Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Updates

Haven't blogged in a while so thought I would share some new stuff with us. As most of you know, Brock has been going in for routine EEGs to figure out his seizures. Doctors have never noticed actual seizure activity on the EEGs until this last one which is the biggest blessing! Apparently, his medications were covering the seizure activity, but now that he's not taking hardly any medications, the activity finally showed on the test. This means the doctors can tell exactly where the seizures are occuring in his brain. The great news in this is Brock's current doctor, Dr. Varma, wants Brock to be admitted into the University of Utah hospital's progam for seizure correcting brain surgery. Essentialy, the doctors will remove the part of his brain, provided it doesn't effect his speech, motor skills, etc, and his seizures will be gone...FOREVER! We are so excited to get started in this process and are very greatful for this great news. It's kind of bitter sweet having a husband with seizures because my dad had seizures because of his brain tumor. As we all know, trials that we go through in life tend to prepare us for something else we will go through later. This may sound stupid, but there have been so many times when I've wondered if my dad had to die to prepare me for having a husband who would be sick or having something happen to him young. After going through this, I've realized that I wouldn't have known how to react to a person with seizures or be okay with my husband needing brain surgery. Because I've been through my dad having a couple brain surgeries and seeing him have seizures, it has made it so easy for me to just go with the flow on these things. I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father prepared me for this because Brock is the most important part of my life! (I totally sound like a Utah Mormon wife right now....)

So onto fun stuff....We finally got Brock a NEW wedding band - yes that's right...I said new. He seemed to have lost his original one. He didn't get anything fancy this time - just a plain white gold band. I actually like it better than the last one, although I wish he wouldn't have lost it! We made sure to get this one tight so he won't be tempted to take it off and play with it like he did with his first one.

Another thing we are excited about is that we are going to disneyland with Brock's family in December. I can't wait!!! It's going to be tough because it's the week before finals so we are definitely going to have to take some time to fit studying in. I also want to go see Wicked in LA while we are there because rumor has it the tickets will be $300 EACH here in Salt Lake which would make that impossible!!! I'm just looking forward to another vacation. And, the week after we get home, I will graduate which is especially exciting!! Everything is changing so much for us right now, and it truly is an adventure. I have no idea what the next 4 months have in store for me as far as work goes. We'll see!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My friend sent me this - watch it!

This is an issue in the upcoming election.  Watch this video.  It's absolutely INSANE!!!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dani's Ohio Trip

I just had the chance to go back to Ohio with my mom and her husband. I love going back and seeing my family and feeling "at home" again. My grandpa had a little get-together of my mom's side of the family. I love seeing all my great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins. We even found out when we were there that my uncle in Germany is expecting a baby! (Total shocker because his youngest is 7 right now!)

I got to go to the Kirtland Temple, although I didn't do the tour. I've done it enough times, and frankly, I just don't like going through with people from a different church who don't always get their facts strait! (The RLDS church owns the temple). I was so excited to get some pictures, but it was a completely overcast day which makes for white backgrounds - not so pretty. Maybe next time!

Brock and I were talking about possibly going back next summer. My grandma cried when we left, and it's so hard to leave her knowing she really doesn't have anyone there who loves her! (Except my aunt, but she's always really busy). I love me family so much and am very happy that I got to go back and spend time with them.





























The one in the browns shirt is my second cousin, Brett. He is the only cousin I have close to my age (even though he's my great-uncle's son). We grew up playing all the time. I used to be stronger than him, but as you can see now, I'm not!! He towers over me and he's a year younger!






Here's some pics of me and my grandpa and my grandma with mom.