Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Life of a Senior

When you are a high school senior, mail like this is very exciting!

So, she is in if she wants to go. U of U would be plan B - plan A is BYU Provo. This is the view of her dictating while I typed the final sentences of her BYU application essays for her.

Why would Lauren be doing this from a hospital bed? Well, she had severe abdominal pain for 6 days. By the 7th, it became horrible. The CT scan, ultrasound, xrays, and blood work showed nothing alarming. So they finally took her to surgery on Friday afternoon to look for the problem. The surgeon found an adhesion, which is a band of scar tissue which was pressing down on several sections of her bowel. She is now recovering. Never a dull moment!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Which child carved which pumpkin? Take a guess and then scroll down....

It is funny how this activity takes on the personalities of those participating. Some had to be given a time limit so that it didn't take all night.

Monday, November 1, 2010


The kids have all been busy with their school activities, so I'll start with Nathan....
Nathan is in 5th grade this year. My last year with a child in elementary school! He is in chorus and band, joined the recycling club and the art club and does cub scouts.

How is this for a creative Halloween costume? Cheap and easy and the best part is no black or gory or creepy creatures.

Band begins in 5th grade in Lake Zurich, so Nathan chose the saxophone (with some guidance from Rachel). He has only been playing for about 2 months and sounds quite good. He is getting bored with the songs assigned, so he thought he would try "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for fun.


Lauren - 1st day of Senior Year. She has only missed 3 or 4 days of school and the 1st quarter is almost over.
Last October, chemo ended and her hair has finally grown long enough to style and straighten. She still doesn't go in public without her wig though.

Early application deadline for BYU is Dec 1st so she is working on essays to finish that up. Wish her luck!