta airport where we then caught a plane to Miami. We cruised on Royal Carribean's Liberty of the Seas for 8 days. Our first stop was Labadee, Haiti which was Royal Carribeans private island. We just hung out at the beach and listened to the ocean. The next stop was Montego Bay, Jaimaca. There we had a 2 hour (scary) bus ride to Ochos Rios to hike up the Dunns River Falls. It was gorgeous! Third destination was The Grand Cayman Islands, which probably was our favorite stop. We went swimming with the stingrays, which was amazing, and went to hell :). It was probably the cleanest island, and not so scary. The last stop was Cozumel Mexico, where we swam with the dolphins. That was an experience of a life time!! It was hard to come home after that. I didn't know that a ship could entertain for that long. We were on it for 8 days, and still didn't get to see it all. It was unbelievable! The only problem is now if we go on a cruise it will never measure up, because it was the largest one! We had a blast and have so many memories of it.